Weekend Planner: New Year's Edition

Things to do to ring in the new year and remember 2011.



You need to spend your gift cards and that sweet cash you got. And since kids are out of school this week it's the perfect way to keep them entertained. Most stores have their Christmas merchandise on sale now so you can stock up for next year.

Details: Local shops and are offering up to 50 percent off all Christmas items. These shop holds unique gifts from local artists. JC Penny is offering 40-50% off their "New Gear Resolutions" Xersion wear.


Give the kids something to do to release all that energy from being cooped up in the house.

Details: Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center is offering a day camp from ages 5-12 today and tomorrow, December 29 and 30. The cost is $45 and it runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sign up now!


Wine and dine with a Midnight Dinner Celebration.

Create a night to remember with friends or family at lovely City Square Cafe, where magic happens.

Details: Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. On the menu: sea scallops, portabello mushrooms, lamb, flounder, and wild berries for dessert. The midnight celebration starts at 10:00 p.m. It includes live music, party favors, and complementary champagne. $74 per person.


Go bowling.

Take the whole family.

Details: Bowl all night long for $9.99 every Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 p.m. to closing at Bowl America. Price is per person and does not include shoes.


Take that special someone to cruise the Potomac.

Enjoy beautiful views of D.C. along the Potomac accompanied by music and dancing. Jackets are recommended for women and cocktail dresses for men.

Details: Odyssey cruise is located at Gangplank Marina in D.C. The New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise starts from $219.90. Make reservations here.


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