Your Best New Year's Eve Ever!

The race is on to score sweet NYE plans that’ll beat last year’s too tame house party. So gather round your friends, browse through our picks, and purchase those ticks before inflation hits at the door.

The race is on to score sweet NYE plans that’ll beat last year’s too tame house party. So gather round your friends, browse through our picks, and purchase those ticks before inflation hits at the door on the night of.


Back Bay Gala
Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston; 781-444-7771;

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a cocktail reception option, or go all out with the all-inclusive dinner or the hors d’oeuvres reception packages. After dinner and drinks, move on over to the dance floor and dance the night away to the band The Love Dogs, as they set the beat for swing, motown, soul, R & B, 70s, 80s, 90s, and current top-40 dance hits. Note: This gala is generally attended by professionals in their 40s and 50s+.

Time: 7:30 p.m., dinner package; 8:30 p.m., reception package; 9:30 p.m., party only
Price: Before 12/29; $199, all-inclusive dinner package; $125, all-inclusive reception package; $89, party only


Bohemian Revelry
The Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston; 617-423-0069;

It’s the The Beehive’s first New Years Eve celebration, and it’s sure to attract swarms of the hottest ladies and gentlemen in Boston. The theme is Bohemian, and there will be a Parisian burlesque show and a live seven-piece salsa band, Grupo Fantasia. You won’t grow hungry here: Chef Rebecca Newell will also cook up some European and Mediterranean-influenced plates of “gypsy fare” and desserts.

Time: 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Price: $95 plus cash bar


Club Bohemia New Years Eve
Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge; 617-482-4920;

Apple Betty, the Lyres, The Fighting Cocks and The Time Beings hit the stage for a rockin’ night that’s as far away as you can get from the teenieboppers without staying in…

Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Price: TBA



dante New Year’s Eve 2007
dante, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge; 617-497-4219;

Celebrate the last hours of 2007 with a five-course, prix-fixe New Year’s Eve dinner at restaurant dante, including caviar, kumamoto oysters, potato spuma, beet tartare, pasta and lentils, fresh black truffles, cotechino sausage, beef Wellington “Italiano” with seared foie gras, frutti di bosco, and baked Alaskan vanilla gelato with chocolate cake and sour cherry amarone sauce.

Time: 6 p.m.
Price: $100 (first seating); $125 (second seating)


Felt NYE 2008 – A Far East Experience
Felt, 533 Washington St., Boston; 617-350-5555;

Travel to the Far East without ever leaving Boston for this Asian-inspired evening, hosted by MTV’s Celebrity guest, DJ Mia, and featuring a two-hour sushi bar, Southeast Asian hors d’oeuvres and libations, Taiko drummers, dragon dancers, and of course, gorgeous geishas. There will be four levels of Far East entertainment and a Chinese drop of the ball at midnight complete with a champagne toast.

Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Price: $60, general admission; $100, VIP



First Night 2008
Various locations around Boston;

Enjoy a night at the theater… and the museums, movies, and performance centers with First Night 2008! Just purchase a First Night button and gain access to tons of activities at more than 40 indoor and outdoor venues throughout the city, including the Family Festival at the Hynes Convention Center and a fireworks display.

Time: 1 p.m.-midnight
Price: $15 per button (buy online or at various locations around Boston)


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Living Room Anniversary Party
The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Ave., Boston; 617-723-5101;

It’s two parties in one, for double your pleasure, and double your fun. Come celebrate The Living Room’s five-year anniversary and ring in the New Year with a four-course dinner, dancing, louging, fireworks, and a champagne toast.

Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Price: $75 (Dinner); $50 (Lounge and hors ‘oeuvres and champagne); $100 (VIP with reserved seating)


New Year’s Dinner, Dance & Fireworks Cruise
Boston Seaport Boat Charter, 290 Northern Avenue (Seaport District), Boston; 617-261-6633;

Spend this New Year’s Eve sailing the night away on the Viking Starliner. Enjoy a multiple-course roast beef dinner, delicious desserts, and of course, a champagne toast at midnight. With tons of party favors, great music, and a fireworks display to end it all, this cruise is a great way to ring in the New Year.

Time: 9:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.
Price: $100



Party Like a Rockstar 4 with DJ Clinton Sparks
Rumor, 100 Warrenton St., Boston; 617-437-1617;

For this 6one7 Productions NYE bash, DJ Clinton Sparks (from E! Entertainment & Sirius Radio) and Boston socialite Joey DelBuono of Trillion Cuts rule the night from the DJ booths, spinning mash-up, R & B, hip hop, 80s, and dance hits. Trendsetters and fashionistas alike will take to the dance floor for a high-energy night that’s sure to be scandalous. It’s what New Year’s Eve should be! Complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Price: $75, general admission; $100, VIP


Resolution Ball
Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer St., Boston; 781-444-7771;

Your last night to indulge before committing to your New Year’s Resolution should be spent at the Resolution Ball at the Westin Boston Waterfront, including a cocktail reception and your choice of either an all-inclusive dinner, hors d’oeuvres reception, or party only package. Sip libations, nosh on fancy fare, and spend the night dancing to the beats of The Felix Brown Band and DJ Samuel L.

Time: 7:30 p.m., dinner package; 8:30 p.m., reception package; 10 p.m., party package
Price: Before 12/29; $225, all-inclusive dinner option; $150, reception only; $95, party only


Simply Spectacular New Year’s Eve Ball
Sheraton Hotel Boston, 39 Dalton St., Boston; 617-585-5409;

Only the Boston Young Professional Society could turn a night that’s known for debauchery into a networking opportunity. This is an upscale black tie event (suits acceptable) that includes a premium cocktail reception, gourmet dinner (VIP only), DJ entertainment, and a cash and prize balloon drop equal to $1,000 at midnight. Choose from the VIP dinner tickets or general admission for the party.

Time: 8 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Price: VIP Dinner Tickets: $160 (Premium member); $175 (basic and non-members): General Admission: $60 (Premium member); $75 (basic and non-members) All prices are vaid until 12/25, then price goes up


Starry Night
Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston; 212-843-2400;

With a theme of shooting stars and sexy aliens, this “out-of-this-world” party brings out the socialites and the elite of Boston. DJ Frank White and Ms. Thang will spin hip-hop, dance classics, and rock hits all night long. Admission ranges from general ticket prices, VIP packages, and there’s also a group rate available.

Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Price: $60, (general admission); $600 (VIP-includes six tickets, a table reservation and six passes to the VIP reception from 9-10 p.m.)


Vinalia’s Grand Tour 2008
Vinalia, 34 Summer St., Boston; 617-737-1777;

This New Year’s Eve, it’s time to go swanky and sophisticated with this grand tasting of 12 wines from around the world, each paired with a special hors d’oeuvre. The night also includes champagne and dessert, dancing, and DJ entertainment.

Time: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Price: $75 (general admission); $100 per person for a table reservation (six-person minimum)


Whiskey Park New Year’s Eve 2008
Whiskey Park, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston; 212-843-2400;

Jetset events, Inc., Mohegan Sun casino and resort, USMC Toys for Tots, and Cigar Aficionado and Wine Spectator magazines present a New Year’s party to remember at the upscale venue Whiskey Park. For only $50 a head, the night includes lavish hors d’oeuvres from Boston’s best restaurants, premium cash bars, New York City DJ Sensae, and jazz from the Japanese Swing Cats in the “jetset lounge.”

Time: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Price: $50