Chill the champagne and ready the noisemakers, it’s time to usher in the New Year with style.
Parties, concerts and other festivities will ring in 2014 across the foothills and Central Valley. Between adult affairs and family fun, there are plenty of public places to pretend you know more than the first verse to “Auld Lang Syne” this Dec. 31.
For ages 21 and up:
BOARDROOM’S NEW YEAR’S EVE MASQUERADE PARTY – Don a mask and formal attire for a Masquerade Ball. Live music by The Undercovers and DJ Recess. Complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop. 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. music. The Boardroom, 1528 J St., Modesto. $10. (209) 409-8665.
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FIRE AND ICE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – Third annual Fire and Ice Party includes a night of dinner, dancing, partying and an overnight stay in the Clarion. Entertainment includes Doug Robiette and Triple D, DJ Jason Gulley and Kickstart. Balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. 3 p.m. check-in; 7:30 dinner; 9 p.m. party. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1612 Sisk Road, Modesto. $149 ice package; $199 fire package. (209) 521-1612. www.fireandicenye.com
GALLETTO’S NYE CELEBRATION – Enjoy a feast of entertainment with stations for seafood, pizza and more as well as live music and a DJ. 6 p.m. food, 10 p.m. music. Galletto Ristorante, 1101 J St., Modesto. $65. (209) 523-4500.
HAVE TUX WILL PARTY – Enjoy four levels of hors d’oeuvres, dancing, noisemakers, full no-host bar and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Black tie optional. 9 p.m. Greens on Tenth, 953 10th St., Modesto. $50. (209) 572-1700.
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN COLUMBIA – New Year’s Eve Party featuring live music by Faux Ren Wah. Food and complimentary champagne toast. 8 p.m. Jack Douglass Saloon, 22718 Main St., Columbia. $20. (209) 533-4176.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT AND DANCE – Dance in the new year with the Mario Flores Band and Rod Harris and College Vocal Jazz Quartet. Complimentary appetizers and champagne toast. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Stage 3 Theater, 208 S Green St, Sonora. $40. (209) 536-1778.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY – Music by the band Clean Slate. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Willow Creek Lounge, Black Oak Casino, 19400 Tuolumne Road North, Tuolumne City. Free. (877) 747-8777.
NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA – Event featuring entertainment in three rooms including comics Daniel Dugar, Phat Joe, Dane Madden, Monica Archuleta, music by the bands Cartel and Latin Essence and DJs. Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight complimentary. 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St., Modesto. $40 general, $60 VIP for seating and appetizers. (209) 526-6000.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – Dinner package includes all-you-can-eat prime-rib dinner buffet, reserved table and party favors. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Without dinner, admission available after 8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. dinner; 8 p.m. dancing. Crocodiles Night Club, 1745 Prescott Road, Modesto. $15 without dinner; $35 with dinner. (209) 544-1962.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT SURLA’S – Prix fixe menu dinner will be served in two seatings. Music by DJ SpexX. Complimentary champagne toast and party favors at midnight. 6 and 9 p.m. dinner, 10 p.m. music. Surla’s, 431 12th St., Modesto. $75 dinner. (209) 550-5555.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT TRESETTI’S – A four-course prixe fix menu will be available. Music, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. 5 p.m. seatings begin. Tresetti’s World Caffe, 927 11th St., Modesto. No cover, $50 dinner. (209) 572-2990.
NYE PARTY AT THE PALLADIUM – New Year’s Eve party with music and dancing in four rooms. Different style in each room from Top 40 to hip-hop and Spanish as well as a live Spanish music band. Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. 8:30 p.m. doors. Palladium Night Club, 950 10th St., Modesto. $10 if on guest list before 9:30 p.m., $20 and up general admission afterward. Text (209) 522-8899 with names for the guest list.
NINO’S PLACE NEW YEAR’S EVE – Live music by the band Gotcha Covered plus party favors and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. Nino’s Place, 5210 McHenry Ave., Modesto. No cover. (209) 578-6522.
RIPON VFW NEW YEARS EVE PARTY – All-inclusive event featuring a prime rib dinner, party favors and dancing. Designated drivers will be available at the party. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Dinner, 7-9 p.m.; dancing 9 p.m.-midnight. VFW Post 1051 Ripon, 12455 West Ripon Road. $45. (209) 599-6815.
SEXY NYE AT THE BRAVE BULL – Enjoy a night of dancing with party favors and snacks. 8 p.m. Brave Bull, 701 S. Ninth St., Modesto. (209) 529-6712.
For the family:
BARKIN’ DOG NEW YEARS EVE PARTY – The sixth annual event will feature music by the Ernie Bucio Little Big Band. Four-course dinner ranges from $27-$40. Party favors and champagne toast complimentary. 5 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. music. Reservations required. Barkin’ Dog Grill, 940 11th St., Modesto. $20 cover. (209) 572-2341.
FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – Annual party featuring apple cider toasts, a raffle and live music. Sparkling cider toast at “midnight” 6 p.m. Reservations must be made in person. 4-7 p.m. Yosemite Lanes, 2301 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto. (209) 524-9161.
JOHN’S INCREDIBLE PIZZA NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AND HORN PARADE – The third annual event features two packages offering all-you-can-eat pizza buffet and beverages, free rides and nonticket play and complimentary party horns. Packages $15-$30 for children ages 3-12 and $20-$35 for ages 13 and up. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., John’s Incredible Pizza, 2225 Plaza Parkway, Modesto. (209) 523-0000 or www.johnspizza.com.
MCHENRY BOWL NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – Enjoy bowling with complimentary party favors and champagne toast at midnight. No cover, regular bowling rates apply. 4 p.m. McHenry Bowl, 3700 McHenry Ave. (209) 571-2695.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER DANCE – New Year’s Eve all-ages event starts with a social hour and then includes appetizers, dinner and dancing. 6:30 p.m. social hour; 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. dinner and dance. Turlock Pentecost Association, Golden State Boulevard and Geer Road, Turlock. $50 adults, $25 children ages 13-20, free children 12 and under. (209) 664-9324.