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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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 Limited tickets available so make reservations today!


Opolis 2017

WHERE: 113 North Crawford Avenue, Norman
WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017. Doors open at 8 pm. Show starts at 9 pm.
Join Opolis Prod on New Year’s Eve show. Featuring: Brothers Griiin, Poolboy, Cherry Death, Laine, and Nix Nix. Tickets are $10.

WHERE: 132 West Main Street, Norman
WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 10 pm.
Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails in Norman will feature live music and a free champagne toast at midnight. The party starts at 10 pm.

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

WHERE: Loot & XP
2228 West Main Street, Norman

Normally Loot and XP will close at 11 pm on Sunday, but for New Year’s Eve they will be staying open until 12 am. Join them for fun games!

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 several 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.

Before the festivities kick-off at 7 pm, join the 5th annual Finale 5K. This festive 5K run will begin at 3:00 pm at the Finale Site, starting at Colcord Drive in Bicentennial Park. All runners receive an Opening Night wristband and a medal. The most festively dressed runner will receive an original Dean Imel Windscape Sculpture! Early registration ends December 13 and is $30 dollars. Late registration runs through December 30 and is $35. Race day registration is $40.

Opening Night with OKC Improv - Photo by Dennis Spielman

The whole family will find something to enjoy at Opening Night. Festive art projects, face painting, clowns and more are sure to delight children of all ages in the Hall of Mirrors. Performances across 8 stages will include some of Oklahoma’s best and brightest stars like Adam and Kizzie, the genre-defying duo sure to get you moving. Edgar Cruz will be showing off his virtuosic guitar skills, and Steelwind Duo will bring their fresh and modern take on bluegrass. Also, make sure to catch The House Session and their rowdy set of lively Celtic tunes. There’s more than music, as spectators can catch the unicycling antics of Michael King, clown around with The Bricktown Clowns, and laugh at the impromptu comedy of the OKC Improv group.

The countdown to midnight will be at Bicentennial Park with entertainment from headliner The Wise Guys who take the Finale Stage at 9:00. Playing covers from vintage rock ‘n’ roll to contemporary pop, The Wise Guys will delight audience members of all ages. 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.

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 now at 7-Eleven Stores of Oklahoma, MidFirst Bank locations, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Plenty Mercantile, and on Art Council Oklahoma City’s website. On the night of the event, you may purchase wristbands at sales locations in the Civic Center Music Hall and the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library. Wristbands are non-refundable.

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

WHERE: Dave and Buster’s
5501 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 from 5 pm to 8 pm
Dave & Busters is offering an exciting and FUN way for you & your family to ring in the New Year! Bring the New Year in with your Family and Favorite Princesses and Super Heroes! They will offer loads of excitement with their New Year’s Eve package which combines all the food and fun that guests have grown to love at Dave & Buster’s. Click here for more details.

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

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 9 pm
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 Britney, NSYNC, Will Smith, Mariah, Nelly, Christina, Eminem, Kanye, Christina, Backstreet Boys, Montell Jordan, Dr. Dre, BEYONCE, Justin, Rihanna, Miley, Lit, Ginuwine, Blink, Ludacris, Usher, Snoop, Lil Jon, Gwen, Fergie, Lil Wayne, Daft Punk, Hanson, Sisqo, Whitney, Jay Z, Pink, Shania, Coolio, Kelly, DMX, Aaliyah, Cher, TLC, Katy, 3EB, and of course so many glowsticks.

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The $5 door charge starts at 9 pm, but if you want to come through early, the Speakeasy will be playing bowl games and serving up FREE food from their kitchen (buffet style!) from 7 pm – 9 pm.

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

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 8 pm
FlashBack Retro Pub is hosting a retro party bash. The party starts at 8 pm and goes until 2 am. It’s $175 per table of 10 and it comes with 2 bottles of champagne. Door cover will be $15 per person if they don’t have a table reservation and everyone gets a champagne toast at midnight.

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.

WHERE: The Jones Assembly
901 West Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 10 pm
Join the Drop featuring My So-Called Band at The Jones Assembly.

Before the show, come to The Jones Assembly for dinner. They are offering two seatings at 5:30 and 8:00 pm. Both seatings include a ticket to the show, however, the 8:00 pm seating allows you to keep your table all night! Reservations must be made over the phone (cannot be made online) at 405-212-2378.

