It's time to start making New Year's Eve plans. Yeah, I said it: New Year's Eve. Some of you are probably panicking about all those new year's resolutions that you're going to make and break again in 2014. Well, it's too soon to start worrying about that. You've got places to be. Don't forget that last-minute New Year's Eve planners pay the price - entry fees and tickets jump as that big day approaches. Be sure to get yours early and party like you mean it! Check out our big ol' list of parties (in no particular order) below and come back because it'll keep growing. Cheers! (To submit a New Year's Eve party to this list, email [email protected])
Rich & Bennett's NYE Bash The party includes three levels, three DJs, VIP tables, and a VIP room, the Doma Lounge. Presented by RockHouse Events. For more information, visit www.rockhouseevents.com. For tickets, visit www.ticketssoeasy.com/index.cfm?include=eventsprofileoutput&EID=1620. Dec. 31, general admission at 9 p.m.; VIP at 8 p.m. Phoenix Nightclub, 300 N. College St. www.phoenixcharlotte.com.
New Year's Eve Gatsby Christmas Burlesque Show Tickets include admission, hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast, a burlesque show and party favors. For guaranteed seating, email [email protected] $80. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Barreled at the Lift Speakeasy, 1600 E. Woodlawn Road. www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-gatsby-christmas-burlesque-show-tickets-9433544987?aff=zvents.
Drop It NYE Party at The Fillmore Concert and New Years Eve Party featuring Mat Zo and more. $33. Dec. 31, 9 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory. 704-916-8970. www.filmorecharlottenc.com.
First Night Charlotte New Year's Eve celebration for the whole family at Romare Bearden Park. There will be a variety of entertainment, including a performance by Sol Fusion 10 p.m. Alcohol-free event. Presented by Charlotte Center City Partners and WBTV. Dec. 31. Free to attend. Kids events start at 12 p.m. Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St. 704-332-2227. www.charlottecentercity.org.
The Avett Brothers New Years Eve Show The folk/rock band and Concord, N.C.-natives are ringing in the New Year at Time Warner Cable Arena. $51.70-$73.70. Dec. 31, 7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. 704-688-9000. www.timewarnercablearena.com.
Dharma NYE The club rings in the new year with underground sounds from Dirtybird's Mark Starr, KT Caustic, Kev Kev, Nat Eichler and Dick Not Richard. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/dharma-nye-2014-with-mark-starr-tickets-9454461549?aff=zvents. $15 (through Dec. 24)-$20. Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Dharma Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. 704-334-8336. www.dharmacharlotte.com.
NYE - Las Vegas Cathode Azure's Las Vegas-themed New Years Eve party features a Vegas-style ShowGirls performance with drag artist Bella Jade Dior and friends. Music from DJ and producer Billy Waters. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/nye-2013-las-vegas-themed-tickets-9593966813?aff=zvents. $15 (in advance) and up; VIP packages/lounge seating available. Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Cathode Azure Club, 1820 South Blvd., Suite 106. 980-949-6914. www.cathodeazure.com.
NYE Party at The Westin New Years Eve Party with Venetian and La Rumba ballrooms, cash bars, DJs, dancing, and more. $30; VIP packages available. Dec. 31, 9 p.m. The Westin, 601 S. College St. 980-272-7230. www.nyecharlottenc.com.
Back To the Future Bash The venue features multiple dance floors, four bars, and a patio. DJ to play '80s and '90s retro dance mixes all night. There will also be drink specials, a confetti blast and a champagne toast at midnight. Table reservations and bottle service available. $20-$25. Dec. 31. Roxbury Nightclub, 115 W. 5th St. 704-375-8090. www.roxburynightclub.com.
John Tosco's 4th Annual New Year's Eve Variety Show Host John Tosco (founder of Tosco Music Party) comes to Knight Theater with another family-friendly variety show in the spirit of The Ed Sullivan Show. This New Year's Eve celebration will feature comedy, dance, music and other entertainment. Includes Caroline Calouche & Co., Circus Stella, Hannibal, Moving Poets and more. $14.50. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The Spongetones at Double Door Inn's New Years Eve Party Live music from The Spongetones and New Years Eve celebration. $15. Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. 1218 Charlottetowne Ave. 704-376-1446. www.doubledoorinn.com.
