December is upon us which means New Year’s Eve celebrations on Long Island are right around the corner and they’ll be here before you know it! If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate with friends and family without having to do any of the hard hosting work, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the web looking for the best New Year’s Eve celebrations happening on Long Island and listed them for you to peruse with ease. So now all your responsible for is making the reservation (which we recommend doing sooner rather than later as space is limited).
New Year’s Eve celebrations on Long Island
Mirabelle Tavern at the Three Village Inn (150 Main St., Stony Brook) is hosting a special eight-course chef’s tasting dinner menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The cost is $105-$160 per person depending on whether you’d like a wine pairing to compliment your meal. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant directly at (631) 751-0555. Due to the statewide mask mandate, all guests will be expected to wear masks when they’re not seated regardless of vaccination status.
For a superiorly upscale celebration, head to the Crest Hollow Country Club (8325 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury) for its Black and White NYE Ball. The festivities include an illustrious cocktail hour featuring imported pasta, artisanal cheeses, farm-to-table selections, and classic appetizers. As well as a surf & turf dinner, dessert, LED-lit open-bar, red carpet photo ops, a night of dancing and a live DJ, a champagne toast at midnight, and a continental breakfast to immediately follow. The dress code is black and white attire and private tables are available to accompany parties of 10 or more. Tickets are $165 per person and are non-refundable. You must be 21+ and offer proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend, the event is slated for an 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. timeframe. For tickets or more information, click here.
Ring in the New Year family-style at the Long Island Aquarium (431 East Main St., Riverhead). From 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., the aquarium will transform from an educational atmosphere to a kid-friendly party with its Fishes & Wishes event. The celebration includes a cocktail hour, crafts, live DJ entertainment, an animal encounter meet and greet, a buffet dinner (that includes beer and wine for adults), a dessert and ice cream bar, and a mock midnight toast. Reservations are required and ticket prices range from $5-$130 depending on the age of the guest and aquarium membership status. The hotel next door, the Hyatt Place, is also offering packages should you wish to turn it into an overnight adventure. Masks are expected to be worn by all guests whenever possible. For tickets or more information, refer to the Long Island Aquarium site.
Looking for a truly unique way to celebrate the New Year? The Sapphire Princess (11 Richmond St., Freeport 11520) has exactly what you’re looking for: open ocean dancing, DJ entertainment, party hats, open bar, passed appetizers, a buffet dinner, photo booth, dessert bar, and bay cruise! The party boards at 9:30 p.m. sharp and reservations are required in advance ($146/person), you can get tickets online or by calling (516) 442-4614.
Ring in the New Year with laughter and cheer at CM Performing Arts Center (931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale) as comedy performances by David Weiss, John Santo, and Bill McCarty aims to put a stitch in your side. The two-hour comedy show starts promptly at 8 p.m., giving you enough time to get somewhere that’ll let you watch the ball drop. Tickets are $40 per person ($35 if purchased before December 15th) and are on sale through the CMPAC website. In light of the statewide mask mandate, guests will be required to wear masks.
For a New Year’s Eve party worthy of the Gold Coast, head to The Fox Hollow. Here, the hotel will be sounding off with a live DJ, dancing, cocktail hour, dinner reception, open bar, and champagne toast at midnight. Tickets to the gala are $165 per person and are all inclusive and nonrefundable. Guests can also choose to upgrade their tickets to also cover an overnight stay at the Inn as well as breakfast on New Year’s Day for $679 per couple. Space is limited and tickets are expected to sell out, so reserve your spot today by calling (516) 224-8100. Due to the statewide mask mandate, all guests are expected to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
For those of you uninterested in elaborate party celebrations, Fox Hollow’s on-site restaurant, Volpe will also be serving a special New Year’s Eve dinner. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (516) 802-7501.
The Allegria Hotel’s on-site restaurant, Atlantica on the Ocean, is offering a special a la carte menu exclusive for New Year’s Eve. This low-key celebration is perfect for the diner than enjoys a quieter meal with a top-notch view. Reservations are required, please call (516) 992-3730 to reserve a table.
The Chateau Briand (440 Old Country Rd., Carle Place) is offering visitors two different style NYE parties to choose from this year. Enjoy cocktail hour, a sit-down dinner, dessert, open bar, champagne toast at midnight, and a live performance by the band Crossing Midnight from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. for $175 per person or cocktail hour, open bar, sit-down dinner, champagne toast, and a live DJ set by Body Rock from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. for $160 per person. Proof of vaccination is required, and tickets are non-refundable. For tickets or more information, please call (516) 334-6125.
Head to East Wind (5720 Route 25A, Wading River) for an all-inclusive night of dancing, eating, and partying ‘til the ball drops for $125 per person. The celebration includes an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, a hot & cold buffet, live simulcast of Times Square, live DJ, party hats, noisemakers, horns, and a champagne toast at midnight. Couples can choose to stay the night and score two tickets to the gala and an overnight stay with late checkout for $595 per couple. East Wind’s on-site restaurant, Desmond’s, will be hosting a separate and quieter celebration sit-down dinner style. Diners will enjoy a three-course prix-fixe dinner (beverages not included) before ringing in the New Year.