Making party plans for New Year's Eve

December 21, 1997|By Sylvia Badger | Sylvia Badger,SUN COLUMNIST

What are you doing New Year's Eve? There's still time to dust off your glad rags and plan an evening of dinner and dancing at one of the following hotels and catering halls. Don't wait to make reservations; at places serving seated dinners, the best time slots are sure to be taken early.

Ashtin Golt will be banging out Top 40 hits at Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Woodlawn. The gala runs from 9: 30 p.m. to 2: 30 a.m. Buffet, open bar, champagne toast and party favors. $65 for parties of 10 or more; $68 otherwise. Martin's Eastwind, Northpoint, Westminster and Champagne Room are also having New Year's Eve parties. Call 410-298-0022.

Sheraton Fontainebleau, 49th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City. Gourmet dinner 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Entertainment by Tiffany 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Open bar 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Champagne toast at midnight. $99 a person. One- and two-night room packages available. Breakfast buffet New Year's Day. Call 800-382-2582.

Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, is holding a party that includes seated dinner in the Cinnamon Tree Restaurant (two seatings, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.), wines, cash bar and entertainment in the Paddock Lounge. $99 a couple. An additional $69 will get you a room for the night. Call 410-785-7000, Ext. 6468.

Harbor Court Hotel's New Year's Ball runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, six-course dinner, cash bar and free champagne toast. Black tie optional. $125 a person. New Year's Day brunch 9: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $25 a person and includes Bloody Marys and mimosas. Weekend room packages available. Call 410-234-0550.

The Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St., is offering three dance bands at its New Year's Eve gala -- Big Dog Band, the Crawdaddies and Klassix -- plus a disc jockey, a buffet dinner from 8 p.m. to midnight, open bar from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., a view of the Inner Harbor fireworks, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. $99 a person. Room package available. Call 410-528-1234, Ext. 1998.

New Year's Eve at the Belvedere takes place in five locations. Swing in the New Year in the Charles Room with the Rhumba Club. Open bar, cocktail buffet, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., $50 a person. The John Eager Howard Room's four-course wine dinner will be accompanied by the music of pianist Stef Scaggiari, 8: 30 p.m. to 12: 30 a.m., $95 a person. The Grand Ballroom is featuring cocktails, open bar, seated dinner, champagne, party favors and dance music by the Pat Wolfe Orchestra, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $85 a person. The 13th Floor will offer music by Jump Street, an open bar and hors d'oeuvres, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., $60 a person. The Owl Bar will have disc jockey Bobbi NyK, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No admission fee; food and drinks regularly priced. Call 410-332-1000.

Enjoy dinner, open bar, dancing and music by J.L.S. Productions from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Forum, 4210 Primrose Ave., off the 5800 block of Reisterstown Road. Sponsored by St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church. Dress is semiformal. $45 a person. Call 410-521-7169 or 410-486-0691.

The Columbia Inn Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, begins its 1998 countdown at 8: 30 p.m. Buffet dinner, five-hour open bar, music by the Sentries, champagne toast, hats, noisemakers, Continental breakfast beginning at midnight. $189.98 per couple. Call 410-730-3900, Ext. 1400.

Dine and dance in the Rooftop Ballroom of the Admiral Fell Inn, 888 S. Broadway. Buffet from Hamilton's restaurant, jazz music by Moments Notice with Nathan Heathman, champagne and open bar, view of Inner Harbor fireworks. Celebration begins at 8: 30 p.m. $199 per couple. Overnight packages available. Call 410-522-7377.

New Year's Eve at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, 300 S. Charles St., begins with a cocktail party at 7 p.m. in the Orioles Bar. At 8 p.m. a four-course dinner with wine and champagne gets under way in the same location. Dancing and open bar until 2 a.m. Party only, $170 a couple. Party and overnight room, $325 a couple. Call 410-962-8300.

Dance to the music of the Jim Ballard Trio at Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. The party runs from 9: 30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and includes a prix-fixe meal in the Corinthian restaurant ($40 and $56). Complimentary Continental buffet in the Weather Rail Lounge at 12: 30 a.m. Call 410-263-7777.

The Columbia Hilton, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, is offering a seated dinner in its ballroom, an open bar, the music of Face Down, noisemakers and a champagne toast at midnight. Hours are 8 p.m. to 1: 30 a.m. The price is $165 a couple; $90 singles. Overnight room package available. Call 410-997-1060.

Harbor Inn Pier 5's ballroom gala runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and includes a cocktail hour, band music, a five-course dinner, champagne toast, party favors, a cash bar and a view of the Inner Harbor fireworks. Seating is first come, first served. The cost is $150 per person. Overnight package available. Call 410-539-2000.

Pub Date: 12/21/97

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