How can it be that 2020 will be here in five days? I thought 2019 just got here. Kidding. Sort of. With New Year's Eve coming up Tuesday, you might be preparing to watch 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.' Which is cool, but you could make better plans. Why not check out the Mayor's New Year's Eve Gala?

Mayor's New Year's Eve Gala will be an incredible celebration to ring in 2020. Make it a date night and dress to the nines, because this is a black-tie, formal event. How glamorous.

WHEN:  December 31, 2019 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

WHERE: Bismarck Event Center - Exhibit Hall

Mayor's New Year's Eve Gala will not only be a fun, elegant night, it will be a charitable one. The Gala is an event to raise funds to donate to Dakota West Arts Council, a nonprofit organization in Bismarck.

You'll want to come hungry, because, along with cocktails, you'll be enjoying tapas from around the world. Try foods from Mexico, Europe, the Mediterranean, and more. Besides, the cuisine, there is even more to enjoy.

There will be a "Welcome" from Mayor Bakken, dancing, live and silent auctions, and more. Prizes you can bid on include a signed Carson Wentz Jersey, North Dakota artwork, a Medora package, diamond stud earrings, and a boat. 

As midnight nears, be there will be an official toast to the New Year, and fireworks over the city. This will be a night to remember. If you want more details on how you can get tickets and the items up for auction, you can visit https://www.bismarckeventcenter.com/events/2019/mayors-new-years-eve-gala.