Celebrating New Year's Eve in Israel is a rite of passage even though the Jewish New Year already began sometime in September. But, when there is a reason to party, we seize the opportunity. Here is the short list of what’s happening in Tel Aviv and Jaffa this end of December for those who don’t want to wait for the last minute and then…well, probably stay in bed.
Where to party on New Year's Eve
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A Sylvester for the space ages at Sputnik
If you're looking for a more intimate yet funky New Year's Eve party, Sputnik is your place. The locally loved space gets into the festive spirit with an exclusive party, video art and an exciting musical collaboration between Daniel Vaknin and Barak Schneider, plus all the excellent regulars. Get your name on the guest list before it's too late.
30 NIS. Check their FB event for details.
Silvester X Space Ball X TEDER
Rocking out animal-style
The fierce rock ensemble Electric Zoo will kick start your New Year at Levontin 7. This is the place you want to be if rocking out is what you do best.
21:00. NIS 50. 7 Levontin St, Tel Aviv (tickets: http://www.levontin7.com/?post_type=events&p=18267)
Hip Hop into the New Year
A special Hip Hop party with the best DJs around. Put yourself in their capable hands and absorb the sounds of awesome Hip Hop legends.
22:00. FREE. Radio EPGB, 7 Shadal St, Tel Aviv
Birthday & NYE combined
Par Derriere bistro will be celebrating its seventh birthday and the New Year in a two-in-one party with great food, lots of booze and plenty of good vibes.
20:30. Par Derriere, 7 Bat Ami St, Jaffa (reservations: 52-7027457)
Do it like a Gypsy
If you wish to start the year off Gypsy-style, come celebrate at 'Hasoania' in Jaffa with a live show by the Turkish instrumental band Arkadas. Fun and good food are guaranteed.21:30. Free entrance. Hasoania, 18 Shimon Hazadik St, Jaffa