Classical Music

Salute to Vienna, State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7469. Waltzes, polkas, and music by Strauss. $65 to $110. 6 p.m. See page 44.

New Year’s Eve Concert, Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra, Patriots Theater, War Memorial, Trenton, 609-396-5522. $25 to $65. 8 p.m.


A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, F.M. Kirby Theater, Drew University, Madison, 973-408-5600. Final performance. $28 to $52. 2 p.m.

Comedy Clubs

Dena Blizzard, Catch a Rising Star, Hyatt Regency, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-987-8018. The former Miss New Jersey focuses on marriage, motherhood, and Miss America. $25 for early show; $50 for late show includes a champagne toast and celebration. 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Joey Kola, The Stress Factory, 90 Church Street, New Brunswick, 732-545-4242. Register. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Chris Coccia, Theresa Krallinger, and Kevin Q., Bucks County Comedy Cabaret, 625 North Main Street, Doylestown, 215-345-5653. $22.50. 8:30 p.m.


Hogmanay New Year’s Eve Bonfire, Lawrence Historical Society, Brearley House, Meadow Lane, Lawrenceville, 609-895-1728. Revelers of all ages gather in the Maidenhead Great Meadow to light up the night with a traditional Scottish New Year’s Eve bonfire. Free. 6 p.m.

Food & Dining

Barone’s Tuscany Grill, 21 Route 31, Pennington, 609-818-0012. Special menu. BYOB. 5 p.m.

Santino’s Barone, 2360 Route 33, Robbinsville, 609-223-0931. Four-course meal, champagne, party favors, and dancing. 5 p.m.

New Year’s Eve, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-689-1089. The grounds are open exclusively to Rat’s Restaurant’s dinner guests. Four-course tasting menu and live jazz. 6 p.m.

Bombay Sapphire Dinner, Meet Me at Christophers, Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-214-2200. Three-course dinner, $79. Celebration package including dinner for two, party favors, champagne, and a guestroom, $399. 8 p.m.

New Year’s Eve, Westin Princeton, Forrestal Village, 888-627-7036. Package includes dinner for two at Bimi, the Hibachi-style steak house and sushi bar, room, and breakfast. $299. 8:30 p.m.

Patriots’ Week

Patriots’ Week, Trenton, 877-PAT-WEEK. “..and six and two-thirds dollars per month on account of pay,” Masonic Temple; Trenton Battlefield walking tour, 10:15 a.m.; “The History of Tea,” Old Barracks, noon; “1773,” Masonic Temple, 12:30 p.m.; “Myths of the Masons,” Masonic Temple, 1:45 p.m.; “The Blasted Herb: The Substitutes for Tea,” Old Barracks, 3 p.m. 9 a.m.

For Kids & Families

New Year’s Eve Party for Families, Arden Theater Company, 40 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, 215-922-1122. A kid-friendly bash with all the trimmings — food, a rocking concert, a dance party, noisemakers, even a balloon drop. The festivities start at 11:30am with a countdown to noon, then a party till the wee hours of the afternoon with actors from Arden Children’s Theater productions. $35.11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

Live Music

New Year’s Eve, Salt Creek Grille, One Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village, Plainsboro, 609-419-4200. Dinner party package, 9 to 1 a.m., $125; open bar package, 10 to 1 a.m., $75; early seating available. 4 p.m.

Randy Roberts, Susan Speidel, and Bob Egan, Cosmopolitan Club, Hotel Du Village, 2535 River Road, New Hope, PA, 215-794-7716. Cocktails, dinner, show, and dancing. Champagne at midnight. $155. 7 p.m.

Darla Rich Quartet, Hopewell Bistro, 15 East Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-466-9889. Jazz in the Starlight Room. Fixed price dinner and dancing. $50. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party, Princeton Elks, Route 518, Montgomery, 609-924-5897. New Year’s Eve with music by Jade, cash bar, surf and turf dinner, champagne toast, hats, noise makers, and a continental breakfast. $60. 7 p.m.

New Year’s Eve, Off-Broadstreet Theater, 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, 609-466-2766. Gala entertainment with Deb Lyons and the Bianculli group. Dinner at Brother’s Moon followed by dessert and show at the theater. Register. $105. 7:30 p.m.

Take the Cruise, KatManDu, Waterfront Park, Route 29, Trenton, 609-393-7300. Open bar, dinner buffet, party favors, DJ Joel Furness, and live music by the Benderz. Must be 21. $60. 8:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Bash, Sotto 128 Restaurant and Lounge, 128 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-921-7555. Dance music from ‘80s 10 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party, Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855. Hosted by Rainbow Fresh. Champagne toast at midnight. $15. 10 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party, Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Union Square, New Hope, 215-862-8300. Hosted by Meniskus featuring Bryan Bardusco. Champagne toast at midnight. $15. 10 p.m.


Princeton Singles, Princeton Elks, Route 518, Blawenburg, 609-896-1170. Surf and turf dinner and music by Jade. Register. $60. 7 p.m.


Hunt for Ball Dropping Adventure, Ravenchase Adventures, Princeton area, 609-838-1500. Public hunt through the streets of Princeton. Solve riddles, crack codes, and discover hidden clues to outwit your adversaries. Enter at Party follows at a secret location. $50. 7:30 p.m.

English Country Dancing, Princeton Country Dancers, Suzanne Patterson Center, Monument Drive, 609-924-6763. Dancing and potluck dessert buffet. $20. 8 p.m.

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