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. Take your mugshot in their 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.

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: Riverwind Casino
113 North Crawford Avenue, Norman

WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 8 PM – 12:01 AM
Join Riverwind Casino on New Year’s Eve and celebrate the start of 2019 at The Carnival at Midnight! They’ll have a photo booth, dancing, and a performance from the band, Time Machine!

Ticket prices:
Table of 8: $320.00
Individual seat: $45.00

Ticket packages include wristbands for entry and a late-night breakfast voucher for The River Buffet. Tickets purchased online must be picked up from the Box Office beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 31.

NYE

WHERE: 113 North Crawford Avenue, Norman
WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018
Join Opolis Prod in Downtown Norman on New Year’s Eve show. Doors open at 8 pm. The show starts at 9 pm.

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

Oklahoma City
Opening Night with OKC Improv - Photo by Dennis Spielman

WHERE: Downtown Oklahoma City

Downtown Oklahoma City’s largest family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration is returning on Monday, December 31st from 7 p.m. to midnight in Bicentennial Park. Presented by MidFirst Bank and Devon Energy, Opening Night is a place for people of all ages to experience music, theatre, comedy, magic, fireworks, and more as they ring in the New Year together.

The festivities begin with the 6th annual Finale 5K at 3 pm starting at Colcord Drive in Bicentennial Park. The 5K is open to runners of all abilities and features live entertainment throughout the course, as well as a warm-up before the race by the Thunder Drummers, Storm Chasers, Thunder Girls, and Rumble the Bison. All runners receive an Opening Night wristband, a finisher medal, and have the opportunity to win prizes including “Most Festively Dressed.” Early registration is $30 ending on December 13th. Late registration is $35 through race day. First 250 to register will receive a limited edition Finale 5K t-shirt.

The celebration ramps up after the race with entertainment for the entire family. Live acts will captivate audiences across 9 stages including music by The Allie Lauren Project, Edgar Cruz, Orquesta D’Calle and Take Cover. The Civic Center’s Hall of Mirrors hosts the Children’s Area with face painting by the Bricktown Clowns, various interactive art projects, a photo booth, and upbeat tunes by Moetowne Alex & The Nightview Band. Attendees can also enjoy interactive comedy by OKC Improv, a Joe Coover Magic show, and a Broadway Review by Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.

For the first time, Opening Night is helping attendees toast to the New Year by presenting the New Year’s Cheers beverage tent in Bicentennial Park facing the Finale Stage. Adults ages 21 and older can warm up with wine, beer, and champagne in a ritzy, heated tent as they make their way from venue to venue.

The Finale Stage in front of the Civic Center Music Hall will come alive at 9 pm with the Finale Band: Take Cover. Take Cover is guaranteed to get everyone in the mood to party as they perform yesterday’s classics and today’s top hits before they count us down to midnight, when the Opening Night ball will rise and one of the state’s largest fireworks shows will kick off 2019.

An Opening Night wristband grants attendees to all event venues and experiences. Wristbands are $8 in advance and can be purchased beginning Dec. 1st at 7-Eleven stores and MidFirst Bank locations across the city, and on Arts Council Oklahoma City’s website. Wristbands will also be available to purchase for $10 on the night of the event at sales locations in the Civic Center Music Hall, the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Opening Night is produced by Arts Council Oklahoma City. The 2019 event co-chairs are hospitality professional and event producer Kindt Steven Myers and avid OKC volunteer and Lyric Theatre Community Engagement Coordinator Rachael Crawford.

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

WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018 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.

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

WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7 PM – 2 AM
FlashBack Retro Pub is hosting a retro party bash. Doors Open at 7pm and DJ gets the party started at 8:30pm. Door cover will be $15 per person, dress attire is casual. No Coat Check Available.

FlashBack Retro Pub will be giving out party favors and everyone that attends. You can also reserve a table for 10 people for $200 (based on availability). All table reservations include free admission and a bottle of Champagne. Message them on facebook for more information.

WHERE: Factory Obscura
1522 South Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City

New Year’s Eve Eve Eve Dance Party at Beyond
WHEN: Saturday, December 29, 2018 at  9:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Celebrate the end of 2018 in the most BEYOND way possible! 

Sound & Visuals by DJ Laine & Julius the Robot
Drinks by Prairie Wolf Spirits
Photo Opp from OKC Marquee
BEYOND experience open for you to explore.

This event is open to BEYOND Season Pass holders ages 18+. 

