Our holiday party guide is just what you need for New Year's Eve planning. If you're heading out, Columbus will be full of party spots, and here are some of the best.

Our holiday party guide is just what you need for New Year's Eve planning. If you're heading out, Columbus will be full of party spots, and here are some of the best.

Ace of Cups

Envelope and DJ Detox "Runnin' Out of Time to Die Young" album release party, with appearances by Hugs and Kisses, Good Company, DJ George Brazil. 9 p.m. $10. 2619 N. High St., Old North. aceofcupsbar.com

Alrosa Villa

New Year's Evil 8, with Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie and Menace 2 Sobriety. 6 p.m. $25. 5055 Sinclair Road, North Side. alrosavilla.com

Axis on High

Salvation, featuring Derrick Barry as Britney Spears. VIP tables for four available for $150 each. $10 general admission. 775 N. High St., Short North. axisonhigh.com

Big Bang Piano Bar

All-request dueling pianoswill entertain all night at this Arena District party. Tickets that include table reservations include a dinner buffet by Buca di Beppo. Skip-the-line and general admission tickets available for people who want to join the party a little later (dinner not included). 6 p.m. $25-$50. 401 N. Front St., Arena District. thebigbang.com

The Bluestone

Love and Theft performs, with openers Joel Crouse and Steve Monce. After-party experience includes concert and after-party admission, plus breakfast buffet served at 1:30 a.m. 8 p.m. $45-$99. 583 E. Broad St., Downtown. liveatthebluestone.com

Brothers Drake

Fo/Mo/Deep and Jazz Duo with Alex Burgoyne perform at this celebration that also includes hors d'oeuvres from chef Miki Ashino of Tokyo GOGO, one drink ticket per person, and a Champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m. $35. 26 E. Fifth Ave., Short North. brothersdrake.com

Camelot Cellars

Masquer-80s, a costume masquerade ball, benefits Fashion Week Columbus. Dress to impress with '80s fashions. DJ Whit Taylor spins all night. The event also includes an '80s theme runway show, appetizers and a midnight toast. Must be wearing a mask to enter. 9 p.m. $35 individual, $60 couple. 958 N. High St., Short North. camelotcellars.com

Columbus Renaissance Hotel

New Year's Eve Party Columbus, featuring top DJs, live music, drinks, photo booth fun, dancing. All ticketing levels include drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres. VIP tickets available. 8:30 p.m. $99-$129. 50 N. Third St., Downtown. newyearsevepartycolumbus.com

Copious and Notes

Winter Wonderland New Year's Eve gala. Butlered hors d'oeuvres, music and entertainment, party favors, photo wall, ice sculpture shot luge, and a Champagne toast. 8 p.m. $95-$159. 520 S. High St., Brewery District. copiouscolumbus.com


The annual kid-friendly First Night Columbus celebration includes live entertainment, face painters, Lego activities, video games, a rollercoaster simulator, a holiday lights show and outdoor fireworks. 5 p.m. $10 advance, $15 day of. 333 W. Broad St., Franklinton. firstnightcolumbus.com

Danceville USA

Arrive at this masquerade ball in a flamboyant mask. Evening includes light hors d'oeuvres, a group dance class, trivia, performances, viewing of the Times Square ball drop and a Champagne toast. 10 p.m. $50. 47 E. Lincoln St., Short North. dancevilleusa.com

Double Happiness

DJs IQ and Gio perform. Festive attire encouraged. 9 p.m. $15. 482 S. Front St., Brewery District. doublehappinessohio.com

Flanagan's Dublin

New Year's Eve bash, with music by DJ Corey Chaos. Champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m. $10. 6835 Caine Road, Dublin. flanagans.com

Franklin Park Conservatory

Big band In Full Swing performs at the conservatory. 7 p.m. Free with admission. 1777 E. Broad St., Near East Side. fpconservatory.org

Funny Bone

Comedian Ian Bagg performs two shows. Tickets include pre-show dinner buffet, comedy show, party favors and, for the late show, Champagne toast at midnight. Shows at 6:30 and 10 p.m. $30-$80. 145 Easton Station, Easton Town Center. columbus.funnybone.com

Hollywood Casino

A Wild New Year celebration. Live music by The 17th Floor, a special New Year's Eve menu at Epic Buffet, party favors, photos with "safari" show girls and guys, and a balloon drop at midnight. 7 p.m. Admission to casino is free. 200 Georgesville Road, West Side. hollywoodcolumbus.com

Hyatt Regency Columbus

Tickets to this party include five beverages, a Champagne toast, food and entertainment. 8 p.m. $89-$99. 350 N. High St., Arena District. columbusregency.hyatt.com

