Whether you’re looking for a late night on the town or a way to celebrate the new year with your family, Toledo and the surrounding area have a number of events to consider. Here are our favorites: (updated for 2013/2014; all events are December 31 unless otherwise noted.)
Visit this kid friendly event at The Toledo Zoo, which features special activities and treats. The festivities are from 11am to 1pm and the "ball" drops at noon. Admission is free for members, $7 for non-member adults; and $5.50 for non-member seniors and children.
The Old Road Dinner Train in Blissfield, Michigan is hosting a New Year's Eve murder mystery party. Enjoy a five-course meal during the three-hour trip through the SE Michigan countryside. Of course, a murder enfolds during the trip. 730pm -103pm (boarding 1 hour before departure). Call 1-888-GO-RAIL-1 (888-467-2451) for more information and reservations.
Irish New Year's Party at Claddagh Irish Pub
Ring in the new year with an Irish flair at Claddagh's at Franklin Park mall.
7pm - close.
(courtesy of Do Toledo)
Perrysburg's Holiday Inn French Quarter is hosting a special overnight New Year's Eve event. Enjoy a seafood and prime rib buffet with bar, three live bands, a breakfast buffet, four drinks per person, and a champagne toast to ring in the new year. Rates vary from $319 to $435 per couple.
New Year's Eve at the Blarney PubAnother option for an Irish New Year's Eve celebration is The Blarney Irish Pub, located at 601 Monroe Street in downtown Toledo. The $10 per person cover includes party favors and champagne toast with $10 optional dinner; 7pm to 230am; 419 418-2339