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New Year's Eve

Are you still looking for New Year’s Eve plans? Here is a list of events going on in Columbia tomorrow night.

opens in a new windowColumbia Eve Fest, 7 PM, 9th Street between Elm and Locust
Join us for a New Year’s Eve Block Party on 9th street between Elm and Locust in The District, downtown Columbia where culture is celebrated and community is created! Eve Fest is an alcohol-free, celebration of the New Year with music, art, ritual, and festivity.

opens in a new windowDecadance, 7 PM at The Blue Note
New Year’s Eve is an opportunity to celebrate the passing of time and the promise of the future. In that spirit, we’re throwing a raging New Years dance party celebrating 100 years of dance music, the promise of music still to come and better yet: a freshly remodeled Blue Note! This is Columbia’s biggest New Year’s Dance Party, complete with a midnight champagne toast. ($10)

Take a look at the schedule of musical mayhem:

7:00 –> 1900s-1920s
7:30 –> 1930s-1950s
8:30 –> 1960s
9:30 –> 1970s
10:30 –> 1980s & 1990s
11:30 –> 2000s & 2010s

opens in a new windowBack to the Future for NYE, 9 PM at Roxy’s
Ring in 2015 with DJ Who and Dr. Awkward and travel the decades from 1955 to 2015 with a champagne toast at midnight. ($8 in advance, $10 at the door)

opens in a new windowNew Year’s Eve at Paint the Town, 9:30 PM
Paint, party, and ring in the new year with great snacks, midnight champagne, and a fun painting with glitter! Prices: 12×16 $40; 14×18 $45; 16×20 $50; 18×24 $55.

Live Music: 

opens in a new windowMojo’s, 7 PM – The Hooten Hallers, Smokestack Relics, The Flood Brothers ($15)
opens in a new windowBroadway Brewery, 7 PM – Listen to Rae Fitzgerald as you check out the special NYE menu
opens in a new windowThe Bridge, 8 PM – Decadent Nation, Made in Waves
VFW Post 280, 8 PM – DeepWater ($25 per couple, includes breakfast served after midnight)
opens in a new windowSnorty Horse Saloon, 9 PM – Eric Lee Beddingfield ($15)
opens in a new windowNash Vegas, 9 PM – Casey Brett & The Cowboy Killers ($5)
Jake’s Bar and Grill, 9 PM – Big Square

Hotel Packages:

opens in a new windowThe Broadway
Room, 3 course dinner at 11Eleven, dessert from in-house pastry chef’s dessert menu, bottle of your choice of hand-picked wine, VIP attendee status at The Roof, champagne toast, entertainment through the night with view of fireworks ($299/couple)

The Roof only VIP Party Package ($50/couple)

At 10 PM The Roof will open up with a $15 cover charge

opens in a new windowHoliday Inn Executive Center
Room, Hors d’oeuvre dinner buffet for 2, admission for 2 to dance party of your choice, complimentary beverages for 2 from 8 PM – 1 AM. ($289.95/couple)

Dinner and Dance: $179 per couple/$89 per person, Deluxe Hors d’oeuvre Buffet served from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Drink and Dance: $110 per couple/$55 per person, Open Bar Service begins at 8pm

Have a happy (and safe) New Year!

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If you’re going to be in Columbia this December 31st, make sure to head down to The District to take in all the action at opens in a new windowFirst Night Columbia. This festive family event begins at 6:30 at venues throughout The District.

With a robust entertainment program, music is a huge component at First Night. Stop by the Columbia Art League Gallery for guitar and banjo music, First Presbyterian Church serves as the rock venue and the Missouri Theatre plays host to an array of acts ranging from Ironweed Bluegrass to classical rock by The Beethovens. All the venues are within close walking distance, making it easy to hop from spot to spot.

First Night Columbia celebrates more than music. Calvary Episcopal Church will be home to the Children’s Art Area, City Hall will have children’s entertainment and First Christian Church is the teen venue for the evening. You’ll also be entertained by street performers as you move from place to place.

Stay out late so you don’t miss the People’s Processions (an impromptu parade) from the Missouri Theatre to Courthouse Square. The new year rings in with cheers and a fireworks show. Definitely a can’t-miss highlight from this family evening out.

Make your plans now to attend First Night Columbia. Get your admission buttons now at The ARC, Columbia Parks and Recreation Department and Gerbes Supermarkets prior to the event or get them that night at First Presbyterian Church, First Christian Church or the Missouri Theatre. Bring the entire family for a night of festive family fun and welcome 2013!

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