When traveling to Lincoln, Nebraska on December 31st, are you looking for a fun and entertaining place to ring in the New Year? In the beautiful downtown area there are events planned for the young and the young at heart.
You can celebrate at Lincoln’s historic Grand Manse located at 129 North 10th Street by solving a murder mystery! It starts with a cocktail hour, murder solving, and then dinner. You can dance your way into the 2013 with music provided by The Blackwater Band. There will be a cash bar, appetizers, and a complementary champagne toast at midnight. For reservations call the Event office at 402-476-4560. More information can be found at grandmanse.com.
At The Zoo Bar, which is a mainly a blues bar, the party starts early with live music from The Tijuana Gigolos from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and 40/20!! playing from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The Zoo Bar is located at 14th and P Streets and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door for The Tijuana Gigolos and $15 in advance or $20 at the door for 40/20!!. For additional information check their website at zoobar.com.
Inside of Embassy Suites at 10th and P Streets, Groove Puppet will play live music from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. They have overnight packages available including special party favors, passes, complimentary champagne, and a manager’s reception. The party is in the ballroom, and if you include the overnight stay you receive a full, cooked-to-order breakfast on New Year’s Day. For reservations call 402-474-1111.
The Lincoln Children’s Museum at 14th and P Streets, will open its doors at 6:00 p.m. and you will have access to all three floors where you can explore the variety of exhibits. “Make Believe Midnight” provides families the opportunity to enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebration and be home long before midnight. There will be a countdown to 2013 – complete with a ball drop of 1,200 balloons at 8:00 p.m. This year’s line up features the Bubble Wrap Stomp, party favors, glow sticks and hats. Cost differs for members and non-members so check their website for important information at www.lincolnchildrensmuseum.org.
No matter where you celebrate this New Year’s Eve, please be safe, and if you over cocktail, the following three Taxi Cab Services will be available.
Yellow Cab 402-477-4111
Capital Cab 402-477-6074
Happy Cab 402-421-2221
Enjoy your time in Lincoln, Nebraska and I wish you all a Happy New Year!