Having trouble deciding exactly where you want to spend New Year’s Eve in OKC this year? Let us make it easy for you by telling you about Opening Night. Since 1987, Opening Night has been the metro’s go-to event to send the year out in style.
If you are looking to get a jump start on your 2020 New Year’s Resolution be sure to participate in the Opening Night Finale 5K. The run begins at 3 p.m. Dec. 31 at Bicentennial Park.
Opening Night takes place all around downtown OKC and is a blast for adults and kids alike. The event features all the local bands, entertainment and food you could want before the fireworks extravaganza at midnight in Bicentennial Park. Live acts will captivate audiences across 9 stages including music by The Allie Lauren Project, Edgar Cruz, Orquesta D’Calle and Take Cover. The Civic Center’s Hall of Mirrors hosts the Children’s Area with face painting by the Bricktown Clowns, various interactive art projects, a photo booth, and upbeat tunes by Moetowne Alex & The Nightview Band. Attendees can also enjoy interactive comedy by OKC Improv, a Joe Coover Magic show, and a Broadway Review by Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.
Also, for the first time, Opening Night is helping attendees toast to the New Year by presenting the New Year’s Cheers beverage tent in Bicentennial Park facing the Finale Stage. Adults ages 21 and older can warm up with wine, beer and champagne in a ritzy, heated tent as they make their way from venue to venue.
Wristbands are only $8 if you buy them online or at a 7-Elevent store. On Dec. 31, prices go up to $10 and can be purchased at the event at the Civic Center Music Hall, the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library or the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Children age 5 years old and younger get in for free.