It’s the day before New Year’s Eve and you’re finally getting around to deciding what to do, or you’ve just decided you’ll brave the cold after all.
Luckily for you, the Casper Star-Tribune has it covered with a selection of last-minute options scoured from local social media pages to save you some scrolling time. Now you can spend more of 2017’s last moments living it up, reminiscing its good times or simply bidding it good riddance while you welcome 2018.
Casper gained several new nightlife spots this year, so here’s a chance to see them at their finest, or simply visit a favorite hole-in-the wall. We found masquerade parties, live music, karaoke and places to dress in your best. Casper also offers some daytime and family-friendly options, including the town’s first macaroni and cheese championship.
A swanky night
on the town
Masquerade and cocktails
Racca’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade party returns with a buffet dinner, open bar, music by DJ Brad Loftin, dancing, a contest for the best mask and a New Year’s toast. Cocktail attire is recommended for this party.
Where: Marco’s Coal Fired Pizzeria, 430 S. Ash St.
When: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday
Tickets: $100 in advance only, limited number available
Masquerade of wonder
C85 Wonder Bar features a New Year’s Eve masquerade party upstairs with music by DJ T.O., dancing, drink specials and prizes.
Where: C85 Wonder Bar, 256 South Center St.
When: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday
Cost: No cover
Five-course meal and music
The Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Center ends the year with a five-course surf and turf dinner, wine, live DJ music, The Grease Monkeys Band, midnight champagne toast and a 1 a.m. breakfast buffet.
Where: Parkway Plaza
When: 8 p.m. Sunday
Tickets: $85, reservations required at (307) 235-1777, extension 1004
The C85 Pump Room is hosting a private party with a four-course meal, bottomless drinks, giveaways and a Martini and Rossi champagne toast. Cocktail attire is required.
Where: C85 Pump Room, 739 North Center Street
When: 8 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m.
Tickets: $125, 50 tickets available
Info: (307) 333-6398
No fuss fun
Jazz at the Bayou
New Year’s Bash at the Bayou Bar & Liquor offers music by local blues and jazz band Tom Coryell & The Incorrigibles.
Where: Bayou Bar & Liquor, 301 Platte, Mills
When: 8 p.m. Sunday
Music and countdown
Count down to 2018 at Frosty’s with live music including punk music from Wreckards and an indie folk rock set with Ford & Fossil.
Where: Frostys Bar and Grill, 520 S. Center St.
When: 9 p.m. Sunday to midnight
Hear live music and enjoy drink specials and a happy hour 10 to 11 p.m. before a free midnight toast to the New Year at the Beacon.
Where: Beacon Club, 4100 W. Yellowstone Highway
When: 8 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m.
Sing in the New Year
The Office Bar and Grill is hosting a New Years Eve Karaoke Party.
Where: The Office Bar and Grill, 520 S. Ash St.
When: 9 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m.
Staggers in Mills is also offering a New Year’s karaoke event.
Where: Staggers, 525 SW Wyoming Blvd, Mills
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Dancing to the DJ
The Gaslight Social’s New Year’s Eve Soiree features free DJ music, dancing, midnight champagne and New Year’s swag.
Where: 314 W. Midwest Ave.
When: Sunday evening
The Sundowners Band performs at the Horseshoe.
Where: Horseshoe Bar & Grill, 7515 West Yellowstone Highway
When: 8 p.m. Sunday
Racks Night Club offers all you can drink for $20 and “the region’s hottest dancers.”
Where: Racks Night Club, 1910 Talc Rd.
When: 10 p.m. Sunday
Goodbye 2017 at the Hideaway
The Hideaway Bar & Package’s New Year’s Eve Party offers drink specials, door prizes, party favors and free midnight champagne. Wristbands for $20 will get you all the drafts and well drinks you want. Clint of Rocky Mountain Sound and Lights will DJ an array of music, from Michael Jackson to Keith Urban.
Where: Hideaway Bar & Package, 211 Riverview Ave., Mills
When: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Troopers Bingo New Year’s Eve Blowout offers more than $7,000 in cash payouts and prizes along with snacks, party favors and a pause in the game to ring in the New Year.
Where: Troopers Bingo, 1801 E. E St.
When: Doors open 1 p.m. Sunday with sessions at 3 p.m., 6:30 p.m., a main session at 7 p.m. and late session at 10:30 p.m. Games conclude about 1 a.m.
Mac & cheese with music
The family-friendly Noon Year’s Celebration presented by Central Wyoming Counseling Center starts with a Macaroni and Cheese Festival and a countdown to noon instead of midnight. Local restaurants will compete for the title of Casper’s first Mac & Cheese Champion. Visitors can sample the recipes or purchase bowls. Live music at David Street Station features Hagen in the Grainbox, games and crafts.
Where: The Lyric, 230 W. Yellowstone Highway, and David Street Station
When: 11 a.m. Sunday
Cost: Free admission
Jump into 2018
Jump Craze Casper’s New Year’s Bash offers kid-friendly fun with games and prizes.
Where: Jump Craze, 4720 E Lathrop Rd., Evansville
When: 9 p.m. Sunday to 12:30 a.m.
Swimming and games
Bring the kids and snacks to share for a night of swimming and games at the Ramada Plaza’s New Year’s Eve Family Party. Staying at the hotel isn’t required.
Where: Ramada Plaza, 300 W. F St.
When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday