Here are some New Year's Eve packages and events I think stand out this year. Remember, some of these price tags are high because rooms are at a premium.
The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel is offering a New Year's Wine & Dine package for $600 that includes an overnight stay on Dec. 31, $200 gourmet dining credit, in-room bottle of champagne with fresh strawberries, $40 credit for breakfast on New Year's Day in The Coffee Shop plus spa access. The casino's New Year's Play All Night package, priced at $545, includes a New Year's Eve overnight stay, $100 free slot play credit, $50 beverage credit for Dizzy Dolphin Lounge, $40 credit for breakfast on New Year's Day at Coffee Shop, spa access and late checkout at 2 p.m. Call 888-224-4586.
Revel will offer eight hours of continuous live entertainment including atmosphere models, dancers, DJs and greeters throughout the resort, culminating with a countdown show at its DigiPit with top-notch choreography. Party at Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub and receive open bar from 9 to 11 p.m., champagne toast at midnight and the sexiest countdown in the city with the Royal Jelly Dancers for $150. Call 609-225-9889.
Speaking of Revel, the price of $1,845 may blow your mind at Revel, but here's what you get: a two-night stay (Dec. 30 and 31) in an Ocean King Room, two tickets to Kanye West on Dec. 30, two dance floor tickets to Tiesto at Ovation Hall on Dec. 31, two 60-minute Bask Spa treatments and two day passes to Bask's bath house, champagne brunch for two on Revel's Mezzanine Level, and guaranteed dinner reservations for both nights. Ticketmaster or Revel's box office.
The Trump Taj Mahal's $139 Arena Party includes music by the Steve Delisi Orchestra, gourmet dinner, open bar, dancing, party favors, plenty of bubbly and more starting at 9:30 p.m. And its party at the Casbah includes $20.13 admission that includes a champagne toast, party favors and DJs, plus 13 prizes will be awarded after midnight. And every 13th person in line gets in free. Call 609-449-1000.
The Tropicana's $899 package includes overnight stay on NYE, a dinner buffet, open bar at the exclusive New Year's Eve party for a party of two, entertainment by the David Christopher Band and New Year's Day brunch. Call 800-345-8767.
The Golden Nugget's NYE Gala for $149 includes open bar, dinner, entertainment and dancing. Or go to Live Bar for $49 starting at 9 p.m. with rock band Seven Stone and champagne toast at midnight. Or go the free route for the NYE countdown party in the Atrium. Go to www.goldennugget.com/AtlanticCity.
Tun Tavern's brewmaster dinner is a steal at $79.95 that includes a five-course dinner, plenty of beer and great brew talk from brewmaster Tim Kelly. Stay late for a free champagne toast while enjoying a DJ and dancing. Call 609-347-7800.
Robert's Steakhouse inside Trump Taj Mahal is doing a lavish, $175 dinner experience that includes a trio of the chefs amuse bouche, a great choice of appetizers, entrees that include the signature Kobe N.Y. strip block, sides, a dessert sampler and champagne toast. Call 855-500-ROBERTS or go to www.RobertsAtlanticCity.com.