What are your plans for New Year’s?
If you haven’t made plans for New Year’s Eve, don’t worry. There won’t be a shortage of stuff to do. Whatever your style, whatever your price range, fun awaits you in the Vail Valley. If you want to party, the scene at the Tap Room and Sanctuary is always happening. Enjoy dining out for as little as $35. For youth, Dobson Arena hosts its annual end-of-the-year shindig. The little ones can watch fireworks, go to the Art Factory for some creative fun and a sleepover, or dine with you.The bar sceneTap Room, $150, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., cocktail attire, open bar until midnight (house wine, well and beer), three floors of entertainment – All Strung Out plays in the Tap Room, lounge deejay spins on the third floor, guests can dance to Top 40 on the fourth floor, elegant hors d’oeuvre served until 10 p.m. and VIP rooms and reserved tables available for bottle service.The Club and Fubar, $60 for both bars, doors open at 7 p.m., from 7-9 p.m. two for one Coors and Coors light bottles, George Hilliard entertains at The Club, DJ Sniper entertains at Fubar. 8150, $100, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., DJ Logic and local favorites Little Hercules perform, open top shelf bar and early food buffet.Samana, $100, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., open bar, music by Solution featuring DJ Peter Blick and Scott Stoughton on percussion, table reservations are available.Sundance Saloon 24th annual New Year’s Eve Party, $10 cover, first two drinks free (beer, wine or well), music and dancing, champagne toast at midnight.The George, $15 cover charge.
Frites features Bonerama, New Orleans’ brass masters with members of Harry Connick’s big band, performs at 10:45 p.m., following a dinner seating from 8:30-9:30 p.m. for $100.Whiskey Elk in Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, no cover charge, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., regular appetizer and dessert menu, Taylor Kundolf at the piano.Splendido late night party, $50 cover, from 10 p.m.-close, includes glass of champagne and party favors and a cash bar.Red Lion, $40 per person, The Phil Long Band starts at 9 p.m., includes party favors and champagne toast.Dine-inPaddy’s, $35 per person, 5:30-10 p.m., offers a four-course dinner, including a glass of champagne.La Tour Restaurant, $125 per person, serving contemporary French cuisine in Vail Village, hosts its first seating with a four-course menu and its second seating with a six-course menu for $265 per person.Lord Gore, $75, 6 p.m., first seating, five-course menu; second seating, $125, 9:30 p.m., the five-course menu includes a bottle of champagne. You can watch the fireworks display from the restaurant located in Golden Peak in the Manor Vail Resort.Larkspur, $150 per person, $95 per child under 12, first seating is at 5-6:30 p.m., four-course menu, includes party favors and glass of champagne. You can watch Golden Peak fireworks at approximately 6:30 p.m. Larkspur’s second seating from 8:30-10 p.m., five-course menu with wine pairings, includes glass of champagne, party favors, music and dancing, costs $250 per person. Both seatings Include parking at Golden Peak.
Beano’s, $94 per adult, $50 per child, 5 or 5:15 p.m. sleigh, early seating; $400 per person, late seating, 8:45 p.m. sleigh, dinner and dancing,Beaver Creek Chophouse, 5-6 p.m., regular menu available, first seating 6 p.m.; second seating 7:45 p.m.; third seating, $99 five-course menu, 9:30 p.m.Vue, $120 per person, first seating, 5-5:30 p.m., five-course menu; $175 per person, second seating, 8:30-9 p.m., seven-course menu.Bivan’s, $75 per person, $35 per child 4-12, first seating at 5-6 p.m., buffet only, 3 and under free; second seating is $110 per adult, $40 per child ages 4-12, 3 and under free, 8-9 p.m., buffet only.Campo di Fiori: $95 per person, first seating, 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; second seating, 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $195 per person.Golden Eagle: $65 per person, $45 per child under 12, first seating, 5-6:30 p.m., four-course guest chosen menu; $100 per person, second seating, 8-10 p.m.Grouse Mountain Grill, $125 per person, five-course menu (choice of entree), featuring the music of Tony Gulizia and a strolling magician. Children may choose regular menu or a children’s menu served in the main dining room and the barGrouse Mountain Grill New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Buffet, $75 per adult for buffet, $37.50 per children’s buffet (under 12) in the Alpine Ballroom, 7 p.m., Helmut Fricker performs from 7-9 p.m.Ludwig, $225 per person fixed menu includes dessert.
Mirabelle, $140 per person, five-course gourmet menu.Sweet Basil, $125 per person, first seating, 5:30-7 p.m., five-course menu, glass of champagne, $135 per person, children’s menu, 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. only, $50 per child; second seating, 8-9:45 p.m., seven-course menu, glass of champagne, $195 per personSwiss Stubli, 5-6 p.m. regular menu; $90 per person at 8:30 p.m., four-course menu.Tramonti, $90 per adult, $40 per child first seating; $155 per person, second seating, five-course menu.Ritz Carlton New Year’s Gala in ballroom, $275 per adult, $65 per child, New York-New York theme, buffet and band, children’s section with games and entertainment.Saddleridge, $30 per child, $120 per person, first seating 5:30-6 p.m., includes glass of champagne for adults. Second seating, 9 p.m., champagne and hors d’oeuvres in library, 9:30 p.m., four-course menu in dining room, includes party favors and champagne toastRemington’s, 4-7 p.m. at daybreak deli, raw bar and champagne bar, 5-7:30 p.m. regular a-la-carte menu; dinner seating $175 per person 8:30 p.m., five-course set menuFor families and kidsNew Year’s Eve celebration on Beaver Creek Mountain, Glow Worm Ski Down (guest participation), register at 6 p.m. at Children’s Ski School, load Haymeadow Lift at 6:30 p.m., ski instructors torchlight parade from Spruce Saddle follows glow worm ski down, fireworks (over the village) conclude the celebration.
Vail Rec hosts youth party, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, YO5 is Vail’s drug and alcohol free celebration for youth at Dobson Arena and includes music, dance floor and light and video show, casino games, bungee trampoline, a psychedelic blacklight lounge and $20,000 in prizes.McCoy’s Party in Beaver Creek, FREE, from 8 p.m.-1 a.m., all ages welcome, Tanner-Kemmerly Band (classic rock-Motown etc.).Art Factory New Year’s Eve party and sleepover, $150 per child, begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 through Jan. 1 at 9 a.m., ages 8-13 years old, pajamas required. Includes design your own tie-dye T-shirt, movies and popcorn, 7-up toast and noisemakers, milk, juice and doughnuts for breakfast, plans for the new year.Ritz Carlton New Year’s Gala in ballroom, $275 per adult, $65 per child, New York-New York theme, buffet and band, children’s section with games and entertainment.
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