New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Ring in the New Year with Uncovering Oklahoma’s New Year’s Eve Celebration Guide. There are family-friendly activities and parties for adults only in this guide. If you have an event to add, contact me. Looking for general winter fun? Read the Holiday Fun Guide.

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Bartlesville

Olive Drop - Provided Photo

510 Dewey Avenue, Bartlesville
Join Price Tower on New year’s eve as they transform the price Tower gallery into a 1929 Speakeasy. Come dressed to the nines in your finest flapper and gangster threads, enjoy specialty cocktails, and dance to music played by Zodiac. Take your mugshot in our photo booth and relax in the lounge with a glass of bubbly. When midnight rolls around, countdown to the New Year while watching the olive drop from the top of Price Tower.

General Admission (per person): $25 or $20 for members
Access to the party, live music by Zodiac, cash bar, and a champagne toast at Midnight.

Bootlegger Ticket: $100 or $75 for members
Access to the 2nd-floor lounge and reserved seating. Plus, complimentary wine, beer, and champagne.

People are welcome to gather outside Price Tower to watch the Olive Drop at no cost. More information available at pricetower.org. Limited tickets available so make reservations today!

Norman

WHERE: 113 N. Crawford Avenue, Norman
Join Opolis Prod on New Year’s Eve show. Details have yet to be revealed for this year.

WHERE: 309 White Steet, Norman
Live music at The Deli in Campus Corner.

Oklahoma City

WHERE: Downtown Oklahoma City
Mark your calendar for one of Oklahoma City’s favorite celebrations Opening Night, presented by MidFirst Bank and Devon Energy, boasts a thrilling evening of music, comedy, magic, and fireworks to ring in the New Year. In 2015, 75,000 people celebrated with some of the best talents in the state at Opening Night. Opening Night 2018 is Sunday, December 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight with exhilarating performances across various venues on 6 stages in downtown Oklahoma City.

The countdown to midnight will be at Bicentennial Park and will be loaded with entertainment from headliner David Bruster and The Walkabouts, a fun pop band influenced by the sounds and spirit of New Orleans. As the midnight hour approaches, revelers will enjoy a special finale countdown complete with the traditional Opening Night ball and one of the state’s largest fireworks shows.

Opening Night with OKC Improv - Photo by Dennis Spielman

Before the festivities kick-off at 7 p.m., join us for the 4th annual Finale 5K presented by INTEGRIS. This festive 5K run will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Finale Site, starting at Colcord Drive in Bicentennial Park. All runners receive an Opening Night wristband and a chance to win original works of art! The most festively dressed runner will receive a prize as well. Early registration ends December 14 and is thirty dollars.

An Opening Night wristband allows attendees into all the venues. Wristbands are $8 in advance or $10 at the event, with children five and under admitted free. Wristbands are available beginning December 1 at 7-Eleven Stores of Oklahoma, MidFirst Bank locations, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and on Art Council Oklahoma City’s website.

To buy wristbands, see the schedule of performers, and more information, visit the Arts Council of OKC.

WHERE: 51st Street Speakeasy
1114 NW 51st Street, Oklahoma City

Spy FM’s “State of the Art” host, Ryan Drake, is ending a questionable year on the highest of notes with music all night from the artists you loved in middle school/high school/college/etc. Jams all night including Backstreet, Montell, Britney, Nelly, Pharrell, Blink, Snoop, Shaggy, Salt-N-Peppa, BEYONCE, Miley, Alanis, Spice Girls, Daft Punk, Kelly, JLo, Luda, Jay, Ginuwine, Kanye, Katy, Outkast, 50, Diddy, Hanson, Usher, Cher, and enough Timberlake to last you until 2018.

Admission is $5 after 9 pm and includes drinking champagne for the midnight toast. The music will start around 10 pm with the dance party at around 10:30 pm to accommodate for the midnight countdown.

WHERE:FlashBack Retro Pub
814 West Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City

FlashBack Retro Pub is hosting a Party Like Its 1999 Bash. The party starts at 8pm and goes until 2am. Tables available for reservation at $50 per 4 top and comes with bottle of champagne.

WHERE: Pritchard Wine Bar
1749 NW 16t Street, Oklahoma City

Join The Pritchard Wine Bar for a wild night out on New Year’s Eve from 7pm to 2am! Please call them at 405.601.4067 to reserve your table.

WHERE: Oklahoma Contemporary
3000 General Pershing Blvd, Oklahoma City

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 9 pm
Ring in the New Year with the sultry art of the striptease and amazing variety acts! Experience a night unlike anything else in Oklahoma City: with burlesque, cabaret, aerial, and belly dance performances from some of the world’s top fringe entertainers only at Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show!

