The Bartlesville area has many options for revelers to ring in the new year Monday night, some of them a bit more unique than others.
Here’s a rundown of New Year’s Eve festivities that we are aware of.
Price Tower’s Olive Drop
Say goodbye to 2018 with a night filled with glitz, champagne, and music by DJ Mikey Bee. Countdown to the New Year at midnight as the famous olive drops from the top of Price Tower into a giant martini glass.
The Olive Drop begins at 10 p.m. and tickets are available for $25 at the door. The Price Tower is located at 510 S. Dewey Ave. in Bartlesville.
Tinker’s GlassHouse New Year’s Eve party
Make your New Year’s Eve plans at Tinker’s GlassHouse, 600 SE Frank Phillips Blvd. in Bartlesville. The restaurant will be extending hours to stay open past midnight to ring in the new year with a dinner special of 12oz prime rib, mashed potatoes, and green beans, along with complimentary champagne for a midnight toast and a fun, festive atmosphere.
Midnight hike at Osage Hills State Park
Kick off the new year on a good foot by getting outside and enjoying the hiking trails at Osage Hill State Park. There will be two hikes. The Midnight Hike starts right at midnight, and is for the adventurous souls that want to enjoy the experience of a night hike. Make sure to come bundled up and ready for fun. The second hike for non-night owl friends will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Bull Riding in Pawhuska
Who doesn’t enjoy some western action to ring in the New Year? In an event that is uniquely Osage County, the family can enjoy a night of bull riding while the adults can place bids on calcutta and play “bull poker.” The Dirty Bourbon Band will take the stage after the bull riding action.
The New Year’s Eve Bull Riding begins at 7:30 p.m. in the indoor arena of the Osage County Fairgrounds, 320 Skyline Drive in Pawhuska. Tickets are $10 each, with children 5 and under admitted for free. Concession stands will be open, but it is a “Bring Your Own Beverage” event.
Fun night at Westside Community Center
Bartlesville’s Westside Community Center will be hosting an adults only New Year’s Eve Fun Night from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 501 S. Bucy. A potluck dinner will be served.
For more information, contact the Westside Community Center at 918-336-6760.
Let It Ride at the Elks Lodge
The Bartlesville Elks Lodge is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration that is open to the public and features the Let It Ride Band.
Doors open as early as 5:30 p.m., with the band taking the stage later in the evening. The night also features 50/50 raffles, door prizes, a full liquor bar, a champagne toast and breakfast at midnight. Tickets are $20 at the door and the event is for ages 21 and over. The Elks Lodge is located at 1060 Swan Dr.
New Year’s Eve Soiree at Angelo’s
Angelo’s Tavern, located at 130 S. Cherokee in Bartlesville, will kick off the New Year’s Eve with a Soiree beginning at 8 p.m. Karaoke with Thomas is on deck all night and there will be a free champagne toast at midnight. There is no cover charge, but revelers must be 21 or over with a valid ID.
Steve Sutherland at Solo Club
The Steve Sutherland Band will ring in the new year on the stage at the Solo Club, 408 E. Second Street in Bartlesville. The celebration begins at 8 p.m. with live music, no cover, food and a midnight champagne toast. Must be 21 or over with a valid ID.
Hitchin’ Post offers free designated drivers
Come ring in the new year at the Hitchin’ Post, 815 N. Delaware St. in Dewey, where you won’t have to worry about finding a driver. The Hitchin’ Post will have some giveaways all night, a champagne toast at midnight and karaoke all night. The bar is also offering a free designated driver to and from the bar to ensure all have a good and safe holiday. Festivities begin at 9 p.m.
Casinos offer live bands
Cherokee Casino-Ramona will feature live music from Travis Kidd and Mark Proctor from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and then the Hi-Fidelics will take The Watering Hole stage from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Osage Casino-Bartlesville’s Club 918 will feature Infinity from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.