Oaklawn running events for New Years


Oaklawn will be in the holiday spirit throughout the month of December as the excitement builds for the one-year anniversary of its expanded gaming area and the upcoming 2016 live race meet. Guests are invited to come see the festive decorations throughout the gaming area.

Oaklawn rings in 2016 with a grand New Year’s Eve celebration complete with a Prime Rib dinner in Lagniappes restaurant and a $7,500 free play drawing from 8 p.m. – midnight. Dinner will be served from 5 – 11 p.m. and will cost $22.95 for Winners Circle members and $26.95 for non-members. In addition, there will be live entertainment in the Silks Bar & Grill and Pop’s Lounge.

During the first three Thursdays of the month, Oaklawn will offer the Fa-La-La-La Lotta Free Play Frenzy from 6-10 p.m. Winners will be called every 15 minutes and they will be playing for their share of $7,500 in Free Play.

The popular 12 Days of Christmas promotion returns December 12 – 23 and the prizes will include a new washer and dryer, Apple Macbook Air, a cruise and several of the top gaming systems including Microsoft Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle. Patrons wishing to participate must submit a valid email address at the Winners Circle desk.

Oaklawn’s Reel Tournaments continue in December. There will be the $1,500 2 Minute Drill Tournament on Sundays starting at 2 p.m. and the $2,000 Mad Money Tournament on Tuesdays. Players just need to have earned the qualifying points to participate.

Oaklawn remains the headquarters for everything football throughout December. Fans can watch their favorite college teams in their conference championships and throughout the Bowl season. On Sundays, there will be $2 drafts from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and fans can watch the NFL teams go head-to-head as well as the Gridiron Challenge. There are free tacos and $2 drafts in Pop’s Lounge from 6 p.m. to halftime during the Monday night game and also another chance at the Gridiron Challenge. All the games will also be available in Silks Bar & Grill, recently voted the Best New Bar in Arkansas.

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

Oaklawn’s live race meet opens Friday, Jan. 15 and reserved seats for the 2016 racing season go on sale Monday, Nov. 23. Seats can be purchased Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. by calling 1-800-Oaklawn ext. 340.

For more information or a complete list of promotions, visit oaklawn.com or call (501) 623-441.

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