There’s a whole bunch of ways to ring in thew New Year if you’re in Hollywood near Universal Studios this year. Apart from the already-announced in-park celebration you can also choose to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant in Universal CityWalk.

The party starts at 8:30 p.m. and will culminate with a midnight Margarita toast along with a live steel drum performance, and a telecast of Jimmy Buffett’s New Year’s Eve concert. Fun party favors, including straw hats, colorful leis and NYE themed noise makers, will add to the festivities as guests bid a fond farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018.

The festive evening will begin the moment guests enter Margaritaville where they will be greeted with a specialty “Who’s to Blame” Margarita and tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, including Ahi Poke Nachos, Chicken Skewers and Chimichurri Carne Asada.  A full Caribbean themed dinner buffet featuring such favorites as Cheeseburger in Paradise sliders, Crab Cake Sliders, Sweet Chili Salmon and Guava Glazed Barbeque Chicken will complement the selection of mouth-watering desserts, including Banana Bread Pudding, Key Lime Pie and Warm Flourless Brownies.

Space is limited and the New Year’s Eve festivities at Margaritaville will sell out.

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