Ring in the New Year in Albany! Say farewell to 2021 in Albany County with family-friendly festivities, powerhouse performances, or memorable meals. Keep reading for special events, celebrations and unique dining experiences for this New Year's Eve in Albany County. Happy New Year! 


New Year's Eve at Mr. D's

Location: Mr. D's at the Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel
Time: Dinner reservations available between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM 
Price: Varies 

Dine on a special a la carté New Year’s Eve menu with suggested drink pairings at Mr. D’s Restaurant & Lounge at the Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel. Starting at 8:00 PM, enjoy live music by Jay Yager and Kerri Alonzo of Jukebox Rebellion. Cheers with a champagne toast at midnight while watching the ball drop in Times Square at midnight. Call 518-640-6092 for dinner reservations. 

Book a special overnight room package for two guests in a standard king or queen guest room with a $50 food & beverage credit to Mr. D’s and 2:00 PM late checkout. Call 518-869-8100 to book!


New Year's Eve Dinner

Location: Nicole's Restaurant
Time: Dinner reservations available from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Price: $75 per person 

Nicole's Restaurant is a Delaware Avenue neighborhood gem specializing in upscale Italian and contemporary American cuisine. The family-owned restaurant's intimate dining room with a 1930's tin ceiling is the perfect spot for a romantic New Year's Eve dinner. Cheers to the New Year with a prix fixe four course menu with delicious options such as duck confit risotto, filet mignon, Chilean sea bass and much more. Call to make your reservations today! 


New Year's Eve Dinner at Yono's

Location: Yono's
Time: Dinner reservations available from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: Varies 

Say goodbye to 2021 in style with an unforgettable dinner at Yono's! The landmark restaurant is the longest tenured Four Star restaurant in the Capital Region. Known for world-class fine dining, the restaurant is serving up an impressive New Year's Eve Dinner menu with multiple courses and scrumptious desserts. 


First Night Bethlehem

Location: Four Corners in Delmar
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Price: Free

Looking for a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration? Head to Delmar's Four Corners for First Night Bethlehem presented by the town of Bethlehem and the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce. The all-outdoor festivities include a custom ice sculpture, a dazzling fireworks display, and roving sax players!


Sebastian Maniscalco Nobody Does This Tour

Location: Times Union Center
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: Varies

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Times Union Center! Sebastian Maniscalco is bringing the Nobody Does This Tour to Albany for New Year's Eve. This brand-new show features his his unique comedic perspective. 

COVID-19 Policy: Masks are required for all patrons and proof of full vaccination (at least 14 days after final dose) or negative test required. PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of event start, rapid test must be taken within 6 hours of event start.


First Night of Funny

Location: Cohoes Music Hall
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: Tickets start at $25

Say goodbye to 2021 with a night full of laughter at the Cohoes Music Hall! The First Night of Funny features four professional comedians from Netflix, America’s Got Talent and Comedy Central. Plus the show is earlier in the evening, so you will be home in time for a toast at midnight. 

COVID-19 Policy: Per NYS guidelines, proof of a completed vaccination series against COVID-19, or proof of a negative test within 48 hours, is required for guests twelve years of age and older to enter Cohoes Music Hall for this event. Additionally, masks are required unless eating or drinking in your seat. 


NYE '90s Prom Party

Location: ADCO Bar & Bottle Shop
Time: 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Price: $175 Single Ticket, $300 Couple Tickets 

Break out your '90s Prom attire for a NYE bash at Albany Distilling's ADCO Bar & Bottle Shop! Tickets include 4 hours of open bar, so enjoy craft cocktails from Albany's first distillery since Prohibition and a toast at midnight. Enjoy live music by Intell Hayesfield and DJ Ayo, dinner catered by Defazios, a photo booth and tons of nostalgic fun!


Lark Hall presents New Year’s Eve with The Nth Power

Location: Lark Hall
Time: 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Price: Tickets range from $50 to $90

Ring in the New Year at one of Albany's newest venues, Lark Hall. The New Year's Eve performance by The Nth Power will showcase an original set with music from the band's new studio album Reverence. This powerhouse trio delivers a unique blend of soul, funk, rock and rhythm and blues with multi-part vocal harmonies. The Nth Power will also perform a Nirvana tribute set "Nth Utero" at Lark Hall on December 30. 

COVID-19 Policy: Lark Hall requires proof of full vaccinations (and photo ID) or a negative Covid test taken within 48 hours, and masks for all guests.


Dark Star Orchestra - New Year's Run!

Location: Palace Theatre 
Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Price: $49.50 (ADV) / $55 (DOS) | 1/1: $41.50 (ADV) / $45 (DOS)

Calling all Grateful Dead fans! The Palace Theatre is hosting the Dark Star Orchestra this New Year's Eve. The Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience by truly encapsulating the band's energy. The band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. 

COVID-19 Policy: For the Dark Star Orchestra performances, fans are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event OR full vaccination for entry. Masks are required. 


Annual NYE Party at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

Location: The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 AM
Price: $10 cover

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen's annual New Year's Eve Party is back! Dinner reservations are available starting at 4:00 PM for a special NYE Prix Fixe menu, along with regular dinner service. Live music begins at 10:00 PM when DJ Keith Morales takes the stage! The $10 cover gives you access to the live music venue all night long and a champagne split for the countdown to midnight! Looking to ring in the New Year in style? There is limited availability for Champs Tables starting at 9:30 PM, reservations required.