Families can celebrate New Year's Eve at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium at noon, while the clubs will be hopping with everyone from Against Me! to Rusted Root to Morris Chestnut.
Here's a guide to New Year's Eve events:
Latitude 40: Jammie Jam New Year's Eve At Noon Family Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with $5 Latitude 40 play card, party favors, music, pajama parade, dancing and more. $8 kids 2-13; $4 adults. www.eventbrite.com.
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens: New Year's Eve Family Celebration at 6 p.m. All activities are free with paid Conservatory admission. phipps.conservatory.org or 412-622-6914.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: Noon Year's Eve from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with countdown to noon with Radio Disney disc jockeys, live entertainment, noisemakers and party-hats. www.pittsburghzoo.org or 412-365-2532.
Altar Bar, Strip: Florida folk-punk band Against Me! led by Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) headlines with the Sidekicks and Shondes. 8:30 p.m. $35-$150; www.thealtarbar.com.
Belvedere's Ultra Dive, Lawrenceville: A Very Harlan Twins NYE with the Americana band and champagne toast. 8 p.m. $10; www.belvederesultradive.com.
Buckhead Saloon, Station Square: Live music with cover band Dirty Fingers and DJ Fierce. Doors open 7 p.m. Midnight champagne toast. www.buckheadpittsburgh.com.
Carson City Saloon, South Side: Entertainment by DJ Dale and Redhot. 8 p.m. $85. Open bar, dinner buffet, champagne toast. www.carsoncitysaloon.com.
Cavo, Strip: Ring in the New Year 1920s style. 7 p.m. $40; http://cavopgh.com.
Club Zoo, Strip: Teen party with balloon drop, confetti explosions, nonalcoholic champagne toast at midnight and more. 8 p.m. $15 and $20; www.clubzoo.net.
Diesel, South Side: New Year's Eve Bliss Party with DJ Petey C. 8 p.m. $25 presale; $30 at the door. www.dieselclublounge.com/pittsburgh.
Gateway Clipper, Station Square: New Year's Eve Dance Cruise ($65) and a New Year's Eve Hors D'oeuvres DJ Dance Cruise ($85), sailing from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. www.gatewayclipper.com.
Hard Rock Cafe, Station Square: Tick Tock Rock New Year's Eve Bash with The Ginger Beards and Nick Marzock Band. 10 p.m. $20 includes midnight toast and party favors; reserved tables/booths are $75-$185. www.showclix.com.
Howlers Coyote Cafe, Bloomfield: Live Band Punk Rock Karaoke at 8 p.m. Midnight buffet and champagne toast. $6; http://howlerscoyotecafe.com.
Jergel's Rhythm Grille, Marshall: New Year's Rockin' Eve Bash with Velveeta. 9 p.m. $30 champagne toast and midnight buffet; www.jergels.com.
Mexico City, 409 Wood St., Downtown: Salsa y Mas! Latin Fiesta. 9 p.m. $10; www.mexicocitypgh.com.
Mr. Smalls, Millvale: WPTS Radio presents Cincinnati glam-rock band Foxy Shazam with special guests Gene The Werewolf and Dazzletine. 9 p.m. $25-$50; www.mrsmalls.com.
New Year's Eve Crawl Til The Ball Falls Bar Crawl, South Side: Meet at the Rowdy Buck, 1321 E. Carson St., at 5 p.m. $10; www.Barcrawls.com.
Olive or Twist, Downtown: The Vagrants perform at 9 p.m. Also, Second Chance Prom New Year's Party at 9 p.m. in The Lounge Upstairs. Relive your prom night or make up for your last one. Music provided by DJ Steve and EventuresLive. Price $300/couple, $150/single; www.olive-twist.com.
Rex Theater, South Side: Rusted Root New Year's Eve is a tradition for the local tribal rock favorites. 9 p.m. $40 includes Champagne toast; http://rex.greyareaprod.com.
Savoy, Strip: Party hosted by Morris Chestnut. Includes five-course meal with a complimentary glass of champagne or wine and intermezzo. $100; $50 lounge only package. www.savoypgh.com.
31st Street Pub, Strip: Torn Apart Hearts, Scratch and Sniffs and Filthy Low Downs at 8 p.m. $5; www.31stpub.com.
Thunderbird Cafe, Lawrenceville: New Year's Blowout with City Dwelling Nature Lovers and Wreck Loose. Champagne and hors d'oeuvres at midnight. $10; www.thunderbirdcafe.net.