9 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in New Jersey

Say goodbye to 2018! It’s time for champagne and a delicious dinner. First Nights with music and family fun. Dancing the night away to local DJs. Take your pick! There’s a way to celebrate the new year for everyone in New Jersey, no matter your taste. Here are the best events happening on NYE in the state. 

Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill, Fairfield, NJ

Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and then dance the night away at Calandra’s Mediterranean Grill. Dining begins at 5:30 p.m., with the music starting at 8 p.m. A champagne toast at midnight bids 2018 adieu and welcomes 2019. The event ends at 1:30 a.m. Contact the restaurant for reservations and ticket prices.

The Grand Hotel, Cape May, NJ

Spend New Year’s Eve on the Jersey Shore! The Grand Hotel in Cape May is hosting A Grand New Year’s Eve in their ballroom on the fifth floor. Guests will enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a Surf & Turf dinner, dancing all night to the Big House Band, a champagne toast and more. 

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Gladstone Tavern, Gladstone, NJ

Ring in the New Year at Gladstone Tavern. Starting at 9 p.m. they’ll offer a special menu, along with a champagne toast at midnight and an evening of live music and dancing. Bring your friends and enjoy a lively farewell to 2018.

Catherine Lombardi, New Brunswick, NJ

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Catherine Lombardi. Tickets include a delicious Italian dinner and drinks. Fireworks will be launched from the top of the Heidrich Hotel at midnight, so everyone will step outside with their champagne and ring in the New Year. Contact the restaurant for more information on how to purchase tickets.

iPlay America, Freehold, NJ

The whole family will love ringing in the New Year at iPlay America in Freehold. A live DJ will play tunes and take requests all night long. There will be party favors, giveaways and more as folks ride the rides and play laser tag and more. At midnight, confetti cannons will usher in 2019, as guests watch the ball drop in Times Square, thanks to several large screens. Contact iPlay America for reservations and tickets.

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First Night, Ocean City, NJ

Bring the entire family to First Night in Ocean City. A wealth of excitement awaits, including live performances, endless music, fun in the planetarium and more. Check the website to purchase buttons. Events start at 4 p.m. 

Doc O’Grady’s Irish Pub, Garden City South, NJ

Grab your friends and head to Doc O’Grady’s for New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door, and they include a full buffet dinner, live DJ for dancing, Top Shelf Open Bar, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. For cozy, comfy fun that doesn’t require huge bucks or fancy attire, get your tickets early and get ready to celebrate your best New Year’s Eve ever.

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George & Martha’s, Morristown, NJ

You’ll have a blast when you celebrate New Year’s Eve at George & Martha’s in Morristown. A DJ will play your favorite tunes as you dance the night away, and enjoy top shelf liquor, beer and wine. Tickets include a champagne toast at midnight, as well as a full midnight dinner buffet. Tickets in advance are $95. They’ll be $110 at the door—so buy early and get in on all the fun.

Sofia, Englewood, NJ

Spend New Year’s Eve in elegance at Sofia. Semi-formal dress is appropriate and packages will include dinner and entertainment. Contact the restaurant directly for ticket information and prepare to be dazzled on the last evening in 2018.

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