Here are a few parties and events to ring in the New Year that people have let me know about. It looks like there is something for everyone. Those who want to rock in the New Year have many choices but, surprisingly, those who want a more subdued evening have a few. There's even an AR event for those with small children.
All of the typical clubs and bars will be celebrating.
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Little Rock's first New York style New Year's Eve ball drop party. Party the night away with entertainment by Boom Kinetic, Rodney Block and DJ G-Force. Tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door.
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The River Market is one place to go if you want an exciting New Year's Eve. There are plenty of bars and clubs open all night and you'll have plenty of company to help you ring in the new year. Stickyz Rock N' Roll Chicken Shack is hosting a Rivermarket Rager for a $10 cover.
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Doors open at 9 p.m. but you can party until 2 a.m. Skemaddox performs, and there is a cash bar. Formal attire is not required but is encouraged. Located at 1400 West Markham Street. Tickets are $25, 21+ only.
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New Year's Eve is a blast at Cajun's. A la carte dining in restaurant. The bar features a $35 cover charge for the night, which includes a buffet dinner, a champagne toast at midnight, and a live concert featuring Cody Belew from season three of “The Voice." Located at 2400 Cantrell Rd. 501-375-5351Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Spirted Art helps you celebrate the New Year with your kids. Kids paint fireworks and celebrate with sparkling juice, snacks and prizes. From 10 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Later in the day (7 p.m.) adults can paint a champagne toast and get some dinner.
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Rockin' and Rollin' New Year's Eve Party at the Arkansas Skatium
All ages are welcome to this fun event from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Located on 1311 S. Bowman Road in Little Rock. Admission is $15. 501-227-4333.
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The Empress presents a yearly Victorian themed event. This year the theme is: New Year’s Eve ”Downton Abbey” Wine Dinner Dance. The party includes dinner, champagne toast, dancing, custom made Victorian mementos, an 1870′s Steinway piano and live musicians. Tickets are $250. Rooms are available if you want to stay too. Period attire is encouraged. 877-374-7966.
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Cache NYE Party
The party starts at 9 p.m. with DJ Sleepy Genius and DJ Xavier Riley. Tickets are $50 and include light appetizers and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets may be purchased by calling Cache at 501-850-0265.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Table 28 has a four-course dinner on New Year's Eve with live music from Michael Carenbauer & The Real Thing Jazz Trio. 501-224-8051
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New Year's Eve 7th Street Theatre District Party
The Community theater has delicious appetizers, a photo booth, cash bar, open mic, a cabaret and complimentary champagne. Under 21 invited but must wear wrist band. Tickets are $25 per person if purchased before midnight on Dec. 26. Ticket price goes up to $35 through noon Dec. 31. You must purchase tickets in advance. Located at 320 W. 7th Street.
11 of 13The party is at various indoor venues around the Fayetteville Square. With entertainment for all ages, including small kids, a midnight Hog Drop, fireworks display. It's geared to be a family celebration. Check their website for a schedule.
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Doors open at 8 p.m. Live entertainment by Tragikly White starts at 10 p.m.. Ticket includes entertainment, champagne toast and party favors. Call 501-223-3000. Located at 201 S. Shackleford Rd.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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The Arlington knows how to do the holidays, and they offer two New Year's Eve parties. Ring in the New Year dancing to the music of a live band, White Chocolate. Party favors and champagne toast included. There is also a ballroom party with a five-course gourmet dinner. The dinners and breakfasts can be included as package deals or separately. 1-800-643-1502.