The closest thing to Times Square on New Year's Eve happened at Austin Landing. Party-goers watched the ball drop and fireworks and enjoyed live music from Stranger during the celebration in support of Pink Ribbon Girls on Dec. 31, 2016. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

3 must-see NYE ball drops in Dayton

New York City’s a little far, but lucky for you, we’ve got a few ball drop celebrations in and around our fair city.

Here are three New Year’s Eve ball drop celebrations.

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✨ BALL DROP NYE at Yellow Cab Tavern

Yellow Cab will start its first Ball Drop party at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. DJ “Fab Gear ( Jay Madewell) will play dance music starting at 10 p.m. There will be food trucks and a champagne toast. 

Where: Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton 

When: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31 to Jan. 1

Cost: Free admission

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✨ NYE at Austin Landing (MOVED INSIDE)

 Channel a little bit of the Times Square atmosphere this New Year’s Eve at Austin Landing. Live music from Stranger and Party with a Purpose benefiting The Pink Ribbon Girls. There will be fireworks and a live ball drop. Food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase from food trucks. Free champagne toast for ages 21+. While you're at Austin Landing, don't miss the first NYE Bash at Bar 145 featuring Neon White.

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Where: Austin Landing, 10050 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg

When: Starts at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 

Tickets: $15 in advance online; $20 at the door. VIP tickets are $60 each. 


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✨ Yellow Springs Ball Drop and Little Art Theatre Party

Can't get to New York City for the ball drop this year? Yellow Springs should be a bit more manageable with its annual ball-drop celebration in front of the Little Art.

The Little Art promises the best seats for the event, along with music from Devil's Backbone and a special showing of the 2008 film “Mamma Mia!” starring Meryl Streep. 

Admission to the Little Art party is $25 and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres. NYE Punch, craft beer, wine and other spirits will be sold. 

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Where: Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs

When: 8 p.m. Dec. 31 

Cost: $25 per person

Info: (937) 767-7671 |