There are so many traditions around the world for New Year's Eve. In some cultures, people eat something round (like a donut) to symbolize prosperity; in others, they kiss at midnight to improve one's romantic endeavors for the year, and in some cultures they even jump in a cold lake at midnight (no thanks, Canada). However you celebrate, we hope Downtown Tulsa will become a part of your New Year's traditions this year.
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Dungeons & Drag at Aaru Entertainment, 7 N. Cheyenne Ave., is the perfect way to ring in the New Year! There will be drag performances, a DJ, cosplay, and a Best Dressed competition — make a performance check! This is 21 years and older event. Doors open at 9:30 PM, the food truck opens at 10, and performances start at 10:30.
The Winterfest Express Train has rolled into Downtown Tulsa once again! Ride 2022 out by hopping on the train outside the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., from 12-3 PM this Saturday, December 31st. It's free with Arvest Winterfest admission and open to all ages.
Kick off 2023 with Fansub and friends at The Vanguard, 222 N. Main St. If you attended REACT I, you know that REACT is essentially a dance party, but this time, it’s really a PARTY. DJs include: DJ Noname, Heartwerk, JDN, the Links and Friends, and a guest DJ! This event is sponsored by Tulsa Creative Engine; the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture; Tulsa Remote; and ASLUT.
What better way to start the New Year than with a classic bar crawl through Downtown Tulsa's bar scene? Tickets are $35 and provide you access to drinks, live music, food, and more at spots including Inner Circle Vodka Bar, Hunt Club, and Valkerie.
Looking for something a little more upscale? Head to Hodges Bend, 823 E. 3rd St., to celebrate the New Year with a classy, 4-course dinner with wine pairings and a Champagne tower!
Celebrate the end of 2022 and beginning of 2023 in the iconic Crystal Ballroom in the Mayo Hotel, 115 W. 5th St.! There will be an elaborate dinner spread and live music featuring The Broadcasters and DJ Blake O. You must be 21 years or older to enter, and the attire is cocktail wear. Space is limited, so get your tickets now!
Ring in the New Year with your pals at The Max, 114 S. Elgin Ave., featuring jams by Dj Afistaface. There will be no cover charge, but you must be 21 years or older to attend!
Come dressed in black and white and party this New Year’s Eve at The GOAT Bar & Kitchen, 222 S. Kenosha Ave. Check out their special New Year's Eve menu, and call ahead to make your reservation! Reserve your bottle service here.
Looking for music and laughs? LowDown, 108 N. Detroit Ave., has both! Join them for an evening of libations, laughs, live music, dancing, desserts, and a countdown to 2023! Ring in the New Year with a special musical performance by native Tulsan Tony Mason and the Wise Men, and get your last laughs of 2022 with local comedy legend Shondra Slade. Treat your sweet tooth at a decadent dessert bar, and enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne to toast at midnight. Doors open at 9 PM, and the show starts at 10; you must be 21 years or older to attend.
Welltown Brewing, 114 W. Archer St., is hosting a New Year’s celebration, too! There will be no cover charge, and DJ Ranch Hand will be dropping beats. They’ll also be hosting a Champagne toast and mixer specials, and you’ll get to munch on snacks by Eat Nuggies. So come Downtown and dance the night away!
The Downtown Days of Wonder Pop-Up Shops are putting on another great celebration! Come to Iscents Candles and Onifade's Cookie Co. at 525 S. Main St. to sing your favorite songs, make a DIY candle for yourself or a friend, and have some light bites!
The annual Hangover Ball is returning to the historic Cains's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., on Sunday, Janurary 1st! The lineup is put together annually by Cody Canada, and this year musicians include Cody, Mike McClure, Jamie Lin Wilson, Stoney Larue, BJ Barham, Ray Wylie Hubbard with the support from Dierks Canada, Elle Gorman, Elysha Lemaster, Ryan Snipes, Remi Mae, and Wyatt Wilson. Come have a listen and have a great start to the New Year!