Celebrate Rochester New year's Eve logo

Experience Rochester is pleased to announce a new community tradition to ring in the new year. Celebrate Rochester! New Year's Eve will take place at Mayo Civic Center on December 31, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2023. Admission is FREE. Financial donations are suggested and will support area non-profits. A limited number of reserved VIP tables will be available for purchase for the evening entertainment and can be purchased here.

At a Glance: Schedule of Events *

Daytime/Family Activities

2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Evening/Adults Only Entertainment

6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m. Doors Open to the Public - Free admission!

Food and beverage vendors and family activities begin

6:30 p.m. VIP Welcome in Concert Venue

3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Daytime Entertainment:

Clay Fulton and the Lost Forty and Push & Turn

7:00 p.m. Doors Open for General Admission - Evening Entertainment

Hair of The Dog

Amateur the Band

Soul Train

Coyote Wild

5:00 p.m. Kids Ball Drop Midnight Ball Drop
8:00 p.m. Family activities and food vendors close 12:30 a.m. Entertainment Concludes

*schedule of events is subject to change


Family Activities

2:00-8:00 p.m.

Rollerskating with DJ, interactive games, and video games in the Exhibition HallRoller skating in Mayo Civic Center Exhibit Hall

Igloo lounge with coffee, hot chocolate, and smores station, along with outdoor fire pits and interactive activations by the Rochester Fire Department and Rochester Park and Recreation Department's "Thrive Outside" Winter Activities Trailer on the Center Street outdoor patio

Interactive Ice Carving display and live carving demonstration at the primary entry (Door #31 near Civic Theatre)

Activities with community partners in the North Lobby, including Rochester Art Center

A "Kids Ball Drop" and bubble celebration at 5:00 p.m. to ring in the new year

arcadeKids with Inflatable

Push and Turn and Clay Fulton and the Lost Forty band photos

Evening/Adults Only Event

6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Local and regional live music, dancing, special effects, food options and bars

Local breweries and food vendors in the North Lobby

Midnight Ball Drop display with champagne toast

VIP tables and packages are available with an online reservation

Alcohol purchases and consumption will require a wristband from ID check tables

New Years Eve Evening Entertainment Lineup