New Year's Eve Roundup: Your options for ringing in 2017
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Bid farewell to 2016 at any number of parties and events around the Amarillo area — and all your choices are rounded up into one convenient place.
(All events on Dec. 31, unless otherwise noted.)
Championship Roughstock Challenge: World-class riders will take on bareback, saddle broc and bullriding in two days of competition in the Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Rodeo performances are set for 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 30 and 31 in the center, with a dance following each night. Tickets are $20 ages 12 and older. Call 806-376-7767.
Happy Zoo Year!: This event runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail, featuring activities, entertainment and an early countdown to noon with a ball drop for the lions. The event is free with zoo admission of $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children. Call 806-371-7911.
Noon Year's Eve: This event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive, featuring science demonstrations, crafts, karaoke, ginger ale and cookies and a balloon drop at noon. The event is $2 for members and $2 plus admission fees ($11 adults, $8 seniors, students, children and military) for nonmembers. Call 806-355-9547.
Amarillo Bulls: The hockey team will face the Odessa Jackelopes at 7:05 p.m. in the the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Single tickets range from $13 to $23, or $9 for children ages 2 to 12. Call 806-242-1122.
First Day Hike:Kick off the new year in a healthy way with a late-night hike in Palo Duro Canyon. Hikers can meet at 11:30 p.m. at the Mack Dick Pavilion inside the canyon for a black-eyed peas and cornbread meal, count down to midnight, then leave for the first hike of 2017. Hikers should dress warmly, wear good hiking shoes or boots, and bring water. The event is free with park admission of $5 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-488-2227.
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant & Bar: Features live music and DJs. No cover. 727 S. Polk St. Call 806-373-8889.
Atomic Sports Bar & Grill: Features party favors, champagne, balloon drop, cash prizes, drink specials, more. Cover $10. 2523 Brittain Drive. Call 806-
Bosco's Lounge: Features karaoke by DJ Nathan, champagne, shot specials and more at 8 p.m. No cover. 2307 S.W. Sixth Ave. Call 806-342-4889.
Broken Spoke Lounge: Features B-Man's Karaoke. No cover. 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. Call 806-373-9149.
The Burger Bar: Music by singer-songwriter James Owens at 7:30 p.m. No cover. 614 S. Polk St. Call 806-376-4700.
Butler's Martini Bar: Party features music by DJ Saga at 9:30 p.m. No cover. 703 S. Polk St. Call 806-376-8180.
Cactus Bar: Party at 9 p.m. features B-Man's Karaoke, party favors, champagne toast. No cover. 4831 S. Western St. Call 806-356-6369.
Destiny's Garden: Masquerade Ball at 8 p.m. will feature dinner by Youngblood's, party pics, silent auction, costume contest and open bar. Benefits Lost Pets of Amarillo. Tickets $60. 1134 E. Loop 335 South. Call 806-679-4720.
Duke Tracy's: Party with complimentary champage at midnight, party favors and karaoke. No cover. 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. Call 806-351-0757.
Guitars & Cadillacs: Features party favors, champagne toast and breakfast burritos. Cover $12. 3601 Olsen Blvd. Call 806-322-799. Hotel packages available through Baymont Inn & Suites; call 806-356-6800.
Hilton Garden Inn: Rockin' New Year's Eve Party featuring music by Skinny Molly (featuring former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot and others bands), food, cash bar and champagne toast. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish North Texas. Tickets $60 or $100 for VIP, plus fees. 9000 W. Interstate 40. Call 806-350-7410 or 806-336-7549. Hotel room discounts available; call 806-355-4400.
Imperial Taproom: Jazz party with The Mark Cota Trio featuring James Barger at 10 p.m. No cover. 410 15th St. in Canyon. Call 806-452-8004.
In This Moment: Party beginning at 8:30 p.m. features DJ, cash bar and set-ups for BYOB, hors d'oeuvres and free champagne. 707 S. Polk St. Tickets $25 per couple or $15 each. Call 806-433-6773.
Khiva Shrine: Party at 8 p.m. features music by The Solano Project, open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, champagne and breakfast. Admission $50 per couple for members, $80 per couple for nonmembers. 305 S.E. Fifth Ave. Call 806-373-2845.
Long Wooden Spoon Brewing: Features $4 12 oz.-pours from noon to 1 a.m. 4098 Business Park Drive. Call 806-553-0397.
Midnight Rodeo: Features champagne specials and more. 4400 S. Georgia St. Cover $5 until 9 p.m., $10 after 9 p.m. for ages 21 and older; $15 for ages 18 to 20. Call 806-358-7083.
The Mudd Rack: Redneck New Year's Party features karaoke, champagne, party favors. Cover $10 per couple. 500 E. Hastings Ave. Call 806-381-2599.
Old Santa Fe Lounge: Party features drink specials. No cover. 4901 S. Western St. Call 806-356-9919.
Pescaraz: Dinner music features Mike Fuller. No cover. 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. Call 806-350-5430.
Polly's Pub:Party at 9 p.m. features karaoke by PM Productions, drink specials, food, party favors and champagne at midnight. No cover. 1405 S.W. 10th Ave. Call 806-372-0716.
Rain Premiere Sushi Bar & Lounge: Party features drink specials, DJ and champagne at midnight. No cover. 817 S. Polk St. Call 806-331-1155.
Rounders: Party features champagne and drink specials. No cover. 2801 Virginia Circle. Call 806-352-3317.
6th Street Saloon: Party features music by Panhandle Wind. 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. Call 806-356-0873.
Smokey Joe's: Party features music by Blues Boy Willie. 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. Call 806-331-6698.
Zombiez Bar & Grill: Party features music by Mr. Scary. 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. Call 806-331-7305.