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From free concerts to masquerade balls: here are the ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Tulsa

Posted at 9:46 PM, Dec 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 23:16:56-05

TULSA, Okla. -- — Whether you're looking to drink, eat, or dance there's a party for every type of personality this season.

The IDL ballroom plans to host a thousand people for their 9th annual Crystal Masquerade Ball.

"We have the variety. We're going to have three different DJs, different types of atmosphere, different types of music in each room. So you'll be able to wander about and change the flavor of your night as you're going through the evening," Matt Eidson said.

Soul City Gastropub generally charges a cover fee, but they plan to waive it on New Year's Eve with the goal of introducing more people to the local music scene.

"It's right after Christmas, a lot of people are paying off credit cards and paying off all the stuff they bought their kids and things like that. We just want people to come out and have a good time," owner Kevin Smith said.

The pub will have live music from eight through midnight, and expect to host all ages from children to those in their 90s. Those looking for jazz music can visit Duet, where they'll have close to 150 people for a dinner show.

"It's pretty unique, it's a listening room. It's very intimate so they're going to get this really close, intimate setting to bring in the new year and hopefully spread the word through the next year that this is a really special place to be," artistic director Jeff Sloan said.

Staff at the IDL said the events are growing every year, and they expect lots of police and Ubers to monitor safety in the busiest neighborhoods.