Staff Pick: New Year's Eve with the Blue Jackets

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The bars will be packed (and charging ridiculous covers), and your friend's house party will most likely involve cold finger foods and Ryan Seacrest counting down to the ball drop. Try something a little different this New Year's Eve.

Watching the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Ottawa Senators is a fun way to celebrate the end of 2010, and you'll still have enough time to make your way elsewhere for a champagne toast at midnight. Besides, nothing says "Happy New Year" like a half-pound hot dog and a Molson pounder.

Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31

Nationwide Arena

200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District

nationwidearena.com