NEW YEAR’S EVE CIRQUE du 2024 INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL GALA

  • Sunday, December 31, 2023
    08:00 PM to 02:00 AM
  • Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel
    2500 Calvert St NW, ,, , (Directions)
  • Ambassador Level General Admission (10:30 PM to 2 AM)
    $164
    Late Night Admission (11 PM to 2 AM)
    $124
More information about this event

- with MULTIPLE AMAZING TALENTS
CIRQUE PERFORMANCES
- LIVE BANDS – INCLUDING 7 DEADLIES
- TONS OF INTERNATIONAL ACTS

- WASHINGTON’S BELOVED MASCOTS INCLUDING TEDDY & ABE FROM THE NATIONALS

…AND MUCH MUCH MUCH MORE!

FOUR  Ticket Options:
1) VIP Royalty  White Glove Admission (8 PM to 2 AM)

2) VIP Presidential Admission (9 PM to 2 AM)

3)  General Admission  (10:30 PM to 2 AM)

4) Late Night Reduced Admission (11:00 PM to 2 AM)

(Group Rates Available. Special Rates for Active Military.
Email [email protected] for Details)

 

THOUSANDS ATTEND EVERY YEAR – AND THIS YEAR WILL BE NO EXCEPTION!

This New Year’s Eve, we circle the globe and touch countries from around the world to make this truly a WORLD-WIDE WELCOME into 2024!

ONE OF D.C.’s MOST LUXURIOUS LOCATIONS ~15 INTERNATIONAL THEMED CELEBRATIONS ~ FOUR SEPARATE BALLROOMS   ~ EXCLUSIVE CIRQUE NEW YEAR’S EVE PERFORMANCES ~ LIVE BANDS, including 7 DEADLIES ~ SALUTE TO MULTIPLE COUNTRIES ~ FULLY STOCKED OPEN BAR ~ MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST ~ HUGE MIDNIGHT BALLOON DROP ~ D.C.’S BEST DJS ~ KARAOKE ~  STROLLING ENTERTAINERS  ~ PARTY FAVORS ~ CARICATURIST DRAWINGS ~ AFRICAN DANCE SHOW ~ THE CHINESE LION DANCE ~ MEXICAN FIESTA ~ LIVE IRISH DANCE SHOW ~   INCREDIBLE HOTEL ROOM RATES ~ WHITE GLOVE SERVICE ~ VIP OPTIONS ~ MANY BARS AND STATIONS TO PREVENT LONG LINES ~ AND MUCH MORE!

    … including the Washington Nationals' most beloved Presidents TEDDY, and ABE along with some of their friends, ready to race into 2024 welcoming in the New Year with thousands of their fans! 

- 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!

Since 2011, thousands of TTD members each year have 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, we are once again returning to the Omni Shoreham Hotel due to their excellent reputation, fast service in keeping all food and bar lines short, and the amazing reviews and response we have received after each Gala.

As we ring in 2024, we invite you to take a journey around the world without ever leaving Washington’s royal and historic hotel! You will circle the globe and visit many continents as you make your way from one huge grand ballroom to the next.

FOUR BALLROOMS – TWENTY NATIONS – AT LEAST TWENTY UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATIONS

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 Hollywood, No problem!   Prefer recreating a Bastille Day Celebration combined with a 21st Century Euro scene? We bring the European connection to you. Want to dance side by side with historical presidents? Only Here and Only Tonight! Breaking it down with star DJ Luv, or 7 Deadlies? Only in our USA Celebration Rooms! Want to celebrate Carnival in a South American fashion? Join the midnight parade with live dancers and DJ Pumpkin.  Want to feel like you are a world traveler in a single night?  How about special New Year’s Eve performances from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Dublin, and Munich?   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 2024 celebration …. and much much more!

