Time is relative so celebrate New Year’s Eve with some German flair at 6 p.m. at Mecklenburg Gardens. It might not be midnight in Cincinnati then, but it is in Munich! At the stroke of this relative midnight there will be an accordion song, lots of large handmade pretzels and a bunch of other German traditions like Bleigießen (which is kind of like tea leaf fortune telling); Glühwein, a warm, spiced wine; some “Das Boots” full of Warsteiner Beer; and a screening of Dinner for One.
Dinner is a short film and a German cult classic — relatively unknown in the U.S. and England — which dates back to 1920s British cabaret. It’s literally played in loops all over Germany on New Year’s Eve and it will be playing above Mecklenburg’s bar throughout the night so we Americans can see how weird those Germans are. And because Mecklenburg is a restaurant, they’ll also be feeding you for $20 or $35. $35 includes a champagne toast. Their buffet will feature suckling pig, spaetzle, pretzels and more German delights including various vegetarian options. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the buffet begins at 6:30 p.m.
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