If you happen to have a ticket to the sold out game and want to ring in the new year in Lexington, try one of these options:
Hyatt Regency Lexington (401 West High Street, by Rupp Arena) –New Year's Eve Package: $249. Package includes guestroom accommodations, admission into the New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring Caught Red Handed, cash bar, balloon drop, champagne toast, and New Year's Day breakfast buffet for two.
Cheapside Bar and Grill (131 Cheapside, Downtown Lexington) – Rockin New Year’s Eve Party: $10-15. Music by August Christopher. Table reservations for the entire evening are $15 per person which includes champagne and party favors at midnight. Cover charge for Walk-ins, with no table seating, is $10 per person.
Two Keys Tavern (333 South Limestone St., Downtown Lexington) – New Year’s Celebration: Free. A casual joint that boasts three bars, no cover charge, and cheap drinks. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Forte Live Venue & Night Club (815 E. Euclid Ave., Lexington) – New Year’s Eve Party: $15 and up. Live music featuring The Jimmy Church Band and Resident DJ John Sims. Reserved table seating is $45 per couple, $25 singles, General Admission is $25 per couple, $15 singles. Package includes party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 9:00 p.m.
Buster’s Billiards and Backroom New Year’s Eve Extravaganza (899 Manchester St., Lexington Distillery District) - The G-Funk Allstars in concert: $8-10. Admission is $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. This is an 18 and over show.
So there’s just a few options to ring out 2011 and ring in 2012. Of course, if none of these choices appeal to you, you could always get a bottle of champagne, a bag of streamers, and host your own fabulous bash in the comfort of your own home!