It's hard to believe, but 2012 is almost here. And people throughout the Baltimore area are celebrating. Here are some of the biggest parties in town. What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments.
Thousands will show up at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, home to the annual fireworks display. The party starts at 9 p.m., with music from the funk/soul 8 ohms band. For an unforgettable view of the festivities, take a cruise on the Inner Harbor Spirit or the Spirit of Baltimore.
On 34th Street in Hampden, home to the famed Christmas lights, residents will host a Times Square-style ball drop.
Do you want to celebrate with your little ones but without staying up so late? The Maryland Science Center hosts , an early countdown with confetti, party hats and the Grammy-nominated children's band Milkshake.
Port Discovery is doing something similar at noon on New Year's Eve. Come in costume and celebrate the new year with juice and cookies.
In Towson, the Recher Theatre has to ring in the new year. The party starts at 7 p.m. and includes Pasadena and the Jon Bailey Band. will be serving up a special seafood dinner with whole Maine lobsters (market price). A DJ and a free midnight champagne toast will help get the celebration going.
in Towson has flamenco guitarist Fritz Lerma and a $39.95 dinner, champagne included.
Ruth's Chris in Pikesville offers dinner and a New Year's Eve Celebration with DJ and champagne toast.
In Timonium, Magooby's is hosting comedian Vic Henley with a buffet, dancing and a champagne toast.
Sully's Comedy Cellar in Parkville is hosting a new year's bash with a champagne toast, a cover band and even a continental breakfast. Tickets are $70.
Overlea Station is with drink specials, a DJ and a late night kitchen.
in Perry Hall plans to feature between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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