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Welcome 2024 at one of these New Year’s Eve events happening in Wichita

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, you’ll want to get your reservations made if you plan to participate in any of the parties and events happening in the Wichita area.

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Wichita Events Calendar – Wichita on the Cheap

Among the options: You could partake in a pickleball party or party with Prince (well, a Purple One impersonator) or find another themed party to ring in 2024. Or check out your favorite bar to see if a band is playing.

Families don’t need to miss out on the fun, as there are some kid-oriented events happening too.

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Wichita Events Calendar – Things To Do in Wichita Wichita By E.B.

Here’s a list of several options to ring in the new year.

For adults

Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley, is celebrating its 2023 season during a special New Year’s Eve dinner and show event. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:15 p.m. and the show beginning at 8 p.m. The performance ends at 10 p.m.; the theater will not be open until midnight. Tickets are $120 a couple, $440 for a table of eight. For tickets, visit mosleystreet.com/specialevents or call 316-263-0222.

Prairie Rose Opera House, 15231 SW Parallel St., Benton, is offering a dinner and a dance package featuring music by 3 Trails West for $50 a person. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the dance runs from 8 to 10 p.m. Dance-only tickets are $35. Ticket sales end at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. To buy tickets, visit prairieroseks.com/upcoming-events

Here’s looking at you, kids. The Augusta Historic Theatre, 523 State St., Augusta, is hosting A Black and White NYE: Casablanca party, featuring the iconic 1942 movie “Casablanca” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Dress is black and white attire; the event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. The $25 admission includes two slices of Oak & Pie pizza, two adult drink tickets and the movie screening. Additional drinks and concessions, along with raffle tickets for a 2024 season pass to the theater’s general admission movies, can be purchased. For more information or to buy tickets, visit augustaartscouncilks.org.

Dress up in 1920s attire and place your bets at Shooters’ New Year’s Eve casino party, a Gatsby-themed formal dress event. Shooters, a billiard hall and restaurant, is located at 2726 S. Hydraulic. Partygoers have the option of including a steak or chicken dinner, which is served from 6 to 10 p.m. Dinner packages are $25 per person and include a midnight champagne toast, a game card to get chips at gaming tables and a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Steak dinner reservations must be made by Dec. 29, while the last day for chicken dinner reservations is Dec. 30. Call 316-262-0072 for RSVPs. The package without dinner is $10 and can be purchased at the door, according to owner Paula Boucher.

You can glow during the Ultraviolet Glow Night at Flow Foundry ICT, 301 S. Meridian. Art displays, breath work and sound healing sessions, UV face and body paintings, and music are part of the activities at this 6 p.m.-2 a.m. event. General admission is $20, a VIP ticket that includes food and beverages is $45. Find ticket information at facebook.com/events/1040627997139547

The band Chronic Audio will perform at Mordecai’s Tavern & Eatery, 330 S. Greenwich, which is having a New Year’s Eve bash from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost is $15 per person, $25 for a couple and includes one drink ticket, party favors and midnight champagne toast; RSVP by Dec. 30. Call 316-440-5131 or message through facebook.com/mortdecais. For those who just want to come for the band, there’s a $5 cover charge starting at 7:30 p.m.

Eberly Farm, 13111 W. 21st St. N., is again hosting A Night of Elegance on the Farm from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. A ticket of $135 for two people includes six total drinks of beer and wine, a charcuterie spread and party favors. Additional concessions and mixed drinks will be available for purchase. To purchase tickets, visit eberlyfarm.com or call 316-722-3580.

Wichita’s new jazz club, Walker’s Jazz Lounge at 252 N. Mosley, is showcasing the Celebrity Jazz Band during its event from 8 p.m. to midnight. Band members are Bill Harshbarger on saxophone, Jim Keefer on upright bass, Bill Glenn on drums and Mark Mazur on piano. Tickets are $45 and $50; to purchase, visit walkersjazzlounge.com

End 2023 by going back in time with 1980s rock music by Paramount at The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Special guest is the Monterey Jack band. General admission is $20 in advance, $25 the day of the event. There are a limited number of tables available that can be reserved. Those who wear Cotillion merchandise can get fast-tracked in the admission line. For tickets, visit thecotillion.com.

