WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Palm Beach County
The revelry includes Broadway stage and TV star Mandy Patinkin, who performs his popular cabaret act at the Kravis Center; pop singer Clint Holmes ("Playground in My Mind") heads the party at the Colony in Palm Beach; and the family-friendly event First Night is back at Old School Square in Delray Beach.
American German Club of the Palm Beaches, 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth:
Enjoy a filet and lobster tail dinner, music by Bob Houston, open bar, midnight champagne toast, party favors and continental breakfast. Everything's included for $95 per person; $75 for members. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and ends with breakfast from 1 to 2 a.m. Formal attire recommended. RSVP 561-294-2429
Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton:
Carmen's Restaurant features entertainment by Phil Fest Quartet with vocalist Cynthia Calhoun, open premium bar, gourmet three-course dinner, dancing, champagne toast, party favors. $175, all inclusive. Seatings start at 8 p.m. RSVP bocaratonbridgehotel.com or 561-886-4570
Clematis Street, West Palm Beach:
The 500 block will be closed to traffic as crowds party the night away, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. One stage with nine bands, laser light show, food, drink specials, 6,000 ping pong ball drop at midnight. Also, free midnight champagne toasts at O'Shea's Irish Pub (561-833-3865
The Lounge (561-655-9747 and Respectable Street (561-832-9999
Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach:
Clint Holmes performs, 7:30 p.m. $350 includes cocktails, dinner, champagne toast. RSVP thecolonypalmbeach.com or 561-659-8100
E.R. Bradley's Saloon, 104 Clematis St., West Palm Beach:
The waterfront complex goes back in time with a Gatsby-style theme, balloon drop and dancing. No cover. Three-course meal option, with a glass of champagne. $65. RSVP for dinner. 561-833-3520
First Night, Old School Square, Eight block festival starts at corner of Atlantic and Swinton avenues, downtown Delray Beach:
Family street party includes giant puppets, music, games, ice skating, carousel 4 p.m.-midnight. Fireworks, 9 p.m., midnight. $10 in advance, $15 day of the event. downtowndelraybeach.com or 561-279-1380
Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach:
Stage and screen star Mandy Patinkin, 8 p.m. in Dreyfoos Hall. $25-$140. "Puttin' on the Ritz -- Steve Ross Sings Fred Astaire in Persson Hall Cabaret, 10 p.m. $45, includes New Year's toast. kravis.org, 561-832-7469
Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road:
The political satire troupe Capitol Steps performs at 5 and 8 p.m. $50, $60, $85. jupitertheatre.org, 561-575-2223
New York Comedy Club, 8221 Glades Road, Boca Raton:
London Lee performs at 7 and 10:15 p.m. Dinner, champagne toast, balloon drop, party favors. $20-$65.95. RSVP 561-470-6887
Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Road, Boca Raton:
Two dance party packages. Dine & Dance 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. with deluxe buffet, dessert bar, champagne toast, bagel breakfast, plus DJ spinning disco, Latin, Motown and oldies. $67.95. Dance Party 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. with dessert and ice cream bar, champagne toast, bagel breakfast, dancing. $29.95. RSVP 561-912-0000
Ta-boo, 221 Worth Ave., Palm Beach:
American bistro and bar celebrates with dancing, entertainment, party favors. Special dinner menu, drinks.
Prices for entrees vary. Dinner serving starts at 5 p.m. Dancing at 10 p.m. RSVP 561-835-3500
264 The Grill, 264 S. County Road, Palm Beach: Four-course dinner, 9 p.m. $55.95.
Susan Merritt Trio plays, party favors, champagne toast at midnight. RSVP 561-833-6444
Indian River County
Costa d’Este New Year’s Eve: Party on ocean. Costa d’Este Beach Resort, 3244 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Dec. 31. Adults. $50/person. RSVP: 772-410-0100; costadeste.com.
St. Lucie County
New Year’s Eve Party: Dinner; music by Ben Haart. Polish American Social Club, 343 Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 6 p.m., Dec. 31. $45. Ticket: (772) 398-5124.
Avenue D Boys and Girls Choir Concert: New Life Christian Centre, 5555 St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie, 7 p.m., Dec. 31.
