Saturday, December 31, 2016
7:30 PM (BALLROOM 8:30 PM) – 2:00 AM
Join us on NYE at the Columbus Renaissance when we turn our 11,000 sq ft Ballroom (the largest in Columbus) into a high-energy dance club. Top local DJs will keep you dancing until well after the ball drops.
Watch the Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl (opens 7:30pm) on big screens •
DJ Matt Majik • DJ Ginsu Von Mixwell • Discounted valet parking • Coat check •
Hors d'oeuvres • Late night pizza
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Ticket Information

NYE 2017

General Admission Tickets

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*** Additional drink tickets will be available at the event for at a very reasonable $5 each. These can be purchased at the event (without processing fee) or you can preorder packages of 6 additional drink tickets online for $30 (good for general admission or VIP with wristband)

Ticket Includes

  • Admission to the event
  • 6 drink tickets for beer, wine & well liquor mix drinks
  • Gratuity included
  • Hors d'oeuvres 8:30–10:30pm

PARTY ONLY: "Non-Drinking" ticket available for those who don't need drink tickets.

NYE 2017

(while supplies last)

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*** If you wish to purchase more than 10 tickets for your group, simply select more than 10 tickets when making your purchase, or buy additional individual GA tickets at any time.

Ticket Includes

  • Admission to the event
  • Reserved seating table for your group
  • 6 drink tickets (per person) for beer, wine & well liquor mix drinks
  • Gratuity included
  • Hors d'oeuvres 8:30–10:30pm

NYE 2017


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Ticket Includes

  • VIP Admission, access to VIP Area and Bars
  • 6 Premium beverage tickets
  • Gratuity included
  • Upscale hors d'oeuvres 8:30–10:30pm
  • Complementary coat check
  • Expanded drink options
  • Champagne toast
  • Late night complementary flatbread pizza 1:00am–close

NYE 2017


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*** If you wish to purchase more than 10 tickets for your group, simply purchase additional individual VIP tickets at any time.

Ticket Includes

  • VIP Admission, access to VIP Area and Bars
  • VIP Reserved Lounge Seating Area
  • 6 Premium beverage tickets (per person)
  • Plus everything listed above in VIP TICKETS

Pictures From Previous Years

Purchase Tickets

For each ticket option (General Admission and VIP) there are (4) rounds of tickets each at increasing price levels. Once the allotment for each round is SOLD OUT the next round will begin at a higher price. We strongly encourage you to buy early; we will not hold pricing. Below are the currently available tickets which can increase in price at any time! Add-on drink packages will not change in price and can be purchased later or at event.

***$3.99 Processing Fee Added to Each Ticket Purchased***

Hotel Information

Please take a minute to read this section — rooms must be booked directly with the hotel.

We have great room deals for our event guests at the Renaissance Columbus Hotel for the 2016-2017 celebration. Event Tickets do not include a hotel room; rooms must be booked directly with the hotel. Click link below to book your room now!

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Please take a minute to read these few items — it will make everything go much smoother for everyone.

Q: Will the Bowl Game Be On TVs?

A: Yes, we will have several TVs around the party with the Fiesta Bowl Game Showing. Official Pre-Game Show starts at 7:00pm or once the previous game ends. Our Event starts at 7:30pm so that we will before the estimated kickoff time, pre-game show will be showing at hotel bar on first floor. We wanted to make sure the bars would be open which is why we compromised with hotel on 7:30pm. Audio will be available with screens in foyer area and screening room but will not be on for the 2 screens in ballroom where the music is playing.

Q: What do the different ticket rounds (1-4) mean?

A: We have allotted a certain amount of tickets to each round so once a round sells out the next round of tickets goes on sale and the price goes up. We ofer this discount to those this who commit early so that they will let their friends know and help us spread the word. This means we don't have to spend money on TV or Radio advertising that would otherwise drive ticket prices up for everyone.

Q: How many drinks per Drink Ticket?

A: We have gone to the drink ticket system in which every event ticket includes 6 drink tickets. Each drink ticket is worth 1 drink which includes beer, wine or mixed spirit drink from the bar. Soda, tea, and other regular non-alcoholic drinks do not require drink tickets for any party guests. Additional drink tickets can be purchased online in groups of 6 beforehand for $30 or at the event for $5 each. Drink tickets are same for GA and VIP guests, however access to VIP bars is only in the VIP area.

