There are just ten and a half weeks before the end of the year. 73 days. But, starting today, you can expect the New Year’s Eve plans emails to start rolling in. Newseum was the first in my email box, and they’re offering a gala formal called the “Headliners Ball,” which features two hours of open bar, and a champagne toast at midnight for $125 a person. You can add a five course dinner at The Source by Wolfgang Puck for another $100, and then you can crash at Hotel Monaco for another $199. That’s $650 for an evening for two at Newseum on New Year’s. Whew, that seems pricy for one night, don’t you think?