FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Ladies can kick off 2017 in style when one of the installation's most popular nights out for ladies of the Wiregrass returns.

The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host its Girls' Night Out at The Landing Ballroom Jan. 20 from 6-9 p.m., where people can enjoy a live DJ, fashion shows, dancing, a photo booth, shopping opportunities, door prizes and contests, according to Aida Stallings, DFMWR community recreation division business manager.

"This is a great event for the ladies to have a good time and shop the latest trends in the area," said Stallings, adding that the event takes weeks of preparation to provide a night of pampering, fun and excitement for ladies of the local area.

Throughout the event, a host of local businesses and organizations donate different prizes, such as gift certificates and gift baskets to be given out throughout the night, said Stallings.

This year's event will showcase numerous organizations that will set up tables that will allow ladies to shop the latest trends, as well as services and goods, including spas, medical services, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics and more.

The night will also feature a fanciest hat contest, where ladies are encouraged to don their fanciest hat for a chance to win a prize.

The event is open to the public, for ages 18 and older, and tickets are available at The Landing, MWR Central, The Landing Catering Office and Coffee Zone locations, or can be purchased at the door on the night of the event.

Advanced tickets for the event are $10 and $12 at the door, which includes a complimentary beverage, and the first 100 tickets sold at The Landing will receive a special gift. There will also be more than 50 door prizes given away from local businesses and organizations, and a grand prize drawing at the end of the evening for a designer handbag, said Stallings.

The event has been put on since 2011, and is not just an opportunity to promote local businesses, but also serves as a way to boost morale and give ladies a chance to "let their hair down," said Stallings.

"A big part of what we do is to provide morale-boosting and recreational fun," added Janice Erdlitz, DFMWR marketing director. "Girls Night Out is one of our most-loved events and it's just a fun opportunity for our female population to get together."

"It's just a great way for women to grab their friends and have a little fun," said Stallings. "It's nice to have a night out that caters directly to the women with shopping and dancing all in one place."

For more information, call 255-9810.