Overboard - NYE at Neighborhood Theatre Presented by Permanent Vacation. Free. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. 704-942-7997. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Fitzgerald's New Years Eve Party Private party package includes top shelf liquor, beer, wine and champagne. There will also be a breakfast buffet, a DJ, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. For table reservations, email [email protected] For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/fitzgeralds-new-years-eve-2014-tickets-9366179495?aff=zvents. $60 (before Dec. 15) and up. Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Fitzgerald's Irish Pub, 201 E. 5th St. 704-900-8088. www.fitzgeraldscharlotte.com.
Kennedy's New Years Eve Party Private party package includes top shelf liquor, beer, wine and champagne. There will also be a breakfast buffet, a DJ, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. For table reservations, email [email protected] For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/kennedys-new-years-eve-2014-tickets-9366366053?aff=zvents. $60 (before Dec. 15) and up. Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Kennedy's Premium Bar & Grill, 366 North Caswell Road. 704-375-0218. www.kennedyscharlotte.com.
NYE Masquerade Ball Tickets include beer, wine, and liquor. There is also a complimentary buffet, a champagne toast at midnight, decorations, entertainment, and more. VIP tables are available. To reserve a table with bottle service, email [email protected] For tickets, visit sipnyemasqueradeball.eventbrite.com. Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $75-$85 (until Dec. 31) . Sip, 200 N. Tryon St. 704-334-3315. www.sipcharlotte.com.
NYE Party Under the Big Top The big outdoor tent event will feature a live DJ, entertainment, a balloon drop, party favors, a champagne toast, gogo-boys and more. $25 and up; VIP all-access passes available. The Bar at 316, 316 Rensselaer Ave. 704-910-1478. www.thebarat316.com.
Debonair Dance Productions' New Years Eve Party Debonair Dance Productions' New Years steppers party. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/debonair-dance-productions-1st-annual-new-years-eve-party-tickets-9394979637?aff=es2&rank=3&sid=8a7227305c4f11e3a55212313b01148d. $20 (before Dec. 20)-$25 (after Dec. 20). Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Upscale Restaurant and Lounge, 3108 East Independence Blvd.
The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club's New Year's Eve Dinner Dance Adults of all ages, singles and couples, are invited to this dance social that features music from variety dance band, The Emeralds, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Social with punch at 7:30 p.m. and dinner at 8:15 p.m. $25 (in advance); $30 (at the door). For more information or to reserve a ticket, call Martha at 704-236-0344. American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.
Harry's Sinfully Irresistible New Year's Affair Admission includes an appetizer spread and house drinks (liquor mixed drinks, Harry's hearty Pilsner draft, domestic bottles, a house selection of red and white wine, and "The Wrath of Harry" shot only). Full bar will be open for other drinks and shots that can be purchased. There will also be party favors, a balloon drop, a dance contest, a champagne toast at midnight and keepsake photo strips from a photo booth. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/harrys-2014-sinfully-irresistible-new-years-affair-tickets-9408223249?aff=es2&rank=6&sid=8a7227305c4f11e3a55212313b01148d. $50. Dec. 31, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Harry's Grille & Tavern, 2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd., Suite 103. 704-499-9494. www.harrysgrilleandtavern.com.
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille's 10th Annual NYE Party Admission includes five fully-stocked bars with top shelf liquors, beers and wines and two buffets. Music from DJ DNIncredible G and Master C. There will also be party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. For tickets, visit www.ticketssoeasy.com/index.cfm?include=eventsprofileoutput&EID=1638. $85. Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St. 704-377-3808. www.dilworthgrille.com.
Southside New Year's Eve The venue features four bars with top shelf liquor, beers, and wines and three DJs spinning Top 40 hits, '80s/'90s music and EDM and house music. There will also be a huge heated tent with appetizers, a midnight breakfast and a champagne toast at midnight. For questions, email [email protected] For tickets, visit www.ticketssoeasy.com/ssnye2014. $65 (in advance). Dec. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Southside (formerly Andrew Blair's)1600 Montford Drive.
Angry Ale's New Years Bash The venue features three bars with liquor, beer and wine bars. There will also be appetizers, a champagne toast at midnight, a late night breakfast, a heated tent and two DJs. $45 (in advance) all-inclusive party. For tickets, visit www.ticketssoeasy.com/nye2014. 704-525-3663. www.angryales.com.
New Years All-Inclusive Party New Years Eve celebration at All American Pub with dueling DJs, a champagne toast at midnight, a balloon drop, party favors, and more. $65 all-inclusive ticket; VIP packages available. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. All American Pub, 200 E Bland St. 704-370-2000. www.allamericanpubclt.com.
