NEW YEAR’S EVE INTERNATIONAL GALA: A Cirque du 2018 International Celebration of Many Nations
Sun, December 31, 2017 @ 08:00 PM to Mon, January 01, 2018 @ 02:00 AM
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St NW,
$108 - $219
NEW YEAR'S EVE INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL GALA
- with MULTIPLE AMAZING TALENTS
- CIRQUE PERFORMANCES
- LIVE BANDS – INCLUDING 7 DEADLIES
- WASHINGTON’S BELOVED MASCOTS INCLUDING TEDDY FROM NATIONALS AND SLAPSHOT FROM THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS!
…and much more!
1) General Admission
2) Reduced Post Dinner Admission (10:30 PM to 2 AM)
3) VIP Admission
(Group Rates Available. Email events@thingstodoDC.com for Details)
THOUSANDS ATTEND EVERY YEAR – AND THIS YEAR WILL BE NO EXCEPTION!
Tonight, we circle the globe and touch countries from around the globe to make this a truly WORLD WIDE WELCOME into 2018!
15 INTERNATIONAL THEMED CELEBRATIONS ~ 7 SEPARATE PARTY ROOMS including 5 HUGE BALLROOMS ~ ONE OF D.C.’s MOST LUXURIOUS LOCATIONS ~ EXCLUSIVE CIRQUE NEW YEAR’S EVE PERFORMANCES ~ LIVE BANDS, including 7 DEADLIES ~ SALUTE TO MULTIPLE COUNTRIES ~ FULLY STOCKED OPEN BAR ~ MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST ~ HUGE MIDNIGHT BALLOON DROP ~ D.C.’S BEST DJS ~ KARAOKE ~ STROLLING ENTERTAINERS ~ PARTY FAVORS ~ CARICATURIST DRAWINGS ~ AFRICAN DANCE SHOW ~ THE CHINESE LION DANCE ~ LIVE IRISH DANCE SHOW ~ OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION~ INCREDIBLE HOTEL ROOM RATES ~ WHITE GLOVE SERVICE ~ VIP OPTIONS ~ MANY BARS AND STATIONS TO PREVENT LONG LINES ~ A SELL OUT EVERY YEAR ~ AND MUCH MORE!
… including the Washington Nationals most beloved President, TEDDY; and from the Washington Capitals, SLAPSHOT as well as some of their friends, ready to race into 2018 and welcome in the new year with thousands of their fans!
- Exclusive International Cirque Du 2018 Performances throughout the Party
- Starring: One of Washington’s Favorite Live Bands – 7 DEADLIES
- The DJ talents of DJ Pumpkin, and DJ XTA-C
- Around the World Entertainment and themes in multiple Large Ballrooms
- Dance Lessons, Parades, Magic, Karaoke, Live International Performances from Many Regions
- Teddy, the Racing President from the Nationals, and Slapshot from the Capitals!
… and much more! (Read On)
When World Leaders, Celebrities and Corporate Titans visit Washington, D.C. where do they stay, dine, dance and want to be seen?
When FDR wanted a place to host his first inaugural ball, where did he go?
When the Beatles first hit America in 1964 and arrived in DC, where did they stay?
When Bill Clinton wanted to play his saxophone at his Inaugural Ball, where did he go?
THE LUXURIOUS OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL!
Since 2011, thousands of TTD members each year have celebrated an exciting party at this majestic venue…home of major Inaugural Balls and international formals and functions since its inception…guaranteed to provide a night you will never forget! We are once again returning due to their excellent reputation, fast service on keeping all food and bar lines short, and the amazing reviews and response we have received after each Gala.
Tonight, as we ring in 2018, we invite you take a journey around the world without ever leaving Washington’s royal and historic hotel! Tonight, you will circle the globe and visit many continents as you make your way from one huge grand ballroom to the next.
