If you are already planning a weekend getaway to Hamilton County’s 8 Great Towns or want to take a last minute Indiana vacation as part of your New Year's Eve celebration, here are 8 Great Things to do in Hamilton County, Indiana to ring in the New Year.


[caption id="attachment_3048" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="Happy 2011!"][/caption] Please call ahead as most of these suggestions require reservations. 1. Toast 2011 at Peterson's Restaurant in Fishers. They have a special event menu planned along with a midnight toast! 2. Celebrate with the whole family and laser light at Laser Flash. They are open on New Year's Eve until 12:30 a.m. 3. The Hampton Inn & Suites in Fishers is offering a Family Slumber Party for New Year's Eve. Enjoy the pool & spa, free breakfast and snacks & movies in their meeting room.  Be sure to ask for the Family Slumber Party rate when you make your reservations.  4. Experience a little magic at Alice’s Restaurant in Arcadia. The New Year’s Eve Celebration includes a magician and DJ in addition to dinner. 5. How about a Toast of the Town dinner at Woody's Library Restaurant in Carmel  or a quiet dinner for two at Matteo's Ristorante Italiano in Noblesville? 6. If you like a livelier party, The New Year's Eve Jam at the Fishers Conference Center with Living Proof should be "jammin".  The Hilton Garden Inn is offering special room rates as well. 7. For a jazzy celebration, have dinner at Grille 39 to hear the jazz stylings of Blair Clark. 8.  The Mansion at Oak Hill will host its annual New Year's Eve Gala Celebration, starting at 7:30 p.m. The dinner features a wonderful  hors d’oeuvres buffet and filet mignon dinner. Then you can dance the evening away with local favorite Five Easy Pieces. BONUS SUGGESTION! Start 2011 on Sunday, January 2, with a resolution to read more by signing up for the Carmel Clay Public Library 2011 Family Read Aloud Program. Read together as a family in the month of January to win prizes and crafts.  * For a complete listing of things do in Hamilton County, Indiana visit our online calendar at 8GreatTowns.com!