Hogmanay New Year’s Eve Bonfire, Lawrence Historical Society, Brearley House, Meadow Lane off Princeton Pike, about a half mile east of the I-295 intersection, 609-895-1728. www.thelhs.org. Gather in the Great Meadow to light up the night with a traditional Scottish New Year’s Eve bonfire. A bagpiper plays as lists of bad things from 2005 are tossed into the flames. Refreshments and old-time fiddle music indoors. Free. 6 p.m.
Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party, Brunswick Church of Christ, 505 Milltown Road, North Brunswick, 732-398-0252. www.njmissions.com. 7 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Concert, Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra, Patriots Theater, War Memorial, Trenton, 609-396-5522. www.trentonsymphony.org. "Music from Classic Films." $25 to $65. 8 p.m.
Inspecting Carol, George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7717. www.gsponline.org. Comedy featuring mistaken identity and a tired version of the Dickens’ classic. $28 to $56. 2 and 8 p.m.
Squabbles, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. www.off-broadstreet.com. Comedy about a writer of advertising jingles married to a lawyer, her father, and his mother – all under the same roof. $35.25. 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Party, Central Jersey Dance Society, Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road, 609-945-1883. www.centraljerseydance.org. Country two-step lesson . Bring dessert to share. Free with reservation. 8 p.m.
English Country Dance, Princeton Country Dancers, Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609-683-7956. Dancing followed by gala dessert break at 11:30 p.m. Bring a festive dessert to share at the buffet. $20. 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Celebration and Dance Party, Professional and Business Singles Network, Best Western New Hope, Route 202, New Hope, 888-348-5544. www.PBSNinfo.com. Midnight toast, hats and noisemakers, and continental breakfast. Dressy attire. Cash bar. $45. 9:30 p.m.
Casino Royal, Crossroads Theater, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-545-8100. www.crossroadsnb.com. Third annual New Year’s Eve fundraising gala with live entertainment, dancing, auction, and soul food buffet. Black tie, valet parking. $85 to $100. 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Party, Dahntay Jones Foundation, Doral Forrestal, College Road, Plainsboro, 609-651-2601. Festivities include dinner, dancing, and silent auction of signature items from NBA stars and celebrities. Benefit for youth scholarship programs. Register. 8 p.m.
James P. Connolly, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. www.catcharisingstar.com. Comedy show, four-course dinner, four drink tickets, DJ and dancing, $329 per couple. Pre-show dinner package and comedy show at 5:30 p.m., $144 per couple. 8 p.m.
Juston McKinney, The Stress Factory, 90 C hurch Street, New Brunswick,
732-545-4242. www.stressfactory.com. New Year’s Eve show with dinner buffet. Early show, $35. Late show, $85 (includes open bar). Hotel packages available. Register. 8 and 11 p.m.
New Year’s Eve at the Doral, Doral Forrestal Conference Center and Spa, College Road East, 609-452-7800. www.marriott.com. The Doral’s gala begins with a four-course dinner and includes dancing with open bar until 1 a.m. Champagne toast at midnight. Entertainment by DJ Cisco and Company. $264 per couple or $399 per couple with overnight accommodations and New Year’s Day breakfast bffet. 7 p.m.
Crystal Garden, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-1234. www.princeton.hyatt.com. Crystal Garden package includes five-course dinner, Viennese dessert, party favors, champagne, DJ, dancing, and Times Square broadcast, $269 per couple. 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve, Westin Princeton, Forrestal Village, 888-627-7036. Five-course dinner for two at Bimi, the Hibachi-style steak house and sushi bar, $125 per couple; $299 with overnight stay and buffet breakfast. 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Package, Hampton Inn, 4385 Route 1, South Brunswick, 609-951-0066. www.hamptoninn.hilton.com. Bottle of sparkling wine or cider, box of chocolates, buffet breakfast, and overnight accommodations. $129 to $149. 8 p.m.
Food & Dining
New Year’s Eve Ball, Amalfi’s Cuisine, 146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Road, Lawrenceville, 609-912-1599. www.amalfis.com. Special menu, open bar, music and dancing, champagne toast, noisemakers. $190 per couple. 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve, Amarone’s Windsor Inn, 29 Church Street, Windsor, 609-448-7144. Food, wine, and entertainment by Billy Hill. Three seatings available. By reservation. $45 to $85. 4:30 p.m.
New Year’s Eve, Mediterra, 14 Hulfish Street, 609-252-9680. Sampling of Mediterranean dishes served family-style, wine tasting, and dancing to the music of Arturo Romay. $140 per person. 8:30 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Party, Nova Terra, 78 Albany Street, New Brunswick, 732-296-1600. Food and wine sampling, salsa music, and dancing. $135. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Johnny and the Full Grown Men, 552 Restaurant, 552 Washington Crossing Road, Newtown, PA, 215-968-5300. 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Party, Conduit, 439 South Broad Street, Trenton, 609-656-1199. Open bar, buffet, and breakfast buffet. $55. 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Party, Finnigan’s, 529 Route 130 North, East Windsor, 609-448-8012. Jaded Faith, Switching Heads, and WMD. 21 and up. $5. 9 p.m.
Darla Rich Quintet, Hopewell Bistro, 15 East Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-466-9889. www.acmemusicco.com. Jazz vocals and dancing. Fixed price dinner for New Year’s Eve. 7 p.m.
Red Rover New Year’s Eve Bash, John & Peter’s, 96 South Main Street, New Hope, 215-862-5981. 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve, KatManDu, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-393-7300. Party bands, champagne, open bar, around-the-world island buffet, continental breakfast. $70. 8:30 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Party, Princeton Elks, Route 518, Montgomery, 609-466-0541. "New Year’s Eve with Jade," a dance band, open bar, surf and turf dinner, champagne toast, hats, noise makers, and a continental breakfast. $55. 7 p.m.
New Year’s Eve, That’s Italian Trattoria, 101 East Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-333-1710. Jazz. 6 p.m.
New Years Eve Party, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855. Lazlo plays classic country rock. Noise makers, party hats, champagne toast. $10 cover. Five-course prix fixe dinner features New Zealand rack of lamb, $60. 9 p.m.
Polymer, Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Union Square, New Hope, 215-862-8300. www.triumphbrew.com. 9 p.m.