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New Year’s Eve Events & Parties in Pittsburgh

The year may be coming to an end, but the fun is only just beginning here in Pittsburgh. One thing this city knows how to do is party, especially on New Year’s Eve. If you’re planning a trip to Pittsburgh for the holidays, or even if you already live here in the Steel City, you may be wondering where to go on New Year’s Eve for a good time, and I think I can help with that.

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Come December 31st, there’s going to be a party pretty much on every corner of the city and it’s almost impossible to stop by every single one in a night. That’s why it’s important to have a game plan and find the best New Year’s Eve parties in the city ahead of time, and I can help with that. 

I spent a lot of time recently scouring the city for things to do on New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh, and I certainly did not come back empty-handed. Down below, you’ll find a list I’ve put together containing all the most fun and exciting events and parties across the city. If you’re not sure where to start your night of debauchery on New Year’s Eve, then you need to keep on reading and you’ll know exactly where to go for the best NYE parties in Pittsburgh, PA.

Best Pittsburgh NYE Events

  1. New Year’s Eve 2022 at Howl at the Moon Pittsburgh!
  2. Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2022
  3. Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls: Pittsburgh NYE Bar Crawl 2022
  4. New Year’s Eve Bash at the Crafthouse
  5. Pittsburgh NYE Bar Crawl
  6. New Years Eve Dinner at the Pennsylvania Market 
  7. 2021 New Year’s Eve Blues Bash
  8. New Years Eve Celebrations – Seasons Event Center
  9. New Year’s Eve at BTV! 

New Year’s Eve 2022 at Howl at the Moon Pittsburgh!

Are you ready to have the best New Year’s Eve Party to date? Then book a New Year’s Eve package with Howl at the Moon Pittsburgh! Our variety of packages offer you and your friends everything you need to kiss 2021 goodbye and start the New Year having a blast. 2022 won’t know what hit it! 

The Just Dance package includes guaranteed entry, a premium open bar from 9PM-1AM, a heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet from 9-11PM, and a champagne toast at midnight & party favors. Gratuity is included with your ticket, and the Just Dance option is standing room only. 

We do have seated packages as well! Find more info here.


Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2022

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh is a production from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust that throws a 6 hour celebration in the downtown cultural district. This arts-focused New Years Eve celebration features outdoor performance stages as well as performances in theatres and galleries in downtown Pittsburgh. The lineup has not yet been announced this year, but will feature national artists as well as Pittsburgh’s best.

Enjoy live music, dance, theater, visual arts, comedy, magic, kids’ activities, and a signature parade along with two Zambelli Fireworks displays at 6 pm and midnight. The event ends with the city’s countdown to midnight and the raising of the Future of Pittsburgh ball.

This year, many outdoor events and performances are free to the public! Tickets will be sold for select indoor performances as well. The full lineup will be announced in early December – check their website for updates! 


Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls: Pittsburgh NYE Bar Crawl 2022

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Go all out with a New Years Eve bar crawl! This event forms from 6PM to 2AM, and many popular bars across the city of Pittsburgh will be participating. 

Check in at your first venue to get your wristband and a map with participating bars, their locations, and their drink specials. Your wristband must be picked up between 6PM and 11PM that night. That wristband will get you into participating bars with no cover charge and drink specials all night! Get your tickets here.


New Year’s Eve Bash at the Crafthouse

See ya, 2021! Bring on 2022! Ring in the New Year at the Crafthouse Stage & Grill.

Steeltown takes the stage for our annual New Year’s Eve Bash! We are getting on the dance floor, champagne in hand, and we want you to countdown the night as we enter 2022!

All guests enjoy:

Live Music from Steeltown!

FREE Valet Parking!

Party Favors

A champagne toast at Midnight!

A Balloon Drop with prizes !

A FREE Midnight Breakfast Buffet!

General Admission only $20 before December 1!  After, December 1, tickets are $25, so grab them early!

VIP Booths–$300 per booth!

Purchasing a VIP booth gets you entry for 8 to the party and a reserved VIP booth, 2 premium bottles of champagne at Midnight and the other goodies mentioned above!


Pittsburgh NYE Bar Crawl

For another NYE bar crawl in Pittsburgh, check out this bar crawl that starts with a dinner buffet at Jimmy D’s! Your wristband gets you access to Pittsburgh bars including Jimmy D’s, Urban Tap, Jacks, Brewskis, Fat Head Saloon, and more.

Tickets include cover at participating bars as well as drink tickets, an appetizer buffet, photo booth access, a champagne toast, live music and karaoke, DJs at several bars, drink specials, and food specials. Get tickets here!


New Years Eve Dinner at the Pennsylvania Market 

Eat before you go out to drink with a New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Pennsylvania Market! This four course prix-fixe meal will have you ready for a night out on the town. There are two seatings – one at 5:30 and one at 8:00.

Each ticket includes a four course meal of an appetizer of your choice, salad, entree of your choice, and dessert. For an additional cost, you can also enjoy two wine pairings. The base ticket also includes a champagne toast, festive NYE party gear, and rocking tunes in the background. Find tickets here!


2021 New Year’s Eve Blues Bash

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The Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania presents the 2021 New Year’s Eve Blues Bash! This event features music by the Vanessa Collier Band featuring Laura Chavez and local favorite, Colorblind Willie. 

Tickets include live entertainment, a buffet dinner, a four hour open bar, a midnight buffet, and a champagne toast. The event runs from 7 PM to 2 AM on New Year’s Eve at the DoubleTree Hilton by the Pittsburgh airport. Get your tickets here today!


New Years Eve Celebrations – Seasons Event Center

Relax & Enjoy with our All-Inclusive Package at Seasons Event Center! Parties start at 7:00pm with Hors d’oeuvres & Cocktails. The bar will be open from 7:00pm – 1:00am, with 8 drink tickets provided to each couple.

Tickets include an elaborate Prime Rib Dinner Buffet served from 8:00pm – 9:00pm, and there will be outstanding Live Entertainment from 9:00pm – 1:00am; Occasional Reign will be playing in our Grand Ballroom.

This event also includes party hats & favors, a traditional Champagne Toast at Midnight. Stay at the Seasons Event Center with luxurious overnight accommodations with full use of all recreational facilities, including our Jr. Olympic-sized Indoor Swimming Pool & Hot Tub. The next morning, enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet on New Year’s Morning Served in our restaurant, and late check-out (1:00pm) on New Year’s Day. Learn more here!


New Year’s Eve at BTV! 

If you’re looking for something just outside of the city, check out New Year’s Eve at Bella Terra Vineyards in Hunker, PA! Enjoy a private party with a complimentary sparkling wine toast, appetizers and live music!

Tickets to NYE at BTV include a private party in the building with heated patio from 7pm-1am, a custom Bella Terra wine glass, a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, heavy appetizers & live music from 8pm-12:30am, and a balloon drop at midnight. 

If you’re looking for a place to stay, rooms are available at the Hampton Inn in New Stanton for $99! Mention Bella Terra when booking for the discounted rate. There will be a free shuttle running from BTV to the Hampton Inn from 7pm-1am.
The Bistro will also be open serving a limited menu for purchase. All drink purchases will be by the glass with special pricing. Get your tickets here today!


NYE FAQs

Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations? 

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some are free to the public. 

Are there Fireworks in Pittsburgh?

Many cities will have fireworks to celebrate the New Year. Check your local area to see where and when the fireworks will be. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, New Year’s Eve in a city like Pittsburgh is on a whole other level. There are so many places to party and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in Pittsburgh, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above. 

Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly! Cheers to a New Year!

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Written by Erin B.

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.