NEW YEAR’S EVE INTERNATIONAL GALA: A Cirque du 2014 Celebration of Many Nations
10:30 PM to 2 AM
- 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 GEOMETRIX, DJ X-TAC, and DJ PUMPKIN
- 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 2014, 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 take a trip throughout time via music (with dance lessons) ? Only Here and Only Tonight! A pub with a live band 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 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 MAJESTY OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
• THE SPIRIT OF DUBLIN
• THE TANGO OF BUENOS AIRES
• THE FAIRYTALE OF 18th CENTURY VIENNA
• THE SINS OF PROHIBITION ERA CHICAGO
• THE ECSTASY OF BOLLYWOOD
• THE CHARM OF TOKYO
... and a Trip THROUGHOUT TIME
SEVEN ROOMS – TEN NATIONS – TEN UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATIONS
1) THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – TIMES SQUARE (New York City) - STARRING DJ GEOMETRIX
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 2014. (...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!
STARRING: DJ GEOMETRIX:
Recently named Breakthrough DJ of the Year by the Scene Magazine, is truly a master behind the decks. His amazing skills, celebrated experience and extensive knowledge of different genres of music has helped him become a staple in the D.C. nightlife scene, regularly performing and holding residencies at every major nightclub & lounge in the city. Winning numerous national DJ competitions early in his career he has always been listed as one of the Best DJs in D.C. by the City Paper and The Washington Post.
DJ Geometrix’s skillful ability to mix an open format “mash-up” style from Top 40 to Motown to 80s to Rock have led him to DJ for some of the world’s biggest brands such as MTV, HP, Vans, Vogue, GQ, Levi’s, Ralph Lauren, Cadillac, Scion, Royal Caribbean, Red Bull, Sprite, McDonald’s, Absolut, Belvedere, Heineken, and many more. It also led him to DJ for celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Goldie Hawn, Jenny McCarthy, Hangover’s Jamie Chung, Nick Cannon, athletes from the Washington Redskins, Wizards & Capitals as well as sharing the stage with artists such as Armin Van Buren, Cobra Starship, The Ting Tings, Diddy, Lil' Jon, A-Trak, NERVO, just to name a few. He’s even DJ’d out at sea, acting as the celebrity guest DJ on Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom class cruise ships. He’s been highly publicized as an elite and high demand DJ in magazines and newspapers such as XLR8R, Best Events, DJ Times, URB, Washington Times, Washingtonian, On Tap, and Go Magazine.
... and of course,
WASHINGTON'S LARGEST MIDNIGHT BALLOON DROP: THE BEST IN DC! (See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuZtQNJizhw for a clip from last year’s 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.
- Starring ONYX
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 - "ONYX" - to ring in 2014. Onyx will bring its diverse array of Retro, Top 40, contemporary, and classic hits to guarantee a good time.
Onyx 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.
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!
5) THE CARIBBEAN - 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, CaribbeanLimeLife.Com.
Do the limbo, dance the Conga line, raise your hands, and dance like crazy all night long!
6) CARNIVAL PARADE OF RIO De JANIERO and 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!
7) THE DUBLIN EXPERIENCE with a 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.
- 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.
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.
10) 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.
11) 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 2014 as he generates the intensity of Sydney’s favorite pubs and sing along in the century old Australian spirit festive spirit!
12) WASHINGTON’S FIRST EVER NEW YEAR’S EVE TIME MACHINE
(INCLUDES MULTIPLE DANCE LESSONS)
For the first time ever, we are turning one of the Omni’s large ballrooms into a huge New Year’s Eve Time Machine! Every hour, we will celebrate new Year’s Eve as if it were a different era in time – taking us all the way from the 21st Century to 2014!
A) BALLROOM CLASSICS of the 18th and 19th Century: It’s New Year’s Eve in 1889. The dance halls of Vienna are filled with Mozart, Schubert and Strauss! Learn basic ballroom dancers from local dance master instructors. Followed by an early evening of ballroom classics to dance your way into the 20th Century
B) ARGENTINA TANGO OF THE LATE 19th CENTURY: As part of our Ballroom Dance Celebration, we will take you to the origin of TANGO as our dance instructors get you started on an incredible recreation of hottest Tango clubs of 1899 Buenos Aires.
C) SWING MUSIC WITH LESSONS: PROHIBITION, WWII, THE 1950s:
From the days of the Great Gatsby and the time alcohol was illegal, people will swinging and swinging and didn’t stop – regardless of the 18th Amendment, or the War. Tonight, local swing masters will teach us how to Charleston and Lindy hop and dance some amazing Swing moves as we practice for the next generation of the New Year’s Eve during the Roaring 20s (only 6 years away).
D) THE 70s, 80s, and 90s!
The BeeGees, Saturday Night Fever, All in the Family … to the Rubix Cube, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Gorbachev, … to Hootie and the Blowfish, Seinfeld, the rise of the Internet and more! Tonight, each hour we take a live trip through time as an incredible live band sings, dresses and performs an incredible trip through four decades via music!
E) THE 21st CENTURY:
Now that 2014 has arriving we are going to hit the present like it is non stop! Dance to the high energy hits of some of the top clubs in the World as DJ X-Tac brings transforms the Omni Shoreham into a 21st Century Extravaganza that will keep you celebrating well into the future
- 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)
- Exclusive Cirque Performances
- The Live Talents of “Onyx”
- The High-Energy Rockin Beats of DJ Geometrix
- The Live Caribbean Talents of DJ Pumpkin
- Swing (with optional lessons)
- Tango (with optional lessons)
- A Costumed Carnival Celebration
- Live Irish Music
- Live Australian Music
- Huge Balloon Drops
- Mock Casino Gambling
- Special Guests
- Hats, Tiaras, Party favors and Giveaways
- AMAZING Low Discounted Overnight Hotel Rates (only $135)
B. FULLY STOCKED OPEN BAR & ELABORATE DESSERT 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
New Year's Eve International Gala - 10:30 Admission
This post-dinner admission ticket option includes:
- Three Hours of Premium Open Bar;
- a Scrumptious Dessert Buffet (see full description for menu);
- 10 Separate Themed Celebrations in Multiple Ballrooms (see basic party description);
- Midnight Champagne Toast;
- Spectacular Midnight Balloon Drop;
- Live Bands (starring ONYX)
- Exclusive NEW YEAR'S CIRQUE EVE and Celebration with a Cirque Du New Year's Eve Performance
- D.C.'S Best DJs,
- Karaoke, Mock Casino Gambling, Party Favors, and Caricaturist Drawings, and much much more.