Get Out: New Year's Activities (and Other Fun Stuff)

Still not sure what you are doing for the new year? Here are our top picks for the holiday weekend.


Where/When: , 9 p.m. - 12 a.m., Thursday

Why Go: Bowl Your Brains Out is a West Pike Bowl special. Spend only $11 for any two hours of bowling and shoe rental!

Pricing: $11.


Where?/When?: , 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday

Why Go?: One Sweet Burgh is Pittsburgh's premiere Dave Matthews Band tribute. They will be performing at Jay's Sports Bar and Restaurant.  


Where?/When?: Pittsburgh Zoo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday

Why Go?: It's like Time's Square only family friendly! Countdown to noon and watch the "ball" drop, sign the New Year's ReZOOlution banner and dance yourself silly with Radio Disney!

Pricing: $10/adult, $9 for children and seniors


Where?/When?: , 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday

Why Go?: The Family New Years Eve Party at West Pike will feature COSMIC Bowling, Red Head Pin Bowling, sparkling cider toast, pizza, soft drinks, party favors and much more! Pricing: Buy a lane a $79.50.


Where/When: Downtown Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. on Saturday

Why Go?: Highmark First Night Pittsburgh is a unique, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration focused on the arts. Held in more than 200 cities worldwide, the festival is a wonderful way to bring in the New Year in an uplifting, alcohol-free atmosphere. Centered in the Cultural District, First Night Pittsburgh has something for everyone, from children’s activities and performances by nationally-known musicians, to installations by local artists and a spectacular fireworks finale. Click here to a full schedule of events.

Pricing: Varies. 


Where?/When?: , 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday

Why Go?: The Almost New Years Party will feature cosmic bowling, Red Head pin bowling, pizza, wings, party favors, drawing for fun prizes, sparkling cider toast for children and much more!

Pricing: Buy a lane for $99.95.


Where?/When?: Iceoplex at Southpointe, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday

Why Go?: Families are invited to attend Family Fun Night at the Iceoplex! Activities include skating, soccer, face painting, dodge ball and much more!

Pricing: $8 per person if tickets are purchased in advance. $10 the day of the event.


Where?/When?: , 8:30 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. on Saturday

Why Go?: The Lindsey Smith Band will perform at the New Year's Eve celebration at Jay's Sports Bar and Restaurant.


Where/When: , 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday

Why Go?: SNPJ 138 is hosting a New Year's Eve Party. Music will be provided by Endurance.


Where?/When?: ,10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday

Why Go?: New Years Eve Spectacular will feature Cosmic bowling, red head pin bowling with prize giveaways, 12-foot TV to watch the ball drop, a bottle of champagne for each lane for a midnight toast and much more!




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