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New Year's Eve preparations underway in and around Utica

By GARY LIBERATORE

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - New Year's Eve is one of the biggest, if not, the biggest party night of the year. And that has many area businesses gearing up.

A very popular spot is The Hotel Utica. In fact, they are completely sold out. The Hotel Utica has an New Year's Eve overnight special which includes a room here for the night, where you can check in as early as 3:00 Friday afternoon and check out as late as noon on new Year's Day. The $199.00 per couple also includes dinner and a full hot breakfast in the morning. There's an open bar all night from 7:30 to 12:30. Hors d'oeuvres, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight.

The Radisson in downtown Utica is not holding their traditional New Year's Even celebration tonight. They are holding a large wedding in the Ball Room this year which is taking up the space. The Radisson is offering a buffet dinner in their restaurant and the lounge is open all night for drinks.

The Polish Community Center on Columbia Street in Utica is hosting a black tie event called 'A Night in Paris'. There's the annual ball drop in Ilion, and of course the Turning Stone Resort and Casino has a host of options for party-seekers as well.

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