New Year's Eve Roundup: Your options for ringing in 2018
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Say so long to 2017 at any number of parties and events around the Amarillo area — all rounded up here in one convenient place.
(All events on Dec. 31.)
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; holiday discounts are available. Attendees can skate following the game. Call 806-242-1122.
Homeless Memorial Day: This tribute at 7 p.m. at Elwood Park, 1100 S. Jackson St., pays honor to homeless people who died in Amarillo in 2017.
Hoppin' John 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 2018. Hikers should dress warmly, wear good hiking shoes or boots, and bring water and a flashlight (preferably with red filters). The event is free with park admission of $5 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-488-2227.
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.
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant & Bar: Party at 10 p.m. features drink specials, DJs and champagne at midnight. No cover. 727 S. Polk St. Call 806-373-8889.
American Legion Hanson Post 54: Masquerade party begins at 8 p.m. featuring food drinks and entertainment. Tickets $15 singles, $25 couples. 617 S.W. Seventh Ave. Call 806-584-6865.
Atomic Sports Bar & Grill: Features laser tag, games, DJ, party favors, champagne, balloon drop, cash prizes, drink specials, more. Cover $10. 2523 Brittain Drive. Call 806-676-6900.
Bar Z Winery: The New Year, New Wine Party features West Texas singer Chad Miller from 5 to 8 p.m. and Amarillo rock band Noah Jenda from 9 p.m. to midnight, with food for sale from Coast to Coast food truck. Cover $10. 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Call 806-488-2214.
Bosco's Lounge: Features karaoke by DJ Nathan, champagne, drink specials and more at 8 p.m. No cover. 2307 S.W. Sixth Ave. Call 806-342-4889.
Broken Spoke Lounge: Features DJs Al-B and Tony. No cover. 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. Call 806-373-9149.
Buckles Lounge: Party at 9 p.m. features B-Man's Karaoke, drink specials and giveaways. 6800 E. Interstate 40. No cover. Call 806-379-8064.
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.
Duke Tracy's: Party with complimentary champage at midnight, drink specials, party favors and karaoke. No cover. 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. Call 806-351-0757.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown: Party at 8 p.m. features seated dinner, open bar, music by The Fwoops, a midnight countdown and gaming tables. Formal attire in winter colors of white, silver or gold are encouraged. It's a fundraiser for Heal the City, Our Children's Blessing and the Potter-Randall County Medical Alliance. 550 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $175.
Esquire Jazz Club: Party features tables of four for $120, six for $210 or 10 for $400, plus fees, bar seating for $25 and music from Keitha Jones and the Esquire Jazz Band at 10 p.m.; doors open at 8 p.m. 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571.
Golden Light Cantina: Evening features party favors and champagne at midnight. No cover. 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Call 806-374-9237.
Guitars & Cadillacs: Masquerade ball at 7 p.m. features DJ, party favors, champagne toast and breakfast burritos. Cover $15. 3601 Olsen Blvd. Call 806-322-799. Hotel packages available through Baymont Inn & Suites; call 806-356-6800.
Indian Oven: Party begins at 5 p.m., featuring 10 percent off meals and champagne after 11 p.m. 2406 Paramount Blvd. Call 806-335-3600.
Khiva Shrine: Party at 8 p.m. features music by Velvet Funk, open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, champagne and breakfast at 11 p.m. Admission $50 per couple for members, $80 per couple for nonmembers. 305 S.E. Fifth Ave. Call 806-373-2845.
Metropolitan — A Speakeasy: Features a Gatsby-style party with the Jim Laughlin Jazz Quartet. Dinner seating begins at 6:15 p.m; $65 per person with $25 option wine pairing. Party opens at 8 p.m.; $100 per couple or $65 per person, including passed hors d'oeurves, party favors and champagne at midnight. 9181 Town Square Blvd. Reservations requested. Call 806-242-0117.
Old Santa Fe Lounge: Party features drink specials. No cover. 4901 S. Western St. Call 806-356-9919.
Rounders: Party features champagne and drink specials. No cover. 2801 Virginia Circle. Call 806-352-3317.
RR Bar: Great Gatsby party features jazz music in the backroom, and champagne at midnight. No cover. 701 S. Georgia St. Call 806-342-9000.
7 Bar & Grill: The party will include a prime rib special and champagne at midnight. 3130 S. Soncy Road. No cover. Call 806-358-2222
The Spotted Pony: Party at 10 p.m. features a DJ, drink specials and champagne at midnight. No cover. 2042 Paramount Blvd. Call 806-354-9162.
Tejano Wild West: Party at 9 p.m. features Grupo Peligro andIncepcion, party favors and champagne at midnight. 1200 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $15 in advance; reserved seating available. Call 806-340-3313.
Throwbacks Sports Bar: Party at 9 p.m. will feature a DJ, party favors and champagne at midnight. 7150 S. Bell St. No cover. Call 806-418-4482.
Western Horseman Club: Party at 9 p.m. features music by Bakersfield Twang, party favors, and champagne and breakfast at midnight. 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $10; table reservation for four also available for $10. Call 806-379-6555, ext. 2999.
Whiskey River: Party features Karaoke Joe, party favors and champagne at midnight. 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover is $5 for men, free for women. Call 806-367-6163.
XR Downtown: Party begins at 7 p.m., details TBA. 715 S. Polk St. 806-437-0223.
Yellow Rock Events: Come in Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds costumes for "The Best Little Dance Hall in Texas." Party features music, dancing, party favors, snacks, costume contest, mustache contest and champagne at midnight. $15. 4100 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151. Call 806-420-5258.
Zombiez Bar & Grill: Party features B-Man's Karaoke. 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. Call 806-331-7305.