Cleveland Plus Rings in the New Year

Packages, Dining Deals and Events to Celebrate the New Year

Cleveland, Ohio - 3 , 2 , 1 . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR! From decadent five-course menus prepared by some of Cleveland's most up-and-coming chefs, to rockin' parties with cocktails and live music, Cleveland Plus offers up all sorts of great ways countdown to 2010. So whether you're partying with your friends, celebrating during the daytime with the kids or simply enjoying a romantic evening with the one you love, start booking your plans now for an unforgettable night.

NEW YEAR'S EVE PACKAGES

Sergio's SARAVA: New Year's Eve Samba Party - The party begins after 10pm ($15 cover) with a fantastic mix of cultures at Sergio's SARAVA in Shaker Square. Dance to SAMBA JOIA Brazilian Drum Line and DJ Kris Koch of Num Num World Music spinning the best samba, salsa, bhangra, afro-cubano, bollywood and more. A cash bar and a menu of Sergio's signature street plates add to the fun. At midnight you'll not only celebrate the New Year, but chef/owner Sergio Abramof draws for a trip for two to Rio. After, enjoy a beautiful overnight stay in the Glidden House located in University Circle for only $99+tax.

Cleveland POPS Orchestra: 14th Annual New Year's Eve Concert and Dance - Cleveland POPS welcomes the new year with a rousing concert of music from Broadway's contemporary musicals. The concert starts at 9pm with Broadway singers J. Mark McVey and Capathia Jenkins singing selections from Phantom of the Opera, Tommy, Rent, Lion king, Mamma Mia, The Wiz, Hairspray, Dreamgirls and more. The two-hour concert is followed by social dancing in two separate locations within Severance Hall. Guests can complete their New Year's experience with an overnight stay at the InterContinental Cleveland Hotel.

The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland: New Year's Eve Celebration - The last night of 2009 is yours for the taking. Indulge in a bottle of bubbly and a special dinner for two at The Ritz-Carlton's award-winning restaurant, MUSE. In its entirety, the New Year's Eve Celebration Package include (starting at $499+tax): deluxe overnight accommodations, a chilled bottle of champagne, a welcome amenity, valet parking and this special New Year's Eve Dinner for two (during either the first seating at 6:30pm or the second seating at 9pm. Reservations required. Click here or call 216.623.1300.

Then, ring in 2010 with style in The Ritz-Carlton's intimate and festive Lobby Lounge on 6 with live music, dance floor and party favors. The Lobby Lounge on 6 offers a menu of light fare and a vast selection of spirits as you toast your way in the New Year. Dom Pérignon sold by the flute is the perfect way to treat yourself and the one you love to a fantastic 2010. This music and dancing is open and available to the public.

Hard Rock Café and Renaissance Cleveland Hotel: Rockin' New Year's Eve - Experience a rockin' New Year's Eve at the Hard Rock Cafe and then walk "home" to the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. This New Year's Eve package includes deluxe accommodations; complimentary parking; admission to the Hard Rock Cafe's New Year's Eve Party featuring live music by The Curve, assorted appetizer buffet and a full open bar; and a complimentary breakfast buffet for two in the Brasserie Restaurant. This package is $309+tax. Click here to learn more.

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel: Sans Souci New Year's Eve Package - Count down to 2010 in all the grandeur of the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. The Sans Souci New Year's Eve Package begins when you arrive to your room to find champagne waiting for you and your guest. Then, head downstairs to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Sans Souci and savor an exquisitely prepared four-course meal for two featuring Chef Anna Kim. After dinner, enjoy live entertainment and the best view of the downtown holiday lights in the Lobby Court Lounge. "Take the elevator home" and wake up refreshed in the New Year with complimentary buffet breakfast for two in the Brasserie restaurant. This package, which starts at $329, also includes complimentary self-parking.