You’ll have your choice of how and where you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Do you want the high-energy excitement of New York City and Hollywood No problem! Want to feel like you are at the ball pack cheering on the Nationals after a great season? We’ve got you covered! Maybe cheering on the DC NHL legends? Done! Prefer recreating a Bastille Day Celebration combined with a 21st Century Euro scene? We bring the European connection to you. Want to dance side by side with historical presidents? Only Here and Only Tonight! Breaking it down with star DJ XTA-C or 7 Deadlies? Only in our USA Celebration Rooms! Want to celebrate Carnival in a South American fashion? Join the midnight parade with live dancers and DJ Pumpkin. Want to feel like you are a world traveler in a single night? How about special New Year’s Performances from Asia, Africa the Middle East, Dublin, and Munich? PLUS, as a special bonus like nowhere else: look up to the sky as we bring you internationally famed Cirque performers for a special Cirque Du 2018 celebration …. and much much more!
In addition, we are showing our support for the ZIMS Foundation and their battle against Multiple Sclerosis.
• THE MAGIC OF THE USA, TIMES SQUARE, HOLLYWOOD, & NATIONALS PARK
• THE CIRQUE WONDERS OF THE OLD AND NEW WORLD
• THE HIGH ENERGY OF EUROPE’S HOTTEST CLUBS
• THE MYSTERIES OF AFRICAN TRADITIONS
• THE CARNIVAL CELEBRATION OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN NATIONS
• THE SALSA FIESTA OF HAVANA
• THE SALUTE TO ANTARCTICA
• THE TANGO OF BUENOS AIRES
• THE AWESOMENESS OF THE ANCIENT CHINESE CIVILIZATION
• THE ECSTASY OF BOLLYWOOD
• THE EXCITEMENT OF OKTOBERFEST IN MUNICH
• THE COMRADERY OF DUBLIN
• THE STIMULATION OF THE CARIBBEAN
• THE INSPIRATION OF TOKYO
SEVEN ROOMS – SIXTEEN NATIONS – AT LEAST 18 UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATIONS
(A) THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – GRAND BALLROOMS
1) TIMES SQUARE (New York City) – STARRING DJ XTA-C
In the Omni’s Majestic Regency Ballroom – one of Washington DC’s Largest Ballrooms!
If there is one place on earth synonymous with New Year’s Eve, it’s Times Square. The enthusiasm and energy of the famed crossroads of the world comes alive in the Omni’s famed Grand Ballroom as we welcome in the New Year – BIG APPLE STYLE!
Embrace your patriotic spirit with pride and enthusiasm as we transport you to a trendy New York nightclub setting with one of Washington’s best DJs spinning the greatest American retro, top 40, hip hop, and dance! A giant midnight balloon drop (with a hidden apple) and light show will welcome you to 2018. (…and you don’t have to risk frostbite.)
The luxurious Grand Ballroom is one of the most elegant in Washington. It has seen the celebrations of many of America’s leading official inaugural Balls (since FDR) as well as history’s most important figures from the United States and around the world. Dance in the footsteps of world leaders and movie stars as you celebrate the New Year – Times Square Style – in this majestic locale.
At some point we will also be offering a special salute to our members in the armed forces. If you are in the military, feel free to come in special military dress as we want to honor you for your service to our country. (Special rates may apply. Email events@thingstodoDC.com)
Again, be prepared as a GIGANTIC BALLOON DROP covers the dance floor at the stroke of midnight!
WASHINGTON’S LARGEST MIDNIGHT BALLOON DROP: THE BEST IN DC! (See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuZtQNJizhw for a clip from a recent Balloon Drop)
2) EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL CIRQUE PERFORMANCES AND CELEBRATION
Get ready for a gala filled with heart-stopping, mind-boggling displays of artistry and athleticism. Experience the wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall, and Broadway stage all in one fantastic evening. Indulge your curiosities and celebrate your senses as aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, and indescribable feats reignite your belief in human potential.
