There's always an expectation to have fun on New Year's Eve. Whether your idea of fun is a raucous hotel or restaurant party, a comedy show or a concert, we've got you covered.
Eddie Montgomery's New Year's Eve Bash. Special menu served 4-8:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Doors reopen for New Year's Eve Bash 10 p.m.-2 a.m. with the G-Funk Allstars. Eddie Montgomery's Steakhouse, 180 Lucky Man Way, Harrodsburg. Dinner $45 a person, party $50 a person or $85 a couple. Reservations suggested. (859) 734-3400. www.eddiemontgomerysteakhouse.com.
Spirit of Jefferson late-night cruise. 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Spirit of Jefferson, 401 W. River Rd., Louisville. Meal, champagne toast at midnight, party favors. $55. (502) 574-2992. http://belleoflouisville.org.
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New Year's Eve Celebration with The Compromise. 6 p.m. Dec. 31. Cheapside Bar and Grill, 131 Cheapside St., Lexington. $10 for walk-ins with no table. $15 includes table reservation for the entire night, champagne and party favors at midnight. (859) 254-0046. www.cheapsidebarandgrill.com.
Finesse Mitchell. 7 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, One Levee Way, Newport. $50 includes pre-show buffet and 7 p.m. show. $75 includes pre-show buffet, 10:30 p.m. show, party favors and champagne toast. (859) 957-2000. www.funnyboneonthelevee.com.
David Hall, saxophone. 7 p.m. Dec. 31. Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano, 4456 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington. Free. (859) 272-4269. www.saxmandavid.com.
The Cellar Bar & Grille's New Year's Eve Bash. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Cellar Bar & Grille, 3256 Lansdowne Dr., Lexington. $55-$100. (859) 317-8301. www.cellargrille.com.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra New Year's Eve Concert and Ball — Gershwin: From New York to Paris. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati. $10 and more for concert; $160 and more for ball. (513) 381-3300. www.cincinnatisymphony.org.
Hilton Lexington/Downtown celebrations. 369 W. Vine St. Advance tickets to the Grand Kentucky Ballroom celebration featuring live music by The Sensations, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. $40 a person. Bigg Blue Martini, inside the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, live music with the Brown Brothers Combination Band, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., $30. Triangle Grille will feature a three-course dinner and live music by the Mike Archer Band, $55. For more information or to book a New Year's Eve party package (including room and meal), (859) 231-9000. Reservations at Triangle Grille (859) 281-3773.
Hyatt Regency Rockin' Retro Party. Rockin' Retro Party 8 p.m. Patterson Ballroom featuring Caught Red Handed. Cash bar, champagne toast and midnight celebration. Dinner and party package $65 a person. Dinner in the BlueFire Grill only (no party reservation) $38. Party only $30. Sold day of the event only. Standing room only. (859) 253-1234, http://lexington.hyatt.com.
Dance Party by Big Ballroom Dance. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Kentucky DanceSport, 241 Brannon Rd., Nicholasville. $10 includes food, champagne and party favors. (859) 312-0935. http://bigballroomdance.com.
New Year's Eve Gala featuring the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and UK Opera Theatre. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. University of Kentucky Hilary J. Boone Center, 510 Rose St., Lexington. $150. (859) 225-0370, http://lexarts.tix.com.
Dwight Slade. 8 p.m. Dec. 31, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Comedy Off Broadway, The Mall at Lexington Green. $25. (859) 271-5653, www.comedyoffbroadway.com.
Papadosio, The Werks and The Skeetones. 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. $20 advance. www.madisontheateronline.com.
Trailer Trash. 9 p.m. Dec. 31. The Pocket, Orchard Shopping Center, 996 North Main St., Nicholasville. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Cover includes champagne toast at midnight balloon drop with prizes and party favors. (859) 887-1117.
Christian Finnegan. 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Louisville Improv, 441 S. Fourth St., Louisville. $20 general admission, $60 includes dinner and show. www.laughstub.com.
New Year's Bash Latin Party. 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Natasha's Bistro & Bar, 112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington. $7. (502) 320-4310. www.alondraslatinentertainment.com, www.beetnik.com.