NYE in the 608

Will you be celebrating in one of the best NYE cities in the country?


The new year is a time of reflection and partying.

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Get the confetti ready. Madison made the top 100 of the best cities to celebrate New Year’s. Mad City was ranked No. 49 based on criteria that considers everything from the number of nightlife options to the price of a cab ride at the end of the night. Let’s take a look at some of this year’s soirées in the 608.

Three (deep breaths)

For a more slow-paced way to ring in the new year:

  • Sahaja Yoga Meditation | Dec. 31 | 8:45-9:45 p.m. | Free | Find your center during this evening social + spiritual meditation session.
  • Norah’s New Year Walk | Jan. 1 | 1-3:30 p.m. | $25 | Join the Elsmo family on a two-mile walk for a peaceful welcome to the New Year in honor of their daughter, Norah.

Two (parts)

The best part about these multi-faceted events? You’re not the one planning them.

  • Concourse Hotel | Dec. 31-Jan. 1 | $40-$590 | 3:00 p.m.-1:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Brunch) | Choose from multiple packages that include dinner + champagne on New Year’s Eve paired with a brunch the following day.
  • Wil-Mar Masquerade Ball | Dec. 31 | 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. | Free | Enjoy a potluck dinner followed by a night of dancing at this community masquerade event.

One (big party)

Sometimes, nothing beats a few drinks followed by a couple more.

  • Red Rock NYE | Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-4 a.m. | $30+ | Pay $70 ahead of time ($80 at the door) for an open bar of beer and rail mixers until 1 a.m.
  • Ivory Room Black + Gold Extravaganza | Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-2 a.m. | $20 | Groove into 2023 with dueling pianos and a free Champagne toast at midnight.

Happy New Year

Once we’re done ringing in 2023, we want to help everyone achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Let us know what your goals are for the coming year + stay tuned for localized tips.