Enjoy live music, buffets fit for a king, and champagne toasts with breathtaking river views. These New Year’s Eve packages in Clark and Floyd counties will help you welcome 2017.

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center’s New Year’s Package

Begin your celebration with a delicious dinner buffet at the Clarion’s Champions Grille. Then listen and dance to live music played by the Tymes Band. Enjoy a cash bar and party favors throughout the evening. Ring in 2017 with a midnight champagne toast and a balloon drop. After the full breakfast buffet, rest in one of Clarion’s newly renovated rooms. You’ll appreciate the late check-out time of 2 p.m. Cost: $229 for two (plus tax) Where: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 505 Marriott Dr., Clarksville Info: (812) 283-4411 for reservations

Special Rate at the Cobblestone Hotel and Suites

Call ahead to reserve a room and you’ll receive a special New Year’s Eve rate at the Cobblestone Hotel and Suites. Want to make your stay more festive? Add the New Year’s Eve Special which includes a box of chocolates, non-alcoholic grape juice, rose petals, and a gift bag with lotions. Visit the nearby Rusty Bucket or MacDaddy’s, two restaurant bars that will provide New Year’s Eve entertainment. Cost: $75.99-$109.99 plus tax. Add $20 more per room for the New Year’s Eve package Where: Cobblestone Hotel and Suites, 2201 Grace Ave., Charlestown Info: (812) 256-5400; www.StayCobblestone.com/in/charlestown

Bristol Bar & Grille’s annual “Wine and Food Travelogue”


Leave your passport at home and experience a wine and food Travelogue from Italy, France, Southern Africa, and Hungary. Master Sommelier, Scott Harper, will pair six wines with a delicious five-course meal prepared by Chef Heather Brown. The menu and wines will include: 1st Course: Assorted Appetizers. Wine: Cremant D ’Alsace Furst (Alsace, France) 2nd Course: Benton country ham, marinated sun-dried tomatoes, baby Iceberg, Point Reyes blue cheese dressing. Wine: Dry Furmint Royal Tokaji Wine Company “Oddity” (Tokaji, Hungary) 2013 3rd Course: Veal, kale and ricotta tortelloni with shrimp sauce. Wine: Barbera D’Asti Damiliano (Piedmont, Italy) 2014 4th Course: Roasted pork tenderloin, fingerling potatoes, roasted beef steak tomatoes and rosemary demi-glace. Wine: Crozes-Hermitage Guigal (Rhone, France) 2013, and Estate Klein Constantia (Constantia, South Africa) 2013 5th Course: chocolate mousse, white chocolate mousse, pistachio mousse, and chocolate-dipped strawberry. Wine: Santo Vino Villa Campobello (Tuscany, Italy) Cost: $180 per couple (includes pours of the six wines, dinner for two, tax and gratuity); $313 includes a stay at the Sheraton Riverside Hotel Where: Bristol Bar & Grille, 700 W. Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville Info: (812) 218-1995; www.BristolBarandGrille.com

Get Going to Gospel Bird's Parthenon Party

No automatic alt text available. This event will be a five-course dinner featuring smoked shrimp, Southern Hoppin' John Soup or Grateful Greens salad,  Oysters Rockefeller, Porchetta Chicken or Rainbow Trout, and cherry cobbler. Guests will have a pre-dinner cocktail hour next door at Gospel Bird, then will be escorted next door to the historic Parthenon building.  There will also be a champagne toast at midnight. This will be a white table cloth night, so dress it up and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event. Cost: $65 per person, VIP packages available Where: Gospel Bird, 207 E. Main St., New Albany; Parthenon Building, 203 E. Main St., New Albany Info: 812-725-1054; https://www.facebook.com/events/1894146920806286

Party at Kye's in Jeffersonville

Ring in the new year at Kye's from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  You'll enjoy an evening of live music from Kye's DJs, a hors d'oeuvres buffet from Stumler's Catering, a photo booth, party favors, and draft beers and champagne.  A cash bar will also be available. Cost: $65 per person, $500 for reserved table of 8 Where: Kye's, 500 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville Info: (812) 285-8500

Celebrate at Covered Bridge Golf Course

Image result for champagne and fireworks Fore-get your troubles and celebrate at Sellersburg's Covered Bridge Golf Course clubhouse. Enjoy a selection of appetizers, live music from the band, The Rumors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Make your reservations early and save. This is a 21 and over event. No outside beverages allowed. Cost: Pre-purchase: $40 per person, $70 per couple; at the door: $50 per person Where: Covered Bridge Golf Course, 12510 Covered Bridge Rd., Sellersburg Info: (812) 246.8880; http://www.fuzzygolf.com/coveredbridge_home

Get Away with Derby Dinner Playhouse and Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

derby-dinner-inside-christmastime SoIN’s dinner theater and nearby Clarion Hotel are teaming up to offer a New Year’s Eve Getaway celebration. Package includes: Room for two at the Clarion, a lavish buffet at Derby Dinner, the “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular” show at Derby Dinner, dancing, champagne, a photo, party favors, and a breakfast buffet. Cost: $279.95 per couple Where: Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville; Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 505 Marriott Dr., Clarksville Info: (812) 288-8281 or (812) 288-2632; www.DerbyDinner.com or www.ChoiceHotels.com/indiana/clarksville/clarion-hotels/in043 Look for more events on our December calendar!