"What are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve? " goes the Frank Loesser song. At Washington Oakes Retirement Center in Everett, senior citizens celebrate the new year on New York...
“What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?” goes the Frank Loesser song.
At Washington Oakes Retirement Center in Everett, senior citizens celebrate the new year on New York City time, at 9 p.m.
At the Imagine Children’s Museum, also in Everett, it’s a daytime celebration for the kids.
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But for night owls, or for those who stretch their bedtimes once a year, Snohomish County offers options from hotel packages to snazzy parties.
Here’s a list, which starts with an event that’s one day early, Dec. 30:
Everett Symphony’s “Night Before New
Year’s Eve”: The orchestra performs songs from a decade-by-decade musical countdown, 1954 to 2004, at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Paul-Elliott Cobbs conducts the symphony. The program features narrator Tony Ventrella, keyboard artist and vocalist Murl Allen Sanders, and singer Nadine Shanti. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for champagne and hors d’oeuvres; the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 at the Everett Symphony office, 425-257-8382. Information: www.everettsymphony.org.
Dec. 31 events
Bars and restaurants
5th Avenue Grillhouse: Attractions include party favors, a champagne toast and live rock with B.D. and the Rockits. Doors will open at 3 p.m. for dinner, 9 p.m. for a New Year’s celebration. Address: 610 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Information: 425-776-1976.
Grazie Ristorante Italiano: Shear Jazz plays from 8 p.m. to midnight at the restaurant, 23207 Bothell-Everett Highway S.E., in Bothell’s Canyon Park area. There’s no cover charge. Information and reservations: 425-402-9600 or www.grazierestaurant.com.
McCabe’s American Music Cafe: There are dance floors upstairs and downstairs, with country music downstairs, music from the 1970s to today upstairs. Attractions include party favors, country-dance lessons at 7:45 p.m. for $2 and a champagne toast and snack buffet at midnight. Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dancing on both floors starts at 9 p.m. Address: 3120 Hewitt Ave., Everett. Information: 425-252-3082.
New Year’s Eve Gala at Everett Events
Center Ballroom: Soul Flight, a Seattle rhythm-and-blues band, headlines this party. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music and dancing begin at 9 p.m. A belly-dance troupe performs during band breaks. Tickets include party favors, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and gift baskets. Admission is $35. Reservations: Alicia Sharpe, 425-303-1848. Information: www.sagpro.com.
Oxford Saloon: Dinner with party favors, a live band and a champagne toast costs $45 per person, $80 per couple. Tim Casey and the Bluescats will play. Location: 913 First St., Snohomish. Reservations: 360-568-3845 or www.oxfordsaloon.com.
Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party: The Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett, will celebrate New Year’s from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with party poppers, blowers and hats that kids can make. Activities are free with the $5 entry fee (admission is free for children 12 months and younger). Information: 425-258-1006, ext. 1012, or www.imaginecm.org.
Turner’s: A New Year’s Eve party at 9:30 p.m. includes pool, video games, party favors, a champagne toast and a disc jockey playing top-40 dance music. Doors open at 11 a.m. Address: 2019 Hewitt Ave., Everett. No cover charge. Information: 425-252-2604.
Brunswick Majestic Lanes: A senior Monte Carlo party starts at 9:30 a.m. and includes a breakfast buffet, bowling for cash, noisemakers, hats and prizes. Admission is $16.99, and reservations are recommended.
New Year’s Eve parties run in two-hour blocks from noon to 6 p.m. Families can bring children for party favors, hats and leis every hour. The cost is $49 per lane for up to six people.
Family groups and bowlers under age 18 can bowl from 8 to 10 p.m. ($40 per lane) and from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ($50 per lane.)
An over-18 party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. includes a buffet, party favors, noisemakers, champagne or sparkling cider and Monte Carlo bowling. Cosmic Bowling starts at 12:15 a.m. Cost: $34.99 per person if paid by Tuesday, $44.99 at the door. Child care is $5 per child.
Address: 1222 164th St. S.W., between Lynnwood and Mill Creek.
Evergreen Lanes: Family Glow Bowling, 5:30 to 7 p.m., costs $8.50. New Year’s Eve Moonlight Bowling begins at 8:15 p.m. and costs $20 for four games. Address: 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Reservations: 425-259-7206.
Robin Hood Lanes: A Moonlight Bowling party for ages 18 and older begins at 8:30 p.m. and includes sandwiches, hats, party favors and four games of bowling. Admission: $40. Address: 9801 Edmonds Way, Edmonds. Reservations: 425-776-2101.
