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Ring in the Jackson New Year

2018 has flown by fast, and 2019 is fast approaching. Celebrate the new year with these events from local businesses, restaurants and people. Photo courtesy Nine Kopfer/Unsplash

2018 has flown by fast, and 2019 is fast approaching. Celebrate the new year with these events from local businesses, restaurants and people. Photo courtesy Nine Kopfer/Unsplash Photo by Nine Kopfer/Unsplash

Noon Year's Eve

The Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Museum Blvd.) will host its annual Noon Year's Eve event on Monday, Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the event, 
children will get to make their own party hats and noisemakers, and write their wishes for the new year. The event will also feature carnival games, live music, confetti cannons, countdowns at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., and a final countdown and rocket launch at noon.

The event is included with regular admission to the museum, which will be open until 5 p.m. that day. Admission is $10, and members and children under 1 get in free. For more information, call 601-981-5469 or visit 
mschildrensmuseum.org.

Dance in the 'Park Silent Disco

Northpark (1200 E. County Line Road) will host the Dance in the 'Park Silent Disco at its Center Court on Monday, Dec. 31, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The free event will feature music from DJ 51-50, a countdown and balloon drop at 5 p.m., raffles, giveaways, party favors and more. For more information, call 601-863-2300 or find the event on Facebook.

NYE Celebration at The State Room

The State Room (952 N. State St., Suite B) will host a New Year's Eve celebration on Monday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will include free food, hors d'oeuvres, a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight, and live music from the Southern Komfort Brass Band, DJ Mike D and DJ Soulja.

Semi-formal to formal attire is required. Attendees are allowed to bring their own alcohol, but coolers are prohibited. Admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door or $150 for a VIP table for four, which includes a complimentary bottle of Champagne. For more information or to purchase tickets, find the event on eventbrite.com.

New Year's Eve Glow Party

The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive) will celebrate the new year and bid farewell to its "In the Dark" traveling exhibit with a glow party on Monday, Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will include a blacklight dance party, a live nocturnal animal show, a glowstick trail hike, glowing cupcakes and punch from Broad Street Baking Company, a balloon drop at 8 p.m., and food vendors, face painting and more.

Admission is $10 per person for ages 3 and up. Children age 2 and under get in free. Purchase tickets online at squareup.com by noon on Dec. 28. Guests will not be able to purchase them at the door. For more information, call 601-576-6000 or visit mdwfp.com/museum.

New Year's Eve Blues Bash

South Street Live (110 South St.) will host its New Year's Eve Blues Bash on Monday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. The event is for ages 21 and up only, and will feature free food and appetizers and live music from blues artists such as Andrea Staten, Libby Rae Watson, Bill Abel Trio, Eric Deaton Trio and The Kenny Brown Trio. Admission is $30 per person or $50 for a VIP ticket. For more information, call 601-980-3006 or find the event on Facebook. Tickets are available at ticketweb.com.

New Year's Eve Dinner

Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro (407 S. Congress St.) will host a four-course pre-fixe New Year's Eve dinner with optional wine pairings on Monday, Dec. 31. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 769-235-8400 or visit estellejackson.com.

New Year's Eve Gala

DJ Finesse will host a New Year's Eve gala at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.) on Monday, Dec. 31, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will feature live music from DJ Finesse and Thomas by Design, hors d'oeuvres, party favors and more. Attendees must wear formal- to semi-formal attire. Admission is $25 in advance, $35 at the door and $50 for a VIP ticket. Guests can also reserve tables by request. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 601-506-7545 or visit eventbrite.com.

New Year's Eve at Martin's

Martin's Downtown (214 S. State St.) will host its annual New Year's Eve concert on Monday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The event will feature performances from Young Valley and Tyler Lance Walker Gill. For more information, call 601-354-9712 or find the event on Facebook.

Bonny Blair's NYE Party

Bonny Blair's Sports Cafe (1149 Old Fannin Road, Brandon) will host a New Year's Eve part on Monday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., with music from Ron Etheridge and the James Bridge Assassins, and a Champagne toast at midnight. Admission is $15 per person or $25 per couple. The doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 769- 447-5788 or find the event on Facebook.

Pop's New Year's Eve Party

Pop's Saloon (2636 S. Gallatin St.) will host a New Year's Eve party on Monday, Dec. 31, starting at 9 p.m. The event will feature music from Pop Fiction, party favors for the first 200 people, a money balloon drop and complementary breakfast at 1 a.m. For more information call 601-961-4747 or find the event on Facebook.

NYE Bash

The Hideaway (5100 Interstate 55 N. Frontage Road) will host a New Year's Eve celebration on Monday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., featuring music from Splendid Chaos, drink specials and more. Admission is $10 per person. For more information, call 601-291-4759 or find the event on Facebook.

Hal & Mal's Krystal Ball & Catfish Drop

Hal & Mal's (200 Commerce St.) will host its 21st annual New Year's Eve party on Monday, Dec. 31. The event is for ages 21 and up only, and features a catfish drop and Champagne toast at midnight, live music, sliders from Krystals, party favors, hors d'oeuvres and more. For more information, call 601-948-0888. The event is invitation-only.

2019 New Year's Eve Bash

On Monday, Dec. 31, Freelons (440 N. Mill St.) will host a New Year's Eve party from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. The event will have party favors, free coat check, and a balloon drop, confetti blast and broadcast of the Times Square balloon drop on nine big-screen TVs. The party also has a limited amount of all-access VIP passes available. For more information, call 601-353-2327 or find the event on Facebook.

New Year's Eve at BRAVO! 2018

BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 244, 601-982-8111, bravobuzz.com) will host a six-course New Year's Eve dinner with wine pairings on Monday, Dec. 31. The seatings are at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The later one includes an extra Champagne toast and sparklers. For more information, call 601-982-8111.

This is not an extensive list of events. See and add more at jfp.ms/nye2018.

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