2016 will be a year to remember, so ring in the New Year with a night (or afternoon!) you’ll never forget. Make memories that’ll last a lifetime at these signature Northwest Arkansas events.
Last Night Fayetteville – Dec. 31 – Come find out why TripAdvisor named Last Night Fayetteville one of the Top Ten New Year’s Eve celebrations in the U.S. With the world famous Hog Drop at midnight and a spectacular fireworks display, Arkansas’s largest New Year’s festival provides a full evening of entertainment for revelers of all ages. Performers including Groovement, Galaxy Tour Guides and National Park Radio will headline the main stage at the Fayetteville Town Center, and 10 more indoor stages around the downtown square will host live music, comedy, theatre, dance, youth and kids performances. lastnightfayetteville.com
Noon Year’s Eve Family Celebration! – Dec. 31 – Ring in the New Year (without staying up past bedtime!) at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s first-ever, family-friendly Noon Year’s Eve celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a toast at noon after a special Noon Year’s Eve countdown, a new marionette show from StoneLion Puppet Theatre, music, dancing, magic, art-making and more! And, just down the street, the good folks at the Scott Family Amazeum will be celebrating Noon Year’s Eve as well. crystalbridges.org amazeum.org
NEW 365 at Crystal Bridges – Dec. 31 – Beginning at 9 p.m., celebrate your New Year’s Eve immersed in art, fantasy and inspiration amidst the breathtaking architecture of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Experience stunning dance performances, theater acts and art-making activities as a mesmerizing Video Art & Light Show on the walls of the Great Hall lights the way to midnight. Enjoy access to galleries, have a festive beverage and sample mouthwatering delights from the Eleven Restaurant chefs. The celebration doesn’t end when the New Year begins! Dance in the Great Hall until 1 a.m. Members ages 21 and up are welcome. crystalbridges.org