Now that we're two days past Christmas, it's time to focus on the final celebration of the holiday season: New Year's Eve. If you haven't made plans, it's time to do so. With NYE just four days away, here's a look at some parties in the D.C. area to ring in 2013.
The Act, A New Years Theatrical Masquerade Ball -- The Howard Theatre plays host to this creative party, with live DJs and in-between performances. 9:30 p.m. $50 general admission, $75 VIP. newyearsevedc.com.
Big Night D.C. -- National Harbor welcomes 2013 with cover bands, DJs, food and drink. 9 p.m. General admission $149.99, VIP $199.99 (subject to increase). bignightdc.com.
Black Cat NYE Ball -- Peaches O'Dell and her Orchestra on the main stage and DJ Dredd on the back stage headline this affordable party. 8 p.m. $25. blackcatdc.com.
Clarendon Ballroom NYE Gala -- DJs, buffet, drink tickets are the highlights here. $95. 8 p.m. clarendonballroom.com.
Clarendon Grill NYE Party -- Popular party band Gonzo's Nose headlines this Arlington party. 8 p.m. $65 (subject to increase). cgrill.com.
Downtown Countdown -- One of the area's biggest events returns to the Washington Hilton. Enjoy food, drink, comedy, karaoke and live music headlined by G. Love & Special Sauce. 9 p.m. General admission $149, VIP $200 (subject to increase). downtowncountdown.net.
Drafthouse NYE Celebration -- An affordable, easy, last-minute option. Watch countdowns on the big screen, enjoy entertainment, and sample food and drink for purchase. 7:30 p.m. $15. arlingtondrafthouse.com.
Drive-By Truckers at the 9:30 Club -- DBT plays three consecutive nights, concluding with an NYE show. 7 p.m. $55. 930.com.
FUR -- Four DJs on four dance floors spinning all sorts of grooves. 8 p.m. Early-bird tickets are $25, $75 for open bar VIP. furnightclub.com.
Liberation Dance Party at DC 9 -- The LDP folks present a bunch of DJs and dancing, with an open bar. 10 p.m. $55 before Dec. 31, $65 day of. dcnine.com.
Mad Fox NYE with Tom Principato Band -- Great local beer and great local music in Falls Church. Includes buffet dinner. 8 p.m. $60. madfoxbrewing.com.
New Orleans New Year's Eve at the Bayou -- The Morrison Brothers headline, with drink specials. 10 p.m. $30. bayouonpenn.com.
Pub Crawl -- D.C. is known for some great bar crawls. If one spot gets tired, move on to the next. Plenty of drink specials. 5 p.m. $20.13. newyearsinwashington.com/pubcrawl.
The Roots at the Fillmore -- One of the best live bands on the planet set to play NYE? Where do we sign up? 9 p.m. $75. fillmoresilverspring.com.
Sin City New Year's Eve at Lucky Strike D.C. -- How about some bowling in a nightclub atmosphere? 8 p.m. $85 general admission, $115 to $235 VIP. newyearsinwashington.com/luckystrike.