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Ring in the New Year: Five Area Party Packages, Specials

Several area restaurants and bars will offer New Year's Eve specials and party packages.

D'Andrea Banquets and Conference Center

Ring in the New Year in style at D'Andrea Banquets and Conference Center, 4419 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake. For D'Andrea's $90 package you will get:

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Hors' deuvres/premium open bar. 
  • 8 p.m.: Complete dinner with unlimited wine. The dinner includes: baked french onion soup au gratin, mesculin-mixed salad with raspberry vinaigrette, chateau briand with lobster tail, double-baked potato and more. 
  • 9 p.m.: live DJ and dancing
  • 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.: Open bar, party hats and favors champagne toast and balloon drop

 Reservations are suggested: (815) 459-7234

Fire Bar and Grill

Fire Bar and Grill, 435 Angela Lane in Crystal Lake, is offering a New Year's Eve party package. For $55, you will get an open bar from 8 p.m. until midnight and a four-course buffet.

The UFC Band will perform, there will be guest DJs, a champagne toast at midnight and a balloon drop. Fire Bar will be open until 4 a.m.

There is also a shuttle available to the Holiday Inn Express, 2595 Bunker Hill Drive in Algonquin, from Fire Bar and Grill for those who book 10 or more rooms. The room cost is $99 per person and $109 for double occupancy for those who use promo code "Fire Bar" when booking at 847-458-6000. The Fire Bar phone number is 815-459-3473.

Port Edward Restaurant

The Hudson McCoy Band will perform at Port Edward Restaurant on New Year's Eve and a champagne toast will be held at midnight. There will be early bird specials from 4 to 6 p.m. and are listed on the Port Edward Restaurant website. For more details or to make a reservation, call Port Edward at 847-658-5441.

Moretti's NYE Party and Kid's NYE Party

The $59 per person ticket guarantees admission into Moretti’s New Year’s Eve Club 2012 party from 7:30 to 11 p.m.

With the ticket, party goers enjoy an open bar from 8 p.m. to midnight, and deluxe dinner from 8 to 10 p.m. Moretti’s, at 220 N. Randall Road in LITH, will provide the DJ and dancing until 4 a.m. The celebration promises a multi-media midnight countdown with balloons, party favors and champagne toast. People can reserve their tickets ahead of time by calling Moretti’s at 847-854-7220.

Moretti's is also hosting a kid's New Year's Eve party from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. There will be a DJ, kids video countdown, balloon blast and party favors. Cost is $11.99 for adults and $7.99 for kids. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 847-854-7220.  

Thirsty Whale New Year's Eve Party

You can ring in the New Year at the Thirsty Whale, 1700 S. Randall Road at the Algonquin Commons in Algonquin. DJ Ma LO will start at 10 p.m. and drink special include: $4 Captain Morgan and Jack Daniel mixers, $3 well drinks, $4 bombs and 1/2-off select bottles of wine. Food specials include: Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar-Stuffed Burger, $11.99; Salmon with Pesto Potatoes, $13.99; and Surf-n-Turf, $19.99; crispy calamari, $10.99; and Lobster Bisque, $7.99.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch directory has a full list of Algonquin and Lake in the Hills bars.

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