Unbelievably, New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. If the holiday snuck up on you like it did us, no worries – we’ve got more than a few great events to cement your NYE plans. Here’s what’s happening around town on December 31.


Anderson East in Concert | Alabama Theatre

In support of his Maybe We Never Die tour, Anderson East returns to the Magic City and is bringing Morgan Wade along with him. The show kicks off at 10 p.m. and tickets start at $27. Learn more here.


Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Cheers! | Jemison Concert Hall

If the symphony is more your scene on New Year’s Eve, you’re in luck – the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Cheers! The New Year’s Eve concert will begin at 6 p.m. on December 31. Expect marches by Johann Strauss II, waltzes, polkas, and music from across the world. Tickets start at $20.


New Year’s Eve Bham Bash | Tin Roof

Even more live music is on the way at Tin Roof – this time from The Beasley Brothers and Sam Rife. Rife takes the stage at 6 p.m., and The Beasley Brothers follow. After that, a DJ takes over through a champagne toast at midnight. General admission tickets are $30.


New Year’s Eve Party | Iron City

Also imbibing in the midnight champagne toast are our friends at Iron City, who will also have tasty treats, casino games, and party favors on hand. The bash starts at 8 p.m., and tickets range from $65 to $165.


The Electric Circus New Year’s Eve Party | Ghost Train Brewing Company

Who doesn’t love a theme party? Ghost Train is bringing the circus to town with its circus-themed New Year’s Eve party, right down to carnival-style food and circus performers. The circus kicks off at 8 p.m., and tickets start at $20.


Publix Aprons Cooking School | Tattersall Park

Instead of live music or the circus, maybe taking part in a cooking class is more your NYE speed. This class will walk you through dishes like spinach ravioli with lobster, ricotta, garlic and herb encrusted prime rib with whipped horseradish peppercorn cream (!), and champagne-poached pears with chocolate crème anglaise. The class starts at 5 p.m. and is $65 per person – but book as soon as possible, because reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cover Photo by Big Cedar Lodge