EpiCentre Countdown NYE The New Years Eve party at Studio Movie Grill will feature music from DJ Deron Juan. $20-$75. Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Studio Movie Grill, 210 E Trade St. 704-972-1062. www.studiomoviegrill.com.
Majestueux IIII NYE New Years Eve celebration at Vapiano. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/majestueux-iiiinye-tickets-6360762211?aff=zvents. $10-$165. Dec. 31, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Vapiano, 201 S Tryon St. 704-332-2440. www.vapiano.com.
New Year's Eve with John Heffron Comedian John Heffron performs at The Comedy Zone. $27.50-$57.50. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. 980-321-4802. www.cltcomedyzone.com.
New Years Eve at Howl at the Moon Dueling pianos will be playing the best hits of 2013 all night at Howl at the Moon for its annual New Year's Eve Party. $30-$85. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Howl at the Moon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-936-4685. www.howlathtemoon.com.
New Year's Eve Party at Flying Saucer The New Year's Eve party will feature a champagne toast at midnight and a DJ starting at 9 p.m. As a complement to the night's celebration, Flying Saucer will also have special tappings of: Vintage 2012 Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below Decks Barleywine at 9 p.m., Founders Sweet Repute at 10 p.m. and Terrapin Wake 'N' Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout at 11 p.m. For more information, call 704-717-8179. $10 (includes party favors and champagne toast). Tues., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Flying Saucer, 9605 N. Tryon St. www.beerknurd.com.
5Church New Year's Eve 5Church will feature a four-course menu (with choices for each course) and a glass of champagne. To book dinner reservations, call 704-919-1322. Late night option includes music from DJ Stephen Warwick, a champagne toast at midnight, a live countdown of the ball drop, party favors, and an open bar and buffet from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $65 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; $85 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; $95 after 8 p.m.; pay and additional $30 for open bar (tax & gratuity not included). Dec. 31. 5Church, 127 N. Tryon St. 704-919-1322. www.5church.com.
New Year's Eve at Baku Dinner created by chef Michael Shortino. Seatings from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Menu includes 12 "tastes" and a glass of Sokol Blosser "Evolution" sparkling. $110 per person for dinner (plus tax and gratuity). After 8 p.m., guests can savor a set menu of 15 different "tastes," Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo Sake paired with the sashimi course, and a Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial toast at midnight for $165 per person (plus tax and gratuity). For reservations, call 704-817-7173. Tues., Dec. 31. Baku Robata-Bar-Sushi, 4515 Sharon Road. 704-817-7173. www.baku-restaurant.com.
Level New Year's Eve There will be three party levels, two DJs, a La Rumba dance level with salsa and merengue, special VIP group entourages and a. complimentary champagne toast at midnight. VIP exclusives include light hors d'oeurves. For VIP reservations, call 704-910-4754 or email [email protected] For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.levelnye2014.eventbrite.com. Tues., Dec. 31. Level Charlotte, 225 N Caldwell St.
New Year's Eve at Galway Hooker The all inclusive party features beer, wine and liquor, a complimentary hors d'oeuvres buffet, party decor and favors, and live music from Bling Crosby. V.I.P tables also available for purchase. For more information, call 704-895-1782. $60-$75. Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-895-1782. www.galwayhookerpub.com.
Nan and Byron's New Year's Eve Nan and Byron's New Year's Eve features an open bar and buffet, music from DJ Clay Hefner, party favors, a live countdown of the ball drop, and a champagne toast at midnight. Advance tickets available at www.Ticketleap.com (Keyword: Nan and Byron's). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Levine Children's Hospital's Give Here For Kids Here program. Dec. 31, 10 p.m. Nan and Bryon's, 1714 South Blvd. 980-224-7492. www.nanandbryons.com.
New Year's Eve with Simplified at The Saloon Ticket is all-inclusive with all-night buffet, drinks, and live music from Simplified and DJ Kaotika. $50 and up. Dec. 31. The Saloon, 935 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. 704-716-2327. www.thesalooncharlotte.com.
NYE The Great Gatsby This Great Gatsby-themed party will feature Four Color Zack, a balloon drop, a live dance show and food. For VIP reservations, call 704-450-4631. Dec. 31. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. www.labelcharlotte.com.
