Time for party hats, noisemakers and champagne toasts. There are many ways to ring in 2013, from dancing the night away, to enjoying four-course feasts, to bowling. Get a few options for celebrating in the Modesto area here:
FOR AGES 21 AND UP:
NEW YEAR'S EVE DOWNTOWN EXTRAVAGANZA 7 p.m. comedy show, 9 p.m. dancing, DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St., Modesto. Two rooms of dancing to DJs plus one room of comedy featuring Dillon Garcia, Dane Maden, Eric Nuno, Phat Joe, Flaco Martinez and Messy Marv. Food, midnight champagne toast, live video feed. Upscale spot. $32.50 regular, $55.50 VIP. www.nyemodesto.com or (209) 846-0695.
KWIN'S NEW YEAR'S EVE WORLD TOUR 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show, Fat Cat Music House & Lounge, 930 11th St. Milya Brethren and Jiggy perform live, followed by a comedy show presented by Valley King of Comedy Ric James. There also will be a cocktail tour around the world, live teppanyaki (Japanese style of cooking using an iron grill) with chef Rudy Fernandez and performances by hypnotist Darin Frazier and the Barely Legal Burlesque troupe. To close out the night, there will be dancing to DJs Tease, Topek, Dade and Dirty D, a champagne toast and a cash balloon drop at midnight. $20. (209) 524-1400 or www.fatcatmodesto.com.
GALLETTO RISTORANTE NEW YEAR'S EVE 8 p.m., Galletto Ristorante, 1101 J St., Modesto. Entertainment by the Nines starting at 9:30 p.m. $125 includes food and beverages (cocktails, wine, beer). (209) 523-4500 or www.galletto.biz.
SECOND ANNUAL FIRE AND ICE NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY 8 p.m., Clarion Hotel, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. Three party areas with live music by Johnny Rocket and the Thrust plus DJs playing top 40. Overnight room accommodations with breakfast and late checkout. Women encouraged to dress in red, men in white to fit with "fire and ice" theme. Packages for $149 or $199 a couple. (209) 521-1612 or www.fireandicenye.com.
NEW YEAR'S EVE MASQUERADE BALL 8 p.m., The Boardroom, 1528 J St., Modesto. Champagne toast at midnight. (209) 409-8665 or www. theboardroombarandlounge.com.
CROCODILES NEW YEAR'S EVE 6 to 8 p.m. all-you-can-eat prime rib dinner buffet. 8 p.m. dancing, Crocodiles Nightclub, 1745 Prescott Road, Modesto. Dinner and dancing, $35. Dancing only, $15. Balloon drop, party favors, noisemakers. (209) 544-1962.
PALLADIUM NEW YEAR'S EVE 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Palladium Nightclub, 950 10th St., Modesto. Four rooms with DJs playing a mix of hip-hop, Spanish and other music. Live performance by Spanish group Akwid. Balloon drops in each room, party favors. $20. (510) 461-0510.
NINO'S PLACE NEW YEAR'S EVE 9 p.m., Nino's Place, 5210 McHenry Ave., Modesto. Featuring Rock Lobster. $5 cover. (209) 544-2050.
HOST HOUSE PRESENTS JAMES GARNER'S JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE 8 p.m., West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman. Benefits Helping Others Sleep Tonight House, a group of residents from local churches that helps the homeless and working poor. $40, includes appetizers, drink ticket, raffle ticket. (209) 605-2925 or www.westsidetheatre.org.
BLACK OAK CASINO NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Willow Creek Lounge, Black Oak Casino, 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne. Featuring music by Chains Required. Hats, beads. 877-747-8777 or www.blackoakcasino.com.
NYE COLUMBIA 8 p.m., Columbia House Restaurant, 22738 Main St., Columbia. Live music from Beer Hunter, Blue Shoes, DooDoo Wah and Faux Renwah. Includes hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast. $25. (209) 743-5368.
FOR AGES 18 AND UP
NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH A TWIST 8 p.m., Theater 417, 417 Seventh St., Modesto. Comedy, rap and music show. $10. (209) 531-3517.
YOSEMITE LANES ADULT NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY 10 p.m. to1 a.m., Yosemite Lanes, 2301 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. Party favors and champagne or apple cider toast. Raffle prizes include a stay at Circus Circus and a bowling bag, ball and shoes. Taco truck snack bar will be open until 1 a.m. $80 a lane; $25 deposit to hold lane. (209) 524-9161.
FOR THE FAMILY:
JOHN'S INCREDIBLE PIZZA SECOND ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY AND HORN PARADE 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., John's Incredible Pizza, 2225 Plaza Parkway, Modesto. Packages include all-you-can-eat buffet and beverages, free rides and nonticket play, party horn. $10-$35 depending on package; (209) 523-0000 or www.johnspizza.com.
McHENRY BOWL NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY 4 p.m., McHenry Bowl, 3700 McHenry Ave. Favors, champagne, midnight toast. All ages. Regular rates; call for information. (209) 571-2695.
YOSEMITE LANES' KIDS NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY 4 to 7 p.m., Yosemite Lanes, 2301 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. Party favors and apple cider toast at 6 p.m. $65 a lane; $25 to hold a lane. (209) 524-9161.
BARKIN' DOG NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH 8 p.m., Barkin' Dog Grill, 940 11th St., Modesto. Featuring Ernie Bucio's Little Big Band. $20 cover. (209) 572-2341 or www.barkindoggrill.org.
NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER DANCE 6:30 p.m., Turlock Ballroom, 528 Golden State Blvd. Presented by Turlock Pentecost Association. Social hour, dinner and dancing to Marson Brothers DJ. $50 adults, $25 children 13-18, free for children under 12. (209) 669-0219.
McHENRY BOWL 11:30 a.m. lunch, followed by no tap tournament and New Year's celebration at 3 p.m. (midnight Paris time), McHenry Bowl, 3700 McHenry Ave.. $25, including bowling and lunch or $15 lunch only. (209) 571-2695.