White Plains is hosting the 12th Annual New Year’s Eve Spectacular at the intersection of Main and Court streets. The New Year’s celebration begins at 10:30 p.m. and features music, the countdown, the ball drop and a fireworks show at midnight. Heineken is sponsoring the “New Year Safe Ride,” which allows people to have a good time and be safe. “New Year Safe Ride” provides free rides to your home in Westchester County. Residents must be of legal drinking age. There will be 30 cars available from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on East Post Road and Mamaroneck Avenue.
If being outside is not your thing, you can always take part in the “Biggest party in all of Westchester.” The Black Bear Saloon and Wicked Wolf Tavern on 166 Mamaroneck Avenue will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Bash. Doors open at 9 p.m. The tickets cost $50 and include an open bar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., buffet and a midnight champagne toast. (Must be over 21 with I.D.)
Or greet 2012 with your family at Tuckahoe’s Depot Square (across from Tuckahoe’s Railroad Station). All ages are welcome. The event is held in heated tents with confetti, hats, noise-makers and two plasma screen TVs to watch the ball drop in Times Square. The band T-Bone will be performing live from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
[box] Chris Eberhart is the Associate Editor of the Kaleidoscope Literary and Visual Arts Magazine for Iona College. He is freelance writer for the New Rochelle Patch and other publications, and is a double major in Mass Communications-Journalism and Criminal Justice at Iona, class of 2013.[/box]