<b>This New Year’s Eve, Dayton’s ‘Times Square’ is the place to be</b>

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Credit: Austin Landing

At midnight, the ball will drop, tipping off a pink balloon release and the best New Year's Eve fireworks display in Dayton. (Austin Landing)
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At midnight, the ball will drop, tipping off a pink balloon release and the best New Year's Eve fireworks display in Dayton. (Austin Landing)

With Christmas behind us, it’s time to decide where you are going to ring in the New Year. There’s no need to make a trip to New York to celebrate New Year’s Eve – just head down to Dayton’s own “Times Square.”

On Saturday, Dec. 31, starting at 7 p.m., Austin Landing will host the biggest NYE bash in the area, featuring live music from popular local band Stranger, a free champagne toast for of-age guests, party favors and a pink balloon release. At midnight, the ball will drop, tipping off the best NYE fireworks display in Dayton.

More importantly, this family-friendly event also is a fundraiser for the Pink Ribbon Girls, the only organization in town that provides free direct service support and education to those suffering from breast and other women's reproductive cancers.

Other evening highlights include:

  • A big screen TV for Buckeye fans - Doors will open at 7 p.m. to watch the Ohio State Buckeyes game on a big screen television. There also will be live cut-ins to the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve special all night long.
  • VIP heated tent – No matter how cold it is outside, your VIP ticket will allow you to stay toasty all night in the heated tent. Tickets include general admission, a hot meal from City Barbecue, and two drink tickets per person.
  • A graffiti wall to leave a truly "lasting" impression
Live music, ball drop, fireworks -- who wouldn't want to come to this party?! This event is open to partiers of all ages, so bring the whole family! (Image provided by Austin Landing)
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Live music, ball drop, fireworks -- who wouldn't want to come to this party?! This event is open to partiers of all ages, so bring the whole family! (Image provided by Austin Landing)

Ticket information: 
General admission: $10 online, $15 at the door 
VIP tickets: $50 (while they last)

Available for purchase: 

  • Delicious food from local food trucks
  • Full bar and assorted beer and wine
  • Non-alcoholic beverages  

All proceeds from ticket and beverage sales will go to the Pink Ribbon Girls.

All proceeds from ticket and beverage sales on Saturday night will go to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls. (Image provided by Pink Ribbon Girls)
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All proceeds from ticket and beverage sales on Saturday night will go to benefit Pink Ribbon Girls. (Image provided by Pink Ribbon Girls)

PRG truly lends a helping hand

"There are a lot of outstanding organizations in existence that raise awareness for breast and reproductive cancers, but we are the only ones out there to actually provide direct service to cancer patients and their families," explained Sarah Gillenwater, director of marketing for Pink Ribbon Girls. "Our mindset is that everyone says, 'Let me know what I can do to help,' but we're the ones actually doing it."

Thanks to funds donated by individuals, corporate sponsors, Pink Truck sponsors, amazing third-party events, and fundraisers like the New Year’s Eve event at Austin Landing, Pink Ribbon Girls is able to provide healthy meals, housecleaning and transportation to patients and their families.

While focused on becoming the hub of fun and entertainment for all ages, Austin Landing takes great pride in giving back to the community, donating proceeds from every event hosted on-site to charities around the Dayton area. Last year’s NYE event raised $29,000, with 100% of the proceeds from ticket and alcohol sales going to PRG.

Click here for more information on the New Year's Eve event at Austin Landing. To learn more about Pink Ribbon Girls and how you can support their mission, click here.