Not sure how to celebrate New Year's Eve (Dec. 31)? Here are some ideas.
Little Rock's Crowne Plaza is providing a guest room, appetizers for two, entry to a party from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. with music by Nashville singer/songwriter Chuck Gatlin, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight for $119. The hotel is serving up dinner specials for $10.11 on Dec. 31 along with a rate of $59 for Saturday night stayovers.
Flying Saucer, 323 President Clinton Ave., will host its annual New Year's Eve party with live music by NeverTrain. There will be an iPad giveaway and a champagne toast at midnight. Admission is $10 for U.F.O. Club members and $15 for others. Reservations are available for $50 per table. All customers with reservations must arrive by 9 p.m. Call (501) 372-8032.
New Year's Eve dinner at Forty Two in the Clinton Presidential Center will be served from 5-10 p.m. Dec. 31. Choose from a special menu (view selections and pricing by clicking here) or a tasting menu ($150 with wine, $75 without wine). For reservations call (501) 537-0042.
Central Park Fusion in Hot Springs honors the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute with a celebration starting at 10 p.m. Dec. 31 featuring a buffet and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $50 in advance and $75 at the door, with all proceeds benefiting HSDFI. To purchase call (501) 623-0202.
Cregeen's Irish Pub rings in the new year with live music by Embrace the Crash featuring Shannon McClung and The Supporting Cast. A $10 cover includes a midnight toast. Call (501) 376-7468.
The Peabody Little Rock is hosting its sixth annual New Year’s Eve party starting at 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Admission includes access to live acts Crisis (classic Southern rock), Tragikly White (dance party favorites), Rodney Block (trumpet/hip hop/R&B) and Wine and Roses (jazz), dueling DJs (Tre Day and G-force) in the lobby, dancing, a light show, and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Tickets are $45 in advance and can be purchased at the hotel gift shop or on rivertopparty.com. Tickets will be $55 on Dec. 31. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Special “Take the Elevator Home” room packages (a room for the night plus two tickets to the party) are available for $325.
Downtown dance club Sway, 412 Louisiana St., Little Rock, is offering a Champagne Campaign (champagne at midnight) with a $10 cover charge for an evening of dancing with DJ Silky Slim from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. For more information click here.
The Salon at Lulav, 220 W. Sixth St., Little Rock, opens at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 with party favors, dancing to music by DJ Shaun Patrick, a bottle of Wycliff Napa champagne, and hors d'oeuvres at 10:30 p.m. Admission is $40 per person, $75 per couple. Call (501) 374-5100.
Starving Artist Cafe celebrates the new year with its annual New Year's Eve dinner Dec. 31 with multiple seatings from 5-9 p.m. Choose from three different prix fixe menus and three courses priced from $45-$60 per person. Call (501) 372-7976 for reservations.
Zoo Year's Eve on the Nile is a party from 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31 at the Little Rock Zoo's Cafe Africa with a dinner buffet, unlimited beverages, dancing and entertainment by the Shannon Boshears Band. All proceeds benefit the Arkansas Zoological Foundation. Tickets are $75 in advance, $100 at the door. Cocktail attire is suggested. For more information click here.