New Year’s Eve is once again upon us, and we are afforded a chance to take one last look back at 2011 and reflect on the year that was. And after your final toast to say goodbye to 2011, it will be time to ring in 2012, a new unwritten year, full of unlimited potential and joy.
If you’re looking to get out and enjoy New Year’s Eve and still need to find a place to go, don’t leave town! Manchester Patch has you covered.
Below you’ll find Manchester Patch’s New Year’s Eve Guide, listing events in the Lakehurst/Manchester area. If you run a local business that is ringing in the new year with a celebration, please feel free to list your event in our comments section below.
And as always, if you are going out to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Patch urges you to please designate a driver.
204 Union Ave., Lakehurst. 732-691-7623. 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Enjoy a musical performance by the Old Rat Pack, coupled with a hot and cold buffet for only $25. Your entrance ticket will also include a midnight champagne toast, hats, and noise makers. The bar will be serving $1 draft beers and $2 mixed drinks. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance by calling the number listed.
La Bove Grande at the Circle Landmark
Route 70 and Union Ave., Lakehurst. 732-657-8377. 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
If you’re looking for a black tie New Year’s Eve event, be sure to attend the celebration at La Bove Grande. With an admission cost of $110, those in attendance will start out with a full cocktail hour that features a sushi bar, a main entrée of surf and turf, and dessert with a chocolate fountain and espresso bar. At midnight you’ll participate in a champagne toast to welcome in the New Year. On top of it all you’ll also be able to enjoy the five hour open bar that will run the duration of the evening. Tickets can be purchased by calling the listed number. Black tie dress code is required.
If a full-scaled banquet is not to your liking, the dining room will also be open serving dinner from 4-10.
Dinner Concert with Allison Speer at America's Keswick
601 Route 530, Whiting. 800-453-7942. 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Perhaps the party life isn’t your scene, and you’d rather spend New Year’s Eve gaining nourishment for your soul. Then be sure to check out America’s Keswick New Year’s Eve Dinner Concert, where $20 will gain you admission to a complete dinner and evening concert of Christian music, featuring Allison Durham Speer.
314 Route 70, Lakehurst. 732-657-4113. 9 p.m. - ?
Ring in the New Year with one of the area’s newest restaurants, as for $58.99 plus tax and gratuity, you can enjoy a three hour open bar, midnight champagne toast, all you can eat buffet, venetian dessert table, live entertainment, and dancing. The open bar will last from 9 until midnight. Tickets can be purchased by calling the number listed.
21 Union Ave, Lakehurst (732) 657-7000 9 p.m. - ?
If you’re more comfortable at the neighborhood pizzeria, then you’ll want to be at Luigi’s in the heart of Lakehurst. For $49.95 (plus tax and gratuity) you’ll be provided a dinner of your choosing off of the available menu, live entertainment, cash bar, and a midnight champagne toast. Dress code is casual.