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Goodbye 2016, hello 2017

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We tried to find as many New Year’s events as possible, but not all of them could be included in our list. Here are a few other events happening in the region: 


New Year’s Eve with Oldwolff: 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Rivertop Bar & Grill, free, 662-1234.

East Wenatchee

New Year’s Eve with JunkBelly: 9 p.m. Dec. 31, Wild Rivers Sports Bar & Grill, $10 cover, 888-9453.

Rockin’ in the New Year with Slingshot Band: 9 p.m. Dec. 31, Buzz Inn Steakhouse & Casino, free, 884-6219.


The Hoyer Brothers New Year’s Eve: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Club Crow, 782-3001.


New Year’s Eve Dinner: 6 p.m. Dec. 31, Vin du Lac Winery, $110, 682-2882.


Sin City New Year’s Eve “Fire & Ice” Bash: 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31, The Heat Nightclub at Mill Bay Casino, free, 1-800-648-2964.


Triple Shot New Year’s Eve Cotillion Bash: 9 p.m. Dec. 31, The Evolution Nightclub at 12 Tribes Resort Casino, free, 422-4646.


New Year’s Eve with The Last Outlaws: 9 p.m. Dec. 31, Sun Mountain Lodge, $10, 992-2211.


New Year’s Eve Dance Party with Rocket: 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Methow Valley Community Center, free, 997-2926.

— Compiled by Lesley Bourne, World staff


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Goodbye 2016, hello 2017: Let our New Year’s Eve round-up help you celebrate 


New Year’s Eve Concert featuring Waterdog: 7 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday, Pybus Public Market, free, 888-3900

The festivities at Pybus Public Market have become a tried and true New Year’s Eve tradition in Wenatchee — and they’re back this year with a little something for everyone. Of course, there will be the always-popular “apple drop,” first at 9 p.m. and again at midnight. Local rock group Waterdog will be performing two separate sets. The first, featuring “traditional dinner music” will last from 7 to 9 p.m. Folks can eat, drink, be merry and get to bed early. However, for those determined to be there to greet the first day of January, Waterdog will take the stage again from 10 p.m. until midnight with a classic rock set to make sure your eyes are open and your spirits are high when 2017 arrives.

5th Annual Classic Rockin’ New Year’s Party: 8 p.m. Saturday, Wenatchee Convention Center, $20 advance, $25 at door, 662-4411 or 670-7772

Break out the leg warmers and neon scrunchies: it’s time to ring in the new year like it’s 1985. For the fifth year in a row, the Wenatchee Convention Center will be one of the hottest places in town to celebrate on Dec. 31. And this year, they’re reliving a time when clothes were brighter and hair was bigger with a 1980s costume contest. They’ll be giving away $1,000 in prizes to those who dress the part. Local band Identity Unknown will be playing rock from the ’70s and ’80s along with modern hits, and DJ Toddie K will also be playing music to get you on your feet and feeling merry. The event is family-friendly, but there will be a full bar for anyone 21 and over — provided they show their ID and receive a drinking bracelet.

New Year’s Eve dance featuring Double Deal: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Wenatchee Senior Activity Center, $10, 662-7036

What if you could celebrate New Year’s Eve but skip the hangover — and the staying up too late — and be in bed before the first fireworks got shot off? Doesn’t sound too shabby after a long week of holiday cheer, does it? Check out the New Year’s Eve dance at the Wenatchee Senior Activity Center. The evening starts at around 6:30 with music by Double Deal, playing hits from the 1960s through the present. The event is open to the public and people of all ages. Don’t dance? Don’t sweat it. Just enjoy the tunes and some light refreshments, and enter to win in the evening raffle.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at the Chateau: 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, Wenatchee, $85 per person, 667-9463

Break out your most elegant dresses, ball gowns, suits and ties and prepare for a magical evening at the Chateau. The evening features a four-course meal and a mask ball. Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery will be serving oysters, aged balsamic caviar, butternut squash smoked apple soup, fried pork belly, beef wellington, and a handful of other delectable dishes. Enjoy a little dessert (holiday spice cake) and join the rest of the guests for a champagne toast at 9 p.m. There will be live entertainment, as well. For more information or to reserve your spot, visit

Night Skiing and Mountain Music: 4 p.m., Saturday, Mission Ridge, Wenatchee, $20 per night Night Skiing passes, $99 Night Ski pass for all nights through Feb. 25, 663-6543

Bid farewell to 2016 doing what you love most: skiing and jamming out to local tunes. Night skiing kicks off this weekend and takes place every Saturday through Feb. 25. Local band Mugsy’s Groove, self-described “Cascade Mountain funk” will bring their blues-y rock to the lodge. From “Music and dinner specials can be enjoyed from both the Ka Wham Cafe and the Chair 5 Pub inside the Hampton Lodge and all Mountain Music Series events are open to all ages and are fun for the entire family.” The full schedule for night skiing and the music series are online.

