Countdown To New Year’s With 10 Hellacious Parties

Dec 30, 2013


You’ve carved the pumpkin, poured the gravy, spun the dreidel and decked the halls. That means there’s only one thing left to do this holiday season: ring in the new year like a wild banshee.

Well, two things…you’ll need to find an epic brunch the next day to sop up your hangover.

If you’re still looking for something to do as 2013’s clock ticks down, here’s our countdown of the best NYE bashes sourced from–where else?–the GayCities events calendar.

10. Wild Western New Year’s Eve Party, Johannesburg 


A Western themed party with a bunch of hot South Africans? Giddy-up.

9. BearDance: SuperYellowfragilistic New Year’s Eve Bash, Dallas


Join the bears, cubs, otters, and friends in expressing yourself in your favorite shade of yellow, sunshine, lemon chiffon, goldenrod, or dandelion or even show up as Pooh bear, a school bus, or a yellow submarine.

8. Absolut Progress New Year’s Eve, Chicago

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A $25 ticket package includes a hosted bar on New Year’s Eve AND New Year’s Day. Talk about value.

7. Danity Kane’s NYE 2014 Gala, Los Angeles


Three dance floors, six DJs and a performance by Danity Kane. What more could you want? Don’t answer that.

6. Bearracuda, San Francisco

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Count down to 2014 with 100s of friendly, furry guys at Beatbox. Bearracuda celebrates its 8th Annual New Year’s Eve with a huge blowout, featuring Paul Goodyear and Matt Stands.

5. Lumbertwink, Portland


Count down to 2014 with furballs, furball-adjacent, and sans-furball — grab your flannels and head to this beard-friendly social where you’ll find drinkin’, dancin’, and mutual beard-rubbing.

4. Salvation, Columbus


Nina West and Virginia West host a lineup featuring the Pistol Pete Underwear fashion show. Gay rights activists and models Colby Melvin and Brandon Brown headline the lineup, and RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Manila Luzon makes her first Columbus appearance.

3. Masquerade Ball with DJ Ranny, Tampa Bay


If you don’t bring a mask, the Honey Pot will have one waiting for you when you arrive. You never know who you’ll end up kissing when the clock strikes twelve.

2. Sugarland Ball Drop, New York City


Get ready for a Brooklyn star studded extravaganza with live music, sexy burlesque, sickening drag queens and much much more…

1. Pitbull, Toronto


Ditch the cold weather, throw on your best dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate the start of 2014 with more than a thousand other guys at what is going to be the steamiest, sexiest night that Toronto will see all winter.




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