The Best Bashes to Ring in 2020


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images

As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect on the last decade and look forward to the years to come. The year 2020 is more than excuse to celebrate. If you're hoping to start the next decade in grand fashion, these parties are certain to fit the bill.

NYE 2020 at J. Rieger & Co.

J. Rieger's inaugural New Year's Eve party features two different experiences.

The distillery experience includes J. Rieger & Co. cocktails, Heim beer and house wines, signature draught cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and treats, entertainment by Sheppa + Lars, Hot Club KC, a complimentary midnight toast and more.

The Hey! Hey! Club is a more exclusive event that includes all the distillery hoopla, plus reserved seating, exclusive Champagne-focused specialty cocktails, entertainment in by Julia Haile and a complimentary midnight Champagne toast.

Uptown's "Hindsight 2020" NYE Celebration

For the past 20 years, the Uptown has been an ultimate destination for New Year's Eve. The historic venue offers a variety of experiences and entertainment all under the same roof—no standing outside in the freezing cold in cocktail attire! Enjoy five hours of multiple open bars, plus snacks and unlimited access to unique party rooms.

NYE Live! at Kansas City Power & Light District

Celebrate the new year downtown with exclusive access to up to 12 bars and nightclubs, all-inclusive packages, great entertainment, NYE-themed party favors, confetti cannons, Champagne toasts and the city’s most anticipated countdown to midnight—complete with a “Times Square” ball drop!

NYE at the Temple X

This party has sold out the last nine years, so be sure to grab your tickets now. Party-goers can expect 10 massive open bars, four levels with five DJs and eight party areas, laser lights, an LED wall, party favors and more.

New Year's Swingin' Eve at Union Station

This New Year's Eve party at the iconic Union Station features live music, party favors, drinks, hot appetizers and a midnight Champagne toast. Enjoy big-band favorites from Dave Stephens and the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra plus yacht rock from Summer Breeze.

The Black Party XVI

Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners is the ultimate multi-room event space for New Year's Eve. Enjoy unlimited premium cocktails and a variety of musical entertainment at this upscale venue. Upgrade your experience with bottle service!

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