Windows on the River: New Year's Eve 2009 - This fun, multi-faceted New Year's Eve package
($220 per couple/$112 per guest) at Windows on the River includes an elegant dinner with your choice of beef tenderloin, salmon with ginger mustard or chicken piccata. The open bar serves premium brands and the music and dancing is compliments of Park Place. Enjoy a dessert station and late-night breakfast buffet. This package can also be paired with overnight accommodations at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at the Key Center, which includes shuttle service, breakfast for two and late check-out (rates start at $179+tax). Click here or call 216.861.1445.

The Hilton Garden Inn Twinsburg + Blue Canyon: The New Year's Eve Package - Take in the best of both worlds with this exciting New Year's Eve package. Guests receive a $60 gift card to the award-winning Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern where they'll experience live entertainment, drink specials and complimentary party favors. The package includes an overnight stay for the Hilton Garden Inn Twinsburg (one king or two queens), breakfast for two in hotel's Great American Grille and a 2pm late check-out. All of this costs $149+tax. Call 330.405.4488.

House of Blues: Buddy Guy New Year's Eve Show - Listen to the artist who inspired the likes of Hendrix, Clapton, Beck and Vaughan, famed musician Buddy Guy, at the House of Blues this New Year's Eve beginning at 8:30pm. Add a southern-style dinner for two at HOB's restaurant (GA = $229, RESERVED =$309) to make it an evening. And, for those looking to ring in the New Year in style, packages are available with the Hyatt Regency at The Arcade (GA=343.10, RESERVED=$432.10). Visit www.houseofblues.com/cleveland or call 216.523.BLUE (2583) for details.

AMP 150: New Year's Eve Five-Course Prix Fixe Dinner - The Cleveland Airport Marriott's hot, new restaurant is offering a five-course dinner on New Year's Eve that makes ringing in 2010 a tasty proposition. The meal starts with oysters with caviar and is followed with arugula salad, seared scallops, filet mignon, Swiss chard, short rib ragu and warm valrona chocolate cake for dessert. The first dinner seating begins at 7pm and costs $60 per person. The second seating starts at 9pm, includes a glass of champagne at midnight and costs $75 per person. Make it an overnight stay for a total of $225 (7pm dinner) or $255 (9pm dinner). To learn more, call 216.252.5333.

Brennan's Catering and Banquet Center: 26th Annual New Year's Eve Celebration - Take on 2010 with an all-inclusive, action-packed package with Brennan's Catering and Banquet Center. Their New Year's Eve celebration begins at 7pm and includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, open bar with top-shelf liquor, champagne toast, party favors, music and dancing. At 1am, guests can dive into a continental breakfast. Hotel accommodations with complimentary shuttle service and breakfast available for $79 at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel. Call 216.251.2131.

The Hampton Inn Cleveland Airport/Tiedeman Road Holiday Getaway Package - Enjoy New Year's Eve with dinner and an overnight stay for only $99+tax at the Hampton Inn. This unique holiday package includes dinner for two at the New Orleans Show Boat located next store to the hotel, an overnight stay in a standard double queen or deluxe king room and a free hot breakfast buffet in the morning. Kids can enjoy swimming games, movies and more. Call 216.929.8400 for more information.

Make it Quail Hollow Resort - This sumptuous New Year's Eve package includes luxurious accommodations, dancing, live music a delicious meal. Enjoy a three-course menu created by Resort's decorated chefs and then top it off at midnight with a champagne toast to a happy, healthy New Year! A complimentary breakfast is served before departure to complete your Quail Hollow Resort experience. NYE Package $299. Call 440.497.1100.

HOTEL-ONLY STAYS

Doubletree Hotel Cleveland Downtown/Lakeside - Ring in the New Year's in style. Celebrate the start of new beginnings with the Doubletree Hotel Cleveland Downtown/Lakeside with a $129+tax package that includes: overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, overnight parking and a late check-out of 1pm. Call 216.241.7437 for more information.

Cleveland Airport Marriott: New Year's Eve Movie Madness Package - Stay in for New Year's at the recently remodeled Cleveland Airport Marriott. For $169+tax, guests can take part in the New Year's Eve Movie Madness Package featuring accommodations (king or double bed), party favors, tossed salad for four, chicken wings or chicken fingers, large pizza with one topping, one pitcher of soda and two movies of your choice. The next morning, enjoy an American breakfast for four. For more information or to book, call 216.252.5333.