Strawberry Lanes: Family Rockabowl is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and includes a disc jockey and party favors. Admission: $20. Address: 1067 Columbia Ave., Marysville. Reservations: 360-659-7641.
Tyee Lanes: An $8-per-person family party from 5 to 6:30 p.m. includes Galactic Bowling, shoes, refreshments, party favors and a countdown at 6 p.m. An adult party runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and includes four games of casino bowling, colored-pin bowling, hats, noisemakers, party favors, a champagne toast, karaoke and dancing. Admission: $25. Address: 914 N. Broadway, Everett. Reservations. 425-259-6161.
Big Apple Casino at Club Broadway: A $30 New Year’s Eve Party Package includes a buffet dinner from 7 to 10 p.m. and party favors, entertainment, champagne toast at midnight, balloon drop. A $15 package includes everything but the dinner. Entertainment on three floors features live music with Chain Reaction and disc-jockey music, a casino, a sports bar with pool, darts and video games. Entertainment runs from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call for dinner reservations; otherwise pay at the door. Address: 1611 Everett Ave., Everett. Information: 425-259-3551 or www.clubbroadway.com.
Crazy Moose Casino: Free New Year’s Eve party with a comedy show at 10 p.m. and prize giveaways at 11 p.m. Attractions also include party favors, a midnight toast, day and night buffets, and noon and midnight poker tournaments. Address: 22003 66th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Information: 425-672-4770.
Great American Casino: Attractions include cards, pool, video games, door prizes, appetizers and party favors. Hit Connection will play live dance music beginning at 8 p.m. No cover charge. Address: 12715 Fourth Ave. W., Everett. Information: 425-347-1669 or www.greatamericancasino.com.
Quil Ceda Creek Nightclub and Casino: Las Vegas-style entertainment is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Attractions: $1 champagne, free appetizers and party favors. No cover charge. Address: 6410 33rd Ave. N.E., Tulalip Reservation. Information: 888-272-1111, 360-651-1111 or www.quilcedacreekcasino.com.
Silver Dollar Casino: A party starts at 7 p.m. and includes champagne, party favors and music by the Afrodisiacs. Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. A full dinner menu is available. Address: 17917 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. Information: 425-481-9227.
Silver Dollar Casino: A party begins at 8 p.m. and features hors d’oeuvres and party favors. Reservations are needed for dinner only. Address: 7004 220th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace. Information: 425-775-5677.
Tulalip Casino: The Penguins will play at Canoes Cabaret from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Party favors are scheduled for 10 p.m., and celebrity look-alikes, free keepsake photos of guests, a midnight countdown and a balloon drop are planned. No cover charge. Address: 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip Reservation. Information: 888-272-1111, 360-651-1111 or www.tulalipcasino.com.
Embassy Suites Hotel: A romance package for two adults includes party favors, a rose, champagne, chocolates, a heated pool with a waterfall, a hot tub and sauna, a late checkout (3 p.m.), and New Year’s Day snacks and a big-screen TV in the atrium for the Rose Bowl parade. Cost: $159. Address: 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Reservations: 425-775-2500.
Funtasia: Attractions include bumper boats and cars, go-karts, laser tag, video games, batting cages and miniature golf. A New Year’s Eve party starts at 7 p.m. for $20 per person and features access to all amusements, a midnight balloon drop and a prize drawing. Address: 7212 220th St., Edmonds. Information: 425-775-2174 or www.familyfunpark.com.
Lynnwood Ice Center: Scheduled are a New Year’s Eve session from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and a session from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with party favors with a live band, Elite Stranger. Fees: $6.50 for general admission, $5.50 for children 5-12, free for children under 5, $2.50 for skate rental. Group rates are available. Address: 19803 68th Ave. W. Information: 425-640-9999 or www.lynnwoodicecenter.com.
Skate Deck: A roller-skating party from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. costs $6.50; admission to a party from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. is $10. Both include party favors, hats, horns and skate rental. Admission: 9700 19th Ave. S.E., Everett. Information: 425-337-0202 or www.everettskatedeck.com.
Skate Inn: An all-night skate for families includes games, hats and noisemakers from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Admission: $20 by Dec. 30, $25 at the door. Address: 7313 44th Ave. N.E., Marysville. Information: 360-659-3900 or www.marysvilleskateinn.com.
Diane Wright: 425-745-7815 or email@example.com