THOUSANDS ATTEND EVERY YEAR – AND THIS YEAR WILL BE NO EXCEPTION!
- An exclusive International Cirque Du 2013 Performance (Aerial and Ground) throughout the Party
- The Live Band Talents of PRIME TIME and OASIS
- DJ talents of DJ X-TAC and DJ VISHAL
- and much more!
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!
Last year, for the first time in decades, the Omni Shoreham hosted a New Year’s Eve Gala. Thousands of TTD members 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!
Tonight, as we ring in 2013, we invite you take a journey around the world without ever leaving Washington’s royal and historic hotel! Tonight, you circle the globe and visit multiple continents as you bounce from huge ballroom to huge ballroom.
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 Las Vegas? No problem. Prefer recreating a Bastille Day Celebration combined with a 21st Century Euro scene? We bring the Paris connection to you. Want to marvel at a Russian Circus Star that has thrilled audiences around the world? Only Here and Only Tonight! A pub with a live bands more your speed? Welcome to Dublin and Sydney. Want to celebrate Carnival in a South American fashion? Join the midnight parade… 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 2013 celebration …. and much much more!
• THE MAGIC OF TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK
• THE CIRQUE WONDERS OF THE OLD AND NEW WORLD
• THE HIGH ENERGY OF PARIS’ HOTTEST CLUBS
• THE FEVER OF LAS VEGAS
• THE CARNIVAL CELEBRATION OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN NATIONS
• THE SALSA FIESTA OF HAVANA
• THE SPIRIT OF DUBLIN
• THE ECSTASY OF BOLLYWOOD
• THE EXCITEMENT OF SYDNEY
• THE STIMULATION OF THE CARIBBEAN
• THE CHARM OF TOKYO
• THE AWE OF THE RUSSIAN CIRCUS
EIGHT ROOMS – TEN NATIONS – TEN UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATIONS
1) THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – TIMES SQUARE (New York City)
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 2013. (...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.
Again, be prepared as a GIGANTIC BALLOON DROP covers the dance floor at the stroke of midnight!
(See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuZtQNJizhw for a clip from last year’s Balloon Drop)
2) INTERNATIONAL CIRQUE 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!
Dressed in elegant costumes designed specifically for tonight’s gala, 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. In the past, their international audiences range from intimate cabarets, to five million live and 70 million on internationally television. Their shows have brought them from the royal families of the world, to America's pop royalty including Beyonce, Queen Latifa, Mariah Carrey, and Britney Spears. The New York Post hails their "broken-bone-defying feats."
3) THE RUSSIAN CIRCUS:
In addition to our Cirque Performers, we are thrilled to present you with one of the greatest wonders ever to come out of the Eastern World – Internationally famed Russian superstar Leonid the Magnificent! Born in Siberia, Russia, this 6/4’’ giant became a native star in his Mother Country and now travels to America to continue to become an international star. Appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show and America’s Got Talent, he has wowed the world with his creative high fashion and numerous variety acts. Tonight, he’ll light up the grand stage with his acrobatic sword balancing skills, cube juggling, lightening illuminated hula hoops and much much more!
4) THE LAS VEGAS EXPERIENCE:
- Starring PRIME TIME
Hit the Strip and try your luck with mock gambling at blackjack, craps, poker, and the slots. While enjoy the gambling experience, enjoy our Las Vegas headliner!
Things To Do is honored and excited to have secured one of Washington, D.C.'s best party bands - "Prime Time" - to ring in 2013. Prime Time will bring its diverse array of Retro, Top 40, contemporary, and classic hits to guarantee a good time.
Prime Time is best known throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for marrying style and energy into one amazing show. Their unique vocal talents and audience rapport and interaction give everyone a reason to stay where they belong, on the dance floor.
5) THE LATIN AMERICAN AND SOUTH AMERICAN CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE:
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 Merengue 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!
THE CARIBBEAN STARRING OASIS BAND
Want to take a break from the busy streets of a Metropolis? How about a visit to the beach and a live Jamaican band! 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 live Reggae/Island/Calypso bands - OASIS! Do the limbo, dance the Conga line, raise your hands, and dance like crazy all night long!
CARNIVAL PARADE OF RIO De JANIERO and ALL SOUTH AMERICA
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 a 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!
BONUS: WIN A TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN! Enter a drawing to win a vacation trip to one of the Caribbean Islands or Cancun, Mexico.
6) THE DUBLIN EXPERIENCE: LIVE IRISH BAND
When you want to take a break from dancing, and relax with a beer and a song, grab a seat in our Irish Pub as you celebrate with a live, authentic Irish band featuring some of your favorite Irish tunes. The Irish know how to party and Auld Lang Syne makes a lot more sense with a pint of Guinness or green lager in your hand.
7) 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. While dining on our sushi bar, 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.
8) THE PARIS EXPERIENCE
BASTILLE DAY’S EURO HIGH ENERGY CLUB 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.
9) THE BOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE: Starring DJ Vishal
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. Things To Do is proud to recreate a true Indian nightlife experience with DJ Vishal! Widely regarded as the top Indian-style DJ in DC, DJ Vishal will make you believe you’re in Mumbai with high-energy music unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
About DJ Vishal: "New Delhi-born disc-jockey Vishal "DJ Vishal" Harnal is a force on the desi scene, passionately mixing and creating Bollywood beats for over 15 years. Headlining sold-out Bhangra dance parties, DJ Vishal has incorporated his love of entertainment with the Bollywood stage. Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and many more, have benefited from DJ Vishal at sold-out concerts in major venues.
10) THE AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE: Live Australian Duo
When the Irish band takes a break, it is time to go “down under” and travel halfway around the globe to relax and sing along with Australian Captain Jack and his special blend of native tunes. Say G’day to 2013 as he generates the intensity of Sydney’s favorite pubs and sing along in the century old Australian spirit festive spirit!
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 Dessert Buffet Menus (served by the same kitchen that serves royalty)
- Washington’s Best DJs
- An Exclusive Cirque Performance
- A Famed Russian Circus Feature
- The Live Talents of “Prime Time”
- The Live Caribbean Band Talents of "Oasis"
- Four Top DJs including DJ X-TC, DJ Vishal, and More
- Salsa (with optional lessons)
- A Costumed Carnival Celebration
- Live Irish Music
- Live Australian Music
- Special Live Comedian Performance
- Caribbean Music
- Huge Balloon Drops
- Mock Casino Gambling
- Special Guests
- Hats, Tiaras, Party favors and Giveaways
- AMAZING Low Discounted Overnight Hotel Rates (only $130)
- plus many more surprises.
B. 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 2013! 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:
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
Suggested Attire: Black Tie Preferred