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New Year's in Providence

Ring in the new year in Providence, Rhode Island. Home to a cadre of award-winning restaurants, enchanting cultural events, and scores of great festivities, all located in a charming, walkable downtown. See for yourself why Travel + Leisure named Providence one of the best places to ring in the new year.





New Year's Eve Package
Providence Marriott Downtown
Providence, RI
Price: $359
Phone: 401-553-0400
Includes: Deluxe overnight accommodations for two on 12-31-13; reception from 6 - 7 p.m. with light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar; comedy show with Ben Hague; dinner and dancing with a champagne toast at midnight; and coffee and breakfast pastries served at 12:45 p.m. the next day.

Hats & Streamers Package
Providence Marriott Downtown
Providence, RI
Price: Prices vary, see website for details
Phone: 866-807-2171
Includes: If the Party of the Year isn't your style, the Bluefin Grille is offering a beautiful fixed price menu for New Year's Eve. Book the Providence Marriott's Hats & Streamers package and make reservations at the Bluefin Grille and you have created a perfectly relaxing New Year's Eve experience. Hats & Streamers package does not include dinner at the Bluefin Grille. Hats & Streamers package includes: deluxe overnight accommodations, champagne spilt and party hats.

New Year's Eve Package
Hampton Inn Providence Downtown
Providence, RI
Price: $379 plus tax
Phone: 401-608-3500
Overnight accommodations in a traditionally appointed guest room with a complimentary upgrade. Dinner for two at The Capital Grille Providence (not to exceed $200). A bottle of champagne in your room prior to arrival. Full hot breakfast buffet each morning. 

New Year's Eve Package
Renaissance Providence
Providence, RI
Price: $359; Online booking code "EVE"
Phone: 401-919-5000
Deluxe overnight accommodations with late checkout of 2 p.m. Complimentary HSIA in room and valet parking. Three-course plated dinner in Public Kitchen and Bar. Dancing with live DJ and champagne toast at midnight. 

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Outdoor Ice Skating
December 31 | 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center
One Kennedy Plaza | 401-331-5544
Spend New Year's Eve gliding over the ice at the Providence Rink with special hours just in time for the New Year.

Providence College Men's Basketball vs. Seton Hall
December 31 | 2:30 p.m.
Dunkin' Donuts Center
1 LaSalle Square | 401-331-6700
Root on the Providence College Men's Basketball team as they take on Big East rival Seton Hall in a special day game at the Dunk! Enter promo code NYE13 here for discounted tickets.

Happy New Year!
December 31 | 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street | 401-273-5437
Create noisemakers and join a ball drop to ring in 2014 at noon and 2 p.m.!

Current Exhibits On View
December 31 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
RISD Museum
20 North Main Street | 401-454-6500
Browse the museum's vast collection and catch a final glimpse of the "Made For Eternity" exhibit which closes on New Year's Eve.

Last Night Providence
December 31 | 7 p.m.
The Aurora (formerly Roots Café)
276 Westminster Street
Kick the new year into high gear with The Gnomes (global folk-fusion), the Mystic Jammers (reggae, Caribbean), the Banished Fools (band of minstrels and players) and the Extraordinary Rendition Band, along with multi-media presentations at Grant's Block.

Larry Pealman
December 31 | 1:30 p.m.
EPOCH Senior Living
353 Blackstone Boulevard | 401-273-6565
Jazz musician Larry Perlman will be accompanied by his four-piece band for this special free performance.

'The Washington Street Supper Club' New Year's Party
December 31 | 5-5:45 p.m. & 9-9:45 p.m.
194 Washington Street | 401-272-7811
Take a trip back in time to the days of The Rainbow Room and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Gracie's guests will savor a five-course tasting, complimentary bubbles and spectacular entertainment by Miss Katie Kleyla of The New Providence Big Band.

December 31* | 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street | 401-421-5767
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One - born with emerald green skin - is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete - and completely satisfying - new musical in a long time" (USA Today).
*Show playing through January 12.

That Big Empire Review Daytime Thing
December 31 | 1 p.m.
AS220 Black Box @ 95 Empire
95 Empire Street | 401-831-3663
This daytime event features performances by award-winning musicians and storytellers Bill Harley and Keith Munslow, Create-a-Comic with Eric Fulford, and the Manton Avenue Project.

