There are plenty of party options for local residents who want to have a rockin' New Year's Eve. Several area hotels, bars, boats, and more are planning celebrations to ring in 2014.
In downtown Marietta, the Adelphia Music Hall will be featuring live music from local rock band Hit Parade from 9:30 p.m. until around 2 a.m.
The band, an Adelphia regular, is a crowd favorite, said Erica Ash, event and marketing coordinator for the Adelphia and The Galley restaurant.
"They are like an 80s band. They're great," said Ash.
Tickets to the show are $10 and include a glass of champagne to toast at midnight. For another $5, attendees can also enjoy a midnight appetizer buffet, added Ash.
The Marietta Brewing Company will hold a New Year's Eve party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with the music of Phillip Roebuck.
Marietta New Year's Eve party roundup
The Adelphia Music Hall-Live music by Hit Parade from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $10 per person, or $15 for a ticket that includes the midnight buffet.
The Marietta Brewing Company-Live music by Phillip Roebuck from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover charge.
The Lafayette Hotel-Live music by Titus Canbe from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., a midnight buffet, party favors, and a champagne toast. Tickets are $55 per couple.
The Comfort Inn-A DJ, party favors, door prizes, and a champagne toast and buffet at midnight. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Room packages also available.
The Holiday Inn-An overnight stay that includes two tickets to the hotel's New Year's Eve party, a late check out, and a next day brunch buffet. Rate is $95.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108-A baked steak dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by live music by The Little Rock Band at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.
There is no cover charge for the event.
Though their room packages are sold out, there are plenty of tickets left for the Lafayette Hotel's party, said hotel reservations manager Lacey Lanning.
"We're having Titus Canbe, a classic rock and roll cover band," she said.
Tickets for the party, which starts at 8 p.m., are $29.95 per person or $55 per couple.
"The package covers party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. We do a really large breakfast buffet with sauerkraut and everything right after the ball drops," added Lanning.
For those hoping to dance the night away, The Comfort Inn's Marie Antoinette Ballroom will play host to a DJ from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
"They are going to be giving out favors. They are going to have a champagne toast at midnight and heavy appetizers provided by Prime Steak and Seafood," said Comfort Inn employee Heather Moore.
Tickets to the laid-back party are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Room packages, which include a standard room and two tickets to the party, are also available for $164.99, said Moore.
The Holiday Inn in Marietta is offering a $95 room package, which includes a room and tickets for two to the hotel's New Year's Eve celebration.
The party will feature a DJ, favors, hors d'oeuvres, and a champagne toast, and the next day guests can enjoy a brunch buffet and a late checkout at 5 p.m.
No one should celebrate on an empty stomach, which is why the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108 is offering a dinner before its celebration.
The baked steak dinner will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and will transition into live music by The Little Rock Band, a husband and wife country duo, said Wilda Horton, post cook and bartender.
"At midnight, guests will get their kraut and pork and there will be party favors handed out right before midnight," said Horton.
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and include the dinner and party.
Residents can also ring in the new year right on the Ohio River. The Valley Gem Sternwheeler's annual New Year's Eve Cruise, which lasts from 8 p.m. to midnight, will depart from 601 Front St.
Aboard the boat, guests can enjoy a prime rib buffet, music, and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $50 per person and reservations must be made in advance.
For some family friendly fun, North Hills Lane on Colegate Drive will be open starting at 9 a.m. New Year's Eve. The bowling alley will have specials leading up to the big New Year's Eve special starting at 10 p.m., said owner Cindy Lanning.
From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., bowlers can rent a lane for $110. Up to six people can bowl and the price includes many extras, she said.
"That's shoes and bowling, a large pizza, a pitcher of pop per lane, and hats and horns," Lanning said.
The bowling alley will also provide free snacks during the four-hour special and adult beverages will be available in the bar.
Those interested in specials earlier in the day can call the bowling alley at 373-5729.