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New Year’s Eve in Wichita is not canceled, it’s just modified. You’ll find restaurants and bars promoting earlier-than-usual celebrations timed with midnight in London (6 p.m.) or New York (11 p.m.) and smaller capacities in order to meet pandemic-related restrictions. While Sedgwick County’s bars, nightclubs and in-person dining currently shut down at 11 p.m. to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, there’s plenty of fun available along with creative ways to welcome in the new year with your pod.

A Family New Year's Eve at Field Station: Dinosaurs

Family-Friendly Events

  • Field Station: Dinosaurs: A Family New Year's Eve as part of Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday, 1 to 9 p.m.
  • Botanica: Illuminations walk thru experience and drive thru option, reservations for start times from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • The Alley Indoor Entertainment: New Year’s Eve at The Alley featuring bowling/go karts/laser maze/Hologate VR, reservations required for Party 1 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. or Party 2 from 7:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Dave & Buster’s open from noon to 11 p.m.
  • Chicken N Pickle: Skating on the ice pond, DJ and New Year's Eve Around the World starting at 4 p.m. On New Year’s Day, there’s a brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and free bingo.

Gabriel Rutledge at Loony Bin Wichita
Gabriel Rutledge

Grown-Up Fun

  • Jenny Dawn Cellars: Socially Distanced New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring live jazz, 8 to 11 p.m., table reservations required
  • Dockum: Times Square in Dockum featuring ball drop and live music by Caleb Abbott Trio, 6 to 11 p.m., table reservations required
  • The Loony Bin: Comedian Gabriel Rutledge, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows
  • Bella Vita Bistro: Dinner served 5 to 10 p.m., reservations required
  • Siena Tuscan Steakhouse: Three course dinner for two crafted by Chef Josh Rathbun, live music from Thor Bonner, distanced dining room with limited seating, reservations recommended
  • Ambassador Hotel and Siena Tuscan Steakhouse: Unwind & Dine Experience featuring a night in a premium guest room, private dinner for two in your room and valet parking, limited number of reservations available
  • 6S Steakhouse: New Year’s Eve Four-Course Dinner featuring live music, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. seatings, reservations required
  • Axe to Grind: taking reservations for packages with start times from 3 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Blade & Timber: taking reservations for start times from noon to 8:30 p.m.
  • Apparition Before Christmas Pop-up Bar, 5 to 11 p.m., first come, first served

Cocktails To-go at Georges French Bistro
Them Apples, Thyme After Thyme, and Salted Caramel White Russian from Georges French Bistro

Do It Yourself Fun

Keep an eye on our calendar of events for the latest things to do in Wichita.