Bid adieu to the past year and start with a clean slate at one of these Top 7 New Year’s Eve Events around Arkansas.
New Year’s Eve at the Downtown Marriott ~ Little Rock
3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Ring in 2016 in style with Little Rock’s first New York-style New Year’s Eve ball drop party. Entertainment by Boom Kinetic, Rodney Block and DJ G-Force. Tickets are $50.00 in advance in the gift shop; $65.00 at the door (must be 21 or over). For more info and to buy tickets online, visit the website.
Last Night Fayetteville
Downtown Square, Fayetteville, AR
Last Night Fayetteville is a nonprofit performing arts festival taking place on the downtown Fayetteville square on New Year’s Eve. As the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in Arkansas, Last Night features over a hundred performance artists in more than 8 venues throughout the evening, culminating with the world famous Hog Drop countdown to midnight and fireworks finale.
Noon Year’s Eve Family Celebration! ~ Bentonville
Crystal Bridges Museum
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ring in the New Year (without staying up past bedtime!) at the Museum’s first-ever, family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy a toast at noon after a special Noon Year’s Eve countdown, a new marionette show from StoneLion Puppet Theatre, music, dancing, magic, art-making and more. Just down the street, our friends at the Scott Family Amazeum are celebrating Noon Year’s as well, so plan to spend the afternoon with us both.
New Year’s Eve ~ Eureka Springs
Basin Park Hotel- Downtown at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel will see the return of the popular “BallroomBlitz”. The Barefoot Ballroom will be rockin’ with the sounds of “Red Ambition”. The cost is $35 per person and advance tickets may be purchased at ReserveEureka.com. The celebration starts at 8 o’clock and ends sometime after the stroke of 12.
Crescent Hotel & Spa -For the 129th time, SWING in the New Year at the1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa with a “Classy, Upscale, Decadent, & Sexy” Dinner Celebration featuring: a four-course meal… live music… dancing… and special entertainment by Melonlight Studios. This iconic evening of celebration is available for $100 per person. There is limited availability so reservations are required by calling 877-342-9766 FREE. The event begins at 8:30 and will end after midnight.
New Year’s Eve at the Arlington Hotel & Spa ~ Hot Springs
239 Central Ave, Hot Springs
800-643-1502 or 501-623-7771
Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy the music of White Chocolate. Ticket price includes party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and the Black-eyed Pea Reception that begins at midnight. Room packages are available. Tickets are $45.00 and can be included as package deals or separately. Get tickets and more info online.
The Arlington Hotel and Resort
The Foundation of Arts’ New Year’s Eve Gala ~ Jonesboro
St. Bernard’s Auditorium
505 Washington Street, Jonesboro
Dinner starts at 7:00, with a murder mystery presentation at 7:30 followed by dancing. Tickets are $100.00, and can be purchased by calling the Foundation of the Arts at 870-935-2726. (Semiformal Attire Required)
Ducks Unlimited New Year’s Eve Party ~ Russellville
Hughes Community Center
1000 East Parkway Drive, Russellville
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join Arkansas River Valley Ducks Unlimited to celebrate 78 years of wetlands conservation and ring in the new year. The 2016 collection of Ducks Unlimited collectibles will be available, as will the Best of the Best from 2015. Live entertainment and great food will be included, as well as a live auction and raffles. Tickets are available in advance only, and are $75.00 for singles, $100 per couple (corporate tables are available).
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