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Atlantic City has always been about entertainment, but in recent years, the city has become a must-stop location for popular Jersey shore events such as top musical acts in concert, championship boxing matches, celebrity sightings, family-friendly Boardwalk Hall events, and more.

Whether you’re traveling to AC for vacation, a sporting event or a conference or meeting, you’ll find a full calendar of Jersey shore events, with a variety of Boardwalk Hall events and Atlantic City attractions to choose from throughout the year. Use the options below to search for upcoming Atlantic City concerts, comedy shows, festivals and more. Click on event listings for tickets, venue location and other details.

Find information about Atlantic City, New Jersey events on the Boardwalk Hall calendar and the Convention & Tradeshow Calendar or browse the upcoming events below.

Select a date for a snapshot view of great Jersey shore events for that day. 

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21-Point City Tour
City-wide tour highlighting the best of Atlantic City - old and new! You'll discover at least 21 points of interest and landmarks throughout this great city.
21-Point City Tour
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DO AC Tree & Light Fest
The DO AC Tree & Light Fest features 25 brilliantly illuminated and lavishly decorated themed trees in Tanger Outlets The Walk at Michigan and Arctic Avenues.

Tree themes include Atlantic City icons, a tree for each casino, Monopoly, Miss America, Happy New Year, trees for neighboring cities - Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York - and the much anticipated peek-a-boo tree. Behind closed doors, this tree is a nod to the adult entertainment and nightlife options found only in AC and can only be viewed by visitors age 21 and over.


Atlantic City will also feature other illuminated trees at the following locations:

  • One giant, 30-foot, outdoor tree at the base of the Atlantic City Expressway
  • Four artist decorated, customized trees at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College at Fairmount and Mississippi Avenues
  • 200 lighted decorations, 2,800 feet of lighted garland and 1,000 glittering lights along Atlantic Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, at Bartram Avenue and the Boardwalk and Center City Park at Atlantic and North Carolina Avenues as part of the CRDA citywide, outdoor holiday décor 
  • The Deck The Hall Festival of Trees at Boardwalk Hall from December 4 – January 2 featuring unique, custom-decorated holiday trees sponsored by local organizations and businesses to support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey Southern Branch 
  • All the holiday trees and displays in the casinos, hotels, attractions and businesses throughout Atlantic City
Vote for your favorite decorated tree clicking here and checking the box for your favorite. Six randomly selected voters will win a DO AC Goodie Bag filled with dining gift cards!

  
DO AC Tree & Light Fest
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Heritage Tour
A journey in the life and contributions of African Americans in the development of Atlantic City. Inspired by the book, The Northside, you'll discover the people, the places and the events that make Atlantic City home for many African Americans. Includes Pop Lloyd Stadium ,Chicken Bone Beach, Civil Rights Garden, African American Museum, and many other sites revered by the African American community. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Heritage Tour
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2014 Deck The Halls - Festival of Trees
The 2014 Deck The Hall - Festival of Trees is a season-long charitable event intended to generate funds for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey Southern Branch.

Local businesses, organizations, arena partners, and individuals are invited to Deck The Hall by sponsoring a custom-decorated holiday tree to be on display from Thursday, December 4 through Thursday, January 2 in the Boardwalk Hall lobby facing the Atlantic City Boardwalk. A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey Southern Branch to support those affected by the casino closures. The “Deck The Hall” display will receive additional exposure through the nightly Winter Sweet Light Show which is broadcast onto the façade of Boardwalk Hall.

The Deck The Hall - Festival of Trees will be free and open for the public to walk through during all hours which Boardwalk Hall is open. With the purchase of a tree, sponsors will also receive a select number of tickets to the Deck The Hall Reception in the Boardwalk Hall lobby on Thursday, December 4, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm where they will be able to celebrate the holiday season with a private viewing of the trees, open bar, and light hors d’oeuvres.

2014 Deck The Halls - Festival of Trees
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Atlantic City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
For the 32nd year the Atlantic City Ballet presents its production of The Nutcracker. This beloved ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Embarking on a wondrous journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets, Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters.  Young and old alike will experience the magic of this marvelous Christmas tale, that will create a lifetime of memories.
Atlantic City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
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Boardwalk Hall "Winter Sweet" 3-D Light Show
"Winter Sweet" is a seven-minute show featuring three magical worlds projected onto the façade of Boardwalk Hall. The free, nightly show celebrates the wonders of winter while showcasing the visual beauty and elegance of the season. By using hundreds of visual elements, including a number of 3D effects, Moment Factory captured the enchanting season and heartwarming, memorable moments of winter.
 