Experience:

  • THE MAGIC OF THE USA, TIMES SQUARE, HOLLYWOOD, & NATIONALS PARK
    • THE REBIRTH OF THE ROARING TWENTIES
    • THE HIGH ENERGY OF EUROPE’S HOTTEST CLUBS
    • THE MYSTERIES OF AFRICAN TRADITIONS
    • THE CARNIVAL CELEBRATION OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN NATIONS
    • THE SALSA FIESTA OF HAVANA
    • THE SALUTE TO ANTARCTICA

    • THE TANGO OF BUENOS AIRES
    • THE AWESOMENESS OF THE ANCIENT CHINESE CIVILIZATION
    • THE ROMANCE OF VENICE
    • THE FIESTA OF MEXICO

    • THE ECSTASY OF BOLLYWOOD
    • THE EXCITEMENT OF OKTOBERFEST IN MUNICH 
    • THE CHILLS OF TRANSYLVANIA 
    • THE CELEBRATION OF THE PENNANT 
    • THE SPIRIT OF THE CARIBBEAN
    • THE INSPIRATION OF TOKYO

THE PARTY: 

(A) THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – GRAND BALLROOMS 

1) TIMES SQUARE (New York City) – STARRING DJ XTA-C

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 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 2024. (…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.

At some point we will also be offering a special salute to our members in the armed forces.  If you are in the military, feel free to come in special military dress as we want to honor you for your service to our country.  (Special rates may apply. Email [email protected])

Again, be prepared as a GIGANTIC BALLOON DROP covers the dance floor at the stroke of midnight!
-
WASHINGTON’S LARGEST MIDNIGHT BALLOON DROP: THE BEST IN DC! (See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuZtQNJizhw for a clip from a recent Balloon Drop) 

    2) THE RETURN OF THE ROARING TWENTIES

It was a time of DECADENCE where new music exploded, the economy prospered, and the people of New York, Chicago, and other cities drank in underground clubs, in fear of the law.

As we approach 2024, we celebrate in a time machine to 1924!   Learn the Charleston and the Fox Trot, Swing to the hits of Louie Armstrong, Benny Carter, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and other Rag time Hits, and celebrate an open bar in defiance of the 18th Amendment!

Our private Roaring Twenties room will include a dance performance followed by an expert taught dance class to get you started on the Fox Trot and the Charleston.

3)  TEDDY AND ABE FROM THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS (WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS) 

No matter who you root for in the MLB Teddy is a friend to all Washingtonians – and plays for Team New Year’s Eve tonight!  At each Nationals game, everyone always cheers on their favorite president.  Unfortunately, Teddy rarely wins these races.  But he still remains one of the most popular Presidents at the Stadium.   He and Abe will make an appearance to welcome in a year and celebrate their World Series Victory!

  4) HOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE:   STARRING SEVEN DEADLIES!  
Hit the Sunset Strip and enjoy our Hollywood Headliner!

Whether you are going back in time to the 1980s, 1990s, Y2K, or celebrating the greatest dance hits from 2023, we have you covered!

Things to Do is honored and excited to have secured one of Washington, D.C.’s most well-known bands and staples - 7 DEADLIES – to ring in 2024. They will bring its diverse array of classics, Top 40, contemporary, and retro classic hits to guarantee a good time.

One minute they are covering Fall Out Boy, Blink 182 and Weezer, the next Tom Petty, Aha, or Run DMC … Their show covers a lot of musical ground with a lot of energy and enthusiasm!

(B) THE CARIBBEAN

    1)  BARBADOS, BAHAMAS, JAMAICA, and ALL THE OTHER CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES
         - 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, www.SweetRiddim.com.

Do the limbo, dance the Conga line, raise your hands, and dance like crazy all night long!

   2) BONUS: WIN A TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN! Enter a drawing to win a vacation trip to one of the Caribbean Islands or Cancun, Mexico.

 

(C) CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

      1) THE 1950′s HAVANA SALSA EXPERIENCE 

Optional Salsa Lessons at 10:30 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 Meringue 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!

      2) RIO De JANIERO and CARNIVAL PARADE OF 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!

3) THE MEXICAN DANCE PERFORMANCE – INCLUDING THE HAT DANCE!

Dressed in the traditional Mexican celebratory outfits, experience the heritage you might find in the streets of Mexico City, Cancun. Cozumel, and many more!  Tonight’s performance includes many Mexican celebratory dances, including the famous Mexican Hat dance!

 

(D) EUROPE

    1)   PARIS, PRAGUE, LONDON, BERLIN AND THE EUROPEAN HIGH ENERGY NIGHTLIFE 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.

2) ITALIAN OPERA ( Pre 10:30 PM Performance Only)
Before the dancing and the celebrations, enjoy some culture as we open your hearts to the spirit of the opera halls of Venice, Florence and Rome.  Enjoy a medley of some of Italy’s (and Europe’s) most famous and treasured Opera presentations.

