It's not easy to plan the perfect New Year's Eve. Choose your celebration wisely, and you can have an amazing evening. On the flip side, pick the wrong event and the night can become a stressful, expensive endeavor that leaves you wishing you had just stayed home. But, never fear: There are plenty of great events happening where you can ring in 2014, sans stress. Need proof? Complex City Guide compiled a handy lineup of 10 unique New Year's Eve parties in the District.
While the nation's capital isn’t known for an outrageous NYE, à la New York or Las Vegas, you'd never know it from the awesomely diverse options on this list. The city offers everything from the traditional to the unusual — a masquerade ball at Marvin or an Eric Prydz DJ night at Echostage. Whether you want a nice dinner with your S.O. or a super-sweaty dance party, you definitely have options. All you need is the perfect New Year's Eve outfit, and you'll be ready to start off 2014 with a bang. (Complex)