Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

This town's got options—whether your idea of fun is a bar bash with live music, a winter street festival, a cozy dinner or a daytime party for the kiddos.

New Year’s Eve can be a high-pressure holiday. Some feel the need to dress up and get down at galas where crystal champagne flutes are kept full and the world magically becomes a better place at the stroke of midnight as New Year’s resolutions take root. No? OK, that’s just me, then. In reality, the New Year’s Eve celebration can take many forms. Here are 12 ways to celebrate locally at your own speed.

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Clarendon Ballroom New Year’s Eve Gala

As we bid adieu to 2019, so do we say goodbye to the Clarendon Ballroom, a fixture in an old Woolworth Building since 2000. But the event space will not go gentle into that good night. The New Year’s Eve Gala features a deejay, live band, dinner buffet, party favors, a late-night hoagie station, two levels of entertainment, four drink tickets, a late-night hoagie station, and a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop. Did we mention the late-night hoagie station?

Cost: Tickets start at $70 and increase in $10 increments by volume of tickets sold up to $170.
When: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

Categories: Arts & Entertainment