New Year's Eve Guide

Week of December 28, 2006

Pop's Nightclub New Year's Eve: Ring in the new year with a buffet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. along with a complimentary Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight, party favors; music by Undercover and Breach of Peace; 21 and up only. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., $8-$10. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Ave., East Saint Louis, 618-274-6720,

Ritz-Carlton's Second Annual "Red Velvet Lounge" New Year's Eve Event: Sponsored by Bacardi and Red Bull, this premier New Year's Eve experience offers chic surroundings, interactive entertainment and extensive menu selection. Themed rooms will offer a different experience around every corner: live music with Swing Cat Swing in one room and a DJ in another; numerous interactive buffets offer specialty cuisine; live gaming environment with blackjack, roulette and Texas Hold 'Em; open bar and a Champagne toast. Sun., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $175 per person or $499 room package includes tickets, deluxe room accommodations and breakfast for two. Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, 100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314-863-6300.

Shania Twain Tribute Show: Ring in the new year with Donna Huber starring as "Shania Twin," tickets for 8 p.m. show include two drinks and the 11 p.m. show two drinks, party favors and a Champagne toast; for more package deals visit their Web site. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 & 11 p.m., $20-$30. Casino Queen, 200 S Front, East Saint Louis, 1-800-777-0777.

"Skate In" the New Year: Admission includes skating and skate rental, appetizer buffet, hot chocolate, soda, beer, wine and party favors. No reservations required. Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., $15-$23. Steinberg Skating Rink, Forest Park, 314-367-7465 or 314-361-0613,

Smash Band and David Glover Band Ballroom Package: Overnight accommodations for two, continuous live music from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring Smash Band and the David Glover Band; appetizers, open bar until midnight, Champagne toast and party favors. Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $265 per couple with room or $159 per couple for party only. Adam's Mark Hotel, 4th & Chestnut, 314-241-7400.

Stratford's New Year's Eve Party: Featuring an open bar of draft beer, house liquor, wine and soda from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. and music from Meramec Bottom, Trixie Delight and a DJ dance mix with Derrick Keith, plus a Champagne toast at midnight; dinner is served from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., $39.99. Stratford Bar & Grill, 800 S. Hwy. Dr., Fenton, 636-343-5757.

Tony Viviano Band at Michael's Restaurant: Once voted St. Louis' best entertainer, Tony Viviano performs with Sarah Greene and Randy Holmes starting at 8 p.m.; dinner is served from 6 to 10 p.m.; hotel accommodations available at Michael's Swiss Inn; pre-paid reservations required, call for prices more details and reservations. Sun., Dec. 31. Michael's Restaurant & Swiss Inn, 425 Broadway, Highland, 618-654-8646.

Trainwreck New Year's Eve: Fireworks at 6 p.m. followed by live music from Shrinking Violets from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sun., Dec. 31. Trainwreck Saloon at Westport, 314 Westport Plaza (I-270 and Page Avenue), Maryland Heights, 314-434-7222.

Turkish Style New Year's Eve at Aya Sofia: Celebrate the New Year Turkish-style with a traditional four-course meal, a Champagne toast and belly dancers; call ahead for reservations. Sun., Dec. 31, $55. Aya Sofia, 6671 Chippewa St., Saint Louis, 314-645-9919,

Twangfest/KDHX Benefit: The $10 cover includes all the music (performances by Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack, Peter Cooper, Molly Thomas and Folk'n BlueGrass with Brian Curran), bowling and pool you can handle between noon and 5:30 p.m.; tickets available at the door day of event only. Saratoga Lanes, 2725 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-645-5308,

24 Hours of Yoga New Year's Eve Celebration: Live local music, movies and a silent art action all benefit Hope Happens, a non-profit group dedicated to finding a cure for ALS; all levels of yoga welcome. Sun., Dec. 31, 5 p.m., $20-$30. Marbles Yoga Studio, 1905 Park Ave., 314-621-4744,

Westport Plaza Fireworks Display: Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display and musical entertainment at 6 p.m. from the village and enjoy free carriage rides from 6 to 9 p.m. Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., free. Westport Plaza, I-270 & Page Ave., Maryland Heights, 314-576-2727,

Wet Kiss Swimwear Model Search: Wet Kiss Swimwear will be looking for the hottest women in St. Louis to host parties at some of the hottest, sexiest clubs in St. Louis. Sat., Dec. 23, free. America's Pub, 621 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights, 314-205-8508,

Wild, Cool, & Swingin' LIVE: Finale offers a four-course meal in their dining room, unlimited Champagne, party favors and the big-band sounds of Wild, Cool, & Swingin' and their "Rat-Pack Las Vegas-style Entertainment." Sun., Dec. 31, 6 p.m., $125, includes tax and gratuity. Finale Music & Dining, 8025 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton, 314-863-8631,

Winter Gala '07: This benefit celebration features music by Fruit Jam, a raffle, auction, party favors and appetizers. Sun., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., $25. Immanuel Congregational Church, 3460 Jamieson, 314-645-8956.

Zydeco New Year's Eve: Voted St. Louis' best place to dance and dance you will to the only zydeco New Year's Eve party with Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, and don't forget the Cajun buffet by Norton's of Soulard! Sun., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $80 single tickets or $150 a couple. Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave., 314-664-8000,

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