Dec. 25-Dec. 31 Monday, Dec. 25 Help out on "Switch Day" when Congregation Or Atid takes the shifts of Christian volunteers at Beth Sholom Nursing Home. (804) 750-2183, ext. 355 Tuesday, Dec. 26 The Children's Museum of Richmond presents "Songs and Stories of Hanukkah" with Shai Specht. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2626 W. Broad St. $3.50 (804) 474-2667 Saturday, Dec. 30 The Elegba Folklore Society presents the 2000 Capital City Kwanzaa Festival, 1 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Richmond Centre. This year's theme is "With a Sense of Purpose," in recognition of the Dec. 30 Kwanzaa principle, Nia, and the festival's story. A traditional procession and candlelighting ceremony precedes performances of gospel music, storytelling and African dancing. Also features workshops and children's activities. Visit the African Market for imported clothing, jewelry, artifacts and books. Celebrate this seven-day year-end holiday that is a time of thanksgiving and renewal. Tickets $3-$5. Children 12 and younger free. (804) 644-3900. Sunday, Dec. 31 Ring in New Year's Eve at the Children's Museum, with dancing, singing and a performance by Richmond's Ululating Mummies, 1 p.m. (804) 474-CMoR. The Annabel Lee Riverboat hosts a Mardi Gras New Year's Eve Cruise on the James, featuring a boat-full of entertainment. They are planning a dockside party, entertainment by DJ Marky Bush, buffet and continental breakfast, 8 p.m.-1 p.m. Call (804) 377-2020 for tickets and information. Fighting Gravity plays a New Year's Eve concert with Kyle Davis, Susan Greenbaum and Copper Sails at Mulligan's, West End. (804) 346-8686 Alley Katz hosts a New Year's Eve Party with Agents of Good Roots & special guests. Enjoy, beverages, sushi and other Asian delights, plus balloon drop at midnight and other surprises. 10 Walnut Alley (804) 643-2816 The Jefferson - Enjoy the New Year in style at this most glam Richmond landmark. New Year's Eve lodging package includes overnight accommodations, valet parking, a bottle of champagne upon arrival and breakfast in bed New Year's morning. $290 per couple. Located at 101 W. Franklin Street in downtown Richmond, for reservations call (804) 788-8000. The Omni Richmond Hotel - The heart of downtown keeps the party going with live music featuring Ron Moody and the Centaurs along with DJ J.B. from the Nards rock-n-roll review. Guest package includes a late night continental breakfast buffet lasting through midnight, party favors, cash bar and a New Year's champagne toast. Package is $299 per couple and includes overnight accommodations and breakfast for two on New Year's day in The Omni's own Barlowe's Terrace. Located at 100 S. 12th Street, call (804) 344-7000 for reservations. The Hilton Richmond Airport - Say, "Aloha" to the New Year by joining the luau at this East End hotel. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. and include a Polynesian buffet of heavy hors d'ouevres and, a cash bar, live music by local DJ Jimmy Steele from The River radio, party favors, a complimentary 8x10 photo and a New Year's champagne toast. The package includes overnight accommodations as well and prices range from $249 to $299 per couple. Located at 5501 Eubank Road, Sandston, VA; for reservations call (804) 226-6400. Holiday Inn Select at the Koger Center - Dance the night away to the music of Casper. The New Year's Eve package includes overnight accommodations for two, a dinner buffet, two complimentary drink tickets per person, party favors, cash bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Wake to A New Year's day buffet from 8 a.m. to noon in the Court Café restaurant. The entire package is $265 per couple including gratuity and tax. The hotel is located at 1021 Koger Center Boulevard in Southside Richmond. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (804) 897-1404. The Berkeley Hotel -- New Year's Eve at The Berkley Hotel includes overnight accommodations, champagne and truffles in room, party favors and late checkout with a breakfast buffet on New Year's Day. Prices range from $185 to $220 per room. Located at 1200 E. Canal Street in downtown Richmond, call (804) 780-1300 for reservations. The Annabel Lee will host a Mardi Gras New Year's Eve Cruise on the historic James River. DJ Marky Bush floats the entertainment and the celebration includes a dockside party, cash premium bar, New Orleans style dinner buffet, continental breakfast, two DJ's and two dance floors. Tickets are $75 per person, and the evening lasts from 8 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Annabel Lee sets sail from Dock Street in downtown Richmond. For tickets and information, call (804) 644-5700. The Canal Club and XL102 hosts a New Year's Party with music from Daddy-O. Tickets are $25 including a champagne toast at midnight. For $45, there is also a dinner package available. Dress is normal to abnormal. 804) 643-CLUB for information. 8 p.m. Cafine's hosts New York DJ George Briceno for New Year's Eve. Don't miss the cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres from 10 p.m. to midnight. Then a New Year's champagne toast kicks off the dance party, which goes until 4 a.m. Cocktail attire required. Cafine's is located at 401 E. Grace St. in downtown Richmond. (804) 775-CAFé. Catch a bluegrass New Year's Eve party with Twangdaddy and Jackass Flat at Boulevard Deli. $15 at the door, which includes deli trays, party favors and a champagne toast. 8 p.m. 5218 W. Broad St. (804) 282-9333. Catch 22's New Year's Eve party is a $2,100 balloon drop and party favors. There will be a DJ from 9 p.m. till 2 a.m. 1718 E. Main St. in Shockoe Bottom. (804) 343-1560. Richbrau will serve a special New Year's Eve menu from 5 p.m. to midnight downstairs. With two DJ's on hand, music, dancing and billiards will take place upstairs. A Barley Wine toast marks the midnight hour and the party goes until 2 a.m. No cover charge. 1214 E. Cary St. in Shockoe Slip. (804) 644-3018. The New Year's Eve party at Fox & Hounds features Colossal Eds. $10 cover includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. 10455 Midlothian Tnpk. (804) 272-8309 At Have A Nice Day Cafe, the New Year is welcomed with each of the three floors featuring music from different decades, from the 70s to present. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a buffet and champagne toast at midnight. $10 to $15 at the door. 11 S.18th St. in Shockoe Bottom. (804) 771-1700 Patchwork performs at Matt's Village Pub for New Year's Eve with Spins Nitely and Dee Cameron downstairs in the comedy club for two shows. Dinner and show packages are available. The 7 p.m. show is $50 per couple; dinner and the show is $105 per couple. The 10:15 p.m. show is $50 per couple, and $115 per couple for dinner and show. Dinner seating begins at 5:30 p.m. 109 S. 12th St. in Shockoe Slip. (804) 644-0848. At Musselduck's, The Evan Mook Trio will perform piano-led jazz from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m and the New Year's Eve party goes past midnight. There is a $45 fixed-price menu. 411 N. Harrison St. (804) 358-3619 Celebrate the arrival of the New Year by joining the "Tiki Toast to 2001" at Tiki Bob's Cantina. There will be a live DJ and tickets will be pre-sold beginning Dec. 15. 110 N. 18th St. The 9:30 hosts New Year's Eve with Jimmie's Chicken Shack and Good Charlotte. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. 815 V St. NW in Washington, D.C. (202) 393-0930 Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Goodbye 2K Bash. SCAN and B103.7 present Pat McGee Band with special guest Tiffany at the Exhibition Hall at Richmond Raceway Complex. Tickets are $65 advance, $75 day of show and are available at all Ticketmaster ticket centers including Ukrops, Hechts, and Peaches. The ticket includes food, two drink tickets and entertainment. 9 p.m. Did we miss your event? Send us an e-mail.