Another year has come and gone making the perfect excuse to celebrate in The Little Apple®. Manhattan, Kansas is full of New Year’s Eve events that are sure to kick start your 2022 in style! On top of the many great attractions to visit while in Manhattan on New Year’s Eve consider going to these intriguing events.

Family New Year’s Eve: Prehistoric Party


The Flint Hills Discovery Center is hosting a New Year’s Eve event for the whole family, a Prehistoric Party! Bring your kids for an evening full of games, science, music, food and tons of fun on Friday, December 31 from 6:30 - 9 p.m. Kids will be able to make a colorful dinosaur mask, dig for fossils, and light up the night with a homemade Dino lantern. Plus, there will be some friendly scaly animals to befriend. End the night by ringing in 2022 at Kids Midnight (8:30 p.m.) with an iconic balloon drop. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here.

New Year’s Eve Hollywood Glam Black & White Ball


Celebrate the new year in style with your LGBTQ friends and family at the New Year's Eve Hollywood Glam Black & White Ball. Dress to impress and enjoy a midnight hors d’oeuvre buffet, a top shelf cash bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Wear your dancing shoes as The Divine Lil Kimchi and friends will entertain guests with a floor show and a DJ will be spinning all the hottest tunes to dance the night away. Tickets are $35 in advance and $50 at the door. This event will be held at the Manhattan Conference Center from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

New Year's Eve 2022 Masquerade Ball 


The Wareham Opera House is hosting a Masquerade Ball for New Year’s Eve this year. Say hello to 2022 with your friends downtown starting at 8 p.m. Enjoy some live music by a local favorite, The Mikey Needleman Band. There will also be a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and a champagne toast.

Little Apple New Year’s Eve

On December 31 join other revelers in the 'Ville to ring in 2022 at one of the biggest Manhattan traditions, the 18th annual Little Apple New Year's Eve. Events will be happening in Aggieville all day long including live music, magicians, balloon artists, and more. Watch the entertainment really heats up with a Roving Fire Act by one woman stunt show, Martika. When the clock strikes midnight watch the little apple drop from the top of Kite's Bar and Grill located in the heart of Aggieville. Be a part of this great tradition and make your plans to spend NYE in the ‘Ville.

Choose Manhattan, Kansas as your destination this New Year’s Eve as these are just a few of the fantastic events that will be happening all weekend long. Visit our calendar of events for a complete list of the Manhappenings.