5…4…3…2…1…Happy New Year!

The last day of 2012 will be here before you know it. Will you whoop it up on the town, dressed to the nines in a tux or evening gown? Or is a quiet night in, playing games in pajamas, more your cup of tea? Perhaps it’s a happy medium that has your excitement building.

Whether it’s a night out or in with friends, family or your significant other, New Year’s Eve is a night full of fun and promise, reflecting on the past twelve months and looking ahead to the next twelve. It’s a fresh start and a time to make resolutions, but before that challenge and dedication actually begins…

It’s time to party! Raise your glass and toast a night of indulgence—food, drinks, dancing and good company. It’s your last hurrah of 2012, after all. Looking for an all-encompassing destination? Potawatomi Bingo Casino will be all decked out and ready to entertain revelers of all types.

A Taste of Paradise—December 31, 2012

Escape the winter chill and join us for an appetizing evening abroad as the Casino is transformed into an exotic destination. Party in paradise…without ever leaving this time zone!


BoDeans at the Northern Lights Theater
Sing along to hits like “Closer to Free,” “Fadeaway” and “Good Things” as you ring in the New Year with Milwaukee natives and crowd favorites, BoDeans, on this very special evening.

Tickets: $59/$49/$39


Celebrate to the fullest at The Buffet
Finish 2012 full and happy with our extensive, island-influenced Buffet. Treat your sweet tooth to an array of tropical desserts and your ears to the sweet sounds of Special K, performing hits from the ’50s–’80s. We’ll provide a complimentary glass of Champagne with the purchase of dinner to kick off your celebration. 

 promo_dds.jpg Island elegance at Dream Dance Steak
Dream Dance Steak is your destination for chic and intimate dining. Make your reservations early for a four- or five-course dinner featuring succulent steak and seafood dishes.

5 p.m. seating: Four courses for $65
7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. seating: Five courses for $75

 promo_fire-pit.jpg South American flair at The Fire Pit
In addition to our regular menu, we are also serving up an Argentinian-inspired dish called Churrasco—a flavorful grilled Black Angus skirt steak with tomato garlic cilantro sauce, Caribbean rice pilaf and fruit compote. It is served with a complimentary glass of Champagne for just $25. ¡Buen Provecho!
 promo_ruyi.jpg NYE by the Sea at RuYi
Say “Happy New Year” with happy taste buds when you dine on succulent seafood specials. Unwind and wash things down with tropical cocktails and other drink specials from our portable Tiki Bar.
 promo-wild-earth-cucina-italiana.jpg Festa Italia at Wild Earth Cucina Italiana
Say "Felice Anno Nuovo" with a 5-course prix-fixe menu and wine pairings for $75 per person. Be sure to get a wristband when you dine with us so you can return for our special late-night celebration, featuring a Frank Sinatra impersonator, an appetizer buffet at 11 p.m. and Champagne toast at midnight.

Dinner service is at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

 promo_bar360.jpg New Year's Eve Drink Special
Enjoy a sip of serenity with our tropical drink special, the Paradise Cooler. Featuring a blend of Rum, Pineapple and Orange Juices and Grenadine, this cocktail is just $5 while supplies last.

So…how will you spend your evening before (and after) the countdown? Let us know in the comments below.