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What Are YOU Doing New Year’s Eve? Here’s What’s On Tap in the Valley

ring in 2022 with big band music, comedy, or a masquerade ball

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READY TO COUNT IT DOWN. New Year's Eve events in the Chippewa Valley include (from left) Troppo Big Band at the Heyde Center,
READY TO COUNT IT DOWN. New Year's Eve events in the Chippewa Valley include (from left) Troppo Big Band at the Heyde Center, Contingency at the Snout Saloon, and comic Rob Hines at the Best Western Plus.

Ready to leave 2021 in the rearview mirror? Then it’s time to make plans to celebrate (safely, of course!) on New Year’s Eve. Below is a roundup of some of the events planned as the calendar flips over to 2022. Eau Claire may not be Times Square, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t have some fun.

N.Y.E. 2022 at The Lakely with The Bookhouse Boys

Begins at 5pm • FREE • The Lakely at the Oxbow Hotel, 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire
Serving a special signature dinner menu curated by Chef Luke Bilda with jazz from Paul Hecht and Hunter Delikowski (5-8pm) and the Bookhouse Boys (8:30pm-12:30am). Come dressed as your favorite character from any John Hughes movie, enter the costume contest, and you’ll be eligible to win a free night stay at The Oxbow Hotel.

All Night Gaming Bash

Begins at 5pm • FREE •  Clairemont Comics, 2215 Fairfax St., Eau Claire •
Play your way into 2022. Games to play and treats to enjoy will be available for all who stop by. No obligation to stay for entire event. Sparkling juice toast at midnight.

Troppo Big Band

Begins at 6:30pm •  Adults $16, Seniors $15, Youth $9 • Heyde Center, 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls •
Ring in the New Year with the Chippewa Valley’s best big band jazz orchestra, Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra. Come early and enjoy a variety of appetizers along with a full bar to start the evening off right. 

NYE Comedy Shows feat Rob Hines

Shows at 7pm & 9:30pm • $20 advance, $25 door • Best Western Plus, 3340 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire
Ring in the New Year with laughs from headliners Rob Hines and David Louis and host Luke Borchardt. 

New Years Dance feat. The Thundermen

Begins at 8pm • $25 • Moose Lodge, 3606 Curvue Road, Eau Claire
The Thundermen will be playing all your favorite hits from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s at this years big New Years Eve dance at The Moose Lodge. This dance is open to the public and reservations are required.

Final Fridays NYE 2022: Masquerade Ball

Begins at 8pm • FREE • The Red Mixer, 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire
Bring in the New Year and come dance with us at The Red Mixer NYE. The music is going until at least 3am this year, and masquerade masks will be provided for the first 100 people.


Begins at 8pm • FREE • Snout Saloon, 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls
Rock ’n’ roll covers from the ’70s to today.

Pour Boyz at River Jams

Begins at 9pm • FREE • River Jams, 2940 109th St., Chippewa Falls •
The Pour Boyz will ring in the new year.

New Years Event at My Office Bar

Begins at 9pm • My Office Bar, 408 Galloway St., Eau Claire
New Year’s celebration festivities with live music and a champagne toast at midnight.