First Night in Ocean City

What Is It: Ocean City is offering family entertainment to help ring in 2013. The First Night Celebration is expected to draw more than 10,000 people to the resort town for an evening loaded with activities and entertainment.

What To Expect: The First Night event features 60 entertainment programs, including popular children's shows with jugglers, magicians and puppeteers. There will also be Broadway shows, a big band dance, a performance by Trout Fishing in America, the Grease Band, a Michael Hartman musical, dance productions, Japanese drummers and more. The evening will be capped by fireworks at midnight.

Event Info: Admissions buttons for First Night Ocean City are $15 per person and are available at firstnightocnj.com at Wonderland Kiosk in Stainton's, Eighth and Asbury Avenue, or at Chamber of Commerce headquarters, Ninth Street across from TD Bank. Activities start at 4 p.m.

Casinos

Kozak the Magician, Tropicana, Comedy Stop,

6:30 p.m., dinner seating

5:30 p.m., $20 show only ($10 age 11 and younger); $30 dinner and show, mature PG-14 material. 609-348-0920.

Divas Do AC Holiday Show, Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 8 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.

Grand Funk Railroad, Resorts, 10:30 p.m. $50, $60. 800-322-SHOW.

Tiesto, Revel, Ovation Hall, 8 p.m. $125. 866-823-4553.

The Village People, Tropicana, The Showroom, 9:30 p.m. $65, $75. 609-340-4020.

Billy Gardell, Borgata, Music Box, 10 p.m. $45, $49.50. 609-677-1000.

Jane's Addiction, Showboat, House of Blues, 9 p.m. $65, $95. 800-736-1420.

Life in Color Featuring Steve Aoki, Tommy Trash, Adventure Club and David Soldano, Bader Field, 6 p.m. $99, $159, $250.

Nightlife

Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Marc Antonelli Trio, 6:30 p.m., DC Trio, 10:30 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - NYE - The Benderz, 7 p.m., Gypsy Wisdom, 11 p.m.; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - NYE - DJ Rev Run & DJ Ruckus, 9 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - NYE - DJ Spider with Andreas Moe - the voice behind Avicii's "Fade Into Darkness," 9 p.m.

Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: Dusk, 609-345-3875 - DJ Sat-One, 9:30 p.m., NYE After Party, 12:30 a.m.

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Live Bar, 800-777-8477 - Seven Stone, 10 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - NYE with DJ Pauly D, 10 p.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Route 9, 10 p.m.

Revel, 500 Boardwalk: The Social, 609-572-6488 - NYE with Modern Bliss, 10 p.m.; HQ, 855-348-0500 - Tiesto, 10 p.m.; One, 609-225-9871 - NYE Party with DJ 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - Jane's Addiction - Special NYE Show.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Boogie Nights, 888-940-7080 - NYE with The Village People, 10 p.m.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - NYE with Clinton Sparks, 10 p.m.; Ri Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Eleven Eleven, 11 p.m.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - Jynx, 3 p.m., Johnny & Sherena, 7 p.m., DJ Ralph D'Amelio, 11 p.m.; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue: Ego, 609-449-5138 - Almost Angels and DJ, 10 p.m.

Atlantic City

Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., 609-344-2200 - Shakera Jones, DJ, 7 p.m.

Avalon

The Windrift, 80th Street and the beach, 609-368-5175 - NYE - First seating 5:30 p.m., $150 per couple, second seating 9 p.m. $125 per person

Barnegat

Lefty's Tavern, 547 North Main St., 609-607-0707 - World Tavern Poker, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Hell to Breakfast, 9:30 p.m.

Brigantine

St. George's Pub, 4282 Harbor Beach Blvd. 609-266-1001 - NYE DJ Dina - no cover 9 p.m.

Cape May

Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - NYE with Billy D Light Trio, 9 p.m.

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Eric Hetzel, 8 p.m.

Forked River

Caffrey's Tavern Steakhouse, 440 Route 9 South, 609-693-6613 - Miller Bingo, 9 p.m.

Galloway Township

The Dubliner Irish Pub and Grill, Downtown Plaza, 325 Jimmie Leeds Road, 609-652-2210 - Quizzo, 8 p.m.

Margate

Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163 - Bill McGrady, 7 p.m.

Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 - Budesa Brothers, NYE Party, special menu after 6:30 p.m. and DJ.

Mays Landing

Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Kenny Young Band, 9 p.m.

Richland

The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - NYE Party.

Sea Isle City

La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - Comedy party with Big Daddy Graham, 8 p.m. $15.

The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - NYE with Secret Service, food buffet, champagne toast, 7 p.m.

Somers Point

Clancy's By the Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969 - Karaoke with Lori Kelley.

Tuckerton

Doyle's Pour House, 210 W. Main St., 609-296-3373 - Quizzo, 8 p.m.

Wildwood

Cattle 'n Clover, 3817 Pacific Ave., 609- 522-3800 - NYE with The Quinn Brothers performance, 8 p.m.

Comedy

Mark Riccadonna, Christine Stedman, Gary Delena, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 7 p.m. ($30) and 10 p.m. ($60).

Nature

Atlantic County Parks, free two-hour social hike, 1:30 p.m., Fox Nature Center, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, Route 50 south of Mays Landing. 609-645-5960.

Events

Family Winter Break at Atlantic City Aquarium, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Historic Gardner's Basin, New Hampshire Avenue, Atlantic City, 11 a.m. Live Diver Feeding Show, noon and 3 p.m. feeding time for juvenile cow nose rays and bat rays (hand feed these species by purchasing cups of food), 2 p.m. Exotic Animal Show, activities included with admission, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 4 to 12, coupons for discounted admission on website. 609-348-2880 or acaquarium.com

New Years Eve Dinner & Dance, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Hall, 2211 West Landis Ave., Vineland, Russian cuisine buffet, live music, entertainment for kids, Russian beverages available, $35 adults, $15 age 12 and younger, limited seating, reservations. 856-692-2805 or 856-690-1449.

New Year's Eve in Egypt, children's celebreation, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Sea Isle City Public School, 4501 Park Road, Sea Isle City, followed by fireworks display 8 p.m., JFK Boulevard and the beach. 609-263-0050.