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Story last updated at 5:02 PM on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year's Weekend events

Celebrate the New Year from Old Town to the Spit



Three Legged Mule performs at the Down East Saloon on New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve revelers looking for entertainment from the sedate to the silly have plenty of choices at local clubs. Always wanted to celebrate the new year in Times Square? You can when Alice's Champagne Palace recreates it, complete with falling mirrored ball, at its New York Masquerade Ball. Put on tails and tux, or at least what passes for Homer formal, at Land's End Resort. From Old Town to East End Road to the Spit, from upscale bars to classic bars, there's lots to choose from — but hey, keep it safe with designated drivers or call a cab.

Alice's Champagne Palace

195 E. Pioneer Ave.

Andrew Vait

9:30 p.m., Friday,

$5 cover

New York Masquerade Ball, DJ music

9 p.m. New Year's Eve

Homer and Seattle musician Andrew Vait starts the New Year's weekend Friday. On New Year's Eve, Alice's re-creates Times Square in New York City with a masquerade ball and at midnight a 3-foot lighted ball that drops 15 feet to mark the new year.


453 Pioneer Ave.

DJ Construct

7 p.m., New Year's Eve

Toast in the New Year at the lively Pioneer Avenue bar. A free 48-inch flat screen TV giveaway is at 12:30 a.m.

Down East Saloon

Mile 3 East End Road

Milo Matthews and the Negative Ions

9 p.m., New Year's Eve

Cosmic musician Milo Matthews and his band bring some positive energy to start the new year off right. A free champagne toast is at midnight

A.J.'s Old Town Steakhouse & Tavern

120 W. Bunnell Ave.

9 Spine

9 p.m., New Year's Eve

Formerly Duggan's Waterfront Pub, A.J's Old Town Steakhouse & Tavern celebrates its first year with new owner Adrienne Sweeney in the remodeled, but always lively, Old Town pub. Champagne specials are offered.


197 E. Pioneer Ave.

Mo-Mo Blues

10 p.m., New Year's Eve

The friendly, intimate bar on Pioneer Avenue features Mo-Mo Blues shakin' up the house.

Land's End Resort

4786 Homer Spit Road

APE (Alaska Professional Entertainment; DJ)

8 p.m. New Year's Eve; $12 a person, $20 a couple

Enjoy music, appetizers, dancing, party favors and a midnight champagne toast.

Salty Dawg

Ramp 1, Homer Harbor, Homer Spit

New Year's Snowflake Bash with Hillary Arwen

9 p.m. New Year's Eve

Enjoy a rockin' New Year's eve at the classic Spit bar. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight.