New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world include eating grapes, wearing polka dots, watching fireworks, eating black-eyed peas, sporting your best pair of lucky underwear and then, of course, the kiss.

You can always start your own tradition with a little help from your Island friends. Visit the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy film, food, libations and live coverage of the big countdown at Times Square. Tickets are $70 for general admission or $60 for members.

If you feel like partying like it’s 1922, make your way to Atria for a Great Gatsby-themed party with music by Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish. Bottomless bubbles are promised beginning at 8 p.m. Cost is $100.

The Harbor View swings with the Sultans and the Mike Benjamin Band from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Along with hors d’oeurves, watch the fireworks while you toast the New Year. Cost for this semi-formal affair is $95.

A four-course prix fixe dinner is planned for the last evening of dinner service at The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn in Edgartown. They will serve from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $95. For reservations, call 508-627-6227.

If you like a little funk in your party, you might want to get to the Wharf Pub in Edgartown by 10 p.m., making it in time to ring in the New Year with the Boogies. Costumes are encouraged and cost is $15.

Meanwhile, in Oak Bluffs, the Red Cat Kitchen offers a four-course prix fixe dinner for $62. Serving begins at 6 p.m. At Dreamland they’re celebrating with DJ AP who will mix old and new tunes. Cost is $10 and you must be 21 to welcome the New Year at this party. The Ritz is holding an “Odd Ball” New Year's Bash to benefit the Chicken Alley Thrift Shop. Music by DJ Rastoe and DJ Wep One. Tickets are $20, or $30 includes a late night breakfast.

Then again there’s always sitting at home eating a bunch of grapes in your polka dot underwear.