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New Year’s Galas Disappearing

Local residents can make their own fun at local establishments as attitudes change.

Traditional New Year’s Eve galas are less frequent in Deerfield this year but there is still fun to be had.

Neither nor the in Deerfield will be holding a New Year’s Eve party but those looking for a special evening can make their own package out of the offerings of local establishments.

will be serving dinner at its regular prices featuring its usual menu until 1 a.m. for those wishing to welcome 2012 over dinner. After dinner the revelers can take a room at the Hyatt.

The price of the room at the Hyatt includes complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. It also offers two complimentary breakfast buffet passes.

Those looking for a deal for New Year’s Eve may want to visit the Deerfield Chamber of Commerce Facebook page to learn about restaurant deals.

“If you look there by Dec. 31 you will be able to get a gift card and you’ll get updates on all specials at Deerfield restaurants,” said.

Part of the drop off in local public celebrations may have to do with a change in attitude of Deerfield citizens according to Deputy Police Chief .

“People are more educated about deciding what to do and when to drive,” Keane said. “People are making smarter decisions.”

Before anyone decides to have a few drinks too many Saturday night, Keane has words of warning. “Think before you drink and drive,” he said.

wishes the community a Happy New Year and echoes Keans’s sentiments about the mixture of alcohol and driving. “Have a good time, be smart, be safe and show good judgment,” she said.

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