New Year’s Eve is like prom: You get really excited about it, you probably dress up, and before you know it, it’s over. Unlike prom, though, you actually get a chance to do it over. Here are three ways to get it right:
$$$: Dwight & Nicole New Year’s Eve Celebration, $85
Have a smooth and soulful evening with the musical stylings of blues and roots act Dwight & Nicole. The latter half of this pair was a finalist on “The Voice,” and the duo has performed at venues around the world. Admission includes a midnight toast and party favors.
Regatta Bar, The Charles Hotel
1 Bennett St.
$$: Russell House Tavern, $59 prix fixe ($77 with beer and wine pairings)
Harvard Square could not be a better place to ring in the New Year, and Russell House Tavern has you covered with a three-course prix fixe meal to make you feel fancy before the countdown. Oysters, arctic char, and New England cheeses all make an appearance on the menu.
Russell House Tavern
14 John F. Kennedy St.
$: Ghostbusters 2 at Brattle Theatre, $10
Okay, so maybe you’re not into the crowds and the celebrations. If that’s true, check out this classic sequel. These ghost hunters are back to battle a river of pink slime threatening New York City. Depending on the cocktail, by the time you step out of the theatre, Cambridge might be suffering the same.
40 Brattle St.