Dec. 29 2008 12:00 AM

A guide to the area’s New Year’s Eve Festivities

Hollywood New Year’s Eve Party
A night filled with comedy, party favors, door prizes, a champagne toast, a brunch buffet, a DJ and dancing. Performers include Dan Grueter, P.J. Butland and Kevin Zeoli. 10:30 p.m. $55. Connxtions Comedy Club, 2900 N. East St. Lansing. (517) 374-HAHA. www.connxtionscomedyclub.com.

Dancing with the Stars
A New Year’s Eve Gala sponsored by the Grand Ledge Opera House Authority. 8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. $50. Grand Ledge Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-1443. www.gloperaouse.com.

New Year’s Eve Contra Dance
Produced by Looking Glass Music and Arts Association and the Ten Pound Fiddle Coffeehouse. Music by Fiddle Fire. Called by Steve Pike. 8 p.m. - 12:15 a.m. $15, $13 members and students. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 337-7744. www.tenpoundfiddle.org.

New Year’s Eve Bash and Marathon
Featuring party favors, hors d’oeuvres, toasts, raffles, a 14-item menu, a breakfast buffet and more. The menu features lobster, surf n’ turf and more. 6 - 11 p.m. $15. Brannigan Brothers, 210 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 702-8001.

Rick’s NYE Bash
Ricks’s boasts that this will be the biggest New Year’s Eve Party in town, and warns that tickets will sell out. 8 p.m. $12. Rick’s American Cafe, 224 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2288. www.ricksamericancafe.com.

New Year’s 2009
Spiral Dance Bar claims this will be the biggest and best New Year’s Eve party it has ever thrown. The party features DJ’s John Cruz and Symbol, a strip show featuring male and female dancers, go go boys and girls, Sabin and the cast of Drag Queens Gone Wild, a traditional champagne toast, glow sticks and more. 8 p.m. $10, $15 ages 18 - 20. Spiral Dance Bar, 1247 Center St., Lansing. (517) 371-3221. www.spiraldancebar.com.

Grumpy Tom’s New Year’s Eve Party
Featuring a performance by Frog and the Beeftones and happy hour until 7 p.m. No cover. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-9910.

Ultimate New Year’s Bash
A champagne toast at midnight, hors d’oeuvres, platinum party packages available and more. 9 p.m. $25, $45 per couple, $500 Gold VIP admission, $1000 per VIP group of 12. Club X-Cel, 224 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 281-9502. www.xcelloungedancebar.com.

The NYE Threesome
One ticket gets you into three clubs. 8 p.m. $15. Harem Urban Dance Lounge, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 202-6514. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 202-6514. Omar’s Show Bar, 316 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 371-4500. http://jlukasmedia.com/nyethreesome/

Ring in the New Year with The Lash
Enjoy food, strong drinks and hard Celtic mayhem. The Lash performs. 5 p.m. No cover. Moriarty’s Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.

New Year’s Eve Bash
This bluesy party features a performance by Smooth Daddy, complimentary champagne, party favors, a midnight toast, a full kitchen until 1 a.m. and more. 8 p.m. - 3 a.m. $10. The Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-6376. www.greendoorlive.com.

New Year’s Eve Dance
Les Danseurs Dance Club invites you to a night of dancing, fun and fellowship featuring coffee and tea. Couples are asked to bring hors d’oeuvres and beverages. 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. $50 per couple. Grand Ledge Country Club, 5811 S. Joseph HIghway, Grand Ledge. www.lesdanseurs.com.

Ring in the New Year at the Post
Featuring a champagne toast, a midnight buffet, party favors and DJ Rukus. 8 p.m. $10. The Post Bar, 213 Ann St., East Lansing. (517) 332-POST. www.posteastlansing.com.

Rock out with ‘The Roux’

Featuring a light-night buffet, a champagne toast, party favors and more. 8 p.m. - 4 a.m. $15. Rendezvous on the Grand, 226 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 853-0300.

Toast of the Nation

WLNZ presents live music all night with four midnights across the nation, including Boston, New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles. 8 p.m. - 4 a.m. Tune into 89.7 WLNZ or go to www.lcc.edu/wlnz for details.

Make A Tropical Resolution
Admission includes a dinner buffet, a top shelf rum runner, a shot off the luge, a commemorative photo, a desserts table, party favors, a champagne toast and more. 7 p.m. - 4 a.m. $22 - $27. Rum Runners, 601 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-4949. www.rumrunnersusa.com.

Macs New Year’s Eve Supa Bash
Featuring a champagne toast, gourment hors d’oeuvres and desserts, party favors, a chocolate fountain and more. Music by DJ’s Pretty Boi, Rob Perry, Gallons and Moses. Ages 21 and up. 9 p.m. - 4 a.m. $7. Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 484 - 6795. www.macsbar.com.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Featuring a Vegas-style buffet, party favors, two performances by an Elvis impersonater, and the bands Yellow Submarines and the Old Town Blues Band. 8:30 p.m. $60. The Cadillac Club, 1115 S. Washington Ave., Lansing (517) 853-1912. www.thecadillacclub.com.

Champagne Dinner
A four-course, Troppo-style dinner including an appetizer, salad, entree, desert and a champagne toast. Reservations required. 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. $39.95. Troppo, 101 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 371-4000. www.troppo.com.

Top of the Year

An elegant party featuring cabaret, dinner catered by Bella Notte Ristorante, wine, beer and champagne. 9 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. $90. The top of One Jackson Square in Downtown Jackson. (517) 783-0962. ila32@michigantheatre.org.

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Enjoy music, performances and a powerful message from life-coaches Drs. James and Stacia Pierce to prepare you for the upcoming year. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Life Changers Christian Center, 3000 W. Miller Road, Lansing. (517) 393-9860. www.lifechangerscc.com.

NYE ‘09
A tavern-style New Year’s Eve Party featuring party favors, appetizers, a midnight champagne toast and DJ AJ. Private space is possible for rental upon inquiry. 4 p.m. $10. Tavern on the Square, 206 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-5555. www.tavernonthesq.com.