by Kelsey Flores
Looking for a way to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in the New Year? Between the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas and the Polar Bear Plunge, there’s more than one way to say hello to 2017.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Be a part of America’s favorite holiday tradition. Grammy award-winner Chip Davis has created a show that will feature Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics in addition to a selection of his groundbreaking compositions. Buy your tickets today and experience the Christmas spirit come alive. Friday, 8 p.m., 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., 826-4700, americanbankcenter.com.
Sing-Along Piano Bar New Year’s Eve Bash
Ring in 2017 with the one and only Sing-Along Piano Bar New Year’s Bash. There are several ticket options and each one comes with its own set of perks, such as concert tickets, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. Saturday, 8:30 p.m., 1724 N. Tancahua, 884.2739, brewsterstreet.net
New Year’s Eve with Splendiferous
What better way to spend New Year’s Eve than to be surrounded by good company, food, drinks, and music by Splendiferous? Join in on the celebration and be a part of the free champagne toast at midnight. Saturday, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Vino Mio Social Club, 4102 S. Staples St., 728-6445.
Noon Year’s 2017
For those who don’t want to wait until midnight to ring in the New Year, Noon Year’s 2017 at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is perfect for you. Bring in the New Year with party hats, confetti slime, firework crafts, stomp rockets, and so much more. Take family photos using 2017 New Year themed props and don’t miss the big balloon drop at noon. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1900 N. Chaparral Street, 826-4667, ccmuseum.com.
Polar Bear Plunge
Start the New Year off right (or cold, as the case may be) with the Polar Bear Plunge to help support ALS research and awareness. If you don’t want to take the plunge, there are other ways to participate. You can spectate, donate, or join/form a fundraising team. However you choose to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge, know you will be heading into the New Year with a purpose. Sunday, noon, Fajitaville at North Beach, 21 S. Hotel Pl., polarbearplunge.cc.