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Downtown Lincoln New Year's Eve Event Guide 2020

Celebrate a new decade downtown.  

Plan the perfect evening to ring in 2020 with our handy guide of everything happening in downtown Lincoln when the clock strikes midnight:


O'Rourke's NYE Dance Party

9 PM - 2 AM | O'Rourke's Tavern, 1329 O Street

"2020 is coming for us, and DJs Spencelove and Kozmo are going to help us all ring it in right! Champagne will be served at midnight!

Special guest DJ Set from Robofish

Special light installations from Gretchen Larsen and Sophia Ruppert"

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$5 Cover


Life on MARZ: A Very Interstellar NYE

7 PM - 2 AM | Marz Bar, 1140 O Street

"The future is now! Join us in the future for costume and cocktails.

Emily Bass and friends for live music, Champagne, and reserved seating!

Theme colors: Silver and black or themed costume!

table of 6- $150
table of 4- $100
table of 2- $50

Reserved seating comes with food (menu to follow), complimentary bubbly, party favors and noise makers!"

$15 day of
Purchase tickets ONLY at Marz.

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90's New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball at Bourbon Theatre

8 PM | Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O Street

With Nebraska's favorite 90's cover band Flannel Channel

Doors: 8 p.m. || Music: 9 p.m. || 21 & Over

$10: GA Advance || $10: GA Day Of w/Mask
$15: GA Day Of w/o Mask
$80: VIP Table of 2 || $160: VIP Table of 4

GA = standing room only
VIP Table of 2 = table and chair for 2 + 1 bottle of champagne & complimentary water and snacks
VIP Table of 4 = table and chair for 4 + 2 bottles of champagne & complimentary water and snacks

For ALL VIP Tables - your table will be assigned based on time of purchase (buy first, get the best seats!); if you have any trouble finding your tables, please don't hesitate to ask our staff!

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NEW YEAR'S EVE with Mad Dog and the 20/20s | No Thanks | BGB Crew

9 PM - 1 AM | Zoo Bar, 136 N 14th Street 

Ring in the New Year and dance the night away with sweet Ska, punk, and funk and soul!


Tickets: $8

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A 20 20's Themed NYE Party at Alchemy

6 PM | Alchemy, 140 N 8th Street

"So we’re throwing a BIG 20’s BASH for New Years this year! The champagne will be flowing with our free champagne toast at midnight! There will be light appetizers, and desserts. Also, prizes for best dress, best suit, and best dressed couple will be announced on the 1st!

We’re still planning so updates will be announced on the Facebook event page and on our Instagram page @alchemy_lincoln! Stayed tuned..."

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NYE at Club KBC

9 PM - 1 AM | Kinkaider Brewing, 201 N 7th Street

"Come see the Kinkaider Brewing Co. tap room transform into Club KBC for one night only!!

We are ditching the seating so we have more room to dance! New Years Eve will be popping off with DJ Blac!

Come party down with drink specials & music! Bring in the new year in the Haymarket of Lincoln! LETS PARTY!"

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Screamers New Year's Eve Party: Ringing in 2020 with the Roaring Twenties!

8:30 PM - 12 AM | Screamers Dining & Cabaret, 803 Q Street

"Ring in 2020 with the Roaring Twenties and Screamers Family Restaurant!

Enjoy fantastic appetizers during the cocktail hour, followed by an amazing, All You Can Eat buffet featuring a Prime Prime Rib Carving Station, Fun 2020 party favors and a Champagne Toast at Midnight.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in a Charleston Contest and Best Flapper dress or Zuit suit!! All of this along with the Phenomenal entertainment of the Screamers Singing Staff performing all of your favorite tunes from ALL styles, genres and eras! Join us for all the FUN!!!!"

General Admission: $50

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Barry's Roaring 2020's NYE Party

8 PM - 2 AM | Barry's, 235 N 9th Street

"Let's celebrate the roaring 2020's together!

Early bird tickets will go on sale November 29, 2019! You will want to get them as fast as possible because tickets do sell out! Stay tuned for more information!"

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New Year's Eve with Soul Dawg & The Wheezetones

8 PM - 12:30 AM | Rococo Theatre, 140 N 13th Street

New Year's Eve Bash featuring music of Soul Dawg and The Wheezetones.

