Ring in the New Year

Are you struggling to find a place to celebrate the New Year? This night is so full of fun and excitement, that you don't have to spend it on the couch watching the ball drop.

Ring in 2013 in Alton!

Whether you want a quiet evening at a concert or plan a full evening of fun, check out some of these options for ringing in 2013 all around Alton.

New Year's Eve Party at Jacoby
627 E. Broadway St., Alton
Dance the night away at Jacoby Arts Center as it hosts a New Year's Eve party celebration. For more information, visit www.jacobyartscenter.com or call (618) 462-5222.

New Year's Eve with Elvis
Holiday Inn Alton
3800 Homer Adams Pkwy., Alton
Celebrate the New Year with shows by Elvis at the Holiday Inn. The 1 p.m. show is $25. The 9 p.m. show is $39. For reservations, call (618) 462-1220.

First Night Riverbend
Lewis & Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey
From 6:30 p.m. to midnight, your family can enjoy a night full of alcohol-free activities and entertainment, including: hat making, air brush face painting, an hypnotist, belly dancers and musical performances. Call it night early with fireworks at 9 p.m. or wait for the ball to drop with more fireworks at midnight. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Children 5 and under are free. For more information, go to www.FNRBLC.com or call (618) 468-5001.

New Year's Party at the Lodge
Pere Marquette Lodge
13653 Lodge Blvd., Grafton
Ring in the New Year at Pere Marquette Lodge. Indulge with appetizers, an open bar and a lavish buffet dinner. Dance the night away with a great band, midnight champagne toast and even party favors! Retreat to cozy accommodations and take the elevator home! Wake up to the New Year with a hearty breakfast and wonderful memories. For reservations, call (618) 786-2331, extension 0. For more information, call (618) 786-2331.

Check out the full calendar of events for more things happening all around Alton. There are even more great deals and getaway packages in the Deals & Getaways section.