OKC Arts Council's Opening Night

An image of Fireworks exploding during Opening Night, the New Years Celebration at the Civic Center Music Hall.


Ring in the New Year at OKC’s largest family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, Opening Night 2022. Since 1987, Opening Night has been the place for families and friends to enjoy the performing arts and “open” the New Year in the spirit of community. Starting at  7 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2021, downtown Oklahoma City will be the setting for a variety of entertainment to safely celebrate the beginning of a new year. 


Purchase wristbands in advance for $8 that will grant you access to live entertainment throughout the evening. This includes music, mural competition and a children’s area with themed, hands-on art projects. Everything is in ONE PLACE this year, at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. You’ll find fun for everyone all night long! 

At midnight, the fireworks extravaganza will be an exuberant blend of pyrotechnics, music and celebration. The finale begins about 20 minutes before midnight with live music from Adam and Kizzie, a light show, police helicopters buzzing the stadium and plenty of excitement. At 11:58, the Rising Ball begins its ascent, and the live countdown begins. That's right, instead of a ball drop the OKC ball rises up! 

Finale 5K

Start your new year on the right foot by running in the Finale 5K! The race begins at 3 p.m. On Mickey Mantle Drive outside Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

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