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New Year’s Celebrations Around the State


Central Arkansas

Little Rock

New Year’s Eve at the Downtown Marriott
3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM (will-call opens at 7:00)
Experience Little Rock’s newest New Year’s Eve Party at the Marriott featuring party band, Tragikly White, Dueling Pianos, a 70s Disco, Dueling DJ’s in the lobby, food and cash bars everywhere. Tickets are $50.00 in advance in the gift shop; $65.00 at the door (must be 21 or over). For more info and to buy tickets online, visit the website.

New Year’s Eve at the Arlington Hotel & Spa
239 Central Ave, Hot Springs
800-643-1502 or 501-623-7771
Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy the music of White Chocolate. Ticket price includes party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and the Black-eyed Pea Reception that begins at midnight. Room packages are available. Tickets are $45.00 and can be included as package deals or separately. Get tickets and more info online.

New Year’s Eve at Cajun’s Wharf
2400 Cantrell Rd. Little Rock

Live entertainment and great food are the ingredients for this party. Richie Johnson plays at 5:30 p.m., and Big Damn Horns will start at 9 p.m. Call for more details.

Victorian New Year’s Eve at The Empress Hotel
2120 S Louisiana St, Little Rock

The Empress presents their annual Victorian-themed event with this year’s theme based on the popular show, ”Downton Abbey”. The party includes dinner, champagne toast, dancing, custom-made Victorian mementos, an 1870′s Steinway piano and live musicians. Tickets are $250 and rooms are available if you want to stay overnight (reserve early!).  Period attire is encouraged.

OMFG! NYE 2015 at Discovery
1021 Jessie Rd, Little Rock

The popular dance club is hosting a party with cash drops on New Year’s Eve. The night’s cover is $20.00 before midnight and $25.00 after. DJ Michael “5000” Watts, DJ Sno White and Dominique & The Disco Dolls will be playing and performing. For more info on the party, text “disco” to 313131.

The Looney Bin for New Year’s Eve
1010 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock
There are two shows on New Year’s Eve, with the late show including a champagne toast at midnight. Sparkling cider, party poppers, hats, horns, noisemakers and snacks will also be provided. The cover charge will be increased to $25.00 for the late show, but remains $12.50 for the early show. Call for more information and showtimes.

The Rev Room’s 9th Annual Fireball New Year’s Eve Concert
Presented by LoveLiveMusic
300 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
9:00 – ?? (doors open at 8:00)

Boom Kinetic
returns to entertain, and tickets are available for $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door. Call for more information.

NW Arkansas


Party @ The DoubleTree
301 S.E. Walton Blvd., Bentonville
8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Ring in the New Year with a Party at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, featuring entertainment by electric blues band, The Downtown Livewires. Tickets include access to the party (8pm-1am), heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening, entertainment, party favors, champagne toast at midnight in keepsake glasses, and access to special discounted guest room rates to take a safe ride home via their elevator. Get more info and your tickets online.

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Crystal Bridges

600 Museum Way, Bentonville
9:30 PM – 1:00 AM
479-657-2335 (Guest Services)
Enjoy access to all galleries, have a festive drink, and sample mouthwatering delights from the chefs of Crystal Bridges’ in-house restaurant, Eleven. Laugh your way into a new year with a stand-up comedy set followed by the Southern-punk-psychobilly sounds of the “Godfather of Modern Rockabilly,” the Reverend Horton Heat. Open to participants ages 21 and up. Valid photo ID required for entry. Tickets are $100 each ($85 for Members) and can be purchased online or by calling Guest Services.


Last Night Fayetteville (Formerly First Night)
Downtown Fayetteville Square
6:00 p.m. -until

Join Fayetteville to celebrate the “last night” of the year with a variety of performances hosted in multiple venues around the downtown square highlighting the area’s finest musicians, actors, performers and artists. You can join in and be a part of the event’s unique traditions: carry a puppet in the Giant Puppet Parade, catch a show in the Sheet Fort Theater, and don’t miss your chance to countdown 2015 with the world famous Hog Drop & Fireworks Finale! Check the website for more information.


