Here are six things to know before you set your alarm for Thursday.
1.FREE RIDES: Bartlesville police are offering free rides for New Year’s Eve. If you call the department’s dispatch number and tell them where you are, they’ll make sure you’re home safe within Bartlesville city limits.
2.DRIVE SOBER: If you are driving, troopers will continue their sobriety checkpoints in Green Country. Highway Patrol will be joined by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, the Tulsa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies to conduct extra patrols.
3.TRAV’S COATS FOR KIDS: Thursday is the last day to donate to Trav’s Coats for Kids. Bring new or gently used coats into any Yale Cleaners location. Yale Cleaners will clean the coats and then Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma will distribute them to a child in need.
4.NOON YEAR’S EVE: Tulsa Winterfest is hosting a Noon Year’s Eve celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The family celebration features train rides, giveaways, and a countdown to 12 on the ice rink on the BOK center.
5.VIRTUAL CELEBRATION: Oklahoma City’s Opening Night celebration will be virtual this year because of rising COVID-19 cases. The free livestream event starts Thursday at 7 p.m.
6.REIGN ‘CANE: The #24 Tulsa Golden Hurricane takes on Mississippi State Thursday in the Armed Forces Bowl. The game in Fort Worth, Texas, kicks off at 11 a.m.