Marriott Cleveland Downtown at the Key Center New Year's Eve Package - Ring in 2010 with the one you love with this romantic package. This package includes a beautifully-appointed corner king room with complimentary valet or self-parking, a chilled bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon your arrival and breakfast for two in David's Restaurant or through in-room dining on New Year's Day. Click here or call 216.696.9200 for more information.

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTIES + EVENTS

Nautica Queen: New Year's Eve Cruise - Enjoy a scenic cruise and get cozy on the Nautica Queen with its two heated, enclosed decks this New Year's Eve. This package includes hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dancing, party favors and a bubbling bottle of champagne to ring in 2010. Call 216.696.8888.

Quaker Steak & Lube: Vermilion New Year's Eve Party - Enjoy an `80s-themed New Year's Eve party at Quaker Steak & Lube in Vermilion with a riverfront view. Packages are available that include hotel reservations, transportation, drink tickets, champagne toast and appetizer buffet. Call 440.967.3724.

Melting Pot Orchestra in Concert: New Year's Eve 2009 - Head to the Family Life Center at the Garfield Church to enjoy a unique performance by the Melting Pot Orchestra beginning at 9pm. For an additional price, guests can also enjoy a buffet dinner and dancing (Motown, line dancing and more). Call 440.247.6872 for tickets and more information.

The Improv - Join the Improv for a night of big laughs, great food and good cheer. The comedy club offers three different packages (5:30pm, 7:30pm and 10:30pm) that include food, comedy from the hilarious Guy Torry and two VIP passes to future shows. Check out each of these unique packages by calling 216.696.4977.

Windows on the River (City View Room): New Year's Eve 2009 - Head to the City View Room at Windows on the River at 8pm for an exciting New Year's Eve bash featuring an open bar, fresh vegetables, cheese and crackers, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, party favors, a coffee station at midnight and music compliments of Jerry Bruno Productions. Discounted price is available for $65+tax per person if booking before Dec. 20. Click here or call 216.861.1445.

Landerhaven: Cirque Esque - Head to the ultra-luxurious Landerhaven for a New Year's Eve event featuring appetizers, food stations, open bar, champagne, valet parking and dancing and music from the live sounds of Run Avril Run, along with special guest performances. At 1am, enjoy a bountiful breakfast. This all-inclusive package is only $125+ tax per person (or $800 for a table of eight guests). Reservations required, so please call 440.499.0700 x288. Click here for details.

NEW YEAR'S EVE DINING SPECIALS

The Bistro on Lincoln Park: The Year-End Special Package - Enjoy a four-course menu for $90+tax per couple at the Bistro on Lincoln Park. The first course begins with an amuse served with a glass of champagne followed by courses two and three, which will include two selections of your choice. The fourth course, naturally, will be one of Chef Matt's decadent desserts. For an extra $20, your meal will be paired with recommended wines to complete the dining experience. Reservations are recommended.

The Bistro on Lincoln Park: The New Year's Delight Package - Celebrate the end of the year with Chef Matt's mouthwatering creation with a seven-course Chef's Tasting menu for $75+tax per person at the Bistro on Lincoln Park. For an extra $20.00, your meal will be paired with recommended wines to complete the dining experience. Reservations are recommended.

Pickwick & Frolic: New Years Eve Party Package + Comedy Performance + Buffet Dinner - Head to Pickwick & Frolic for their New Year's Eve Package ($49 per person) that includes live music and dancing beginning at 9pm followed by hors d'oeuvres stations at 10pm. The package also includes a champagne toast, balloon drop and the Fabulous Midnight Martini Show featuring the music of Sinatra's Vegas.