Club Dance Crystal Ballroom New Year’s Eve Party: 3700 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, 7 p.m., Dec. 31. $60-$95. Ages 18+. 772-334-4900; firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl Ceremony: Unity of Stuart, 211 S.E. Central Parkway, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 31. 772-286-3878; unityofstuart.org.
New Year’s Eve Tropical Party: Sliced island pork buffet. VFW Post 4194, 2464 S.E. Veterans Ave., Stuart, 5 p.m., Dec. 31. $20/person; $36/couple. Ticket by Dec. 24: 772-220-0144.
New Year’s Eve Service: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2450 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, 7 p.m., Dec. 31. 772-286-0911; redeemerstuart.com.
New Year’s Eve Mass: St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 2555 N.E. Savanna Road, Jensen Beach, 5 p.m. and midnight, Dec. 31.
New Year’s Day Mass: St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 2555 N.E. Savanna Road, Jensen Beach, 8:20 a.m., noon, Jan. 1.
Feast of the Holy Name: All Saints Episcopal Church, 2377
N.E. Patrician St., Jensen Beach, 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Jan. 1. 772-334-0610; llsaintsjensenbeach.com.
It's sure to be Fun, Fun, Fun at Hollywood's Hard Rock Live as the Beach Boys head the party; the old-fashioned Salute to Vienna returns to the Coral Springs Center to waltz in the new year with style; and the family-friendly fare in Fort Lauderdale is the Downtown Countdown.
Athena by the Sea, 4400 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-by-the Sea:
Big Fat Greek New Year's starts at 9 p.m. Dinner and one bottle of champagne per table, party favors, entertainment by Zamara and the Athenian Dancers and a live band. Seating available inside and outdoors. $75. RSVP 954-771-2900
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale:
Laughing Matterz dinner show in the Abdo New River Room, 8:45 p.m. $125, includes champagne toast. The musical, " Rock of Ages" in the Au-Rene Theater, 7 p.m. $25 to $75. browardcenter.org or 954-462-0222
Coral Springs Center, 2855 Coral Springs Drive:
Salute to Vienna features Johann Strauss waltzes, polkas and marches performed by more than 75 musicians and dancers at 8 p.m. $46.64-$67.84 (includes tax). 954-344-5990
Diplomat Resort & Spa/Diplomat Landing, 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood:
The hotel's cafe will have a buffet. Adults $69, $89; ages 12 and younger $29.
Convention center hosts party in multiple ballrooms, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. with drinks, dining and live music, starting at $109.
Hollywood Prime steakhouse $149, $219. All seatings 6 and 9 p.m. For convention center party, bignightmiami.com.
Sports grill Rivals has champagne toast and four-piece band playing top 40 hits starting after 9 p.m. $20 cover. Asia restaurant has open seating 6-9 p.m. with special menu, $129, $149, then turns into a nightclub at 10 p.m. 954-602-6000
Downtown Countdown, Southwest Second Street between Second and Fourth avenues, Fort Lauderdale:
Street festival with live entertainment and a kids zone. Event sponsor, Ford Motor Company, hosts car exhibit. Check out the midnight illuminated ball drop and fireworks. 954-828-5363
Goldcoast Ballroom, 1415 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek:
Dance show, desserts, coffee, midnight champagne toast, party favors 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $40. RSVP goldcoastballroom.com or 954-979-0770
Himmarshee Bar and Grill, 210 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale:
Seatings start at 4:30 p.m. Prix fixe menu $60 per person. Regular menu will also be available.
