New Year's Eve party preps underway

Posted at 5:41 PM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 18:45:12-05

New Year's Eve parties are expected to have music, dancing and drinks.  But sometimes things don't go as planned. 

Last year party-goers demanded refunds after the Hanger 9 New Year's Eve party sold too many tickets and ran out of booze.

Experts say when choosing your celebration location, experience and reputations matter. A popular spot and proven party planners are always a safe bet.

Michael Tritt is the marketing director at Union Station.

"The crowd size will be bigger than last year because we have already sold more tickets," said Tritt.

Union Station is taking down its Christmas decorations and putting up lights and 4500 balloons for it's Swingin' Eve party.

The Power and Light district hoisted it's New Year's ball over the stage gearing up for the big party. They expect upwards of 6000 people to participate in the celebration.

Both venues say their ticket sales are closely monitored to ensure there's enough food, drink, and room for all to have a good time. Both venues still have tickets available.

New Years Parties happening around Kansas City |

  • Head to the KC Live Block: More than 10 bars and nightclubs, DJ's, NYE-themed party favors, champagne toasts, confetti cannons, and Times Square ball drop! Tickets start at $60.
  • The Uptown: 4 rooms, DJs and a live performance by local band Beautiful Bodies, a breakfast buffet from starting at 12:15am. Must be 21+ to enter. Tickets start at $70.
  • Spend New Year’s Eve with 41 Action News and host of Kansas City Live Joel Nichols at Union Station’s New Year’s Swingin’ Eve! Music by Dave Stephens Band Swing dance lessons provided! Your ticket gets it all, admissions, live music, party favors, hot appetizers, midnight champagne toast and more! Tickets start at $60.
  • New Year at One by One Project’s Annual Give Hope to One New Year’s Eve Party. Step back in time to the roaring twenties and bring in the New Year with live music, open bar, buffet dinner and dancing. All proceeds go to further the missions of One by One Project, to eradicate sex trafficking here in Kansas City. Tickets start at $125.


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