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New Year's Eve Events in Deadwood

December 27, 2012 - January 2, 2013

Location: Throughout Deadwood

 Looking to celebrate New Year's Eve in Deadwood? Good idea! Here's a rundown of just a few things happening in town for the holiday. Plenty of gaming promotions, live entertainment, food options, even an auction, and, most of all, plenty of fun! Call each business individually for more information. Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Deadwood Mountain Grand will host an array of free entertainment over the New Year's Eve holiday. The band Wicked Whiskey in the Slime Plant free throughout the holiday weekend, and the Synthetics and DD & The Fayroh's will play a ticketed show on New Year's Eve, that will include a champagne toast and appetizers. There will also be a champagne toast on the casino floor at no charge. A breakfast buffet will be offered from midnight to 3 a.m. at the Aught Six Grill too. 

Other events include a blackjack tournament at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28; TV and big red sled giveaways on Saturday, Dec. 29, and butler-served appetizers on the casino floor from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Call (605) 559-0386 for more information.

Bus trips from Spearfish to Deadwood for NYE
Enjoy a round-trip bus ride from Spearfish to Deadwood's Four Aces for New Year's Eve. These bus trips, by Dakota Bus Service, are free to people staying at Spearfish BID hotels - Days Inn, Best Western Black Hills Lodge, Spearfish Canyon Lodge, Rodeway Inn & Suites, Spearfish Super 8, Quality Inn, Howard Johnson Express, Fairfield Inn and Suites and the Spearfish Holiday Inn. People wanting to ride the bus only need a wristband, which will be provided to them upon check-in to participating hotel.

The trip includes entry into gaming money drawings, $7 in gaming money, 10 percent off a prime rib and crab buffet and a free drink.

The Lodge at Deadwood events
The Lodge at Deadwood will be hosting a $75,000 New Year's celebration, with $500 cash hot seat drawings starting Friday, Dec. 28 and continuing through Tuesday, Jan. 1. The hours of the hot seats, drawn every 20 minutes, are:
Friday, December 28 – 6pm-Midnight
Saturday, December 29  – 4pm-Midnight
Sunday, December 30  – 10am-6pm
Monday, December 31  – 2pm-2am
Tuesday, January 1 - 8am - 8 pm
Call (605) 584-4800 for more information.

Four Aces Casino giveaways, buffet
Four Aces will give away up to $20,000 this New Year's Weekend, with over 100 drawings Friday, December 28 through Tuesday, January 1, including a $4,000 New Year's Day cash Giveaway. There will also be 13x slot points from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. New Year's Eve. Call (605) 578-2323 for more info.

New Year's Day Antique/Firearms Auction in Lead
Dakota Plains Auction Company will hold on auction on January 1, 2013 at the Old Masonic Temple in Lead (809 W. Main St), beginning at 10 a.m. The auction will include firearms, accessories, spurs, chaps, saddles, beadwork, artwork and antiques. Call (605) 717-0158 for more info.

Deadwood Tobacco Company live band
The Brandon Sprague Blues Band will be playing free shows from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday-Monday, New Year's Eve. Call (605) 722-1510 for more info. 

Silverado-Franklin Hotel & Gaming Complex events
The Franklin Hotel is running a hotel special Dec. 28-29, with two-night stays for $99 and one night stays for $59. They will also have a $75,000 giveaway which includes the Great Car Giveaway on Dec. 29, and hot seats of $500 every 20 minutes during the following hours:
Friday, December 28 – 4pm-10pm
Saturday, December 29  – 2pm-10pm
Sunday, December 30  – 10am-10pm
Monday, December 31  – 11am-11pm
On New Year's Eve, the Ball Drop will be held at the Franklin Hotel. Call 578-2241 for more info.

Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort promotions
Cadillac Jack's will be giving away over $1,000 in Cash and Prizes per hour starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. Visit for more details. They also have a package that includes breakfast, party favors, champagne toast, entries into the cash bash and more. Call 1-866-332-3966 for more information.

Spearfish Canyon Lodge New Year's Eve package
Spend New Year's Eve tucked away in the solitude of Spearfish Canyon, or hop on the bus and head to Deadwood to ring in the new year! Packages start at $250 and include overnight accommodations, party favors, breakfast buffets and a bus trip to Deadwood (weather permitting). Call 1-877-975-6343 for more info.

Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort giveaways
Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort is giving away up to $21,000 in cash over the holiday. Casino drawings will be held from 5pm-midnight, with up to $500 Cash every 10 minutes. They also have a room package, for $249, which includes a room for two, prime rib and crab buffet for two, party favors and casino party, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, hot breakfast for two and a free entry per person into New Year’s cash drawings. Call (605) 578-1294 for info.

Tin Lizzie’s New Year’s Eve happenings 
Tin Lizzie's will host a New Year’s Eve Countdown Ca$h Grab, with an authentic arcade style claw machine, with a chance to win a share of $30,000 in cash and prizes.  With random Hot Seat countdowns on Sunday, December 30 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Monday, December 31st from 4 p.m. to midnight, players win the opportunity to grab prizes from our claw machine.  

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