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Plenty of ways to welcome in 2016

• The Reefs invites you to come ring in the New Year with them with one of two options on Thursday, December 31. Firstly, from 6pm, you can join them for dinner then drinks and dancing to the tunes of DJ Travis. The cost is $115 per person, plus gratuities. The dinner will also be included in their special NYE staycation package which, for the price of $399 plus tax and gratuities, includes the room, dinner and party, and breakfast the next morning. You can also add on an extra night for only $100 more, either before or after the 31st and this includes breakfast. Alternatively, you can join them for a special chef's table at 7pm. This fantastic last meal of 2015 will feature 11 courses paired with wines, and includes all the festivities and party after the dinner. The cost is $200 per person, plus gratuities. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222.

• If you're looking for a casual and relaxed way to spend the last moments of 2015, then New Year's Eve in Crown & Anchor could be the event for you on Thursday, December 31. From 6.30pm, they'll tempt you with an extensive selection of tapas on their family table; perhaps a great way to start the evening if you're going on to another party. However, they think their amazing dessert buffet, served at 9.30pm, will tempt you to stay way past midnight. And that's when they'll serve you fish chowder in traditional Bermuda style. The evening is topped off with the sounds of The Big Chill. The cost is $79 per person, plus gratuities. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or ham.diningreservations@fairmont.com.

• Enjoy a fantastic dinner overlooking Hamilton Harbour and ring in the New Year in style at Beau Rivage's New Year's Eve Dinner on Thursday, December 31. From 6.30pm, Beau Rivage will offer a specially created a la carte menu with traditional French New Year's Eve dishes. For more information, or to reserve your prime spot, contact 232-8686.

• Celebrate the last evening of 2015 with a New Year's Eve Gala Dinner and Party at Cafe Lido and the Deep on Thursday, December 31. The evening will begin with a five-course gourmet dinner created by executive chef Serge Bottelli, with reservations available between 7pm and 8.30pm. After dinner, Supatone Sound will have you dancing the night away in the Deep Nightclub and Lounge, until 3am. Partygoers will also have the best view of the fireworks at Elbow Beach at midnight. The cost is $120 for dinner, while entry to the Deep is $40, or $20 for Lido diners. Reservations are essential. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-9884.

• Grotto Bay Beach Resort invite you to join them to bring in the New Year on Thursday, December 31. With seatings from 7pm until 9pm, their chefs have designed a fantastic menu which will be served along with New Year's favours. After dinner, you can either head off to St George's to watch the onion drop or hang out with DJ Bubbles, and his son DJ Tevin, who will get you up and dancing in the Palm Court. The cost is $80 per person, plus 17 per cent gratuity. For more information or to make a reservation, contact guest services on 293-8333.

• Devil's Isle Cafe invites you to celebrate New Year's Eve with them, Roaring Twenties style on Thursday, December 31. The Roaring Twenties was a time of vigour and excitement but also a time of chaos. Prohibition, mobsters, Al Capone. cinema, music and fashion took to the forefront. It introduced the era of the Speakeasy, the Cotton Club and the Zoot Suit. Dance became refined and energetic. On New Year's Eve, Devil's Isle Cafe intend to embrace this era, deliver it as a step back in time and provide a night to remember. The evening will begin at 7.30pm with a complimentary reception of specialised cocktails, highballs, select beer and wine. They will also be hand passing canapes designed by their kitchen. The reception will be followed by a three-course sit down dinner at 8.30pm. Guests will also receive a take-home gift. After dinner, you can stroll down to Front Street and watch the fireworks. before returning to drink specials, $10 champagne and a night of Devil's Isle hospitality. Priority will be given to dinner guests. Guests are asked to come dressed in Roaring Twenties attire and there will be prizes for the best dressed for the era. The entrance fee is $200 and pre-purchase is required. Space is limited so you are encouraged to book early. For more information or to make a reservation, contact 292-3284.