    3) EUROPEAN BALLROOM DANCING with DANCE LESSONS

At 10:00 PM we are transforming a ballroom into an 18th Century European Ball!   We will begin with refresher lessons before hitting the Waltz, Tango, and other classical ballroom classics to Strauss, Mozart, Mancini and other classical masterpieces.

4) OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION:
As it is perhaps the wildest celebration in Europe, tonight we will showcase Oktoberfest with a live traditional German/Oktoberfest Dance Presentation and Dance Lesson!  Dressed in authentic traditional outfits, the leading Alpine Dancers will bring the spirit of Munich to D.C. for a special revelry and feier!

5)  ROMANIA:

An ancient vision of Lord Dracula haunts us during a native Romanian musical and dance concert!   Celebrate part of the Old Country with a musical salute from Braslov (Transylvania), Romania!

 

(E) ASIA

   1) 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. 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.

   2) CHINESE LION DANCE: The Native Chinese “Wong People Lion Dancers” of Washington DC Chinatown will clear away any lingering evil spirits from 2018 to make room for a very lucky and prosperous New Year for all.  After their incredible performance, they will stay around to pose for pictures and answer questions.   For more about the Chinese Lion Dance, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_dance.

(F) 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.

(G) AFRICA:

Tonight, in a special native performance, our African dance troupe will lead us on a journey to the Serengeti, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Cape Town with African culture through dance, drumming, song and poetry since 1997.  Dressed in full native traditional African outfits, we will be dazzled by their interactive show and energy.   Afterwards, they will stay around for pictures and to answer any questions you may have.  Exact times of the performance and ballroom location will be noted in a special program that will be emailed to all attendees before the event.

(H) ANTARCTICA

Be on the “look out” for a special surprise visitor – well, OK a PENGUIN.   Be the first to find this penguin and you will win a special dinner for two aboard the Odyssey (local Dinner Cruise Ship).

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 Buffet Menus (served by the same kitchen that serves royalty)
  • Washington’s Best DJs
  • A Return of the Roaring Twenties!
  • Exclusive Cirque Performances
  • The Live Talents of Seven Deadlies
  • The High-Energy Rockin’ Beats of DJ Luv
  • The Live Caribbean Talents of DJ Pumpkin
  • Teddy and Abe and Other Mascots
  • Salsa (with optional lessons)
  • Karaoke
  • Opera
  • The Mexican Hat Dance
  • A Costumed Carnival Celebration
  • An African Dance Presentation
  • A Chinese Lion Dance Presentation
  • Russian Dance Show
  • Oktoberfest Dance Presentation
  • Caribbean Music
  • Ballroom Dancing (with optional lessons)
  • Huge Balloon Drops
  • Caricaturist
  • VIP Options
  • Three Different Ticket Times and Prices
  • Hats, Tiaras, Party favors and Giveaways
  • AMAZING Low Discounted Overnight Hotel Rates (only $152)

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 2024. This year, we have more open bars and food stations than ever to minimize lines for drinks and food.


TWO VIP OPTIONS with Limited Availability.

Want to make your New Year’s Eve experience extra special? Why not indulge yourself with VIP treatment? Enjoy all the fantastic amenities our New Year’s Eve Gala has to offer and complement them with our exclusive VIP Reception and Dinner along with exclusive access to the DJs, the live band, dance lessons, and several international acts from 9PM to 10:30PM.

Treat your taste buds and hungry appetite to a very special, private, intimate enhanced dinner prepared by the kitchen that serves U.S. Presidents, World Leaders, and celebrities.

OPTION ONE:  WHITE GLOVE ROYAL VIP DINNER (8 PM)
An extravagant Sit-Down Plated Dinner before the gala featuring menus from around the globe. Taking place in a private ballroom, you and your guests will be greeted as kings, queens, presidents, and the Beatles when they have visited the Omni!

MENU:
(A) CHOICE OF STARTERS
(1) Lobster BisqueLobster stock, star anise, tarragon, leeks, finished with cream, crème fraiche, V.S.O.P Cognac.

(2) Mache.  Baby red romaine-mesclun shaved fennel popcorn sprouts mix, goat cheese medallion, poached red grapes, Cabernet-grapeseed oil vinaigrette.

