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 to save money; 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.
Ticket sales for 2016-2017 Event Open at Noon 11/1/2016. Have a safe and enjoyable NYE!
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.
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. 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.
A: New for 2015-2016, your tickets can be printed online or from your order confrmation email, which will allow you to print all the tickets you purchased ahead of time. After placing your order, a download button will be displayed. You should also receive an email from Easy Peasy Ticketing which will contain the tickets as an attachment. 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. Printed tickets are easier to scan and we recommend printing them vs. using your phone, if possible. If you have questions about your tickets, please contact us below or e-mail us.
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.
A: Ticket refunds are only available through December 26th. All sales after December 26th are final.
A: For 2015-2016 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.
A: Unfortunately we cannot guarantee "short lines" and with any bar there can typically be a line. For 2015-2016, we have taken 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. If this is a concern, we recommend purchasing VIP tickets for access to VIP bars where the guest/bartender ratio will be even lower.
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.
A: The VIP open bar will have "Premium" Brands as defined by The Columbus Renaissance Hotel to include Watershed Vodka and Gins, 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.
A: For 2015-2016 we have partnered with local Columbus spirits distillery Watershed to provide high-end spirits options for our VIP bar guests. We have been very impressed with their products and think all our friends should give them a try. The nice folks at Watershed have also agreed to provide a distillery tour ($20 value) to all the VIP guests for this event.
A: Dress to impress. It is a holiday event, so attire is dressy. Jeans would be out of place.
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.
A: The party is 21 and over only. No exceptions. Age range is between 21 and 40+.
A: There will be Top 40, Hip Hop, Mash-ups and various other types of dance music.
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.
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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