Ring in the New Year in Albany! Say farewell to 2023 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 Dinners 

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

Three Course Affair at Jacob & Anthony's Italian

Location: Stuyvesant Plaza
Hours: 11 AM to 10 PM
Price: Varies

Ring in the New Year at Jacob & Anthony's! The Italian restaurant found in Stuyesant Plaza is open well into the evening giving you plenty of time to enjoy selections from their three-course menu. Start your meal with an appetizer from fritti calamari to crispy chicken wings then dive into a three-course meal complete with soup or salad, an entree and a homemade dessert. Reservations can be made by emailing jaitalian@marrellorc.com or calling (518) 599-5331.

NYE Dinner at Texas de Brazil

Location: Crossgates Mall
Hours: Opening at 12 pm
Price: Varies

Book a table at Texas De Brazil in Crossgates Mall this New Year's Eve for a delicious Brazilian dinner to close out your year. Choose from a menu of all-you-can-eat grilled meat, scrumptious sides of garlic mashed potatoes, fried bananas and lobster bisque, and make sure to browse the full salad bar. Reservations are strongly encouraged so be sure to save your spot soon.

New Year's Dinner at Black & Blue

Location: Black & Blue Steak and Crab
Hours: 3 PM to 11 PM
Price: Varies

Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at Black & Blue Steak and Crab. The steakhouse is open late this New Year's giving you plenty of time to celebrate the oncoming year. 

Special Four Course Dinner at Nicole's Restaurant

Location: Nicole's Restaurant 
Hours: 4 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: $85 per person

Start your New Year's celebrations with a delicious prix-fixe, four course dinner at Nicole's Restaurant. First course options include fried calamari, classic chilled shrimp and gnudi cooked in brown butter sage and topped with parmesan cheese. Choose from a wild green salad, roasted wild mushroom soup, or sgroppino for your second course. Third course options range from coffee rubbed filet to seafood amatriciana. Top off your meal with something sweet like a glass of strawberry prosecco or vanilla bean creme brulee. Dinner at Nicole's Restaurant is an elegant and delectable way to say goodbye to 2023. Reserve your spot today by calling (518) 436-4952

Prix Fixe Dinner at Josie's Table

Location: Stuyvesant Plaza
Hours: 4 PM to 9:30 PM
Price: $95 per person

Enjoy a lovely New Year's Eve meal at Josie's Table located in Stuyvesant Plaza. The prix fixe menu includes three courses. Choose from lobster bisque, a burrata salad, miso glazed pork belly and more for your first course. Then for your second course, dig into New Zealand braised lamb shank, roasted delicata squash or for a $10 upcharge filet mignon. End your night on a sweet note with third course options ranging from eggnog creme brulee to a mango or raspberry sorbet. Make your reservation by calling (518) 689-7777

NYE at 677 Prime

Location: 677 Prime
Hours: 5 PM to 10 PM
Price: Varies

Toast to 2024 in style at 677 Prime. Enjoy dinner at this upscale steakhouse and listen to live music performed between 6 PM and 9 PM. Watch the ball drop in Times Square and cheers with a complimentary glass of prosecco at midnight. Reservations are required.

New Year's Dinner at The Hollow

Location: The Hollow
Hours: Dinners at 5:30 PM and 8 PM
Price: Varies

Ring in the New Year in downtown Albany at The Hollow. The restaurant is hosting two sit-down dinners on the 31st at 5:30 PM and 8 PM. Want to stick around downtown and dance the night away? Head to The Hollow later in the evening for their Roaring 20's New Year's Eve Party.

Holiday Express Package from Nicole's Catering

Location: Nicole's Catering
Available: Through December 31
Price: Small package $375, large package $795

Hosting a New Year's party and looking for a delicious meal to impress your guests? Have your dinner catered by the experts at Nicole's Catering. The Holiday Express Package offers entrees from orange maple salmon to turkey roulade and side options from herb roasted red potatoes to tortellini primavera. Order the small package for up to 10 guests or the large package for up to 24. Call Nicole's Catering at (518) 706 4320 or email info@nicolescatering.com to place your order.

Holiday Catering Menu from Honest Weight Food Co-Op

Location: Honest Weight Food Co-Op
Available: Order through December 28
Price: Small package $375, large package $795

Looking for appetizers, cheese platters, desserts or a full entree for your New Year's celebrations? Honest Weight Food Co-Op has you covered with their Holiday Catering Menu. Choose from a selection of appetizers from bruschetta to Swedish meatballs. Serve up delicious entrees from Spanish chicken to lentil loaf. Or offer your guests a sweet end to the year with a catered pie, cake or holiday dessert platter. Place your order at least 72 hours in advance by contacting (518) 482-2667.

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New Year's Eve Parties & Events 

Nine Pin Cider

New Years Eve Forest Bathing

Location: Pine Hollow Arboretum
Time: 10 AM
Price: Suggested donation $10 per person

Start off the last day of 2023 with a refreshing forest bathing experience at the Pine Hollow Arboretum. Mindful Outdoor Guide, Sandy Wilson will lead you on this journey through the arboretum's trails allowing you to take in the beautiful scenery and connect with nature. This is the perfect way to clear out your mind and leave all the stresses of the year behind.