WHERE: Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
2 South Mickey Mantle Drive, Oklahoma City

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 9 pm
The OKC Dodgers Baseball Foundation is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party on Sunday, December 31 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. You’re invited to this exclusive event in the newly-renovated Oklahoma Fidelity Bank Club. Enjoy all-inclusive food & drinks (including beer, wine and mixed drinks), a champagne toast and a night of fun that culminates in a fireworks show at midnight.

Guests are encouraged to wear cocktail attire and must be 21 or older to enter. Tickets are $100 per person and include free parking. All proceeds will benefit the OKC Dodgers Baseball Foundation.

WHERE: OKC Museum Of Art
415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017
New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Museum Cafe
The Museum Cafe is preparing a New Year’s Eve dinner December 31 with three reservations slots at 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Beginning at 9 p.m. guests will enjoy live music by the jazz group, The Music Makers.
– $65 per person (does not included tax and gratuity) provides complimentary access to Roof Terrace Celebration (see details above)

General Museum Admission
OKC Museum of Art galleries will be open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. including their special exhibition Master Strokes: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Golden Age.
– $5 Admission for all 6 years and older
– Free Admission for OKCMOA Members

Roof Terrace Celebration
Ring in the New Year with fireworks and champagne or sparkling grape juice on the OKC Museum of Art’s Roof Terrace.
– Roof access will begin at 11:30 pm and last until 12:15 am
– $5 for OKCMOA Members, $10 for non-Members
Purchase Roof Terrace tickets here!

WHERE: Nonesuch
803 North Hudson Avenue, Oklahoma City

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 8 pm to Midnight
Nonesuch will host a New Year’s Eve Dumpling Pop-up from 8PM to midnight. Ring in the new year with an intimate evening filled with tasty sides and beers.

WHERE: Uptown 23rd, Oklahoma City
WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 9 pm
With all the hype of New Year’s Eve, why not just get down at your favorite Uptown23rd Bars and celebrate among friends.

Tower Theatre will be moving all night long with sounds by Saint Loretto, Carte Blanche, Jabee, Sports and Chicago DJ’s, The Hood Internet. Tickets are only $23 if you buy them by December 23rd. 21+ over only.

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!


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. The celebration will include live music, champagne toasts and a festive atmosphere.
Hotel guests can join the party in the Artesian Ballroom on Dec. 31 from 9 pm to 2 am, which will include live music performed by The Get Down, a four-piece band with a big sound that plays songs ranging from current top 40 hits to timeless classics. Guests over the age of 21 will also receive a complimentary glass of champagne to usher in the New Year with a toast.

Additionally, guests staying at The Artesian on December 30 and 31 will receive a New Year’s Eve gift basket with The Artesian’s limited edition wine and samples of Bedre chocolate. Party favors will also be provided at check-in.
For more information or to book a room at The Artesian Hotel, visit


WHERE: 560 N. Maybelle Avenue, Tulsa
WHEN: Saturday, December 30, 2017 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 30, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Strut your stuff down the lime green carpet, and dance the day away with music and entertainment. The museum will count down to noon and drop thousands of balloons from Discovery Lab’s lime-green ceiling to ring in the noon year! Tickets are required and sell out fast – purchase yours today!

WHERE: 624 Catering
624 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 7 pm
Ring in 2018 like Frank, Dino, Sammy and the boys! Celebrate 2018 with Theatre Tulsa and Chef Justin Thompson (Juniper Restaurant, Prhyme: Downtown Steakhouse, Tavolo: Restaurant & Cafe, MixCo Bar, 624 Catering) for a “Rat Pack” themed New Years Eve celebration on December 31 at 624 Catering!

Welcome the new year in style with an evening of dinner, dancing and live entertainment from some of Tulsa’s top talent!

Two ticket options are available:
– $150 per person: Enjoy a full-course, upscale dinner of stuffed chicken breast or tenderloin medallions, seasonal vegetables and more, plus champagne toast (with commemorative wine glass), two drink tickets, dessert, passed hors-d’oeuvres, our evening of live music and entertainers – and more!
– $45 per person: Enjoy champagne, plus late-night hors-d’oeuvres, dessert station, live music, dancing and a commemorative wine glass!

