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Highlights for New Year's Eve in Atlantic City

The countdown to the New Year has begun and Atlantic City plans to celebrate the last few days of 2011 in style with star-studded musical performances, parties at some of the casino hotel's hottest clubs, travel packages, and much more, Elaine Zamansky, public relations lady for the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, noted in a recent interview with TheAlternativePress.com.

A sampling of the weekend's events include:

  • The stars will be out in Atlantic City this New Year's Eve weekend with a performance by Fitz and the Tantrums on Friday, Dec. 30, at Borgata Casino Resort & Spa. The show begins at 9 p.m. and tickets are $29.50 and $35. Wale will also be performing on Friday at The House of Blues at Showboat at 9:00 p.m., and tickets are $20 and $25.
     
  • Music fans can head over to the Circus Maximus Theater at Caesars on Saturday, Dec. 31, to see The Goo Goo Dolls. The show starts at 11 p.m. and tickets range in price from $75 to $125. Other concerts this evening include the legendary Gladys Knight who is performing at Tropicana Casino & Resort at 9:30 p.m., with tickets priced from $50 to $100. Brand New is performing at the House of Blues at Showboat at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $47.50 and $57.50. For those who can't get enough, Pitbull will be performing at Borgata at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Tickets are $55. For more information about any of these concerts, visit www.atlanticcitynj.com.
     
  • Visitors to Atlantic City will laugh their way into the New Year when Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers performs at Borgata on Saturday with shows scheduled for 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 and $75. Don Rickles will also bring chuckles this evening during his performance at Harrah's Resort. The show is scheduled for 11 p.m., and tickets are $55 and $85. For more information about either of these shows, visit www.atlanticcitynj.com.
     
  • The Golden Nugget will be shining this weekend with a number of celebrations. Guests at the New Year's VIP Party will enjoy a three-course dinner featuring grilled shrimp antipasti, an entrée filet and crab cake, and trio of desserts including triple chocolate mousse, raspberry tart and banana cream pie. There is also an open bar for three hours, live entertainment, party favors and a midnight champagne toast in the Grand Ballroom. The event begins at 9 p.m. and tickets are $119 per person. Partiers can also head to the Red Room or Rush Lounge to ring in the New Year. For $20, the Red Room is offering live entertainment by DJ John Eddie, two complimentary beverages, and a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast. The party at Rush Lounge is free and features live entertainment, party favors and confetti canons. For more information, visit www.goldennugget.com.
     
  • Pool at Harrah's Resort is hosting a big New Year's Eve bash with open bar from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m., party favors and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $50 and $65. For more information, visit www.harrahsresort.com.
     
  • Trump Taj Mahal is hosting a variety of events including the Casbah Annual New Year's Eve celebration with DJ Dnial and DJ Jason E. The party begins at 10 p.m. and tickets are $40 per person. The Fire and Ice New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance Party will also be taking place at Trump Taj Mahal. Guests will enjoy a plated dinner including winter salad, filet with stuffed shrimp and a dessert sampler. There is also an open bar for three hours, music by Alex Glover and a nine-piece orchestra, DJ, and champagne toast at midnight. Jerry Blavat will be hosting the evening, which begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $125. For more information, visit www.trumptaj.com.
     
  • Guests can ring in the New Year at Caesars Atlantic City's Toga Bar from 8 p.m. until midnight. Cover is only $10 and partiers can receive a glass of champagne with edible diamonds. Special bottle service packages at Toga Bar are also listed below:
    • Empires Package - $3000 - Guests receive a three-liter bottle of Dom Perignon, one bottle of Belvedere, and a 12-pack of any beer selection.  Partiers will also receive a V.I.P. private bottle server and Toga dancer at their tables. *For up to parties of ten only.*
    • Gladiators Package - $800 - Guests receive one bottle of Belvedere, one bottle of Vueve Cliquot and a six-pack of any beer selection.
    • Toga Package - $300 - Guests receive one bottle of Moet Chandon and one bottle of Skyy Vodka. For more information, visit  www.atlanticcitynj.com/visit/Calendar_Events_detail.aspx?CoeID=3492.
       
  • For visitors not sure where they want to be when the clock strikes midnight, The Quarter at Tropicana Casino & Resort offers a variety of nightlife and restaurant options. For more information, visit www.tropicana.net. From 10 p.m. until who knows when, the Luxe Lounge at the Diving Horse Cabaret & Steakhouse will be hosting the End of the World New Year's Eve Party. Admission is $50 in advance and $75 at the door; including complimentary open bar and hors d'oeuvers from 10 p.m. until midnight. Guests who purchase a bottle at the lounge can also receive free Moet Champagne on the house. For more information, call 609-344-0119 or visit www.atlanticcitynj.com/visit/Calendar_Events_detail.aspx?CoeID=3490.
     
