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Ringing in the new year - Pasco-Hernando style

Things to do this holiday season in Pasco and Hernando counties

Dec. 27

Hanukkah Celebration: Bring your own candles or menorahs to join the lighting ceremony for the 10-foot menorah. Stick around to taste latkes, sing Hanukkah songs, dance, play games and learn about the holiday. Free. 7 p.m. Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 6209 Congress St., New Port Richey. (727) 375-7502.

Symphony in Lights: The Shops at Wiregrass annual display of lights, dancing to music by Trans-Siberian Orchestra continues from 6 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 31 at 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. The mall’s giant annual display includes holiday decor and snow. Call (813) 994-2242.

Dec. 31

Brookridge Social Dance New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance: Celebrate the new year with Brookridge Social Dance. Includes a catered five-course dinner, dance music by Retro Express (music from 1950s-'80s), complimentary wine, champagne toast and a photo booth. Guests may bring their own beverages; coffee and ice provided. Tables of up to 10. Advanced reservations are required. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brooksville. Tickets are $40. RSVP to Val, (352) 616-0242.

German American Club New Year’s Eve Party: The German American Club of Spring Hill hosts, with dancing to music by Manni Daum from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. No dinner served; coffee, ringleaders and a champagne toast at midnight is included with admission. Members $15, guests $20. Doors open at 7 p.m. Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. (352) 688-3744.

Latin club’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dance: The Latin American Civic and Cultural Association’s event will feature music by DJ Willie Matos. Small coolers permitted. Ice will be available. Proper attire required. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. $20 per person. Call Luis Sierre, (352) 277-2915.

VFW Post 10209 New Year’s Eve Party: The party includes entertainment by the Boogie Brothers from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and a champagne toast at midnight. Outside snacks are allowed. $20-$25, $35-$45 two. Doors open at 8 p.m. VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 796-0398.

New Year’s Eve Bash: Welcome the new year with a formal dinner, live music by Gypsy Star and a champagne toast at midnight. $55. 6 p.m. Colorama Music, 9302 Denton Ave., Hudson. (727) 863-7539.

2020 NYE Beach Bash: A DJ will entertain from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Whiskey Joe’s, 7835 Bayview St., Port Richey. The ball drop will be live-streamed and a complimentary champagne toast takes place at midnight. For reservations, visit or call (727) 815-1178.

New Year’s Eve Party: The party includes prime rib buffet, party favors, performance by Douglas Cameron (Frank Sinatra impersonator), D.J., dancing, karaoke, appetizers and a champagne toast at midnight. $79-$149. 6 p.m. Anchor’s Bar and Grill, 5015 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. (727) 494-7702.

New Year’s Eve at a Nudist Camp: New Year’s Eve turns into Prom Night at Caliente High for a party with a champagne toast and a gourmet dinner buffet at midnight. Free-$150. Doors open at 7 p.m. Caliente Resort and Spa, 21240 Gran Via Blvd, Land O’ Lakes. (813) 996-3700.

New Years on the Lake: The Shake Rattle and Roll Pianos presents a Roaring ’20s themed dueling piano show that includes three drink tickets, appetizers, champagne toast and DJ dancing into the New Year. Costumes encouraged. $75. Doors open at 7 p.m. Knotted Roots on the Lake, 3310 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. (727) 351-3222.

Diamond Sky: Ring in the New Year with dinner, dancing, a silent auction and raffle to benefit Community Service of West Pasco. $75. Doors open at 8 p.m. Columbian Event Center, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey. (727) 845-7660.

2019 New Year’s Eve Dance and Giant Raffle: Entertainment includes a live band, Eddie and the Gang. A hot and cold hors d’oeuvre buffet will be from 8 to 10 p.m. There is one complimentary drink with advance ticket purchases. There will be a raffle drawing at midnight; first place prize is a 2019 Kia Soul, valued at $16,000. The event will be in Father Farrell Hall. $25 advance, $35 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. (727) 938-1974.

New Year’s Eve at the Speakeasy: Dress like a flapper or a gangster for a 1920s-themed night with open bar, dancing, casino gaming and a silent auction. Benefits programs of the Dade City Woman’s Club. $75. Doors open at 8 p.m. Dade City Woman’s Club, 37922 Palm Ave., Dade City. (352) 521-0766.

New Year’s Worship: Young adults can celebrate the new year in a safe space with “Worship and the World” including dinner and childcare. Free. Doors open at 9 p.m. Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. (727) 376-7733.

Light Up the New Year: This party will include food, music, dancing and a sky lantern launch. There will be a movie playing on a giant movie screen. Tickets are $35 for ages 13 and older and $15 for ages 4-12 (adult admission includes a lantern. 5 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Little Everglades Ranch, 17951 Hamilton Road, Dade City.