Posted on Monday December 26, 2022 by Vanessa Lenz

Your Guide to New Year's Eve in East Troy

Ring in 2023 on Saturday, Dec. 31 with East Troy's New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, presented by Allan Integrated Control Systems, coordinated downtown events (see below for details) and the final East Troy Lights presentation of the season at East Troy Village Square Park.

See the Ball Drop Twice!

Celebrate the last night of the year with the entire family and raise a toast — of milk and cookies, of course – during East Troy’s kid-friendly ball drop at 8 p.m. or join the party at midnight featuring DJ JJJ and a sparkling New Year’s Eve light show

East Troy Lights will be shining bright for the evening. In addition to the dazzling displays of illumination, there will also be a beverage bar featuring East Troy Brewery beer and s'mores station from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. to midnight. 

Ball Drop Presented by:

See East Troy Lights
One More Time!

Spend the last days of 2022 with a trip to downtown East Troy to see East Troy Lights – a spectacular holiday light show!

The interactive and imaginative light display will continue with timed shows on the hour at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. through Dec. 31.

Watch as the entire downtown East Troy Square sparkles in the night in sync with your favorite holiday songs.

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Best Places to Eat
(all weekend):

Food Menu

(Open Saturday, Dec. 31: noon to 10 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 1: closed)

Sauced A Pizzeria

(Open Regular Hours from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31)

2894 on Main

(Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve and 8 a.m to 3 p.m. on New Year's Day. Regular Kitchen Hours: Mon.-Sun. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 (Kitchen open Saturday, Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.., closed Sunday, Jan. 1)

Chinuk Sushi & Grill & el Pedro Taco Menu

 (Kitchen open Saturday, Dec. 31 from 5 to 10 p.m. with extended bar hours from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.)

NYE Nostalgic Game Night
at The Hive Taproom

The Hive Taproom, W2463 County Road ES, is hosting a Nostalgic Game Night on Saturday, Dec. 31 for New Year's Eve.

Enjoy a fun-filled game night planned complete with new cocktails, foosball & shuffleboard, sequence and other card games, carnival games on the big screen, Fizzy Logic, and amazing company. Plus the popcorn machine is making its return for one night only. Bring the whole family (including the dog). 

Holiday Hours

Thursday, Dec. 29, 3-9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 30, OPEN EARLY 1-10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31, OPEN LATE noon to midnight
Sunday, Jan. 1, noon-6 p.m.

The Hive Taproom is Wisconsin's only taproom serving its own session mead, brewed on site and made with its own honey. Different from traditional mead, The Hive's 14 taps of session mead are brewed like a beer, are naturally gluten-free and finish like a beer/cider: dry, carbonated and served cold. With a focus on locally-sourced ingredients from raw, local honey to Wisconsin hops to Door County cherries, the Hive's session mead is a true taste of Wisconsin. 

For more information, visit

Alpine's New Year's Eve Party


Alpine Valley Resort, W2501 County Road D, will ring in 2023 with a New Year's Eve Party on Saturday, Dec. 31. The event will feature live music by Petty Thieves beginning at 9 p.m., drink specials and more. For more information, call (262) 642-7374.

New Year's Eve
at The Social Affair


Ring in the New Year with The Social Affair, 2919 Main St., East Troy's newest event venue, 2919 Main St., for a pop up multi-course prix fixe dinner.

Two seatings are available 5 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. Reservations required. To make reservations call/text (262) 370-2994.

For more information, click here.

NYE Menu
at Chinuk Sushi & Grill


Ring in the New Year with Chinuk Sushi & Grill & el Pedro Taco, 2919 Main St., East Troy on Saturday, Dec. 31.

Come for the food and stay for the fun!

• see below for New Year's Eve reservations
• dining hours from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
• extended bar hours 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
• live music by Julien Kozak from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
• champagne toast at midnight

New Year's Eve Reservations:

Chinuk Sushi is currently taking reservation by phone or email for parties of two or more for New Year's Eve.

When making reservations please include: name, contact number, email, and party size.

Please indicate in your email if you will be taking advantage of our New Year's Eve four course dinner special and entrée choice.


For more information, visit

Sammy's Place NYE Bash

Ring in the New Year on Saturday, Dec. 31 at Sammy's Place, 2079 Division St. Music starts at 9 p.m. with DJ Diggy Smalls. Sammy's will also feature champagne toast at midnight. 

For more information, click here

New Year's Eve at Al's

Al Smith's Saloon2878 Main St., will host it's New Years Eve Party on Saturday, Dec. 31 with a Champagne Toast at midnight, shot specials and more. 

Get your party started at Global Glass!


The Global Glass, 2884 Main St., has everything you need for your New Year's Eve toast.
The full-service shop features beer, wine, spirits and expert picks on a great bottle of wine, the latest craft beer or something new for your bar.
Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Closed New Year's Day.

For more information, call (262) 684-5420 or visit

Where to grab drinks
(all weekend):

Drink Menu

Drink Menu

The Hive Taproom

Sauced A Pizzeria

2894 on Main

Chinuk Sushi & Grill & El Pedro Taco

Al Smith's Saloon

Sammy's Place



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East Troy Lights 2022 Sponsors!

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