Tuesday, Dec. 31, 7 p.m.
New Year’s Eve brings out the celebratory urge in many of us, whether that means on-the-town in cocktail dresses and black-tie or a simple champagne toast in front of the TV broadcast from Times Square. But Opening Night 2014 offers families a chance to get out and enjoy the night as well with plenty of activities at ten venues in downtown Oklahoma City. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. Enjoy live performances from favorite local music acts, improve comedy groups, roller derby teams, magicians and more on 16 different stages around downtown. Take part in the scavenger hunt, snow tube at RedHawks Field at Chickasha Bricktown Ballpark, skate at the Devon Ice Rink and then grab a spot on the lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W. Reno Ave., for the fireworks finale with Matt Stansberry & The Romance counting down the clock beginning at 11:30 p.m. Wristbands ($8 in advance or $10 at the event) will get you into all venues. Children five and under are free. Read more at www.artscouncilokc.com.