2014 is coming to a close and there are plenty of things to do to celebrate the new year.  There are party events, big music acts, awesome dinner menus and even family friendly events that get everybody into the mood to bring in 2015.  Here are our Top 10 picks for NYE celebrations this Wednesday and Thursday throughout the entire region.

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    New Year's Eve and Day at Delta Lake Inn

    Watch Delta Lake Inn on Plate Night

    If you're looking for an early night, check out the Palisades Buffet at the Delta Lake Inn from 4 'til 9 p.m. and then a New Year's Day brunch from 11 'til 2.  Call 533-7710 or visit www.DeltaLakeInn.com for details.

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    Andrew Derminio, TSM

    Utica Comets Game on New Year's Day

    Get Details at Comets website

    The Utica Comets will host San Antonio during a New Year's Day matinee game scheduled at 3 p.m. on Thursday.  The Comets are on the road on Friday and back home on Saturday night.

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    Happy Zoo Year at the Utica Zoo


    On New Years Eve (Wednesday, December 31st) the Utica Zoo will be celebrating “Happy Zoo Year” from 11 to 1 pm in the Auditorium. Madagascar the movie will be shown on a projector screen. Kids will be able to participate in arts & crafts, and animal meet & greets. There will be a Hot Chocolate toast at Noon with free cookies on the side. Regular Winter Admission. Free for Members. The Utica Zoo is open on New Years Day.

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    Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Party at Shots

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    The Best New Years Eve Party in town at Shots!  Dress and Theme is The Great Gatsby. Photo booths will be on site.$50 for Open Bar, Appetizers, Champagne toast at midnight, Party favors and best of all amazing Live Music from Last Left. Party starts at 9pm New Years Eve. Limited tickets will be sold. Call for Details 534-1664

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    Showtime at Vernon Downs


    Ring Eyed Pete's Bar
    It's New Year's Eve at Ring Eyed Pete's Bar at Vernon Downs from 9:30pm - 1:30 a.m.; enjoy live entertainment by the band Showtime. Balloon drop, noise makers while supplies last, and FUN!
    Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight.  Plus dinner at Mr. G's restaurant.

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    New Year's Eve Dinner at Tailor and the Cook


    Recently listed as one of the country's Top 100 restaurants, the Tailor and the Cook has an all inclusive menu for New Year's Eve for $80 per person, includes champagne toast and a few surprises.  Call (315) 624-FOOD.

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    Classified at Turning Stone Resort & Casino


    The Turning Stone's New Year's Eve Dance Party is in the Event Center featuring Soul Mine and Classified.  Check out the website for parties at all venues of the Turning Stone here.  $50 per person for groups of 4 or more includes bottle of Moët champagne  To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the Box Office at 315.361.7469.

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    New Year's Eve Party at Waterfront Grille in Herkimer

    New Year's menu

    Live Music plus, lunch service 11:30 am - 3:00 pm; Ala carte menu from 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm; Prix Fixe Menu 6pm - 11:00 pm $85.00 pp plus tax and gratuity.  Live music from 8:00 pm - 12:00 am in the lounge.  Watch Waterfront Grille on Plate Night here.

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    Club Aqua's All Night New Year's Eve Party in Bridgewater


    Grit N Grace will start off the New Year's Eve celebration and keep playing into the New Year at Club Aqua in Bridgewater. Looking Back DJ Service will keep the party going all night long, playing your favorite music and Karaoke. Advanced tickets will be available from after Christmas to the day BEFORE New Years Eve for $15 and $20 including breakfast. Tickets purchased New Years Eve are $20 and $25 including breakfast. There will be a $5 cover charge for entry after 2a.m.; Club Aqua has received an All Night Permit for New Years Eve from the NYS Liquor Authority. This will allow them to stay open and serve your favorite beverages ALL NIGHT LONG. The Club says they'll be there partying and enjoying adult beverages until the last person is served, 8am, 9am or whenever. Call for details: 315-822-5055.

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    New Year's Eve Party at Beardslee Castle in Little Falls


    Well, you won't be able to get dinner because the restaurant is completely booked up for New Year's Eve; but, if you're looking for a great time, this is it.  The
    New Year's Eve Party in THE DUNGEON at the historic Beardslee Castle on Route 5 in Little Falls starts at 10pm.
    There's NO cover charge, music by JAB, drink specials, champagne toast at midnight and more. Ring in the New Year at your favorite Castle - the Beardslee Castle, Route 5 just east of Little Falls.

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