Your complete guide to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Dayton

Dayton Raceway Hollywood Casino to host Bourbon style NYE Bash
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Dayton Raceway Hollywood Casino to host Bourbon style NYE Bash

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Credit: The Snow Report Facebook

Finding the right way to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next isn’t always easy.

But don’t fret. We’ve done part of the legwork for you already.

Here are 8 ways you can celebrate New Year’s Eve.

1. Dine out on New Year's Eve at these amazing restaurants

What will you have for your last meal in 2016? If you're having trouble deciding here are 9 places to enjoy an amazing meal with loved ones on New Year's Eve.

2. Celebrate with the whole family

Scene75 in Dayton to host a New Year's Eve Bash for all ages
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Scene75 in Dayton to host a New Year's Eve Bash for all ages

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Credit: Scene75 Entertainment Center - Dayton Facebook

If you are a parent there is no greater way than to ring in the new year with your children. There are plenty of places in the area offering family fun like go-karting and ice-skatingbasketball games and more.

3. Party like you’re in NYC at Austin Landing

Scene from the 2015 New Year's Eve party at Austin Landing.
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Scene from the 2015 New Year's Eve party at Austin Landing.

Credit: Austin Landing

Credit: Austin Landing

At Austin Landing, the New Year's Eve celebration will be inspired by Times Square and help support the Pink Ribbon Girls, who support cancer patients throughout the greater Dayton area. The Buckeyes game will be watchable on a big screen and an after party is planned at Bar Louie.

4. Celebrate end of 2016 with lots of sports fans

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26:   J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a first down during overtime of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a first down during overtime of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Credit: Jamie Sabau

Credit: Jamie Sabau

Yes, the Buckeyes will be taking on the Clemson Tigers on New Year's Eve, so turn your NYE celebration into a sports event of sorts. Visit one of our favorite places in the area to cheer on the Bucks!

5. Throw your own Buckeye Bash at home

Archive photo — Bottles wait to be filled with locally-crafted Buckeye Vodka.
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Archive photo — Bottles wait to be filled with locally-crafted Buckeye Vodka.

Credit: Chris Stewart

Credit: Chris Stewart

Want to throw a party but unsure of how? You'll need food, drinks and preparation ideas. Here are some of our best ideas on "how to throw an Ohio State party Dayton style." 

6. How to shop for the signature drink of the evening

Our expert Mark Fisher gives his advice on how to pick the right type of champagne for your evening extravaganzas! You'll need to know this especially because the most popular drink on New Year's Eve is of course Champagne!

7. Take the stress out of serving drinks to all of your guests 

Dayton area cocktail master gave us insiders on how to create batch cocktails in order to save time, energy and to take the hassle out of your party. Your life this weekend will change if you follow her guidance.

>> RELATED: One of Dayton’s top bartenders shows you how to wow your guests

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8. How to ensure you can still enjoy New Year’s Day

Too much red wine, Champagne or shots of tequila? Don't let it spoil your first day of 2017. Here's how to heal after a long and fun night of partying

>> RELATED: Local restaurant offering big deal on ‘hangover cure’ sandwich