As a new year approaches, it's safe to say that 2016 will not be missed. Luckily, it's a holiday all about new beginnings. So ring in 2017 in style, and drop by one of these New Year's Eve parties where the celebration is sure to make you forget all about the last 365 days.
Wings of Change Gala
Royalton Hotel, NYC
Start the new year at this black tie affair. Enjoy dinner and a champagne reception in the penthouse with live bands, multiple DJs, and a living art installation. Tickets are available at Voss Events.
NYE Celebration with Big Freedia & Har Mar Superstar
Chop Shop, Chicago
If there's one good thing to come out of 2016, it's Big Freedia's rise to queer fame. The "Queen of Bounce" will ring in the new year with a performance at 1st Ward at Chop Shop. Har Mar Superstar and the Cell Phones are also set to perform. Tickets are available at Chop Shop.
Queen Kong's Big Gay New Year's Eve
The Boulet Brothers present a extravagent New Year's Eve edition of DTLA's Homo Party Palace and Eight Show Queer Spectactular. This event boasts some of the filthiest queer performances from Cafeteria, Planet Queer, ATM, and Exposure Drag. Check out Boulet Brothers for more info.
BUZZ: Benefitting The Lab
The Lab, San Francisco
Join host Peaches Christ at one of San Francisco's most flamboyant celebrations of queer art. Featuring performances from Skin, Pseuda, and Saturn Rising to name a few, proceeds benefit The Lab's residency program, "providing artists with a living wage and the resources to continue radical practices." Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
Eagle Tavern, Seattle
Get your DILF on with some of the hottest men in Seattle. Enjoy party favors and a midnight champagne toast as you dance the year away. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
Funhouse Lounge, Portland
Sport your best plaid for the third annual Lumbertwink New Year's Eve party. With beats by John Cross and Freddy KOP, some of the hottest guys of the Northwest will be in attendance to help ring in the new year. Check out Lumbertwink for more info.
New Queer's Eve
Central Wharf, Boston
The Welcoming Committee has taken over all of Central Wharf Co. to ring in the new year with class. Enjoy two dance floors, hors d’oeuvres, and champagne as you end the year on a high note. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
Gear & Glamour: A Geared Up New Year's Eve
The Bike Shop, Philadelphia
Don your finest leather for this glamorous farewell to 2016. Hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Philadelphia and the Philadelphians MC, this geared-up celebration will be the perfect start to your year. Check out more info at the Bike Shop.
South Beach NYE '17
Join Lance Bass with DJs Dani Toro and Paulo Fragoso as they ring in the new year in Miami Beach. Enjoy a complementary champagne toast as the clock strikes midnight. Tickets are available at Showclix.
Dress in your finest blue attire for the annual New Year's Eve Blue Bash. DJ Benson is spinning as the clock strikes 12. Enjoy a midnight champagne toast and a $500 cash balloon drop. Check out Dallas Eagle for more info.