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  • If you haven't decided where you'll ring in the new year, don't sweat it. Here are three places you might want to consider.
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  • If you haven't decided where you'll ring in the new year, don't sweat it. Here are three places you might want to consider.
    1. The Queen
    Acclaimed band Rusted Root will play a New Year's Eve show at World Café Live at the Queen in Wilmington at 10 p.m.
    Rusted Root will share the bill with The Hyde, of Philadelphia, Pa. Integrating the Grateful Dead's jam-heavy rock with percussion influences based from Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, the multi-instrumentalist band Rusted Root, of Pittsburgh, Pa., has sold more than 3 million albums. Rusted Root is known for a number of tunes including "Send Me on My Way" and "Ecstasy."
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT New Year's Eve with Rusted Root (concert)
    WHEN 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31
    WHERE World Café Live at the Queen, 500 North Market, St., Wilmington
    COST $36-$61
    INFO worldcafelive.com or 994-1400
    2. Brandywine Zoo
    Ringing in the New Year in a slightly different way, the Brandywine Zoo will hosts its New Year's Eve celebration from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., zoo style. The event will feature games crafts and, of course, a sparkling apple cider to cap off the year with a bang.
    The program will take place in the zoo, so dress warm!
    IF YOU GO
    WHAT Brandywine Zoo's New Year's Eve celebration
    WHEN 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31
    WHERE Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive, Brandywine Park, Wilmington
    COST $5 non-members; $4 members (space is limited, so call for availability)
    INFO brandywinezoo.org or 571-7747
    3. Iron Hill
    Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will keep patrons on their toes with its New Year's Eve party, offering specialty dishes on its "New Year's Eve menu," from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday. Though details on the holiday menu will remain a secret until New Year's Eve, you can best believe it'll be worth the wait.
    In addition to specialty meals, favorites like pizza, burgers and a number of house beers will also be available. And late-night snacks including pizza and egg rolls will be available through 1 a.m. The bar was also stay open until 1 a.m.
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    WHAT Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant New Year's Eve party
    WHEN 5-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31; a special New Year's Eve menu will be served from 5-10 p.m.
    WHERE Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
    COST No cover charge
    INFO ironhillbrewery.com or 472-2739

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