Smith Street Station
Entertainment by the Rick Embach Duo, top shelf bar package, gourmet appetizers, champagne toast and party favors. Call 847-358-0724. http://www.smithstreetstation.com/
Entertainment by Talking Heads tribute band This Must be the Band. Includes general admission and VIP packages. Call 847-358-9150 for ticket information. www.durtynellies.com
Gianni’s Café Serving lobster tails, fish specials, Surf & Turf in addition to signature dishes. Three seatings; 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Call 847-991-1416. www.gianniscafe.com
Emmett’s Tavern & Brewing Co.
Three different dinner specials to choose from including beef wellington, filet and lobster tail and twin lobster tails. Call 847-359-1533. www.emmettsalehouse.com
Packages include two-hour open bar and prime rib buffet. Free champagne toast at midnight. Call 847-934-6408 to reserve your spot. www.alley64palatine.com/
New Year's Eve Stories at Palatine Public Library
Bring the kids out for story time, and you can bring home some lucky stars for 2013 wishes.
Orbit Skate Center
Bring the whole family out for some fun and exercise on New Year's Eve.
Other family and kid-friendly ideas for New Year's Eve.
Carlos and Carlos
Reservations starting at 5 p.m., offering regular dinner menu selections. A DJ and dancing starts at 9:30 p.m. with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Call 847-259-2600. http://carlosandcarloschicago.com/
‘A Night in Vienna’ themed, including a strolling violinist, seven course dinner, open bar, concert by the Viennese Symphony of Chicago, dancing, champagne toast, party favors and sweet/fruit table. Call 847-693-1119. http://www.atlantisbanquets.com/new-years-eve.php
Dinner or dinner/alcohol packages available as The Fair Lanes perform hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Late night packages also available. Starting at 8:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. Call 847-253-3544. http://clementirestaurant.com/
Big Shot Piano Lounge and Restaurant
Packages available including reserved table, dinner, premium open bar (4.5 hours), dessert, champagne toast and party favors. Piano players throughout the night including sing-alongs, requests and dancing. Call 847-670-6890. http://www.bigshotpianolounge.com/
The Palm Court
Open for regular dinner service, with seatings from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. with piano player accompaniment. Call 847-870-7770. www.palmcourt.net/
Almost New Year's Eve Party
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library hosts a celebration for kids 4-6, including crafts, games and a special toast. Call 847-392-0100 or vistwww.ahml.info.
Bring the kids for an early night of New Year's resolution projects, kid-friendly champagne toast and more all done by 8 p.m. for parents who have evening plans. Call 847-818-1313. http://www.thrownelementspottery.com/
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