There are more places to party and fun things to see and do for New Years Eve 2017 in Nebraska than you can imagine from Lincoln, Omaha to Norfolk, Bellevue cities. Besides giving visitors an opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage the state has to offer, and the many natural wonders, the state takes its NYE celebration seriously from laid back events to high end galas. Read on to find out about a few venues that should be on your “must do” list when it comes welcoming in 2016.
Best Parties & NYE Fireworks
You can celebrate New Years Eve in Nebraska at Lincoln’s historical Grand Manse by solving a well played out murder mystery. The evening starts with cocktail hour after which the guests solve the murder, followed by a delicious dinner. This event also includes live music, appetizers, a cash bar, and complementary champagne for the midnight toast. Another fun place to check out is Lincoln’s Zoo Bar, which typically presents blue music. The Zoo Bar’s the New Years Eve party begins early in the evening with live music.
Embassy Suites in Lincoln also offers live music and overnight packages that include a manager’s reception, special party favors, complimentary champagne, all presented in their ballroom and accommodations for the night are included. If possible, it’s always a good idea to shop around for special package deals if you’re planning on spending NYE in Nebraska.
Fun will be had by all on NYE 2016 in Nebraska at the Lincoln Children’s Museum starting at 6:00pm when the entire family will have access to 3 floors of fun, exploring a variety of exhibits. Families will have the opportunity to celebrate NYE and be back home early because at 8:00pm a ball drop, made up of 1,200 balloons will close out the evening. The kids (and parents) will receive party favors, hats and glow sticks at this fun event.
The whole family will delight in the First Night of Play New Years Eve in Nebraska event including a tasty pizza dinner, face painters, a goodie bag, dance party, balloon artists and more. First Night in Council Bluffs is a special experience as well, with live music performances, vendors, games and interactive crafts for the kids. Another fun NYE experience for the whole family would be at the Hendry Doorly Aquarium & Zoo in Omaha with themed activities and a beach ball drop.
With Omaha’s 40 city blocks alight with millions of seasonal lights in the downtown area New Years Eve in Nebraska just gets better. It’s all a part of the city’s Festival of Lights and TD Ameritrade will brighten the skies above on NYE with their fantastic fireworks display. The fireworks, which typically begin at 7:00 pm, are choreographed to music that is composed especially for the occasion. The event is expected to draw approximately 30,000 people, and the fireworks display itself will be visible from several locations. Visitors can also take a Riverboat cruise, a fun way to spend New Year Eve 2016 in Nebraska.
Accommodations for NYE
Popular Nebraska accommodations include the Embassy Suites and Chase Suite Hotel in Lincoln, and the Omaha Hotel and Hotel Deco XV in Omaha. If you are planning to spend your New Year 2016 and Christmas holidays in the United States, early hotel booking is strongly recommended.