(Bartlesville, OK) Have you made plans for this New Year’s celebrations yet? Price Tower Arts Center is excited to once again host the Ninth Annual Olive Drop on December 31, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Ring in the 2012 New Year with an evening filled with great food, entertainment and Bartlesville’s signature Olive Drop.

“The New Year’s olive drop event is something that’s unique to Bartlesville and we’re proud to be a part of that tradition,” said Tim Boruff, executive director of Price Tower Arts Center. “It’s a great event. In my opinion there isn’t a better way to celebrate the New Year than by enjoying it at Price Tower, one of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century.”

This year’s special dinner will be catered by Lionfish Gourmet Catering who will be providing a four course dinner, including hors d’oeuvres, salad, your choice of beef tenderloin in red claret sauce accented with peppercorns or a salmon filet broiled on cedar plank with lemon browned butter sauce, and your choice of soufflé or petit fours for dessert..

Dinner seating for guests is at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Copper Bar will be open to the public throughout the evening. Dinner guests will also be provided champagne and party favors for the celebration and entertained by a pianist from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

After enjoying dinner and live entertainment everyone is encouraged to join the evening’s main event just before midnight as the olive drops into the giant martini glass at the bottom of Price Tower ushering in the year 2012. Watching the olive drop is free and open to the public and all are invited to take part.

Stay the night so you don’t have to drive after the festivities in the eclectic Inn at Price Tower hotel and wake up to downtown Bartlesville’s sunrise in 2012.

Dinner reservations for the 2012 Olive Drop event are required and the cost is $75 per person plus 20% gratuity and tax. Special dinner and hotel packages are also available. Those interested in making restaurant and hotel reservations or requesting more information can call 918.336.1000.


About Price Tower

The landmark destination for art, architecture and design, Price Tower Arts Center, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, provides local, regional and global audiences with the experience of great art, architecture and design in an arts complex whose centerpiece is Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper, the Price Tower.

This National Historic Landmark building, completed in 1956, contains a museum with permanent and changing exhibition galleries, original and restored historic Wright interiors (available by tour), and The Wright Place museum store.  The building has also been nominated as a World Heritage Site.

Visitors may also experience Wright's masterpiece as guests of Inn at Price Tower, a high-design hotel that the Arts Center has created within Wright's skyscraper, along with the Inn's eclectic Copper Bar.

Historic tours are available with advanced reservations. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $10 for children 18 and under and includes admission to the museum exhibitions (applicable sales tax not included). For more information, call 918.336.4949 or visit the web site at www.pricetower.org.