There's also a party at the adjoining Side Bar Lounge, 4:30 p.m.-3 a.m.. No cover. RSVP for dinner. himmarshee.com or 954-524-1818
Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park, 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach:
Brazilian themed party with dancers, an eight-piece band and drawing for a trip to Brazil. Toasts at noon and midnight. 954-972-2000
Lady Lucille, North New River Drive, Fort Lauderdale:
Take a 9 p.m.-1 a.m. party cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway in the three-deck, 75-foot charter yacht. Includes open bar, dancing, music, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert buffet, party favors, champagne toast. $143.10 (including tax). RSVP ladylucille.com, 954-832-0890
Lips, 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park: New Year's Eve is a real drag with female impersonators at this fun spot. Three-course dinner, show, champagne toast, party favors. $39, 6:30 p.m. seating; $99 for 9:30 p.m. seating. There will also be an additional $7 show cover. RSVP lipsusa.com or 954-567-0987
Links at Diplomat Golf Resort, 501 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale Beach: Pre fixe menu, 7:30 p.m. $85. 954-883-4010
Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach:
Bourbon Street Bash with show girls, beads, noisemakers, $2011 cash giveaways. Buffet champagne dinner, 6 p.m. to midnight. $35. Late night buffet, midnight to 3 a.m. $17.95. playmardigras.com or 877-557-5687
Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale:
Lee Boys, Bobby Lee Rogers, party favors, champagne toast starting 8 p.m. $10-$22.20. 954-727-0950
Rosey Baby, 4587 N. University Drive, Lauderhill:
Cajun cuisine menu adds spice to the night. Music, midnight champagne toast. Reserved dining starts at 8:30 p.m. Blusey Dan's All Star Band kicks off 9:30 p.m. roseybaby.com or 954-749-5627
Scandals Saloon, 3073 NE Sixth Ave., Wilton Manors:
Billed as South Florida's largest gay country nightclub. Party the night away with Outlawz DJ Tim 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Cash prize, balloon drop. No cover. 954-567-2432
Seminole Casino Hollywood, 4150 N. State Road 7, Hollywood:
Party favors, balloon drops, live band. Over $31,000 in cash and free play. Free drinks for slots, bingo, poker and table games. Drawings every hour 5 p.m.-2 a.m. with three winners getting up to $2,011. International buffet, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $8.99. 954-961-3220
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood:
Revelers will get good vibrations when the Beach Boys bring their California sound to the Hard Rock Live, 10:30 p.m. Reserved seats $59-$108.50. http://hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com/events.php
or Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000
Spazio, 239 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale:
The party starts at 7 p.m., with dinner available until 1 a.m. Plus music, party favors, balloon drop, live broadcast from Times Square. Champagne specials all night. No cover. 954-764-8191
Sushi Blues Cafe, 2009 Harrison St., Hollywood:
Live music, dinner specials, regular menu, midnight champagne toast, party favors. RSVP sushiblues.com or 954-929-9560
Tarpon Bend, 200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale:
Folks can rock out with live music indoors and an outdoor street party, 7 p.m.-4 a.m. No cover. Regular menu will be served until 11 p.m. tarponbend.com or 954-523-3233
U.S. Steakhouse Bar & Grill, 1208 N. Ocean Drive, Pompano Beach:
Dinner package with dancing, party favors and champagne toast through the night. Choose from prime rib, roasted rack of lamb, stuffed lobster, Chicken Francaise or herb-crusted grouper. $50. Squeeze Play performs, 9 p.m. RSVP ussteakhouse.com or 954-941-6590
Pop star power always rules the parties at Miami clubs and concert halls. R&B crooner and smooth mover Usher brings his OMG Tour to the Triple A; Lil Jon has the beats to make your booty go at the Cameo; and Nicki Minaj, the rapper with 'tude who seems to have been guest with every other pop/hip-hop artist before bowing with her own beats, hosts "All Pink Everything" at Mansion.