Noon Year's Eve Pajama Party

Location: Colonie Center Mall
Time: 10 AM to 12 PM
Price: Free

It's a Noon Year celebration you won't want to miss! Perfect for families with smaller children, head over to Colonie Center in your PJ's for a magical morning celebration to welcome 2024. Children can transform into their favorite characters or creatures with face painting, capture family memories with the photo booth, decorate party hats for the celebration, and meet favorite characters from Spiderman to Cinderella. The whole party leads up to an exciting Finale Balloon Drop with a countdown to the Noon Year.

Noon Year's Eve at Get Air Trampoline Park

Location: Get Air Trampoline Park 
Time: 11 AM to 1 PM
Price: Regular ticket pricing

Jump into a new year at this family-friendly celebration at Get Air Trampoline Park located within Crossgates Mall. Ring in 2024 early with a countdown to the Noon Year and a dazzling balloon drop. Party it up with games, giveaways, and prizes. And of course, there's plenty of fun to be had bouncing around the park's wall-to-wall trampolines, dodge ball courts, and obstacle courses!

First Night Bethlehem 

Location: Four Corners in Delmar
Time: 5:30 PM to 7 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, face painting and roving sax players!

Typhoid's Takeover: New Year's Eve Pre-Game

Location: Nine Pin Cider 
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Price: Free!

Typhoid Mary is taking over Nine Pin for a New Year's Eve drag show and complimentary cider toast. Kick off your celebrations at Nine Pin or let it be your only stop for an early night out before toasting to 2024 back at home.

4th Annual New Years Eve Blacklight Yoga Party

Location: Stuyvesant Plaza
Time: 8:30 PM to 10 PM

Spend the final stretch of 2023 at Hot Spot Yoga in Stuyvesant Plaza. After painting your face and body enjoy an instructor-led yoga course. End the night with a champagne or non-alcoholic toast and set your intentions for 2024.

Kaleidoscope New Year's Eve 2024 

Location: Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel
Time: 9 PM to 1 AM
Price: Varies

Party it up at the Desmond Hotel known for hosting the largest New Year's Eve party in the capital city every year! Each New Year's the entire hotel is transformed to fit a different theme and the party extends over two ballroom dancefloors and two indoor courtyards. This year the Desmond invites guests to come in glowing neon and popping color for their 2024 theme: Kaleidoscope.

City Beer Hall Presents: New Years Eve 2024! 

Location: City Beer Hall
Time: 10 PM to 1 AM
Price: Free!

Ring in the New Year by dancing the night away at City Beer Hall. The downtown Albany restaurant will be decked out for the celebration with strung decorations and vibrant lighting. Cheers to the New Year with a champagne toast, capture the memory at the photo booth and enjoy free pizza with every drink special. 

Roaring 20's New Year's Eve Party

Location: The Hollow 
Time: 10 PM to 1 AM
Price: Free!

Party like it's 1924 at The Hollow's New Year's Eve Party! Come in your 20's best and enjoy a magical evening with a DJ and a photo booth. Reserve a champs table for your group for $200 including 3 bottles of glittered champagne, juices, mixers, fresh berries & flutes.

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New Year's Eve Performances 

Cohoes Music Hall

First Night of Funny! 

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

Say goodbye to 2023 with a night full of laughter at the Cohoes Music Hall! The First Night of Funny features four professional comedians with unique and hilarious takes on the world. The show is earlier in the evening, so you will be home in time for a toast at midnight. 

Comedian: MS. PAT 

Location: FunnyBone Comedy Club Crossgates Mall
Time: Doors open at 6 PM, show is at 7 PM
Price: $37

Laugh the night away with a stand-up performance by Alanta-based comedian, Ms. Pat at FunnyBone in Crossgates Mall. As a mom of four, Ms. Pat brings a hilarious act that all moms can relate to. Plus, the FunnyBone offers a full bar and dinner menu to enjoy during the show.

Opal Essence's New Year's Eve Dragtacular! 

Location: Capital Repertory Theatre
Time: 8 PM
Price: $22.50

Celebrate New Year's with a drag performance at Capital Repertory Theatre hosted by Opal Essence. For an additional $15, get access to the VIP Experience which includes a photo-opportunity and first dibs on seating.

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Bonus: New Year's Day Celebrations 

Thacher Park Waterfall

Looking for ways to start your year off right? Check out some events taking place in Albany County and the surrounding area on the first day of 2024!

First Day Hike- Chasing Frozen Waterfalls

Location: John Boyd Thacher State Park
Time: 10:45 AM to 12 PM

Celebrate the first day of the year with this national State Park tradition. Thacher Park is leading a first day hike across one of their most popular trails. Enter this winter wonderland through pine and hemlock forests and marvel at frozen waterfalls.

First Day Hikes at Olana State Historic Site 

Location: Olana State Historic Site
Times: 10 AM to 11 AM & 1 PM to 2 PM
Price: Free!

Venture to the Olana State Historic Site in Hudson for one of their First Day Hikes. Bring your four-legged friend for this New Year's Day tradition during First Day Hike with the "Dogs of Olana," or head over for the afternoon First Day Hike. Both hikes will lead you on a breathtaking journey through the winter landscape of this historic site once home to painter Frederic Church. Inspired to create your own art pieces? Stop by Artmaking in the Afternoon between 1 PM and 3 PM in the Wagon House Education Center. 

Bach at New Year's: A Very Baroque Celebration

Location: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Time: 3 PM
Price: Varies

Head over to Troy Savings Bank Music Hall for this holiday tradition that has endured since 1993. Enjoy the wonderful melodies of Bach, Telemann, and Von Biber performed by the Berkshire Bach Ensemble.

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