Giveaway: VIP Tickets to Fountain Square’s New Year’s Eve Blast!

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The lovely folks at 3CDC have provided me with three tickets to give away to the VIP area at Fountain Square’s New Year’s Eve Blast.  I know, three is an odd number, but I’m unable to attend– we will be ringing in the New Year in Prague.

Here are the details:

Hosted by Tricia Macke and Ben Swan of Fox19 along with Jay Kruz of Rewind 94.9, the 2012 New Year’s Eve Blast will take place on December 31, from 8:00pm to 1:00am on Fountain Square. In addition to an entertainment line-up including live music and DJs, the event features traditional favorites such as all-night free ice skating on the US Bank Ice Rink (courtesy of Strauss Troy), a giant dance party, Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks and a special midnight “reveal” and holographic holiday light show by Partech Lighting.

The event is presented by the Aubrey Rose Foundation, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Barefoot Bubbly and Red Bull, along with media partners Fox19, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Rewind 94.9. The Aubrey Rose Foundation was founded by Jerry & Nancy Hollenkamp in memory of their daughter, Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp who passed away just before her 3rd birthday in 2000, and helps families caring for children with life-threatening illnesses.

New Year’s Eve revelers can enjoy the Fountain Square celebration for free, or choose to purchase one of several VIP packages now on sale.

The VIP Tickets I will be giving away include:

The VIP tickets we are giving away will include the following:

  • Admission to the New Year’s Eve Blast VIP Party, held inside Via Vite, from 8:00pm – 1:00am
  • Open Bar with scenic view of the NYE celebration on Fountain Square
  • Dinner-By-The-Bite
  • Champagne Toast

VIP Ticket Packages:    

  • $150 single ticket: admission to Via Vite party with balcony view of the Fountain Square celebration, entry in the door-prize raffle, open bar, dinner-by-the-bite, celebrity Meet & Greet and a champagne toast at midnight.
  • $325 single package: Regularly $375, this includes the above plus hotel accommodations for one at the Westin Hotel or Hilton Netherland Hotel. A limited number of these packages are available.
  •  $450 couples package: Regularly $500, this includes all of the above for two people. A limited number of these packages are available.

Discounts to single and couples packages will remain available until December 24, 2012.  Buy your tickets here:

Want to enter?  Here’s what you need to do:

1. Be 21 or older (sorry, open bar, can’t have underage folks there)

2. Comment on this post– and be sure that you enter an email address into Disqus so that I can contact you!

3. If you are good with winning the single ticket (I will be doing two separate drawings), please indicate that in your comment.

4. Tell me all about it afterwards! 🙂

I’ll contact the winner by December 28th.

Thanks, 3CDC!


  1. Josh Osborne says:

    Count me in! Thanks Julie!

  2. grrleigh says:

    I’M SO IN! I’ll need the two tickets, though–please!

  3. Michelle T. says:

    I’m in!

  4. Matt Ponkey says:

    In like flynn for two 🙂

  5. Adam Dean says:

    Count me in! I’d need the two tickets

  6. Megan T. says:

    Please put me in for 2 tickets please!

  7. Thomas R. says:

    Ringing in the New Year on Fountain Square would be ideal! Please put me in for 2 tickets. Thanks!

  8. Laura G. says:

    I would like to enter my name for 2 tickets please!

  9. Hey, I’m in! LovelyWife and I can do 2. Have fun in Prague!

  10. Brian O. says:

    I’m in!

  11. Zg says:

    Count me in for .. Or just take me to Prague : )

  12. Jennifer PottedPear says:

    This would be a great time.

  13. Sami says:

    I would love this, no plans for this NYE yet

  14. EWMD says:

    This sounds amazing for two tickets!

  15. Lindsey M. says:

    This sounds wonderful! 2 tickets, please!

  16. Katie says:

    Shouldn’t you be contacting the winner much earlier? People have to make plans, and tickets to other places (and I’m sure this event) sell out. It would be logical to announce it not later than the next few days…

  17. Holly Varley says:

    Count me in for two tickets, please. Enjoy Prague!

