List of New Year's Eve parties

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Where the hell did 2009 go? Here I am, compiling this comprehensive list of New Year's Eve parties, wondering where my year went. Anywhoo ... if you haven't decided how you'll be ringing in 2010, see below. And remember, advance tickets are always cheaper! (If you'd like to add your event to this ever-growing list e-mail me at kimberly.lawson@cln.com.) Happy holidays!

2010 New Year’s Eve All Inclusive Extravaganza at The Plaza Hotel Carowinds. Includes all you can drink (beer and wine) and appetizers. Bar open till 5 a.m. $40. 3695 Foothills Way, Fort Mill. 704-222-9407. www.dnoche.com

2nd Annual Black Tie Ball at Mez. Watch the unveiling of the 2010 movie star portraits, along with a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Call for more info, 704-971-2400. 210 E. Trade St. www.mezcharlotte.com

• 5th Annual NBA/NFL New Year's Eve Millionaires Bash at Club 935. Hosted by various Bobcats and Panthers players. Party favors, balloon drops, champagne toast. $20 in advance. Tickets available at www.ez-tixx.com. 8:30 p.m. 935 S. Summit Ave. www.club935.com

7th Annual Back to the Future Bash at The Breakfast Club. Party favors, champagne toast and confetti blast at midnight. $20 before Dec. 30, $25 after. 225 N. College St. www.that80sclub.com

A Lost in Vegas Countdown to NYE 2010 at Alley Cat. Featuring DJ Neumonic and The Chris Lane Band. 18 and up welcome. 9 p.m. 314 N. College St. www.thealleycat.com

• Blackout New Year's Eve Party at Allure. Free buffet till 10 p.m. Free champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. Free cover till 11 p.m. with Facebook RSVP. 1508 S. Mint St. 704-333-8555. www.allurerestaurant.com

Bowl in the New Year at Strike City. Champagne toast at midnight with specials on bottles of champagne, discounted rates on bowling all night, prizes and give-a-ways ALL night long. $20.10 per hour from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 210 E. Trade St. www.strikecitycharlotte.com

• Cotton Club New Year's Eve Affair at Tempo. Hosted by V 101.9's Chirl Girl. Open bar. Champagne toast at midnight, prize giveaways. $25 advance tickets. 9 p.m. 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-391-8909. www.tempocharlotte.com

• Danse Kamp 2010 at Tremont Music Hall. Paparazzi and 12th Planet. All ages all night. Tickets start at $15, $20 at the door. 9 p.m. 400 W. Tremont Ave. www.tremontmusichall.com

• Decadence, Decay and the Demimonde at Fiji Sushi Bar and Kashmir Nightclub. Champagne toast at midnight, sponsor giveaways all night, live entertainment and more. Music by DJ 208. Admission starts at $25, VIP $75. 9 p.m. 116 West 5th St. www.bandtastic.com/kashmirnye

• Eyes Wide Shut NYE 2010 party at Halo. $2,010 money drop at midnight, free champagne toast, complimentary hors d’oeuvres 8 p.m.-10 p.m., performance dancers, late-night Danish and coffee. Advance tickets for $25. Call 704-246-1752 for more information. 820 Hamilton St. www.haloclt.com

• Final New Year's Eve Celebration at CANS. Open bar, Champagne and delectable buffet to snack on. $60. 9 p.m. 500 W. 5th St. www.cansbar.com/charlotte

• First Night Charlotte. $10 button admission. For more information, visit www.firstnightcharlotte.com.

• ‘Forever Young’ New Year’s Eve Event at Therapy. Starts at $35. 10 p.m. 401 N. Tryon St. Call 704-582-9818 for more info. http://nxl21charlotteforeveryoung.eventbrite.com

• Grand Royale, First Fridays Charlotte NYE Celebration at The Fillmore. Unlimited drinks. Sounds by DJ Magic. 9 p.m. 820 Hamilton St. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com

• Hot Dog Eating Contest, with Treephort, PPR, Hectagons, and Gore Gore Luchadores at Milestone. 18 and up. 3400 Tuckaseegee Road. www.themilestoneclub.com

• In:Dharma We Trust New Year’s Eve 2010 at Dharma Lounge. Olivier Desmet with support from Arthur Bros. and Nat Eichler. $10 advance, $15 at the door. 9 p.m. 1440 S. Tryon St. http://charlotte.going.com/dharmaNYE2010

Jeff Dunham at Time Warner Cable Arena. 7 p.m. www.timewarnercablearena.com

• Jim Garrett and Friends at Smokey Joe's. Food and drink specials. $5. 10 p.m. 510 Briar Creek Road.

