It’s that time of year where we get to make our plans for the biggest night on the town to ring in the New Year. Yeah, we know. Some of you are so, so over the Eve and plan to hunker down somewhere, either by yourself or with a small group of people, and ease into 2015 in a quiet, relaxing and dignified manner. The rest of you are ramping up to wring every last drop of fun out of 2014 and show the first glittery, hazy, blurred pieces of 2015 that you aren’t messing around when it comes to raising the roof.
If you are part of the latter group and you want to ring in the New Year at some hot spots, near or far, here are a few suggestions.
Reigning Miss’D America Honey Davenport hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration with DJ Joey O, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. at the Rainbow Room, 55 S. Bellevue Ave.; www.rainbowroomac.com.
The Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa has pop singer Skylar Grey and DJ Fashen performing 9 p.m. at Mur.Mur, D-Nice and Paul Castro DJing 9 p.m. at Mixx and the Burlesque Show 10 p.m. at the Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.
Cabaret icon Baby Jane Dexter performs 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Rrazz Room, in The Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027.
The Raven hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration where revelers can play it low-key in the Oak Room Piano Bar or tear it up at a dance party hosted by DJ Michael Decero, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., 385 W. Bridge St.; www.theravennewhope.com.
Sir Elton John will be knighting the New Year in grand fashion 9 p.m. at the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn; www.barclayscenter.com.
Synthpop icons Erasure will have a good piece of the city dancing when they perform 9:30 p.m. at Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St.; www.termnal5nyc.com.
Out comedy diva Sandra Bernhard will serenade and joke her way into 2015 when she performs 9 and 11 p.m. at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St.; www.joespub.com.
Superstar electro/dubstep DJ and producer Skrillex and EDM producer and rapper Diplo will team up to shake the house with their heavy grooves 8 p.m. at Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plaza; www.thegarden.com.
Out ’80s new-wave/synthpop expert DJ Robert Drake hosts Pop Muzik New Year’s Eve, a reasonably priced ($20, wow!) retro ’80s dance party, 9 p.m. at The Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S. Broad St. Tickets must be purchased in advance either at the tavern or online at http://ticketf.ly/1ruy02U.
Comedian Alonzo Bodden performs 8 and 10:30 p.m. at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.; 215-496-9001.
Gypsy punk/folk band Gogol Bordello comes to town to throw down 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800-745-3000.
ICandy hosts its Third Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 254 S. 12th St.; www.clubicandy.com.
Stimulus rings in the New Year with one of the city’s most diverse parties, 10 p.m.-6 a.m. at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; 215-732-5772.
Wherever you go and whatever you do for New Year’s, keep it relatively safe and sane, and we’ll see you in 2015.