NYE at Fastlanes Entertainment
1117 N. Dixieland Street, Lowell
6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
This family-friendly celebration will feature a pizza buffet from 6-9pm, champagne toast at midnight, glow-in-the-dark bowling, fun & energetic music, center-wide celebration countdowns, tickets for go-karts or laser tag, unlimited soft drinks, party favors & awesome door prizes! Call ahead for reservations.


The New Year’s Eve Bash (sponsored by Cumulus Radio)
Holiday Inn and Convention Center
1500 S 48th St, Springdale
8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Arkansas’ favorite party band, Ultra Suede, will rock your socks! Ticket price includes party favors, a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are $20.00 for singles, or $30.00 per couple and are available online.

Eureka Springs

Swing in the New Year at 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa
75 Prospect Ave, Eureka Springs
8:00 PM – ??

Pairing the excited energy of New Year’s Eve with the classy elegance of the old school 1940′s supper club era, The Crescent Hotel & Spa starts a new tradition of celebration on NYE2014. Dinner seating begins at 8:00 PM, and entertainment begins at 9:00 with music by Swing and a Miss, and dance by MelonLight studios. View menu and package pricing online.

Basin Park Hotel New Year’s Eve Ballroom Blitz
12 Spring St, Eureka Springs
8:00 PM – ??

Enjoy a historically-themed New Year celebration with this popular Basin Park Hotel event. This gala evening includes the top floor party upstairs in the Barefoot Ballroom. Music will be provided by Arkansas’ party band Red Ambition, party favors, great snacks and a midnight countdown downtown with a champagne toast at the first stroke of 2015. Tickets and overnight packages are available online.


River Valley

Fort Smith

Fort Smith Mayor’s Countdown to 2015
Fort Smith Convention Center
55 South 7th Street, Fort Smith
8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

A fun-for-all-ages, non-alcoholic event that is free to attend. Carnival-style tickets & wristbands will be  sold for various activities. Food concessions will also be available. For more information visit the website.

Heart of Hospice New Years Eve Gala
Russellville Country Club
186 Country Club Plaza Russellville
479-968-4177 (Kay @ ext 128)
This event is a fundraiser to provide funds to help to hospice patients and their loved ones. The evening will include a silent auction, raffle, door prizes, hors d’oeuvres, a prime rib dinner with dessert, and live music by On The Verge. Tickets are $50.00 each and can be purchased by calling the country club.

Ducks Unlimited New Year’s Eve Party
Hughes Community Center
1000 East Parkway Drive, Russellville
5:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Join Arkansas River Valley Ducks Unlimited to celebrate 77 years of wetlands conservation and ring in the new year. The 2015 collection of Ducks Unlimited collectibles will be available, as will the Best of the Best from 2014. Live entertainment and great food will be included, as well as a live auction and raffles. Tickets are available in advance only, and are $75.00 for singles, $125 per couple (corporate tables are available). Buy online through 12/30/2014. Contact John Choate at 479-970-7571 or Ryan Davis at 479-970-7804 for information.


Eastern Arkansas


The Foundation of Arts’ New Year’s Eve Gala
St. Bernard’s Auditorium
505 Washington Street, Jonesboro
7:00 PM 

Dinner starts at 7:00, with a murder mystery presentation at 7:30 followed by dancing. Tickets are $100.00, and can be purchased by calling the Foundation of the Arts at 870-935-2726. (Semiformal Attire Required)

New Year’s Eve Drop-Off at ROMP!
3501 E. Parker Road, Jonesboro
8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Why should YOU have all the fun? Take your kids for fun and supervised care while you celebrate the New Year in Jonesboro. Your potty-trained kids will have a blast in their 9,000 square-foot play space and enjoy a healthy meal for only $25.00. More information can be found online.

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