There are plenty of options for celebrating New Year's Eve this year, and several businesses right here in Elmhurst are hosting parties. This is only a sampling; please tell us what you're doing this year in the comments below.
For those who want to get out and ring in the new year while sticking close to home:
Fitz's Spare Keys, 119 N. York Road
The Hot Sauce Committee will be upstairs, DJ Jimmy downstairs at Fitz's. Enjoy an open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., balloon drop, champagne toast and a midnight buffet. Email Joe@fitzssparekeys.com to get tickets or reserve a table. Tickets are $75 each. Doors open at 4 p.m., the band starts at 9 p.m. and Fitz's will be open until 3 a.m. To buy tickets online, click here. Call (630) 379-5007.
York Theatre, 150 N. York St.
Whether you want to pre-game with a movie, or the movie is the main event, York Theatre is the place to be. Nearly every movie time on Monday, Dec. 31, will have you out of the theater before midnight so you can enjoy a countdown somewhere. There's really something for everyone playing on Monday, Dec. 31: Django Unchanged (R), The Guilt Trip (PG-13), Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D (PG-13), Jack Reacher (PG-13), Les Miserables (PG-13), Lincoln (PG-13), Monsters Inc. 3D (G), Parental Guidance (PG), Rise of the Guardians (PG), and This is 40 (R). For movie times, click here.
Mack's Golden Pheasant, 668 W. North Ave.
Celebrate New Year's Eve with dinner at Mack's—and you're almost sure to run into an old friend. For $29.95 a person, you'll get a multi-course dinner. Entree choices include roast duck, pork tenderloin, almond crusted tilapia and chicken oscar. For $39.95, you'll get a multi-course dinner with entree choices that include filet mignon and crab legs. Both options include a glass of wine, cocktail or beer, and a glass of champagne and party favors. Don't miss out on half-price bottles of wine all day. Call (630) 279-8544.
Cuvee Cellars, 545 S. Spring Road
Enjoy live music with Jake Duffy and Tommy Pope. Sit back and relax at the wine bar with a crisp white or a bold red and a plate of cheese. Cuvee Cellars offers more than 25 wines by the glass. Open until 2 a.m. (630) 833-2300.
Flight 112 Wine House, 112 W. Park Ave.
Flight 112 will ring in the new year with a masquerade party. Dress for a masquerade and run into that masked woman or man. $30 for Cajun-style buffet and a champagne toast. Menu includes Gumbo yaya, muffaletta sandwich, Cajun-style chicken and black beans, red beans and ham jambalaya, white bean and artichoke puree, bananas foster sauce on pecan pie. Food will be served from 8 to 11 p.m. Only 40 spots available. Reserve by clicking here. Call (630) 758-0808.
Two seatings, 6 and 8 p.m., at Cafe Amano. Enjoy delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts. Call (630) 279-9333 to book a reservation.
A $50 ticket to Embers includes an open bar. Book your spot Upstairs at Embers. The kitchen will be open until 1 a.m. so you can satisfy that late night snack attack. Call (630) 834-5700 to reserve a spot.
Waterford Banquet and Conference Center, 933 S. Riverside Drive
Ring in 2013 dressed to kill at the Waterford. Test your secret agent skills at our Casino Royale themed party. Four-hour premium bar and champagne toast, cruise-style buffet, balloon drop at midnite and party favors. Dress is formal and the party starts at 8 p.m. Discount hotel rates are available. Tickets are $100.
Click here for more information. Call Kate at 312-459-2488.