Celebrate 2017 with a balloon & confetti drop at The Round Bar at Pechanga Resort & Casino.

Celebrate 2017 with a balloon & confetti drop at The Round Bar at Pechanga Resort & Casino.

Ring in 2017 With DJs, Dancing, Celebrities and Champagne Toasts at Native Casinos

These 10 nightlife attractions are throwing the hottest New Year’s Eve parties across Indian country

Get down with Kool & the Gang at Thunder Valley Resort Casino on the West Coast, or pop bottles with Ice-T and Coco at Foxwoods Resort Casino on the East Coast. Across Indian country, Native-owned casinos and resorts are counting down to 2017 in style.

Every entertainment option includes dance-worthy music by DJs or live bands, and nearly every gaming venue offers the option to win cash prizes.

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Mashantucket, Connecticut

Get down with Ice-T and Coco at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Winter Wonderland NYE Celebration at The Grand Pequot Ballroom.

“Enter a world of ice blue, silver and white. Everything will sparkle, glow and shine like you’ve entered the chicest ice castle on Earth!” Foxwoods proclaims.

Guests can opt for VIP Table + Meet ‘n Greet package for $2,500 to hobnob and take advantage of a photo opp with Ice T & Coco.

Foxwoods is additionally offering some excellent party packages, starting at $645 for a deluxe room at one of four hotel options, plus tickets for two to the Winter Wonderland NYE Celebration. Check out the resort’s other options, like the New Year’s Day Brunch Package or the New Year’s Eve Dining and Spa Package.

Thunder Valley Resort

United Auburn Indian Community

Lincoln, California

Legendary dance band Kool & The Gang will perform hits like Too Hot, Get Down On It, and Celebration over the span of two New Year’s Eve shows at Spa Resort Casino. Plus, $100,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs at the resort’s Countdown to 2017 Celebration.

Spa Resort Casino

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Palm Springs, California

The Village People will headline the New Year’s Eve entertainment at Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, California. Join the holiday celebration from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

WinStar World Casino

Chickasaw Nation

Thackerville, Oklahoma

Solo artist and founding member of the Eagles, Don Henley, will perform in WinStar’s Global Event Center on Saturday, December 31 for a sold-out audience. On New Year’s Day, Ron White will entertain the masses.

Grand Casino Hinckley

Milles Lac Band of Ojibwe

Hinckley, Minnesota

Bling in the New Year! at Grand Casino Hinckley tonight. The theme of the party is New York New Year! “Imagine sipping chilled champagne in Central Park, scoring a fortune on Wall Street, and ringing in 2017 as the ball drops amid the pandemonium of Times Square,” the resort’s website states. Grand Casino Hinckley aims to bring all the excitement of New Year’s Eve in New York City to its gaming floor and entertainment venues with the chance to win $100,000 in “Manhattan Moola!” Dance the night away with the Johnny Holm Band and celebrate with a special countdown to 2017.

Alternatively, at sister casino Grand Casino Mille Lacs, dust off your lucky boots for a night of southern charm with Neal McCoy & Joe Diffie.

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Prior Lake, Minnesota

Join celebrity host Mario Lopez for New Year’s Eve entertainment and a champagne toast at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Deejay St. Joel & The Mystic Dancers will play the year’s hits. To see Ray Evangelista on the Promenade Stage, or check out the dining specials and live entertainment lineup visit mysticlake.com/en/nye2017.

Riverwind Casino

Chickasaw Nation

Norman, Oklahoma

The popular Totally ’80s NYE Party is sold out at Riverwind Casino. Guests will don ytheir best ’80s apparel and dance their way into 2017. Riverwind Casino is additionally giving away $50,000 in its “Totally ’80s NYE Giveaway” promotion.

Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Tribe

Uncasville, Connecticut

Party Into the New Year” at Mohegan Sun. DJ Sinatra & Big Ben will headline this blow-out event in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. Festivities include an open bar, and Midnight champagne toast. Plus a breakfast buffet is included in your ticket price — incentive to stay overnight in the resort’s luxurious hotel rooms. Guests can book VIP bottle service seating at 860.861.0744.

Alternatively, catch Jay Leno with special guest Linkin Bridge at the Mohegan Sun Arena at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $39 to see the acclaimed late-night TV show host and stand-up comedian.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Milwaukee’s largest bar at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, while DJ Goose, DJ King James and DJ Whyte Nite rock your night.

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood

Seminole Tribe

Hollywood, Florida

“Glitz and glam, friends and fam” — ring in the New Year the Hard Rock way. Check out Seminole Hard Rock’s exclusive hotel packages, including the “Rock Star” hotel package for $20,017!


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