The first world, Snow and Ice, features historic Boardwalk Hall icing over as winter approaches. Projections of dancing ballerinas, softly falling snow and a train that appears to be chugging along the top of the building evoke the magical season until a crumbling effect acts as a transition to the second world. In the second world, Winter Village, Boardwalk Hall is transformed into a candy wonderland, lit by the glow of candles, sledding elves and sugary treats with a humorous and surprise ending. The third and final world, Illumination, features elegant ornaments and intricate lighting that eventually “melts” the surface of the building as spring and new beginnings come to Atlantic City.

Watch a 2-minute "Winter Sweet" preview:

   
Boardwalk Hall
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Borgata Comedy Club Presents Traci Skene, Brian McKim & Joey Vega
Traci Skene is a veteran professional comedian and author and an accomplished humor writer and blogger. She was a featured on Episode 3, Season 7 of NBC's "Last Comic Standing." She's a regular contributor to US Weekly's "Fashion Police." With her husband, comedian Brian McKim, she is the author of "The Comedy Bible: The Complete Resource for Aspiring Comedians." Her most recent book, "Sometimes Ask A Man," is available for download on Amazon.com! in 1999, she established the influential online standup comedy website SHECKYmagazine.com.

Brian McKim is a professional standup comedian and the editor and publisher of the standup comedy website, SHECKYmagazine.com. On October 11, he appeared on the late-night CBS television series "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." The appearance was taped on October 10 and featured an appearance by actress Rashida Jones. He was a semifinalist on Season 7 of the NBC series Last Comic Standing. He has appeared on such network, syndicated and cable television shows as Star Search, Evening At The Improv and Comic Strip Live as well as on the nationally-syndicated radio show, The Bob & Tom Show. His comedy is marked by one-liners, wordplay and a deadpan delivery.

Born in NYC, Joe received some of his acting training at the HB Studios. He has used that training in many feature films, most recently ROUNDERS, and ROW YOUR BOAT. He also worked on RYDER PI, AN EASTSIDE STORY, and PUNCHLINE with Tom Hanks.
 
The acting is great, but performing in front of a live audience is my first love. Joe has made them laugh from coast to coast and everywhere in between.  Joe has so much fun on stage that you cant help but have a great time watching him. 
Borgata Comedy Club Presents Traci Skene, Brian McKim & Joey Vega
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Tropicana's Free Holiday Musical Light Show
Back by popular demand, the original 35-foot holiday tree is back and better than ever to celebrate The Quarter’s 10th Anniversary. Tropicana’s Free Holiday Musical Light Show will feature stunning holiday décor, and music, with the marvelous 35-foot tree in the center of it all.
 
This not-to-be-missed experience combines interactive lights with an inspiring array of beloved holiday musical selections from jazz to rock to international favorites.
 
Adding to the festive décor is Tropicana’s famed 25-foot tree Poinsettia Tree located in Palm Walk.
Tropicana's Free Holiday Musical Light Show
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Sip, Taste & Tour (Sightseers Delight) with A1 Tours
Tomasello's Winery awaits you for a classic wine sampling.  Enjoy lunch at the Historic Smithville Inn (1787) and take in the unique sights of the Noyes Museum, the Towne of Historic Smithville and the Village Greene.
Sip, Taste & Tour (Sightseers Delight) with A1 Tours
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Ultimate Wine & Dine Tour
Wine and dine at the historic Renault Winery Resort & Golf. Nearly one century and a half young, Renault is one of the oldest wineries in the country and is registered as a New Jersey Historical site.
 
This "Ultimate Wine & Dine Tour" package includes dinner, wine tasting, tour of Prohibition Alley and museum, gift shop along with round-trip transportation.
Ultimate Wine & Dine Tour
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Almost Angels
Almost Angels continue to create the kind of hysteria associated with national, mega-hit bands.  The hottest show & dance party in Atlantic City keeps raising the bar.  Currently in their 5th year of residency at Ego Bar & Lounge, this sexy, high-energy band performs the hottest hits in contemporary music from artists like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and more
Almost Angels
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Family Fun Day with A1 Tours

Guests will enjoy a day of fun and exploration at the Absecon Lighthouse, the Atlantic City Aquarium, Historic gardner's Basin, and Lucy the Elephant. Climb the 228 steps to one of the oldest lighthouses in the country! Explore the sea without getting wet and climb the world's largest elephant - six stories high! Package includes all entry fees, museums, gift shops and round trip transportation.