The Adèle Wolf’s Burlesque & Variety Show will be celebrating burlesque through the decades in their 6th Annual NYE Bash complete with door prizes, photo booth, audience participation games and more! Costumes are encouraged, come dressed in your favorite era! Champagne will be available for a midnight toast!

Doors open at 9:00 pm and the show starts at 10:00 pm. 18+ to enter and 21+ to drink.

2412 N. Olie Avenue, Oklahoma City
Start the evening with smudging and intention, an all levels yoga practice, and at midnight a burning bowl ceremony and all the OMs with Cardinal Yoga. A great ending and peaceful beginning to a new year with an alcohol free event. Om in the New Year is a donation class and half the proceeds will go to the YWCA. The event goes from 10:30 pm to 12:15 am.

WHERE: Uptown 23rd, Oklahoma City
With all the hype of New Years Eve, why not just get down at your favorite Uptown23rd Bars and celebrate among friends. Rockford Cocktail Den, Savings & Loan Co., and The Pump Bar are proud to present Uptown Gets Down. This is a NYE Party with Party Favors, Dancing, Lots of Good Times, a Champagne Toast at Midnight, and most importantly NO Cover Charge! Come Get Down in Uptown for New Years Eve!

The Pump Bar will have Blast off to 2018 party. Carte Blanche all vinyl DJs will be doing their thing with funk, soul, and disco starting at 9 pm. They will have the new tent up and it will be heated and decorated for the evening. No cover and free champagne toast at midnight.

WHERE: Will Rogers Theatre
4322 North Western Avenue, Oklahoma City

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 7 PM – 12:15 AM
Will Rogers Theatre presents “What Are You Doing New Years Eve?” Join Will Rogers Theatre for an evening of glamor and entertainment reminiscent of the 40’s and 50’s variety lounge acts. What better way to celebrate ringing in the New Year than putting on your most elegant attire from an era gone by? Prepare to be transported back in time with dinner and a lively variety show. The final act, Amante, with their smooth croon tunes will guide you to an unforgettable midnight toast.

Admission includes complimentary valet service, coat check at door, elegant dinner, complimentary champagne for midnight toast and the BEST entertainment in town!

Sulphur

WHERE: Artesian Hotel
1001 West First Street, Sulphur

The Artesian Hotel, Casino, and Spa plans to ring in the New Year in style with live music, champagne toasts and specialty gifts for hotel guests. Visitors to the hotel can join the festivities in the Artesian Ballroom on December 31 from 8 pm to midnight. Inspired by jazz musicians of the past, such as Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole, Justin Echols will perform live jazz music. Echols is no stranger to performing and has played for guests at The Artesian before according to Nick Starns, Artesian area general manager.

For guests staying at The Artesian on December 30 and 31, each room reservation will include a New Year’s Eve gift basket with The Artesian’s limited edition wine, party favors for two and samples of Bedre chocolate. For more information or to book a room at The Artesian Hotel, visit artesianhotel.com

Tulsa

230 East 1st Steet, Tulsa
Hosted in the IDL Ballroom, this year’s Crystal Ball will feature bling and more crystal features than ever before with walls, centerpieces, chandeliers and drapes creating a crystal wonderland. Guests will be treated to genuine Venetian masks from New Orleans, complimentary with your admission price as a take-home souvenir. Enjoy a step-and-repeat photo wall to strike a pose. Take your own shots or allow our professional photographer to capture the revelry, all included in your admission price. Party goers will also enjoy a complimentary photo booth to cram in for a quick shot, as well as a video countdown to the New Year at the stroke of midnight along with hundreds of balloons to be dropped in each club with new video and lighting features.

The Wine Loft Bar, 7890 East 106th Place South
Join the Wine Loft Bar for a night of Old Hollywood Glam Prohibition Style fun with balloon drop and Champagne toast at midnight. Have fun and come dressed in your finest flapper and gangster duds. (No official dress code for this event, however “period attire” is encouraged!) Seating is on a first come first serve, with reserved seating with VIP ticket. Get tickets here.

WHERE: 560 N. Maybelle Avenue, Tulsa
WHEN: December 31 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
At the Tulsa Children’s Museum, families can celebrate the New Year (without staying up past bedtime!) with a family-friendly party. Ring in the New Year at Discovery Lab on Saturday, December 31, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Play in the museum with your family, make your own party hat and noise maker, and catch the balloons as they fall from the electric lime ceiling at noon on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are required and sell out fast – purchase yours today!


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