• Keller Williams and the “Added Bonus” at Neighborhood Theatre. $30-$40. 511 E. 36th St. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com

• La Rumba New Year's Eve party at Crave. DJ Alex from Mix master entertainment, formally a special MTV guest DJ. Kitchen open at 3 a.m. Tapas and dessert buffet. 500 W. 5th St. 704-335-0588. www.cravedessertbar.com

• Lake Norman Over 40 Singles hosts a NYE Bash New Orleans Style at The Wine Loft in Mooresville. Ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, Mardi Gras masks and beads, champagne at midnight. Entertainment is band known for its 60s, 70s and 80s rock classics. $35. 8 p.m. 130 Argus Lane, Mooresville. E-mail wineloft.mooresville@gmail.com for more info.

• Live From Bar Square at Bar Charlotte. Party favors, free mechanical bull rides, champagne toast at midnight, balloon drop for cash and prizes. $15 advance tickets. 18 and up welcome. 300 N. College St. 704-342-2557. www.barcharlotte.com

• New Year's Eve Bash at The Wine Up. Come party with the sexiest men and womyn of the gay community. 9 p.m. 3306-C N. Davidson St.

• New Year's Eve at Angry Ale's. All you can drink beer, wine, and well liquor. Champagne toast at midnight. $35. 1518 Montford Drive. 704-525-3663. www.angryales.com.

• New Year’s Eve at Apostrophe Lounge. Doors open at 8 p.m. for food buffet. Open bar from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Champagne toast at midnight. $80 for couples, $50 for singles. 1440 S. Tryon St. www.apostrophelounge.com

• New Year's Eve at Big Ben British Restaurant and Pub. Celebrate NYE twice — 7 p.m. UK time and at midnight. Live entertainment, party favors, no cover. 801 Providence Road. 704-334-6338. www.bigbenpub.com

• New Year's Eve at Boardwalk Billy's. $2 U-call-it all night. Live music starts at 10 p.m. $5. 9005-2 JM Keynes Drive. 704-503-7417. www.boardwalkbillys.com

• New Year’s Eve at Club Alive. Free appetizers, free party favors, champagne toast, balloon drop with cash and prizes. Advance tickets for $25. 2909 N. Davidson St. 704-302-4748.

• New Year’s Eve: Countdown to a Decade at The Forum. DJ Frenzy & Blue the drummer in Main Room, VJ Emi Havana in Pravda Lounge hosted by Rumba Charlotte and Kevin Focus & Henry Wilson on Roof Garden hosted by Sugar Society. $25 general admission, $75 for VIP. 9 p.m. Between 6th and 7th streets. http://www.wantickets.com/EventDetail.aspx?e_id=85266

• New Year's Eve at Cosmos Cafe. No cover before 9 p.m. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight. $48.95 includes meal and glass of champagne. 5 p.m. 300 N. College St. 704-372-3553. 8420 Rea Road. 704-544-5268. www.cosmoscafe.com

• New Year's Eve at Howl At The Moon. $30-$70 for various seating packages. 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4695. www.howlatthemoon.com

• New Year's Eve at Kazba. In association with Mez's NYE event, a black-tie event. Invitation-only. To get invite and more info, call 704-400-6571 or email derek@kazbacharlotte.com. 210 E. Trade St. www.kazbacharlotte.com

• New Year's Eve at Lebowski's. Live DJ, free champagne toast, drink specials. No cover. 9 p.m. 1524 East Blvd. 704-370-1177. www.lewbowskisgrillandpub.com

• New Year's Eve at Loft 1523. $75 girls, $100 guys. Email nye@loft1523.com for more info. 1523 Elizabeth Ave. 704-333-5898. www.loft1523.com

• New Year’s Eve at Luna Lounge. Price includes live DJ, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar. Must RSVP, guest list limit at 250. $80. 521 N. College St. www.lunacharlotte.com

• New Year’s Eve at Petra’s Piano Bar. Ryan Stamey plays the front bar, along with a cabaret cast, beginning at 8 p.m. At 10 p.m., Dj Bryan Scott from Atlanta will begin working the Sound Lounge. $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers. 7 p.m. 1919 Commonwealth Ave.

• New Year’s Eve at Phil and Tony’s. A 3-course dinner, champagne toast, party favors and resident DJ. $35 for individuals, $65 for couples. Dinner starts at 8 p.m. 8136 Providence Road. Call 704-541-3111 for more info.

