New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and with it comes some of the most ridiculous, ostentatious, over-the-top, black-out party nights of the year. That’s right folks, I’m talking about D.C. New Year’s Eve parties.

The problem with many New Year’s Eve soirees is that they tend to incur a rather hefty price to attend, and in many cases with several parties in this city, the ticket prices are just not worth the actual party. With that said, it’s difficult to navigate which parties have the best prospects to blow your socks off and which ones will probably not be worth the price you paid for it.

This is why I have taken the time to craft a list of some of the best New Year’s Eve parties to check out in D.C., ensuring that you are able to maximize both the amount you pay for a ticket as well as the amenities (food, open bars, great DJs) that will be provided. I tried to maintain a level of variety with the list which includes parties ranging from masquerade balls to massive multi-course dinners. If there are any missing off this list you think I should have added, please add the party in the comments section.

Enjoy folks, and best of luck planning your New Year’s Eve!