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Ring in the new year with music and dance

Bermuda is set to ring in the new year with music, dancing and the traditional onion drop in St George's.

The Corporation of St George will have its countdown to 2019 in the town's Kings Square on Monday.

Quinell Francis, the Mayor of St George, said it was important to keep the tradition going.

She added: “This brings the Olde Towne alive.”

Ms Francis said the party in the East End was “a great way to end the Christmas season and start the new year”.

The free event will include food and novelty stalls and performances by Sinead the Flower, BLAC and Live Wires. Nadanja Bailey will act as MC.

Entertainment is scheduled to begin at 8pm, with the onion drop at midnight.

Rosewood Bermuda in Hamilton Parish and Perrier Jouet Champagne have teamed up for an all-inclusive dance party at the hotel's Camden Ballroom with music by DJs Rusty G, PM and Tom Fleming.

Doors open at 9.30pm, admission is $150 and includes a four-hour open bar, a Perrier Jouet champagne toast and snacks served after midnight.

The Corporation of Hamilton will not hold a new year's event this year. A spokeswoman for the corporation said it planned to alternate between a new year event and a Christmas Boat Parade.

There will still be traditional festivities in the capital.

Pier 6 is hosting an all-inclusive new year's event with a range of DJs and an open bar.

Admission is $100 and the doors open at 9pm.

Cosmopolitan Nightclub on Front Street will have a New Year's Eve Privilege Celebration with an open bar for Hennessy cognac and Ciroc vodka until midnight.

Organisers said the dress code was “glamorous” and admission would cost $45.

The Dog House will also ring in 2019 with a special event, with will start at 9pm with $10 admission.

Huckleberry Restaurant at Rosedon and Marcus' at the Hamilton Princess are offering special New Year's Eve dinners.

The Crown & Anchor bar at the Hamilton Princess will celebrate the new year with live music from Working Title.

Savvy Entertainment will hold a New Year's Eve celebration at The Shed on Cross Island at Dockyard with a range of artists including DJ Ale Mora.

General admission is free, but people who want to go must RSVP to get tickets at denzil@totalprobermuda.com. VIP tickets for the event cost $250.

The Fairmont Southampton hotel will have several options for New Year's Eve, including a four-course meal at Waterlot Inn with pianist Tony Bari.

DJ Craig Looby will provide entertainment at the Boundary Sports Bar & Grill and Mike Hind and the Kennel Boys will perform at the Jasmine Cocktail Bar.

Corporation of St George employees begin preparations for the traditional onion drop for the New Year's Eve celebration in the town. Pictured is Macai Simmons (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published December 29, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated December 29, 2018 at 7:54 am)

Ring in the new year with music and dance

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