New Year's Eve in Greater New Haven, December 31, 2017

7 p.m.
11th Annual New Year's Eve Cocktail Party with rotating edibles bar and dinner menu. Reservations required. $75 203-777-3116,
7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Eat well, drink well and have a night of celebration at Amarante's Sea Cliff! Full service open bar. Music for dancing. Champagne toast. Hats and favors. Call 203-467-2531 to reserve.  

Cava, celebrate, and cheers! We're saying 'salud' to 2017, Barcelona Wine Bar-style. Join us for an evening full of tasty tapas, classic cocktails with a twist, and good vibes. Call 203-848-3000 to reserve.  

9 p.m.
"Fully Loaded" New Year's Eve Cabaret with Robin Banks
Robin Banks your Friendly Neighborhood Drag Queen; the product of a one-night stand between a Carnival Barker and a Lucille Ball impersonator. Ms. Banks is one of New Haven's most entertaining drag queens and a member of the New Haven community, which she is proud to call home. She hosts the most popular and entertaining shows working with the best local talents.  203-789-8281  

New Year's Rockin' Eve
Join us for our biggest party of the year and ring in 2018 with your friends and family at Cask Republic. Chef Steven has prepared a delcious and festive New Year's Eve pre-party menu to jumpstart the evening. Seatings begin at 5pm. The New Year's Eve bash begins at 10:30pm with a DJ, dancing, cocktails flowing, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. We're also offering a Late Night Buffet priced at $35/person and includes two complimentary cocktails. Reservations recommended for our pre-party dinner. 475-238-8335  

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Country House and join us for an evening of dinner and dancing.
The evening includes entertainment by Local Motion Entertainment, an open bar, a champagne toast at midnight, and dinner. This event is held from 7:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. and is priced at $200.00 per couple. Tax and gratuity included. 203-467-3088
Boardwalk Empire New Year's Eve, 8:00 p.m.
Join us on New Year's Eve for a six-course dinner paired with cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight!
$90 includes tax and gratuity. 475-441-7436  
You are cordially invited to Pacifico's New Year's Eve Celebration! Come experience our traditional Nuevo Latino cuisine as you ring in the New Year with friends and family. We will be serving a 4-course prix-fixe menu and a variety of chef specials until midnight! our signature mojitos and DJ will keep you dancing all night long! There will be free champagne for a midnight toast as we welcome the New Year.
Limited seating available.  203-772-4002  
Lespecial NYE Celebration,  9:00 pm -  2:00 am
Lespecial carves their own path in contemporary rock music with the release of their second album, cheen, on October 31, 2017. Pole vaulting over traditional genres, cheen is a snapshot of a band finding a remarkable creative stride, fearless in their pursuit of a synthesis of the diverse musical idioms that have inspired them as listeners and artists.  Champagne Toast and Party Favors. Tickets.

Saybrook Point Inn
7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Ring in the New Year at Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa. Dance the night away and experience A New Year's Eve tradition that keeps our guests coming back each year. You won't want to miss the raw bar, passed appetizers and a full sit-down dinner. The night will be full of dancing to the sweet sounds of The Cartells and will include a premium open bar, noisemakers, Champagne toast, and a delicious table of assorted desserts and espresso all included for $139.95 per person, plus tax and service charge. For tickets call 860-339-1327.
First Night of Funny
8 p.m.
This New Year's Eve, say goodbye to 2017 with a hilarious night of laughter to enjoy with family and friends that won't break the bank with Earl David Reed (as seen on The Tonight Show), Eddie Brill (as seen on The Late Show with David Letterman) and Mike Gaffney (as seen on Last Comic Standing). This special evening provides non-stop laughter and, with a two-hour show that ends at 10pm, you can be home with your feet up in time to watch the ball drop! 203-562-5666, 888-736-2663
7 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
NYE with Max Creek at Toad's Place! W/s/g Creamery Station. Tickets
7:30 p.m.  to 12:30 a.m.
7-course dinner, premium open bar, DJ and dancing, midnight champagne toast. Reservations required. 203-481-6577  
If you are looking to keep it simple this year with an excellent meal and then watching the ball drop on TV, please visit our Dining page to select the town and cuisine you prefer. We strongly recommend making reservations for New Year's Eve to ensure you dine at your first choice.

Please visit our   calendar for additional events.

This newsletter is produced in collaboration with the South Central Regional Council of Governments.