Kentuckiana gets ready to ring in the New Year

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 31 at 1:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- People across Kentuckiana are getting ready to ring in the new year!

They are setting the stage for a big bash at 4th Street Live! There will be live entertainment, fireworks, confetti cannons and a “Times Square” style ball drop at midnight. The event is free all night long. The party starts at 8pm. You do have to be at least 21 to enter. There’s also free parking after 6pm.

If you are looking for something more low-key, the Marriott downtown is offering a dinner special with an overnight stay.

Blu will be offering a special prix-fixe three-course menu starting with lobster bisque or a roasted beet salad, an entrée of Surf & Turf or a Seafood Risotto and finished with a dessert trio for $60 per person or with wine pairings for $90 per person.

Here’s a descriptive look at the packages:

Near Year's Eve Gold Package- $299 per couple
•    Deluxe overnight accommodations at the Louisville Marriott on December 31st
•    Late check out of 1 pm on Jan 1st
•    Two bourbon welcome cocktails at "the Bar at Blu" an official stop of the Urban Bourbon Trail
•    A $100 voucher towards your New Year's Eve dinner at Blu Italian Grille
•    A room delivery amenity featuring Mumm Napa Champagne upon arrival
•    Complimentary Self-Parking
•    Live Jazz and Blues Entertainment in Blu Bar

New Year's Eve Platinum Package - $499 per couple
•    Deluxe overnight accommodations at the Louisville Marriott on December 31st
•    Late Checkout of 1 pm on Jan 1st
•    Choice of three course meal in Blu Italian Grille with wine pairings
•    A room delivery amenity featuring Perrier Jouet Champagne upon arrival
•    Breakfast buffet for two in Blu Italian Grille on New Year's Day.
•    Complimentary Self-Parking.
•    Live Jazz and Blues Entertainment in Blu Bar


You can book your reservation online by entering “EVE” in the promotion box on the Marriott’s website or by clicking here.

The Galt House is hosting three different parties. The band Burning Las Vegas will play at the Annual American Bandstand party. Also for the first time they are hosting a "Blackout Affair" with an all black dress code and a jazz quartet will be playing in the Rivue lounge.
 

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