Looking for a special way to celebrate New Year's Eve in Northwest Indiana? There are plenty of events for you to enjoy, whether you are looking for something family-friendly or some fun for just the adults!

Pierogi Drop

Pierogi Drop

This year's Pierogi Drop in Whiting will have a countdown clock, music, food and beer garden, a spectacular firework display and, of course, a 10-foot illuminated pierogi dropping 90 feet at midnight! The event will start at 8:00 PM. Find your spot at the intersection of 119th and Atchison Avenue to ring in the new year with the Knights of Columbus.



Enjoy a New Year’s Eve celebration from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the kiddos at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center! There will be a balloon drop, a family-friendly bubble & fizz toast, and of course a countdown to New Year. Get your tickets here.

​Swifties on Skates: A New Years Eve Celebration

New Year's Swiftie Skate

Celebrate the New Year from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Deep River Waterpark while ice skating to Taylor Swift! At this Swifties on Skates event, you can make friendship bracelets, dress like your favorite era, and join in a toast to the new year at 8. Are you ready for it...? Come out and make the whole place SHIMMER!


NYE at Lighthouse

NYE at Lighthouse Restaurant

Bring in the new year and dance the night away at Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake! Enjoy a delicious dinner of steak and lobster, an open bar and DJ along with a champagne toast! Tickets are $175 including tax and gratuity. Contact Dana Hernandez to reserve your spot and pre-pay at 219-374-9283 ext. 2. 


Sugar Ray

New Year's Eve with Sugar Ray

Spend your night at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana and ring in the new year with free entertainment on two stages! Before Sugar Ray rocks in the new year, the night will start at 9:00 p.m. with Spazmatics on the Hard Rock Cafe stage while UltraBeat plays at the Council Oak Bar stage! 


Champagne on New Year's Eve

White Rhino New Year's Eve Party

Ring in the New Year at White Rhino in Dyer with no cover charge! Come out for a special menu, countdown, balloon drop and champagne toast, plus the kitchen is open until midnight.  Check it out here.


Rat Pack Tribute - Theatre at the Center

A Rat Pack Early New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year and welcome 2024 with this early New Year’s Eve celebration. Tony Ocean, as Dean Martin, teams with Bill Serritella, providing vocals and persona of Frank Sinatra, and Elliot Wimbush, as late great Sammy Davis Jr. The trio will sing, banter and throw in some comedy commemorating the stage camaraderie of the original Rat Pack members. Pre-show dinner is available, too!

Find more upcoming events here.

From our family to yours, we wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year!

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