Some people like to stay home on New Year's, but for those who are looking for a fun evening out, the land of Oz does not disappoint. This is Wisconsin, of course, so if you're doing the tavern scene, the Ozaukee Taxi will run for free from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. anywhere in Oz -- just call 284-TAXI (8294).
Here are the details, by community, as well as a few New Year's Day events:
Celebrate New Year's at the 5 Corners Roadhouse with the popular band Milwaukee's Addiction. Prizes, food and champagne at midnight!
Brandywine will ring in the New Year with a special Five Course Dinner, along with an optional wine pairing.
Want to get a jump on getting healthy for the new year? Try spending your New Year's Eve at Dirty Feet Yoga, where your class will be followed by champagne and light appetizers!
Spend New Year's at the cheel with the Pierre Lee Band, featuring Stephen Hull. Drink and dinner specials all evening.
Kyote's Bar & Grill has options for the early birds and the midnight champagne toasters. Enjoy live music and dinner from 5-8, and more live music through the countdown!
The Oscar Grady Library has a very special NOON Year's Eve Dance Party for kids in Kindergarten or younger. The event takes place on Monday, December 30th, but features all the fun of a New Year's Eve party, complete with countdown, for the littles!
New Year's Day is a Free Community Day at the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA! Come check out the Y for free; if you join, they'll waive the join fee.
Twisted Willow has a special New Year's menu served from 3-10 p.m. Make your reservations at (262) 268-7600.
Inventors Brewpub will be hosting their 3rd annual New Year's Eve Family Pajama Party, and it's not only free and fun, but really for the whole family! Show up with your kids dressed in their PJ's and bring some pillows/blankets in case they crash in the middle of the party. They'll have early celebrations at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., as well as free bubbly for the adults and sprite for the kids. From 6 p.m. until midnight.
Newport Shores will have live music by the Shad Lads to ring in the New Year! Make your dinner reservations by calling (262) 284-6838.
Ring in the New Year in full foodie style at the Roaring into the 2020's Dinner at Hundred Mile House on New Year's Eve, with your choice of a three or five course dinner, along with dancing and a champagne toast at midnight!
Put on your flapper best and head out to the "Welcome Back to the 20's" New Year's Eve Party at Sir James Pub! Enjoy a throwback cocktail menu, themed snacks, some themed music playing in between our normal favorites, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Ring in the New Year with Midlife Oasis at the Iron Hog Saloon. There will be wine at midnight plus wristband deals, and a 2 for 1 steak dinner special from 5-9 p.m.!
On New Year's Day at 2 p.m., Port Washington's Polar Bear Club will do their annual
Polar Bear Dip; however, they will break with tradition, due to the high water level, and jump in at South Beach. Participants and viewers are encouraged to park at Coal Dock Park or along Chestnut St. and walk over to the event, as there is limited parking at South Beach.
Happy New Year, everyone!