Oftentimes, the New Year provides a time of reflection. Many find themselves analyzing past mistakes while also mulling over ideas for personal enhancement. Instead of spending your days creating the lengthy, unrealistic resolution lists, reflect on how you’re going to make this New Year’s Eve memorable at the best parties in Baltimore.

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Big Night Baltimore
The Sheraton Baltimore City Center
101 W. Fayette St.
Baltimore Md. 21201
(410) 752-1100

Price: $99 general admissions/$164 VIP admissions
Hours:  Dec. 31 – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

With an estimated 2,000 guests, Big Night Baltimore is known to be one of the liveliest New Year’s Eve parties in Baltimore. Hosted in the Sheraton Baltimore City Center, Big Night Baltimore will offer nine party rooms, each decorated with a different theme. From the casino room to the retro room, there will be 10 DJs and bands playing music for all audiences. After you’ve danced the night away to the varying genres and soaked your palates with the open bar, rest your head at this elegant hotel, and keep the party going with endless room service.

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New Year’s Eve Celebration
The 1840’s Ballroom
29 N. Front St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 752-1624

Price: $99 general admissions/$139 VIP admissions
Hours: Dec. 31 – 9 p.m.

This historic Baltimore venue will host a New Year’s Eve bash with four floors of entertainment. This red carpet-themed event will be separated into sections entitled the shooter bar, the wine bar, the martini bar and the cigar lounge. Each floor will offer an open bar and a dancing area so you may continue the festivities at any location. After the midnight champagne toast and launched fireworks, try your luck at the casino with tables for blackjack, roulette, craps and money wheels. All of the proceeds from this event will be allocated to local Baltimore charities.

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Downtown Countdown Baltimore
The Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 528-1234

Price: $104 general admission/$139 VIP admission
Hours: Dec. 31 – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

“Five, four, three, two, one, Happy New Years,” the crowd chants as massive balloons drop from the ceiling and champagne bottles pop around the room. This anticipated celebratory scene is the epitome of Downtown Countdown Baltimore. Instead of the usual dance and open-bar party, this event will serve a full dinner buffet accompanied by a comedy show, including four local comedians. In addition to the comedy show, Downtown Countdown will also offer a surprise headline band to complement its DJs for each hour of the night.

Fireworks Cruise
The Black-Eyed Susan
2700 Lighthouse St.
Baltimore, Md. 21224
(410) 342-6960

Price: $140 all-inclusive admission
Hours: Dec. 31 – 8:30 p.m.

Docked at the Baltimore Marine Center, this Black-Eyed Susan cruise will feature a night of fireworks, open bar and a three-course dinner. Join the opening reception with both hot and cold hors d’oeuvres accompanied by complementary beers and dockside cocktails. With a mouth-watering entrée of steamed shrimp and peppercorn-rubbed ahi tuna, this cruise will keep your stomach filled while you enjoy the picturesque views of the Inner Harbor. Not only will there be a wide food selection, there will also be an extensive musical selection tailored to a night full of dancing.

Related: Best Baltimore Places To Watch New Year’s Fireworks

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New Years Eve 2013 Party
Howl at the Moon
34 Market Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 783-5111

Price: $85 general admission/$115 VIP admission
Hours: Dec. 31 – 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Howl at the Moon’s dueling piano bar will host an all-access Power Plant Live party for New Year’s Eve. Offering two separate packages entitled “Champagne Supernova” and “Just Dance,” each will offer an open-bar, party hors d’oeuvres and an available dance floor. Champagne Supernova includes reserved seating and a full gourmet dinner for its VIP guests while the Just Dance package will be the typical dance party for general admission. Both packages will celebrate the countdown with a midnight champagne toast.

Cherise Lesesne is a freelance writer covering all things Baltimore. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.