BB Riverboats presents its New Year’s Eve Cruise. Ring in the New Year on the river! Cincinnati’s sparkling skyline provides a spectacular view. Includes a three-entree buffet, entertainment, a split of champagne at midnight, late night snack buffet and party favors. $80 per person. 9 p.m. 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, 859- 261-8500.
Celebrate NYE at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center with an open bar, appetizer buffet and music by Atomic Thrill Club. Includes midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m. $75. 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, 513-284-6550 or 859-957-1940.
The Drawbridge Inn’s NYE Ballroom Bash has music by a DJ, snacks, party favors and a cash bar. Room packages available.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents the Masquerade NYE Concert & Ball. Concert at 7:30 p.m., retire to the ballroom after for dancing and merriment. Masks are optional. Concert tickets from $10; Ball tickets from $150. 7:30 p.m. 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-3300.
The Hamilton County Park District presents the Family New Year’s Eve. The early NYE party is appropriate for children with balloon sculptures, a magician, face painting, a ball drop and more. $5 per child. Adults are free. Registration required by Dec. 28. Sweetwine Banquet Center in Woodland Mound, 600 Nordyke Road, Anderson, 513-521- PARK.
Know Theatre and CityBeat present a password entry and evening of swing at a roaring ‘20s inspired speakeasy. DJ, beer tasting and party favors. $12 in advance and $20 at the door. 8 p.m. 1120 Jackson St., Gateway Quarter, 513- 300-5669.