• Coco Reef invites you to Leap into 2016 with a celebratory NYE dinner package at their resort on Thursday, December 31. The package includes canapés in their spectacular lobby from 7pm, a special dinner menu at 8pm, an after-party with live DJ Craig “Bubbles” Darrell from 10pm, a glass of champagne at midnight and party favours. The cost is $140 per person, which includes gratuities. Reservations and full payment are required in advance. Package guests can also avail of a special offer where they can add a room for $150, based on double occupancy (tax and fees included). For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 236-5416 ext 7826 or dmoorghen@cocoreef.bm.

• Cambridge Beaches invites you to welcome 2016 with them at their New Year's Eve celebration on Thursday, December 31. Beginning at 8pm, you can enjoy a five-course gala dinner, followed by entertainment courtesy of DJ Scott Roy. The cost is $95 per person, plus 17 per cent gratuities. For more information or to make a reservation, contact 234-0331 or maitred@cambeach.bm.

• Enjoy your NYE on both land and sea as Fourways Inn and ÜberVida present Celebrate New Year's Eve 2015 Dinner and Cruise on Thursday, December 31. The evening will begin at Fourways with pre-dinner cocktails at 7.30pm, followed by a five-course dinner at 8pm. After dinner, festivities will continue on board Bermuda's celebration yacht. ÜberVida, which will depart Darrell's Wharf at 11pm sharp, with boarding from 10.30pm. There will then be a countdown to midnight as you bring in the New Year under the stars with fantastic views of Bermuda's waters and Paradise Lakes. Music will be open format featuring all genres of dancing and fun party music (requests welcome). ÜberVida will return to Darrell's Wharf to disembark at 1.30am. Guests can also expect party favours upon arrival at Fourways, lots of amazing giveaways and prizes throughout the night, and complimentary Moet Chandon champagne upon arrival at FourWays and the ÜberVida yacht. Tickets are $200 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.UberVida.net.

• Welcome 2016 in one of Bermuda's newest restaurants as you celebrate New Year's Eve at Marcus' on Thursday, December 31. At Marcus', they've been working hard to create a New Year's Eve that you'll remember for a long time to come and they promise you an incredible experience. From 8pm, they invite you to join them on the terrace overlooking Hamilton Harbour for a complimentary glass of champagne. Then join them inside for a five-course degustation menu that chef Leonardo has created to make sure you go into 2016 in the finest of style. DJ Felix and friends will be there to entertain you all evening long. The cost is $225 per person, plus gratuities. For more information or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or ham.diningreservations@fairmont.com.

• Celebrate the end of 2015 to the sounds of the quintessential Piano Men as Fairmont Southampton and 441 Productions present the Ultimate Tribute To Sir Elton John and Billy Joel: The Face To Face Show, Dueling Pianos on Thursday, December 31. Doors to the Fairmont Southampton's Poinciana Ballroom open at 8pm, with showtime at 9pm, recreating some of the magic of the most successful and longest-running concert pairing in pop history. Local acts will include Mike Hind, the Simons Brothers Musical Band, and more with Mike Bishop serving as Master of Ceremonies. The Dinner and Show Package includes a five-course gala dinner served in the Mid Ocean Amphitheatre at 7pm. During dinner, you can enjoy live entertainment by the Simmons Brothers Musical Band. Tickets are $99, or $69 for children 12 and under, for the show only. All seating will be at tables. Dinner and show packages are $199 per person, or $125 for children 12 and under, inclusive. Book a table of 12 and you will get two complimentary show tickets. Tickets are available from www.BDAtix.bm.

• Enjoy a delicious end to 2015 at the Waterlot Inn NYE Gala Dinner on Thursday, December 31. From 8.30pm, you can begin New Year's Eve with a 6-course prix fixe dinner with an optional wine pairing, accompanied by live entertainment. The cost for dinner only is $159 dinner per person, plus 17 per cent gratuity, while the cost of the dinner with wine pairing is $259 per person, plus 17 per cent gratuity. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.

• Why travel to New York to watch the ball drop when you can watch Bermuda's twist on this tradition at the onion drop in St George's instead as the Corporation of St George presents New Year's Eve 2015 on Thursday, December 31. The NYE celebration will be in King's Square from 8.30pm until 1am, including live Music by Bermuda Idol Samantha Smith and Prestege, performances by Rockfire and music by DJ Black Lion, as well as the infamous onion drop at midnight. There will be food vendors, raffles and fireworks at midnight. There is no cover charge. For more information, contact 297-1532 or ctrott@stgeorge.bm.