NOTE: The presumed choice will be the Lobster Bisque for everyone. As we get closer to the event, you will be given an option to choose the salad if you do not want the bisque. Once the deadline passes, everyone who did not choose the salad will be given the bisque.

(B) MAIN COURSE
Filet Mignon with Farge Island Salmon.   Grilled 6 oz Prime Filet Mignon with a ruby port wine reduction, 4 oz Faroe Salmon with a madeira wine sauce, red pepper coulis, duchess potato, broccolini, and forest mushroom mix.

(C) DESSERT
Chocolate & Hazel Nut Pave with Fresh Berries

 

OPTION TWO:  PRESIDENTIAL VIP OPTION (9PM)
Extravagant VIP Buffet Dinner before the gala featuring menus from around the globe.
In addition to our open bar and midnight champagne toast, the Omni’s chefs will have many unique food stations and menus including:

Roasted Garlic Leg of Lamb;
Salmon a la Plancha;
Andalusian gazpacho;
Fresh Firehook Bakery Breads;
Shrimp and Pasta warmed in Gruyere.

Eastern Shore Crab Bisque;
Top Round Carving Station, surrounded by potatoes and carrots;
Offered with a Horseradish Crème Fraiche & Red Wine Reduction.

Baba ghanoush, gigantes bean salad, hummus, rice stuffed grape leaves, roasted carrots mint salad, dried dates, dried figs, mixed seasoned pitted olives, cucumber yogurt dill salad, feta cheese, cold pressed olive oil, Israeli couscous salad (g), toasted pita chips (g) and sesame tahini sauce.

Note: If you have allergies or special dietary needs, accommodation can be arranged. You must make this request before December 28th.

 

TWO LATE NIGHT ADMISSION OPTIONS

(A) General Admission 10:30 Admission

We are pleased to offer a special reduced ticket option for admission at 10:30 PM.

This post-dinner admission ticket option includes:

  • Top Shelf Open Bar.
  • a Scrumptious Dessert Buffet (see full description for menu).
  • 15 Separate Themed Celebrations in Multiple Ballrooms (see basic party description).
  • Midnight Champagne Toast.
  • Spectacular Midnight Balloon Drop.
  • Live Bands (starring 7 DEADLIES)
  • Exclusive NEW YEAR’S CIRQUE EVE and Celebration with a Cirque Du New Year’s Eve Performance
  • D.C.’S Best DJs,
  • Karaoke, Teddy – the Racing President, Party Favors, and Caricaturist Drawings, and much much more.

 

Dessert Display (11:00 pm-1:00 am)

  • Chocolate Fountain
  • 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,
  • Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Tazo Hot Teas

(B) Late Night Reduced 11:00 PM Admission

Tis special reduced ticket will allow you entrance and all the options available to everyone at the time except the dessert option.

OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT HOTEL STAY – Only $167 a Night! 

TTD has arranged with Omni Shoreham for an optional overnight hotel stay on New Year’s Eve – at the incredible rate of $167 for the night!

Room Amenities included

  • Plush robes available
  • Iron and ironing board
  • In-room laptop-sized safes
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Marble bathrooms
  • Complimentary USA Today delivered to your room each weekday morning.
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee maker served with complimentary Wolfgang Puck coffee / Tazo tea.
  • Clock radio with MP3 / iPod adapter
  • Windows that open
  • Rollaways in king rooms
  • In-Room Technology
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Individual climate control
  • Two, dual-line phones with voice mail and dataport
  • LodgeNet system featuring on-demand hit movies and Nintendo 64® video games (additional fee)
  • Cable TV with remote

To book your $167 Overnight Hotel room – Please call (202) 234-0700 and reference the New Year’s Eve Gala or use the following link:
https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/washington-dc-shoreham/meetings/new-years-eve-gala-room-block-12272023

(NOTE: The prices for the hotel rooms are separate from the gala tickets.  A hotel room reservation does not include a ticket to the gala!)

NOTE:  YOU MUST BE 21 AND OLDER TO CONSUME ALCOHOL

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASE AT THE SALE OF THE NEXT 100 TICKETS.

Remember, this Party Sells Out Every Year and the price will regularly increase.

 

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GALA, CALL THINGS TO DO DC DIRECTLY at (301) 519-8030. The hotel may not be able to answer all questions.

