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New Year’s Eve: Lots of ways to celebrate

After the presents have been ripped open and our bellies stuffed with turkey, thousands of Haligonians will be slipping into sequined dresses and tightening their ties for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

After the presents have been ripped open and our bellies stuffed with turkey, thousands of Haligonians will be slipping into sequined dresses and tightening their ties for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Here are a few events where you can count down to 2011:

Captain Morgan’s New Year’s
Halifax Forum Multi Purpose Room, 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Tickets: $40; $99 for VIP.

About 1,500 people will flood the Halifax Forum for a night of dancing at Captain Morgan’s New Year’s party. Hosted by local rapper Joe Buck and the Captain himself, the semi-formal event features the acclaimed DJ Pump, Hedspin and Jr. Flo of Team Canada, among others.

Get there early for the red-carpet arrival with fire breathers, dancers and photographers.

Eat, Laugh, Dance and Stay Westin Halifax, Dinner, 7 p.m.; Dance until 1 a.m. Tickets: $55 to $200.

The hotel is offering a number of New Year’s Eve events, beginning with a prime-rib dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a show at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club at 9:30 p.m. with funnyman Michael Gelbart, and continuing on with champagne and dancing to ring in the new year.

BT New Year’s Eve Halifax Grand Parade Starts at 9:30 p.m., live to air at 10 p.m. Free.

Grab a Thermos, mittens and toque and join Breakfast Television personalities for the 17th annual New Year’s Eve at Grand Parade.

Highlights include appearances by Gordie Sampson, Jimmy Rankin, Matt Anderson and the Standfields. The event will also pay tribute to the 2011 Halifax Canada Winter Games.

 
 
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