The new year is right around the corner, and the Magic City is packed with festive celebrations. Whether you’re looking for a themed event, elegant night out, downtown soirée or food-filled evening, there are plenty of exciting New Year’s Eve celebrations to ensure you ring in the new year with a bang. Here are Birmingham’s best ways to say goodbye to 2018. Happy 2019!
Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Birmingham
Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Cheers! The New Year’s Eve Concert
Dance into the new year with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra this year! The symphony will play waltzes, polkas and marches by Johann Strauss II, in addition to dance-inspired music from all over the world. A midnight champagne toast and special surprise guest will complete the evening. Tickets start at $39, and the evening begins at 6 p.m. at the UAB Alys Stephens Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit alabamasymphony.org.
Anderson East with SUSTO and The Brummies presented by Birmingham Mountain Radio at the Alabama Theatre
Each year, the Alabama Theatre hosts a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration. This year, to ring in 2019, Anderson East with SUSTO and The Brummies will fill the historic Alabama Theatre with amazing music ideal for ending 2018 and welcoming the start to a new year. Presented by Birmingham Mountain Radio, the show will begin at 9 p.m., and tickets start at $23. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit alabamatheatre.com.
New Year’s Eve at The Farm
Join Pursell Farms this New Year’s Eve as they host a fabulous evening complete with a signature reservation-only dinner, dancing, drinking and a secret speakeasy soirée! A champagne toast at Old Tom’s Pub and a fireworks show will round out the night. Make it a getaway and spend the night at The Inn! Tickets start at $99. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit pursellfarms.com.
Ring in the Revelry at Roots & Revelry
Ring in the new year with Roots & Revelry this December 31 as they host their 2nd annual celebration. Grab your buddies and head to the 2nd floor of downtown’s historic Thomas Jefferson Tower to enjoy dancing, drinking, eating and revelry. DJs will fill the large beautiful ballroom with dance music while heaters and fire pits allow the party to continue on the outdoor terrace. Of course, a midnight champagne toast will finish the celebration. General admission and VIP tickets are available, starting at $25, and the evening runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit facebook.com.
New Year’s Eve Champagne Tasting & Celebration at the Grand Bohemian Hotel
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a bohemian twist at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook this year. Not only will the Habitat Feed & Social serve up a special New Year’s Eve dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., a lounge party complete with a DJ will start at 10 p.m. If you’re a champagne connoisseur, join the champagne tasting. The class will feature five half-tastings and rare champagne. Book a table at The Habitat using OpenTable and book a spot for the champagne tasting event here. Classes run from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and cost $65 per person.
The BEST New Year’s Eve Party at Iron City
Ring in 2019 at Iron City! They are hosting a special evening with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres by The Grill at Iron City, two talented cover bands playing favorite party hits, a midnight champagne toast and more! Tickets range from $75 to $125, and the party will begin at 9 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ironcitybham.com.
New Year’s Eve ’80s Party at The Woolworth
Birmingham’s first recreation and refreshment spot, The Woolworth, is welcoming 2019 with an ’80s-inspired twist! The evening will include a live DJ, drink specials, late kitchen hours (did we mention their food is amazing?!) and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets start at just $10. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
New Year’s Eve Alloy Thai Dinner at Cahaba Brewing Company
Alloy Thai and Cahaba Brewing are teaming up to bring Birmingham a unique and delicious New Year’s Eve celebration! Join them for a five-course meal, plus hors d’oeuvres, four-ounce beer pairings, dessert and a bubbly toast. A magical lantern release will follow the meal, allowing you to make a 2019 wish and watch it float through the air. Tickets start at $75, and the evening begins at 8 p.m. at Cahaba Brewing Company. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit facebook.com.
New Year’s Eve 2019 with The Burning Peppermints at The Nick
Looking to catch a concert this New Year’s Eve? You’re in luck! The Nick, a staple in the Birmingham music scene for more than 30 years, is hosting The Burning Peppermints, Captain Kudzu, The Holifields and Dree Leer for a fun and fabulous music-filled night. This is a 21+ event. Tickets start at $10, and the evening begins at 10 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit facebook.com.
The Redmont Hotel New Year’s Eve Celebration
The Redmont Hotel in downtown Birmingham is hosting a New Year’s Eve event to remember! Attendees will enjoy food, drinks, views and live music by DJ Mark A.D. The rooftop bar, lobby bar and entire mezzanine level are open for festive fun. A general admission ticket includes one drink voucher, party hors d’oeuvres, party favors, a midnight champagne toast and plenty of dancing. VIP tickets give rooftop access to enjoy downtown views. Tickets start at $60, and the event begins at 9 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
The Loft Entertainment District’s Downtown Get Down New Year’s Eve Celebration
Prior to or after celebrating at The Redmont, take advantage of the surrounding bars and restaurants at this year’s Loft Entertainment District’s Downtown Get Down celebration! Participating bars include Carrigan’s, The Wine Loft, The Atomic, Collins, Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar and more. Attendees must purchase a $10 wristband at the first venue and will receive $5 entrance to each additional venue. For more information, visit facebook.com.
The Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party at World of Beer
What could be more festive than a Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve celebration? Join World of Beer in Southside this year as they host a 21+ event complete with an all you can drink open bar and appetizer and dessert spread. A DJ and midnight champagne toast plus prizes and giveaways for best dressed will complete the event. Tickets start at $100, and the evening runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
Happy new year, Birmingham!