A little Sunday night fever is happening at Wave, 650 E. Second St., where DJ E will be providing music for the venue’s New Year’s Eve disco Party. Doors open at 8 p.m., the show starts at 9 p.m.; the event ends at 2 a.m. Tickets are $5; a free champagne toast happens at midnight. To purchase tickets, visit waveict.com.

Purple Madness, a Prince tribute band, is the headliner of the New Year’s Eve celebration presented by Kismet Koncerts at the Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Besides music by the tribute band, which features front guy Bobby Miller, the event includes a live DJ, a light show, gourmet bites and a midnight champagne toast. There will be a silent auction benefiting the Kansas Humane Society and the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $70 and are available through Ticketmaster, A limited, $75 four-course pre-event dinner, with seating times starting at 5:30 p.m., can be booked at The Belmont. More info: crownuptown.com/events.

Bucky Fowler and Southern Charm will perform at 9 p.m. at the Wichita Union Stockyards, 6251 W. McArthur Road. There’s plenty of room for dancing at the Union Stockyards, which has a 3,000-square-foot dance floor. Tickets are $30 and include breakfast; purchase tickets by calling 316-945-1079.

Other music options include Sleepy Truckers at the Shamrock Lounge, 1724 W. Douglas; Suite 68 at Jerry’s Bar & Grill, 630 N. Robin Road; and the Wayne Gottstine Band at Central Standard Brewing, 1612 E. English. These may include nominal cover charges.

All ages and family-oriented

With New Year’s Eve landing on a Sunday, take advantage of Chicken N Pickle’s weekly Sunday brunch and bingo, which is free to play. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Chicken N Pickle, 1240 N. Greenwich Road. Hang around to catch the Chiefs watch party, starting at 3:25 p.m. For more information, visit chickennpickle.com/location/wichita.

Families with kids 10 and younger can check out a couple of noon year’s eve parties. The Derby Recreation Center, 801 E. Market in Derby, is having its party from 11 a.m.to noon. The $5 admission includes games, snacks, party hats and a photo. Register at derbyrec.com. MyGym Wichita, 2434 N. Woodlawn, is hosting its event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The $7 sessions sell out quickly; book at mygym.com/wichita/events

Party with a prehistoric theme at Field Station: Dinosaurs, 2999 N. Rock Road, Derby. Its event, A Family New Year’s Eve, runs from 1 to 9 p.m. Organizers will be roaring in the new year every hour with a different featured dinosaur. There will be games, hands-on activities and a dino disco. Admission is $10, free to members. Buy tickets at kansasdinos.com

Dave & Buster’s, 2644 N. Greenwich Ct., is having a New Year’s Eve celebration, starting at 4 p.m. that includes an appetizer banquet, unlimited soda, coffee and tea, a $20 game card with unlimited video game play and a ginger ale toast. Packages range from $82.72 to $107.76, plus fees. Book at daveandbusters.com/us/en/about/locations/wichita

Bowlero bowling alleys are offering special bowling packages for both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day that include unlimited bowling and food. The New Year’s Eve packages run between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.; the $42.99 or $53.99 per person options include arcade passes. It’s also offering a $24.99-a-person package with two hours unlimited bowling and food on both Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, with multiple time slots available. To book, visit bowlero.com/location/bowlero-wichita/specials. The packages sell out quickly.

Enjoy a game night at the pickleball party at Riverside Tennis Center, 551 Nims, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The party is suitable for ages 8 and up; youth ages 8-18 must have an accompanying adult to attend. Six indoor courts will be available, plus there will be board and card games, music and other activities. Tickets are $35 and include food and beverages. Reservations are required; visit riversidetenniscenter.com