Getting Ready for the Tossing of Confetti

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau
Recommends These Top Ten MontCo Ways to Ring in 2014

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - The holiday season ends with a bang as calendars turn to 2014, and the active nightlife in Montgomery County, Pa., gets kicked up an extra notch on New Year's Eve. The ten events below range from a chance to dance your shoes off to a romantic dinner between two special someones. 

  • Celebrate New Year's Eve old-school with a traditional Italian feast at Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar. At midnight, after the complimentary champagne and a light buffet, commit yourself to the philosophy of "out with the old and in with the new" and witness the smashing of dinner plates once the ball drops! 
  • The Valley Forge Casino Resort goes for a 1920s-style jazz jamboree with its Great Gatsby Gala 2014, hosted by local favorite Jerry Blavat. Or you can opt for a more traditional New Year's Eve Masquerade, hosted by Absolut. The package includes live music by Vibe Tribe, premium dinner and dessert stations, champagne toast at midnight and party favors and masks.
  • The Water Tower in Oaks is throwing a Rollin' New Year's Eve party with live music from The Sofa Kings. The all-inclusive price also covers play at Arnold's Fun Center, with bowling, go-karts, arcade games and laser tag.
  • The Glenmorgan Bar & Grill sets a sumptuous New Year's Eve table with a prix fixe meal of appetizer, entrée and dessert. A package deal extends the reverie with an overnight at The Radnor Hotel.
  • New Years' Eve in a historic setting fills the night of December 31 at the General Warren Inne. Three- and four-course dinner options are available, and nabbing a suite makes for a sweet way to bring in 2014.
  • Being cheesy can be a good thing! Dip into the New Year's Eve menu at The Melting Pot for simmering pots of fondue. For dessert, the melted chocolate flow seeps right into the midnight complimentary champagne toast.
  • Fancy dresses and expensive meals not your style for ringing in the New Year? Valley Tavern is your place to be. Options include a prefixed or open menu. The DJ starts at 10 p.m., and you can watch the ball drop on over 20 TVs. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast, party favors and hors d'oeuvres.
  • Ring in the New Year at the Holiday Inn Lansdale and party in the newly renovated ballroom. Highlights include three-hour premium open bar, champagne toast at midnight, and live DJ and dancing. Packages are available to tuck you into a room for the night, meaning that the "drive home" is a simple elevator ride.
  • Even if "auld acquaintance" be forgot, there will be no forgetting the spread at the four-course New Year's Eve dinner at The Farmer's Daughter Bar & Restaurant, at Normandy Farm. Choose from two seatings and menu options that include roasted halibut and a double-cut pork chop. A live DJ kicks things up a notch between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Grab a sweet suite afterward for a romantic start to 2014.
  • The New Years' Eve at the Woodside Lodge blends the hominess of a warm B&B with an upscale multicourse dining experience. It begins with an array of "amuse bouche," a French term for "mouth amusers." These are appetizers that don't spring from a menu but rather, from the imagination of the master chef. For the finale, the Baked Alaska will set your celebration ablaze!

The best New Year's Eve advice from the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau is this: Be safe. The easiest commute that night is an elevator up to a comfortable hotel room. Or a limo ride home. Our website has recommendations for both.

Happy 2014!

The Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ltd. is a nonprofit, membership-based sales and marketing organization that actively promotes the Valley Forge area and Montgomery County, Pa., as a convention site and leisure visitor destination by encouraging patronage of its 300-plus member hotels, restaurants, attractions and services. The Bureau's website serves visitors, meeting planners, tour operators and residents, as well as hosting The Pursuit, a twice-weekly blog.

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