Tonight – this party alone – invites you to be blown away by the amazing acrobatic talents in our special CIRQUE PERFORMANCE – especially designed for this night only!
With Cirque acts ABOVE and WITHIN the audience, you will be amazed at the fantastic spectacle that awaits you this special night! Dressed in elegant cirque costumes, we’ll be privy to THREE aerial performances (including a special midnight show). ALSO, throughout the evening, our artists will provide a variety of cirque/circus acts including magic, cirque style juggling, the unicycle and the famous giant bubble. They will also be available for pictures and meet and greets.
Tonight’s artists balance, toss, catch, twist and intertwine in an elegant ballet of strength and stamina.
3) SLAPSHOT FROM THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS
& TEDDY FROM THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Ever been to a Capitals Game or a Nationals’ Game? No matter who you root for in the NHL, Slapshot Is a friend to all Washingtonians – and plays for Team New Year’s Eve tonight!
Also, no matter what your favorite baseball team is, everyone who has been to Nationals Stadium knows about the President’s Race! Everyone always cheers on their favorite president. Unfortunately, Teddy rarely wins these races. But, he still remains one of the most popular Presidents at the Stadium.
So, tonight SLAPSHOT TEDDY (and maybe some of his fellow mascots) will be on hand to help celebrate and welcome in 2018 in style!
4) THE HOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE: Starring 7 DEADLIES
Hit Sunset Strip and enjoy our Hollywood Headliner!
Whether you are going back in time to the 1980s, 1990s, Y2K, or celebrating the greatest dance hits from 2017, we have you covered!
Things To Do is honored and excited to have secured one of Washington, D.C.’s most well-known bands and staples - 7 DEADLIES – to ring in 2018. They will bring its diverse array of classics, Top 40, contemporary, and retro classic hits to guarantee a good time.
One minute they are covering Fall Out Boy, Blink 182 and Weezer, the next Tom Petty, Aha, or Run DMC, … Their show covers a lot of musical ground with a lot of energy and enthusiasm!
(B) THE CARIBBEAN
1) BARBADOS, BAHAMAS, JAMAICA, and ALL THE OTHER CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES
- STARRING DJ PUMPKIN
Want to take a break from the busy streets of a Metropolis? How about a visit to the beach and an exciting Barbadian, Jamaican, Bahamian music! The Spirit of the Caribbean comes alive as you enter this tropical paradise with a New Year’s style island celebration!
Here you will experience one of Washington’s most celebrated DJs – DJ PUMPKIN! DJ PUMPKIN is a star of many of the Caribbean Embassies and he has plenty of International fans, especially throughout the Caribbean! He is a regular performer every Friday Night on the internet radio station, www.SweetRiddim.com.
Do the limbo, dance the Conga line, raise your hands, and dance like crazy all night long!
2) BONUS: WIN A TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN! Enter a drawing to win a vacation trip to one of the Caribbean Islands or Cancun, Mexico.
(C) SOUTH AMERICA
1) THE 1950′s HAVANA SALSA EXPERIENCE
Optional Salsa Lessons at 10 PM
During the 1950′s, if you wanted some hot Salsa Dancing, you went to the most popular night spots and hotels in Havana. Tonight, you’ll find it in the Omni Shoreham!
This is not Fidel Castro’s Cuba, but the wild times of 1950’s Havana where Americans once vacationed, relaxed and danced in style! Enjoy Salsa and Meringue throughout the night as we bring you a taste of the hottest Latin music around.
Our Havana celebration will be packed with flavor! The irresistible sound of one of Washington’s hottest Salsa DJs, will lead your feet to the dance floor for an exciting night of dancing to Latin sounds!
2) RIO De JANIERO and CARNIVAL PARADE OF ALL SOUTH AMERICA – WITH LIVE NATIVE CARNIVAL SAMBA DANCERS
As a special treat, tonight we take you to the Sambadrome of Rio De Janeiro through a special music and dance performance. Dressed in Carnival costumes, we’ll experience an amazing Carnival performance in parade style representing Rio de Janeiro and a medley of other Caribbean and Latin American countries.