  • Resorts Casino Hotel is hosting an array of New Year's celebrations at multiple venues on Dec. 31:
    • Night Fever Dance Club - $45 per person Price includes split bottle of champagne for two and countdown at midnight. toast at midnight.  Tables can be reserved with a two-bottle minimum. Price per person begins at $60 and a $40 cover comes into play after 10 p.m.  For more information, call 609-340-7698.
    • The Whiskey Bar - No Cover - Live entertainment will be available from 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. and Jazz singer Brandon Tomasello will perform from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, visit http://resortsac.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=17&Itemid=20.
    • 25 Hours - No Cover - Located just steps away from hot table game and slot action, 25 Hours will be featuring live, New Year's Eve entertainment to ring in the New Year. Happy Hours last from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.resortsac.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=18&Itemid=21.
    • Pro Bar - $65 per person - Atlantic City's first Gay Night Club includes an open bar from 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. and a $25 cover afterwards.  For more information or bottle service reservations, call 215-837-1729.
    • Believe - Divas in a Man's World - $40 per person - Resorts will host an entertaining and over-the-top show featuring female impersonators and performers this New Year's Eve. This special program begins at 10:30 p.m. and includes a champagne split for two people. For more information or reservations, visit www.ticketmaster.com/Believe-Divas-In-a-Mans-World-tickets/artist/1580733

       
  • The Gold Package at The Chelsea includes accommodations in the Luxe Tower or Annex, 1 p.m. late check-out, two solarium passes, free parking, and entrance for two to the Chelsea Crystal Room NYE Celebration. The Crystal Room Celebration includes premium open bar from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., midnight champagne toast, DJ, party favors, and televised broadcast of the NYC Times Square countdown and ball drop. This package starts at $160 per person, based on a two-night stay. The Platinum Package at The Chelsea includes accommodations in the Luxe Tower or Annex, 1:00 p.m. late checkout, two solarium passes, free parking, and entrance for two to the C5 Nightclub NYE Celebration. The C5 NYE Celebration includes VIP priority entrance, premium open bar from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., midnight champagne toast, DJ, party favors, and televised broadcast of the NYC Times Square countdown and ball drop. This package starts at $165 per person, based on a two-night stay. For more information, visit www.thechelsea-ac.com.
     
  • The Tropicana Casino & Resort is offering a New Year's Eve Room & Party Package which includes accommodations for Friday and Saturday evenings, admission for two to the Grand Exhibition Center New Year's Eve Party, admission for two to the New Year's Day brunch, a bottle of champagne, $20 EZ Promo Slot Dollars, and health club access for two. The package is $999 based on double occupancy. For more information, visit www.tropicana.net. Bally's Legends Holiday Show will be taking place throughout the weekend with performances on Dec. 30 at 8 p.m., Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., and Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit www.ballysac.com. Il Verdi at Tropicana Casino & Resort is offering a special New Year's Eve meal for $95 per person. Diners can select from a variety of signature dishes including Bruschetta di Granchio, Jumbo Lump Cocktail, Truffle Risotto, Amaretto Cheesecake and more. For those who prefer a taste of the sea, FIN: A Seafood Experience is offering diners a sampling of favorite dishes including Cape May Clam Chowder, Chilean Sea Bass Francaise, Dauphinoise Potato, Chocolate Jubilation and more. Admission is $95 per person. For more information, visit www.tropicana.net.
     
  • For a more unusual New Year's Eve experience at Tropicana, guests can head to Providence Club.  This popular Atlantic City party venue is featuring a wild and acrobatic night-long party that includes:A sexy Human Ball Drop at the stroke of midnight, plus a massive balloon and confetti drop, Performances by the stars of Atlantic City's critically-acclaimed "The Accused Show" Appearances by world-class pole performer Colleen Piquette and Contortionist Rebecca Star, Music by Heavy Hitter DJ Big Ben Regular packages include a five-hour open bar and are available for $149. V.I.P. deals can also be purchased for $198. Doors open at 9 p.m. For more information or to win FREE tickets, visit www.acballdrop.com.
     
  • The New Year's Eve Dinner at the Atlantic City Country Club is three times more fun this year with multiple celebrations throughout the evening. At 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., guests will enjoy fine dining, a champagne toast, party favors, dancing, and more. Tickets are $55. For more information, visit www.caesars.com/golf/atlantic-city-country-club. For more information concerning any of the above New Year's weekend events or to book a trip to Atlantic City, visit www.atlanticcitynj.com

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