• 441 Productions presents two different NYE parties at Ciroc the New Year on both levels at Pier 6 Waterfront Complex on Thursday, December 31. Doors open at 9pm. The Ciroc Tent on the upstairs level will be hosted by UZIMON and his burlesque dancers and will include entertainment by DJ Hedspin (2011 Red 3Style World Champion), Charly Hustle (2015 Red 3Style Canadian Champion and Tokyo World Finalist), DJ Smokey and DJ Dan Ho. Downstairs will be the Moët Lounge, with entertainment by Poison Dart, Rusty G, DJ Chubb and YGS. Admission to the Ciroc Tent is $50 for Early Birds and $70 for General. VIP tables for ten, which include five bottles, cost $2,000. Admission to Ciroc tent also allows access to Moet Lounge, two parties in one. Admission to the Moët Lounge only is $30 for early birds and $50 for general. VIP tables for ten, which include four bottles, cost $1,500. Tickets are available at www.BDAtix.bm. For more information, or to purchase VIP tickets, contact 441productions@transact.bm.

• Add a little sparkle to your New Year's Eve celebrations as Lanson Champagne presents Glitz and Glamour: NYE 2016 on Thursday, December 31. From 10pm until late at Light Nightclub in the White Horse Tavern, St. George's, you can see in the New Year with music by Mista Genius and DJ Sheep, with an early warm by Prestige. As well as the best view of the midnight fireworks, you can also expect free party favours and a free champagne toast at midnight. This event is sponsored by Lanson Champagne, WKD, Russian Standard Vodka, Carib Beer, Wild Apache Promotion and White Horse Tavern. Tickets are $25 in advance from Jazzy Boutique, The Cave in St. George's, or call 707-2109 or 336-8153.

• If your night will just be getting started when the clock strikes midnight for 2016, then Ubervida's Official New Year's Eve After Party on Friday, January 1, could be for you. Bermuda's celebration yacht, UberVida, will depart No 1 Dock on Front Street at 3am, with boarding from 2.30am. A cash/credit card bar will be available and the boat will return to the dock at about 5am. Tickets are $20 and should be purchased in advance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.UberVida.net.

• After a night of celebrating and welcoming in the New Year, you would probably appreciate a leisurely start to your day. For this reason, the Hamilton Princess have extended their breakfast buffet hours and what they serve to bring you The Lazy Breakfast at the Crown & Anchor Restaurant on Friday, January 1. From 7am until 2pm, you can take your time, relax and enjoy. There'll even be a bloody Mary station should you need something to perk you up from the night before. The cost is $28 per person, plus gratuities. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or ham.diningreservations@fairmont.com.

• Party, sleep in and then enjoy a delicious New Year's Day brunch at Beau Rivage on Friday, January 1. Reservations are available from 11am until 3.30pm and brunch will include dishes from around the world, including shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, salad bar, sushi, Bermuda cod fish breakfast, egg benedict, pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon. hash brown potato, pork roast,leg of beef carving with Yorkshire pudding, fresh catch of the day, and an array of decadent desserts, such as yule log, chocolate fountain, and petit fours, French macaroons, baked Alaska, and many more delicious options. To perk you up after a hard night of celebrating, there will also be a bloody mary Bar at a cost of $7 per drink. The cost is $58 per person or $35 for children aged 10 and under, plus 17 per cent gratuities. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 232-8686.

• After what is sure to be a long night, perk up with a bloody Mary or mimosa to accompany your New Year's Day Brunch at Grotto Bay on Friday, January 1. Available from 11am until 4pm, you can start off the long weekend in style with all your usual favourites. The cost is $55 per person, plus 17 per cent gratuities. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact guest services on 293-8333.

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Published December 21, 2015 at 8:00 am (Updated December 20, 2015 at 10:15 pm)

Plenty of ways to welcome in 2016

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