Our priest really likes to hold all-night (literally) services whenever he has an opportunity. His next one is for New Year's Eve/Night, with Liturgy guesstimated to begin at 3:00 A.M.
I love this choice of date -- but have a realistic worry about driving home from church (26 miles including the bridge over the lake) right as the drunks topple into their cars to swerve their ways home.
With a Vasilios in the family, January 1st always is a big day. (His paternal grandfather always celebrated in a big way because not only was he a Vasilios, -- and Greeks celebrate everything in a big way -- but in the absence of records in 1894, it was guessed that his birthday also fell on January 1st.) About twenty-five years ago, we had a blow-out celebration on our son's nameday, and invited the entire parish to our home. It really was to honor the memory of Papou; however, our son gave us an additional excuse.
Baking Vasilopeta, for sure. We have a nineteenth-century Greek coin for "The Coin"; however, nobody gets to keep it, of course.
We stick with religiously-oriented gifts for namedays, no matter in which part of the year they fall.
My favorite name day experience was with a friend, years ago. His "spin" was to give gifts to all of his Orthodox friends on his own nameday. I acquired a couple of matchless icon books from his generosity.
A clean house for Theophany? Not in my lifetime!