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New Year's celebration ideas for Kamloops and the Okanagan

Almost time to ring in 2020!
Almost time to ring in 2020!
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New Year’s Eve should be about amazing food, drink, fun and friends. Here are a few more delicious ideas on how best to ring in 2020 around the valley:

Chef Alex Lavroff is presenting a special New Year
Chef Alex Lavroff is presenting a special New Year's Eve dinner event at Start Fresh Kitchen
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Chef Alex Lavroff’s cuisine is inspired. He draws flavours from international travels, creating dishes that ignite his passion and wow the palates of his guests.

Former head chef at O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars in Lake Country, Alex recently left the busy winery kitchen to spend more time with his family so his fans will be thrilled to learn of this special New Year’s Eve Dinner event “Pop the Cork! A New Year’s Eve with Alex Lavroff” at Start Fresh Kitchen in Kelowna.

“Menu is getting posted soon.., I’ve put a lot of thought into it. I think this is going to be really special,” Lavroff says.

The dinner will be six luxury wine-paired courses, featuring exotic ingredients and the finest of Ricco Bambino Winery. There are two seating options available. VIP guests can enjoy views of the chef in action at the bar-top seating (limited availability).Check the Start Fresh Kitchen website for menu details and to book your seats. Event details: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:30-9:30 p.m. $175.

Beer lovers, we have options for you:

The Noble Pig Brewhouse is all about fun and they have a great evening planned for NYE.
The Noble Pig Brewhouse is all about fun and they have a great evening planned for NYE.
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In Kamloops, The Noble Pig has planned a fun and interactive Spiked Pig Dinner. The event is set up with stations offering a rotation of cocktails, wine, beer and food. Call 778-471-5999 or drop by for tickets.

Marten's Brew Pub is getting ready to party until 3 am at their NYE bash!
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In Vernon, there is a wing-ding of a party planned at Marten's Brew Pub. This place will be rocking until 3 a.m., with live music from World Traveller DJ PK and a dance floor, curated apples, drink specials and of course beer. Tickets only $35 on Eventbrite.

In Kelowna, BNA will be transformed into a winter wonderland with dancing and bowling (can be reserved in advance) and delicious food and bevies. Tickets for the event are $40 and can be purchased through BNA's Tasting Room.

Rustic Reel Brewing is the perfect place to recover for brunch on New Year
Rustic Reel Brewing is the perfect place to recover for brunch on New Year's Day.
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Also in Kelowna, a New Year's Day brunch (best cure for a hangover) may be in order and Rustic Reel Brewing in Kelowna's hot new brewery district has got you covered. From 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. feast with friends while you toast the new year (again). 

Feel like dancing after dinner?

Kamloops Pride is hosting a fabulous party at the Rugby Club. The theme is the “roaring 2020s” so come dressed in your best gatsby-esq attire and dance the night away. Tickets are only $12 on Eventbrite.

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