New year’s eve celebrations quickly divide people into two categories – upscale or low-key. Rarely are there any folks in between. And Arkansas has celebrations to cover both groups.
If getting out and celebrating late into the evening is not your thing, there are other ways to celebrate new year’s eve.
Whether you have an NYE event near you or like to keep it low-key, make sure you do something to mark and celebrate the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. Many are ready to get away from high gas prices, political turmoil and all the sickness of 2022, while others expect a new year with changes, beginnings, goals, and discoveries on the horizon. So, spend some time Dec. 31 reflecting on what has been and what is to come for you and yours.
Happy New Year!!
NYE Events in South Arkansas
New Year, New Murder | Texarkana – Murder Mystery Dinner at the historic P.J. Ahren’s home
A Roaring NYE | Texarkana – from the Roaring 20s to 1970s Disco – a night of dancing and fun, supporting Down syndrome and Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
NYE Party | Texarkana – Fat Jacks open oyster bar and live music
NYE Celebration | Magnolia – Magnolia Arts fundraising event with live music by Delta Brass Express
New Year’s eve Gala | Hot Springs – An elegant evening with a big band and 5-course meal at the historic Arlington hotel.
New Year’s eve Party | Hot Springs – an elegant evening at the Vapors with heavy hors d’eouvres and dancing.
NYE Events in Central Arkansas
Noon Year’s Eve | Little Rock – enjoy an animal-friendly, engaging experience at the Bark Bar
Noon Year’s Eve | Little Rock – family play day at the Museum of Discovery
New Year Laughs | Little Rock – a night with “Rural Persona” James Johann at the Looney Bin
NYE Party | Little Rock – an elegant experience at The Culture Cigar Lounge
Toast to Life Party | Little Rock – a signature Saturday Night Live event and celebration
90s Country new year’s eve | Little Rock – Mustache the Band headlines a night featuring songs by favorite artists from the 90s
New year’s eve 9 Ball | North Little Rock – pool tournament hosted by Krome Billards
Celebrate the New Year Early | Little Rock – celebrate at Dave and Buster’s with the whole family beginning at 4 p.m.
New year’s eve Party (Dec. 30) | Little Rock – a kid’s party at the Central Arkansas Library Main Branch
NYE with Stickyz | Little Rock – live music by Big Dam Horns, a horn-infused band playing blues and rock ‘n roll
Last Chance Run | Little Rock – final run of the year for Central AR running clubs at War Memorial Stadium
NYE at Rev Room | Little Rock – live music night with Tragickly White
Cheers to the New Year | Pine Bluff – an All-White dressed affair at The Ave, the hottest nightclub on Main Street
Live Nation Concert | North Little Rock – Parker McCollum headlines a concert at Simmons Bank Arena with Flatland Calvary and William Beckmann
A Fertile Holiday NYE Show | North Little Rock – a 2 act comedy show with a catered meal served between acts before a midnight Champagne toast and dance party
Midnight Express Party | North Little Rock – ballroom, Latin and swing dance party
NYE Southern Gospel Western Round up | Jacksonville – United Voice performs Southern Gospel favorites
NYE Celebration | Jacksonville – enjoy a burger or smoked meats at J’ville Grille with Blueboy Jag and Learning to Crawl
NYE Party | Cabot – annual NYE celebration at Allfam’s Bowling with unlimited glow bowling and a pizza buffet
NYE Party | Conway – T.C.’s, home of the Midtown Burger, rings in the new year with Huckleberry Jam
Rockin’ NYE | Conway – J.J.’s Bar and Grill hosts Jack Fancy, and no cover costs for entry
Piccolo’s Winter Circus | Greenbrier – a traveling European boutique circus
Bluegrass, Blues and Blue Jeans | Conway – a Gospel Charity event
NYE Barnhunt Trail | McRae – a fun sporting event where dogs discover rats in tubes hidden in the straw
NYE Ball Drop | Searcy – laser shows, pyros, street dance party, game shows, giveaways and a ball drop
NYE Events in North Arkansas
Rink in the New Year | Heber Springs – roll into the new year at Heber Springs Roller Rollercade
Bring in the New Year | Fairfield Bay – a night of celebration with live music, dancing and food
Ring it in Early | Mountain Home – Kiss in the new year all evening long while David K covers some of the all-time greatest rock ‘n roll hits
NYE Party | Mountain View – a night with Rockabilly Hall of Fame member Beau Renfro
Rocking NYE Party | Henderson – enjoy a rocking night at the Norfork Hotel & Resort
NYE on the Farm | Harriet – open farm and pickin’ night on the farm; bring a snack and your instruments
New year’s eve Party | Batesville – a fun night of karaoke and live music at the VFW
NBCO new year’s eve Party | Norfork – lie music, signature cocktails, and specialty foods at the Norfork Brewing Company NYE Events in East Arkansas
NYE Events in Northwest Arkansas
New Year’s Island Eve | Fort Smith – a fun night with Island Vibes hosted by J.K. Cellars
Noon Years Eve | Fort Smith – noon party at the library since it’s hard to stay up late!
NYE Pool Tournament | Fort Smith – all-in event at Classic Billiards
New Year’s eve Party | Fort Smith – Backroads band, black eye peas and cornbread, hosted at the Fort Smith Senior Activity Center
New Year’s eve Sneaker Ball | Fort Smith – a black tie and sneakers evening with live entertainment, games and food.
NYE at J.J.’s | Fort Smith – karaoke, drinks, food and live music
Hometown NYE Bash | Van Buren – Gabrielle Mooney’s Hometown concert, fresh from Nashville
The 6ft climb | Chester – a murder mystery dinner experience at the Beardy and Lady Inn
Dancing through the Decades | Fayetteville – dance the night away at J.J.’s Bar and Grill, door open at 7 with the 70s
New Year at Tin Roof | Fayetteville – ticketed live music event on Dickson
NYE for Old People | Fayetteville – Crisis Brewing Company hosts a fun night celebrating the ball drop with London at 6 p.m. You’ll be home by 9 p.m. for bedtime!
NYE Kids Countdown | Fayetteville – Starlight Skatium hosts a day of family-friendly fun – children from 1-4 p.m., then NYE Late Skate for teens from 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Denim and Diamonds NYE Party | Fayetteville – NYE celebration hosted by the Elks Lodge
Black, White and Gold NYE Celebration | Springdale – a night of dancing at the Fred Astaire Studios
Ring, Ring, Ring in the New Year | Rogers – a fun night of games and music at Dave and Buster’s
Noon Year’s Eve | Bentonville – family event at Crystal Bridges Museum with a noon Coca-Cola toast for everyone
NYE 2022 | Bentonville – The Meteor hosts the raddest party in town
One God, One Family | Bentonville – daytime spiritual renewal event
Noon Year’s Eve | Pea Ridge – children’s experience at the Pea Ridge Library
NYE Ball | Eureka Springs – dinner and dancing in one of Eureka spring’s historic hotels
NYE Dance Party | Eureka Springs – the Barefoot Ballroom will be transformed into Timbo Promotions D.J. dance club
Ring in the New Year | Eureka Springs – the 136th annual celebration of upscale fun and jazz at the historic Crescent Hotel
Cover photo used with permission from Arkansas Parks, Heritage and Tourism.