Ice Skating Rink. Holiday Square, corner of 4th St. and Jefferson St., 4-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28; 4-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29; noon-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30; noon-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. $12 per hour for skating and skate rental. louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/light-louisville.
Lights Under Louisville. Mega Cavern, 1841 Taylor Ave., 6-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 28 and 29; 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 30 and 31. Drive your own car through the underground Christmas light show with 850 Christmas light displays and 2 million points of light. Admission: car, truck, SUV and minivan: $27; motor coach (reservations required) and groups of 20 or more, $5 per person. louisvillemegacavern.com.
Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop. 6-10:30 p.m. Friday. Free rides are provided on replica trolley buses that travel primarily along the Frankfort Ave. corridor. http://www.fatfridayhop.org.
Kentucky Flea Market New Year’s Spectacular. West Wing, Pavilion, Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 29 and 30; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1. More than 1,200 booths with antiques and one-of-a-kind items Free. Parking $8, $20 bus. 502-367-5000.
Louisville Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 Douglass Blvd., 5 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 29 and 30; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. The festival is based on the Boar’s Head festival of medieval times that celebrated the triumph of good over evil. Free, but tickets are required and bring a canned good to be donated to those in need.
A candlelight dinner in the medieval tradition will be offered 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 29 and 30; 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. $25 per person. Tickets: 502-459-1595.
Flame Run Ornament Making. Flame Run, 815 W. Market St. Fridays-Sundays and by appointment. Create your own blown-glass ornament with the help of Flame Run artists. $40 per person, per ornament; the snowman ornament, $50. For ages 6 and older. 502-584-5353 or flamerun.com.
Kenny Woods Gun Show. West Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, noon-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. $6.50-$18.50. Parking $8, $20 bus. 502-367-5000. Parking $8, $20 bus. 502-367-5000.
21C Museum Hotel/Proof on Main. 700 W. Main St. , 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve. The Atrium Gallery comes to life with music, dancing and contemporary art (current exhibition: Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art). Entertainment by Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy, Fela Booty and Suspend aerial acrobats, push pops and bites by Proof on Main, a premium bar by Michter’s Whiskeys and champagne toasts by Laurent Perrier. $99 per person includes 2 drink tickets. Room for two with late checkout and tickets to the Atrium Party, packages start at $393. Proof on Main will serve a four-course meal from 5:30-11 p.m.; $65-$78 per person. 502-217-6300; www.21cmuseumhotels.com.
8 Up. 350 W. Chestnut St., 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve with Josh Logan from the Voice and DJ Alex Bell, special menu from Chef Casper Van Drongelen, balloon drop, champagne toast and one drink ticket, $20. Reservations: 502-631-4180; www.8uplouisville.com.
Anoosh Bistro. 4864 Brownsboro Road, Sunday, Dec. 31. An early three-course dinner available from 5- 6:30 p.m. $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Four-course dinner with seating beginning at 8 p.m., $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Wine pairings and a full bar will also be available for purchase. Reservations, 502-690-6585.
The Dream Team and MJ Entertainment present The Black Experience: New Year’s Eve. The Foundry, Glassworks, 815 W. Market St., 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Music by DJ Knitti, DJ Znyce and Hype Kid Renegade. Sponsored by Korbel. $10-30. www.eventbrite.com.
Bourbon & B – Sides presents Harlem Nights. Ice House, 226 East Washington, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Live art, complimentary late night buffet, champagne toast, DJ Kaos, Vane and DJ AK. Tickets start at $25. www.bourbonandbsides.com; www.eventbrite.com.
Neon Night New Year’s Eve Party. Diamond Pub, 630 Baxter Ave., 8 p.m.-3 a..m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Balloon drop, champagne toast, drink specials, buffet, 16 pool tables and heated deck. Music by Radiotronic, DJxNightmare, Gitsum, Trvpadiktz and Bobanonymous. $10 general admission, $25 VIP side stage; $50 VIP lounge area. 502-690-7040 or visit or www.diamondpubandbilliards.com.
Fourth Street Live! New Year’s Eve Party. 400 S. Fourth St., Sunday, Dec. 31. Music by From Paris, party favors and balloon drop, free. VIP all-inclusive food and beverage package (from 9 p.m.-midnight), includes access to PBR Louisville, Tavern on Fourth, Tavern Hall, and the Sports and Social Club with beverages, entertainment, party favors and complimentary midnight champagne toast. and post-midnight food voucher with access to PBR Louisville, Tavern on Fourth, Tavern Hall and the Sports and Social Club. $75 single; $140 couple. Birracibo Platinum Package. All inclusive food and beverage packages (from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.), food by Birracibo’s Chef and late pizza buffet. $100. www.4thstreetlive.com.