Q: What is a “Non-Drinking” ticket mean for General Admission Ticket?

A: For years we have had pregnant women, designated drivers, and other non-drinkers ask for a discount for not needing drink tickets. We now have an option for the same General Admission Ticket without any drink tickets. You will still be entitled to soda, tea and other regular non-alcoholic drinks which do not require “drink tickets” for any guests, in addition to hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and all the other event festivities.

Q: When will I get my tickets?

A: Your tickets can be downloaded immediately after purchase, and will be attached to your order confrmation email (PDF file). This will allow you to print all the tickets you purchased ahead of time. Tickets displayed on your mobile device will also be accepted. At the hotel you will provide your ticket and proof of ID (21 or older) to get a wristband for the party. The wristband station will be open several hours before the party to accommodate hotel guests. If you have questions about your tickets, please contact us below or e-mail us.

Q: Someone else's name is on the ticket, can I use them?

A: Yes, tickets can be given to friends, relatives, etc and they can use the ticket. This is simply for tracking and authentication purposes. Tickets will be scanned at the door for validity and of course can only be used once. You will need a valid ID that says you are over 21 but it does not need to match the name on the ticket.

Q: Can I get a refund of my ticket purchase?

A: Ticket refunds are only available through December 26th. All sales after December 26th are final.

Q: How many people will be at the party?

A: For 2016-2017 there will only be 1200 tickets sold and we expect the event to sell out early. In the past we have sold out the New Year's Eve Gala 2010 with over 2000 guests. We think this size group will be ideal for the best possible time for our friends, their friends and their friend's friends.

Q: Will there be long lines for the bars?

A: Unfortunately we cannot guarantee "short lines" and with any bar there can typically be a line. This year, we took extra steps to improve the situation from previous years including an additional hour of bar service (7:30pm–2:00am), improved guest/bartender ratios and limited the size of the party. If this is a concern, we recommend purchasing VIP tickets for access to VIP bars where the guest/bartender ratio will be even lower.

Q: What type of liquor is served in the General Admission bar?

A: The open bar will have quality brands including as Smirnoff, Beefeater, Bacardi Silver, Jim Beam, Seagram, J&B, Budweiser/Bud Lite, Heineken, House Red, House White or equivalent as well as several red and white wines.

Q: What type of liquor is served in the VIP bar?

A: The VIP open bar will have "Premium" Brands as defined by The Columbus Renaissance Hotel to include Watershed Vodka and Gins, Titos, Captain Morgan, Jack Daniels, Canadian Club, Johnny Walker Red, Budweiser, Bud Lite, Heineken, House Red, House White or equivalent as well as several red and white wines.

Q: What is the attire?

A: Dress to impress. It is a holiday event, so attire is dressy. Jeans would be out of place.

Q: What type of food is included?

A: There will be food from 8:30–10:30pm at the event but is limited to various types of Hors d'oeuvres. VIP will have some additional options for hors d'oeuvres in the VIP area during this time. At 1 AM, the hotel opens a pizza stand (priced per slice or pie) available to all guests; for VIP guests, there will be complimentary pizza at 1 AM. The Renaissance does a very nice job with the food but the event does not include a full meal. It is recommended that you eat a full dinner before the event.

Q: What is the average age?

A: The party is 21 and over only. No exceptions. Age range is between 21 and 40+.

Q: What type of music is played?

A: There will be Top 40, Hip Hop, Mash-ups and various other types of dance music from local DJs.

Q: Is there parking at the hotel?

A: Yes, the hotel offers a discount for $17 overnight valet parking, but you must mention you are with the "niteMAGIC" group. The garage is limited on space so it will most likely fill up prior to the start of the event. We cannot guarantee parking. There may be additional parking available in the Statehouse Garage across Broad Street.

Q: Can I buy tickets at the hotel?

A: No, the hotel cannot provide tickets or detailed information on the event. The hotel considers this event a private party similar to a wedding and will direct you to this website for more information.

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