Ringing in 2015 in Northeast Ohio

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How will you ring in the new year? Check out some of the events below to see what’s available around the area for New Year’s Eve.

CLE Rocks NYE:

Starting at 9 p.m., Cleveland Rocks New Year’s Eve will be hosting their annual party at Mall B.

Last year’s event took place in Public Square, having nearly 15,000 in attendance.

This year’s event has live performances from acts like MGK, Carlos Jones and DJ E-V. There will also be fireworks at midnight.

General Admission tickets are $10, kids 10 and under are free, and VIP tickets are $150. VIP admission includes hors d’ouvres, 5 drink tickets, indoor entry, a gift and coat check.

There will also be a beer garden for guests 21 and older, there will be food trucks as well.

Head over to clenye.com for more information.

First Night Akron:

This year is the 19th annual First Night Akron celebration for New Year’s Eve. The event is alcohol-free and full of entertainment and activities.

Live music will be played throughout the night from various artists.

The event goes from 6 p.m. – midnight in downtown Akron and admission is $10 and comes with a decorative button to wear. Children under 10 are free with a button-wearing adult.

There are several food locations and restaurants open throughout the event as well.

Check out firstnightakron.org for more information.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo — Noon Year’s Eve Party:

The ninth annual ‘Noon Year’s Eve’ event runs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on December 31 at the zoo; all activities are free with zoo admission, including the ball drop at noon.

Activities include crafts, live entertainment and ‘rezoolutions’ as well. There is also an all-star animals show with music and dancing and an ice-carving demonstration.

Afterwards, celebrations continue at Merwin’s Wharf in The Flats from 3-6 p.m. There’s a kids-only buffet, mocktails and tickets are available in advance or that day.

For more information visit clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or call 216-661-6500.

ThistleDown Racino:

There will be a free New Year’s Eve party hosted by the ThistleDown Racino from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. for anyone 21 years or older.

There will be live music as well as a DJ.

Food and drinks are available and party favors will be given as well.

Horseshoe Casino:

Starting at 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., the Horseshoe Casino will be hosting a free New Year’s Eve party.

There will be music and a DJ. There will also be a buffet for $34 for guests with Total Rewards Cards and drinks as well.


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