New Year's Eve Listings

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Hotel Chelsea. Cuttin Up 2006 at the Hotel Chelsea: Live like a VIP for under $250 a night! Stay at the Hotel Chelsea with a four- or five-night package deal, and party the night away with some of Miamis hottest DJs. When you get to your room, dig into your celebrity-style gift bag that comes complete with a bottle of champagne, party favors, tickets for a champagne toast in the bar when the ball drops, a midnight kissing contest, a New Years Day hangover kit, and a CD with the top 15 tracks from 2005. Even if youre not a hotel guest, live the high life at the party. DJ James will be rockin the turntables with dance, urban, rock, and groovy R&B hits. At midnight there will be a champagne toast followed by a kissing contest, and the couple that kisses the longest will win a free nights stay. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. 944 Washington Ave, Miami Beach.

Hotel Inter-Continental. Buffet Bonanza: From 7:00 p.m. until late, the Indigo will offer a dinner buffet with champagne toast and party favors. It will only set you back $69.00 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact Melanie at 305-372-4431. Sat., Dec. 31. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305-577-1000.

Hotel Shelley. Shindig at the Hotel Shelley: Enjoy the same sweet deal at the five fabulous hotels owned by the South Beach Group. Some of the best DJs in Miami will be rotating sets all night at this chic boutique hotel. At midnight there will be a champagne toast followed by a kissing contest. The couple that kisses the longest will win a free nights stay. DJs will be spinning dance, rock, urban, and hip-hop tunes, while you enjoy bottle specials, preferred seating, and no cover charge to the party. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $250 a night. 844 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-3341.

Hotel St. Michel. Magical New Years: Share the magic of the holiday at the St. Michel! Indulge in a mouthwatering five-course meal from their new chef, Paris Roldan. Enjoy attentive service, a wonderful atmosphere, and an eclectic mix of international cuisine. An a la carte menu is available until 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31. $75 per person. 162 Alcazar Ave, Coral Gables, 305-444-1666.

Hotel Victor. WhiteStarr: One of L.A.s hottest bands performs poolside at this swanky hotel. Sat., Dec. 31. $200 general admission, $325 VIP. New Years Eve at The Victor Hotel: Get your drink on in high style at the Victor, with an open bar of top shelf liquor. VIP tables and special suites are available for larger parties. Enjoy a celebrity guest DJ and live performance. Watch the South Beach fireworks from your very own bungalow for $5K. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $200. 1144 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-428-1234.

Hoy Como Ayer. Malena Burke and Amauri Gutierrez: Two of Cubas top performers will be entertaining guests as they feast on dinner and drinks. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $200, $150, $125. 2212 SW 8th St, Miami, 305-541-2631.

InterContinental Hotel. Dine at Indigo: Lush it up at the Indigo Restaurant. Dinner and dancing start at 7 p.m. and go on till the wee hours of the morning. Sat., Dec. 31. $69. 305-372-4431. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305-577-1000.

Isabelas Restaurant. New Years Buffet: Enjoy Chef Miguel de Arreguis fabulous New Years Eve buffet with your family. Delectable delights include lobster bisque scented with Hennessy Cognac; an amazing domestic and imported cheese display; an oyster, salmon, and shrimp bar; fresh salad bar with grilled seasonal vegetables, marinated artichokes, and balsamic mushrooms; glazed ham with maple baby carrots, roast beef with caramelized onions, and boneless turkey; and apple strudel, chocolate truffles, and Italian pannetone. Each couple will receive a bottle of sparkling wine, and there will live music as you dine. Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. $65 per person; $30 for children under 12. 1109 Brickell Ave, Miami, 305-329-3500.

Jazid. Xperimento and More: All the party favors and exhilaration you can handle to wrap up 2005 can be found at Jazid. Xperimento will be performing onstage downstairs. Upstairs in the intimate coolutura lounge will be three in-house DJs spinning eclectic Afro beats and Brit rock. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $20. 1342 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-673-9372.

JohnMartins. Party in the Gables: Music and a special menu tonight, plus a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Sat., Dec. 31. 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-445-3777.

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