There’s no lack of parties to attend if you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Here’s a rundown of some of the different events happening the evening of Monday, Dec. 31.
The Pyramid Recreation Centre will be hosting a family New Year’s Eve celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Patrons of all ages can enjoy a free skate sponsored by Tim Hortons or a free swim sponsored by Scotiabank. There will also be free face-painting, food available to purchase, and a balloon-drop at 8:15 with prizes to be won. The Black and Gold 19+ event that had been advertised has been cancelled.
River Valley Golf and Country Club and Winter Tube Slide will hold an all ages tubing party, beginning at 8 p.m. (weather permitting). Tubing will wrap up at 11 p.m., but the fun continues inside with karaoke, cake, and party favours. This family oriented event goes until midnight and costs $25 per person.
Doors to the Royal Canadian Legion’s New Year’s Dance open at 8 p.m. The Blues Daddies will rock the house from 9 to 1, with a luncheon being served at 11. $15 per person.
If you’re looking for something to do New Year’s Day, the Legion will also be holding its annual Levee Day from 1 to 5 p.m. An open mic style event, local musicians are invited to come out and have some fun. A lunch will be provided as well.
St. Marys Golf and Country Club’s New Year’s Dinner and Dance starts at 6 p.m. with cocktails, with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Entertainer Mike Fagan will be on hand providing music for the dance that follows. Tickets to the dinner and dance cost $60 per person. Book your table now by calling 519-284-3704, emailing jason@stmarysgolf .com, or picking tickets up at the Proshop. If you’d like, you can skip dinner and just come for the party for $25. The dance runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and includes a late lunch.
Wildstone Restaurant at Stonewillow Inn will hold a three-course meal, featuring prime rib, roasted apple and brie-stuffed chicken, or grilled halibut with orange hollandaise as main courses. The meal will have three different seatings: Dinners at 5 and 7 p.m. will cost $35 per person, while the 9 p.m. sitting will cost $40. Following dinner, the floor will open up for a dance powered by a DJ with champagne served at midnight.
Westover Inn will hold a wine-tasting and hors d'oeuvres reception beginning at 8 p.m., followed by a five course gourmet dinner. Ambiance will be provided by a classical guitarist and luxury accommodation will be available for those who wish to stay the night, with a deluxe a la carte breakfast in the morning. Bubbly and silly hats will be provided at midnight. Tickets cost $85. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 519-284-2977 to book your seats.
The Parkview Creamery will host a prime rib dinner, but will close in the evening. The Merchant House Pub will not be open.