Trainwreck New Year's Eve: Live music by the Mark Arbogast Blues Band from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., Dec. 31, $5. Trainwreck on the Landing, 701 N 1st, St. Louis, 314-436-1006.
White Ball: Winter wonderland decor, Northern Lights laser show, midnight toast and DJs Dave Aude and Scott McMurray; white attire requested. Fri., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., $20-$50. Velvet, 1301 Washington, St. Louis, 314-241-8178, www.velvetvibes.com.
Wild Country New Year's Eve: Live music by Rockin' Horse, personal bottle of Champagne and balloon drop. Fri., Dec. 31, $10 or $120 for hotel package. Wild Country, 17 Gateway, Collinsville, Illinois, 618-346-6775.
HOTELS & CASINOS
Alton Belle New Year's Eve: Special menu available at The Outfitter's Grill until 11 p.m.; upscale holiday buffet from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. ($16.95/person); New Year's Day Buffet $12.95 all day. Fri., Dec. 31; Sat., Jan. 1. Alton Belle Casino, 219 Piasa, Alton, Illinois 800-711-GAME.
American English New Year's Eve Bash: American English: The Complete Beatles Experience performs their homage to the Fab Four, with party favors and midnight Champagne toast included. Fri., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $50. Casino Queen, 200 S Front, East St. Louis, Illinois, 1-800-777-0777, www.casinoqueen.com.
Ameristar New Year's Eve Celebration: Free party favors, Champagne specials, balloon drop at midnight and live music from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., Dec. 31, call 800-325-7777 for info. Ameristar Casino/Cabaret, St. Charles Landing, St. Charles, 636-940-4300.
Chase Park Plaza New Year's Eve: Hors d'oeuvre reception, three-course plated dinner, open bar, Champagne toast at midnight and live music by the Fabulous Mowtown Revue, all on the Starlight Roof. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $160/person, call 314-633-6868 for reservations. Chase Park Plaza, 212 N Kingshighway, St. Louis.
Harrah's "Go Hollywood" New Year's Eve Party: Enter the casino via the red carpet as paparazzi snap your photo with Elvis, Marilyn and Lucille Ball; dance to the live music of Trixie Delight at the VooDoo Cafe & Lounge from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., Dec. 31, $10. Harrah's Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, St. Louis, 314-770-8100.
Holiday Inn New Year's Eve Bash: Dinner and drinks, party favors and live entertainment by Rhythm Rockers (in the Grand Ballroom) and Planet Boogie (in Generations Nightclub). Fri., Dec. 31, $169-$269. Holiday Inn Viking, Watson & Lindbergh, St. Louis, 314-821-6600.
New Year's Eve at Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel: Package includes entry to Jacques Sports Bar, live music with My Friend Mike (9 p.m.-1 a.m.), Champagne toast at midnight and overnight accomodation and breakfast. Fri., Dec. 31, $169/couple, 314-613-6490. Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel, 400 S 14th, St. Louis.
New Year's Eve at Hyatt Regency: Several overnight packages to choose from, all of which include the Ballroom Celebration, with live music, big screen TV showcase, cash food sales and Champagne toast at midnight. Fri., Dec. 31, $69-$350, call 314-231-1234 for party only tickets. Hyatt Regency Hotel, St. Louis Union Station, St. Louis, 314-231-1234.
New Year's Eve at the Ritz Carlton: Live music by Ralph Butler and band, complimentary Champagne and dessert buffet at midnight, cash bar all night; attire is semi-formal; "elevator ride home" package costs $289/room and includes the party and a night's stay at the Ritz. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $95. Ritz Carlton, 100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314-863-6300.
New Year's Eve Celebration Package: Includes admission for 2 to party in Madison Grand Ball Room, hors d'oeurves, 2 complimentary drinks and gourmet breakfast bar. Fri., Dec. 31, $199.99/couple. Holiday Inn Collinsville, 1000 Eastport Plaza, Collinsville, Illinois, 1-800-551-5133.
Non-Stop New Year's Eve at Adam's Mark: Several overnight packages to choose from and live music from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. by the Smash Band and the St. Louis Social Club. Fri., Dec. 31, call 314-342-4688 for reservations. Adam's Mark Hotel, 4th & Chestnut, St. Louis, 314-241-7400.
Party With a Purpose: Benefit party for Opportunities Industrialization Center includes live DJ, dinner for two, Champagne toast at midnight, live concert by Lakeside, overnight accomodations and New Year's Day brunch for two; formal attire required for party. Fri., Dec. 31, $269/couple, call 314-383-3890 for reservations. Airport Marriott, I-70 at Lambert Airport, St. Louis, 314-423-9700.
President's New Year's Eve: Live entertainment, New Year's Eve celebration dinner (4-11 p.m.), New Year's Day Brunch (11a.m.-3 p.m.). Fri., Dec. 31. President Casino, 800 N First, St. Louis, 314-622-1111.
Radison Hotel Clayton New Year's Eve Packages: Three different packages, ranging from drinks and entertainment to open bar, steak and lobster dinner and overnight stay, with live music in three ballrooms. Fri., Dec. 31, $29.95-$139.95/person, call for reservations. Radisson Hotel-Clayton, 7750 Carondelet, Clayton, 314-726-5400.
Ramada Inn New Year's Eve: Cocktails, dinner for two, dancing, comedy by Ricky Gutierrez at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, hotel accomodations and continental breakfast. Fri., Dec. 31, $199/couple. Ramada Inn Fairview Heights, 4900 N Illinois, Fairview Heights, Illinois,618-632-4747.
Westin St. Louis New Year's Eve Packages: Overnight packages include four-course menu paired with wine in the Clark Street Grill; individual meal packages and overnight packages also available. Fri., Dec. 31, $70-$299, call 314-552-5802 for reservations. Westin St. Louis, 811 Spruce, St. Louis.
Demolition Ball New Year's Eve: Book a group of 10 or more people to play Demolition Ball, a combination of hockey, football, polo and basketball --- in bumper cars; full bar and catering available. Fri., Dec. 31, call for price quote. Demolition Ball, 1860 Scherer Parkway, St. Charles, 636-940-7700, www.demolitionball.com.