Out with the old and in with the new. 2017 is nearly upon us and since New Year's Eve falls on a big ole Saturday, you know there are plenty of parties to attend.

But where oh where will you take your party pants? Below is a list of some of the celebrations in Lafayette and Acadiana. (And if you know of something we've left off, send that info to us to include on the list.)

NEW YEAR'S NOON: 10am to 2pm, Children's Museum of Acadiana (201 E. Congress St) At the stroke of noon, children will ring in 2017 with a balloon drop and confetti blizzard. Admission is $8 but only $1 for members and 12 months and under are free. ChildrensMuseumOfAcadiana.org

AN ACADIAN NEW YEAR'S EVE: 10pm music starts, Evangeline Downs Event Center (Opelousas) Wayne Toups & Zydecajun are the featured entertainment. General admission is free and VIP tables for six are on sale now at Lagniappe Gifts & Sundries inside Evangeline Downs. EvangelineDowns.com

"ANTI-PARTY" FIRE & FLOW JAM: 8pm to 2am, Moncus Park at The Horse Farm (2913 Johnston St) Enjoy flow jams and live music all night from six different groups. The party also features live fire and flow art performances. Free. facebook.com/events/157899971351471

BLACK AND WHITE AFFAIR: 8pm, Jefferson Street Pub (500 Jefferson St) The downtown bar and restaurant will host its sixth annual party with music from DJ Greenlight and a free champagne toast at midnight. $10 before 10pm, $15 after. JeffersonStreetPub.com

NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE: 8:30pm to 12:30am, Vermilionville (300 Fisher Road) Featuring live music from Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. $35. Vermilionville.org

NEW YEAR'S EVE @ COWBOY'S: 10pm, Cowboy's Nightclub (207 N. Ambassador Caffery) Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns live on stage. CowboysLafayette.com

ARTMOSPHERE: 9pm to 2am, at Artmosphere (902 Johnston St) The music venue and restaurant will host its annual dance with Cedryl Ballou and Pine Leaf Boys live on stage. Paper lanterns will be released at midnight. Artmosphere.vpweb.com

SWING IN THE NEW YEAR: 9pm to 2am, Grouse Room (1919 Kaliste Saloom Rd) Featuring music from Connie G and Creole Soul. Champagne toast at midnight and a premium open bar until 1:00am. Hors d'Oeuvres, carving stations, party favors and more! $100 per person general admission. RSVP to info@thegrouseroom.com. TheGrouseRoom.com


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