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Your last minute New Year's Eve plans in Vernon

Ring in the New Year at Silver Star Mountain where you can watch fireworks and a torch light parade.
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December 29, 2014 - 3:34 PM

VERNON - If you’ve been so focussed on Christmas that you forgot to make plans for New Year’s Eve, we’ve got you covered.

It’s not too late to get in on some local New Year’s Eve action, and there are plenty of events to choose from for every preference and every price range. Vernon has it all—snowshoe adventures, dance parties, and jazz. Take your pic from the events below.

If you’re willing to shell out a couple bucks:


Monashee’s Bar & Grill is hosting a Midnight Madness New Year’s Eve party that starts at 10 p.m. The $20 cover (first come, first serve) gets you a complimentary champagne toast, over $1000 in giveaways, a $1000 CASH door prize, and three DJ's playing old school hip hop, party anthems, trap, DnB, top 40, dubstep, and rock to keep you dancing all night long.


Join the Army Navy & Air Force in Vernon for their New Year's Eve party featuring live music and dancing hosted by Rewind. Their dinner special will be pork loins. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. Call 250-542-3277 to purchase tickets.


A wild New Year's is promised at the Vernon Rec Centre. The event features live music by Cod Gone Wild, The Trips, and Shawn Lightfoot Band and includes champagne and party favours. Doors open at 8p.m. Advance tickets are $40, available at or by calling (250) 549-SHOW and $50 at the door.


The Best Western Vernon Lodge is hosting a New Year’s Eve party complete with a buffet dinner, live music by the Legendary Lake Monsters, dancing and dessert. Tickets are still available for $75. Go all out and book a room at a special rate of $89.99 if you’re attending the party. Tickets available at or by calling (250) 549-7469. 


Predator Ridge Resort is putting on a special New Year’s Eve where it will ring in the new year six times, once for each time zone across Canada. Tickets will cost you a pretty penny ($145) but include food, unlimited local wines and craft beer all night, and a decadent dessert buffet. To book your tickets, please call (250) 542-3436 or email


Enjoy some live music by The Keys at the Longhorn Pub. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15. 

For the family

Ring in 2015 with a wealth of activities at Silver Star Mountain. Enjoy a New Years Eve Night Ski until 6:30 p.m. on the Summit Chair, then warm up by the fire, meet the Silver Fox and watch the Snow Sport School and guests weave their way down the face of the mountain into the village, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.  Guests wishing to participate in the torchlight parade must pre-register through the Guest Services and Information desk by Dec. 28. You can reach Guest Services by phone at (250) 558-6019 or email

For the family

Snowshoe out to the Wild Horseman's Cabin for delicious munchies with hot and cold beverages, old-fashioned fun-and-games, topped off with a chocolate fondue desert. Cheer in the New Year by a bonfire and return by sleigh. Adults $88, children (12 & under) $69. Contact the Guest Services & Information Desk at or (250) 558-6019.

For music aficionados

Ring in the New Year at the Vernon Jazz Club with the bluesy melodies of Sherman Doucette. Appies will be available throughout the evening, and complimentary sparkling chardonnay will be served to bring in the New Year. Click here for ticket information. 

If you're willing to go the distance, Kelowna has some great New Year's Eve events as well. Check them out here.  You can also try Kamloops for a lineup of events, as well as Penticton. 

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

—This story was updated at 2:10 p.m. Dec. 24 to include another event: Midnight Madness at Monashee's Bar & Grill. 

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