How will you welcome the new year?
It’s one of the most anticipated nightlife events of the year. How are you going to celebrate this year? Do you want to dance until your feet kill? Sip champagne with your favorites? Watch the fireworks? Here are eight ideas to ring in the new year.
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If you want to be fancy
Gals, find your sparkliest heels, and dudes, find your skinny ties and clean it up for a night of fancy fun. Last year, 2,000 guests attended Boston Resolution Ball New Years Eve. Head to the event this year and be ready for a cocktail reception folllowed by dinner and hors d’oeuvres.
7 p.m.-2 a.m., $49 reception and party, $149 includes dinner
If you want to party with Gatsby
We caught on to the New Year’s Eve trend of the year, and it seems as though everyone wants a piece of Gatsby. At least three bars are encouraging party-seekers to dawn their best flapper looks and to sip on cocktails inspired by the 1920s. If this is the scene you seek, choose from 10 custom cocktails at the speakeasy-style Stoddard’s bar, “Gatsby Mansion” party at The Greatest Bar or Gatsby New Year’s Eve at Towne in the Back Bay.
Leigh (right) and Kristine Cummings attened to a Gatsby-inspired party earlier this year at Eastern Standard.
Stoddard’s: 9 p.m.-2 a.m, $30, 40 Temple Place, Boston, www.stoddardsfoodandale.com/
If you want to be a rebel
Tired of hearing about the hopeful resolutions many start claiming this time of year? So does chef Dante de Magistris of the famed Dante Restaurant in Cambridge. Join his annual “Anti Resolution Party” and toast the year without any new commitments.
8 p.m- 2 a.m. $80
If you want a view
Are you looking to be surrounded by a nice view and celebrate a bit isolated from the city scene? Legal Harborside’s third floor will provide a bird’s eye view of fireworks over Boston Harbor. If you really get in the festive mood, hats and noisemakers, as well as a midnight toast and live music will help celebrate the occasion.
9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $45 per person; $400 per couch/table (up to six people)
If you want something eccentric
If you’re looking for something eccentric and off the beaten path, the South End’s Beehive is hosting a Parisian burlesque show with life music, a buffet, and over 50 champagnes to choose from. Get ready to dance the night away in your funkiest outfit.
9 p.m.- 2:30 a.m., $75 without food buffet, $115 with buffet
If you want to escape
Maybe you couldn’t leave Boston, but don’t fret — for one night, let your mind escape to Paris. Temple 52 will provide the setting for something more European, so if that’s what you desire, dress in your Parisian best for New Year’s Eve.
7 p.m.-2 a.m., $65
If you want something new
Is one of your New Year resolutions about changing your ways (as so many are)? Start a day early and venture to a new restaurant that opened on the waterfront this fall. Dancing and a raffle is on the itinerary for the night, including a New Year’s Resolution cocktail made of blood orange liqueur, pomegranate juice and sparkling wine. Here’s another bonus: admission is free.
5 p.m.—midnight, complimentary admission
If you want to party
On most nights, partygoers head to Faneuil Hall (pictured) for a night of dancing and drinking. On New Year’s Eve, that doesn’t change. The Point in Faneuil will have Jamn 94.5 radio DJ JL Myers providing the music as well as two levels of drink tickets that grant open bar access.
9 p.m.-2 a.m., $85 for access to first floor (includes open bar, food and champagne toast); $110 for access to both floors, food, and champagne toast)
The Point, 147 Hanover St., Boston Back to the beginning
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