Weekend Ticket: Krewe of Phoenix to host New Year’s Eve bash

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 27, 2018


NATCHEZ — As 2019 draws nearer, the Krewe of Phoenix is already conquering its annual resolution — to help out the Natchez community while having some fun.

The Krewe of Phoenix New Years Eve Party lasts from 8 p.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Tuesday at the Natchez Community Center.

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The group of Natchez royalty will be celebrating the beginning of its 37th year in existence by inviting locals to join the party, Krewe of Phoenix president, Lisa Whittington said.

Whittington said the New Year’s Eve Party at the Natchez Community Center is open to anyone older than 21 with a $75 ticket.

“We’ve revived this celebration after three years,” Whittington said. “It’s a great way to have a membership drive while giving locals something different to do on the holiday. … In the past, Natchez has not had anything of this caliber. … It’s nothing like going out to the bar. This is at a private venue and is age-appropriate for younger and older audiences. It’s open to anyone over 21.”

Whittington said $75 covers an open bar, live music, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

Attendees are invited to dress in casual party clothes, enjoy locally brewed beverages and listen to Natchez-made music by provided by the local band “Cha Cha Boo,” she said.

“This gives people outside the krewe an invitation to see what we do and provides an opportunity for them to join up,” Whittington said. “We always try to give back to the community in every event that we do.”

Whittington said tickets could be purchased at the Natchez Community Center or in advance by contacting her at 228-326-5371 or Andrea Bradford at 601-443-1541.

Below are some other events happening this weekend that Natchez locals or visitors might not want to miss:

  • Holiday Murder Mystery Dinner starts at 7 p.m. this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Glenfield Plantation.

During this holiday mystery show, attendees can play detective as they interact with characters in search of “whodunnit?” while they feast on a four-course dinner. Tickets are $69 per person and include a single wine, beer or soft drink and a cash bar. Personal beverages are allowed with a $10 fee. Attendees may also add a prime rib dinner for an additional $6. Reservations are required.

For more information, call 601-442-1002 or visit glenfieldplantation.com.

  • Christmas at Sunnyside: Where Whimsical Meets Traditional starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Bed and Breakfast.

Tickets are $20 per person or $12 for youth between 12 and 17 years old and include a guided tour with the homeowner, Colleen Wilkins, as she takes visitors through her decorative collections of elves, art, books, Christmas trees and several surprises along the way. Tickets are available at the Natchez Visitors’ Center. For more information, call 601-807-1148 or 601-446-6345.

  • Jeweled Christmas Tour at The Towers continues this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of 8 and 12. The tour includes a display of thousands of pieces of vintage costume jewelry, named by USA Today as “one of the most unique Christmas displays” in the nation.

Tour times are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. only on Sunday. For more information, call 601-446-6890.