Family Fun Day with A1 Tours
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The Comedy Stop Presents Liz Russo, Kevin Downey Jr & Brad Trackman
Liz Russo has most recently featured for Gilbert Gottfried and Colin Quinn. She is a regular performer nationwide at comedy clubs, casinos, and colleges. Her self produced and hosted monthly comedy showcase, One Night Stand with Liz Russo, was a long running hit at Carolines on Broadway in NYC. She has been featured at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival in Asheville, North Carolina. Liz is a regular part of the Odd Squad on Raw Reality with Gail Kasper on WMCN44 in Philadelphia. Liz is a plus size model and has done numerous nationwide print ads.

From America's Got talent! Extraordinary comedic force *Kevin Downey, Jr.* has been recently labeled "refreshingly bizarre" by fellow comedian Joe Mulligan. Kevin headlined small rooms all over the U.S. and enjoyed a cult following, (that means only 28 people dug him), until his sonic boom of popularity yielded consistent shows in Las Vegas and world wide, bringing him to a new level of notoriety. Most importantly, Kevin headlines shows at military bases around the world. From San Francisco to Singapore, Kansas City to Kuwait, Detroit to Djibouti, Kalamazoo to Kwajalein... You get the picture.

Brad Trackman is a NYC comic with universal appeal. He has made national television appearances on CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, AXS TV's " Gotham Comedy Live " , NBC's "Later" and "Friday Night",, ABC's "NY Comedy Festival", Metro TV's "New Joke City" hosted by Robert Klein, Comedy Central's "Heroes Of Jewish Comedy & Stand Up Stand Up", MTV's "The Buried Life" and his own commercial campaign for Spike Television where he played the ficticious presidential elect Biff Wolinski. Trackman and has also done numerous television appearances in Canada on the "Mike Bullard Show" and in Holland on the "Comedy Factory" and the "Raymaan Is Laat Show". Trackman headlines around the country playing the best venues such as the "DC Improv" where he recorded both of his CDs "Safecracker" and "Cool Guys Don't Wear Pink".
The Comedy Stop Presents Liz Russo, Kevin Downey Jr & Brad Trackman
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Savage Men - Male Revue Show
The Savage Men Atlantic City Male Revue is an action packed male show filled with gorgeous male models and gorgeous male dancers, its the perfect Atlantic City show for a bachelorette party, girls night out or birthday idea. This male revue consists of one of a kind choreographed male burlesque skits similar to that of the movie Magic Mike. We also have live singing, dancing, hilarious comedian emcees, celebrity cast members and outrageously fun bachelorette themed contests with valuable prizes.
 
Savage Men - Male Revue Show
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The Burlesque Show
The BURLESQUE Show is an updated, stylish tribute to a 1940's era Burlesque routine featuring a talented, sexy, hilarious cast of dancers and comedians, along with a multitude of sparkling rhinestone trimming and tassels from the stars of the show - the burlesque performers. This highly entertaining, fast-paced revue frames classic vaudeville blackout skits and unique variety acts with burlesque-themed dance production numbers, featuring star entertainers from around the globe.
The Burlesque Show
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The Real Men of Scores
The Real Men of Scores is the perfect entertainment option for bachelorette parties, Girls’ Night Out, or anyone seeking new adventures in the Atlantic City nightlife scene. The 90-minute performances will take place at 10 p.m. on Friday nights and at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday nights, and guests can opt to purchase additional packages for a customized and unforgettable experience. Each ticket includes two complimentary cocktails, including wine, champagne, and Scores’ signature frozen margaritas aka The Real MANgarita. But the party doesn’t end when the curtains close – The Blue Velvet Theater will transform into a nightlife hotspot just for the ladies on Friday and Saturday nights from midnight to close. Ladies can take a break from dancing to top hits and receive personal lap dances from the one and only Real Men of Scores.
The Real Men of Scores
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Nature & Eco Tour with A1 Tours
Visit the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge where more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats are actively protected and managed for wildlife. Located in one of the Atlantic Flyway's most active flight paths, this refuge provides a vital link of protection and habitation for area wildlife; particualrly the endangered and threatened bird species which nest here. Next door, visit the Noyes Museum, the sole fine arts museum in the region. Browse and shop the 10,000 square feet of exhibition space and step outside to enjoy the one of a kind sculpture gardens
Nature & Eco Tour with A1 Tours
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The Comedy Stop Presents Liz Russo, Kevin Downey Jr & Brad Tassel
Liz Russo has most recently featured for Gilbert Gottfried and Colin Quinn. She is a regular performer nationwide at comedy clubs, casinos, and colleges. Her self produced and hosted monthly comedy showcase, One Night Stand with Liz Russo, was a long running hit at Carolines on Broadway in NYC. She has been featured at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival in Asheville, North Carolina. Liz is a regular part of the Odd Squad on Raw Reality with Gail Kasper on WMCN44 in Philadelphia. Liz is a plus size model and has done numerous nationwide print ads.

