Don't get ho-hum about New Year's Eve just yet. Sure it has its timeworn staples -- balloon drop, messy kiss with someone you may or may not be acquainted with, a flute of something fizzy. But, in a city as large as ours, the options run the gamut. Shall we travel that gamut together?
HAS TO MOVE -- LITERALLY: Climb aboard the Fillmore & Western Railway for dinner, dancing and bubbly. Oh, and some chug-chugging along in a vintage train. Entertainers dressed as legendary movie stars will also be making the journey.
NEIGHBORHOOD-Y VIBE: Get a pitcher and grab a table as the bars of Farmers Market host the Black & White Ball.
OCEAN ADJACENT: The Queen Mary is doing it up with five parties, and midnight fireworks off the stern. Do not be tempted to act out the scene from "Titanic"; oh, it's nearly a new year, why not?