Hotel Alex Johnson holding their annual New Year’s Eve party

RAPID CITY, S.D. – With New Year’s Eve comes a night of fun for the Rapid City area, like the Hotel Alex Johnson.

Alex Johnson Ball DropBack this year is their annual event complete with their annual ball drop, with thousands of people expected to line Sixth Street for the spectacle.

A $25 cover charge will get you in for the festivities, including prizes and cash giveaways

“So if you want to come down to downtown Rapid City, there’ll be a lot going on,” Manager for the hotel Billi de Rudder said. “At midnight, we’ll do the ball drop, which is kind of famous for this area. We have Flannel playing in the ballroom, we’ll have a DJ going in the lobby here, and we’ll have acoustic guitar up in The Vertex. So any level that you’re on, it should be a good time here.”

Hotel officials also have some fun surprises in store, and new additions to the party.

“We also have a new band, our new acoustic guitar people that we’ve never had before. A group that’s going to be up at The Vertex, we’re really looking forward to them. One of them may or may not be an employee at the Hotel Alex Johnson, so we’re excited for him and his band,” Billi added. “But we have a lot going on. We’ll have a champagne theme this year. So there will be a few different champagne towers coming around the hotel, and we’ve never done that before either. So we’re excited to have everybody downtown and staying warm inside the hotel.”

The event inside the hotel starts at 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

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