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slides: New Year’s Eve 2014: Rhode Island’s 14 Best Parties

Sunday, December 29, 2013


It's the biggest party of the year, so say goodbye to 2013 and welcome 2014 in at one of these great Rhode Island parties. From a mega blow-out at the RI Convention Center to smaller parties all over the state, we've got the best spots for celebrating. Grab your noisemakers and get going. Here are the top 14 parties to help you usher in 2014.

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RI Convention Center

4th Annual New Year's Eve RI Masquerade Ball 2014

RI Convention Center, Providence

Celebrate to the MAX at this mega party in downtown Providence. Participants can rock out on an oversized dance floor as dance, hip hop, Top40, mash-ups and rock play all night long courtesy of world-renowned DJs like DJ Neil Armstrong (Jay Z touring DJ), B-Capp, DJ Finesse, TriBeca, and DJ Delicious. As the clock strikes midnight, celebrate with a live NYE 2013 countdown with festive Chocolate Fountains, Midnight Champaign Toast, Dessert and Candy Bar, and Cash Bar VIP Seating. 92 Pro FM Barbie Jo and Hot 106.3 Bekah Berger host the event. Tickets start at $60.  For all the details and ticket prices, go here

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The Dorrance

The Wizard of Oz New Year’s Bash

The Dorrance, Providence

Last year The Dorrance rang in the New Year with 007 and this year they’re going Old Hollywood with a Wizard of Oz-themed bash. In honor of the groundbreaking film’s 75th anniversary, guests can look forward to ruby red cocktails, as well as performances by Miss Wensday & The Cotillions, The Chifferobe TropiGals, and a flying monkey or two, among other surprises! There will also be a Dorothy costume contest. Early bird tickets have sold out, but $50 tickets and VIP packages are still available. For more details and ticket information, go here.

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The Whiskey Republic

Midnight Resolution Party

The Whiskey Republic, Providence

It's New Years Eve and The Whiskey Republic has one resolution for you...leave your inhibitions in 2013. Hosted by Playboy Playmate Shawn Dillon, this black and white affair features entertainment by four-piece cover band Element 78 and music by DJ Hevan. Doors open at 8pm, which gives you four hours to enjoy the glitz and glamour before the ball drops. General admission tickets are $25. For more information and VIP ticket prices, go here.

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New Years' Eve Party with the Fat City Band

Chan's, Woonsocket

Includes dinner buffet, entertainment, hats, noise makers, champagne toast at midnight and dancing ($25 in advance, $20 night of show...doors open at 7:30). Reserve early seating is limited. (401) 765-1900, for more info go here.  

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New Year's Eve with the World Premiere Band

Pearl Lounge, Providence

Pearl Restaurant and Lounge celebrates the New Year with funk outfit World Premiere Band on Tuesday night. Dinner starts at 5pm and ends when the clock strikes midnight. There will also be an after-dinner party featuring DJ Fred Da Great and DJ Osheen. The event is hosted by Deanna Cruz of Hot 106. Tickets are $25 in advance. For more information, go here.

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Vanity Supper Club

The Circus is in Town at Vanity

Vanity Supper Club, Providence

Join the folks at Vanity on Tuesday night for their New Year's extravaganza. They have dinner seating is available first come first serve from 5:00pm to 8:30pm. They are running a New Years Eve dinner pre-fixe for (2) for $75, which includes admission for the night and a delicious 3-course meal. From 10:00pm to 2:30am Vanity will have live music by resident DJ Tommy Dee. They will also have a countdown to midnight with confetti cannons and many surprises throughout the night. General admission tickets are $20. For more information visit their website.

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Children's Museum

New Year's Celebration for Kids

Providence Children's Museum, Providence

There's no shortage of New Year's celebration for adults, but what about the kids? Don't worry, because the Providence Children's Museum has the young ones covered. Create shakers, popsicle stick harmonicas, and other noisemakers from 11:00am – 2:00pm. At 12:00pm and 2:00pm, join a procession through the Museum culminating in a ball drop to ring in 2014! Click here for more information.

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Ladder 133

Fire and Ice Party

Ladder 133, Providence

Are looking for good food and good entertainment this New Year's Eve? Well, Providence's Ladder 133 has you covered. Enjoy Ladder's 4-course surf and turf pre-fix dinner for just $45. You’ll also be able to watch the ball drop on one of Ladder’s 30 TVs and partake in a champagne toast at midnight. And what’s more, Ladder will be holding a raffle each hour giving you the chance to win $1000 in cash and prizes. Visit their website for more information.

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The Salon

Celebrate New Year's with DJ Pauly Danger

The Salon, Providence

You may have to pay to get into most of this year's New Year's celebrations, but the festivities at Salon won't cost you. With no cover charge, Salon's affordable New Year's bash features music from DJ Pauly Danger and Professor Diggs. There will also be a champagne toast at midnight. For more information visit Salon on Facebook.

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Firehouse Theater

Laugh In The New Year: Improv Comedy

Firehouse Theater, Newport

Want something different to do this New Year's? Enjoy this fast paced & energized group of improvisation master-minds, The Bit Players. The high energy, LIVE shows are full of hysterical characters, hilarious games, and side-splitting musical numbers. 3 shows in 1 night and BYOB! Call for reservations, shows will sell out. Shows at 8pm, 9:30pm, 11pm, $20 for one show and $10 for each additional show. For more information, go here.  

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Zettmar Studio

New Year's Meditation

Zettmar Studio, Providence

Looking for a relaxing way to ring in the New Year? Look no further than New Year's Eve Prosperity Meditation at the Zettmar Studio in Newport. Tickets cost $10, which includes a 62 minute chanting meditation. Click here for more information. 

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Newport Grand

Swing in the New Year

Newport Grand Slots, Newport

Swing into the New Year with the sounds of swing/ragtime band Eight to the Bar at Newport Grand Slot Parlor. You can purchase tickets to the show itself or the show and a buffet. Click here for more information.

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Ocean House

Black Tie Gala

Ocean House, Watch Hill

Close out the holidays and 2013 with the Ocean House as we throw our annual New Year's Eve Gala. Feast on gourmet treats of the savory and sweet variety, prepared with special attention by our culinary staff. This black tie event is our most lavish of the year, so dress to impress and get ready to dance the night away. Toast to the New Year with a glass of Champagne and help us start the year off in grand style. Tickets for this event are $175 and must be booked over the phone. Call 401-584-7000 for more information or visit their website.

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Twin River

Boogie Nights Bash

Twin River, Lincoln

Turn back the clock this New Year's with Twin River's Boogie Nights celebration. Dedicated to bringing back the magic of the 70s and 80s, Boogie Nights is an over-the-top, in your face nightclub experience. Come party with Boogie Nights characters like Mr. Boogie, Roller Girl, The Boogie Beaver, Hula Hoop Girl, Celebrity Impersonators and more. You’ll be sure to have an off the wall experience you and your friends will never forget! Doors open at 7:30pm, dinner buffet starts at 8pm. VIP $115 tickets includes an all you can eat elegant buffet, two drink tickets, premium seating by the dance floor, party favors, and a free champagne toast. $85 tickets include an all you can eat elegant buffet, one drink ticket, party favors, and a free champagne toast. For more information, go here.


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