12 Places to Ring in the New Year in Wichita

This post is from December 2015, but still has some great options to check out for this year!

New Year's Eve Wichita

New Year’s Eve Hotel Specials in Wichita:

  • Hyatt Regency Wichita: Lucky People Band will be live to help ring in the New Year. Two options for your evening include an overnight stay with dinner, party entrance, breakfast buffet and late check out for $319/couple or you can enjoy the “Dinner and Party Only” package for $95.00/person. Dress for the evening is dressy casual but 1920’s attire is encouraged.
  • Ambassador Hotel Collection: Experience 31Midnight an Ambassador Affair. It includes valet parking, dinner at Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, party in the Regent Room with chef-inspired food stations, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, cash bar and entertainment by The Source Band beginning at 9pm available for $99/person.
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton @ The Waterfront: New Year’s Eve packages includes a night of luxury in your choice of suite, bottle of champagne, two keepsake champagne glasses and party favors. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres with beer and wine will be available from 5-7pm with live jazz entertainment and a cash cocktail bar. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet will be available the following morning. Rates start at $155/night.

New Year’s Eve Shows in Wichita:

  • Roxy’s Downtown: Start your evening with an appetizer and cocktail hour from 7-8pm, followed by a 3-course dinner from 8-9pm. The show will start at 9pm and conclude with countdown to the New Year. Enjoy drinks from the bar and music provided by the DJ. Tickets purchased before Christmas are $75 and after Christmas are $85.
  • The Looney Bin: Ventriloquist Marc Rubben will perform two shows on New Year’s Eve. The first show will be at 7:30pm and tickets are $13. The 10pm show includes the after party with party favors and a champagne toast for $26.
  • The Cotillion: Kansas natives Logan Mize and Jill Martin will be in concert starting at 9pm. Advance tickets are $25 and $30 at the door.

New Year’s Eve Parties in Wichita:

  • Blu Nightclub: Spend your night with glasses of champagne for $1 or $10 for the bottle. Reserve a table for 4, party favors and a bottle of champagne for $40 in advance and $50 the day of. Without reservations there will be a $10 cover.
  • Ernie Biggs: This piano bar is hosting a huge masquerade party with a champagne toast at midnight. Entry with reservation is $20 and without a reservation is $10. Piano show will play from 8:30pm-1:30am in the main piano room and DJ Justin Fresh all the way from NYC will start spinning at 10pm in the upstairs club.
  • Oeno Wine Bar: All That Glitters is Gold is the theme for the night at Oeno Wine Bar. Doors open at 7:30 and your $55 entry fee includes a dinner buffet {including steak, chicken and seafood}, DJ, champagne toast at midnight and balloon drop with prizes. You can register online. If you’re interested in staying downtown you could also get a room for $99 at Hotel at Waterwalk that includes a shuttle to and from Oeno Wine Bar. You must mention the Oeno event when booking for the special rate.

New Year’s Eve Restaurant Events in Wichita:

  • Taste and See: Taste and See’s third annual New Year’s Eve event offers before party dinners from 5-8pm with a 3-course meal for $33 or an after hours party from 10pm-2am with an appetizers buffet, light music, drinks and a champagne toast at midnight for $33. Menu will be available for viewing on their Facebook page.
  • Gianni Bacci’s: Celebrate NYE Rat Pack style. There will be finger foods, live music and champagne toast at midnight. Drink specials for the night will be throwbacks to the era for only $5. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be booked online.

New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day Fun Runs:

  • If you’re nothing like me and want to be active on New Year’s Eve there is the Hangover Half Series! The Resolution Run (5K) starts the series at 5pm at the El Dorado 4-H Building, followed by the Run in the New Year 5K starting at 11:45pm at the Wichita Boathouse, and ending with the Hangover Half Marathon or 5K at 9am or 9:30 respectively on New Year’s Day (also starting at the Wichita Boathouse). All three races offer participation awards and age group winners will receive additional prizes. You can run in one or all three but if you participate in all three you will receive a commemorative embroidered pullover! Prices vary per event and registration date.

This list is nowhere near exhaustive, but hopefully it will provide you with at least one option for your evening. The only thing it can’t do is provide a babysitter!

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