(Group Rates Available. Email [email protected] for Details)

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Ambassador Level General Admission (10:30 PM to 2 AM)
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Late Night Admission (11 PM to 2 AM)
$124
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More information about this event

- with MULTIPLE AMAZING TALENTS
CIRQUE PERFORMANCES
- LIVE BANDS – INCLUDING 7 DEADLIES
- TONS OF INTERNATIONAL ACTS

- WASHINGTON’S BELOVED MASCOTS INCLUDING TEDDY & ABE FROM THE NATIONALS

…AND MUCH MUCH MUCH MORE!

FOUR  Ticket Options:
1) VIP Royalty  White Glove Admission (8 PM to 2 AM)

2) VIP Presidential Admission (9 PM to 2 AM)

3)  General Admission  (10:30 PM to 2 AM)

4) Late Night Reduced Admission (11:00 PM to 2 AM)

(Group Rates Available. Special Rates for Active Military.
Email [email protected] for Details)

 

THOUSANDS ATTEND EVERY YEAR – AND THIS YEAR WILL BE NO EXCEPTION!

This New Year’s Eve, we circle the globe and touch countries from around the world to make this truly a WORLD-WIDE WELCOME into 2024!

ONE OF D.C.’s MOST LUXURIOUS LOCATIONS ~15 INTERNATIONAL THEMED CELEBRATIONS ~ FOUR SEPARATE BALLROOMS   ~ EXCLUSIVE CIRQUE NEW YEAR’S EVE PERFORMANCES ~ LIVE BANDS, including 7 DEADLIES ~ SALUTE TO MULTIPLE COUNTRIES ~ FULLY STOCKED OPEN BAR ~ MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST ~ HUGE MIDNIGHT BALLOON DROP ~ D.C.’S BEST DJS ~ KARAOKE ~  STROLLING ENTERTAINERS  ~ PARTY FAVORS ~ CARICATURIST DRAWINGS ~ AFRICAN DANCE SHOW ~ THE CHINESE LION DANCE ~ MEXICAN FIESTA ~ LIVE IRISH DANCE SHOW ~   INCREDIBLE HOTEL ROOM RATES ~ WHITE GLOVE SERVICE ~ VIP OPTIONS ~ MANY BARS AND STATIONS TO PREVENT LONG LINES ~ AND MUCH MORE!

    … including the Washington Nationals' most beloved Presidents TEDDY, and ABE along with some of their friends, ready to race into 2024 welcoming in the New Year with thousands of their fans! 

- 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!

Since 2011, thousands of TTD members each year have 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, we are once again returning to the Omni Shoreham Hotel due to their excellent reputation, fast service in keeping all food and bar lines short, and the amazing reviews and response we have received after each Gala.

As we ring in 2024, we invite you to take a journey around the world without ever leaving Washington’s royal and historic hotel! You will circle the globe and visit many continents as you make your way from one huge grand ballroom to the next.

FOUR BALLROOMS – TWENTY NATIONS – AT LEAST TWENTY UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATIONS

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 Hollywood, No problem!   Prefer recreating a Bastille Day Celebration combined with a 21st Century Euro scene? We bring the European connection to you. Want to dance side by side with historical presidents? Only Here and Only Tonight! Breaking it down with star DJ Luv, or 7 Deadlies? Only in our USA Celebration Rooms! Want to celebrate Carnival in a South American fashion? Join the midnight parade with live dancers and DJ Pumpkin.  Want to feel like you are a world traveler in a single night?  How about special New Year’s Eve performances from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Dublin, and Munich?   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 2024 celebration …. and much much more!

Experience:

  • THE MAGIC OF THE USA, TIMES SQUARE, HOLLYWOOD, & NATIONALS PARK
    • THE REBIRTH OF THE ROARING TWENTIES
    • THE HIGH ENERGY OF EUROPE’S HOTTEST CLUBS
    • THE MYSTERIES OF AFRICAN TRADITIONS
    • THE CARNIVAL CELEBRATION OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN NATIONS
    • THE SALSA FIESTA OF HAVANA
    • THE SALUTE TO ANTARCTICA

    • THE TANGO OF BUENOS AIRES
    • THE AWESOMENESS OF THE ANCIENT CHINESE CIVILIZATION
    • THE ROMANCE OF VENICE
    • THE FIESTA OF MEXICO

    • THE ECSTASY OF BOLLYWOOD
    • THE EXCITEMENT OF OKTOBERFEST IN MUNICH 
    • THE CHILLS OF TRANSYLVANIA 
    • THE CELEBRATION OF THE PENNANT 
    • THE SPIRIT OF THE CARIBBEAN
    • THE INSPIRATION OF TOKYO

THE PARTY: 

(A) THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – GRAND BALLROOMS 

1) TIMES SQUARE (New York City) – STARRING DJ XTA-C

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 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 2024. (…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.

