New Years Eve in the Little Apple

8 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Manhattan

The new decade is almost here. Manhattan is the perfect place to bring in the New Year with more than eight different ways to celebrate. Be sure to check each organizations website for full admission structures and other updates. 

1. Little Apple New Year’s Eve 

Little Apple New Year’s Eve Celebration in Aggieville. This New Year’s Eve Celebration is free and includes live music, DJ and a shiny new apple that made its debut last year. Visitors send out the old and ring in the new with midnight apple drop atop Rally House on Moro Street. Celebrate 2020 new year with friends in MHK! Learn more

2. Family Friendly New Year’s Celebration FHDC

Looking for a family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration that doesn’t include staying up until midnight? Attend Flint Hills Discovery Centers New Year’s Celebration which concludes at “kids midnight” 8:30 p.m. This event is for all mad scientists! It's their annual family-friendly celebration to ring in the New Year. They have games, science experiments, music, food and dancing. Kids can play scientist, see live animals and launch rockets! The evening ends with their iconic balloon drop at "kids midnight" (8:30 PM). Learn how to get your tickets

3. RC McGraw’s New Years Eve- Mothers Worry Band Performance 18+ event $10 tickets 

Ring in 2020 with RC McGraws! Your evening plans are all in one spot; dinner, live music & a midnight toast! Get your tickets now! Note this event is 18+ be sure to get your tickets online

4. Manhattan American Legion New Years Eve Parts 

Bring in 2020 with music by Denims & Lace at the Manhattan American Legion. Always a terrific night to turn the clock over with some of your favorite dance music. Bring your friends and enjoy beginning a new year together. Find out more information

5. Manhattan Arts Center Celebrating the Art of Costume New Years $30 tickets 

Celebrate the New Year with the Manhattan Arts Center at the New Year’s Eve MAC Gala. The event starts at 8 p.m. and runs until the next year (midnight), tickets include a social hour with heavy hor d’oevures and libations, a Cabaret Floor Show, dancing and a midnight champagne toast. Find out more information and get your tickets. 

6.Great Gatsby NYE at the Blue Hills Room 

This is it! The moment we have been waiting for, 2020! Men, get out their Fedora Hats and pin stripe suits! Ladies get on your jazziest flapper dresses! THE 20'S ARE COMING! At the Blue Hills Room they are ringing in the Roaring 20's with A Great Gatsby New Years Eve Party! Find tickets

7. Roaring 2020 New Year’s Eve Party at the Wareham

Ring in 2020 at the Wareham!!

Come as a Flapper or come as you are! Dress as a Gangster or Silent Screen Star! Entertainment provided by "The Mikey Needleman Band" This Party will have music from the 60's, 70's, 80's and much more! They will blow you away with their song selection, execution and electricity!! Be sure to get tickets, find out more information. 

8. New Year's Eve Roaring 20's Party at the Blue Moose

Get ready to usher in the new year with tasty food, drinks and dancing in at the Blue Moose in their private event space, The Antler Room! A $25 ticket includes event entrance, 10 p.m. all you can eat taco bar, midnight champagne toast and ball drop! Be sure to dress to impress, we will be playing Roaring 20's and modern music perfect for dancing! There will also be a cash bar throughout the event. To purchase your tickets, please call (785) 370-3010 or visit the restaurant at 100 Manhattan Town Center, Manhattan, KS.


Celebrate a new decade in many ways in Manhattan. Keep warm at a party inside or eagerly await the ball drop in Aggieville, whichever way you celebrate we wish you a Happy New Year.  

Sep 21

[ARCHIVED] Fall Festivals are here in Manhattan

The original item was published from September 21, 2020 2:03 PM to September 21, 2020 2:16 PM

Fall is here! We are eagerly awaiting leaves to change colors and warm cider to be sipped. This means fun fall activities are ready for you! Manhattan is full of fall farm fun like corn mazes, giant slides and pumpkin patches. Find three unique places in Manhattan to get your fall fun on.


A & H Farm  
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Head to A & H Farm for your fall fun. Enjoy activities like a petting zoo, corn maze, hayrack ride, a giant slide and more. Open now through the end of October, Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. — 5 p.m. Season passes can be purchased for $30 per person. 


Britt's Garden Acres 
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Britt's Garden Acres is a great place to enjoy boatloads of fall fun. Experience activities like a pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, potato cannon, jumping pillows and more! Britt's Garden Acres will like be open by September 26 – November 7. An all-inclusive wrist band for the day is $13 including tax or get an $11 wrist band that does not include jumping pillow access. Last years schedule appeared to be Monday – Friday 2 p.m. — 7 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. — 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Be sure to check their Facebook page for the most up to date information on their fall festivities.


Lazy T Ranch 
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Enjoy more than 400 acres of walkable area to take in the Flint Hills views along with wildflowers and native prairie meadow at the Lazy T Ranch. Corn maze, round hay bale maze, rope maze, hiking, geocaching scavenger hunt, animal viewing and playground areas. Play along with the Farm Scene Investigation game to help Farmer Joe find out who the culprit is and receive a special reward at the Prairie Pavilion $1 per person to play. Additional activities available for purchase include mining for gemstones, arrowheads and fossils along with a stuffable animal workshop. Concessions available as well. Be sure to check back on their Facebook page as they will have special festival days that include pony rides, hayrack rides and the barrel train ride later on in the season.  Open now through November 1 on Wednesday – Sunday 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. 


Make a day of all the fall festivities in Manhattan! Head to one of these farms and after enjoy dinner in one of the many dining districts in Manhattan. Which fall activity are you most excited for? 


We always recommend checking the website or Facebook page of the farm for the most up to date information on the attraction.