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8 New Year's Eve Dates You'll Love

Skip the house party this year, book a sitter and plan a big night out.





Bring R&B funk to your 2017 sendoff with a soulful show at NJPAC. See 11-time Grammy Award nominee Charlie Wilson at his NYE show. If classic rock is more your thing, head to Union County PAC to hear cover band EAGLEMANIA play the hits.

DETAILS: Charlie Wilson: New Year’s Eve Celebration, NJPAC, Newark. 8 pm. $60-170. njpac.org; EAGLEMANIA, UCPAC, Rahway. 8:30-11 pm. $60. ucpac.org


Get Physical

If you’re a runner or have always wanted to try a race, make your way to NYC for the New York Road Runners Midnight Run through Central Park starting at 11:59 pm. Warm up with dancing and music at 10 pm. Fireworks will light your four-mile route. For a more chill evening, reserve a private bay at Topgolf Edison to shoot golf balls at an all-gold-everything celebration. Topgolf boasts 102 climate-controlled hitting bays and microchipped balls that score themselves.

DETAILS: NYRR Midnight Run, Central Park at 72nd St., NYC. 10 pm. $25-60. Register online by 5 pm on NYE. nyrr.org; Topgolf Edison, Edison. 9 pm-1 am. General Admission bays $225 (up to 8 guests), VIP bays $450 (up to six guests). topgolf.com


Fancy Night Out

Go formal at Crystal Springs Resort by reserving a table at Restaurant Latour or Crystal Tavern for a 5- or 7-course dinner. Then head to the Biosphere party at the pool complex, complete with a live DJ, dancing, open bar and hors d’oeuvres. If you want a NYC adventure minus the crowds, hop aboard Jewel Yacht for a cruise party. Dress to the nines and sail on this multi-level boat that gives you exclusive (and gorgeous) views of the skyline. Tear up the dance floor, fill your plate at the dinner buffet and end the night with a toast to 2018.

DETAILS: Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg. 5 pm-1 am. $165-265 for dinner, $120 for Biosphere party. crystalgolfresort.com; Jewel Yacht, departs from Skyport Marina, NYC. 9 pm-12:30 am. $129. jewelyachtnyc.com


New Year’s Eve Thriller

It’s a totally ’80s throwback! Indulge in catered dinner, dancing and a photo booth at The Haven of Vineland while trying to solve this murder mystery: ’80s Prom Gone Bad. Trust us: The hairspray and leg warmers aren’t the only crimes here. If you’re missing Halloween, Haunted Scarehouse Escape Rooms will give you a spooky fix. Learn the story of John Hayden, a notorious murderer, then explore one of four escape rooms that hide his dark secrets (and victims).

DETAILS: ’80s Prom Gone Bad, The Event Center, Vineland. 6-10 pm. $12-25. eventbrite.com; Haunted Scarehouse, Wharton. Last escape room experience starts at 10 pm. $29. hauntedscarehouse.com


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