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This Weekend: Dec. 28-31

The new year takes center stage this weekend. Wrap up 2023 and welcome 2024 at these events.

Kwanzaa Celebrations
Dec. 26-30, multiple locations in Evansville
Don’t miss this year’s Kwanzaa events presented by community organizations.

Vision Boards
6-9 p.m. Dec. 28, Myriad Brewing Co., 8245 High Pointe Drive Newburgh, Indiana
Use your imagination (and provided art supplies) to plot out your vision for 2024 at this creative event presented by The Foundry Center for the Arts. Registration is $25.

End-of-Year Pickleball Smash
Dec. 29-30, Evansville Tennis Center, 5428 Davis Lant Drive
This round robin-style tournament is broken into five age groups and four skills levels. Registration closed before the holidays, but spectators are welcome to attend.

Happy Noon Years
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 30, Children’s Museum of Evansville, 22 S.E. Fifth St.
Plenty of merriment is on the lineup before and after cMoe’s annual ball drop at noon. Meet dinosaurs, craft a noise maker, dance to a music spun by a DJ, don a homemade masquerade ball mask, and more.

The Big Holiday Party
7-10 p.m. Dec. 30, Rapp-Owen Granary, 413 Granary St., New Harmony, Indiana
Enjoy live music from The Bros. Lewis Band, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction, and games. Tickets are $25 per person.

Cinderella’s Noon Year’s Eve Celebration
11 a.m. Dec. 31, Merrymint, 318 Walnut St.
Why wait until midnight to celebrate? This Cinderella-themed children’s party features a balloon drop at noon, storytelling, crafts, and more. Each $25 ticket admits one child with an adult chaperone. Reservations required.

Evansville Thunderbolts vs. Macon Mayhem
7 p.m. Dec. 31, Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Ring in the new year with post-game indoor fireworks after the Thunderbolts take on the Mayhem from Georgia. Tickets start at $16.

New Year’s Eve with STAGEtwo Productions
7 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31, STAGEtwo at 321 N. Congress Ave.
Join host Alex Hellenberg for family-friendly board games, karaoke, a cash bar, and concessions. Admission is $5 per person at the door.

New Year’s Eve Dinner
5-10 p.m. Dec. 31, Schymik’s Kitchen, 1112 Parrett St.
Treat yourself to a special selection of fried crab claws, lobster bisque, diver scallops, pork ossobuco, Grand Marnier crème brûlée, and more at this Haynie’s Corner staple.

Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights
5-9 p.m. Dec. 28 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1; 5-10 p.m. Dec. 29-30, Garvin Park, intersection of North Main Street and Morgan Avenue
Tour more than 80 displays featuring 90,000 lights at this favorite Easterseals fundraiser. Carriage rides are available through New Year’s Eve. Tickets start at $7 per vehicle.


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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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