It’s important to be honest about who you are. And if you’re the kind of person who can envision no better evening than one spent chilling at Central Perk, throwing out a few Chandler zingers, and learning the Ross and Monica Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve dance routine, then you have found your Nirvana. The pop-up will stay open until 1am, and all guests, no matter what time they arrive, will receive a complimentary champagne flute.
Want to make sure you’re invited back next year? Then show up with this over-the-top spread: 50 Island Creek Oysters, 50 grams of Island Creek caviar, and two pounds of cooked shrimp. And don’t delay -- oysters can actually chill in the refrigerator for up to 10 days, so you might as well place your order sooner rather than later.
I mean, hell, which not just give in entirely? The entire casino is pulling out all the stops for the night, including multiple comedy shows and live music performances, a decades-themed dance party, multiple dinner specials (how’s a 20-ounce lobster tail hit you?), and VIP packages at both the bowling alley and the outdoor igloo experience. And yes, there are still rooms available.
Cost: VIP bowling packages are $350; igloo experience starts at $500
Not every NYE needs to be epic. Show up at 10pm and spend the next four hours dancing your cares away with views of the Charles River as your background. It’s basic, it’s carefree, and it’s wallet-friendly.