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As the holidays – and the decade – wind down, it’s time to start thinking about how to say goodbye to the teens and hello to the (roaring) twenties. For residents of Hampton Plaza Apartments, ringing in the new year with a bang is as easy as strolling out the door.
Downtown Towson hotspots will be hopping on New Year’s Eve, which falls on a Tuesday this year. There are also plenty of opportunities to start the new year off with a fun brunch or lunch before truly committing to your 2020 resolutions.
But once it’s time to embrace those resolutions, the area also offers some convenient and easy ways to get healthy and fit. This January, downtown Towson has it all.
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate all the great things about the year behind and get excited about what’s coming up during the year ahead. There are many ways to do that, from a quiet dinner to a raucous party – and no matter which you prefer, a downtown Towson spot has you covered.
The celebrations start early, with Noon Year’s Eve at the library. The party is perfect for kids, with music, dancing, crafts, and a ball drop…all well before midnight.
At Cunningham’s, the New Year’s Eve menu is a terrific one: Chef Jay Rohlfing’s three-course prix fixe menu (with optional wine pairings) includes dishes like lobster with Israeli couscous, asparagus, chives and saffron, and filet mignon with duck fat potatoes and house-made steak sauce. Diners will receive a complimentary glass of champagne for toasting at midnight. Plus, bottles of Veuve Cliquot will be half off all night.
Café Troia will be open late for dinners on New Year’s Eve and will offer its regular menu plus luxe specials. At midnight, complimentary prosecco will be served and guests will light sparklers on the front sidewalk to celebrate.
Torrent nightclub will have a $15 cover which includes one free drink and an all you can eat buffet.
Nacho Mama’s hosts its “typical New Year’s Eve” party, with dinner specials and a Natty Boh toast at midnight.
CVP’s New Year’s Eve party requires tickets; they include everything from drink packages to a buffet. There will also be a free champagne toast at midnight.
At The Point, admission is free and there will be cash bar all night but you can also buy drink packages including open bar options. DJ The Show will be on hand for music from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. – so be sure to rest up early in the day!
New Year’s Day
Whether you stayed up long after the ball dropped over Time Square or turned in well before the countdown, New Year’s Day is a good time to get outside and head to brunch.
No need to get dressed to brunch it up at Nacho Mama’s. The Mexican joint will host a pajama brunch starting at 11 a.m.
If you’re still up for it later in the day, The Greene Turtle hosts its weekly Wednesday night karaoke on the rooftop, starting at 8 p.m.
Starting Fresh in the New Year
With New Year’s Eve revelry – and New Year’s Day recovery – behind you, January is the prime time to start fresh.
You might remember Zia’s, the juice café right downtown. It’s still under the same ownership but is now Plantbar – the newest location of the small local chain of cafés serving fresh juices and healthy foods.
Yogaworks, which is located on Allegheny Ave., is running a new student offer that includes a free week of unlimited yoga classes. The studio offers classes for everyone from beginners to advanced yogis, with many times available and styles of yoga featured.
LA Fitness, located in Towson Commons, has a $0 initiation fee and $34.99-$39.99 monthly fee deal right now. The club includes numerous amenities, including indoor cycling, a kids’ club and basketball.