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December 31, 2013

A colorful New Year's Eve

Bars, youth groups, venues and downtown have music and contests planned


There will be food, drinks and games all night long. Kids will compete in basketball and dodgeball tournaments. There will even be laser tag and a midnight celebration.

Bryan Drake, a Christian illusionist, will perform throughout the night.

“It’s not your typical illusionist,” Cline said. “He’ll bring sort of a fun element.”

Davis said she will be downtown all night, anxiously awaiting the ball drop.

“I get nervous when it gets down to the wire,” she said. “But I love being down there.”

Lindsey Ziliak, Tribune Life & Style editor, can be reached at 765-454-8585, at lindsey.ziliak@kokomotribune.com or via Twitter @LindseyZiliak.

WHAT'S GOING ON TONIGHT Local band Inside Out performing at Mulligan's Sports Pub, 1134 Home Ave., Kokomo; 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; there might be a cover. 2014 New Year's Eve celebration at Centerstage Bar and Grill, 1833 S. Plate St., Kokomo; featuring bands Losing September and Zakk Knight Band; doors open at 7 p.m.; ages 18 and up; tickets $15. New Year's Eve at Ned's Corner Pub, corner of Main Street and Markland Avenue; steak special, free juke box after 8 p.m., a Champagne toast at midnight and free breakfast at 12:30 a.m., no cover charge. A Little Black Dress and Tie Affair New Year's Eve party at The Social, 3040 S. LaFountain St.; 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.; $15 general admission, $10 general admission with black dress or tie, $20 bottles of Champagne; VIP booths available. New Year's Eve celebration on the courthouse square; 10:30 p.m. to midnight; featuring music, lights and stage show and Trike Wars at 10:30 p.m., a doughnut throwdown at 11:30 p.m. and the TechnoKats' lighted ball drop and fireworks display at midnight; $20 registration fee for team of four in Trike Wars and $5 registration fee for doughnut throwdown; must pre-register at Greater Kokomo Downtown Association, 325 N. Main St., Kokomo. CKRR New Year's Eve 5K Run/Walk; starts at 2 p.m. at UAW Local 292 Hall, Kokomo; for more info, call Joni, 765-210-2281. Youth New Year's Eve overnight bash; Northwestern High School fieldhouse and auditorium; 9 p.m. today to 7 a.m. Wednesday; featuring food, drinks, laser tag, an illusionist, lots of games and a midnight celebration; open to kids in sixth to 12th grades; tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door. Downtime Band performing at Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 255, 1221 E. Lincoln Road, Kokomo; 9 p.m. to midnight. Entertainment at PASTArrific piano bar, 3001 S. Webster St., Kokomo; 5 to 9 p.m.

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