What’s your idea of a great New Year’s Eve celebration? Whether it’s enjoying some fine dining or a boogying all night long at a dance party, the tri-state metropolitan area offers some pretty sweet events to help you ring in 2015. Grab your partner, family members, or friends, and get ready to countdown to the New Year in an exciting new way. Make your New Year’s one to remember at any of the following locations:
The Manor (New Jersey)
Positioned on a 20-acre estate surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, The Manor in West Orange is one of the most classic special-occasion venues in all of North Jersey. If you’re looking for a place to go all out this New Year’s Eve, that’s certainly an option at this venue. In fact, you have more than one alternative. One option is to attend a dance party. You’ll receive champagne, party favors, pastries and a DJ, all for $75 per person. There’s also a sumptuous lobster buffet that includes prime rib, oysters and lamb, which costs $69.95 per person, or a 5-course dinner for $79.95. If you want to celebrate with the whole shebang, enjoy an all-inclusive Gala Dinner Party Package for $145, which includes the lobster buffet as well as an open bar, a huge array of desserts, dance music and a midnight champagne toast. To learn more, visit www.themanorrestaurant.com/.
Downtown Hershey (Pennsylvania)
Many towns host their own versions of drops or raises on New Year’s, but no one does it quite like Hershey. Known for being the “Sweetest Place on Earth,” they’ve held true to that promise with the raising of a giant Hershey Kiss replica on New Year’s. Immediately following, enjoy an exciting fireworks display at midnight. With such a unique celebration, it’s no surprise that Hershey’s New Year’s was listed as the #2 spot in USA Today’s top places for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve. The best part: You can enjoy the show for free. For more information, visit www.hersheynewyears.org/schedule.html.
Equus Restaurant, Castle Hotel & Spa (New York)
How would you like to countdown to midnight — in an elegant, medieval-style castle? The historic building overlooks the beautiful Hudson River, and the main tower marks the highest point in all of Westchester County. At Equus Restaurant on New Year’s Eve, you’ll make your last meal of 2014 one of uniquely modern cuisine. Enjoy extravagant Auberge-style natural French meals amid the breathtaking décor and ambiance. It’s the perfect place to celebrate the fresh start with a significant other or spouse. To learn more about Equus and the Castle, visit www.castlehotelandspa.com/Home.aspx.
The Good Life (New Jersey)
Why does champagne get all the limelight on New Year’s? This English-style pub will accommodate the beer aficionado from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, as they serve up an elaborate beer dinner, which includes pairing a selected brewery’s four beers with four unique courses. It’s a great way to ring in the New Year with friends or a significant other. The cost is $100 per person and you must be 21 years old or older to join the beer dinner. For tickets and more information, visit www.thegoodlifeny.ticketleap.com/new-years-eve-beer-dinner.
Wyndham Gettysburg (Pennsylvania)
As we move forward in years, you may actually want to celebrate by going back in time. The Wyndham Gettysburg is offering a “Totally Awesome 80’s New Year’s Eve Party” in their Presidential Ballroom featuring old-school music by Funktion Band and other exciting festivities. Purchasing this package will get you a one-night stay at Wyndham, a large selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres, four drink vouches, live music and dancing, a full breakfast buffet for two on New Year’s Day, and more. Packages start at $319 a night. Hurry and reserve your table: If you book your stay by Nov. 30, you’ll receive two movie tickets to Gateway Theater 8. Find out more at www.destinationgettysburg.com/visitor/ps_detail.asp?ps_id=573.
However you choose to spend the New Year, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey offer an array of exciting events. Make your reservations now!
This article is presented by Kundert Volvo in Hasbrouck Heights and Englewood, NJ.