CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE:
BRANDING IRON PUB 3445 Okanagan St., Armstrong, 546-0044. Band Straight Up performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover charge, includes free champagne, party favours and free appies at midnight.
FORTUNES LANDING/ HOWARD JOHNSON INN 1510 George St. Enderby, 838-6825. Live entertainment by Rippin’ Rattlers from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Buffet style dinner 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $40 per person. Dinner for two plus hotel room $120 per couple/double occupancy. After 9 p.m. tickets at door for entertainment $15.
KOMASKET NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY Vancouver’s funk and groove band Five Alarm Funk and Nelson world beat master deejay Adham Shaikh, with Vernon’s own Sound-Splash!, perform for this Komasket Music Festival fundraiser, Dec. 31 at the Vernon Recreation Centre auditorium. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.
LORENZO’S CAFE 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (8 km east of Enderby), 838-6700. Lorenzo’s New Year’s Eve party with The Salmon Armenians has been cancelled due to a serious illness suffered by one of the band members. Call the café if more information is required.
THE KING OF HEARTS This is Vernon’s most popular and finest New Year’s Eve dinner and dance! Join the King of Hearts (formerly The Kings) at the Vernon Schubert Cente ballroom for a night of exceptional food, fun and dancing to Vernon’s favourite dynamic duo. Jive, twist, two-step and tango into 2012 to the greatest hits of all time: classic rock ‘n roll, great standards, classic and new country! Tickets are limited and always sell out. Causal elegance is encouraged. Cocktails at 6 p.m., four-course award-winning meal at 7:30 p.m. Dance begins at 9 p.m. and then party the night away. Tickets are $50 per person or $360 for a table of eight — singles welcome. Call Dawn at 250-545-7777 or Jack 250-558-6792 for more information and reservations or visit www.kingofheartsmusic.com.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 25 VERNON 4609 29th St., behind the Fast Lane Car Wash. Dec. 31 is a New Year’s Eve party featuring music by John Noren. Tickets are $25. Doors open at 7 p.m.
SNEAKERS SPORTS BAR in the Village Green Hotel, 542-3321. New Year’s Eve is a Back East Bash with local Celtic rockers Cod Gone Wild. $20 per person. Tickets are at Sneakers. Party favours, champagne, balloon drop, midnight munchies.
SPARKLING HILL RESORT The resort hosts its inaugural Black and White New Year’s Eve Vienna Ball, Dec. 31 starting at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a three-course dinner accompanied by a strings quartet and piano with cocktails to follow in the Fireside Lounge before the musical highlight of the evening – coloratura soprano Melina Moore will perform a vocal concert with full musical ensemble, directed by OSO maestra Rosemary Thomson in the grand lobby. Then dance the night away with Thomson leading a full musical ensemble Viennese waltz style in the Austria ballroom. Dress code is evening formal wear. More information is at www.sparklinghill.com, or call 250-275-1556 for reservations.
VERNON JAZZ CLUB 3000 31st St. Spend New Year’s Eve with Kath and the TomKats playing their sultry jazz, smoky blues, and rockin’ R&B with an opening set by Our Kids Have Talent finalist, boogie woogie pianist Brandon Schmor at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $50, available at the Bean Scene and Bean to Cup, includes delicious appetizers served throughout the evening, hats and party favours and a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight.
THE WILD HORSEMAN’S ADVENTURE Have a night of old fashioned fun and adventure with a guided snowshoe out to the Wild Horseman’s Cabin at Silver Star Mountain Resort for delicious munchies with hot and cold beverages, old-fashioned fun-and-games, topped off with a chocolate fondue dessert and sleigh ride back to the village. Takes place New Year’ Eve Saturday starting at 8 p.m. (after the fireworks) to past midnight. For bookings, contact the Village Ski Shop (formerly Valhalla Pure) on Silver Star at 250-558-4292, or visit www.OutdoorDiscoveries.com for more info.