• New Year's Eve at Prevue. Featuring Damsel Down and Oakcrest. 18 and up party. $5. 9 p.m. 2909 N. Davidson St. 704-375-3747. www.prevuemusicahall.com

• New Year's Eve at Tilt. Light buffet and complimentary draft beer 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $20 before midnight, $10 after. 7 p.m. 127 W. Trade St. 704-347-4870. www.tiltcharlotte.com

• New Year’s Eve at Town Tavern. $60 for ladies, $70 for guys. For more information, call 704-334-3324. http://www.bandtastic.com/TownTavernCharlotteNYE

• New Year’s Eve at The Dirty Martini. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight, noisemakers, hats, with DJ C.K. $10. 9 p.m. 17035 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. www.lkndirtymartini.com

• New Year’s Eve at Theatre Charlotte. Live entertainment from the Theatre Charlotte performers, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar with wine, beer, hot and cold beverages, dancing and silent auction. 8:30 p.m. $35-$200. 501 Queens Road. 704-376-3777. www.theatrecharlotte.org

• New Year's Eve at The Flying Saucer. DJ, free party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. $10. 7 p.m. 9605 N. Tryon St. 704-717-8179. www.beerknurd.com/stores/charlotte

• New Year's Eve at The Men's Club. Four-course dinner, party favors, breakfast buffet. $1,000 in cash and prizes in balloon drop. $5 drink specials. $20. 7 p.m. 444 Tyvola Road.

• New Year’s Eve at The Sunset Club. Ticket includes all-you-can-eat buffet from 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. and all-you-can-drink liquor, wine, beer and champagne from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Single ticket $100, couples $150. 1820 South Blvd. www.sunsetclubcharlotte.com

• New Year's Eve at Uptown Cabaret. Champagne toast at midnight, late-night breakfast, party favors, no cover. 108 E. Morehead St. 704-344-0802. www.uptowncabaretclubs.com

• Nuvo New Year’s Eve at Kiss Lounge. Complimentory NUVO toast at MIDNIGHT. For advance $20 tickets, go to www.ez-tixx.com. 204 W. Woodlawn Road. www.kisscharlotte.com

• New Year's Eve Extravaganza at Hartigan's. DJ Betty in the basement, free champagne toast at midnight, balloon drop with $250 in cash and prizes. $10. 10 p.m. 601 S. Cedar St. 704-347-1841. www.hartigans.com

• New Year's Eve with Simplified at Visulite Theatre. $22-$25. 8 p.m. 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200. www.visulite.com

• NYE Dementia at Big Chill. Two dance floors, two DJs. Advance tickets for $10. 10 p.m. 911 E. Morehead St. For more information, visit www.mazentertainment.net.

• Rich and Bennett’s NYE Bash 2010 at Common House. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, DJ Troy and many open bars. $70-$130. 9 p.m. 1101 Central Ave. www.rockhousevents.com

• Roaring '20s NYE Party at Dixie’s Tavern. Party favors, DJ Fat Kid, champagne toast at midnight. Tickets $10 until Dec. 28, go up to $15 afterward. 6 p.m. 301 E. 7th St. www.dixiescharlotte.com

• Rocking the New Year! at Buckhead Saloon. Drink specials, live music, champagne toast and party toast. $10-$20. 201 E. 5th St. Call 704-488-6806 for table reservations.

• Single Cell Productions presents Decadence Project at Amos’ Southend. Your classic Single Cell party. $20-$30. 8 p.m. 1423 S. Tryon St. For more info, visit www.singlecell.us.

• Six Figure Entertainment's Grand New Years Eve Celebration (Majestueux) at Ballantyne Village Theatre. Enjoy French-inspired cuisine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, with music by DJ Freedom. All refreshments included. $30. 10 p.m. 14835 John J Delaney Drive. www.sixfigureentertainment.com

• "Suite 2010" - A New Year's Eve Red Carpet Affair at Grand Central Events. A New Year's Eve Red Carpet Affair hosted by: Herb Gray, Felicia Gray and Tiffany L. Jones. Open bar from 10 p.m.-12 p.m., buffet, and a room filled with Charlotte's finest. Prices start at $25. 10 p.m. 1000 Central Ave. www.digitaldivasevents.com. Call 201-304-2933 for more info.

• Takeover Friday at Bar at 316. 9 p.m. 316 Rensselaer Ave.

• The Perfect 10 NYE at Suite. Tickets only available at Suite. For more information, call 704-971-7878. 210 E. Trade St. www.suitecharlotte.com

• The SHIPROCKED! New Year's Eve Disco Ball at Snug Harbor. Champagne toast, party favors, live entertainment featuring the SHIPROCKED! Drag Cabaret & burlesque. $5. 10 p.m. 1228 Gordon St. www.snugrock.com

• Toast Twenty-Ten at Whisky River. Hosted by Dale Earnhardt Jr., pre-show by Matthew Good. Heavy appetizers from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., champagne toast at midnight. Advance tickets $25. Doors open at 5 p.m. 210 E. Trade St. www.whiskyrivercharlotte.com

• Welcome to Fabulous Finn City NYE 2010 at BlackFinn. Chance to win a trip to Vegas. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Champagne toast at midnight. Advance tickets $25, $30 day of. 210 E. Trade St. www.blackfinncharlotte.com

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