Ticket information and details TBA:

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New Year's Eve at Brothers Bar

9 PM - 2 AM | Brothers Bar & Grill Lincoln, 1339 O Street

"We throw one of the best glitzy, blitzy bashes around. Dancing, drink specials, party favors and a champagne toast.

Ring it in at Brothers Bar!"

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Raw Nerve Rocks the 60's 

7 PM - 12:30 AM | The Lincoln Marriot Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S 13th Street

"Ring in the New Year with the Raw Nerve! We're Rockin' the Rat Pack-60's Style. Join us for dinner, dancing, and the Raw Nerve.

Make it a New Year’s Eve to remember by celebrating with the Raw Nerve at the Lincoln Cornhusker Marriott Hotel as we Rock the Rat Pack - 60’s Style. Whether you prefer the sophistication of Mad Men or the free spirits with flower power, put on your best 1960’s attire and join the band for cocktails, dinner, and champagne, and then rock the night away to the music of the Raw Nerve. Join us on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 from 7 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Reservations are required with two ticket options offered for the evening – “Dinner and Dance Ticket” or “Dessert and Dance Ticket”. A Hotel package with New Year’s Day breakfast is also available."

Dinner and Dance ticket: Start the evening with cocktails and appetizers at 7:00 p.m. followed by the prime rib buffet dinner at 8:00 p.m. The evening will start to heat up at 9:00 as guests enjoy dessert and then get ready to dance at 9:30 p.m. to the live music of the Raw Nerve. A midnight champagne toast to the New Year will round out the evening. Tickets are $89 per person (plus processing fees) and include everything noted above plus party favors. Reserve a table for 10 when you order your tickets together.

The dinner buffet will feature a Salt Crusted beef prime rib carving station. Mixed green salad with peppered bacon, grape tomatoes, onion, cucumber, toasted almonds and garlic her vinaigrette will start the meal. Sage brined chicken breast with butternut squash puree and Seared salmon with raspberry chive sauce round out the entrée selections with the prime rib roast. Harvest blend vegetables, brown butter mashed potatoes along with assorted breads accompany dinner. A variety of house made holiday themed desserts crafted by Wes Foley, Pastry Chef at the Cornhusker, will complete the meal.

Dessert and Dance ticket: Want to skip the dinner and just come for dessert and the music? Join us at 9 p.m. for a dessert, dancing to the Raw Nerve, and the midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $45 per person (plus processing fees).

Hotel Package includes the Dinner and Dance ticket above plus New Year’s Eve night accommodations at the Lincoln Cornhusker Marriott Hotel that includes New Year’s Day breakfast. $289 double occupancy (plus processing fees).

Stylish 60’s attire encouraged – go Jackie-O or Twiggy – whichever suits your mood. Cash bar except for Champagne Toast.
Seating is limited so secure your tickets today! RSVP by NOON Friday, December 27, 2019.

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New Year's Eve with Lemon Fresh Day

7:30 PM - 2 AM | Embassy Suites, 1040 P Street

Embassy Suites Lincoln
Regents Ballroom
Doors Open: 7:30PM
Live Music by Lemon Fresh Day: 9:00pm - 1:00am

Overnight Packages Include:
- Dinner
- Dance Passes
- Party Favors
- Balloon Drop
- Complimentary Champagne
- Complimentary Manager's Reception
- Complimentary Cooked-to-Order Breakfast on New Year's Day

One Night Stay and Tickets for Two: Rates starting at $199.00/night.
Stay for two guests will be allowed per suite at the package price, with $50 per person added for each additional guest. A maximum of four guests will be allowed per suite. Each paid guest will be provided ticket to the hotel party. A 14-day cancellation policy is applicable.

One Night Stay and Dinner for Two: Rates starting at $269.00/night.
Stay for two guests will be allowed per suite at the package price with additional charges added for each additional overnight/dinner guest. Guests will enjoy a Dinner to include all taxes. A maximum of four guests will be allowed per suite. Each paid guest will be provided a ticket to the hotel party. A 14-day cancellation policy is applicable.

Dinner Only: $39 Per Person *Includes all taxes
Guests will enjoy a full dinner buffet to include numerous selections of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Soda, tea, and water is also included.

Ticket Purchase Only: Price of $25/ticket
A limited number of tickets will be allotted for purchase for non-hotel guests through the desk.

