Looking for a special way to ring in the New Year? We've got you covered!

Annual Bellabration

If you have children under the age of 10, Bellaboo's is the place to be to ring in the New Year! Bellaboo's will be celebrating from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and activities include Royal Games, a balloon drop, a parade and a "bubbly" toast. Bellaboo's is also open on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2017.

Crown Point's Children's New Year's Eve Party

You'll have to register for this party in Crown Point. Kids will enjoy a DJ and dance party, facepainting, a magician as well as food and drinks. Admission is $5/person (ages 2 and older). The party begins at 1:00 p.m. and continues to 4:00 p.m. at On the Square Sports Academy. Call the Office of Special Events at 219-662-3290.

Echoes of Pompeii Laser Light Show

The Theatre at the Center will present the sounds of Pink Floyd and a laser light show! Echoes of Pompeii, a 10-piece band, will blow you away with their visual aesthetics and unique sound. They will be covering nearly 50 years of Pink Floyd music on Dec. 31, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $45/person; add a dinner buffet for an additional $30/person. Cash bar is available. Learn more at www.theatreatthecenter.com.

Ameristar Casino Rocking in the New Year

BBI, a five piece dance band will perform a mix of music from the 1960s to now. There is no cover for this party and parking is free. Bonus – the casino stays open all night, so you're free to play some table games or slots while you're there. Visit www.ameristar.com/east-chicago.

Deep River Waterpark Ice Skating Party

This family-friendly event begins on Dec. 31 at 5:00 p.m. and continues to 10:00 p.m. A "midnight" countdown with sparkling juice will take place at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy crafts, a DJ and of course, ice-skating! Visit online at www.deepriverwaterpark.com for admission and skate rental prices. 

New Year's at the Farmhouse

Enjoy prime rib, jumbo shrimp, roasted pig and more from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Farmhouse Restaurant. Farmhouse will bring out all the stops later with late-night hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. A $115 ticket also includes a premium bar package and live entertainment by the Crawpuppies. Visit www.farmhouserestaurant.com for details.

A Night Out on New Year's Eve

Visit Sage Restaurant in Valparaiso for a four-course Prix Fixe Menu. Menu items include filet, sea bass and lobster and runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To reserve your seat, call 219-464-7243. Meals are $60/person. Music by Natina begins at 9:00 p.m. and a bar menu begins at 10:00 p.m. with champagne toast at midnight.

Happy New Beer

Celebrate New Year's Eve with Shoreline in Michigan City on Dec. 31, 2016 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. This is for ages 21 and over with a $10 cover charge. Stealing the Farm will perform and you will enjoy a pint toast at midnight of Shoreline's newest beer! Visit www.shorelinebrewery.com.


Check our events page here for newly added celebrations...and Happy New Year from all of us at the South Shore CVA!