A spectacular fireworks show will greet 2017 as part of the Block Party at the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs. PHOTO COURTESY OF SPA RESORT CASINO

A spectacular fireworks show will greet 2017 as part of the Block Party at the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs.

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Some call it New Year’s Eve 2016. Others send out the call to Ring in the 2017 New Year. Either way, it’s that special time to gather and reflect on another year’s passing and look to the future for new memories to be made.

Whether you are up for a night out on the town, a community block party, or a small social soiree, Greater Palm Springs is bursting with spirit and good cheer.

Here are 10 ways to spend the Dec. 31:

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LIVING DESERT In honor of Year of the Cheetah, the zoo’s year-long effort to raise awareness and funds for the endangered animals, attendees to their New Year’s Eve party are encouraged to wear their best cheetah print outfit.

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In honor of Year of the Cheetah, the zoo’s year-long effort to raise awareness and funds for the endangered animals, attendees to their New Year’s Eve party are encouraged to wear their best cheetah print outfit.

PHOTO COURTESY OF MAPMUSE.COM Melvyn’s may have lost its namesake in 2016, but the restaurant is quintessential Palm Springs.

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Melvyn’s may have lost its namesake in 2016, but the restaurant is quintessential Palm Springs.

PHOTO COURTESY OF HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS Huey Lewis and the News performs New Year’s Eve at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

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Huey Lewis and the News performs New Year’s Eve at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ACE HOTEL & SWIM CLUB The Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs will host a two-day New Year’s Eve event.

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The Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs will host a two-day New Year’s Eve event.