Thinking about how you’re going to ring in the New Year?  The bells of Dublin, Ohio are calling you to step away from the Champagne toast. 

Two of our local businesses are tapping their reserves of Irish attitude to put together a themed New Year’s Eve getaway. The lovely Chase Suite Dublin Hotel is offering a New Year’s Eve package that includes an overnight stay in a HUGE suite, a freshly made breakfast buffet in the hotel's Irish themed gatehouse, use of the enclosed hot tub and complimentary use of the hotel’s extensive DVD library ... all at rates starting at just $79 (plus tax).  Book a fireplace suite for just $94 (plus tax). Two bedroom fireplace suites are available for $139 (with tax).  Add a little Irish cheer with a romantic Irish basket filled with Bailey’s Irish Cream, candles and more (just $25, plus tax).

Then, head over to The Brazenhead Pub in Historic Dublin, Ohio. Modeled after Dublin Ireland’s oldest watering hole, the pub will feature live music by Dublin Irish Festival favorite, Brigid's Cross (9 p.m.-1 a.m.); $3.50 Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks & Stella all night; free Irish Car Bomb toast at midnight; free snack buffet after midnight and Happy Hour pricing until 8 p.m. Did we mention the special NYE menu? Go here for more info. (Be sure to arrive early.)

Spend the first day of the New Year visiting the Polar Frontier at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium or seeing Hanna … the new 200-lb. reticulated python. Don’t miss the other stellar exhibits including Asia Quest and Australia and the Islands.

For more information about Dublin getaway deals (including the Kids Go Free Wildlights Getaway—valid through Jan. 1, 2001), visit