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Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Erie, Pennsylvania 2022

Friday Dec 16th, 2022

New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with the Erie Otters
Date: Saturday, December 31
Location: Erie Insurance Arena
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: Varies by seating
Join the Erie Otters and rock in the New Year with the fast-paced excitement of hockey! The Otters welcome the Niagara IceDogs for this family-friendly night of fun that includes live music in the concourse, photo booth, intermission surprises, and kids’ activities. In honor of the night, the Otters will be wearing a one-night only specialty jersey to help “blackout 2022”. Get your tickets here.

New Year's Eve Carnival Celebration
: Saturday, December 31 and Sunday, January 1
Location: Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Cost: Activities included with water park admission
Come one, come all to Splash Lagoon’s New Year’s Eve Carnival Celebration! Enjoy character appearances, a live animal show, face painting, coloring contests, a Midnight Ball Drop, and so much more! Bring the whole family for a watery adventure on Splash Lagoon’s thrilling water slides, Wild Waters Wave Pool, and the newly updated Tree House.  Make it an overnight getaway with lots of fun extras and book one of their special New Year’s Eve Overnight Packages.

Noon Year’s Eve at the expERIEnce Children's Museum
: Saturday, December 31
Location: expERIEnce Children’s Museum
Time: Two Sessions, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m.
Cost: $10 for members, $12 for non-members 
Celebrate 2023 with your family and the expERIEnce Children’s Museum. This annual family-friendly event includes colorful balloon drops, live entertainment, and lots of fun as you count down to the Noon Year! Pre-registration is highly recommended.  Walk-ins are not permitted.  Ticket information is here.

Boogie on the Bay The Fiesta Way
: Saturday, December 31
: Bayfront Convention Center
Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Cost: Individual tickets start at $68/person
Say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 as you dance the night away on Erie’s beautiful Bayfront!  Live music will be provided by The Chosen Few. Your admission includes four drink tickets, hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast.  Overnight hotel packages are available at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront and the Courtyard Erie Bayfront.  Hotel packages and tables of 10 must be purchased in person at the Erie Insurance Arena box office or by calling 814-452-4857.

Winter Wonderland of Trees at the Elsie Greer House Bed & Breakfast
: Saturday, December 31 
Location: Elsie Greer House Bed & Breakfast
Time: 4 – 8 p.m.
Cost: $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under
Step back in time for a tour of The Winter Wonderland of Trees. Join The Elsie Greer House Bed & Breakfast as they introduce the holiday! Refreshments will be provided.

New Year’s Eve Party at Bistro 210!
Date: Saturday, December 31
Location: Peek’n Peak Ski Resort
Time: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Cost: Dance party is free admission
Ring in 2023 the Peek’n Peak way at Bistro 210!  Start your night off with a sumptuous dinner buffet or specially crafted features menu from 5 – 9:30 p.m. then kick things into high gear with the dynamic dance music of DJ Sound Investment. The night also includes a complimentary champagne toast to watch the ball drop at midnight, party hats, loot, and fun New Year’s accessories to spruce up your outfit!

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Nestled in the small town of Waterford just outside of Erie, PA, Port Farms offers a charming countryside wedding venue. Our unique barn is located on 200 rural acres making it the perfect backdrop for your special day. Say “I do” outside under the beautifully decorated pergola or inside the rustic barn. Our timbered barn showcases vaulted ceilings adorned with romantic and whimsical lighting. The venue offers a Bridal Suite and Grooms Cottage where you and your wedding party can get ready. To help make your day stress free, we have a dedicated wedding coordinator and staff to ensure you and your guests enjoy the perfect day.

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Millcreek Mall

The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

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Outdoor Dining at the Bayfront Grille

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Dobbins Landing

Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.

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