New Year’s Eve-ents

How are you ringing in the new year? It’s an important question. And you have options. Read on for a few of our picks, and have a happy new year!

The Empire Revue’s New Year’s Eve Party: The Fresh Start Show. Annual New Year’s Eve Bash involving sketch comedy from the Sparkling Beatniks, live music from the Superchief Trio and more. Balls will surely drop. 8:30pm, AS220 Main stage, 115 Empire St, PVD. as220.org

2016 Leagues Under the Sea: This underwater ball of curious proportions will be set to the sounds of live jazz by New England’s gypsy jazz ensemble, Minor Swing. Glistening schools of fish, floating sea jellies, mermaids, brand new dance routines by PVD’s only vintage dance company, The TropiGals, all emceed by the lovely Lulu Locks, with additional surprise performances TBA! Doors 9pm, Show 10pm, Aurora, 276 Westminster St, PVD. auroraprovidence.com

New Year’s Eve at the Salted Slate: Start the year the way you want it to continue – drenched in excess and expensive food. Includes an open bar, raw bar, caviar, roast suckling pig and roasted ribeye, with hors d’oeuvres. 7pm, 186 Wayland Ave. PVD. thesaltedslate.com

One Providence New Year’s Eve Ball: Join Mayor Elorza at the city’s first annual New Year’s Eve Ball, complete with live music, dancing, food and over $10,000 in giveaways. 9pm,
1 Sabin St, PVD. riconvention.com

Diamonds & Ice: Featuring deluxe overnight accommodations, dinner, dessert display, light show and dancers, a performance by Christopher Grace, dancing and more. PVD Marriott Downtown. 7pm, 1 Orms St, PVD. marriottprovidence.com

New Year’s Masquerade Bash: Come unmasque 2016 at the Grand Rose Ballroom. Includes cocktail hour, entrée and dessert stations, cash bar and live music by Red Handed. Optional hotel package. Call hotel for tickets at 508.336.7300. Clarion Inn, 940 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, Mass. fb.com/thegrandroseballroom

Fine and Dandy New Year’s Eve: Live entertainment from the Pat McGee band at DeWolf Tavern. Includes dinner and dessert buffet, carving stations and open bar. 8pm, 259 Thames St, Bristol. patmcgee.net

Meet Me at Midnight: A New Year’s Celebration: This year, The Whiskey Republic is taking you back to vintage NYC with live entertainment, party favors, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast. Tickets available online. 8pm, 15 Bridge St, PVD. thewhiskeyrepublic.com

New Year’s Eve Regency Gala on Goat Island: Ring in the New Year at Hyatt Regency Newport with live music from Those Guys, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, dessert and a champagne toast. Party hats and noisemakers also provided. And one heck of a view! 7pm, 1 Goat Island, Newport. newport.hyatt.com

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance Party: World Premier Band at Twin River, with a dinner buffet, party favors and a champagne toast. Dancing strongly encouraged. Not, you know, forced, but strongly encouraged. 7:30pm, 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln. twinriver.com

GPub’s Ultimate New Year’s Eve Celebration: Craving 66 types of beer? Maybe even a slow-roasted suckling roasted pig? Buffet 6pm, after party 9pm on the rooftop, where you can count down to the new year under the stars. GPub, 61 Orange St, PVD. providencegpub.com

Jim Norton New Year’s Eve Show: The co-host of The Opie and Jim Norton Show on Sirius XM Radio will be at the Comedy Connection RI this New Year’s Eve. Shows at 8pm and 10:30pm. 39 Warren Ave, PVD. ricomedyconnection.com

Local 121 New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing: Four-course prix fixe dinner menu, locally sourced with decadent healthiness. Starts at 5pm, DJ and dancing at 10pm. Local 121, 121 Washington St, PVD. goprovidence.com/nye

Fantasia: Bring the good vibes in with the new year at this electronic DJ extravaganza from Tight Crew & Mutiny, featuring Luna C, Empress, DJ Venom and many more, all year long. 65 Manchester W. Warwick. manchester65.com

New Year’s Eve Gala at One Rhodes Place: This year the RI Shriners’ celebration will be in style with a Great Gatsby-themed gala. 1920s apparel is optional, but probably more fun! One Rhodes Place, 1 Rhodes Pl, Cranston. rishriners.com

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Countdown at Garde de la Mar: American cuisine meets French technique in Garde de la Mar’s three-course prix fixe dinner menu. Cocktails, champagne, wine and music from Arc Iris. Seatings at 6pm and 9pm. 86 Dorrance St, PVD. gardenye2015.eventbrite.com

Happy New Year! at Providence Children’s Museum: Families create noisemakers and other musical instruments and join a parade and ball drop. Noon and 2pm. 100 South St, PVD. childrenmuseum.org

New Year’s Eve in Chez Pascal: Enjoy your last dinner of the year at Chez Pascal with a three-course meal, with choices within each course and dessert samplings. 960 Hope St, PVD. chez-pascal.com

New Year’s Eve at Basta: Current and retired Basta classics and a champagne toast, along with live entertainment from Ronnie Sands and Lady D, plus special prizes just before midnight! 9pm, 2195 Broad St, Cranston. fb.com/bastaonbroad

Chan’s New Year’s Eve: Danny Klein’s NYE dance party will feature the music of the J. Geils Band to accompany noisemakers, eggrolls and buffet and midnight champagne. Chan’s, 267 Main St, Woonsocket. chanseggrollsandjazz.com

New Year’s Eve Gala at Ocean House: Travel around the world in a night at Ocean House with gourmet treats inspired by cuisines from around the globe. Black tie event with live entertainment, complimentary cocktails and a wellness station. 1 Bluff Ave, Watch Hill. oceanhouseevents.com

2016 New Year’s Eve Party: Get out of the house on New Year’s Eve and spend the night with a dinner buffet, live entertainment from Steve Smith and the Nakeds and a champagne toast at midnight. Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick. crownehotelwarwick.com

New Year’s Eve at birch: If you don’t want to party all night, but still want to treat yourself to something nice, an evening at birch might be just the thing: A multi-course meal with optional beverage pairings and a 2.5 hour dining time. 200 Washington St, PVD. birchnye2015.eventbrite.com

New Year’s Eve at Pelham: Get into the new year with dancing and live entertainment from Smear Campaign, a top-40 cover band spanning music of all ages and genres and DJ Blacklist. 8pm, One Pelham East, 270 Thames St, Newport. thepelham.com

Tanya McIntyre & The Professors NYE: Noisemakers, champagne, hats and an eclectic mix of tunes make a neighborhood bar style New Years. T & T’s 133, 29 Warren Ave, East Providence. 133club.webs.com

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