New Year's Eve Shines At Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun transforms into one big party with exclusive events, great entertainment, delicious dining and The Shops countdown celebration

UNCASVILLE, CT (November 20, 2012) – Countdown to the New Year like never before inside Mohegan Sun’s all-night celebration this December 31st. Not only is The Shops Concourse New Year’s Eve Countdown back and bigger than ever but this year, other highlights include Cyndi Lauper in The Arena, fantastic comedy in The Cabaret Theatre, The Groovematics in The Wolf Den, but Mohegan Sun is your stop for exclusive parties in a number of our venues including the brand-new Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House and MIST inside Casino of the Wind opening New Year’s Even night, among several others.

PARTY IN THE SHOPS CONCOURSE

One of the best places to be inside Mohegan Sun when the clock strikes Midnight is alongside thousands of other partygoers in The Shops at Mohegan Sun. DJae Mêlée will be live outside Todd English’s Tuscany and big screen projectors will be placed throughout the concourse to display the countdown broadcast live from Times Square in New York. The large concourse will also feature concessions. It’s quite a site to see and to be a part of as the clock ticks towards Midnight. To view some of the celebrations from last year’s event, click here http://youtube/ItdygZ42KzM.

NIGHTLIFE

At Vista Lounge at Wombi Rock, there will be a party to ring in the New Year starting at 9:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 a person (prices subject to change based on availability) and include music by DJ Jason Mae, party favors and a champagne toast at Midnight. The party is for ages 21 and over and the dress code will be strictly enforced. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 21st at noon through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and can be purchased by calling 860.862.8499. For more information and VIP reservations, call 860.862.4009.

Ballo Italian Restaurant & Social Club will host a New Year’s Eve celebration starting at 10:00pm. For $30.00 per person, enjoy music by DJ Louie Faiola Jr. and party favors. For VIP reservations, call 860.862.1100.

Over at Ultra 88 Night Club, the New Year’s Eve party begins at 9:00pm and will be $50.00 per person (prices subject to change based on availability). Ticket price will include music by DJ Legacy, party favors and a champagne toast at Midnight. The party is for ages 21 and over and the dress code will be strictly enforced. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 21st at noon through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and can be purchased by calling 860.862.8499. For more information and VIP reservations, call 860.862.7042.

The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House will be holding its first-ever New Year’s Eve celebration for $40.00 per person (prices subject to change based on availability) starting at 9:00pm! Ticket price includes music by DJ Jay-C, party favors and a champagne toast at Midnight. The party is for ages 21 and over and guests are encouraged to dress to impress. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 21st at noon through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and can be purchased by calling 860.862.8499. For more information and VIP reservations, call 860.862.7005.

New Year’s Eve will also mark a new beginning for one destination in Mohegan Sun when the all-new MIST opens. Located in Casino of the Wind, MIST was designed right next to the 35-foot high electronic and animated water wall. DJ K-Otic will be on-hand for this grand opening party starting at 9:00pm with no cover charge, party favors and a champagne toast at Midnight. During the grand opening party on New Year’s Eve, guests can win a two night trip, including air fare, to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas! Guests can also take advantage of select VIP tables (with bottle service) for their party by calling 1.866.760.5901.

The new lounge will feature top notch drinks, live DJs, a dance floor. Beginning January 4th, MIST will be open every Friday and Saturday night.

LAST SHOWS OF THE YEAR

On Monday, December 31st, rocker Cyndi Lauper will take the stage inside Mohegan Sun Arena. The performance starts at 7:30pm and tickets are on sale now for $30.00.

“The Funniest New Year’s Eve Party In Connecticut” will bring great comedians to The Cabaret Theatre to Laugh-in 2012 featuring “The Coach” Tom Whiteley, Jim David & Joey Vega. The show starts at 10:00pm on Monday, December 31st and tickets are $39.75. This show is on sale now.

New Year’s Eve also brings Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot to The Wolf Den for a 8:00pm show. Then later in the evening, The Groovematics will be live in The Wolf Den for an 11:00pm performance.

*The Wolf Den is free and all guests must be 21 or older. Come early as seating is limited. Times and performers are subject to change.

More info on Mohegan Sun’s Entertainment schedule can be found at www.mohegansun.com/entertainment.

DINING AND RETAIL

Mohegan Sun’s culinary team is planning great dishes and specials for the final day of 2012. Guests can expect nothing but the best from the likes of Ballo Italian Restaurant & Social Club, Todd English’s Tuscany, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and more.

A dinner and a party is planned at Ballo Italian Restaurant & Social Club as they will be taking dinner reservations in the main dining room until 9:00pm and in the restaurant until

Midnight. There will be a special New Year’s Eve party taking place inside Ballo as well where all non dinner guests can attend for a $30.00 cover charge starting at 10:00pm. The event will feature a DJ, professional dancers and of course live coverage of the Times Square celebration on the TV screens above the bar.

Over in Casino of the Wind, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville is joining the fun as well with a New Year’s Eve special that serves four Baked Stuffed Shrimp with a Portabella Parmesan Cream Rice and Green Beans and Lemon Butter Sauce. This dinner will be served at $27.95. At 10:00pm, the band KICK will be performing on the Margaritaville stage. Cover will be $10.00.

At Jasper White’s Summer Shack Express, guests can get a combo deal that includes a clam strip roll, soft drink and French Fries for $15.00.

A number of other restaurants on property will be having extended hours including Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain, Bobby’s Burger Palace, Todd English’s Tuscany, Seasons Buffet and the Bow & Arrow Sports Bar. Be sure to check out mohegansun.com/nye for more information.

Additionally, on New Year’s Day, Todd English’s Tuscany will be featuring a New Year’s Day brunch where delicious selections of food are endless. Seafood lovers can enjoy the chilled raw bar with the likes of Littleneck Clams, Oysters and Shrimp Cocktail. There will also be omelet stations, a pasta station with 4-Cheese Ravioli and a carved meat station with Prime Rib and Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham. Further hot offerings will be classic Eggs Benedict, Stuffed French Toast with Vanilla Sauce, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Lobster Cream & Fried Leeks, Sliced Chilled Sirloin with Gorgonzola Cream and also Chicken Saltimbocca with Brown Butter Arugula and Spaghetti Olio. This will be offered from 10:00am t 2:00pm and is $38.00 per adult, $19.00 for children 7-12 and free for kids 1-6.

About Mohegan Sun: Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun, find us on pinterest.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.