Where can I Ring in the New Year at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

Ring in the New Year with one of these celebrations at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands and make the last day of the year memorable!

Walleye Madness at Midnight. Photo credit: Bill Gordon Photomaker Studios

Walleye Madness at Midnight. Photo credit: Bill Gordon Photomaker Studios

Walleye Madness at Midnight
Downtown, N. Madison St., Port Clinton
3 pm-12 am
Free
Where else can you see a 20-foot, 600-pound walleye drop from the sky at Midnight? This annual event will provide fun and excitement for the whole family! Stay up-to-date with events, vendors, and new entertainment on the Facebook page “Walleye Madness at Midnight.”

A New Year’s Eve Celebration
Chez Francois/Touche’ Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
440.967.0630
There will be three sittings: 4:30-6:30 pm, 7-9 pm, and 9:45 pm. Each seating will feature a multi-course dinner. The last seating will feature Mr. Mike Moore with an atmosphere for dancing. Note that availability of the last seating is extremely limited. Reservations are required.

Las Vegas Style Charity Casino
Sawmill Creek Resort, 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 at Quarry Hill
Quarry Hill Winery, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
419.588.3179
8 pm-12 am
Enjoy musical entertainment by Jay Guerrero.

New Year’s Eve at Zinc & Hearth Tavern
Zinc Brasserie, 142 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
419.503.0864
4 pm-1 am
Live acoustic music by the Serfs. Dinner reservations available at 6 & 9 pm for a multi-course dinner with wine. Reservations are required. Please call for details.

New Year’s Eve Celebration with Derrick & Derrick
Rosie’s Bar & Grill, 102 Madison St., Port Clinton
419.960.7310
9 pm-1 am

New Year’s Eve Party
Port Clinton VFW, 214 Madison St., Port Clinton
419.734.9981
6 pm
Free
Watch Trooper the Trout drop with good friends, great food, and lots of fun.

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
Begin the evening at this gala featuring carousel rides, music, food, and beverages.

New Year’s Eve Party
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
419.626.4467
8 pm
Families, kids, teens…everyone is welcome to celebrate on the skating rink! Choose from two party packages: $10 includes skate admission, skate rental, NYE party favors, one slice of pizza & a small pop or $20 VIP includes skate admission, choice rental of skates, scooter or rollerblades, NYE party favors, 12 game tokens, two slices of pizza & a large pop, and choice of one admission to Mini Golf, 4D Theater, or Ghostly Manor Haunted House.

New Year’s Eve Cabaret
Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue
419.484.2787
7 pm
This New Year’s Eve event will feature Broadway standards and novelty songs performed by familiar BSA faces. The menu includes pork and sauerkraut, tossed salad, applesauce, and dessert, as well as a cash bar featuring a selection of beer and wine. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages. Reservations are required.

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.

Where Can I Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

The new year is slowly approaching which can only mean one thing, celebrations galore! Ring in the New Year at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands.

Photo credit: Bill Gordon Photomaker Studios

Walleye Madness at Midnight. Photo credit: Bill Gordon Photomaker Studios

Toast to the Town – Start your New Year’s Eve celebration with the pre-party gala at the Merry-Go-Round Museum. From 6 – 9 pm enjoy the museum, hors d’ oeuvres from local eateries and a silent auction to benefit the Sandusky Main Street Association and the Merry-Go-Round Museum.

Walleye Madness at Midnight – A gigantic fiberglass fish and fireworks, ‘nuff said!

Sawmill Creek Resort – Dance and enjoy the music and entertainment Las Vegas style at Sawmill’s Charity Casino party. Win prizes with gaming tickets. Overnight packages are available!

Chez Francois – Bonne Année! Ring in the New Year with a multi-course dinner. Three seatings available; the final (9:30 pm) seating includes musical entertainment and dancing.

Kalahari Resort – Enjoy fun activities, parties, waterpark thrills, and a buffet (reservations required) featuring an amazing selection of African-inspired delicacies. Overnight packages are available!

Castaway Bay – Spend the h0liday with Snoopy and the PEANUTS gang. Activities include a family DJ dance party, parade, New Year’s Eve balloon drop, and more. Overnight packages are available!

Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grill – Featuring a buffet dinner, live music, DJ entertainment, and party favors. Overnight packages are available with Commodore Perry Inn!

The Listening Room at OurGuest Inn & Suites – The Listening Room is offering a New Year’s Eve Dinner/Show VIP Package, including prime rib and pasta buffet, desserts, a two-hour interactive show with Listening Room favorites Mike Willis, Mickey Kelley and Matt Rogers, drink tickets, party favors, and more!

Quarry Hill Winery – Enjoy musical entertainment by Strukely & Cole.

Culinary Vegetable Institute – Featuring cocktail hour with signature crudites, passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and music, followed by dinner created by the executive chef, dessert bar, music, dancing and champagne toast. Cash bar will also be available. Reservations required.

Zinc Brasserie – This excellent French restaurant is offering three seatings for New Year’s Eve. Reservations are required. Please call for details. Light menu available at the bar; bar is open seating, no reservations.

German’s Villa – Make a reservation for the Main Street Vermilion Reverse Raffle New Year’s Eve Party. There will be dinner, music, dancing, cocktails, and a chance to win $2,013! An early bird drawing prize will also be offered. Only 100 tickets will be sold.