Nov. 19, 2013

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Hot Springs, Ark. (Friday, Nov. 15, 2013) – The holiday spirit will be in full swing  all month long and will culminate Tuesday, Dec. 31 when Oaklawn hosts Hot Springs’ best New Year’s Eve Party to ring in 2014. Guests are invited to enjoy a festive evening of games, cash drawings, live music and an elegant Prime Rib dinner served in the Carousel Restaurant. The cost for the meal is $22.95 with a Winners Circle card and $26.95 without. Oaklawn will close at midnight Christmas Eve and will not reopen until 10 a.m. Dec. 26. It is completely closed Christmas Day.

Every Thursday during the month, Oaklawn presents the $15,000 Santa’s High Tech Workshop from 6-10 p.m. Winners will be called every 10 minutes for the chance at a cash prize or one of four popular tablets. Three tablets will be given out throughout the evening and a final drawing will be held at 10 p.m. for the last one. 

Race fans can start making their plans for the 2014 live season as the Reserve Seating office is now open  every Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the start of the meet Friday, Jan. 10. Dining reservations will be available starting Thursday, Jan. 2. For those with a racing fan on their Christmas shopping list, the Winning Colors Gift Shop in the Grandstand will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oaklawn’s Reel Tournaments continue in December. There will be the Kick Off The Week Tournament on Sundays starting at 2 p.m. and the Triple Thrill Tournament on Tuesdays, which offers three ways to win. Participants can win a session, win the final or win a drawing. Players just need to have earned the qualifying points to participate.

Oaklawn will continue to be “the place” for everything football this month. Guests won’t have to worry about missing a second of the big games with the college football postseason, NFL Sunday Ticket and Monday Night Football. In addition, there will be food and drink specials in Pop’s Lounge on football days and the popular Gridiron Challenge returns every Sunday and Monday. All football promotions end Dec. 29.

Lagniappe Restaurant offers a Barbeque special where guests can choose ribs or chicken every Wednesday from 5 – 10 p.m. Every Friday from 5 – 10 p.m. it’s Steak Night where guests can enjoy the best steak in Hot Springs or if they prefer, the catch of the day.

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Special Dates

Dec. 31:            New Year’s Eve Celebration

Schedule of Events

Sundays:          Kick Off The Week Reel Tournament

                       NFL Sunday Ticket – Ends Dec. 29

                       Gridiron Challenge

Mondays:         High Low

                      Monday Night Football – Free Tacos in Pop’s Lounge – Ends Dec. 23

                      Gridiron Challenge

Tuesdays:       Triple Points

                      $4,000 Triple Thrill Tournament                    

Wednesdays:    Barbeque Night – 5 – 10 p.m.

                       Humpday Karaoke – 7 – 11 p.m.

Thursdays:       $15,000 Santa’s High Tech Workshop           

Fridays:            Progressive Hot Seat

                       Steak Night

                       Live Entertainment in Pop’s Lounge  9 p.m. – 1 a.m. (See below for schedule)

Saturdays:        High Low

                       ESPN Game Plan – Ends Dec. 28

                       Live Entertainment in Pop’s Lounge 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. (See below for schedule)

Pop’s Lounge Schedule:

Dec. 6 & 7:      Delta Donnie

Dec. 13 & 14:  Crash Meadows          

Dec. 20 & 21:  Salt & Pepper

Dec. 27 & 28:  John Calvin Brewer Band