The best ways to ring in 2017

Welcome in 2017 in style.

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Welcome in 2017 in style.

Looking to ring in the new year with a bang?

Here are some of the best ways you can ring in 2017 in Dayton:


Channel a little bit of the Times Square atmosphere in Dayton this New Year’s Eve at Austin Landin. Live music from Stranger and Party with a Purpose benefiting The Pink Ribbon Girls. There will be fireworks and a live ball drop. food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase. While you’re at Austin Landing, don’t miss the first NYE Bash at Bar 145 featuring Neon White.

Where: Austin Landing, 10050 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg

When: Dec. 31, starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $10 online in advance or $15 at the door



Can’t get to New York City for the ball drop this year? Yellow Springs should be a bit more manageable with their annual ball-drop celebration, complete with champagne and hors d’oeuvres. The Little Art Theatre promises the best seats for the event, along with music from Devil’s Backbone and a special showing of the Mel Brooks classic western spoof, Blazing Saddles.

Where: 247 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs OH

When: Dec. 31; 8 P.M.

Cost: $25/per person

Contact: (937) 767-7671



The beloved basketball team returns for its annual New Year’s Eve game at Wright State’s Nutter Center.

Where: Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Fairborn

When: Dec. 31 at 2 P.M.

Cost: $28.50-$126.50



The Indiana jam band rings in the new year with a full night of music with special guests Subterranean, the Bath Salt Zombies and Flow Poetry.

Where: Oddbody's Music Room, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton.

When: Dec. 31 at 6 P.M. Doors open at 5 P.M.

Cost: $10-$15



The local band celebrates the new year with a package that includes a hotel room, dinner for two, open bar, midnight champagne toast and more.

Where: Marriott at University of Dayton, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton.

When: Dec. 31 at 7 P.M. to 12:30 A.M.

Cost: $329. This is for ages 21 and up.

Contact: 937-223-1000.


The evening features dinner, dancing and music from the Frank Moravcik Band. Dinner includes roast pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, salad, bread, deserts, beer, wine, soda and coffee.

Where: American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton.

When: Dec. 31 Dinner begins at 7-8:30 P.M. Dancing starts at 9 P.M. to 1 A.M.

Cost: $30 dinner and dance, $20 dance only


Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents this special program to celebrate the arrival of 2017 with music, song and dance. Seats should be reserved early, as New Year’s Eve with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance nearly sells out every year.

The Schuster Center New Year’s Eve traditions that revelers have come to love and anticipate will again be part of the evening’s festivities: delicious food-by-the-bite in the Wintergarden beforehand, a flute of champagne at intermission, and a colorful climactic balloon drop.

Where: Mead Theatre section of the Schuster Center, Dayton.

When: Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.

Cost: $25 - $74

Contact: 937-228-3630 or


A unique and savory Smoked Salmon Cheesecake, a mouth-watering Beef Wellington, and Chef Maria’s amazing Banana Bread Foster dessert will be featured, along with many other delicious choices. The special fixed-price menu will include four courses along with dessert.

Where: 105 S. 2nd St., Miamisburg

When: Dec. 31; Seating will begin at 5 P.M., 7 P.M. and 9 P.M.

Cost: $79/per person

Contact: (937) 802-0891



For the last time, Rue Dumaine will be celebrating the new year with their dining public at 1061 Miamisburg-Centerville Road.

Six courses will be served for everyone who attends. Meals will begin with a variety of items such as crudo, pink peppercorn, sacerre braised oxtail, frizzled leeks and more. The available options to choose from for your entree are phenomonal and include; Halibut, fingerling confit, Jamestown pea shoots, grapefruit-pecan beurre noisette or Lambchop & crépinette, creamed spinach, Maitake mushrooms, red wine shallots and Cabernet gastrique.

So much more is offered with this package, including desserts, salads and drinks. Stop by for your last meal in 2016.

Where: 1061 Miamisburg-Centerville Road

Cost: $78 a person

Contact: Reservations are required call 937-610-1061



400 E. 5th St, Dayton

(937) 203-3999 |

Salar will be open on New Year’s Eve from 4-11 p.m. They are accepting reservations through their webpage or over the phone.


5531 Far Hills Ave., Centerville

(937) 434-4750 |

Meadowlark offers up a five-course dinner, featuring a cheddar fondue, lamb lollipop and grilled octopus for starters. Diners will have an entrée option of duck, fish with head-on shrimp or a vegetarian galette. The cost is $68 per person and the restaurant will seat people from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Crowne Plaza

33 E. 5th St., Dayton

(937) 224-0800 |

A three-course meal, including a choice of entrées (filet mignon, crab-stuffed salmon or grilled chicken), will be served on New Year’s. Seating times are 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. with live entertainment. The Crowne Plaza bar will stay open well past the ball drop as well. The cost is $45 per person and reservations are required.

BRIO Tuscan Grille

The Greene, 4459 Cedar Park Dr., Beavercreek

(937) 429-7792 |

Guests are invited to this Tuscan-style New Year’s celebration. The restaurant will be serving a two-course prix fixe menu that includes one entree and either a side salad, soup or small dessert.

Entrees include: Broiled Maine Lobster Tail & Creole Shrimp Pasta (angel hair pasta, spicy cream sauce, capers, red peppers, green onions and basil) and Surf & Turf (beef medallions, jumbo black pepper shrimp, Romano crusted eggplant and white cheddar polenta). Side salads include the BRIO chopped salad, Bistecca insalata or the Caesar salad. Lobster Bisque and the soup of the day are also side options.

Dessert options are caramel mascarpone cheesecake dolchino, crème brulee dolchino and the chef’s seasonal dolchino. Prices start at $29.95.

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