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New Years Eve

Grand Hyatt

January 1st, 2009 4:00 am - 10:00 am
Tickets: $ 100
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New Years Eve in Washington DC at Grand Hyatt Washington

Venue Name

Grand Hyatt Washington

Event Name
The 9th Annual Downtown Countdown
Venue Address
1000 H Street Nw
Washington , DC 20001
Date and Time
12/31/2008 8:30 PM - 1/1/2009 1:30 AM



Lindy Promotions, DC101, and Miller Lite just announced this year’s 12th annual Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve gala will return to the Grand Hyatt, Washington, and once again set the standard in live entertainment and service.

After $8 million in renovation, the Grand Hyatt will be dressed for the event, complete with a 5-hour premium open bar, upscale hors d’oeuvres, and multiple rooms of entertainment featuring 3 bands, 4 DJs, 5 comedians, dancing, karaoke, and DC’s largest midnight balloon drop.

“There is no better way to ring in the New Year than with exceptional food, tempting beverages, and great music in DC’s most current and up to date contemporary party space,” says Gene Hunt, the Grand Hyatt’s Director of Catering.

This year will feature live performances by Cowboy Mouth (DC101’s “Kegs & Eggs” headliners), Pat McGee Band (local favorites and Downtown Countdown Alumni), and Gonzo’s Noze (DC’s premier cover band.)

Other areas of the newly renovated Hyatt will play host to DJs, nightclub dancing, comedians, and karaoke. Guests will also enjoy no lines at multiple buffets, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and premium bar stations at a ratio of 1 bartender per 75 guests. DC101’s Elliot in the Morning and the Class will be hosting and broadcasting live from the party. “For New Years, people always seem to get it wrong, spend way too much on crowded bars, lame parties, bad music and it becomes a waste of money, says Pat McGee, one of this year’s performer back by popular demand.

Lindy Promotions gets it right every year. All of our fans have nothing but amazing memories of great times at a 5-star and safe throw down.” VIP ticketholders will enjoy their own will call, registration, entrance, complimentary coat check, and extra half-hour of open bar. They will gain access to the Grand Cafe in the Hyatt's atrium and Penn Quarter, the Hotel's new and unique space near the open lagoon, offering a more upscale bar and dinner menu, and private acoustic sets by each of the evening’s performers.

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Dress Code

Dress is formal, creative black tie, optional...kind of like MTV Music Awards. We expect it to be fun not stuffy! So...for guys - jacket and tie or tux, funky preferred & for girls- cocktail or formal dresses, with creativity encouraged!

Type of Music/Crowd

The event attracts a mid 20's to late 30's crowd, but everyone is welcome and we are known for attracting a diverse crowd, both ethnically and age-wise. We also attract an even mix of singles and couples. With 4 huge party areas, the Downtown Countdown will have something for everyone!


Assorted Vegetables with
Lentil-Bean Dip & Spinach Ranch

Warm & cheesy spinach dip
served with salsa, sour cream
and tortilla chips

Extraordinary Handcrafted Cheese
with Freshly Basked Breads & Lavosh
Home Made Chutney, Roasted Nuts & Dried Fruits

Penne pasta tossed with
tomatoes, Olives & Capers,
Ricotta Salata & Crushed Red Pepper

Cavatappi Pasta with
Three Cheese Sauce & Crunchy Breadcrumb Topping

Freshly Tossed Caesar Salad with Crisp Romaine,
Parmesan Cheese & Garlic Croutons

Paella Valencia
Saffron Rice with Chicken, Chorizo,
Shrimp & Green Peas
Gourmet Mini Burgers
Caramelized Onions, Aged Cheddar
& a Spicy Remoulade
Five Hour Name Brand Premium Open Bar Serving...

Smirnoff Vodka,
Bombay Gin,
Jim Beam Bourbon,
Dewars Scotch,
Canadian Club Whiskey,
Bacardi Light,
Jack Daniels,
Miller Genuine Draft,
Miller Lite,
Miller Chill,
Miller High Life,
Sparks Energy Drink,
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat,
House Name Brand Wine,
Soft Drinks & Mineral Waters

Regular Tickets


Regular party ticket featuring 5-hour premium open bar, upscale hors d’oeuvres, and multiple rooms of entertainment with 3 bands, 4 DJs, 5 comedians, dancing, karaoke, and DC’s largest midnight balloon drop


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21 and Over


1000 H Street Nw
Washington, District of Columbia
Phone: 212-724-3900

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