New Year’s Eve 2012

New Year’s Eve and 2013 is fast approaching. You could attend a boring party or ring in the New Year with style. Check out these fun events around the capital region.

Tony & Joe’s and Nick’s Riverside Grill New Year’s Eve on the Potomac Located near the Potomac and the new ice skating rink, Tony & Joe’s and Nick’s Riverside Grill will be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve party, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be live entertainment from two local DJs and the Josh Burgess Band; food and drink are included with a ticket. Guests must be over 21 years of age and should dress to impress. Tickets prices will increase when there are 1,000 tickets left. So, purchase yours today on either TonyAndJoes.com or NicksRiversideGrill.com.

First Night Alexandria This family event will be held at historic venues throughout Old Town Alexandria, including 100 live performances, the Annual Fun Hunt, kid’s entertainment and games, finishing with fireworks over the Potomac at midnight. The Fun Hunt begins at 2 p.m. and continues to 5:30 p.m., and prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place teams for both children and adults. For the full schedule and tickets, go to FirstNightAlexandria.org.

A Jazz New Year’s Eve: Freddy Cole & The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band The Kennedy Center will host this Jazz New Year’s Eve event, in the Terrace Theater. Freddy Cole, pianist and vocalist, will return performing with the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, lasting 75 minutes with no intermission. After the performance, enjoy dancing, a countdown to the New Year, and a balloon drop in the Grand Foyer; all included with the concert ticket. Tickets are $75 and still available at Kennedy-Center.org

The Act at Howard Theater The Howard Theater will host their first New Year’s Eve party, “The Act,” a theatrical masquerade ball. The burlesque themed party will include dangling aerialists, pop violinists, fire breathers, and much more. Top 40, house, and hip hop tunes will be played by celebrity DJs DJ Biks & Spinser Tracey. The event will commence at 9:30 p.m., with a balloon drop and live feed to Times Square at midnight. Tickets can be purchased at NewYearsEveDC.com, and call 202-246-3362 for table reservations.

Capitale Capitale, which opened this past September, will be hosting a New Year’s Eve countdown party at its “Hogwarts-meets-Hollywood” venue. The event, starting at 9 p.m. with open bar, will feature DJ EPX spinning mash-ups of Top 40, dance, and house music. For more information, visit CapitaleOfDC.com, or call 202-962-3933.

Big Night D.C. Tickets for Big Night DC are already on sale. Last year, more than 7,000 guests attended ringing in 2012. Located at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., the event will include several open bars, 15 themed dance areas, five dance floors, party favors, food, world-class DJ lineup, and more. The event begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until 3:00 a.m. Purchase your tickets and book a room today at BigNightDC.com.

007 Licensed to Thrill Thunderball D.C.’s only James Bond themed New Years Eve Gala will be hosted at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bond and 2013 in style -- with martinis, a mock casino, a live band, DJ, open bars, and buffets and desserts. The event includes a “007 Alter-Ego” Singles Mixer. Purchase tickets and get more information at EuroNetInternational.com.

Bourbon Steak New Year’s Eve Diner Bourbon Steak, located in the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, will be hosting two seatings on New Year’s Eve. The first seating will be a four course menu, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The second seating is six courses, and the table is yours for the night, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. which includes a champagne toast. Reserve your table on the website at BourbonSteakDC.com, or call the restaurant at 202-944-2026

Peacock Café 4-course Dinner The Peacock Café, located on Prospect Street, NW, will be serving two set dinners with a prix-fixed, four-course dinner menu on New Year’s Eve. The first dinner set will begin serving dinner at 5 p.m. at $50 per guest. The second dinner set will begin at 8 p.m. and is priced at $65 per guest. Both dinner sets will offer special pricing on champagne. For reservations, please call 202-625-2740. For more information, visit Peacockcafe.com

Keswick Hall New Year’s Eve Celebration Keswick Hall will have several things to do on New Year’s Eve. The Palmer Room will serve a four-course tasting menu, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., sparkling wine toast, and live music. The cost is $65 for adults and $20 for children, ages four to twelve. Fossett’s will serve a six course menu, with sparkling wine toast, at $89 per guest, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are required for both seatings and can be made at 434-923-4363.

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