POSTED: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 10:26am
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 11:26am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Every year when midnight hits on January first, the ball drops in New York’s Time Square at what surely is the world’s largest New Year’s Eve party. While many around the globe witness the event on live television, they don’t actually get to be there. Thankfully, Baton Rouge local events, while smaller, can be just as fun:
The Spanish Moon 
1109 Highland Road Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Local favorite The Spanish Moon is renowned for its live music and bringing in the New Year at the bar surely won’t disappoint. This year’s event features a live performance from Twin Killers.
The Office 
421 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Starting at 8:00 p.m., Baton Rouge club The Office will hold a Masquerade Ball featuring complimentary champagne at midnight, complimentary masks at the door along with confetti. “Dress to Impress, Dare to be Different,” reads the event’s Facebook page. Tickets priced at $30 a piece. Available for preorder.
Boogie Nights 
1717 North River Road Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Sip on Champagne at Hollywood Casino’s 70’s and 80’s dance club while experiencing live performances from Norma Jean Wright and Luci Martin. Admission at the door is $15 but you can get a $5 discount by ordering in advance.
Texas Club 
456 North Donmoor Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70806
On New Year’s Eve, the Texas Club will be providing free drinks 8-10 PM. Sip down champagne, prepare for a toast and get ready to get loud: Free noise makers will be provided. Doors open 8:00 p.m. Admission is $12.
2183 Highland Road Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Dance club Splash will feature a balloon drop give-a-way along with complimentary champagne as the clock turns to 12:00 a.m. on New Years.
Crowne Plaza 
4728 Constitution Avenue Baton Rouge
In its Elegant Premier Ballroom, this Baton Rouge hotel will host its own New Year’s Eve celebration featuring Cajun dining from award winning chefs, live music from performers including Carbon Copy, Chase Tyler Band and Press 1 for English. Deluxe packages including guest rooms start at $149.
Sullivan’s Steak House 
5252 Corporate Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70808
For $79 a piece on New Year’s Eve, one of Baton Rouge’s favorite joints for steak will be offering a tasty four-course prix menu. Reservations required and available through their website.
Tallulah at Renaissance 
7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
The restaurant is offering $65 meals featuring things like Lobster Bisque, Salads, Appetizers in addition to your choice between four different entrees.
Shaw Center for the Arts 
100 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Louisiana entertainment magazine Scene will hold a party at Baton Rouge’s Shaw Center for the Arts featuring live music and open bars from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Cocktail attire required. Single tickets available for $50.
Hosting your own New Year’s Eve event you’d like everyone to know about? We’d like to hear from you! Submit them to our Upcoming Events section under Food and Fun! Or, tell us about it on the NBC33 Facebook page.