  18. John Lawson says:

    I would love to have 2 tickets! Thanks for posting this blog post where I first learned about this event!

  19. John Lawson says:

    I would love to have 2 tickets! Thanks for posting this blog post where I first learned about this event

  20. Pick me! Pick me! (2 tickets please). Make sure you check out the restaurant U Kroka while you are in Prague, great little local place.

  21. Mike says:

    I like stuff

  22. kyrivergirl says:

    i had thought about a reflective evening — no parties etc — and i’d like to amend my plans for this wonderful community event. i would love to have two tickets for the event. thanks ever so.

  23. Jason M says:

    Two tickets would be great! Then again, so would one!

  24. Caitlin says:

    I would love tickets! The 2 or the single would be great!

  25. Jeff says:

    I would be happy with either the single ticket or the pair

  26. Carmen says:

    I would love to win the pair of tickets to surprise my hubby. I stay home with the kids so I would never be able to do this on my own! Happy New Year!
    Carmen Piening
    Thank you:)

  27. hgaynor says:

    I would *love* to attend this to really enjoy the new Fountain Square. I live in Cleveland now but will be in town for the holidays and have nothing to do on NYE. I’m a big fan of 3CDC and all the amazing work they have done to help the economy downtown and would have a blast ringing in the new year with them and their supporters.

  28. I would take the 2 or the single! Sounds like fun : )

  29. Milan mike says:

    I would love to go. Thank you for the opportunity to attend this event.

  30. I’d love to enter, but I’m afraid I couldn’t take the single, so count me in for the two tickets!
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  31. Eric says:

    The 2 tickets would be great!

  32. Amanda B says:

    Just got back from our honeymoon and looking forward to local plans as we have none at this time! Hope to be the winner for two! Happy Holidays and safe travels!

  33. Julie says:

    I would love to go, was a Comair flight attendant and haven’t spent New Year’s Eve with my husband in 7 years! What a great way to start again. Plus New Year’s Eve is the best part of the Holiday Season. By the way enjoy Prague it is beautiful.

  34. Will says:

    Hoping to be on the square this New Years Eve

  35. I would love to win! I’m a new resident to downtown and am looking forward to the festivities!!

  36. Wow! Wtf! Shame on you 3cdc A party on New years eve. After tricking the people of cincinnati 100 million dollars. First it was A 48 million dollar economic development for what? Fountain Square and a garage. Then you go after the weakest development again 48 million dollars for revitalizing Washington Park and another garage. Then you leverage more funds and strike deals that affect people lives. Bringing another hotel downtown is not the answer 21c Hotel displacing over thousands in the over the rhine and four hundred more that use to live @ the metropole blgd. You wanna Party go figure Shame on you. Did anyone notice the pricing? I am sympathetic to the Hollenkamp family tragic loss of Aburey Rose but the thing that make my blood boils is the Co sponsors of the event already have enough money to cut a check but would rather promote Theives So i got call you Crooks out So cut The check and stop it.St.Elizabeth Healthcare,Red Bull,Fox-19,3CDC,Rozzi Fireworks,94.9Rewind,Partech Lighting

  37. Heather says:

    Sounds like a great party! Thank you for offering us the tickets! Happy Holidays

  38. Bonnie D says:

    Would love to win the tickets! I could use all three but don’t want to be too greedy so two would be fantastic. I hope Prague was fantastic!

  39. Heather Howard says:

    My guest and I would love two tickets! We’re both broke middle school teachers! 🙂

  40. Laura says:

    2 tix would be lovely to win! Yes, please!

  41. Ken Durbin says:

    Julie would love to to show my new girlfriend, who is new to the area, how we ring in the new year.

  42. Carolyn B says:

    Sign me up! 2 tickets.

  43. Heather says:

    I just missed this! Man on man would I have loved to have gone 🙂 You didn’t show up in my blogger feed for some reason….congrats to the winners!

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