As 2012 draws to a close, locals are beginning to make their New Year's Eve plans in Shreveport and Bossier City. Here's a list of hot spots to help you plan your night accordingly. There is diversity here, so surely there is something for everyone. But remember to be safe and party smart!

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    Harrah's, Facebook

    Harrah's Louisiana Downs New Year's Eve 2012

    Bossier City

    Celebrate New Year's Eve 2012 with a rockin' party and fireworks show hosted by Harrah's Louisiana Downs in Bossier City on Monday, December 31, 2012. Doors open at 8 p.m. The evening is sure to be fun-filled excitement culminating in a fabulous display of fireworks featuring drink specials and free party favors. Harrah's Louisiana Downs is located at 8000 E. Texas Street, Bossier City, LA 71111. For more information on the free public event, please call (318)742-5555.


    New Year's at Celebrity and Allure Lounge

    Eldorado Resort Casino, Shreveport

    Celebrity and Allure Ultra Lounge are teaming up this year to raise the bar on Shreveport-Bossier's nightlife again this New Year's Eve with two clubs for the price of one. Celebrate in old school New Year's Eve style at Celebrity Lounge, Sponsored by Ultimate Vodka, and rock the exotic as Allure Ultra Lounge and Grey Goose Vodka go Morrocan, including hookahs for every table. Celebrity and Allure Ultra Lounges are both located inside the Eldorado Resort Casino located at 451 Clyde Fant Parkway,Shreveport, LA 71101. For more information, please call (877) 602-0711.


    Rockin Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters

    Sam's Town Hotel and Casino, Shreveport

    Come hang out with a little Zydeco music to rock in the New Year with two performances on Sunday, December 30, and Monday, December 31, 2012. Zydeco music is Afro-Caribbean rhythms, melodies and blues. Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. is the son of Zydeco legend Rockin' Dopsie, and over the past few years, he and his band (along with some others) have brought this funky, dancing music out of its Southern Louisiana breeding ground to enjoy widespread popularity throughout the world. This a high-energy, audience participation, dance 'til you drop, dynamic show. Sam's Town Hotel and Casino is located at 315 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101. For more information regarding this event, please call 877-429-0711.

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    Arte Bella Portraiture/trudeau_flickr

    Rooftop Party featuring Windstorm

    Horseshoe Casino &Hotel

    Party it up on the rooftop with the 7-piece 'soul-funk' show band from Shreveport hosted by Horseshoe Casino & Hotel in Bossier City. The Horseshoe Casino and Hotel offers legendary gaming, world class dining, unique shopping, and unparalleled entertainment! The party begins at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012. The Horseshoe Casino & Hotel is located at 711 Horseshoe Boulevard, Bossier City, LA 71111 next to the Louisiana Boardwalk. For more information, please call (318) 742-0711.

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    CMT Crossroads Presents Cody Cooke & The Bayou Outlaws New Year's Eve 2012

    Bossier City, LA

    Local native Cody Cooke (Mansfield) and his band The Bayou Outlaws will bring you into the new year with good old country music presented by CMT Crossroads inside the Horseshoe Casino & Hotel located at 711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111. The venue is 3,300-square-feet with a stage, dance floor and 27-foot circular bar, and pays tribute to the hit television series "CMT Crossroads," which pairs country music stars with artists from other genres to play together and swap stories. So, if you're looking for the best country music party in town for your New Year's Eve Celebration, grab your friends and get down to the new CMT CROSSROADS Bar. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, please call (318) 742-0711.

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    A.Currier, Arte Bella Portraiture/Sci-Port Event Logo

    New Years at Noon

    Sci-Port, Shreveport, Free with Center admission

    If your bedtime is way before midnight, and you wish you could bring in the new year a few hours earlier so your little ones can enjoy the celebration, too, then join us on Monday, December 31, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Sci:Port Discovery Center! Dress in your party pajamas (family appropriate, please!) and watch the ball, plus 1,000 balloons, drop at Sci-Port. There will also be an old-to-new party hat contest: you'll turn your old trash or recyclables into a new party hat! Paper yo-yos, noisemakers, a Space Dome dance party, sundials and face painting will all be part of the excitement. Be prepared to party like it's (almost) 2013 at Sci-Port! Located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101. For more information, please call (318)424-3466.

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