Top of the mountain or in the pool, no shortage of New Year’s options |

Top of the mountain or in the pool, no shortage of New Year’s options

Donna GrayGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Looking for something to do New Year’s Eve? You’ve come to the right place. Glenwood Springs has loads of fun planned for partygoers.One of the city’s top attractions, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, offers Toast at the Top on Sunday, Dec. 31. What makes this venue fun is the ride up to the top of Iron Mountain on the tram with it’s splendid view of the city lights and the Roaring Fork Valley.Festivities begin at 8 p.m. with a gourmet buffet at Exclamation Point restaurant featuring appetizer, salad, pasta, carving (roast beef) and dessert stations. There’s a champagne toast at midnight and revelers will take home noise makers and a commemorative champagne flute.After dinner, dance to the classic rock and roll of the Dags.The price is $55 per person for season ticket holders and $65 for those without passes.”It’s usually a sell out,” said Caverns spokeswoman Mandy Gauldin. “It’s one of the Cavern’s most popular events.”

She recommends making reservations, 945-4228, ext. 11.A longtime tradition in Glenwood Springs is spending a warm New Year’s Eve soaking in the Hot Springs Pool. This is a perfect event for the family. The non-alcoholic party will include lots of noisemakers, party hats and the big countdown to midnight. There’s even a chance to win an annual pool pass worth $230.Both the pool and the athletic club will be open past their usual closing time of 10 p.m., to 1 a.m. For more information call 947-2955.Here are some of the other hot spots around the valley and beyond that will be swinging on New Year’s Eve: New Year’s Eve Bash at Burning Mountain Bowl, 880 Castle Valley Blvd., New Castle, beginning at 9 p.m. Live music by Black Timber. For information call 984-2739. Phat Thai restaurant, 343 Main St., Carbondale and the Stomparillaz will host a New Year’s Eve party beginning at 10 p.m. The theme is “Black Thai Phat Thai face painting.” $5 at the door. The Stomparillaz will also organize a pre-party body painting application.

The Redstone Inn in Redstone hosts New Year’s Eve dinner and a 70s dance party with the Strolling Scones. $55 per person. There’s limited seating so reservations are recommended, 963-2526. Rivers in Glenwood Springs offers a six-course gourmet dinner with live music from BE@1. Information, 928-8813. The Elk Creek Mining Company in New Castle offers filet mignon with live lobster. Information, 984-0828. Fin’s in Glenwood Springs New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, with music by Rich Ganson. Information, 945-4771. The Columbine Restaurant at Rifle Creek Golf Course will host a New Year’s Eve party with a buffet feast and entertainment from the Song Birds Karaoke Performers. Information, 625-9201. Mojitos in Glenwood Springs, New Year’s Eve Miami-style celebration, with music by Tony. Information, 384-0044.

Buffalo Valley Inn features music by Cowboy Attitude starting at 9 p.m. Information, 945-5297.Contact Donna Gray: 945-8515, ext. 16605dgray@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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