Now that gifts have been given and unwrapped, that you’ve stuffed yourself silly with the most delicious food around , drank loads of Bailey’s and enjoyed quality time with loved ones over the Christmas holidays, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Eve celebrations if you haven’t already.
If you’d rather avoid the craze and stay in on December 31st, there’s always the good old house party with friends and fam. Or, if you want to venture out and finish off 2011 with a bang, I recommend that you dance the night away at one of Ottawa’s most-attended clubs by taking part in the below festivities that are sure to be memorable…On nights like these, I wish I could split myself in four!
For an equally entertaining night in a more intimate venue with an older crowd, you should try the Mercury Lounge’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball with DJ Jeff Douglar in the club, Trevor Walker in the lounge and DJ Dusty at Overkill. According to the Mercury Lounge you can expect the best house, from jazzy jackn’ Chicago to Brazilian Breaks to Electronic boogie!
For a grander affair, the Blue Man Group will be at the NAC to ring in the new year. You can combine the show with dinner on the town and make a full night out of it! I’ve always been intrigued by this one-of-a-kind show and I’m sure it doesn’t dissapoint.
For my Outaouais friends who prefer staying on the Quebec side, there’s no better place than Le Petit Chicago to celebrate the start of 2012 to the beats of Montreal-DJ Ghislain Poirier no less. The only show-bar in Old Hull will offer a fiesta that is guaranteed to have you jamming all night! Plus for $10, you got yourself a pretty damn good deal!
Last but not least, the newly-renovated Barrymore’s Music Hall is throwing its annual NYE Party complete with catered food, champagne and music from the 80s, 90s and Top 40 hits. Whatever you end up doing to celebrate the end of 2011 and the start of the new year, enjoy the festivities to the fullest, be safe and please don’t drink and drive! Happy New Year 2012!