There's no need to travel far to celebrate the passing of the old year. From gala events to dancing to hip hop and rock, there's plenty to do on Long Island on December 31. Here are some places to enjoy New Year's Eve on Long Island.
This article is updated every year, usually a week or two before the events. Here are the events for New Year's Eve 2012. Ring in 2013 at one of these great venues:
Garden City Hotel - Wine & Jazz Dinner at PoloWine & Jazz Dinner at Polo, New Year's eve, Monday, December 31, 2012, seating at 8:30 p.m. $250 per person inclusive of tax and service charge, includes a five-course dinner with wine pairings, French champagne toast, music provided by a jazz trio, hats and noisemakers, and deluxe open bar until 1 a.m.
The Garden City Hotel's is located at 45 Seventh Street, Garden City, New York. Please call (516) 877-9385 for reservations or more information.
Garden City Hotel Grand Ballroom Gala
The Garden City Hotel's New Year's Eve Gala will take place in the hotel's Grand Ballroom. $195 per person, inclusive of tax and service charge. Seating at 8:30 p.m. Price includes a three-course dinner with champagne toast, hats and noisemakers, live band, and premium open bar till 2 a.m.
You may also choose the ballroom package for $730.46 per couple, inclusive of all taxes and service charges, includes the above plus hot breakfast buffet served in the Societe Suite from 9:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. on New Year's Day Upgrade for brunch available at additional $100 per couple.
The Garden City Hotel is located at 45 Seventh Street, Garden City, New York. Please call (516) 877-9385 for reservations or more information.
Glen Cove Mansion Hotel
$45 per person plus tax (gratuity not included.) For more information and reservations, please call (516) 674-2907.
Glen Cove Mansion Hotel
200 Dosoris Lane
Glen Cove, NY
Ring in the New Year at either Villa Lombardi's with delicious food and live DJ entertainment, plus a live simulcast from Times Square as the glittering ball drops to welcome 2013. From 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. $130 per person includes tax and administrative fee.
877 Main Street
Gurney's Inn - Annual New Year's Eve Party
Call (631) 668-2345 for reservations.
Price: $150 per person (tax and gratuity will apply).
If you want to stay overnight, there's a premium package for $495 per couple which includes a one Night Stay at Hotel Indigo, two tickets to Champagne & Chandeliers New Year’s Eve Party, and more.
Hotel Indigo, Hotel Indigo
1830 West Main Street, Route 25
Monday, December 31, 2012 - New Year's Eve Celebration Package at Mirabelle. The package includes overnight accommodations in a studio guest room, where hampagne and chocolate-covered strawberries await; a complimentary glass of wine or draft beer at Mirabelle Tavern, a prix fixe dinner for two in Restaurant Mirabelle, hot breakfast at the tavern the following morning and a complimentary 12 noon late check-out.
The package starts at $399 based on double occupancy. For reservations and more information, please contact Three Village Inn at (631) 751-0555.
New Year's Eve Dinner at Prime - an American Kitchen & Bar
Choice of first course such as pan seared potato gnocchi with Parmesan white truffle sace, crab cake, antipasto and other choices. The second course is truffled risotto with wild mushrooms and mascarpone. Choice of third course such as Porterhouse for two, filet mignon Wellington, Chilean sea bass and other choices. Dessert: choose from a flourless chocolate torte with rapsberry port ice cream, cheesecake, warm Valrhona chocolate cake or crispy pineapple with mango sauce.
Montauk Manor, 236 Edgemere Street, Montauk, NY, (631) 668-4400, is offering a New Years Eve Package which includes a New Year's Eve party, one-hour cocktail party, dinner, dancing, champagne toast at midnight, two or three nights' accommodation and breakfast on New Year's Day. The package starts at $408 per person, based on double occupancy.
More info: www.montaukmanor.com
Lula TrattoriaLula Trattoria, 348 East Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY, (516) 747-5100.
Ring in the New Year with a special celebration on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at this new and affordable Italian trattoria. A four-course prix fixe menu is $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. There will be an open bar and dancing throughout the evening. (The regular a la carte menu is available from 4 to 7 p.m.)