Ring in 2018 with these New Year's Eve festivities in Anchorage

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - There are numerous family-friendly and adults-only events occurring across town this New Year's Eve. Check out this list of events so you don't miss out on the festivities as 2017 wraps up.

Anchorage Events: Family-friendly

Town Square New Year's Eve Celebration
Where: Anchorage Town Square
When: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Fireworks Spectacular concludes the event at 8 p.m.
What: A free community event with an Aurora Borealis light show, carnival games, food trucks, live music, photo ops, street performers and more. To conclude the festivities, watch Fireworks Spectacular at 8 p.m. This event is family-friendly.

Hard Rock Cafe New Year's Eve Bash
Where: Hard Rock Cafe | 415 E Street
When: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Family-friendly) | 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. (21+ Only)
What: Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating its New Year's Bash with the whole family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Then at 9 p.m., the event will switch gears to a "21+ only" party, including a $10 cover charge and a live performance by Last Train. A champagne toast will take place at midnight.

Northern Lights Resolution Run
Where: Atwood Center | 4455 University Drive
When: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
What: Run, or dance, a 5K through the APU Campus and nearby wood trails. Along the way, this run will feature five unique light and music experiences. The race begins at 6 p.m. and the after-party will continue until 8 p.m. Admission costs between $35 and $50, depending on sign-up date. Organizers also ask that participants leave their pets at home.

Alaska Dance Promotions New Year's Eve Party
Where: Alaska Dance Promotions | 300 E Dimond Boulevard
When: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
What: Salsa and Bachata your way into the new year at the dance studio. Alaska Dance Promotions will provide dancing, drinks, food and prizes. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. This event is family-friendly.

Spenard Roadhouse New Year's Eve
Where: Spenard Roadhouse | 1049 W Northern Lights Boulevard
When: 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
What: Spenard Roadhouse is hosting a celebration with music provided by DJ Haunted Surfer. Onsite will be party favors and a photo booth. Available for purchase include cocktail and dinner specials along with a late-night menu. This event welcomes minors only if they are accompanied by their parents.

Dance, Dance, Resolution!
Where: Church of Love Spenard | 3502 Spenard Road
When: 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
What: Celebrate the new year and sobriety with a dance party hosted by Recover Alaska and Recovery for Life. This substance-free event will include door prizes, music, snacks and a sparkling cider toast. The event is free for participants under 18, and costs $5 at the door for participants 18+.

Anchorage Events: Adults-only

49th State Brewing Co. New Year's on the Rooftop
Where: 49th State Brewing Co. | 717 West 3rd Avenue
When: 7 p.m.
What: 49th State Brewing Co. hosts a rooftop party, including a $5 cover charge. At 8 p.m., party-goers will have front-row seats for Anchorage's Fireworks Spectacular display. Then at midnight, there will be a complimentary beer toast. This event is 21+ only.

Williwaw All Decades Video Dance Party
Where: Williwaw | 609 F Street
When: 7 p.m.
What: Williwaw hosts its end of year All Decades Video Dance Party with DJ Spencer Lee. This dance party will feature a midnight balloon drop and a Top 20 Songs of 2017 video countdown on Williwaw's big screen. Also onsite will be drink specials, food, a photo booth and more. VIP tickets include rooftop access to watch Anchorage's downtown fireworks at 8 p.m. General admission costs $10 and VIP costs $50. This event is 21+ only.

A Masquerade New Year's Eve
Where: Hotel Captain Cook | 939 W 5th Avenue
When: 7 p.m.
What: Hotel Captain Cook hosts its annual party, and this year's theme is masquerade – don't forget your masks at home. The event is complete with a buffet dinner, games, dancing, music and prizes. DJ Steve Franklin will provide music from the '70s, '80s and '90s. Admission costs $75 and this event is 21+ only.

A James Bond New Years Eve
Where: Sheraton Hotel | 401 E 6th Avenue
When: 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. | Doors open at 7 p.m.
What: This extravagant James Bond / Casino Royale themed party provides a night of casino games, cocktails, desserts, hors d'oeuvres and more. Live music will be provided by DJ Special. General admission costs $85 and VIP costs $145. This event is 21+ only.

Mad Myrna's Bring on the Bling
Where: Mad Myrna's | 530 E 5th Avenue
When: 8 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. | Friday Night Divas special NYE show at 9 p.m.
What: Mad Myrna's hosts its Bring in the Bling celebration this New Year's Eve. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Costumes (male, female and couple). Starting at 9 p.m., the Friday Night Divas will perform its special NYE show. A toast will be made at midnight. Tickets are $10 at the door. This event is 21+ only.

New Year's Eve Warehouse Party
Where: Anchorage Community Works | 349 E Ship Creek Avenue
When: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
What: "Yer Homies" are hosting a warehouse dance party this New Year's Eve. Live music will be provided by DJ Tony H and Todd Armstrong. Koots will provide a full bar. Tickets are $20 at the door. This event is 21+ only.

Humpy's Great Alaskan Ale House New Year's Eve Celebrations
Where: Humpy's + Bootleggers + Flattop Pizza | Sixth Avenue and F Street
When: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. | Doors open at 5 p.m.
What: This downtown New Year's Eve Celebrations is a 3-in-1 deal. For a $10 cover charge that goes into effect at 9 p.m., party-goers will have access to three different facilities: Humpy's Great Alaskan Ale House for I Like Robots, Bootleggers for Jukebox Joe and classic karaoke, and Flattop Pizza + Pool for DJ Just Adam. Then at midnight, the parties will hold a champagne toast and party favors. This event is 21+ only.

"All that Glitters" Hollywood Party
Where: Bernies' Bungalow Lounge | 626 D Street
When: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
What: Celebrate the balloon drop at Bernies' Bungalow Lounge. The red carpet is rolling out for this free event. Live music will be provided by DJ Livingston and DJ Victamone. This event is 21+ only.

New Year's Eve at Koots
Where: Koots | 2435 Spenard Road
When: 10 p.m.
What: Koots celebrates New Year's Eve by inviting H3 Hawaii Reggae Band to the main stage, and DJ Blaque to the Swing Bar. Other forms of entertainment include contests and cash prizes. This event is 21+ only.

Eagle River Events

Eagle River New Year's Eve Fireworks
Where: Eagle River Alaska Lions Club | 18344 Eagle River Road
When: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Fireworks show concludes the event at 8 p.m.
What: Ring in the new year in Eagle River with a free community event hosted by Alliance Christian Fellowship. On site will be fire pits and food trucks. And at 8 p.m., watch the fireworks show. This event is family-friendly.

Girdwood Events

Girdwood New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade
Where: Alyeska Resort | 1000 Arlberg Avenue
When: 9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. | Fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m.
What: As per tradition, watch snowboarders and skiers carry torches in procession down the slope. A fireworks show will display at 9:30 p.m. This event is family-friendly.

DeadPhish Orchestra
Where: Sitzmark Bar & Grill | 100 Olympic Mountain Loop
When: 10 p.m.
What: A quartet of Colorado musicians bring you a mix of Grateful Dead and Phish songs. It's a three-day New Year's event. Admission costs $10 on Friday and Saturday, and $20 on Sunday. This event is 21+ only.



 
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