Everything You Need to Know about New Year’s Eve in Kansas City
Big bands swing the night away as champagne glasses are held aloft, awaiting the ball to drop and the clock to strike midnight. Earlier, kids young and old celebrated with thousands of others from around the world, proving you don’t have to be of age to get into the spirit for the New Year.
It’s New Year’s Eve in Kansas City, a time to celebrate, reflect and look forward to everything that the future holds in the City of Fountains.
Here’s everything you need to know about New Year’s Eve in Kansas City:
Kansas City celebrates New Year’s Eve all throughout the metro. Whether you’re in Downtown KC, Westport, the Crossroads Arts District or Country Club Plaza—plus all the other great neighborhoods—you’ll find parties galore and special ways to count down to 2022.
Take, for example, NYE Live! at the KC Live! Block in the Power & Light District, where you’ll find great DJs, confetti cannons, variety performances and more. Up north, head to The Village at Briarcliff for the New Year's Eve Party at The View, a premium countdown experience featuring gourmet food, a live band and plenty more.
Or make your way to J. Rieger & Co.'s sprawling distillery, where you can expect some of Kansas City's finest spirits to be flowing throughout the evening.
New Year’s Performances
Expect rip-roaring good times to ring in 2022 at some of Kansas City’s favorite performance venues, including Knuckleheads in the East Bottoms.
Want to pair your musical performance with a place to stay once the celebrations have wrapped? The Country Club Plaza's Raphael Hotel and the American Reserve at the Ambassador Hotel in Downtown KC promise soulful live shows to welcome the new year on a high note, plus welcoming accommodations waiting for you as the evening winds down.
Not everyone can be out until the wee hours of the morning to celebrate the New Year. Thankfully Kansas City is full of fun year-end festivities for kids and parents alike.
During Noon Year’s Eve at Science City at Union Station, the interactive, hands-on science playground serves as a safe and fun environment for kids to play on the last day of the year. Traditions from around the globe come to live as the new year arrives in various parts of the world.