WHAT TO WEAR: Cocktail attire or Rat Pack (of course); black tie optional.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Theatre Tulsa maestro Jeremy Stevens conducts a live, three-piece band featuring some of Theatre Tulsa’s favorite performers! Dance the night away to classic songs the Rat Pack made famous!

WHERE: Agora Event Center
1402 South Peoria Avenue, Tulsa

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017
The 6th Annual Wonderland Ball headliner will be The Fabulous Mid Life Crisis Band along with Special Guest, Grady Nichols. The Premium Buffet Dinner will be open and served between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Doors will open at 9:00 pm to those guests who did not buy the buffet. Full bar available including beer, wine and spirits.

WHERE: Doubletree Warren Place Hotel
1402 South Peoria Avenue, Tulsa

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017
The Totally Awesome New Year’s Eve Party at Tulsa Doubletree Warren Place Hotel is back to ring in 2018! Come join 100.9 Totally Awesome 80’s for a great night of food, music and fun as they ring in the new year 80’s style! Old-School Specialist, DJ Badger who will be spinning all of your favorite 80’s songs, many of them on classic vinyl! Enjoy an incredible light show on the dance floor, or take a break and play a classic 80’s video game, visit one of the bars, commemorate the night in our photo booth or try to win the best-dressed contest. They’ll have tons of door prizes and lots of fun all capped by a free champagne toast at midnight complete with balloon drop to ring in the new year!

WHERE: The Wine Loft Bar
7890 East 106th Place South, Tulsa

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 8 pm
The Wine Loft and Deep Eddy vodkas is happy to present their 3rd annual New Year’s Eve bash! Barrett Lewis Band will rock everyone into the New Year! Have fun posing in a professional photo booth! Attendant and props are provided and photos are FREE! Super fun party swag, an awesome balloon drop with prizes, and LaMarca Prosecco Champagne toast at midnight will be provided! Our patio will be open with heaters and three bars will be staffed all evening for convenience.

No official dress code for this event, however “period attire” is encouraged! 21+ only, must have ID, kitchen will be closed, base ticket does not include seating. All promotional items are first come, first serve.

WHERE: The Fur Shop
520 East 3rd Street, Tulsa

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 7 pm
Enter a world where fantasy meets reality. Become enraptured by sensual dances. Indulge in juicy delicacies. Watch in marvel as beautiful women float in the air – bound and restrained. Never before has Tulsa had a New Year’s Eve quite like this by LockHeart Productions LLC.

Includes: Hors D’oeuvres from one of Tulsa’s beloved cuisines, Complimentary Coat Check, Event themed Craft Cocktails, Count Down to the Ball Drop, Complimentary Champagne Toast, Live Performances, and Eye Candy!

Mistress Eve and Pet Rayne – Pony Play
Tom Basler – Pianst
Suzy Specter – Interpretive Dancer
Rho Nebula and Amanda Fortner- Dance Duo
Roxy Rockette – House Mistress
Brandee Masters – Painter/ Live Mural Painting
Hellkitty – Rope Model
Vendetta – Rope Model
Debonair – Rope Artist
Tom King – Master of Ceremonies
Such & Such (Aaron Benham) – DJ
Darku J – DJ
LoKy- DJ
Starla PoeticFire Reed- Erotic Poetry

WHERE: Studio 308
308 South Lansing Avenue, Tulsa

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 9 pm
Join Eddie & the Ecclectics for a NYE Bash at Studio 308. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

WHERE: 230 East 1st Steet, Tulsa
WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 9 pm
Hosted in Enso Bar, Unicorn Club, and IDL Ballroom, this year’s Crystal Ball will be a Masquerade Party. Tickets: $35 per person or $60 per couple, plus standard ticketing fees. Includes the following amenities for general admission ticket holders.

+ Everyone receives a complimentary mask
+ Three venues of entertainment
+ Balloon drop at midnight
+ Confetti Showers
+ Themed celebration cocktails
+ Three large bars
+ Complimentary Step and Repeat banner photos
+ Party photographers
+ Coat Check only $5.00 per person. (Free for VIP ticket holders)
+ Large video visuals
+ Clubwide countdown to midnight

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