Dance the Conga line, sip some island cocktails, and take in the relaxing atmosphere that is the Caribbean and Latin America!
1) PARIS, ROME, PRAGUE, MOSCOW, BERLIN AND THE EUROPEAN HIGH ENERGY NIGHTLIFE EXPERIENCE:
Want to take down the French nobility like never before? Those looking for an intense high energy European Nightclub experience need look no further. Rivaling the best hot spots of Paris, Berlin, Rome, London, Prague, Madrid, and Amsterdam tonight we offer you non-stop, pulsating, high energy Euro Dance beats and club music from one of Washington’s top DJs.
2) EUROPEAN BALLROOM DANCING with DANCE LESSONS
From 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM, we are transforming a ballroom into an 18th Century European Ball! We will begin with refresher lessons before hitting the Waltz, Tango, and other classical ballroom classics to Strauss, Mozart, Mancini and other classical masterpieces.
3) OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION:
As it is perhaps the wildest celebration in Europe, tonight we will showcase Oktoberfest with a live traditional German/Oktoberfest Dance Presentation and Dance Lesson! Dressed in authentic traditional outfits, the leading Alpine Dancers will bring the spirit of Munich to D.C. for a special revelry and feier!
Ever been to Durty Nellys in Ireland? Or Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day? Well, tonight our Irish Dancers deliver the classic Irish Spirit with a unique dance presentation that rival the Leprechauns of Galway, Cork and Killarny!
1) THE TOKYO EXPERIENCE: KARAOKE
- Make Your Own Entertainment
In Japan, karaoke is a religion. The hottest clubs in Tokyo have private booths where you can live out your rock and roll star fantasies. Tonight, we bring the spirit and feel of urban Tokyo to Washington and make you the center of it all. Take the stage and sing your heart out. Choose your song and perform it live in front of everyone. Also, take home a special free souvenir as a leading local caricaturist draws your picture with a unique background.
2) CHINESE LION DANCE: The Native Chinese “Wong People Lion Dancers” of Washington DC Chinatown will clear away any lingering evil spirits from the 2016 to make room for a very lucky and prosperous New Year for all. After their incredible performance, they will stay around to pose for pictures and answer questions. For more about the Chinese Lion Dance, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_dance. .
(F) THE BOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE:
Bollywood combines the music of India with the beats of the West to create something unique and incredibly fun. Going out in Mumbai, Chennai, or Delhi has become a must-do for every worldwide star, and tonight you get to experience it as they do. Our DJ will make you believe you’re in Mumbai with high-energy music unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
Tonight, in a special native performance, the Coyaba Dance Theater will lead us on a journey to the Serengeti, Mt, Kilimanjaro and Cape Town with African culture through dance, drumming, song and poetry since 1997. Dressed in full native traditional African outfits, we will be dazzled by their interactive show and energy. Afterwards, they will stay around for pictures and to answer any questions you may have. Exact times of the performance and ballroom location will be noted in a special program that will be emailed to all attendees before the event.
Be on the “look out” for a special surprise visitor – well, OK a PENGUIN. Be the first to find this penguin and you will win a special dinner for two aboard the Odyssey (local Dinner Cruise Ship).
For your price of admission, in a single evening, you will revel in and enjoy:
- One of Washington’s Most Luxurious and Historic Hotels
- Fully Stocked Open Bar
- Plenty of Comfort Space with No Long Lines for Food or Drinks
- Midnight Champagne Toast
- Elaborate Buffet Menus (served by the same kitchen that serves royalty)
- A Celebration with Beloved Nationals Mascots Teddy and Friends
- Washington’s Best DJs
- Exclusive Cirque Performances
- The Live Talents of “7 Deadlies”
- The High-Energy Rockin Beats of DJ XTA-C
- The Live Caribbean Talents of DJ Pumpkin
- Slapshot and Teddy
- Salsa (with optional lessons)
- A Costumed Carnival Celebration
- An African Dance Presentation
- A Chinese Lion Dance Presentation
- Oktoberfest Dance Presentation
- Live Irish Dancing
- Caribbean Music
- Ballroom Dancing (with optional lessons)
- Huge Balloon Drops
- Special Guests
- VIP Options
- Three Different Ticket Times and Prices
- Hats, Tiaras, Party favors and Giveaways
- AMAZING Low Discounted Overnight Hotel Rates (only $145)
...plus many more surprises.