At some point we will also be offering a special salute to our members in the armed forces.  If you are in the military, feel free to come in special military dress as we want to honor you for your service to our country.  (Special rates may apply. Email [email protected])

Again, be prepared as a GIGANTIC BALLOON DROP covers the dance floor at the stroke of midnight!
-
WASHINGTON’S LARGEST MIDNIGHT BALLOON DROP: THE BEST IN DC! (See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuZtQNJizhw for a clip from a recent Balloon Drop) 

    2) THE RETURN OF THE ROARING TWENTIES

It was a time of DECADENCE where new music exploded, the economy prospered, and the people of New York, Chicago, and other cities drank in underground clubs, in fear of the law.

As we approach 2024, we celebrate in a time machine to 1924!   Learn the Charleston and the Fox Trot, Swing to the hits of Louie Armstrong, Benny Carter, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and other Rag time Hits, and celebrate an open bar in defiance of the 18th Amendment!

Our private Roaring Twenties room will include a dance performance followed by an expert taught dance class to get you started on the Fox Trot and the Charleston.

3)  TEDDY AND ABE FROM THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS (WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS) 

No matter who you root for in the MLB Teddy is a friend to all Washingtonians – and plays for Team New Year’s Eve tonight!  At each Nationals game, everyone always cheers on their favorite president.  Unfortunately, Teddy rarely wins these races.  But he still remains one of the most popular Presidents at the Stadium.   He and Abe will make an appearance to welcome in a year and celebrate their World Series Victory!

  4) HOLLYWOOD EXPERIENCE:   STARRING SEVEN DEADLIES!  
Hit the Sunset Strip and enjoy our Hollywood Headliner!

Whether you are going back in time to the 1980s, 1990s, Y2K, or celebrating the greatest dance hits from 2023, we have you covered!

Things to Do is honored and excited to have secured one of Washington, D.C.’s most well-known bands and staples - 7 DEADLIES – to ring in 2024. They will bring its diverse array of classics, Top 40, contemporary, and retro classic hits to guarantee a good time.

One minute they are covering Fall Out Boy, Blink 182 and Weezer, the next Tom Petty, Aha, or Run DMC … Their show covers a lot of musical ground with a lot of energy and enthusiasm!

(B) THE CARIBBEAN

    1)  BARBADOS, BAHAMAS, JAMAICA, and ALL THE OTHER CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES
         - 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, www.SweetRiddim.com.

Do the limbo, dance the Conga line, raise your hands, and dance like crazy all night long!

   2) BONUS: WIN A TRIP TO THE CARIBBEAN! Enter a drawing to win a vacation trip to one of the Caribbean Islands or Cancun, Mexico.

 

(C) CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

      1) THE 1950′s HAVANA SALSA EXPERIENCE 

Optional Salsa Lessons at 10:30 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 Meringue 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!

      2) RIO De JANIERO and CARNIVAL PARADE OF 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!

3) THE MEXICAN DANCE PERFORMANCE – INCLUDING THE HAT DANCE!

Dressed in the traditional Mexican celebratory outfits, experience the heritage you might find in the streets of Mexico City, Cancun. Cozumel, and many more!  Tonight’s performance includes many Mexican celebratory dances, including the famous Mexican Hat dance!

 

(D) EUROPE

    1)   PARIS, PRAGUE, LONDON, BERLIN AND THE EUROPEAN HIGH ENERGY NIGHTLIFE 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.

2) ITALIAN OPERA ( Pre 10:30 PM Performance Only)
Before the dancing and the celebrations, enjoy some culture as we open your hearts to the spirit of the opera halls of Venice, Florence and Rome.  Enjoy a medley of some of Italy’s (and Europe’s) most famous and treasured Opera presentations.

