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Little Apple drop and more for New Year’s

By Ben Hopper

Say goodbye to 2016 with these themed, festive New Year’s Eve events on Saturday for the entire family.

Throughout the day, enjoy additional specials at your favorite shops, restaurants, and bars when you purchase a wristband from the Aggieville Business Association.

Wristbands are available on

From 1-7 p.m., hit the ice at the City Park Ice Rink in the GTM Sportswear Family Center.

The kids can celebrate during Flint Hills Superheroes, a Family New Year’s Eve at the Flint Hills Discovery Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The event includes a balloon drop, kids dancing music, the chance to make-your-own superhero mask, and more. For information and cost, visit flinthillsdiscovery. org.

The Wareham is taking you back in time with an ‘80s cover band, The M80s, for the annual New Year’s Eve Party at the Wareham from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ticket includes dinner, party favors and reserved seating. For tickets, visit

Travel to Neverland with the most artful party in town with dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight as the Manhattan Arts Center rings in 2017 with a Neverland- themed New Year’s Eve party.

Tickets for this 8 p.m. party are available online at manhattanarts. org. Or join 10,000 of your closest friends and jam to the rock and blues band M31 at 10:30 p.m. in Aggieville. At midnight, watch the Little Apple Ball Drop and enjoy a spectacular fireworks show.

Here’s a look at other area events.


Minecraft Gaming, 2-3 p.m.
Manhattan Public Library.
Crafts and Cocktails: Couples Tree, 6-8 p.m.
For information and to register, visit
Straight Upp Creative Studio.
The Haymakers, 9 p.m. Cost: $3. Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


K-State Men’s Basketball vs. Texas, 7 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum.


New Year’s Day.

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