Still wondering what to do tonight? Last year, my friends and I rang in the new year at Sands Casino in South Bethlehem.

We got there a little after 9pm, and the Sands was hopping! It was fun to be around all the people and the sounds of the casino. The cocktail waiters and waitresses were not only passing out free drinks but free party hats and noise makers. Everyone in the place seemed to be having a great time and really embracing the holiday. My friends and I went looking for the lucky slot machine that was going to make us rich for 2010 (not sure any of us ever found it, but we sure had fun looking!).

The Sands was putting on a Beatles tribute show. It was very crowded at the bar where they were playing but the show was broadcast on the large TVs that hang all over the casino. As the show progressed, the band played Beatles music in chronological order. But not only did the music changed, the band member's looks did as well. It was fun to see the new clothes and wigs to represent the time period.

After dinner at the Carnegie Deli, which included the best-tasting onion rings I've ever had, and a little more gambling, it was time for the countdown to 2010. The TVs were now showing Times Square and the whole casino was chanting the countdown. It was a great scene.

All in all it was a great night, and between the four of us we came home with an additional $12.50. Thank you, Sands!

Here's what's goin on at the Sands this year for New Year's Eve. Think you might go?

This post was originally published on January 7, 2010 and was written by Lehigh Valley InSite guest blogger Rosemary Dowd, sister of our very own Megan Billowitch.