The Brown Hotel. 335 W. Broadway, Sunday, Dec. 31. English Grill: Seating’s at 5-6:30 p.m. (three course meal), $75; 6:30-8:30 p.m. (five course meal), $125; 10 p.m. (three course late night menu), $50.
The hotel’s Lobby Bar will also be open with a selection of more than 100 bourbons and a midnight balloon drop. Guests can continue celebrations on New Year’s Day with a “hangover brunch” buffet in J. Graham’s Café from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, www.brownhotel.com or call 502-583‑1234.
Galt House Suites. 140 N. Fourth St., 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. A James Bond New Year’s Eve Party with music by Louisville Crashers Band. Reception, 8-9 p.m.; dinner, 8:30-10:30 p.m.; dancing, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., cash bar, $125 per person. Overnight accommodations for two, reception 8-8:30 p.m.; dinner, dancing, four drink tickets, 2 tickets to New Year’s Day Brunch (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Tickets start at $399 plus tax. 502-589-5200.
New Year’s Eve Blackout Affair: Archibald Cochran Room, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Music by Encore and DJ Empty Beats, party favors, appetizers, cash bar, champagne toast, $55 per person; with room for two, $329. only. 502-589-5200.
RIVUE New Year’s Eve. Dinner, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Three course dinner and jazz trio. $70 per person plus tax and gratuity. 502-568-4239; www.galthouse.com.
The Gillespie New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party. 421 W. Market St., 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Party with DJ Mikus and Kudmani, champagne toast at midnight, hors d’oeuvres and open bar. $100. www.eventbrite.com; 502-584-8080.
WFPK’s New Year’s Eve Party -The Player’s Ball: Salute to 70’s Soul Cinema. Headliner’s Music Hall, 1836 Lexington Road, 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. With Zach Longoria Project and guest vocalists Sheryl Rouse, Carly Johnson, Otis Junior, Zach Longoria and Gina C. $20 advance, $25 day of party. www.headlinerslouisville.com.
Howl at the Moon New Year’s Eve Party. 434 S. 4th St. Sunday, Dec. 31. Champagne Supernova: guaranteed reserved seating (first row), premium open bar (7 p.m.-midnight), buffet (7-9 p.m.), bottle of champagne with full table buyout $150 per person (must arrive by 9 p.m.). The Big Shot: guaranteed reserved seating, premium open bar (7-p.m.-midnight), buffet (7-9 p.m.), bottle of champagne with full table buyout, $125 per person (must arrive by 9 p.m.). Party Rock: guaranteed rail seating, premium open bar (7 p.m.-midnight), buffet (7-9 p.m.), champagne toast, $100 per person (must arrive by 9 p.m.). Fashionably Late: guaranteed entry, standing room, premium open bar (9-p.m.-midnight) and champagne toast, $50 per person (must arrive between 9 p.m. and midnight). www.howlatthemoon.com/nye-lou.
Lola’s New Year’s Eve Soiree. 1076 E. Washington St, 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Food, welcome cocktail, music by the Afrophysicists, champagne toast and cash bar. $100. www.eventbrite.com.
Passalino’s. 207 W. Market St., 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve Bash with DJ Rewind, open bar, hors d’oeuvres (10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) and champagne toast. Tickets start at $55. www.eventbrite.com.
Red Herring New Year’s Eve Party. 1757 Frankfort Ave., 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Music by Marvin and the Odyssey (6-9 p.m.) and DJ JP Source (10 p.m.-1 a.m.), champagne toast, a chance to win a VIP experience at Heaven Hill and Evan Williams as part of Red Herring’s #100Days100Cocktails promotion. $5 per person. For more information, RedHerringLou.com.
The Unlimited Show Band and & DJ Reggie Reg Grown & Sexy New Year’s Eve Party. Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby St., 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Unlimited Show Band and Reggie Reg perform, champagne toast and party favors. $50, $80 VIP (502-408-3952 or 502-712-0876) . www.eventbrite.com.
Zanzabar New Year’s Eve Party. 2100 S. S. Preston, 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. ZBAR New Years Eve: The Pass covering Bruce Springsteen & Frederick the Younger, $12-$15. www.zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Goat. 700 Landis Ridge Drive, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Featuring music by Carman Hammond during dinner, followed by a DJ and food and drinks throughout the night. All ticket sales include gratuity. $70, $50 party only. www.eventbrite.com or 502-791-8325.
The Beach New Year’s Eve Bash. 10315 Watterson Trail, 7 p.m.-3 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Entertainment from Mike Boughey, pizza from Bearnos, New Year’s Eve Bash T-Shirt for every guest and 3 drink tickets. $40. www.eventbrite.com.
