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Celebrate the New Year Downtown!

New Year's Eve is a great time to let your hair down before you start focusing on your resolutions. Celebrate in Downtown Lincoln and ring in 2016 at a number of amazing venues, restaurants, and hotels.

1. Always fun to be a part of the Masquerade!

The Bourbon's Masquerade Ball

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Featuring: Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal
w/ Mesonjixx, A Ferocious Jungle Cat
Doors: 9 p.m. || 21 and up || $8: Advance at
$10: Day of Show w/ Mask || $15: Day of Show w/o Mask
Best Mask wins free shows for a year!
plus all nominated masks (10) get 1/2 off drinks!

The Alley's Masquerade

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Balloon drop at midnight, DJR5 spinnin' all the beats, door giveaways & prizes ALL NIGHT, & a champagne toast at midnight!
$5 cover gets you into all the fun!


It's a Solid Gold New year at White Rabbit (formerly Marz)

It"s the First Annual White Rabbit New Years Party and we are doing it in style! Solid Gold style! Dress up, in all gold for this year's themed party! Plus dance and aerial performances from the Freakworks Circus Troupe.

Just a few features offered:
*Reserved booths (4 or more) stocked with free bottle of bubbly and party favors!
*do it yourself photo booth, in gold of course!
*reverse happy hour from 11 to close

3. Bring the Whole Family!

Make Believe Midnight

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Thursday, Dec. 31 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Museum closes at 5:00 PM)

Join The Lincoln Children's Museum for the 21st year of Lincoln’s BEST family friendly New Year’s party! Make Believe Midnight is a festive event that allows families to reflect on the past year and anticipate the arrival of the fun ahead! Celebrate the arrival of 2016, and still make it home before bedtime.

This year’s event features:
• Glow sticks and other party favors
• Dance with Twinkle in the B107.3 Dance Zone
• Bubblewrap Stomp
• Appearances by Father Time and Baby New Year
• Grand countdown to 2016, including the ball drop (at 8:00 p.m.)
• Balloon drop with thousands of balloons

Ticket Prices:
Members: $10
Non-Member: $13
Children under age 1 receive a free ticket

4. A Romantic Night Out.

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Ring in the New Year with a special Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel New Year's Eve Package for $139!

Stay the night, toast to 2016, enjoy complimentary shuttle rides within downtown Lincoln, then sleep in with a late check-out of 2 PM.


5. Class it up at the Historic Rococo Theatre!

Rock & Soul New Years Eve at the Rococo.

Featuring the Wheeztones and Soul Dawg!

Tickets are $35 per person and include reserved seating, party favors, and champagne at midnight.


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