It’s very easy for couples to forgo New Years altogether—rent a movie, munch on popcorn, and fall asleep on the couch. But part of keeping your relationship fresh and interesting is celebrating holidays together and having a night out on the town! If you’re compelled to skip the holiday entirely, take a peek below. Surprise your love by planning a special weekend full of delicious food, trendy barhopping, and a…….morning swim in the Atlantic Ocean! Okay, maybe you’ll just have to cheer at that last event :-)
Night Before the New Years Storm: Try Cambodian and French Fusion Food
Tired of turkey, ham, beef, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pies and all of the holiday food that you’ve probably been eating for the last month? If so, you’re not alone. Instead of munching on holiday leftovers, try the special New Years weekend tasting menu at The Elephant Walk (617-247-1500), a family owned and operated business that opened their doors in 1991. Located at 900 Beacon St. in Boston, the Elephant Walk serves award-Winning Cambodian and French cuisine. If you or your honey is vegetarian or gluten-allergic, this is the perfect place for you!
New Years Eve: Tequila Connoisseurs and Jailbirds See Below!
Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar (1 Fanueil Gall Marketplace, Boston: 857-284-7382). Craving high quality mexican food and more tequila than you could imagine? Mija Cantina is the place to go! Located at the entrance to Quincy Market, Mija Cantina is nestled in the famous Fanueil Hall. The guacamole is to die for and the warm, homemade corn tortillas will leave you begging for more. Mija is hosting an “End of the World Party” to bring in 2012. The party begins at 9pm and ends at 2am. You can’t beat this venue—4,000 square foot room, two bars, surprise guests, and a champagne toast at midnight. For $125 per ticket, Mija staff will pass Hors D’oeuvres from 9pm to 10pm. From 10pm to 2am Mija will sponsor an all inclusive premium bar for guests. If you want VIP table package, be prepared to dish out $800, which will give you 1 bottle of liquor, 1 bottle of champagne, all inclusive bar, and other perks of being a very important person on New Years Eve!
Alibi Lounge at the Liberty Hotel (215 Charles St., Boston: 857-241-1144). How about spending New Years Eve in jail? Sure, you and your honey might end up in jail at the end of the night, but how about starting your night there? If you want to spend New Years in one of the swankiest hotels in Boston, consider purchasing $75 tickets to Alibi’s 4th Annual Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve party. Situated in the Liberty Hotel, formerly a well-known prison called the Charles Street Jail, the ambience of this restaurant is breathtaking. Set in the old “drunk tank” of what once was the Charles Street Jail, Alibi is a trendy spot for Bostononians to grab a late night drink. If you want to spend New Years at Alibi, you better pull out your 1920’s attire and skim through a copy of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. There is a “strongly suggested” 1920’s dress code and the theme of the party is The Great Gatsby. The party at Alibi will start at 8pm and roar until 2am. A champagne toast will bring in 2012 and guests can dance to a special guest DJ.
New Years Day: Wake Up With a Swim!
Need to tend to your New Years Eve hangover? Here’s the perfect solution…..join the L Street Brownies and take the first swim of 2012! If you can’t bear the cold water, you can go with your sweetie and some friends to cheer on the swimmers. The New Year’s Day L Street Brownie’s Swim is hosted by Boston Centers for Youth & Family’s Curley Community Center, 1663 Columbia Road in South Boston. The swim happens at the “K” Street entrance of the center, starting at 10:00 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. and close at 11:00 a.m. Use of the men’s and women’s locker and shower rooms will be available.