Newport Music Hall

NYE 614 with Kennedy Jones, Victor Niglio, Chang Song, Ghost Gardens, Alex and Paul, Ben Feys, Anthony Marino and Azziz Qadri. 7 p.m. $25-$35. 1722 N. High St., Campus. promowestlive.com

Park Street Saloon

New Year's Eve with Carter Winter, The Tailgatorz and others. Five DJs, three dance floors and nine bars. VIP upgrade ($5) includes skip-the-line entrance, VIP access and a mini bottle of Champagne. 9 p.m. $15-$65. Park Street Saloon, 525 N. Park St., Arena District. saloon.woodlandsproductions.com

Park Street Tavern

All-inclusive party with top-shelf bar, buffet, Champagne toast and entertainment by Dr. Awkward. 501 Park St., Arena District. parkstreettavern.com

Rumba Café

The Spikedrivers New Year's Eve Farewell Show. 8 p.m. $15. 2507 Summit St., Campus. columbusrumbacafe.com

Scioto Downs Racino

"Smoke and Mirrors" party includes giveaways, promotions live entertainment and clubhouse dinner. $40. 6000 S. High St., South Side. sciotodowns.com

Shadowbox Live

Dinner banquet, Champagne toast and dancing to Shadowbox Live's house band, BillWho?. Tickets include theater seating, appetizer, dinner and dessert banquet, concert and dance party, party favors and Champagne toast. Cash bar all night. 8:30 p.m. $100. 503 S. Front St., Brewery District. shadwoboxlive.org

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square

Casino-night themed party billed as "the largest New Year's Eve party in the Midwest for mature professionals 30 and older." Live entertainment, DJs, dancers, mock casino games, party favors, discounted room rates. VIP tickets available. Black and white dress is encouraged; semi-formal attire is a must. Jackets required for men. 8 p.m. $20-$60. 79 E. State St., Downtown. sheratoncolumbuscapitolsquare.com

Short North Stage

Times Square Live party transforms the Garden Theater into Times Square for one night. Partygoers will see the celebration in Times Square in New York via big screen, enjoy live music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Champagne toast at midnight. Entertainers include Nick D and the Believers, Jared Mahone and Caleb Hawley. 8:30 p.m. $35. 1187 N. High St., Short North. shortnorthstage.org


New Year's Eve bash with complimentary Champagne toast and party favors. 8 p.m. $8 advance. $10 day of until 11 p.m., $12 after 11 p.m. 1151 N. High St., Short North. skullys.org


Free NYE party with The Worn Flints, Cliffs and Up All Nights with a free champagne toast. 21+ free. 18+ $2. 2590 N. High St., Old North. spacebarcolumbus.com


Party hosted by Chris Davis of WNCI. VIP packages available; call 614-224-7929 or 614-989-8258. 445 N. High St., Arena District. swaycolumbus.com

Tequila Cowboy

Midnight Kiss party includes Champagne toast and themed food buffets. Entertainment by Jamie Baxter. 6 p.m. $25 advance, $30 day of, $15 after 9 p.m. (buffet not included). 1069 Polaris Parkway, North Side.

Three-Legged Mare

New Year's Eve Masquerade. Open bar, small plates, prime rib carving station, Champagne toast, music by Sonic Boom. 8:30 p.m. 401 N. Front St., Arena District. threeleggedmare.com

Union Café

Enjoy a Vegas-style show and celebrity camp impersonations by Nina West, Virginia West and friends while you dine on a three-course meal. A $10 per-person reservation fee will be applied to each person's dinner tab. All guests will receive a free pass to Axis on High's Salvation New Year's Eve show, starring Derrick Barry as Britney Spears. 6 and 8 p.m. dinner seatings. 782 N. High St., Short North. columbusnightlife.com

Wild Goose Creative

Prohibition-themed party includes DJ entertainment, small bites and a photo booth. BYOB and dress to impress. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no door sales. 9 p.m. $15. 2491 Summit St., Campus. wildgoosecreative.org

Woodlands Backyard

Forest and the Evergreens perform. Ticket includes beverages and light refreshments. Online ticket sales end at 6 p.m. Dec. 31, but tickets will be sold at the door. 9 p.m. $75. 668 Grandview Ave., Grandview Heights. woodlandsbackyard.com

Woodlands Tavern

Moon Hooch with Electric Orange Peel and Devil's Lettuce. All-inclusive ticket includes concert, drinks, Land Yacht BBQ buffet. 8 p.m. 1200 W. Third Ave., Grandview Heights. woodlandstavern.com

The Xclusive Venue

Rapper Kevin Gates performs. 9 p.m. $30-$60. 1921 Channingway Center Drive, Blacklick.