It’s that time of year! Outdoor block parties, dining and dancing, comics, crooners and champagne are on the agenda to ring in the New Year throughout South Florida. Just a few ideas to about town where to kiss your sweetie at midnight. Call or click ahead for reservations and to confirm times and prices. And as always, be careful out there.
Athena by the Sea, 4400 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-by-the Sea: Big Fat Greek New Year’s starts at 9 p.m. Dinner and one bottle of champagne per table, party favors, entertainment by Zamara and the Athenian Dancers and a live band. Seating available inside and outdoors. $75. RSVP 954-771-2900.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale: Laughing Matterz dinner show in the Abdo New River Room, 8:45 p.m. $125, includes champagne toast. The musical, ” Rock of Ages” in the Au-Rene Theater, 7 p.m. $25 to $75. browardcenter.org or 954-462-0222.
Coral Springs Center, 2855 Coral Springs Drive: Salute to Vienna features Johann Strauss waltzes, polkas and marches performed by more than 75 musicians and dancers at 8 p.m. $46.64-$67.84 (includes tax). 954-344-5990.
Diplomat Resort & Spa/Diplomat Landing, 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood: The hotel’s cafe will have a buffet. Adults $69, $89; ages 12 and younger $29. Convention center hosts party in multiple ballrooms, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. with drinks, dining and live music, starting at $109. Hollywood Prime steakhouse $149, $219. All seatings 6 and 9 p.m. For convention center party, bignightmiami.com. Diplomat Landing: Sports grill Rivals has champagne toast and four-piece band playing top 40 hits starting after 9 p.m. $20 cover. Asia restaurant has open seating 6-9 p.m. with special menu, $129, $149, then turns into a nightclub at 10 p.m. 954-602-6000.
Downtown Countdown, Southwest Second Street between Second and Fourth avenues, Fort Lauderdale: Street festival with live entertainment and a kids zone. Event sponsor, Ford Motor Company, hosts car exhibit. Check out the midnight illuminated ball drop and fireworks. 954-828-5363.
Goldcoast Ballroom, 1415 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek: Dance show, desserts, coffee, midnight champagne toast, party favors 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $40. RSVP goldcoastballroom.com or 954-979-0770.
Himmarshee Bar and Grill, 210 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale: Seatings start at 4:30 p.m. Prix fixe menu $60 per person. Regular menu will also be available. There’s also a party at the adjoining Side Bar Lounge, 4:30 p.m.-3 a.m.. No cover. RSVP for dinner. himmarshee.com or 954-524-1818.
Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park, 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach: Brazilian themed party with dancers, an eight-piece band and drawing for a trip to Brazil. Toasts at noon and midnight. 954-972-2000
Lady Lucille, North New River Drive, Fort Lauderdale: Take a 9 p.m.-1 a.m. party cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway in the three-deck, 75-foot charter yacht. Includes open bar, dancing, music, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert buffet, party favors, champagne toast. $143.10 (including tax). RSVP ladylucille.com, 954-832-0890, 800-579-5085.
Lips, 1421 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park: New Year’s Eve is a real drag with female impersonators at this fun spot. Three-course dinner, show, champagne toast, party favors. $39, 6:30 p.m. seating; $99 for 9:30 p.m. seating. There will also be an additional $7 show cover. RSVP lipsusa.com or 954-567-0987.
Links at Diplomat Golf Resort, 501 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale Beach: Pre fixe menu, 7:30 p.m. $85. 954-883-4010.
Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach: Bourbon Street Bash with show girls, beads, noisemakers, $2011 cash giveaways. Buffet champagne dinner, 6 p.m. to midnight. $35. Late night buffet, midnight to 3 a.m. $17.95. playmardigras.com or 877-557-5687.
Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale: Lee Boys, Bobby Lee Rogers, party favors, champagne toast starting 8 p.m. $10-$22.20. 954-727-0950, or Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Rosey Baby, 4587 N. University Drive, Lauderhill: Cajun cuisine menu adds spice to the night. Music, midnight champagne toast. Reserved dining starts at 8:30 p.m. Blusey Dan’s All Star Band kicks off 9:30 p.m. roseybaby.com or 954-749-5627.
Scandals Saloon, 3073 NE Sixth Ave., Wilton Manors: Billed as South Florida’s largest gay country nightclub. Party the night away with Outlawz DJ Tim 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Cash prize, balloon drop. No cover. 954-567-2432.
Seminole Casino Hollywood, 4150 N. State Road 7, Hollywood: Party favors, balloon drops, live band. Over $31,000 in cash and free play. Free drinks for slots, bingo, poker and table games. Drawings every hour 5 p.m.-2 a.m. with three winners getting up to $2,011. International buffet, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $8.99. 954-961-3220.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood: Revelers will get good vibrations when the Beach Boys bring their California sound to the Hard Rock Live, 10:30 p.m. Reserved seats $59-$108.50. http://hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com/events.php or Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Spazio, 239 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale: The party starts at 7 p.m., with dinner available until 1 a.m. Plus music, party favors, balloon drop, live broadcast from Times Square. Champagne specials all night. No cover. 954-764-8191.
Sushi Blues Cafe, 2009 Harrison St., Hollywood: Live music, dinner specials, regular menu, midnight champagne toast, party favors. RSVP sushiblues.com or 954-929-9560.
Tarpon Bend, 200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale: Folks can rock out with live music indoors and an outdoor street party, 7 p.m.-4 a.m. No cover. Regular menu will be served until 11 p.m. tarponbend.com or 954-523-3233.
U.S. Steakhouse Bar & Grill, 1208 N. Ocean Drive, Pompano Beach: Dinner package with dancing, party favors and champagne toast through the night. Choose from prime rib, roasted rack of lamb, stuffed lobster, Chicken Francaise or herb-crusted grouper. $50. Squeeze Play performs, 9 p.m. RSVP ussteakhouse.com or 954-941-6590.