Q: What do the different ticket rounds (1-3) 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 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 7 drink tickets. Each drink ticket is worth 1 drink which includes beer, wine, champagne 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 at the event for $8 each. Drink tickets are same for GA and VIP guests, however access to VIP bars is only in the VIP area.
Q: What's the Deal with the Singles Pre-Party and Singles Bar?
A: For the 2019 party we added a completely optional red wristband guests could wear if they wanted to put out there they were single, just thought it would be fun. We ended up giving them all away and running out before 10pm, the response was great and people had fun with it. For this year we added some additional singles options in that there will be a Pre-Party Event more info to come.
Q: What is the VIP Lounge?
A: Off the foyer by the elevators we added an additional smaller lounge which will have an additional VIP bar as well as DJ creating a different vibe than the other 2 larger rooms of music.
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 or VIP 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 confirmation 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 available until 7 days prior to the event. All sales after are final.
Q: How many people will be at the party?
A: For 2018-2019 there will be 1200 tickets sold and we expect the event to sell out early. In the past we have sold out the same event in this space with over 2000 guests (which was to many). 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 (8:30pm–2:00am), improved guest/bartender ratios and limited the size of the party.
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, Jim Beam, Seagram, J&B, Budweiser/Bud Lite, Heineken, House Red, House White, Champagne 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 Titos Vodka, Watershed Gins, Captain Morgan, Jack Daniels, Canadian Club, Johnny Walker Red, Budweiser, Bud Lite, Heineken, House Red, House White, Champagne 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. additionally we have a live music room with similar popular hits!
Q: Is there parking at the hotel?
A: Yes, the hotel offers a discount for $20 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.