No one under 21 years of age will be allowed to attend the function or as overnight guests. Hotel access will be limited to only those guests displaying a keycard. The Embassy Bar & Grille will also serve regular menu items until 5:00pm and will close at 9:00pm

Call (402) 474-1111 to make your reservations.

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Make Believe Midnight

10 AM or 6 PM | Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P Street

"Lincoln’s only family-friendly New Year’s celebration is back!

Again this year we will have two different times that families can ring in the new year together. Come early with your little ones from 10:00 – 12:00 pm or join us from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and get home before bedtime!

Pick the time that works best for your family and celebrate with us at our dance party, bubble-wrap stomp, and amazing countdown with a balloon drop! It’s all topped off with free party favors for all the kiddos to enjoy. Welcome in the new year as a family and make the first memories of 2020 together."

Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

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12th Street Pub New Year's Eve Party with DJ Swayd

9 PM - 2 AM | 12th Street Pub, 1200 O Street

"Bring in the new year with good food and good music. DJ Swayd will be there, bringing the hits all night long.

We have free champagne at Midnight and VIP Tables available with bottle service.

You will want to be there when the ball DROPS!!!!"

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New Year's World's Fair 2020

8 PM - 2 AM | DAS HAUS, 1640 O Street

"Come Down To Das Haus for a amazing night where we bring places of the world for you to see.

We have amazing sets and a great show cast to bring in the New Year.

Doors At 8 pm, Entertainment starts at 9:30 pm. Drink Specials all night long."


$10 at Door.

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Celebrate New Year's at McKinneys with the Champagne of Beers

8 AM - 2 AM | McKinneys Irish Pub, 151 N 8th Street

"Midnight balloon drop.

Receive 2 FREE Miller High Life champagne glasses (pictured) with the purchase of a 25.4oz Miller High Life bottle ($6.00)" 


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The FabTones Final Performance

7:30 PM - 1:30 AM | ChezSoDo, 440 S 11th Street

"Come see the Fabtones one last time and ring in the double 20's.

Free Appetizer Buffet and Glass of Bubbly at Midnight."

$15 ticket

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New Year's Eve at Duffy's with Ol' Moaner

9 PM - 2 AM | Duffy's, 1412 O Street

New Year's Eve w/ Ol' Moaner
Music at 9:30 p.m.

"Let's go forward in time with the funky sounds from your buddy Ol' Moaner as we ring in 2020! We'll have some big ol' bottles of the champagne of beers Miller High Life and we can't wait to party with all of you!"

NO COVER | 21+

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Jerry Pranksters NYE

9 PM - 1:30 AM | Bodega's Alley, 1418 O Street

"Truckin' into 2020 with the Jerry Pranksters!!

Balloon Drop - Free Champagne Toast @ Midnight


$10 Advance / $15 Day of Show

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Gatsby Gives, a Roaring 20s New Year's Eve for Habitat for Humanity 

8 PM - 12:30 AM | Jasmine Room by Venue, 129 North 10th Street

"We're throwing it back to pay it forward.

Step back to the Roaring 20's as we celebrate the biggest bash of the year, New Year's Eve!

Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Great Gatsby era, guests will enjoy an evening of glitz-glam, dine on fabulous cuisine, swing to the Lindy Hop, sip on Speakeasy-approved libations, bid on premiere silent auction and raffle items, capture your era-inspired fashion in the photo booth, and much more!"

Tickets are on-sale now for $75 or a pair for $140.
Ticket sales end Dec. 17!

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New Year's Eve at HopCat

11 AM - 1 AM | HopCat Lincoln, 601 P Street

"No Cover New Year’s Eve at HopCat!

Offering our new Happy Hour food menu from 10pm-close and $5 brunch Mimosas, Glitter Cocktails (Aperol Glitz & French Glitz)."

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Graduate's Totally 80s New Year's Eve Prom Party featuring AM/FM

7:30 PM - 12:30 AM | Graduate Lincoln, 141 N 9th Street

"We are taking it back to the 80's and are hosting a New Year's Eve Prom Party to help ring in 2020! Doors open at 7:30pm, event starts at 8:30pm.

Seating is first come, first serve so make sure to arrive early to get a good seat!

Reserved tables of 10 can be purchased for $300 by emailing

Tickets include New Year’s Eve Celebration with the live band, AM/FM. Appetizers and champagne toast at midnight also included.

Room packages are available and can be found on our website:

Tickets: $30 advance, $40 day of

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