You don't have to travel very far to experience a fun New Year's Eve celebration. From ringing in the New Year with live music to a 'Masquerade Ball,' here are some of the best events in CNY...

New Year’s Eve Pre-Game at Mohawk Valley Winery
7pm at the Mohawk Valley Winery at 706 Varick Street in Utica.
There will be Flip Cup, Jumbo Jenga, and Prosecco Pong. You can join the tournament for $10; all game drinks are included. Grand prize is a $100 gift certificate.
There will also be complimentary snacks, wine cakes and wine slushies.
No door charge for non-participants.
If you would like to participate, you need to register by Saturday, December 30th. To register, call 315-790-7659.


Trackside Restaurant's New Years Eve Masquerade Ball 2017
Sunday, December 31 at 9pm at Union Station in Utica.
Enjoy a wonderful New Year's Eve party while helping out the Stevens-Swan Humane Society at the same time.
Tickets are $75 and available at:


New Year's Eve at The Ridge!
Sunday, December 31 at 7pm
A special New Year's Eve celebration at the Ridge Golf Club & Tavern in Chittenango.


Celebrate New Year's Eve at Wanna Play Cafe in Utica. There will be appetizers, a full dinner buffet, desserts, and other goodies.
The festivities will start at 6pm on Sunday, December 31.
Tickets are $25 a piece and can be picked up right at the cafe.


Sunset Grill Masquerade Party
Sunset Grill in Sylvan Beach is holding a Masquerade Party to ring in the New Year.
The fun starts at 9pm on December 31.
There will be live music, a costume contest, and other great activities.


Ring in the New Year at Vernon Downs Casino
Lots going on at Vernon Downs for the New Year including a Balloon Drop, complimentary champagne and party favors (while supplies last), Champions dinner buffet and late night breakfast, live music by Grit N Grace, and more.
You can get more information about this celebration by visiting:


The YardCats at the Oneida American Legion
How about some live music to get ready for the New Year? The YardCats will be performing at the Oneida American Legion (in Oneida) at 8:30pm on Sunday, December 31.
This event is free to the public.


Other live music events for the New Year include:


The Old Main at Nail Creek Pub & Brewery in Utica
The band will take the stage at 8pm.
You must purchase a ticket to see the show.


Dubbonnet and Endless Circle at Jak's Bar & Grill in Barneveld
The music starts at 9pm.
Tickets are $30, and include an open bar, champagne toast and breakfast.


Lukin's Brick Oven Pizza in Utica Presents "Remedy"
See "Remedy" perform at 9pm on Sunday, December 31.


Turning Stone Resort and Casino
Many musical performances are happening at Turning Stone to wrap up 2017. Here's who is playing in each lounge area:
The Gig - Gridley Paige, Simple Props, 3 Inch Fury with DJ Bill T
Tin Rooster - Jake Dodds, Big Sky Country & DVDJ Biggie
Lava Nightclub: Jessica Who, Tony Martinez & Chris Reiners
Turquoise Tiger: Last Left, Madame ZZ & Her Gentlemen
You can get more details on all these shows (including start times and pricing), by visiting:


The Dovetones at Gerber's Tavern in Utica
Music starts at 8pm on Sunday, December 31.


Frank Diskin at Crazy Williez Brewery in Ilion
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Crazy Williez in Ilion. Enjoy a few delicious craft beers and watch Frank Diskin perform. Music starts at 7:30pm




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