City readies for New Year’s Eve celebrations

Unless you have tickets in hand, you won’t be seeing David Gogo perform on New Year’s Eve.

Unless you have tickets in hand, you won’t be seeing David Gogo perform on New Year’s Eve.

His concert at Diners Rendezvous was sold out immediately. You could try to catch a chord or two in the restaurant’s main dining room, or head out to one of downtown Nanaimo’s many nightspots to ring in the new year.

The Queen’s hosts its annual bash with Baby Jane, with appetizers, champagne at midnight and a party hat for $15. The bar’s party shuttle offers free rides but must be reserved in advance. Please call 250-754-6751 for details.

The Palace hosts a Mardi Gras-themed party, with female DJ duo The Meews. Tickets $10 at Lucid, Tranceformations and the door.

The Spice Lounge goes Las Vegas-style for its bash, with DJs Revolver, Rainman and more. Tickets at the door are $35. Please call 250-754-4751.

The Patricia Hotel offers dinner, champagne and party favours with music by D.O.C. for its New Year’s Eve party. Tickets $15.

Revellers can also find live music at the Harewood Arms with Big Bang Baby; Marty Shepherd at Acme Food Co.; and Slane, a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band, at the Cambie.

The Saturday Night Dance Society will be rocking the hall at the Departure Bay activity centre on Wingrove Street, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets $15. Please call 250-585-4154.

Families can also ring in the new year at Beban Park with City of Nanaimo’s annual Finale celebration.

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