- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Baltimore New Year’s Eve Spectacular

n Celebration at the Inner Harbor with live music and fireworks display at midnight. 9 p.m- 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Admission is free. Baltimore Inner Harbor. 877/225-8466.

DC101 Downtown Countdown

n New Year’s Eve event with the Pat McGee Band, Sugar Hill Gang, Rebirth Brass Band, Politicks along with other live entertainment, dancing and food buffet at the Grand Hyatt Washington. 8:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $189 to $250. 1000 H St., NW. 202/397-SEAT.

First Fairfax: A Night to Remember

n Family-themed New Year’s Eve event with music, live entertainment, ice skating, carriage rides and a midnight fireworks display. 6 p.m-midnight. Dec. 31. Admission is free, some events charge a fee. Downtown Fairfax. 703/352-2787 or www.firstnightaannapolis.org.

First Night Alexandria

n Family-themed New Year’s Eve event with music, live entertainment and a fireworks display at midnight at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. 5 p.m- 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Admission is $15 for adults, active military and children 12 and younger are free. Old Town Alexandria. 703/838-4200 or www.firstnightalexandria.org.

First Night Annapolis

n Family-themed New Year’s Eve event with music, live entertainment and a fireworks display at midnight at the City Dock. 5 p.m- 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Admission ranges from $10 to $22 for adults, children 5 and younger are free. Downtown Annapolis. 410/268-8553 or www.firstnightannapolis.org.

First Night Fredericksburg

n Family themed New Year’s Eve event with music, live entertainment and a fireworks display at midnight. 6 p.m- midnight. Dec. 31. Admission is $7 for adults, children 3 and younger are free. Old Town Fredericksburg. 540/372-1086.

First Night Leesburg

n Family themed New Year’s Eve event with music, live entertainment and a “Grand Illumination” at 11:45 p.m. on the Courthouse Green. 6 p.m- midnight. Dec. 31. Admission ranges from $3 to $8 for adults, children 3 and younger are free. Downtown Leesburg. 703/777-6306.

First Night Warrenton

n Family themed New Year’s Eve event with music, live entertainment and a “Grand Illumination” at 11:45 p.m. at the Old Courthouse. 7 p.m- midnight. Dec. 31. Admission ranges from $3 to $8 for adults, children 3 and younger are free. Downtown Warrenton. 703/777-6306.

New Year’s Parisian Gala

n New Year’s Eve event with French lessons, ballroom dancing, movies, open buffet and much more at the Embassy of France. 9 p.m. Admission is $155. 4101 Reservoir Road, NW. 202/686-5990.

A Jazz New Year’s Eve

n Freddy Cole & the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band will usher in the new year in the Terrace Theater and the Grand Foyer. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Admission is $65. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

Mad Mad Masequerade II

n New Year’s Eve event with local music acts, live entertainment and dancing at the Carnegie Library Building (Old City Museum). 8 p.m. Admission is $119. 801 K St., NW. 202/631-6336.

New Year’s Eve at the Kennedy Center

n The National Symphony Orchestra, soprano Arianna Zukerman and pianist Stewart Goodyear play a program of season favorites in the Concert Hall; the evening also includes dancing in the Grand Foyer. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Admission ranges from $50 to $90. F Street and New Hampshire Avenue Northwest. 202/467-4600.

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