Amarillo Ice Ranch: Following the Amarillo Wranglers’ holiday game (see below), head over to the Ice Ranch for a meet-and-greet, disco skate and more. (10 p.m.; 301 S. Grant St.; admission free, skating $10; 806-242-4231)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad laces up their skates to take on the New Mexico Ice Wolves. (7:15 p.m.; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

The Barfield: Sign up for one of two chef’s table dinners, then party the night away in the Paramount Recreation Club speakeasy. (6 and 8:30 p.m.; 600 S. Polk St.; reservations $99; 806-414-2200)

Bar Z Winery: Highlights include oldies rock band Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild and J&L Good Grubs food truck. (1 p.m.; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover; 806-488-2214)

Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon: Red Dirt singer Hayden Haddock headlines. (10 p.m.; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Copper Axe Co.: Hurl your way into holiday fun, with two hour slots available for parties of up to 18. BYOB and food. (8 p.m.; 6801 S.W. Bell St, Suite 400; reservations $300; 806-567-5486)

Don Harrington Discovery Center: Ring in the new year early while enjoying science activities and demonstrations. (noon to 4:30 p.m.; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $14 adults; $11 seniors, military and students, and $9 children; 806-355-9547)

Drunken Oyster: The high-end restaurant offers two holiday celebrations—brunch with live music by the Brass Wire Trio, then a four-course dinner and music from party band The Tweeks. (11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; reservations suggested; 806-418-6668)

The 806 Coffee + Lounge: Jazz up the night with The Sergio Almanza Quartet. (10 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $5; 806-322-1806)

Hoots Pub: Amarillo country band Next to Kin adds some twang to the holiday. (8 p.m.; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $15, tables available)

Hotel Turkey: 108 East Broadway provides tunes for the rural getaway’s holiday festivities. (6 p.m.; 201 Third St. in Turkey; tickets $75, tables $200 to $900; 806-423-1151)

Khiva Shrine: The public party includes music from The A-Town Rockers, heavy hors d’oeuvres and more. (7:30 p.m.; tickets $75 per couple; 305 S.E. Fifth Ave.; 806-373-2845)

Metropolitan–A Speakeasy: Enjoy live music, tunes from DJ Element, giveaways and more over dinner. (8 p.m.; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; reservations $19.99 each or $99.99 for VIP table; 806-242-0117)

M.K. Brown Auditorium: Country acts Chad Miller & The Good Fortune and Ty Blackburn help the Pampa VFW ring in 2024. (8 p.m.; 1100 W. Coronado St. in Pampa; tickets $15; 806-669-5790)

Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery: The new Route 66 joint welcomes 2024 with music from Dude-Man and Piles of Potential. (9 p.m.; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

Pondaseta Brewing Co.: The Stray Sons and Jonathan Guidi team up for a hoppy new year at the brewery. (7 p.m.; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; tickets $10 to $25; 806-418-6282)

Public House: Reservations are required for special dinner servings. Pianist Dan Hanson performs beginning at 8:30 p.m. (5 p.m.; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Savór: Rely on senses beyond sight for this special dinner in the dark. (9:30 p.m.; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations $125; 806-310-2600)

Skooterz: Rock into 2024 with Relic. (9:30 p.m.; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover $10; 806-679-0122)

Smokey Joe’s: Boss 420 rolls up a holiday celebration. (8 p.m.; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Western Horseman Club: ’80s cover band The Cassettes headline the party, which also includes dinner options and a hotel stay. (5 p.m.; 2501 E. Interstate 40; cover $20 in advance, $25 at the door; dinner $50 to $100; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Whiskey River: The party here includes a DJ, champagne, drink specials and party favors. (9 p.m.; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; no cover; 806-367-6163)


  • Chip Chandler

    Chip is the senior communications specialist at West Texas A&M University. A Canadian High School graduate and award-winning journalist, he has covered arts and entertainment in Amarillo since 1998 and is a member of the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council arts committee. He is a 2020 Golden Nail Award winner and a 2017 National Philanthropy Day award winner. He is a member of the national GALECA critics group, has seen every Best Picture Oscar winner and watches way too much television.

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