    3) EUROPEAN BALLROOM DANCING with DANCE LESSONS

At 10:00 PM we are transforming a ballroom into an 18th Century European Ball!   We will begin with refresher lessons before hitting the Waltz, Tango, and other classical ballroom classics to Strauss, Mozart, Mancini and other classical masterpieces.

4) OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION:
As it is perhaps the wildest celebration in Europe, tonight we will showcase Oktoberfest with a live traditional German/Oktoberfest Dance Presentation and Dance Lesson!  Dressed in authentic traditional outfits, the leading Alpine Dancers will bring the spirit of Munich to D.C. for a special revelry and feier!

5)  ROMANIA:

An ancient vision of Lord Dracula haunts us during a native Romanian musical and dance concert!   Celebrate part of the Old Country with a musical salute from Braslov (Transylvania), Romania!

 

(E) ASIA

   1) 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. 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.

   2) CHINESE LION DANCE: The Native Chinese “Wong People Lion Dancers” of Washington DC Chinatown will clear away any lingering evil spirits from 2018 to make room for a very lucky and prosperous New Year for all.  After their incredible performance, they will stay around to pose for pictures and answer questions.   For more about the Chinese Lion Dance, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_dance.

(F) 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.

(G) AFRICA:

Tonight, in a special native performance, our African dance troupe will lead us on a journey to the Serengeti, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Cape Town with African culture through dance, drumming, song and poetry since 1997.  Dressed in full native traditional African outfits, we will be dazzled by their interactive show and energy.   Afterwards, they will stay around for pictures and to answer any questions you may have.  Exact times of the performance and ballroom location will be noted in a special program that will be emailed to all attendees before the event.

(H) ANTARCTICA

Be on the “look out” for a special surprise visitor – well, OK a PENGUIN.   Be the first to find this penguin and you will win a special dinner for two aboard the Odyssey (local Dinner Cruise Ship).

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 Buffet Menus (served by the same kitchen that serves royalty)
  • Washington’s Best DJs
  • A Return of the Roaring Twenties!
  • Exclusive Cirque Performances
  • The Live Talents of Seven Deadlies
  • The High-Energy Rockin’ Beats of DJ Luv
  • The Live Caribbean Talents of DJ Pumpkin
  • Teddy and Abe and Other Mascots
  • Salsa (with optional lessons)
  • Karaoke
  • Opera
  • The Mexican Hat Dance
  • A Costumed Carnival Celebration
  • An African Dance Presentation
  • A Chinese Lion Dance Presentation
  • Russian Dance Show
  • Oktoberfest Dance Presentation
  • Caribbean Music
  • Ballroom Dancing (with optional lessons)
  • Huge Balloon Drops
  • Caricaturist
  • VIP Options
  • Three Different Ticket Times and Prices
  • Hats, Tiaras, Party favors and Giveaways
  • AMAZING Low Discounted Overnight Hotel Rates (only $152)

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 2024. This year, we have more open bars and food stations than ever to minimize lines for drinks and food.


TWO VIP OPTIONS with Limited Availability.

Want to make your New Year’s Eve experience extra special? Why not indulge yourself with VIP treatment? Enjoy all the fantastic amenities our New Year’s Eve Gala has to offer and complement them with our exclusive VIP Reception and Dinner along with exclusive access to the DJs, the live band, dance lessons, and several international acts from 9PM to 10:30PM.

Treat your taste buds and hungry appetite to a very special, private, intimate enhanced dinner prepared by the kitchen that serves U.S. Presidents, World Leaders, and celebrities.

OPTION ONE:  WHITE GLOVE ROYAL VIP DINNER (8 PM)
An extravagant Sit-Down Plated Dinner before the gala featuring menus from around the globe. Taking place in a private ballroom, you and your guests will be greeted as kings, queens, presidents, and the Beatles when they have visited the Omni!

MENU:
(A) CHOICE OF STARTERS
(1) Lobster BisqueLobster stock, star anise, tarragon, leeks, finished with cream, crème fraiche, V.S.O.P Cognac.

(2) Mache.  Baby red romaine-mesclun shaved fennel popcorn sprouts mix, goat cheese medallion, poached red grapes, Cabernet-grapeseed oil vinaigrette.

