New Year’s Eve eventsWritten by Maggie Dziubek | | firstname.lastname@example.org
B.Gump’s 101 & Restaurant and Lounge
The B/Charmers blues and jazz band will perform at B.Gump’s 101 Restaurant & Lounge on New Year’s Eve. $20. Admission includes an hors d’oeuvres buffet and champagne toast. Lounge opens at 4 p.m. Dec. 31; show begins at 8 p.m. 5147 Main St., Sylvania. (419) 517-2199 or bgumps.com.
Bar 145 will offer three packages for New Year’s Eve. The Night Out package ($20 per person) includes a champagne toast, party favors, hors d’oeuvres and admission after 9 p.m. Dec. 31. The Dinner Package ($30 per person) starts at 6 p.m. and includes a four-course meal and a bottle of champagne. The Dinner and Night Out package includes a four-course meal, bottle of champagne, party favors, hors d’oeuvres and all-night admission starting at 6 p.m. Call (872) 2-BAR145 for reservations. bar145toledo.com.
Bar Louie will offer a $75 all-inclusive New Year’s Eve package, which includes cocktails from 9 p.m. to midnight, a champagne toast at midnight and a breakfast buffet from 12:30-2:30 a.m. Jan. 1. 4105 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg. (419) 874-9774 or www.barlouieamerica.com.
Big Band New Year’s Eve Gala
The Johnny Knorr Orchestra, under the direction of the late band leader’s son Jerry Knorr, will offer music for dancing plus a buffet dinner, ballroom dance show and champagne toast. A new CD, “We’ll Meet Again,” will be available for $15. Doors 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $60. Reserve tickets by Dec. 28. (419) 697-7612 or johnnyknorr.com.
Blarney Irish Pub
Toledo cover band Nine Lives will play Downtown at The Blarney on Dec. 31. Prime rib or fish and chips will be served for $25 per person or a champagne toast and party favors for a $10 cover charge. Call for reservations. 601 Monroe St., Toledo. (419) 418-2339 or www.theblarneyirishpub.com.
The Blind Pig
The Bang will be returning to The Blind Pig at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $15 (21+). 208 N. First St., Ann Arbor. (734) 996-8555 or www.blindpigmusic.com.
The Bronze Boar
Danny Mettler & the New Year will be playing an acoustic guitar set at The Bronze Boar in the Downtown Warehouse District, where party hats and champagne will be provided. Doors open 6 p.m. Dec. 31; show starts at 9 p.m. 20 S. Huron St. (419) 244-2627 or www.bronzeboar.com.
New Year’s Eve at Bretz will feature a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast, more than $1,000 in cash and prizes, two drag shows and more. 2012 Adams St. (419) 243-1900 or Bretz Bar on Facebook.
The Dance Clinic
The Dance Clinic will be hosting a New Year’s Eve dance and dinner party, beginning with a dance lesson followed by a dinner buffet provided by La Scola Italian Grill and dancing throughout the night. $55. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1. Graystone Hall, 29101 Hufford Road, Perrysburg. (419) 475-3055 or www.thedanceclinic.com.
Dégagé Jazz Café New Year’s Eve Dance Party
Laurie Swyers and her blues band will start their first set at 7 p.m. Dec 31. The dance floor will open at 9 p.m. Party favors and champagne will be provided at midnight. There will also be a set menu for $65 per person or $120 per couple. Reservations are recommended. 301 River Road, Maumee. (419) 794-8205 or www.degagejazzcafe.com.
The Old Road Dinner Train
The Old Road Dinner Train will pick up passengers for a New Year’s Eve celebration at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31, returning at 10:30 p.m. 301 E. Adrian, Blissfield. (888) 467-2451 or www.murdermysterytrain.com.
Cover band Arctic Clam will play Top 40 and alternative songs at The Distillery in South Toledo. Show begins after 9 p.m. Dec. 31 (21+). 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419) 382-1444 or www.thedistilleryonline.com.
Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade Ball
Dancing, drinks, champagne toast, fortune tellers, balloon drop, desserts and giveaways from the Beauty Bar along with 10 percent off masquerade wear from the Costume Holiday House are included in admission to the Eyes Wide Shut Masquerade Ball in Downtown Toledo. $25 presale. Limited tickets available. Doors open 8 p.m. Dec. 31. 35 N. Huron St., Toledo. (419) 410-4769 or newyearsevetoledo.com.
Fat Fish Blue Party
Toledo rhythm and blues band Bourbon Street will play at Fat Fish Blue at Levis Commons on New Year’s Eve. A cover charge ($10 in advance, $15 day of show) includes admission, a champagne toast and party favors. Reservations by phone (21+). Event begins at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31; band starts at 10 p.m. 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474 or fatfishfunnybonetoledo.com.
Funny Bone New Year’s Eve Buffets and Shows
The Toledo Funny Bone in Levis Commons will host comic Billy D. Washington for its New Year’s Eve shows. A dinner buffet will be served with the first show at 7 p.m. Dec. 31. Washington will perform again at 10 p.m. and appetizers will be served. Tickets are $60 for the first show, $45 for the second (21+). 6140 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg. (419) 931-3474 or funnybonecentral.com.
Hollywood Casino Toledo
A chance to win $2,013 or more in free slot play is a one reason to ring in the new year at Hollywood Casino Toledo. A Marquee Rewards card member will win $2,013 every hour from 9-11 p.m. followed by the grand prize drawing — $12,013 in free slot play — at 1 a.m. DJ Rob Sample and house/pop/funk band Disco Inferno will play in the H Lounge starting at 8 p.m. Party favors will be handed out at all entrances starting at 10 p.m., while supplies last. The countdown at Times Square will be shown on televisions across the casino floor starting at 11:45 p.m. 21+. (877) 777-9579 or hollywoodcasinotoledo.com.
Alan Smith and the Blues All Stars will play at Manhattan’s in Downtown Toledo on New Year’s Eve. Dinner pre-seatings will be at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. A $15 cover for champagne and party favors will apply after 8 p.m. 1516 Adams St., Toledo. (419) 243-6675 or www.manhattanstoledo.com.
Noon Year’s Eve at the Zoo
The Toledo Zoo will celebrate the New Year earlier in the day with a go-green themed event for families. Crafts and ice carving demonstrations will take place and special guests from Radio Disney Detroit will be broadcasting. At noon, guests can watch a ball made of recycled materials rise and toast with apple juice in souvenir cups. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31. Free with zoo admission. 2700 Broadway St., Toledo. (419) 385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Port Clinton Walleye Drop
Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Dec. 31 with the Family Fun Center at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 109 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. There will be an early Walleye Drop at 6 p.m. for kids. Also starting at 6 p.m. will be street vendors and music provided by Rock & Roll Express along Madison Street in downtown Port Clinton. The Walleye Drop will take place at midnight. www.walleyemadness.com or Walleye Madness at Midnight on Facebook.
Yeeha’s in Oregon is offering a variety of New Year’s Eve party packages, which include dinner, drinks and hotel rooms as well as a champagne toast and shuttle services. Packages $69-$269 (21+). DJ ADubb will play. 3150 Navarre Ave., Oregon. (419) 691-8880 or www.yeehas.com.