From America's Got talent! Extraordinary comedic force *Kevin Downey, Jr.* has been recently labeled "refreshingly bizarre" by fellow comedian Joe Mulligan. Kevin headlined small rooms all over the U.S. and enjoyed a cult following, (that means only 28 people dug him), until his sonic boom of popularity yielded consistent shows in Las Vegas and world wide, bringing him to a new level of notoriety. Most importantly, Kevin headlines shows at military bases around the world. From San Francisco to Singapore, Kansas City to Kuwait, Detroit to Djibouti, Kalamazoo to Kwajalein... You get the picture.

Here's a gift right out of Santa Clause, Indiana, the home of one of America's most popular comic/authors, Brad Tassell.  Most of his adult life Brad has been touring the country performing insightful, hilarious stand-up.  Brad's show is more catharsis than simple comedy.  He's not only funny, but enlightening if you like your comedy positive, hilarious, crazy, silly, value oriented, and for everybody, then Brad's show is for you!!!  He is the best selling/award winning author of Don't Feed The Bully, which is read by more than 6,000 students in class each year.
The Comedy Stop Presents Liz Russo, Kevin Downey Jr & Brad Tassel
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Tiesto
Tijs Michiel Verwest better known by his stage name Tiësto, is a Dutch DJ and record producer.   Formerly known as DJ Tiësto, he is now known simply as "Tiësto" an artist name which is a twist of his childhood nickname.
 
In 1997, he founded the label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink, where he released the Magik and In Search of Sunrise CD series. Tiësto met producer Dennis Waakop Reijers in 1998, and the two have worked together extensively since then.  In 1999 and 2000 Tiësto collaborated with Ferry Corsten to create Gouryella. His 2000 remix of Delerium's "Silence" featuring Sarah McLachlan exposed him to more mainstream audiences. In 2001, he released his first solo album, In My Memory, the title track a remix of an original song written by and featuring Nicola Hitchcock, this album gave him several major hits that launched his career. He ranked at #1 on DJ Magazine's annual Top 100 DJs Poll consecutively for three years from 2002 to 2004.

Opening and closing set by Moti. Must be 21 & over and present valid U.S. issued drivers license or passport for admission.
Tiesto
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GLBT - Party Sundays
If it’s a Sunday night at the Blue Velvet Theater, you can count on the girls to light up the stage in their bedazzled and sequined glory. And not just any girls – we’re talking about the fierce divas of the new “GLBT T-Party Sundays,” a weekly show of fabulous drag performances at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel, featuring comedy, costumes, upbeat music, dancing, drink specials, and lots of pre and post-show partying. The show is geared toward the GLBT community, but is open to all. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show begins at 10:30 p.m. every Sunday night.

After the show, the party continues with music, drink specials, go-go dancing, and the divalicious cast members themselves who stick around to mingle with the crowd all night long. Bottle service and drink specials are available before, during, and throughout the show, including the fruity “Brooklyn Peach” cocktail or select beer.
GLBT - Party Sundays
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mur.mur Presents Lil Jon
Lil Jon (Jonathan Smith) is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and international DJ who was a member of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. Lil Jon formed the group in 1997, and the group released several albums between then and 2004. He then went solo and released a new album in 2010 called Crunk Rock. He was also featured on the Celebrity Apprentice during its 11th and 13th seasons.
mur.mur Presents Lil Jon
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Boogie Nights Presents NYE 2015
Open Bar 9:00pm to 11:00pm, Champagne Toast at Midnight, Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres, Party Favors and Boogie Entertainment.
Boogie Nights Presents NYE 2015
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Borgata Comedy Club Presents Jeff Pirrami, John Pizzi & Joey Kola
Jeff has been a stand-up comic for over 25 years and headlines all over the country from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, opening for such acts as Frankie Valli to Pat Cooper, Charlie Daniels to Willie Nelson.

