If you're looking for a reason to get all dressed up this New Year's Eve, here are three extravagant options for hotel galas. Get a bunch of friends together, book a room, and make it a night to remember!

D.C. is great at throwing a lavish gala. Where else can you don your black-tie best and dance the night away with all of your best friends? Take a look at these three great options and book soon -- prices go up as the events draw near. Start off 2019 with your buddies, new friends, or loved one at any of these NYE ragers!

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The International Spy Gala at The Washington Plaza

Address: 10 Thomas Circle, NW in Washington, D.C.

This black-tie optional ball is not only spy-themed, but also has super secret singles mingling throughout the night. When you buy your ticket, indicate if you're single or part of a couple. Singles will have special meet-and-greet activities in the casino area -- maybe 2019 will be the year of making new friends! The hotel will be offering special rates to guests attending the gala; make your reservations online after you purchase your tickets.

General admission tickets include:

  • open bar
  • numerous dance floors set up with world-class DJs
  • dessert bars
  • champagne toasts and party favors

Tickets start at $110 and go up as you add on a buffet package, early arrival, martini bar, and other fun features. The Presidential Tickets include a 4-course seated dinner a premium open bar and crepes at midnight in the VIP seating area!

For more information, including the online ticketing system, visit the event website.

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Passport to the World Gala at Embassy Suites

Address: 900 10th Street NW in Washington, D.C.

Hosted by Professionals in the City, this party will take you all over the globe. Dance the night away in Ibiza, belt out karaoke in Tokyo, or try speed-dating in Paris. There's something for everyone in the multiple ballrooms, including a live cover band, Supervixen, and a Monte Carlo-themed casino area.

General admission tickets include:

  • an open bar
  • speed dating events
  • a karaoke lounge
  • a live hypnotist show
  • a casino, live band, and much, much more!

Tickets start at $99 and can be purchased online here. Add-ons include early entry at 9 p.m. and a full buffet dinner.

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Big Night D.C. New Year's Eve at the Gaylord National Harbor

Address: 201 Waterfront Street in National Harbor, MD

Though technically in Maryland, this event at the Gaylord National Harbor promises to be incredible.

All tickets include:

  • an open bar
  • a midnight toast
  • seven dance floors
  • 10 party bands and DJs 

Add-ons include a food package, early entry, premium drinks, rooftop fireworks, and private club seating. This is going to be one for the books!

Purchase tickets online here. For more information, including photos from previous events, visit the event website.

Do you do a big hotel bash for New Year's Eve? What's your favorite part about ringing in the new year this way? Let us know in the comments below!

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