Earlier that evening, you can head to Hilarities Fourth Street Theater for a comedy show featuring Sebastian Maniscalo ($25 general admission/$35 preferred seating). Include the New Year's Eve Party Package to make it $90+tax per person. Add a buffet dinner featuring rotisserie prime rib in Pickwick & Frolic beforehand for a total of $131.50+tax. For more information, call 216.241.7425.

Sergio's SARAVA: New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Dinner Package - It's hot. It's sexy. It's the taste of Brazil! Enjoy a three-course Prix Fixe dinner at SARAVA featuring Sergio's authentic Brazilian menu in a chic, fun environment for only $50+tax per person. Pair the dinner with the Samba party later that night for additional $25 per person and receive your very own reserved table for the evening. Call 216.295.1200.

MUSE at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland: Five-Course Prix Fixe Menu - Partygoers can say farewell to 2009 with an elegant multi-course presentation ($105+tax per person) at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland's award-winning restaurant, MUSE. This New Year's Eve dinner begins with an amuse and a sun choke bisque. The meal progresses with a petite garden collage followed by beat poached scallops served with braised celery root and a vanilla beurre blanc. Entrée selections include surf & turf, seared halibut and crisp duck breast. Dessert features a trilogy of chocolate for 2010. The first seating is perfect (6:30pm) for those with a planned night on the town, and the second seating (9pm) comes complete with a champagne toast at midnight for those who wish to savor the evening as they ring in 2009. Wine pairings are available for an additional $30 per person. For reservations call 216.902.5255.

Go green in 2010 with the Greenhouse Tavern - This upscale eatery located on East Fourth Street rings in the New Year with an eight-course tasting menu with seating times at 7pm and 10pm. Each French-inspired course comes with a wine pairing, and is finished with a port and petite fours (including Keri's famous cookies and hazelnut macaroons). The Greenhouse Tavern, which opened this April, is the first LEED-certified restaurant in Ohio and boasts an interior comprised of mostly recycled and repurposed materials. Call 216.443.0511 to learn more.

New Year's Eve Celebration at Grand River Cellars - The evening begins at 6:30pm with light appetizers followed by a large buffet dinner featuring a selection of entrees including beef, chicken and seafood (plus all the trimmings). Music by Light of Day begins at 8:30pm. Each couple receives snacks throughout the evening, party favors, one bottle of wine and a dessert for two. After the music stops at 12:30am, a light breakfast is served before sending everyone home. Reservations are required for the evening. $67.95 per person plus tax. Call 440.298.9838.

FOR THE KIDS

The Great Lakes Science Center: New Year's Eve Eve (Wed., Dec. 30, 7 - 11:30pm) - Celebrate the New Year one night early at the Great Lakes Science Center. Explore hundreds of hands-on exhibits, have fun on the indoor carpet skating rink, enjoy hot chocolate and warm snacks, make polymer snow to take home and enjoy the holiday OMNIMAX film, The Light Before Christmas. Top the night off by ringing in 2010 with a ginger ale toast and a four-story balloon drop with more than 1,500 balloons! Advanced reservations are suggested, as space is limited. This event sold out last year, so be sure to book early. Call 216.694.2000 for more information.

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Noon Year's Eve (Thurs., Dec. 31, 10am - 1pm) - The grown-ups can have their New Year's Eve fun at night, but kids get to celebrate 2010's arrival during daylight hours at the fourth annual Noon Year's Eve party at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Party with the animals, create animal-themed crafts, play the Zoo-Years resolution game and dance with the rocking Radio Disney Street Team. At the stroke of noon, ring in the "Noon Year" with an apple juice toast and a ball drop. Call 216.661.6500 for more information.

The Children's Museum of Cleveland: New Year's at Noon Celebration (Thurs., Dec. 31, 10am - 2pm) - Families are invited to The Children's Museum of Cleveland for its 5th Annual New Year's at Noon Celebration. This year's family-friendly event includes a delicious hot buffet from Gallucci's Italian Foods, sparkling beverages, soda, desserts, party favors, activities and a live deejay. And best of all, the traditional countdown to midnight at noon . . . enabling even the littlest visitors to ring in the New Year. Call 216.791.7114 for more information.

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