December 2010

Resolving to ring in the New Year with your family in a fun (and different) way?  Several Dublin, Ohio businesses have come up with some fun activities and deals that won’t break the bank. Here are just a few ideas …

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (7545 Sawmill Rd. 614/339-5656) is having a family New Year’s Eve party from 6-8 pm.  There will be hats, horns, favors and crafts for the kids.  Let them build a tasty, towering concoction from their favorite flavors of Fro Yo–topped with all the fun candies they love. There is no cost, other than any yogurt purchased.  7545 Sawmill Rd, 614-339-5656

In addition to the awesome New Year’s Eve package being offered by the Chase Suite Dublin Hotel (featured in this blog post), several other Dublin hotels are offering budget friendly, fun getaways.  The Embassy Suites Columbus/Dublin is hosting a family friendly New Year’s Eve package.  Enjoy early check-in (and late check-out) and an upgraded Manager’s Cocktail Reception with hors d’oeuvres.  Two Movie Rooms will be set up–one room with movies for young kids and one room with teen-oriented movies. (Parents must supervise their own children.) In addition, there will be a Family Game & Activity room with board games, crafts and appropriate family friendly music. Phillipo’s Pizza Shop will be open in the atrium to buy made-to-order pizza, wings by the dozen & soft drinks.  At midnight, there will be a countdown in the Atrium with snacks and a Champagne toast. Guests will enjoy a full, cooked-to-order buffet breakfast in the morning.  For more info, call 614/790-9000 or visit

New Year’s Eve at the Hilton Garden Inn-Dublin will include a bottle of Champagne chilled in your suite upon arrival and an all-you-can-eat hot breakfast buffet for two.  For more info, call 614/766-9900 or visit

In addition to the festivites at The Brazenhead in Historic Dublin,  Digger & Finch Scottish Grill and Pub will be open until 2 a.m. and feature live music by The Ronnie Lee James band and Dancing from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.  Enjoy dinner specials until 10 p.m.  a Champagne toast at midnight.  (Late night appetizer menu from 10 p.m. –  1 a.m.)  For more info, call  614/889-8585 or visit

Sunny Street Café  (7042 Hospital Dr.) will close early on New Year’s Eve, but will be open 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on New Year’s Day to feed all the hardy partiers (and those of us who didn’t). 614/389-3640

 If we don’t see you on New Year’s Eve … see you next year in Dublin, Ohio!

 ~Post by Andrea

Thinking about how you’re going to ring in the New Year?  The bells of Dublin, Ohio are calling you to step away from the Champagne toast. 

Two of our local businesses are tapping their reserves of Irish attitude to put together a themed New Year’s Eve getaway. The lovely Chase Suite Dublin Hotel is offering a New Year’s Eve package that includes an overnight stay in a HUGE suite, a freshly made breakfast buffet in the hotel’s Irish themed gatehouse, use of the enclosed hot tub and complimentary use of the hotel’s extensive DVD library … all at rates starting at just $79 (plus tax).  Book a fireplace suite for just $94 (plus tax). Two bedroom fireplace suites are available for $139 (with tax).  Add a little Irish cheer with a romantic Irish basket filled with Bailey’s Irish Cream, candles and more (just $25, plus tax).

Then, head over to The Brazenhead Pub in Historic Dublin, Ohio. Modeled after Dublin Ireland’s oldest watering hole, the pub will feature live music by Dublin Irish Festival favorite, Brigid’s Cross (9 p.m.-1 a.m.); $3.50 Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks & Stella all night; free Irish Car Bomb toast at midnight; free snack buffet after midnight and Happy Hour pricing until 8 p.m. Did we mention the special NYE menu? Go here for more info. (Be sure to arrive early.)

Spend the first day of the New Year visiting the Polar Frontier at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium or seeing Hanna … the new 200-lb. reticulated python. Don’t miss the other stellar exhibits including Asia Quest and Australia and the Islands.

For more information about Dublin getaway deals (including the Kids Go Free Wildlights Getaway—valid through Jan. 1, 2001), visit