Top 10 Parties For New Years Eve 2012
Tuesday, Dec 27,2011
Ready to ring in the New Year? We have the top 10 parties for you to attend wherever you may be throughout North America.
For those of you not familiar with the greenhouse, it is just that...an actual greenhouse! enjoy the earthy feel of being surrounded by potted trees, hanging plants and water fountains. in addition to the greenhouse venue, connected is a 4500 sq/ft walled, heated and floored tent that hosts multiple bars, artist performance area and dance floor that can accommodate nearly 1000 people. Tickets start at $35, click here for more information.
The 2nd Annual ATL’s Rockin’ NYE Party is an All-Inclusive party that promises to give you the most bang for your buck! Last year was SOLD OUT 2 days before the party! Band, DJ, light food, 5 hour open bar, party favors, Confetti drop and champagne toast at Midnight and more. Featuring Patrick Scott- full band playing party rock covers, Scott has opened for Bon Jovi, Pink and Train. He has also toured with Nic Cowan on Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Records. Tired of hotel parties or having to wear suit to a new years bash then this party is for you just come ready to have blas.
Parties have been a ritual of this city for centuries, and on November 28th, 1966, Truman Capote threw what would become one of the most legendary parties New York City has ever seen. Thrown in honor of Katherine Graham, his friend and publisher of the Washington Post, Capote chose the beautiful and intimate Grand Ballroom at New York’s Plaza Hotel as the setting. This was not just any party; it was an incredible convergence of upper echelon of New York society mixed with starlets, paramours, muses, literary mavens, international tycoons and all the delicious dirt and elegant beauty that accompanied it.
The sheer star power of the evening was mind-blowing: Kennedys, Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Whitneys; newlyweds Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra; Andy Warhol and ingénue Penelope Tree, who was the hit of the evening in a more naked than dressed outfit with her flowing black tunic and form-fitting tights. Richard Avedon with a young actress named Candice Bergen. Norman Mailer, William F. Buckeley, Tennessee Williams, Sammy Davis Jr., Marlene Dietrich, Lauren Bacall, Oscar De La Renta, Vivien Leigh, and Bill Cunningham, to name a few; made it arguably the most glamorous party ever held in America at the time.
An ode to this scene of ages past, the Soho Grand’s annual New Year’s Eve Black & White Masquerade Ball is a reincarnation of the iconic party Truman Capote unknowingly made famous.
The night is certain to become the swansong for a marvelous 2011, and a wondrous way to welcome in the New Year. The hotel itself has become synonymous with providing the social set with the most talked about, exciting and salubrious events. A present day incarnation of what the original artistic scene ignited back in the 60s, its dynamic timeless atmosphere harkens back to this imaginative age with its own cache of creatives in the grandeur of Soho Grand’s soaring second floor Salon, Grand Bar, and Club Room.
To echo Capote’s sentiment for his own party, “I just wanted to give a party for my friends,” this year GrandLife has invited Mena Suvari, Mary-Kate Steinmiller, Gigi Burris, Christian Siriano, Morgan Collett, Brad Walsh, John Munson, Jenny K, and Louise du Toit to join the hotel’s own Tommy Saleh and Steven Rojas as hosts of this magnificent evening. Tickets start at $150, click here to reserve.
Are you ready to party in style this 2012 New Years Eve in Charleston? If you answered yes, the 2nd annual Platinum Ball New Years Eve Party at The Hippodrome, hosted by Charleston After Dark and 26 Industries, is for you! A spot this New Years Eve where music, fashion, and film merge! Smack downtown on the Charleston Warf! Enjoy live music and entertainment all night long with special appearances by musical guests DJ Cilo, The Brent Pace Band, and more. Tickets are on sale now, choose from All-Inclusive tickets, or VIP Tickets and VIP Table Reservations, from $95-$1500.
With another year of generous community support, New Orleans will welcome 2012 with live music, a unique fleur de lis drop, and the midnight fireworks display over the Mighty Mississippi River. Hosted by the City of New Orleans in collaboration with the Crescent City Countdown Club, entertainment begins at 9:00 p.m. on the Decatur Street City Stage in front of Jackson Square with a performance by the Lagniappe Brass Band, followed by My Name Is John Michael. Shamar Allen and the Underdogs will take us up to the midnight countdown. The Hornets Buzz Patrol will add high energy and get the crowds dancing in the streets!
Join Mayor Mitch Landrieu to count down the New Year, and watch as the newly renovated 8-foot tall by 5-foot wide two-dimensional fleur de lis descends a 25-foot pole atop Jax Brewery Condominiums to launch the exquisite Symphony in the Sky. Made of plywood with weather-treated cloth stretched over the frame, the fleur de lis is adorned with aluminum ribbons and LED lights, making it easier to view from both sides.
Rebuilt this year is the 6-foot high by 4-foot wide "New Year" board. At the stroke of midnight, 2-0-1-2 will light up with two hundred 25-watt clear bulbs announcing the official arrival of the new year. The lovable 6-foot tall "Baby New Year," wearing a purple and gold diaper, will again be perched on the corner of the JAX rooftop for all to see. "Born" in 2000, Baby New Year has a styrofoam interior and was found floating in the Barth Brothers' den where he survived Hurricane Katrina. Baby New Year still boasts his Saints helmet, added the year the Saints played in (and won!) the Super Bowl. He will also be flanked by an LSU and a Hornets flag and have other special touchups that showcase the spirit of our city. Click here for more information.
Voted the Best Makeout in New York, 675Bar throws an exclusive NYE party in the Meatpacking District. Tcikset are $120 and up, click here for more information.
In Key West, New Year's Eve partygoers have a few unique countdown choices. Sloppy Joe's Bar lowers a six-foot Queen Conch Shell, while Schooner Wharf Bar lowers a Pirate Wench from the mast of a tall ship complete with cannon blast, the release of doves, party favors and more. At the Bourbon Street Pub, one of the most unusual New Year's Eve countdowns in the nation features a popular local drag queen, Sushi, descending from a balcony while seated in a giant red high-heeled shoe. And why not enjoy the most famous sunset celebration at Mallory Square Dock. Sunset Celebration is a nightly arts festival. The participants of this Key West attraction consist of arts and crafts exhibitors, street performers, food carts, psychics and of course the thousands of tourists from around the world who visit this Key West art show. Each night around two hours before sunset masses of people, both locals and tourists alike, flock to the water's edge to experience a multicultural happening and to watch the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico. Click here for more information.
The 11th Annual Sea of Dreams in San Francisco is a collaboration of world renowned artists who have created this spectacular event to help you ring in 2012 like no other. 5 stages, incredible art installations, circus spectacle, costumes, and music from over 20 musicians make this one of the most talked about NYE celebrations in the world. Click here for more information.
Ring in the New year in our nation's capital at DC's premiere club Josephine's. VIP reservations start at $1000 and include Belvedere and/or Moet. Get dolled up and dance the night away in style. Click here for more information.
Picture a world where the champagne never stops flowing, the music never stops playing, the jewels never come off and the party never ends. Now throw in gourmet hors d’oeuvres, Montreal’s nightlife elite, international glitterati, the thumping sounds of decadent modern house music, the sexy sounds of R&B and the guitar riffs of old time rock and roll. Find out why Montreal has become among the best nightlife places in the world and enjoy celeb-spotting and the jet setting crowd that Muzique attracts. Click here for more information.