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New Year's 2019 Roundup: Your guide to parties, activities and events around the area
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By Chip Chandler — Producer

Say goodbye (or good riddance) to 2018 with a slew of party opportunities. Check here before you make your plans!



Noon Year's Eve: Get an early start on 2019 with science demonstrations, crafts, karaoke, ginger ale and cookies and a balloon drop at noon. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission fee. 806-355-9547)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Topeka Pilots in its traditional New Year's Eve face-off. (7:05 p.m. Dec. 31, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

Cinergy NYE Party: Folks ages 10 and older can enjoy all-you-can-play attractions (excluding the escape rooms), unlimited game play (some restrictions apply) and a buffet dinner. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Cinergy Amarillo, 9201 Cinergy Square. Tickets $24.99. 806-414-3600)

Murder Mystery at the Oscars After-Party: Bring in 2019 by solving a murder at this new event. The party will feature a catered meal, drinks and a small breakfast after midnight. BYOB allowed, and glitzy costumes encouraged. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave. Tickets $75. 806-681-0821)

Hoppin' John Midnight Hike: Dress warmly and wear hiking shoes for this 1.5-mile, easy hike at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Meet at Mack Dick Pavilion, and bring a flashlight. (11:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)




Poblano's Grill New Year's Karaoke: Start your New Year's festivities early with karaoke. (2 p.m. Dec. 31, Poblano's Grill, 900 S. Tyler St. No cover. 806-803-9235)

Bar Z New Year's Party: Amarillo band The A-Town Rockers will perform, and J&L Good Grubs food truck will be on site. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10. 806-488-2214)

Guitars & Cadillacs' 5th Avenue Gala: Celebrate the end of 2018 with party favors, breakfast burritos and a midnight champagne toast. (7 p.m. Dec. 31, Guitars & Cadillacs, 3601 Olsen Blvd. Tickets $15. 806-322-7979)

Off the Hook New Year's Bash: The seafood restaurant will ring in 2019 with country artist Scotty Alexander(7 p.m. Dec. 31, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. 806-350-1400)

T's Bar New Year's Eve and First Anniversary Bash: The party will feature rock bands Divided Me and Theleo, a comedy show hosted by Gabe Kaspar, DJs, EDM, a lingerie show and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 31, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5; $20 for beer garden wristband. 806-418-6649)

Western Masquerade: Amarillo's Buster Bledsoe Band will perform at this country-themed masked ball. (7 p.m. Dec. 31, Amarillo VFW Post 1475, 1401 S.W. Eighth Ave. Tickets $35. 806-410-5043 or 806-372-3521)

Khiva Shrine New Year's Eve: The Khivans and guests will ring in 2019 with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, music from The Solano Project, open bar, champagne and breakfast at 11 p.m. (8 p.m. Dec. 31, Khiva Shrine, 305 S.E. Fifth Ave. Admission $45 in advance, $50 at the door for nonmembers; $30 in advance, $35 at the door for members. 806-373-2845)

Metropolitan New Year's Eve: Amarillo combo Polk Street Jazz will perform for the year-end party. (8 p.m. Dec. 31, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 31, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Revancha Norteña: The Portales band will perform for a New Year's party. (8 p.m. Dec. 31, Ocho Segundos, 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd. Cover. 806-383-6246)

Rounders New Year's Party: Festivities will feature champagne and drink specials. (8 p.m. Dec. 31, Rounders, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317

Bosco's New Year's Party: DJ Nathan will provide karaoke, and the bar will offer drink specials. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Bosco's Lounge, 2307 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-342-4889)

Broken Spoke New Year's: The party will feature DJ Austin and champagne toast at midnight. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Buckles Lounge New Year's: Party will feature B-Man's Karaoke, drink specials and best-dressed contest. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Buckles Lounge, 6800 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-379-8064)

Cactus Bar's New Year's: The party will feature DJ Jasmine, party favors, drink specials and a champagne toast. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Cactus Bar, 4831 S. Western St. No cover. 806-356-6369)

Duke Tracy's New Year's Party: The celebration will include karaoke, drink specials and party favors, with complimentary champage at midnight. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Esquire's New Year's Bash: The house band will perform for the holiday party. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

House Bar's New Year's Eve: Party with DJ James Erik McMurry, champagne and drink specials. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-677-6450)

Mudd Rack New Year's: Party will feature karaoke, best-dressed couple competition and champagne at midnight. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, The Mudd Rack, 500 E. Hastings Ave. No cover. 806-381-2599)

Old Santa Fe Lounge New Year's: Party features drink specials and champagne and party favors. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Old Santa Fe Lounge, 4901 S. Western St. No cover. 806-356-9919)

Panhandle Dirt: The Oklahoma country band will perform in Canadian. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Stumblin' Goat Saloon, 217 S. Second St. in Canadian. 806-323-9257)

Pine Shed's New Year's: Sing along with Karaoke by Tyler as you ring in the new year. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Pine Shed, 5342 Canyon Dr. No cover. 806-352-2446)

Tommy Davis & Panhandle Wind: The Amarillo country band will perform for a New Year's Eve party. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Whiskey River New Year's Party: The festivities will feature a DJ, party favors and champagne at midnight. (9 p.m. Dec. 31, Whiskey River4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Acapulco's New Year's Party: The celebration will feature drink specials, DJs and champagne at midnight. (10 p.m. Dec. 31, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant & Bar, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

The 806 New Year's Evening: Enjoy music from DJ 5Skin and champagne at midnight. (10 p.m. Dec. 31, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5; ages 21 and older only. 806-322-1806)

Garrett Bryan: The Americana singer will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 31, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Great Gatsby New Year's: Festivities at RR Bar will include jazz music in the backroom, champagne at midnight and a burlesque show at 12:15 a.m. (10 p.m. Dec. 31, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. No cover. 806-342-9000)

Joey Green: Party with the recent Voice competitor. (10 p.m. Dec. 31, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Johnny Ray Vaughan: The Texas blues performer will give a tribute to Stevie Ray in this New Year's Eve show with Amarillo band Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo(10 p.m. Dec. 31, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10 advance, $15 at door. 806-803-9063)

Leftwood's New Year's Eve Bash: Amarillo bands Piles of Potential and The Bastard Sons of David Hasselhoff will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 31, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

MJ's New Year's Eve Party: DJ Gilby Cent will spin, and festivities also will include free champagne and a balloon drop at midnight. (10 p.m. Dec. 31, MJ's Saloon, 3705 Olsen Blvd., Suite A. No cover. 806-398-0634)




Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.