New Year's Eve is a happening night all around the Delaware Valley. Many towns and neighborhoods boast numerous Dec. 31 offerings. Below is a large, but hardly comprehensive, list of festivities in parts of Northwest Philadelphia, the Main Line, and suburban Montgomery and Delaware counties. Please add other options in the comments.
Main Street Manayunk Celebrations
Location: Main Street, Philadelphia
Summary: Numerous bars on Main Street in Manayunk are offering New Year's parties of various packages, including: Jake & Cooper's Wine Bar, Mad River, Bourbon Blue, Manayunk Brewery, the Grape Room, Lucky's Last Chance and the Bayou and Cactus Cantina.
Valley Green Inn Special Menu
Location: Valley Green Inn. 7 Valley Green Road, Philadelphia
Time: Seatings from 5 to 10 p.m.
Summary: Enjoy a quiet, four-course meal at this bucolic eatery along the Wissahickon Creek near Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Roxborough-Manayunk.
New Year's Eve Party at O'Doodles
Location: O'Doodles Toy Store. 8335 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill)
Summary: This toy store hosts an annual kids New Year's party in the afternoon Dec. 31. Free family fun.
New Year's Eve at Paramour
Location: Paramour. 139 East Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Time: 5 p.m.
Summary: A five-course meal with choices like grilled Maine lobster or pan-roasted beef tenderloin. Wine pairing is available for an additional $50 per person.
Location: Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen, 555 East Lancaster Avenue, Radnor Time: A la Carte Menu 4 to 7:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. for a dinner and dancing and a champagne toast at midnight with a 5 course menu.
Cost: $75.00 per person. Tax and gratuity are not included.
When: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Summary: Ring in the New Year with LG & The Road Dogs. Celebrate with dinner, a champagne toast and party favors.
New Year’s Eve Champagne Sleepover at The Radnor Hotel
Location: The Radnor Hotel. 591 East Lancaster Ave., Radnor
Cost: $299 for two
Summary: A packaged deal, this overnight at the hotel includes a four-course dinner with glass of Champagne, a bottle of Domaine Chandon Brut Champagne and, yes, more Champagne—at a Sunday brunch.
All Levels New Year's Eve Yoga Class
Location: YogaLife Institute. 111 Lancaster Ave., Devon
Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $15 or use class card
Summary: Start those fitness resolutions a little early with a yoga class geared to a variety of experience levels.
New Year's Eve Bowling
Location: Devon Bowling Lanes, 300 West Lancaster Ave., Devon
Time: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: $129.99 per lane (up to six people) or $24.99 a person
Summary: This event offers a four-hour bowling party to ring in 2012, which includes shoe rental, party favors and prizes.
New Year's Eve at the Bella Rosa Ballroom
Location: Bella Rosa Ballroom, 715 Paxon Hollow Road, Broomall
Time: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Summary: Boasting elegance without extravagance, this event offers dancing, appetizers, dinner and Champagne at midnight for a low price. Black-tie optional.
Dinner & Dancing at The Newtown Grill
Location: The Newtown Grill. 191 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square
Time: 7 p.m.
Summary: This Italian steakhouse and grill promises dancing and plenty of special food for New Year's Eve 2011.
New Year's Eve at the Hedgerow
Location: Hedgerow Studio. 64 Rose Valley Road, Media
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Summary: Take in a show to end 2011. The theater presents Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class, a comedy cabaret, featuring Micki Sharpe. At intermission there will be a Champagne toast.
Downtown Media Ball Drop
Location: West State and South Jackson Streets, Media
Time: 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Summary: Snow or shine, downtown Media presents live, outdoor music and a ball drop at midnight. Philly Gumbo performs.
New Year's Eve Featuring Chris Huff
Location: Oakmont National Pub. 31 East Eagle Road, Havertown
Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Summary: Singer/songwriter Chris Huff will perform at this Havertown pub to usher in 2012.
New Year's Eve at Verdad
Location: Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar. 818 West Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
Time: 10 p.m.
Summary: Try some 2012 Luna Nueva Tequila, as this Mexican restaurant offers $5 margaritas and $2 pork and beef tacos. And, of course, there will be a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.
New Years Eve Celebration at Mixx
Location: Mixx Restaurant and Bar. 789 East Lancaster Ave., Villanova
Time: 9 p.m.
Summary: Live music and Champagne from this Villanova bar. Check out the Angel Blue Band starting at 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Countdown to Noon
Location: Narberth Community Library. 80 Windsor Ave., Narberth
Time: 11 a.m.
Summary: Midnight too late for the kids? This local library takes the New Year's fun and brings it to the afternoon. Crafts, games and a countdown to noon are promised.
New Year's Eve Family Rock 'n' Bowl
Location: Wynnewood Lanes. 2228 Haverford Road, Ardmore
Time: 7 to 10 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person ($20 off if you book an entire lane)
Summary: This three-hour all-you-can-bowl event includes shoes, pizza, snacks, desserts, soft drinks, lights, music, fog, and New Year's countdown with party favors. Also, there's a grand prize of an iPad2.
New Year's Eve at McCloskey's
Location: McCloskey's Tavern and Restaurant. 17 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Time: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Summary: This bar's event includes an open, top-shelf bar for four hours, with a DJ and midnight Champagne toast.
Peppermint Dance Club
Location: Church on the Mall. 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
Time: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Summary: Offering dance lessons all year, the Peppermint Dance Club closes 2011 with a dance party for pros and beginners alike.
"Noon" Year's Eve Party
Location: Greater Plymouth Community Center. 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $18 residents/$22 nonresidents
Summary: Enjoy a party made just for your little one filled with crafts, music, snack and an unofficial ball drop at noon.