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New Year's Eve Walleye Drop in Port Clinton Ohio

Ring in the New Year in Ohio

Celebrate the new year with these Ohio events.

New Year's Eve Walleye Drop in Port Clinton

Ring in the New Year in Ohio

By TourismOhio

Posted On: Dec 23, 2021

Looking for something more than the traditional countdown to celebrate the start of the new decade? Step away from the TV and bring your party to one of Ohio's unique and unforgettable New Year's Eve bashes.

New Year's Eve Blast in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bell's New Year's Eve Blast, presented by La Marca, takes place in the heart of Cincinnati's downtown - right at Fountain Square. At this amazing event, you can dance or take a lap around the ice skating rink. For even more fun, grab a bite to eat at one of the many eateries just steps away. A colorful fireworks show caps off the celebration at midnight. 

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway's New Year's Eve Train & Fireworks in Nelsonville

What's better than a scenic train ride to ring in the New Year? Passengers on Hocking Valley Scenic Railway's New Year's Eve Train can enjoy a two-hour train ride through southern Ohio. At midnight, the train will stop for an extraordinary fireworks display.

Crowd at New Year's Eve Walleye Drop in Port Clinton Ohio

New Year's Eve Walleye Drop in Port Clinton

Forget watching the glittering ball drop in New York City and instead witness a 20-foot-long, 600-pound fiberglass fish drop from the sky at the stroke of midnight. Held along Ohio's Lake Erie shoreline in Port Clinton, known as the "Walleye Capital of the World," this truly one-of-a-kind celebration boasts live entertainment, family-friendly activities, and all things walleye – from walleye chowder to walleye popcorn to walleye wine.

New Year's Eve at Music Hall in Cincinnati 

Head to the Queen city for a night of classic tunes. This year, the orchestra is playing music from James Bond films at the New Year's Eve: Shaken, Not Stirred. Ring in the new year with themes from iconic Bond films like SkyfallCasino Royale, Tomorrow Never Dies, and more. 

Or venture to Dayton for the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra's New Year's Eve: Return to Vienna at the Schuster Center. 

For more #HolidaysInOhio this season, check out #OhioFindItHere at Ohio.org.

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