December 27, 2016 by Anthony B. Barthel

Tired of the same-old same-old New Year’s celebrations?  Welcome in your new year with a mini-vacation or stay-cation to a land of wondrous natural beauty and authentic vibe by celebrating a year of new beginnings in Lake County.  Lake County is the perfect destination – our award-winning wines, clean air and unspoiled natural beauty along with a variety of cool celebrations to ring in the New Year.  Now is the perfect time to plan your Lake County getaway.

Steele Wines tasting room

Steele Wines

Toasting? We have the perfect beverages for you!

Lake County’s world-class wine growing region produces many outstanding wines to toast your new year. We are known for our still wines, but we sparkle too!  Black Bubbles is a sparkling Syrah wine aged in a mixture of French and American oak and infused with bubbles. This is a common delight in Australia and Steele Wines brings the tradition here to Lake County.

Lake County is famous for the best pears around as well. Mount Konocti Winery’s Lady of the Lake sparkling pear wine will delight and surprise your guests.

What to do, where to go?  Stay in or go out, we have them both covered!

Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort

Featherbed Railroad B&B Resort

Featherbed Railroad B&B Resort

2870 Lakeshore Blvd, Upper Lake, Phone 707. 274.8378  
featherbedrailroad.com

New Year in an old railroad car?  Perfect!  The Featherbed’s dinner and lodging package features a deluxe, multi-course Italian-style dinner. Join us in celebration of New Year in New York as the ball drops in New York at 9 p.m. our time.  Stay in and enjoy the rest of the evening with your fellow guests, or head out to another celebration.

Fresh & Bangin’ Eatery & Catering

6244 E Highway 20, Lucerne, Phone 707.600.1275
https://www.facebook.com/freshandbanginfood/

Proprietors John and Scott knock it out of the park with their fresh menu and huge craft beer selection, featured local wines, and adventurous dishes by Chef John.  Have dinner at Fresh & Bangin’ with their special dinner menu before heading out to other events.

Konocti Vista Casino

2755 Mission Rancheria Rd., Lakeport, Phone 707.262.1900
kvcasino.com

Konocti Vista has you covered night and morning with an overnight stay package that includes lodging in their newly-refurbished rooms, plus dinner and breakfast for $239 per couple. Dance to The Hip Replacements performing classic rock hits. Dinner and dancing only packages are also available.

Running Creek Casino

635 E. Highway 20, Upper Lake, Phone 707.262.5500
runningcreekcasino.com

Make a day of it at Running Creek with a DJ, drawings, $1 champagne, appetizers and a free photo booth. There will be $100 drawings every 15 minutes between noon-4 p.m. and 8 p.m.-12:15 a.m. and $2017 cash countdown drawing at 12:15 a.m. (no drawing at midnight).

Twice As GoodSoper-Reese Community Theatre

275 S. Main Street, Lakeport, Phone 707.263.0577
Soperreesetheatre.com

With a huge dance floor and one of the best bands around, the Soper-Reese is always a happening destination. Twice As Good will perform their rock and blues while the theater offers savory appetizers, party favors and champagne or sparkling cider for the midnight toast. Tickets range from $40-$50 for a seat, but with this band there is little time for sitting.

Tallman Hotel & Blue Wing Saloon

9550 Main Street, Upper Lake, Phone 707.275.2245
tallmanhotel.com

The Blue Wing carries on their tradition of offering a very special white tablecloth candlelit New Year’s Eve dinner.  Enjoy the beautiful ambiance with music provided by Paul Kemp on keyboards, George Husaruk on flute, Bear Kamarov on bass and vocalist Machiko Shimada.  We’ll all celebrate with a glass of champagne when the ball drops in New York — 9 PM our time.  Have a great time and get home (or to the next party!) early or stay on-site at the spectacular Tallman Hotel and enjoy the evening in style.

Twin Pine Casino

Twin Pine Casino

Twin Pine Casino

22223 Highway 29, Middletown, Phone 707. 987.0197

Twinpine.com

Twin Pine is heading back to the ‘80s with The Reflex band mirroring the sound, vibe and look of those 1980’s mega bands and one-hit hair-band wonders. Bring your big hair and channel Madonna while dancing till you drop on their dance floor.  Chronicle your 80’s moment in the photo booth and cross your fingers that it’s your lucky day with the culmination of the Casino’s month-long pickup truck giveaway contest with a Toyota Tacoma given away.

Twisted Sisters Pub & Grill

350 N Main Street, Lakeport, 707.900.5151
twistedsisterspub.com

The newest restaurant in Lake County is holding a New Year’s celebration with live music, dancing, and balloon drop with prizes as well as everyone’s favorite- a chocolate fountain and a champagne toast to ring in the year. Enjoy the Sister’s awesome ambiance and meet up with friends for good food and good times.

The Village Pub

16365 Highway 175, Cobb, 707.928.4500

Proprietor Barbara has created a fabulous mountain treasure with her mountain pub featuring a huge cadre of beers on tap.  Rock on at the Village Pub’s New Year’s Celebration features the 62 Blues band performing classic rock hits. An appetizer buffet allows you to nosh and keep on dancing, and party favors will be provided to help ring in the new year with a midnight champagne toast.