Some local spots to ring in 2013 on a high note

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sure, New Year's Eve is on a Monday this year. But the good news is most of us won't have to work on Tuesday, so hangovers and/or lack of sleep shouldn't reduce workforce production too much. So, for you revelers who want to stay close to home, here is a listing of local New Year's Eve parties as submitted to our SemoEvents calendar.

Reveal 2013 New Year's Eve masquerade ball

The United Way puts on this fundraiser event on New Year's Eve, with music by Mid-Life Crisis and Lawdogg. Raffles, prizes, auctions, cash bar, hors d'oeurves, complimentary Champagne toast and more included with ticket.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: The Venue Event Center, Cape Girardeau

More info: 334-9634 or

St. Jude New Year's benefit

The third-annual benefit for St. Jude Children's Hospital features catering by 20-Chefs Catering, raffles, live and silent auctions, photo booth and other activities. Live music by Big Ticket starting at 9 p.m. Organizers also have arranged for rooms at Auburn Place hotel and will provide free transportation.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: A.C. Brase Arena Building, Cape Girardeau

Info: 573-887-1081

3rd-Annual Mixing 10's Rockin' New Year's Eve

Human Zoo provides the entertainment for this downtown party, with a free champagne toast at midnight, party favors, snacks and "red carpet" photos by a professional photographer. Call to reserve a table.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Mixing 10, Cape Girardeau

Info: 573-200-0608 or

New Year's Eve community gathering

Not your typical New Year's Eve party. Grace United Methodist Church hosts this alcohol-free gathering meant to foster friendships and family fun.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Grace United Methodist Church, Cape Girardeau

Info: 334-1321 or

New Year's Eve party

One of the area's newest wineries, Steele Crest in Jackson, is hosting a buffet dinner party. Includes one bottle of wine and one bottle of champagne, snacks and party favors. Live entertainment by Derek Teague and the Red Goat Band.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Steele Crest Winery, Jackson

Info: 573-803-9426

New Year's Eve party with Reminisce

The Jackson American Legion hall hosts a food-and-music party to ring in the new year, with the band Reminisce performing starting at 8 p.m.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: American Legion Hall, Jackson

Info: 243-1366

New Year's Eve party at Frisco's

D.J. Sean provides the music for this private event with limited seating. After the ball drops, a "country" breakfast will be served, with sparkling wine.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Frisco's, Chaffee, Mo.

Info: 573-887-3331

Big New Year's bash

Schock's Pub in the Illmo section of Scott City hosts its Big Bash, with live music by the band Paragon.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Schock's Pub, Scott City

Info: 573-587-1404, Schock's Pub on Facebook

Other live music:

Mouth, 9 p.m., Buckner Brewing Co.

Superjam, 8 p.m., Lone Wolf bar in Isle Casino Cape Girardeau

Mike Renick Band, 9:30 p.m., Rude Dog Pub

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