New Year’s Eve Events in The Bend
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All the sudden, 2018 is almost over.

We’re ready to celebrate the beginning of 2019. And that means ringing in the new year in style. There’s going to be plenty going on in The Bend, especially with hockey fans from all over the country streaming into the area for the NHL’s Winter Classic.

That event takes place New Year’s Day at Notre Dame Stadium, where the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will face off in a battle of Original Six teams at an historic outdoor venue.

Whether you’re coming to town for the game or just looking for things to do in The Bend for New Year’s Eve, many venues are planning events to celebrate the beginning of 2019. Check out the list:

Four Winds Casino South Bend

One of The Bend’s top entertainment and dining destinations is celebrating the new year with live music, special menus and cash giveaways.

Copacabana-style entertainment is planned throughout the night with tropical décor, showgirls, salsa, samba and more. Local musician Chris Behre kicks off live music at 6 p.m. in Kankakee Grille. The Lounge Lizards are scheduled to bring in the new year with a performance starting at 9:30 p.m. also in Kankakee Grille.

Matt Martino will be playing piano starting at 6:30 at Copper Rock Steakhouse.

Copper Rock Steakhouse and Kankakee Grille will feature exclusive Near Year’s Eve menus. Both restaurants are currently accepting reservations through OpenTable, the reservation app. There will also be a special New Year’s Eve buffet, highlighted by prime rib, shrimp and more.

Hours for the New Year’s Eve buffet are noon to 11 p.m. Children from 4-12 years old cost $12 while adults 13 years and older are $24.

Multiple gaming promotions are planned as well.

Hourly drawings will take place from noon to 6 p.m. for a share of $65,000. One lucky guest will walk away with $5,000 during the 6 p.m. drawing. Even more drawings will take place as the night carries on.

NYE Party at Gillespie

Where: Gillespie Center
When: Doors open at 8 p.m.
What: Live music by DJ Grind and the Whistle Pigs; party favors; champagne toast
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B100 Presents NYE 2019 Bash

Where: Century Center
When: Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
What: Jonathan Moody Band; cash bar; party favors
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New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball

Where: The History Museum
When: Begins at 8 p.m.
What: Gourmet buffet, live DJ, unique performances, cash bar, complimentary champagne toast
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New Year’s Eve with Duke Tumatoe

Where: Vegetable Buddies
When: Performance begins at 10 p.m.
What: Live music from blues guitarist Duke Tumatoe; special menu features, including prime rib
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Tippecanoe New Year’s Eve Gala

Where: Tippecanoe Place
When: Starts at 5 p.m.
What: Prime rib dinner buffet; live DJ with dancing; late night snacks; party favors; champagne toast, balloon drop
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