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach:
International menu, music, open bar and champagne toast. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Five course seated dinner, $250. Buffet, $200. DJ and open bar only, $95. acqualina.com. or 305-918-6777
AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami:
R&B crooner Usher with Trey Songz and Miguel, 9 p.m. $41-$380.50. Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000
Arkadia, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach:
DJ Fatboy Slim and Rony Seikaly spin in the New Year at this club inside the Fontainebleau Hotel, 9 p.m. Premium open bar, 9 p.m. to midnight. General admission, $200. 305-674-4680
Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami: Disco dance party, 8 p.m. with Big Orange drop at midnight. Free. bayfrontparkmiami.com or 305-358-7550
Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables:
Gala four-course dinner, open premium bar, hand-rolled Cuban cigars, champagne toast, fireworks. DJ Peoples and music by Libido. 8:30 p.m. $250 adults and ages 12 and older, $50 ages younger than 12. 305-913-3246
Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach:
Party with Lil Jon and Playboy. 9 p.m. General admission, $200. Girl ticket for ladies only, $50. cameomiami.com or 786-235-5800
Eos at Viceroy, 485 Brickell Ave., Miami:
Revelers can pick from two menus at this Mediterranean restaurant. Basic package, $65 per person with a $25 wine pairing. Extravaganza, $125 with a $50 wine pairing. Seatings at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. 305-503-4400
GableStage/Alhambra Ballroom, Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables:
A retired teacher pursues passion with a vengeance in "A Round Heeled Woman" at 9 p.m. Champagne, supper and dancing. $100 subscribers, $125 non-members. Show only, $75.
Gansevoort, 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach:
Kourtney Kardashian hosts "Ciroc the New Year" with open bar, champagne toast and DJ Reach in the Plunge Rooftop Lounge. Doors open 9 p.m. General admission, $200. After 1 a.m., $75. 305-674-6799
Gibraltar, 4 Grove Isle Drive, Coconut Grove:
Four-course dinner with bottle of champagne. Seatings 6:30-10 p.m. $165. RSVP. groveisle.com or 305-857-5007
Hilton Miami, 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive:
International Ballroom transforms into a high energy party with open bars, party favors, giant video screen and champagne toast. $115 for buffet, $135 for formal sit-down dinner. Celebration kicks off at 9 p.m. DJs play an international mix of dance music till 3 a.m. RSVP fiestaproduction.com or 305-661-8581
Indigo Restaurant and Bar, InterContinental Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami: Buffet and live music, 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Champagne toast at midnight. $99. RSVP 305-577-1000
LIV/Fountainebleau, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach:
DJ Tiesto with opening performance by Max Vangeli, poolside 9 p.m. Premium open bar, 9 p.m.-midnight. General admission, $450. 305-674-4680
Mansion,1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach:
"All Pink Everything" hosted by Nicki Minaj. Pink decor, light show. 9 p.m. with open bar until midnight. General admission, $225. Girl ticket for ladies only, $125. 305-695-8411
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, 130 NE 40th St., Miami: A la carte dinner, 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Champagne toast at midnight. RSVP. michaelsgenuine.com or 305-573-5550
Monty's Raw Bar, 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach:
Casual seafood restaurant celebrates with an early evening party. Full menu will be available. Band 4-8 p.m. No cover. 305-672-1148
Mr. Moe's, 3131 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove: Sports bar features drink specials and music. Celebration starts at 11:30 a.m., runs until 3 a.m. No cover. Band starts at 10 p.m. mrmoes.com or 305-442-1114
Beachside Hotel and Resort, 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach:
Buffet in the ballroom, 8 p.m. to midnight. $55. Kitchen 305 restaurant/club will offer choice of all-you-can-eat stone crab dinner, or a four-course gourmet dinner, 5:30 p.m. to midnight. $55. Champagne toast, party favors. Live music, four DJs, bottle service. RSVP. 305-949-1300
Sandbar Lounge, 6752 Collins Ave., Miami Beach:
No cover for an evening with DJ, party favors, midnight champagne toast and 3 a.m. breakfast. 305-865-1752
Shula's Steak House, 7601 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes:
Dinner specials and regular menu, 6-11 p.m. DJ kicks off at 9 p.m. Dancing, party favors, champagne toast. $15 cover. RSVP donshulahotel.com or 305-820-8102
South Beach New Year's Festival, Ocean Drive between sixth and ninth streets, Miami Beach: Kicking Daisies performs at Noon Year's Eve, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $10. Jam on the Sand with DJ Irie, Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, plus surprise guests, champagne toast, fireworks, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $55. orangedr.com
Wish, 801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach:
Rooftop party with dinner, champagne, jazz group. $125, 6-7 p.m.; $195, 8-10 p.m. RSVP wishrestaurant.com or 305-674-9474
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