New Year's Eve at Tin Roof Featuring live DJ sets from Bois Obscur and Dylan Deekay, and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP booths (with a bottle of champagne and snacks) available for $50. To reserve at VIP booth, email [email protected] $5 cover at 9 p.m.; $10 cover after 10 p.m. Tues., Dec. 31. Tin Roof, 210 East Trade St., Suite 286. 704-910-1330. www.tinroofcharlotte.com.
NYE at Bubble New Year's Eve party at Bubble. For VIP table information, call 704-733-9427. Dec. 31. Bubble, 210 E Trade St. 704-733-9427. www.bubblecharlotte.com.
New Year's Eve at Petra's Leah Palmer Licht performs an early set from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $5. After 10 p.m. the cover will be free and there will be music from DJ Phillip and a complimentary sparkling wine toast at midnight. Tues., Dec. 31. Petra's Piano Bar and Cabaret, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. 704-332-6608. www.petraspianobar.com.
New Year's Eve at Strike City Include passed appetizers, music from DJ Magnum, a balloon drop, a champagne toast and a goody bag. For VIP table and lane packages, call 704-716-9300. $30 early bird special. Tues., Dec. 31. Strike City, 210 E. Trade St. 704-716-9300. www.strikecitycharlotte.com.
New Years Eve at Heist Open for regular business from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Heist's New Year's Eve party will feature a beer toast at midnight. $50 gets you a VIP upgrade with an open bar of beer, wine and well liquor only. No cover. Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St., Suite 200. 704-375-8260. www.heistbrewery.com.
New Year's Eve at The Blind Pig New Years Eve party at The Blind Pig offers no cover charge, drink specials, party favors, and more. Tues., Dec. 31. The Blind Pig, 453 E. 36th St. 980-819-9942. www.theblindpignoda.com.
#Everything: The Ultimate LGBT & Friends New Year's Eve Celebration Complimentary hot food catered by Lady Di, drink specials and music from DJ Raquest. Presented by In Her Circle and Sophisticated Life Entertainment. For more information, visit http://sleevents.ticketleap.com/nye2013/. $15 and up. Dec. 31, 10 p.m. Aqua Lounge, 223 S. Brevard St.
New Year's Eve at VBGB The German-style beer hall will offer and all-inclusive package and buffet. NoDa Brewing is providing a special NYE cask and there's also music from DJ Overcash. $60. 9 p.m. VBGB Beer Hall & Garden, 920 Hamilton St. 704-333-4111. www.vbgbuptown.com.
New Years Eve at Cameo w/ Rich Homie Quan New Year's Eve celebration presented by Presidential Entertainment. Featuring a live performance by Rich Homie Quan. For tables, call 704-661-4311. For more information, visit www.iamsporteodie.com. Free cover until 11 p.m. 8 p.m. Cameo, 3049 Scott Futrell Drive.
Midnight Marauders New Year's Eve Radio Rehab Carolinas and Dupp n Swatt present this party with music from DJ Tommy Tom, DJ Justus, Brody and Choch, Pradigy GT and the Brass Connection. Hosted by Bluz, the event will also feature drink specials and a champagne toast at midnight. For advance tickets, visit www.radiorehabcarolinas.com. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. 704-765-2467. www.chopshopnoda.com.
New Year's Eve at Club 935 Migos performs live at this New Year's Eve party. $20. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave. 704-334-4935. www.club935.net.
NYE at Stache House The party includes a complimentary champagne toast, party favors and music from DJ Starter. To reserve a table, email [email protected] $15. Dec. 31. 'Stache House Bar & Lounge, 1520 South Blvd. Suite 120. 704-335-0530. www.stachehouseclt.com.
NYE Party at The Rainbow Featuring food, a champagne toast, party favors and raffles all night long (including one for a pair of Cher tickets). Drag show with Lola Lovelace, Cierra Nichole, Aiesha Paris and BethAnn Phetamine at 11 p.m. $10-$25. Dec. 31. The Rainbow, 4376 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie. 803-831-0093. www.therainbowin.com.
Illusions: NYE Affair at Firewater Presented by BGray, Nick "Primetime" Ingram, The Execs, Tim "TailorMyde" Bailey and M. Watson. Dress code is sexy, upscale and chic. No athletic wear. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.newyearsfirewater.eventbrite.com. Dec. 31. FireWater, 8707 JW Clay Blvd.