Things to Do in OKC This Weekend: December 31 - 405 Magazine

Things to Do in OKC This Weekend: December 31

3, 2, 1 — Happy New Year!

A large crowd of partygoers at The Jones Assembly in Oklahoma City celebrate New Year's as colorful balloons drop on them from above.

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3, 2, 1 — Happy New Year! You can usher in 2023 in an exciting way at these New Year’s parties all around the 405. Raise a glass of your choice of beverage, sing along to timeless tunes or recent hits, and maybe even share a New Year’s kiss.

Noon Year’s Eve at Science Museum Oklahoma | Dec. 31

If staying up late isn’t your thing, check out the Noon Year’s Day celebration at Science Museum Oklahoma. Celebrate the new year early at noon with a parade, bubbles and noisemakers. The whole family will have fun without the late-night hours. Free with admission ($20.95 adults, $15.95 children), 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Science Museum Oklahoma, 2020 Remington Pl., OKC.

Noon Year’s Eve at OKCMOA | Dec. 31

For a fun New Year’s Eve event with the kids, the OKC Museum of Art is holding a countdown to noon with a special balloon drop. Visitors will also be able to participate in art activities, indulge in snacks and punch, and enjoy the museum’s galleries. Goodbye, 2022! Free with museum admission ($14.95 adults, free for children), 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OKC.

Confetti explodes and showers a crowd of partygoers at The Jones Assembly in Oklahoma City.
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New Year’s Eve at The Jones Assembly with My So Called Band | Dec. 31

Oklahoma’s own My So Called Band is throwing it back to the ’90s and early 2000s to ring in the new year. Partygoers that attend The Jones Assembly’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration will be in for a night of dancing, dinner and drinks. Along with the live entertainment, a dinner service will be on the heated patio, and there’ll be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. $55, 5 p.m., The Jones Assembly, 901 W. Sheridan Ave., OKC.

Fireworks shoot up into the air near downtown Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma City Art Council’s Opening Night | Dec. 31

Start 2023 with a bang at the OKC Art Council’s Opening Night, a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. Countdown the new year with a rising ball … when the clock strikes 12, the firework spectacular begins! There will be live music, a light show, a mural competition and a children’s play area with art projects. $8, 7 p.m., Bicentennial Park, 500 Couch Dr., OKC.

Uptown Get Down: New Year's Eve Party
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Uptown Get Down | Dec. 31

Looking for an energetic, psychedelic New Year’s Eve night? Head to the Tower Theatre for Uptown 23rd’s celebration with live music from Hey Steve, Chair Model, and stepmom. Stick around for the dance party upstairs at Ponyboy, and get ready to dance all night and raise your glass to 2023! Free, 21+, 9 p.m., Tower Theatre, OKC.

Adèle Wolf’s 11th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash | Dec. 31

Adèle Wolf’s Vegas-style revue of circus, variety and burlesque performers is back for its 11th year. Along with the various talented performers, you’ll see Adèle Wolf in a classic giant champagne coupe as well as Wolf’s new aerial act. Come in your most extravagant costume to take pictures at the photo booth and enjoy themed cocktails. Of course, 2023 will be welcomed with a Champagne toast at midnight. 18+, $25-65, 9 p.m., The Auditorium at The Douglass, 600 N. High Ave., OKC.

New Year’s Eve Bash | Dec. 31

Maybe 2022 wasn’t your year … that’s OK! Say goodbye to 2022 at the Library of Distilled Spirits at the First National Center, with its massive selection of spirits and its elegant underground ambiance. Begin the new year with a live DJ along with premium table seating, passed appetizers and dessert stations. Toast to the new year with a countdown till midnight. $75, 7 p.m.–1 a.m., First National Center, OKC.