BEYOND Burlesque New Years Eve
WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018 at  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

An immersive experience in seduction and space…

Join your favorite local burlesque and performance artists at Factory Obscura as they begin another cycle around the sun with BEYOND BURLESQUE. A one time artistic collaboration unlike anything Oklahoma has ever seen. 

Be transported to another space as we we move forward in time with this exclusive, intimate, immersive adventure.

Doors and pre-show at 7:00pm with first entry into the space at 8:00pm.

This immersive experience is designed for you to discover and devour in your own way at your own rate. Performers will be integrated into the BEYOND; it is up to you to determine your destiny. 

This event is produced by Terre Rouge Burlesque and is not included in BEYOND Season Pass admission. Individual tickets required.

WHERE: Oklahoma Contemporary
3000 General Pershing Blvd, Oklahoma City

WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10 pm
Ring in the New Year on the 7th Floor of the Ambassador Hotel. The O Bar will be featuring a DJ, Dance Floor, Masquerade Contest, Champagne, Cocktails, Wine, Featured Menu, Party Favors and more. General Admission: $20 at the Door

WHERE: Oklahoma Contemporary
3000 General Pershing Blvd, Oklahoma City

WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10 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 7th 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: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10 pm
Join the Drop featuring My So-Called Band at The Jones Assembly.

Start 2019 with food, spirits, music, and champagne at The Jones. 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! Doors for the concert only start at 9:30 pm. Reservations must be made over the phone at 405-212-2378.

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

WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018
New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Museum Cafe
Join The Museum of Art for a special family-style New Year’s Eve dinner with live music by The Music Makers beginning at 9 pm. For just $65 per person enjoy a delicious meal in the Museum Cafe followed by champagne and the downtown fireworks on the Roof Terrace. Reservation times are 5, 7:15, and 9:30 pm, Roof Terrace will open just before midnight and close at the conclusion of the fireworks display. Please call (405) 235-6262 to make your reservation!

Roof Terrace Celebration
Get an awesome view of the Opening Night Fireworks during New Year’s Eve! Join us on the rooftop of OKCMOA for a New Year’s toast with champagne or sparkling grape juice.
– Roof access will begin at 11:30 pm and last until 12:15 am
– $5 for OKCMOA Members, $10 for non-Members

Uptown Get Down

WHERE: Uptown 23rd, Oklahoma City
WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018 at 8 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.

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

WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018 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. The celebration will include live music, champagne toasts and a festive atmosphere.

Hotel guests can join the party in the Artesian Ballroom on December 31 from 9 pm to 2 am, which will include live music. 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 artesianhotel.com

Tulsa

WHERE: 560 N. Maybelle Avenue, Tulsa
WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ring in the New Year at Discovery Lab! Strut your stuff down the lime green carpet, and dance the day away with music and entertainment. Hands-on activities include create-your-own noisemakers and New Year’s hats. We will count down to noon and drop nearly 8,000 balloons from Discovery Lab’s lime-green ceiling to ring in the noon year!

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

WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018
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!

CBD Plus presents The Totally Awesome New Year’s Eve Party at Tulsa Doubletree Warren Place Hotel is back to ring in 2019! Come join us for a great night of food, music and fun as we ring in the new year 80’s style! This party has sold out the last two years so get your rooms now by calling 918-495-1000.

Once again you’ll be able to book a room, enjoy an amazing buffet spread and dance the night away at our party for just $300 per couple. If you just want to come to the party you can buy a dinner and party ticket for $100 per person.

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
Grab your mask and your sexiest outfit, it is time to ring in The New Year!
We’ve put together a great showcase of local bands to ring in the New Year! Both of our indoor stages will be rocking the night away.

Music lineup includes The beaten daylights, New Time Zones, Lights-Out On, Sheridan, and Follow The Buzzards
We will be featuring some tasty Jagermeister specialty cocktails and passing out some fun Jager swag. Masks and formal wear are encouraged but not required.
Cover will be $5 at the door! 21+

WHERE: Studio 308
308 South Lansing Avenue, Tulsa

WHEN: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 9 pm
Bring in 2019 with all your favorite songs from the 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s! Come join Studio 308 and bring your friends to sing and dance the night away. Party favors and light hor d’oevres with a toast at midnight. Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00. $30 per person. 

WHERE: 230 East 1st Steet, Tulsa
WHEN: Monday, December 31, 2018 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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