FULLY STOCKED OPEN BAR & ELABORATE INTERNATIONAL DINER MENUS:
The kitchen that has served every president since its inception, world leaders, celebrities and the very rich and famous, tonight will serve you as you welcome in 2018! This year, we have more open bars and food stations than ever to minimize lines for drinks and food. In addition to our open bar and midnight champagne toast, the Omni’s chefs will have many unique food stations and menus including:
-Grilled lamb chops Provencal, mint pistou
-Salmon in puff pastry, rice, mushrooms, tarragon cream sauce (Carved to order)
-Espelette pepper Roasted Mushrooms stuffed with spinach
-Tapas display: Mahon cheese, Manchego cheese, Jamon Serrano, dried chorizo, roasted potato-saffron sauce, fig preserves, gordo olives, Country bread slices
-Seafood paella: Shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, saffron rice, green peas, roasted red peppers
-Sushi and maki: cooked shrimp, raw spicy tuna, pickled vegetable roll, DC crab roll, salmon sushi
-Pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce, chopsticks
-Buckwheat soba noodles & vegetable, sesame dressing (bamboo boats)
- Lobster roll-Maine lobster roll, lobster salad, mini split top roll
-Crab cake sliders: lots of crab patty, brioche bun, chefs tartar sauce
-Individual smoked fish dip: smoked trout, smoked salmon, crème fraiche, chives, flatbread
Menu Buffets Above (9:00 pm – 10:30 PM)
Dessert Display (11:00pm-1:00am)
- Chocolate Fountain
- Flowing Milk Chocolate to be Dipped with Fresh Cubed Maui Pineapple and Cantaloupe, Sliced Bananas, Fresh Whole Strawberries, Marshmallows, Pretzel Sticks, Pound Cake and Rice Crispy Treats.
- Miniature French & Viennese Desserts to Include:
- Linzer Tart, Sacher Tart, Chocolate Opera Triangles,
- White Chocolate Mousse Cake, Apricot Tart with Almonds,
- Biscotti and Chocolate Truffles
- Fresh Fruit Display
- Strawberry Dipping Sauce
- Freshly Brewed Starbucks Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee
- Tazo Hot Teas
Want to make your New Year’s Eve experience extra special? Why not indulge yourself with VIP treatment? Enjoy all of the fantastic amenities our New Year’s Eve Gala has to offer and complement them with our exclusive special VIP Reception and Dinner.
Treat your taste buds and hungry appetite tonight to a very special, private, intimate enhanced dinner prepared by the kitchen that serves U.S. Presidents, World Leaders and celebrities.
In addition to your general admission benefits, VIP ticket holders are entitled to:
I. EARLY ADMISSION
VIP ticket holders may enter the Gala with expedited Check-in at 8:30 pm
II. PRIVATE RECEPTION
A private Pre-GALA VIP reception.
III. SPECIAL UPGRADED DINNER WITH MORE OPTIONS
An extravagant guaranteed Sit-Down Dinner before the gala featuring menus from around the globe:
TASTE OF FRANCE
Grilled lamb chops Provencal, mint pistou
Salmon in puff pastry, rice, mushrooms, tarragon cream sauce
(Carved to order)
Espelette pepper Roasted Mushrooms stuffed with spinach
TASTE OF NORTH AMERICA
Lobster roll-Maine lobster roll, lobster salad, mini split top roll
Crab cake sliders: lots of crab patty, brioche bun, chef’s tartar sauce
Individual smoked fish dip: smoked trout, smoked salmon, crème fraiche, chives, and flatbread
TASTE OF ARGENTINA
Argentine Strip Loin of Beef with Sea Salt, Cracked Pepper, Yellow Chili Sauce, Horseradish instead.
