8 Ways to Welcome 2014 in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year? Spend New Year’s Eve in the Shores & Islands. Here is a list of the area’s top celebrations:

Photo credit: Bill Gordon Photomaker Studios

Photo credit: Bill Gordon Photomaker Studios


Walleye Madness at Midnight

Downtown Port Clinton, N. Madison St., Port Clinton
3 pm-12 am
17th annual event will provide fun and excitement for the whole family! Be sure to keep updated with events vendors and new entertainment on the Facebook page “Walleye Madness at Midnight.”

New Year’s Eve Moonshiner’s Ball
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 SR 13, Milan
419.499.7500
8:30 pm-12:30 am
$150/person, $275/couple (plus tax and gratuity)
Ring in 2014 with award-winning mixologist Jason Howard and special guests creating specialty cocktails, passed appetizers, four course dinner, live music, and champagne toast. Please call to make a reservation. Discounted rooms are available at Sawmill Creek Resort.

New Year’s Eve at Zinc
Zinc Brasserie, 142 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
419.503.0864
6 & 9 pm
$85-110/person
Ready to Ring in the New Year? Zinc is pleased to offer two seatings on New Year’s Eve. Reservations are required. Please call for details.

New Year’s Eve Party
German’s Villa, 3330 Liberty Ave., Vermilion
440.963.0772
7:30 pm
$145/couple
The evening features dinner for two, dancing, open bar, and a chance to win $2,014 in the reverse raffle! Only 100 tickets will be sold. Please call to purchase tickets.

Toast to the Town New Year’s Eve Gala
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
419.626.6111
6-8 pm
$15/person
Ticket includes admission into the event, food, beverages, carousel rides, and music.

A New Year’s Eve Celebration
Chez Francois/Touche’ Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
440.967.0630
First two sittings: $65/person; Last seating: $85/person
There will be three sittings: 4:30-6:30 pm, 7-9 pm, and 9:30 pm. Each seating will feature a multi-course dinner. The last seating will feature Mr. Mike Moore with an atmosphere for dancing.

Las Vegas Style Charity Casino
Sawmill Creek Resort – Wilderness Hall, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
800.729.6455
8:30 pm-1 am
Featuring Vegas-style gambling, dancing, cash bar, and a chance to win prizes with gaming tickets. Overnight packages are available at Sawmill Creek Resort.

New Year’s Eve
Quarry Hill Winery, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
419.588.3179
8 pm-12 am
Enjoy musical entertainment by the Christian Kaser Band. Food, wine, beer, and fruit wine martinis available.

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