Let’s face it: It’s pretty lame to spend New Year’s Eve in PJs watching a disco ball drop on TV at some cool celebration you’re not at. Even though 2011 is only days away, it’s not too late to make plans for a night on the town. Blast has put together a list of our top five spots to ring in the new year, each offering a unique NYE experience. Cheers!
A red carpet celebration
Guys, dust off that tux and ladies grab that dress you’ve been waiting for an excuse to wear and attend the ultimate NYE celebration, which just so happens to be the official NYE event of Blast Magazine! The James Bond-themed event, hosted by Miss Massachusetts 2010 Lacey Wilson and Miss Maine 2010 Katie Whittier, will feature a red carpet entrance, professional photographers and videographers, live music and DJ entertainment, party favors, complimentary appetizers from 10 to 11 p.m. and prizes awarded to the best dressed party-goers!
Where: Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St., Boston
When: 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tickets: $85 for general admission, $140 for VIP, VIP table for five $999. A portion of the profits will benefit The Home For Little Wanderers charity. For tickets and more information, go here. 21+ event
A sexy, scandalous soirée
Revolution Rock Bar
Enter 2011 with some va-va-voom! The world-famous burlesque group, Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce, wants to celebrate the new year with you! Enjoy the sultry and scantily-clad ladies’ performances along with complimentary appetizers, a champagne toast and party favors.
Where: Revolution Rock Bar, 200 High St., Boston
When: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tickets: $60. More information and tickets available here. VIP tickets also available. 21+ event
A soulful and stylish night
This hip spot, known for its live jazz, old school-style cocktails and fabulous food, just might be the coolest place to ring in the new year. Choose from over 69 champagnes to fill your glass, nosh on a buffet of hors d’oeuvres and desserts and feast your eyes on shimmying belly dancers while listening to live funk music.
Where: The Beehive, Boston Center for the Arts, 541 Tremont St., Boston
When: 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Tickets: $65 without food, $95 with food. Cash bar. For tickets and more information, go here or call 617-423-0069. 21+ event
A casual, inexpensive experience
Tuck that cash back in your wallet and enjoy a cover-free evening at Kings’ Back Bay and Dedham locations. There will be bowling, music, party favors and a menu available all night long. Looking to add a little romance? Then order from the three-course pre fixe menu, complete with a champagne toast, for $45 per person.
Where: Kings Back Bay, 50 Dalton St., Boston and Kings Dedham, 600 Legacy Place, Dedham
When: Doors open at 8 p.m.
Tickets: None needed; no cover charge.
For more information, go to KingsBackBay.com or KingsDedham.com or call 617-266-2695 (Back Bay) or 781-329-6000 (Dedham). 21+ event
A high-energy, club-atmosphere
Dance your way into the new year with music from award-winning DJ Buddy Costa at this swanky, celebrity-studded night spot. Get party favors and join in a champagne toast with all the other hot, young partiers you’ve been grinding against all night!
Where: The Estate, One Boylston Place, Boston
When: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Tickets: $75, $60 in advance. For tickets and more information, go here or call 617-351-7000. 21+ event