30something Entertainment Reunion New Years Eve Party. Avenue E Art Gallery, 536 S. Fourth St., 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. $50 single, $80 couple. www.eventbrite.com.
New Year’s Eve Black Tie and Heels Party. Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St., 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. $10-$20, $40 VIP (21 and older). mercuryballroom.com; 800-745-3000.
The 502 Bar & Bistro New Year’s Eve Celebration. 10401 Meeting St., Sunday, Dec. 31. Seating’s at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Features specials from executive chef Ming Pu and the regular dinner menu. Music by DJ Bowers starting at 11 p.m., and a champagne toast at midnight. The eatery’s full bar featuring 12 taps on draft, craft and classic cocktails and select wines will also be available for purchase to toast the New Year. Reservations, 502-742-4772.
Equus & Jack’s Lounge. 122 Sears Ave., Sunday, Dec. 31. Seating’s at 6 and 8 p.m. Chef Dean Corbett will prepare a four-course meal that includes sea scallops with champagne and mushroom risotto and prime beef medallions with a poached rock lobster tail. For dessert, vanilla chiffon cake with strawberries and champagne buttercream. $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations, 502-897-9721.
Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles. Westport Whiskey & Wine, 1115 Herr Lane, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28. Get ideas on what to serve for ringing in the New Year. Features some treats from Argentina, Cava from Spain, Prosecco from Italy, Cremant from France, Sparkling from the United States and more. Reservations requested. $20. 502-708-1313.
Bellarmine University vs Martin Methodist College. Knights Hall, 2001 Newburg Road, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. Men’s Basketball. Tickets available at the door. $10; free admission for Bellarmine students, faculty, staff, based on availability. athletics.bellarmine.edu.
University of Louisville vs Pittsburgh. KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza, 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2. Men’s Basketball. $40. 800-745-3000.
The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows. Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29; 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30; 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Features sixteen exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. Recommended for ages 13 and older. $9, 7 Speed members. www.speedmuseum.org.
Free Owsley Sunday Film: Quasi and the Quackadero and Make Me Psychic. Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Quasi takes a trip through the Quackadero, a Coney-Island-like sideshow. Free.
Baby Driver. The Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. The film centers on the life of a talented getaway driver. Will he choose to pursue his life of crime, or will the girl of his dreams change his ways? Free. 812-285-5635.
Vandaveer, Bendigo Fletcher, Brandon Butler. Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston, 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28. $10-$12. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com.
Back 2 Mac formerly Louisville’s Rumours, Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Headliner’s Music Hall, 1836 Lexington Road, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28. Presented by WSFR and Salvation Army. $12, free with a new full-size towel for Salvation Army. headlinerslouisville.com.
Southern Accents: A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreaks. Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St., 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29. $15. mercuryballroom.com; 800-745-3000.
Nada, piano; Classical Hour Orchestra. Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Ave., 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29. Part of the Classical Hour series. Jason Raff, conductor. Free, donations accepted.
Sammy Adkins & the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys, Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers. Shepherdsville Music Barn, 1833 Highway 44 W., 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29. $12. brewgrass.com.
Sundy Best. Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St., 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. $26. mercuryballroom.com; 800-745-3000.
Unknown Hinson. Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. $18-$20. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St., 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Tickets start at $39.50. 800-745-3000.
Nada, piano. Episcopal Church Homes, 7504 Westport Road, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Part of the Classical Hour Series. Free.
Heartbreak Hotel: A Salute to Young Elvis. Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 2 and 3. Buffet, 6 p.m.; show, 7:15 p.m. $32 and $39. 812-288-8281.
Laughter N The Ville 2. Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St., 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. Featuring Bill Bellamy, Kenny Howell, Chris Thomas (“The Mayor”), Pierre. Hosted by Damon Williams and pre-show music by DJ Q. Tickets starts at $45. 502-584-7777.
New Years Comic Homecoming Spectacular. The Laughing Derby at the Comedy Caravan, 1250 Bardstown Road, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28; 7:30 and 9:30 Friday and Saturday, Dec. 29 and 30. $15 and $20. 502-459-0022.
Laughs In the Lounge. The Laughing Derby at the Comedy Caravan, 1250 Bardstown Road, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3. $5. 502-459-0022.
“A Christmas Carol The Musical.” Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, 7:45 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 27-30; 1:30 and 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. Derby Dinner Playhouse presents this musical twist of the classic Dickens story. Ebenezer Scrooge is taken on a journey to the past, present and future, and discovers Christmas is more than just physical. $38-$47; $80 for the 7:45 p.m. show Sunday. 812-288-8281; www.derbydinner.com.
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