Enjoy a New Year's Getaway to Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islandsr

2010 is coming to a close and it's time to ring in another new year. The Lake Erie Shores & Islands region knows how to throw a party and the welcoming of 2011 is no exception. We're looking forward to another fantastic year on Ohio's north coast!

Here is a list of area celebrations and accompanying overnight packages. Let's Party!

 Start your New Year's Eve celebration with the Toast to the Town pre-party gala at the Merry-Go-Round Museum. From 6 - 9 pm enjoy the museum, hors d' oeuvres from local eateries and a silent auction to benefit the Sandusky Main Street Association and the Merry-Go-Round Museum.

 The biggest party on Lake Erie is the Walleye Madness at Midnight. Gigantic fiberglass fish and fireworks, `nuff said!

 Three parties, one location! Lyman Harbor entertainment complex offers three different party options, depending on your mood. Choose a classic rock party, Motown & more or a DJ dance party. All three include midnight fireworks.

 Viva Las Vegas at Sawmill Creek Resort! Dance and enjoy the music and entertainment Las Vegas Style, at Sawmill's Charity Casino party. Win prizes with gaming tickets. Overnight packages are available!

 Bonne Année! Ring in the New Year with Chez Francois. Three seating times feature a multi-course dinner. The final (9:30 pm) seating includes musical entertainment and dancing.

 Enjoy the New Year A World Awayr! Kalahari Resort invites you to enjoy fun activities, parties, performances by the Kenya Safari Acrobats and a buffet (reservations required) featuring an amazing selection of African-inspired delicacies. Overnight packages are available!

 Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Kelley's Island Wine Company with a buffet dinner, DJ, dancing, champagne toast and party favors.

 Ever wonder where Snoopy and pals spend the holidays? At Castaway Bay, of course! Castaway Bay's New Year's activities include visits with the PEANUTS characters and a family DJ dance party. Overnight packages are available!

 Party at Mr. Ed's Bar & Grill, Port Clinton, featuring a buffet dinner, live music, DJ entertainment and party favors. Overnight packages are available with Commodore Perry Inn!

 Have a Howling Good New Year at Great Wolf Lodge! Guests of the resort can enjoy the Big Bash, which includes a DJ party, balloon drop, midnight champagne toast and more. Also included is the annual waterpark duck race. Overnight packages are available!

More information on New Year's activities, overnight packages and winter fun can be found at or by calling the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center at