Holiday New Year’s Eve Music Series with Nic Allen and Benni James: 7 p.m. Saturday, McGlinn’s Public House, free, 663-9073

McGlinn’s is using their new holiday music series to help Wenatchee welcome the new year. From their Facebook event page: “Just a little something to warm you during the cold winter months and maybe share with guests and family who are visiting from out of town.” There’s no cover to enjoy the music of these two Washingtonian artists. So bundle up, come on down and unwind before 2017 gets here.

Happy “Noon” Year Party: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Wenatchee Public Library, free, 662-5021

This library activity in the afternoon is a perfect option for celebrating New Year’s Eve with little ones whose bedtime might be a bit earlier than midnight. The Happy Noon Year Party at Wenatchee Public Library is open to children of all ages, but probably is best for kindergarten and elementary school kids. The event begins with crafts — children can make noisemakers so they can use them to ring in the new year at noon sharp. There will also be refreshments available. More details are available at the North Central Regional Library website

New Year’s Eve Party: 8 p.m.Saturday, Wenatchee Eagles #204, featuring the Darnell Scott Band, $20 individual, $35 couples, 662-6700 or 662-3162

The Wenatchee Eagles are putting on a bit of a bash this Saturday night. Starting at 8 p.m., folks can do a little karaoke, enjoy music by the lively, funky Darnell Scott Band and do some dancing. The theme for the evening is “Black Light Night,” so wear whites and bright neons and become a part of the spectacle. Tickets include a champagne toast.

New Year’s 2017 Masquerade: 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 Below Bar, Wenatchee, $10, 888-1979

If your resolution for the coming year is to party harder and dance more, why not get started a day early at the 10 Below New Year’s Masquerade? Saturday night will feature a huge party that kicks off at 9 p.m. and goes all night long with live DJs and music all night. Grab a mask, work on cultivating a mysterious air about you, and join the dance floor in a midnight toast to 2017. Cover is $10, but a $100 VIP booth reservation gets you seating for four, champagne and a gift bucket. These special VIP bracelets go fast though, so reserve yours by contacting 10 Below on Facebook.


GLOW NYE: 8 p.m. Saturday, Valerie’s Waterfront Bistro, free, 682-9787

Go all night and glow all night at the black light party at Valerie’s in Chelan. The evening kicks off early at 8 p.m. and is open to all ages until 11 p.m. According to their Facebook event, they’ve ordered lights just for the dance, so wear your neon, find a date or a dance partner, and ring in the new year with a free champagne toast at midnight.

Echo Valley Ski Area New Year’s Eve Party: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Echo Valley Ski Area, Chelan, Torchlight Parade at 9:10 p.m., 687-3167

At Echo Valley, everyone is part of the family tradition. And that tradition involves getting out on the mountain all day. Starting at 6 p.m., visitors can ski, snowboard and tube down the mountain for $5-$10, or for free if they’re season pass holders. There will be grub available in the lodge to keep your energy up, a bonfire to warm your toes by, and s’mores — because who doesn’t love s’mores? At 9 p.m. there will be the torchlight parade from the top of the poma — a spectacle created by lights being carried down the dark mountain. You can even be a part of the parade. Find out more and get the schedule at

New Year’s Eve at Stormy Mountain Brewing: 9 p.m., Saturday, Stormy Mountain Brewing, Chelan, free, 888-5665

Whether you’re drinking to ring in 2017 or to forget 2016, you might as well be drinking some fine beers. Stormy Mountain Brewing in Chelan is celebrating with brews and tunes. Festivities begin at 9 p.m., but things will get noisy around 10 p.m. when DJ Elle Bee starts bumpin’ music. At midnight, greet Jan. 1 with a complimentary champagne toast. You can RSVP on their Facebook event by searching for Stormy Mountain Brewing.


New Year’s Eve at Copper Glance: 9 p.m. Saturday, Copper Glance, Winthrop, free,

What do you get when you combine a specialty drink menu, a live DJ and no cover charge? A truly happy new year. The mixologists at Copper Glance are already known for their fine drinks, and they’re mixing up a new menu of party shots just for New Year’s Eve. DJ Bullfrog will be playing dance music to make sure that you’re on your feet when the new year arrives. From the Copper Glance Facebook page: “DJ starts at 9 p.m. Booties be shaking shortly after.”


Reach Holly Thorpe at 509-664-7139 or .