NOTE: The presumed choice will be the Lobster Bisque for everyone. As we get closer to the event, you will be given an option to choose the salad if you do not want the bisque. Once the deadline passes, everyone who did not choose the salad will be given the bisque.

(B) MAIN COURSE
Filet Mignon with Farge Island Salmon.   Grilled 6 oz Prime Filet Mignon with a ruby port wine reduction, 4 oz Faroe Salmon with a madeira wine sauce, red pepper coulis, duchess potato, broccolini, and forest mushroom mix.

(C) DESSERT
Chocolate & Hazel Nut Pave with Fresh Berries

 

OPTION TWO:  PRESIDENTIAL VIP OPTION (9PM)
Extravagant VIP Buffet Dinner before the gala featuring menus from around the globe.
In addition to our open bar and midnight champagne toast, the Omni’s chefs will have many unique food stations and menus including:

Roasted Garlic Leg of Lamb;
Salmon a la Plancha;
Andalusian gazpacho;
Fresh Firehook Bakery Breads;
Shrimp and Pasta warmed in Gruyere.

Eastern Shore Crab Bisque;
Top Round Carving Station, surrounded by potatoes and carrots;
Offered with a Horseradish Crème Fraiche & Red Wine Reduction.

Baba ghanoush, gigantes bean salad, hummus, rice stuffed grape leaves, roasted carrots mint salad, dried dates, dried figs, mixed seasoned pitted olives, cucumber yogurt dill salad, feta cheese, cold pressed olive oil, Israeli couscous salad (g), toasted pita chips (g) and sesame tahini sauce.

Note: If you have allergies or special dietary needs, accommodation can be arranged. You must make this request before December 28th.

 

TWO LATE NIGHT ADMISSION OPTIONS

(A) General Admission 10:30 Admission

We are pleased to offer a special reduced ticket option for admission at 10:30 PM.

This post-dinner admission ticket option includes:

  • Top Shelf Open Bar.
  • a Scrumptious Dessert Buffet (see full description for menu).
  • 15 Separate Themed Celebrations in Multiple Ballrooms (see basic party description).
  • Midnight Champagne Toast.
  • Spectacular Midnight Balloon Drop.
  • Live Bands (starring 7 DEADLIES)
  • Exclusive NEW YEAR’S CIRQUE EVE and Celebration with a Cirque Du New Year’s Eve Performance
  • D.C.’S Best DJs,
  • Karaoke, Teddy – the Racing President, Party Favors, and Caricaturist Drawings, and much much more.

 

Dessert Display (11:00 pm-1:00 am)

  • Chocolate Fountain
  • 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,
  • Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee
  • Tazo Hot Teas

(B) Late Night Reduced 11:00 PM Admission

Tis special reduced ticket will allow you entrance and all the options available to everyone at the time except the dessert option.

OPTIONAL OVERNIGHT HOTEL STAY – Only $167 a Night! 

TTD has arranged with Omni Shoreham for an optional overnight hotel stay on New Year’s Eve – at the incredible rate of $167 for the night!

Room Amenities included

  • Plush robes available
  • Iron and ironing board
  • In-room laptop-sized safes
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Marble bathrooms
  • Complimentary USA Today delivered to your room each weekday morning.
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee maker served with complimentary Wolfgang Puck coffee / Tazo tea.
  • Clock radio with MP3 / iPod adapter
  • Windows that open
  • Rollaways in king rooms
  • In-Room Technology
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Individual climate control
  • Two, dual-line phones with voice mail and dataport
  • LodgeNet system featuring on-demand hit movies and Nintendo 64® video games (additional fee)
  • Cable TV with remote

To book your $167 Overnight Hotel room – Please call (202) 234-0700 and reference the New Year’s Eve Gala or use the following link:
https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/washington-dc-shoreham/meetings/new-years-eve-gala-room-block-12272023

(NOTE: The prices for the hotel rooms are separate from the gala tickets.  A hotel room reservation does not include a ticket to the gala!)

NOTE:  YOU MUST BE 21 AND OLDER TO CONSUME ALCOHOL

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO INCREASE AT THE SALE OF THE NEXT 100 TICKETS.

Remember, this Party Sells Out Every Year and the price will regularly increase.

 

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GALA, CALL THINGS TO DO DC DIRECTLY at (301) 519-8030. The hotel may not be able to answer all questions.

(Group Rates Available. Email [email protected] for Details)

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