Sunday, December 28, 2008

STL New Year's Eve 2008

Fete Member Rebecca Rodgers recommends some great activities for News Year’s Eve. She shared them in an article in the St. Louis American.
Here are a few suggestions for STL NYE 2008: Most wonderful time of the year.
Enjoy & Happy Holidays!

Before making those 2009 New Year's resolutions, consider these options to make 2008 an unforgettable New Year's Eve celebration in St. Louis.

Praise Explosion

Consider a non-traditional watch experience at Shalom Church (City of Peace) at the Lindbergh Campus, beginning at 10:00 p.m. on December 31st. Call 314.653.2300 for more information.

Family fun

Why not kick things off early with a "Noon Year's Eve" celebration at Saint Louis Science Center's The EXPLORADOME with Radio Disney AM 1260. This affair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., features music, games, prizes and n of course n noise-makers! Log onto: for more details.

Then, keep the party going with the ultimate family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year's Eve party at "First Night® St. Louis 2009: Kaleidoscope." Ring in the new at the Grand Center arts and entertainment district from 5:30 p.m. n midnight. The first batch of fireworks launch at 9 p.m., and the Grand Fireworks will wrap up the night n and the year n at midnight. Visit for information.

While in Grand Center, stop in and take pleasure in the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra New Year's Eve Concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call (314) 534-1700 or (314) 534-1111, or view

Or rock in the New Year at The New Year's Eve celebration at the Hard Rock Café St. Louis. No cover charge and all ages are welcome. The full dinner menu is available until 11 p.m. and the bar stays open 'til 1 a.m. Call 314-621-7625 for details.


Get your laugh on at STL's House of Comedy. The two shows include: an open bar, hilarious comedy show, six gut busting comics, and a Champagne Toast and an after Party with The Later Show. For a list of acts, go to:

Virtual Connection

Log onto to:,, and www.stlamerican.comfor your virtual connections to additional events and parties going on during New Year's Eve. Couples and Groups Get an early jump on the evening with dinner cruises aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboats. Reservations are required, call 877-982-1410 for information, or book online at

Holiday Inn Select n Downtown features Majic 104.9's radio personality Sylvester the Cat & Live Jazz Band starting at 8 p.m. There's an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a prime rib buffet, champagne at midnight, free party hats, noisemakers and free parking. Call Donnell to make your party reservations at 314-521-3599, and call 1-800-HOLIDAY to make hotel room reservations. Log onto: and for additional suggestions.

Afterwards, get your basement bash on at The Lower Lounge at Mike Shannon's (, 314.421.1540.) For additional ideas on how to wrap up '08, go to: Or, head over to Westport Plaza and ring in the New Year with free fireworks and free carriage rides.

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