Chicken empanadas, red pepper sauce
TASTE OF SPAIN
Tapas display: Mahon cheese, Manchego cheese, Jamon Serrano, dried chorizo, roasted potato-saffron sauce, fig preserves, gordo olives, Country bread slices
Seafood paella: Shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, saffron rice, green peas, roasted red peppers
TASTE OF MOROCCO
Roasted and spiced vegetables, chick pea & sesame spread
Cous salad: almonds, cinnamon, currants, orange zest,
Chicken Marrakesh: thighs braised with saffron, olives, dill and carrots
TASTE OF JAPAN
Sushi and maki: cooked shrimp, raw spicy tuna, pickled vegetable roll, DC crab roll, raw salmon sushi
Pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce, chopsticks
Buckwheat soba noodles & vegetable, sesame dressing (bamboo boats)
After-dinner, join the rest of the crowd for the MAIN GALA (above)
IV: LIMITED AVAILABILITY:
To keep this special, this portion of the evening will be kept smaller and more intimate.
10:30 Admission ($108 Option)
We are pleased to offer a special $108 ticket option for admission at 10:30 PM.
This post-dinner admission ticket option includes:
- Top Shelf Open Bar;
- a Scrumptious Dessert Buffet (see full description for menu);
- 15 Separate Themed Celebrations in Multiple Ballrooms (see basic party description);
- Midnight Champagne Toast;
- Spectacular Midnight Balloon Drop;
- Live Bands (starring 7 DEADLIES)
- Exclusive NEW YEAR’S CIRQUE EVE and Celebration with a Cirque Du New Year’s Eve Performance
- D.C.’S Best DJs,
- Karaoke, Teddy – the Racing President, Slapshot from the Caps, Party Favors, and Caricaturist Drawings, and much much more.
OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT HOTEL STAY – Only $148 a Night!
TTD has arranged with the Omni Shoreham for an optional overnight hotel stay on New Year’s Eve – at the incredible rate of $148 for the night!
Room Amenities include
- Plush robes available
- Iron and ironing board
- In-room laptop-sized safes
- Extra pillows and blankets
- Marble bathrooms
- Complimentary USA Today delivered to your room each weekday morning
- Work desk
- Hair dryer
- Coffee maker served with complimentary Wolfgang Puck coffee / Tazo tea
- Clock radio with MP3 / iPod adapter
- Windows that open
- Rollaways in king rooms
- In-Room Technology
- High-speed wireless Internet access
- Individual climate control
- Two, dual-line phones with voice mail and dataport
- LodgeNet system featuring on-demand hit movies and Nintendo 64® video games (additional fee)
- Cable TV with remote
To book your $148 Overnight Hotel room – Please call (202) 234-0700 and reference the New Year’s Eve Gala or use the following links:
GENERAL ROOM: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/washington-dc-shoreham/meetings/things-to-do-dc-2017-new-years-eve-gala
ROOM Plus Bed and Breakfast Package:
(NOTE: The prices for the hotel rooms are separate from the gala tickets. A hotel room reservation does not include a ticket to the gala! )
THIS EVENT IS STRICTLY AN OVER 21 EVENT. (Unless prior arrangements are made)
PRICES SUBJECT TO INCREASE AFTER THE SALE OF THE NEXT 100 TICKETS
Remember, this Party Sells Out Every Year and the price will regularly increase.
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GALA, CALL THINGS TO DO DC DIRECTLY at (301) 519 8030. The hotel may not be able to answer all questions.
(Group Rates Available. Email events@thingstodoDC.com for Details)
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St NW,