Opening acts for entertainers like Jerry Vale, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Joy Behar, Weird Al Yankovic, The Trammps, The Regents, Al Martino, Clint Holmes and many more! Performing as a national headliner at comedy clubs, resorts, colleges, and theaters across the United States. Starring in a one man show of comedy, magic and ventriloquism adaptable from 15 minutes to an hour of high energy comedy. John Pizzi is a regular at the Riveria Hotel in Las vegas, the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City and a member of the Friars Club in New York City and Los Angeles.

As a stand-up comedian for 30 years, Joey Kola has performed for hundreds of thousands of people throughout his career in the US, Canada and England. His high energy, spot on punch lines, and fast delivery assault an audience like a comedic freight train. Joey’s topical and timeless material combine to always make his audiences laugh hard.
Borgata Comedy Club Presents Jeff Pirrami, John Pizzi & Joey Kola
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Divas Reunion Show
Hang out with the girls — Bette, Dolly, Joan, Liza and other legendary divas — when, for one night only, some of the best female impersonators dazzle and delight at the Diva’s Reunion Show in Claridge’s Celebrity Theater. Upgrade your ticket and get access to the sexiest party in town, the Pro Bar LGBT Nightclub Reunion Party, an into-the-wee hours fest featuring a live club performance by Pepper Mashay, hot dancers and DJ spinning throbbing beats. Optional VIP bottle service and seating add to the festivities.
Divas Reunion Show
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Gatsby Rockin NYE Dinner Dance Party
Join us from 9pm-1am in the new ballroom on the 6th floor. Four hour open bar, lavish buffet with carving stations and desert extravaganza, live band and DJ with continuous entertainment, noise makers, hats, and party favors, confetti cannons with midnight champagne toast. Seating is general admission, round tables of 10.
Gatsby Rockin NYE Dinner Dance Party
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Margaritaville & Landshark Bar & Grill
Join us to celebrate New Year's Eve this year with 2 parties under 1 roof. We're bringing in the New Year at Margaritaville and Landshark Bar & Grill. We'll have live music, great food and shot specials all night long with no cover.
Margaritaville & Landshark Bar & Grill
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New Year's Eve Party at The Chelsea
If you’re on a quest to make this NYE one of the best, make sure to check out the classy and beautifully decorated Crystal Room inside the famed Chelsea Hotel. The Crystal Room will open its doors and celebrate New Year’s Eve in true nightlife show-stoppin' style.

Chelsea Hotel’s Crystal Room fulfills the party revelers check-off list. With a sexy crowd, 5-hour premium open bar and a renowned DJ, the Crystal Room will be a party you won’t want to miss!

All tickets include a 5 hour premium open bar from 9pm to 2am, complimentary passed appetizers from 9pm to 11:30pm, & party favors to roll in the New Year.
New Year's Eve Party at The Chelsea
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New Year's eve with DJ Five
DJ Five presides over the festivities at Haven, the Golden Nugget’s sultry, award-winning nightclub where stylish revelers will toast one another during a two-hour hosted bar and party well past the arrival of the New Year. Round up your friends and book ahead for table service which comes with Champagne, a VIP Haven host, private table and personal cocktail server to keep the cheer coming throughout the night.
New Year's eve with DJ Five
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NYE @ MIXX with DJ D-Nice
Ring in 2015 with a special DJ set by D-Nice with Paul Castro.

Derrick Jones better known by his stage name D-Nice, is an American disc jockey, beat boxer, rapper, producer and photographer who began his career in the mid-1980s with the hip hop group Boogie Down Productions.  He discovered Kid Rock in 1988, landing him a deal with Jive Records.
NYE @ MIXX with DJ D-Nice
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NYE @ Providence AC
NYE Package:  5 Hour Premium Open Bar, Hors d'oeuvres from 9:30 - 11:00pm and Champagne Toast at Midnight.

VIP Package:  5 Hour Premium Open Bar, Hors d'oeuvres from 9:30 - 11:00pm, Champagne Toast at Midnight, Reserved Seating, Bottle Service and mixers at your table and VIP Priority Admission on separate VIP line.
NYE @ Providence AC
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