December 10, 2019 by Gina Teichert

Gear up for good times in Lake County this December.  The holiday season is in full swing, and we’re taking a look at New Year’s Eve and post-Christmas activities.  Rock out to classic hits at a casino or cruise into the New Year on a pair of roller skates.

Burn Off Those Christmas Calories

Lake County, California is full of fun ways to burn off a few holiday calories and ring in the New Year.  It’s always a good time to get outside and enjoy the mountain and lake views, but it’s going to feel even better to hike or bike after a week of indulgence.

Bundle up for a misty morning, and watch as the fog curls around Mt Konocti – a dormant volcano that looks pretty epic towering over Clear Lake.  If you can sneak in a stroll after a thunderstorm, hit one of our shoreline parks and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife (and maybe even a rainbow).

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Ring in 2020 with a Live Band

Experience the best of Lake County nightlife during the last week in December.  Lucky for you, NYE falls on a Tuesday this year, so you could probably find a party any night of the week.  And with all that hiking and biking you just did, you’ve certainly earned a drink.

 For a free whiff of Aqua Net and a dose of nostalgia on New Year’s Eve, check out 80s cover band SuperBad at Twin Pine CasinoRobinson Rancheria brings the hits too with live bands playing classic country (Dec 28) and pop favorites (Dec 27, Dec 31).

For a seated NYE soiree, check out the ticketed live music event at Soper Reese Theater in Lakeport.  Admission includes small bites and a midnight champagne toast.  Blue Wing Saloon is pulling out all the stops with three consecutive nights (and a Sunday Brunch) with live music (Dec 29 -31).  Grab a table and a great meal while enjoying jazz, blues, and folk in Upper Lake.

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Don’t Forget the Kids

Let the kids stay out past their bedtimes and live it up as we close out 2019.  For a family-friendly New Year’s Eve party, head to Paradise Skate in Lakeport.  The all-ages roller rink is throwing a beach-themed blowout complete with pizza, dessert, and a televised ball drop.  Spoiler alert: that big glowing orb comes down at 9 pm Pacific, so it’s still possible to get the little ones in bed at a decent hour.  The party does officially extend until midnight for the older kids and those who really want to make it official.

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However you celebrate it, you’ve officially survived 2019.  Here’s to an awesome 2020!  We hope to see you in Lake County in the New Year.  Cheers!