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slides: RI’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties

Saturday, December 29, 2012


It's the biggest party of the year, so say goodbye to 2012 and welcome 2013 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. (Meanwhile, don't forget Bright Night, Providence's wondrous arts-inspired NYE night). Grab your noisemakers and get going.


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RI Convention Center

3rd Annual New Year's Eve RI
Masquerade Ball 2013

RI Convention Center, Providence

Celebrate to the MAX at this megaparty in downtown Providence: Rock out on an oversized dance floor as a live World Renown DJ spins sets of dance, hip hop, Top40, mash-ups and rock all night long. As the clock strikes midnight, celebrate with a live NYE 2013 countdown with festive NYE party favors, Confetti Launch, Balloon Drop and Champagne Toast. Buffet-Style Dinner, Chocolate Fountains, Dessert & Early Morning Breakfast. Food and Cash Bar Gala – 5 Hour Premium Food and Cash Bar 9pm-2am. Proceeds benefit Adoption Rhode Island organization. For all the details and ticket prices and information, go here.

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The Dorrance

James Bond 007 New Year's Eve Bash

The Dorrance, Providence

Your mission is to have the best New Year's Eve ever, and this Bond Bash is going to be over the top in all of the right ways.

Boston's Niki Luparelli & The Gold Diggers are playing all of your favorite Bond themes. The TropiGals are going to shake and stir you all night long with dance numbers that include taps, hoops, hips, flips, and a parachute too! Slight of hand artist Tony Cabral will amaze and dazzle you with a few tricks that he has up his sleevePlus enjoy a photo booth by Providence PinUp, amazing cocktails, screenings of your favorite Bond moments, prize giveaways, and the opportunity to dance right into the New Year in style!!!

Bond Girl, Villain, and Black Tie Attire is encouraged. Regular Dinner Service until 10pm. $200 for 2/VIP packages still available: call 401-521-6000 or go online, here.

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The Whiskey Republic

Flannigan's Ball

The Whiskey Republic, Providence

There's four hours to enjoy what the Whiskey promises will be the glitz and glamour of their rock and roll red-light-special candy land before the ball drops. It's New Year's Eve and The Whiskey has one resolution for you: Leave your inhibitions in 2012. Doors open at 8pm, 9-10pm complimentary appetizers, midnight breakfast buffet, free party favors, champagne toast. 9pm live music by MLC; DJ Roks at midnight. Want to roll VIP? Contact Tanya at (401) 588-5158. $25 general admission, 5 for $100. 515 South Water St, Providence. For tickets, go here.

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Federal Hill

Parties at Skarr + Smoke

Federal Hill, Providence

There's a lot to be had on Atwells Avenue this year. Check out the $30 Private VIP Party at Skarr, including apps, buffet and hookahs from 8-10pm (767-6555), and no cover from 10pm to 3am with live DJ, champagne toast and party favors. 292 Atwells Ave, Providence.

Smoke's "Night of Elegance" features DJ Primitive, Corey Robert, and complimentary champagne toast, for $25 (808-5089/263-0486). 114 Spruce St, Providence.

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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. 9pm, $45, (401) 765-1900, for more info go here.

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New Year's Eve With Ray Greene

Pearl Lounge, Providence

Celebrate New Years Eve with Ray Greene and then dance the night away with Dj Half Pint & Dj Osheen till 3am. 5pm-3am, $25 in advance. Note: Purchasing tickets for Ray Greene does not reserve a dinner table. Please call Pearl Restaurant & Lounge at (401) 331-3000. 393 Charles St, Providence. www.pearlrestaurantri.com

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PVD Social Club

New Year's Eve 1980's Style

PVD Social Club, Providence

The Rev AlMighty, Lady Miss Iris host the party to end all parties. Featuring DJ Christina Eastman. Go Go Dancers, Burlesque Show, Break Dance Contest, Prizes for Best Costume, and more. 9:31pm-2am, $15. 71 Richmond St, Providence. (401) 454-7177. www.pvdsocialclub.com

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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! The Mayans were wrong, the world didn't end, let's all laugh about it! Call for reservations, shows will sell out. Shows at 8pm, 9:30pm, 10pm, $20 per set. The Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, Newport, (401) 849-FIRE (3473). www.firehousetheater.org

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The Met Cafe

Celebrate 2013 with Fungus Amungus

The Met Cafe, Pawtucket

Celebrate New Years Eve 2013 at the Met Cafe with the Fungus Amungus band, New England's premiere funk band. Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9pm, $12 tickets in advance. 1005 North Main St, Pawtucket, (401) 331-1005. www.themetri.com

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The Apartment

990WBOB.com's New Year's on Blast

The Apartment, Providence

New Year's on Blast with Kris Hansen, The Greatest Tribute Band in the World, Torn Shorts, & The Stilts. Plus comedy, free stuff and a complimentary champagne toast. 9pm, $10. 373 Richmond St, Providence, www.theapartmentri.com

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Twin River

Boogie Nights with Tiffany

Twin River Event Center, Lincoln

This is the ultimate party with 1970’s and 1980’s dance club music and characters. Plus enjoy a special appearance by 1980’s teen pop music sensation Tiffany performing her classic hits. The party includes and elegant buffet. 9pm, $115 VIP ticket includes gold circle seating, all you can eat prime rib buffet, two drink tickets, and a champagne toast. $85 tickets includes buffet, one drink ticket, and a champagne toast. 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln. Order tickets here.

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Tyra Club

2013 New Year's Eve Ball

The Tyra Club, Woonsocket

This New Year’s Eve celebration is presented by the Partnership for Community Progress and offers food, a champagne toast, DJ music, and great event ambience to usher in 2013. 9pm, $35 single, $50 per couple. 119 West St, Woonsocket, call for advanced tickets, (401) 765-3635.


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