Looking for a fun way to ring in the new year? Here's a list of Salt Lake City New Year's Eve events to please both kids and adults.
EVE, a three-day New Year festival presented by the SLC Downtown Alliance, will include fine arts performances, live local music, dance parties, DJs, film screenings, laser shows, art installations, kids activities, storytelling and a spectacular midnight fireworks show Dec. 31. Activities take place at the Gallivan Center, Gateway, Clark Planetarium, Discovery Gateway, Broadway Centre Cinemas, Leonardo, Temple Square, Off-Broadway Theatre and Utah Musum of Contemporary Art.
Dec. 29, 30 and 31, 2012
See website for event schedule and ticket prices
Desert Star Playhouse presents their holiday parody My Big Fat Utah Christmas Dec. 31 at 6 and 8:30 p.m., so you can see the play and still ring in the new year somewhere else.
4861 South State Street
Murray, UT 84107
The Grizzlies host the Stockton Thunder in the Maverik Center Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at 6:05 p.m.
3200 South Decker Lake Drive (2200 W.)
Enjoy the final night of Hogle Zoo's Zoolights and a family-friendly early New Year's countdown at 9 p.m.
Dec. 31, 2012, 5-9 p.m.
2600 E. Sunnyside Ave.
Clubs, Dance Parties
If you want to dance in the new year, SmithsTix and TicketCake are your connection for tickets to concerts, clubs and dance parties throughout the Salt Lake area, including parties at The Depot, The Great Saltair, the Infinity Event Center, Bar Deluxe, Park City Live (Park City), and Downstairs (Park City).
Multiple venues to include a DJ and dance floor, the John Flanders Quartet providing live music in the “Speakeasy”, Wine Classes taught by the Wasatch Academy of Wine, dance lessons, karaoke, games, a movie theater, pub trivia hosted by Geeks Who Drink, a Champagne toast at midnight and more.
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2012, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
480 Wakara Way
$49 per person
Jay Reid: J.Reid is one of the funniest comedians in the business right now. Jay is the Winner of Who's Got Jokes? Season 4. His new comedy special L.M.A.O. is available on TVONE.
Dec. 27-31, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Wiseguys Trolley Square
505 S. 600 E.
Tickets $12, ages 18+Keith Stubbs: A resident of Ogden, Keith has twice been named "Best Comedian" by City Weekly and "Funniest Comedian" by the Ogden Standard-Examiner. He was also a semi-finalist in Comedy Central's Laugh Riots comedy competition. In 2004 Keith Stubbs’ voice hit the radio airwaves on 101.5 The Eagle in Salt Lake City. The Utah Broadcasters’ Association have awarded him "Best Radio Personality" for the past eight years in a row.
269 Historic 25th St. in Ogden
Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
Tickets $10, ages 18+
Tony and Emmy award-winning Kristin Chenoweth (Glee, Pushing Daisies, Wicked) lights up The Eccles Center with an unforgettable New Year’s Eve show. A dazzling soprano and consummate entertainer, Chenoweth commands the stage, delivering a celebration bursting with song, dance and witty repartee. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, 8 p.m. Tickets $65-$160.
The State Room, one of Salt Lake City's favorite small concert venues, presents Coco Montoya for New Year's Eve. Montoya's soulful guitar playing and expressive voice connect with the hearts of his audience. Monday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Tickets $50.