New Year's Eve @ The Dorrance
December 31 | 9 p.m.
The Dorrance
60 Dorrance Street | 401-521-6000
Ring in the new year with a theme based around a film that turns 75 this year, "The Wizard of Oz!" Guests can look forward to ruby red cocktails as well as performances by Miss Wensday & The Cotillions, The Chifferobe TropiGals, and a flying monkey or two, among other surprises!

New Year's Eve at Eighty Eight Lounge
December 31 | 6 p.m.
55 Union Street | 401-437-8830
Your key to a great New Year's eve celebration begins and ends at Eighty Eight Lounge, the city's best newest hot spot. Enjoy live piano music from 9 p.m. to close. Champagne toast, free appetizer buffet. 

New Year's Eve at Local 121
December 31 | 10 p.m.
121 Washington Street | 401-274-2121
New Year's Eve party with Dox Ellis and Music Please. Includes  champagne toast at midnight.

Midnight Resolution With Shawn Dillon
December 31 | 8 p.m.
The Whiskey Republic
515 South Water Street | 401-588-5158
Spend New Year's Eve down by the water with this black & white affair hosted by Playboy's Miss February 2013 and featuring live entertainment & DJs.

New Year's at Public Kitchen & Bar
December 31 | 5 p.m.  
Public Kitchen & Bar
120 Francis Street | 401-919-5050
Ring in 2014 at Public Kitchen & Bar with a night of dinner and dancing! Reservations required.

New Year's Eve at Vanity
December 31 | 5 p.m. 
Vanity Restaurant & Lounge
566 South Main Street | 401-649-4667
Join Vanity for New Year's Eve and enjoy a three-course dinner package for two along with live dancing and music by DeeJ Tommy Dee.

New Year's Eve at Ri Ra Irish Pub
December 31 | 5 p.m.
RiRa Irish Pub
50 Exchange Terrace | 401-272-1953
Join RiRa in celebrating the New Year with a four-course meal, live music by The Complaints and DJ BobbleHead, and a champagne toast at midnight. 

4th Annual New Year's Eve RI Masquerade Ball
December 31 | 9 p.m.
Rhode Island Convention Center
One Sabin Street | 401-217-9127
A little bit of everything you need to bring in 2014 the right way. In fact, we don't think there's any better way to celebrate the New Year than the World Masquerade Ball.




New Year's at the Crowne Plaza
December 31
| 7 p.m.
Crowne Plaza
801 Greenwich ave | 401-732-0261
Ring in the New Year at the Crowne Plaza this year and enjoy live entertainment by Steve Smith and the Nakeds. Also enjoy a generous dinner buffet and cocktail hour.




New Year's Eve at Waterman Grille
December 31 | 5 p.m.
Waterman Grille
4 Richmond Square | 401-521-9229
Enjoy a three-course meal this New Year's at the Waterman Grille.

Dave & Buster's Family Package
December 31 | 5 - 8 p.m.
Dave & Buster's
40 Providence Place | 401-270-4555
Enjoy an appetizer buffet & desserts. Unlimited soft drinks, $10 power card, and an unlimited simulator play. 

New Year's Eve at Aspire
December 31 | 8:30 p.m.
Aspire Restaurant
311 Westminster Street | 401-521-3333
Celebrate with our beautifully prepared five-course tasting menu. Complimentary valet parking for diners.

New Year's Eve at Bluefin Grille
December 31
Bluefin Grille
1 Orms Street | 401-272-5852
Ring in the new year with decadence and style at the Bluefin Grille for a culinary celebration fixed-price menu. Reservations are strongly recommended.

New Year's Eve at Cook & Brown Public House

December 31 | 5 p.m.
Cook & Brown Public House
959 Hope Street | 401-273-7275
Celebrate New Year's at Cook & Brown Public House with Burgers, Beer and Bourbon (& Bubbles) along with a 3-course dinner menu and tons of family-style platters for everyone.

Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante New Year's Eve Special
December 31 | Reservations Required
Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante
265 Atwells Avenue | 401-528-1100
Celebrate a fantastic New Year's Eve here at Costantino's Venda Bar & Ristorante with a special four-course meal. 

Local 121 New Year's Special
December 31 | 5 p.m.
121 Washington Street | 401-274-2121
Join Local 121 in celebrating the New Year with a four-course dinner. Stay after the dinner for music and dancing along with a champagne toast at midnight.


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