Have you made your New Year's Eve plans yet? If you're looking for something to do to get out of the house and celebrate in style, Patch is here with a list of Bay Area events to help you choose what to do.
Is there an event you know of that we missed? Tell us about it in the comments! We will add to this list as new events come to our attention.
Have a great New Year's Eve, from all of your friends at Patch!
Where/When: Double Tree by Hilton hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
What: Four DJs will spin music in two separate rooms for dancing, including celebrity DJ “Rhythm,” who has performed with Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg. Music for the night will include house, techno, 80s, 90s, Bollywood and more. Free champagne will be served at midnight and other giveaways will take place throughout the night. A balloon drop will take place at midnight, and the room will be lit with entertainment on 48-inch screens around the dance floor.
Price: $42 per person. Call 510-334-7683.
Where/When: Illusions - Fayrouz Dining & Entertainment, 260 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
What: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with more than 400 Asian and American singles from around the Bay Area. There will be good food and drinks, games with prizes, and one of the Bay Area's hottest DJs playing dance tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Complimentary party favors include hats, tiaras, horns and noisemakers. Watch a live countdown on the room’s big-screen, and be sure to dress to the 9s – the top 20 “best dressed” men and women will win a surprise gift! A professional photographer will be on hand if you want to memorialize the evening as well. A coat and tie for men and “dressy” attire for women is required.
SCHEDULE: 7-9 p.m. - buffet dinner, “card match” singles game and dance class. 9 p.m. to midnight - dancing, live countdown and champagne toast. 12-1 a.m. - more dancing and raffle prize giveaways.
Price: $60 advance price for entire evening (7 p.m. to 1 a.m.) $35 advance price for dance party only (9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) or $40 at the door for dance party only. Receive a $5 discount when you register four or more people in advance. Plenty of free parking is available! You can also inquire about discounts at nearby hotels.
Where/When: Pier 14, near Embarcadero Road and Mission Street, San Francisco. Midnight on New Year’s Eve.
What: See the fantastic annual fireworks show at Pier 14, in celebration of the start of 2012!
Pricing: Free (not including transportation and/or parking costs)
Where/When: Children’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose. 12:30-2 p.m.
What: This family-friendly celebration hosted by Radio Disney and MetroPCS will feature interactive entertainment, prizes, party hat decorating, a countdown across time zones with free phone calls to friends and relatives from MetroPCS, songs from Radio Disney’s “Top 50 Countdown of 2011,” and even a ball drop. A fun way to be able to share in the excitement with your young ones!
Price: Free with admission to the museum.
Where/When: Neto’s Market & Grill, 1313 Franklin St., Santa Clara. Beginning at 8 p.m.
What: Ring in the new year with dinner, and then dance the night away with Santana lead singer, Tony Lindsay.
Price: $65 per person.
Where/When: Morocco’s Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View. Beginning at 5 p.m.
What: While the rest of the world may choose to believe that the world is ending in 2012, the staff of Morocco’s Restaurant chooses to believe it is the dawn of the new world—so what better way to celebrate it than with the ones you love? The restaurant will offer a la carte ordering, or select the eight-course “endless family-style menu.” A generous three-wine flight will also be available for $20.
Price: No cover charge, dinner and drinks not included. Reservations recommended at 650-968-1502.
Where/When: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. Beginning at 1 p.m.
What: Ring in the New Year without staying up all night! Come to Chabot and celebrate “strokes of midnight” around the world at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. Kids count down and catch colorful balloons as they drop from the ceiling to receive a special prize. Now the kids can ring in the New Year without staying up past their bedtime!
Price: $4 for members. Nonmembers pay the price of admission plus $4. Space is limited, call 510- 336-7373 to register in advance.
Where/When: Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Cole Hall, 2590 Washington Blvd., Fremont. 7-8:30 p.m.
What: The Mission Peak Unitarian Universalists invite all to join them on New Year’s Eve for an intergenerational program to reflect on endings and beginnings. The group will join voices in singing and chanting as they prepare for the new year with three rituals. First, they will symbollically wash away what they don't need to hold onto from the past year. Then, they will create a spiral from pine boughs to remind all of what they value from 2011. Finally, they will incorporate their hopes for the future into the center of their spiral with lit candles. Following the rituals, the group will toast the new year a little early. Please bring a nonalcoholic beverage or light snack to share.