Holiday Happenings: New Year’s Eve in Craig
The final day of 2014 is here, and like the rest of the world, everyone wants to say farewell to the old year and greet the new in style whether at home with loved ones or out and about singing “Auld Lang Syne.”
Here are some of the local activities, depending on how you want to spend your night on the town.
For the kids
Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club of Craig will host a Countdown to the New Year at noon Wednesday, as part of a special in addition to regular activities for kids. Participating children will create and use their own noisemakers and party hats as part of the fun.
When: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40
For more information: Call 970-826-0411.
Moffat County Thunder Cheer
Moffat County Thunder Cheer will host its inaugural New Year’s Overnight Bash on Wednesday night with a supervised sleepover for boys and girls ages 4 and older, or as old as the early teens for those who want to participate. The evening will consist of food, games, music, movies, raffles and contests for kids. The cost is $30 per child, with discounts available for multiple kids. Kids must bring pajamas, a pillow, a sleeping bag and a toothbrush. Parents must also sign an emergency contact form and liability waiver.
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday
Where: Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, Ste. 119
For more information: Call 970-846-9054.
Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta
Carelli’s will feature specialty dishes of prime rib and king crag legs alongside the rest of its menu. Reservations are recommended.
When: 5 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta, 465 Yampa Ave.
For more information: Call 970-824-6868
Gino’s Neighborhood Pizzeria & Grill
Gino’s unique dishes include a flatiron steak meal and a braised chicken dish in addition to regular favorites.
Where: Gino’s Neighborhood Pizzeria & Grill, 572 Breeze St.
For more information: Call 970-824-6323.
J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill
J.W. Snack’s offers a choice between the Cajun offering of blackened salmon or the prime rib during the festivities.
Where: J.W. Snack’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Victory Way
For more information: Call 970-826-0468.
The O.P. Bar and Grill
The O.P. will feature both surf and turf in the lead-up to the New Year, with king crab, shrimp scampi and prime rib specialties.
Where: The O.P. Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way.
For more information: Call 970-824-8918.
Late night fun
A fundraiser for St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church will take place at the Moffat County Fairgrounds and will include delicacies such as Greek pilaf, spanakopita and baklava, as well as a cash bar and Champagne at midnight. The night will include dancing, with both modern tunes and traditional Greek music. The price is $75 per person, with kids under 12 free. Tickets can be bought at Victory Motors beforehand or at the door.
When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion
For more information: Call 970-326-8621 or 970-629-1745.
Ring in the New Year with Mathers Bar and partake in DJ music party favors and drink specials, including Champagne once midnight comes. One free drink per customer. The night will be a masquerade party, and masks will be available at the bar. The cover charge will be $5 per person.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave.
For more information: Call 970-824-5883.
Clarion Inn & Suites
The Clarion Inn & Suites invites residents to a Masquerade Party, which includes dinner at Castle Ranch Steakhouse, with bacon-wrapped scallops, shrimp cocktail and other appetizers; entrees like New York strip steak, pork loin and stuffed chicken; and desserts like molten chocolate cake, caramel brulée cheesecake and more. The action follows at the newly remodeled Cassidy’s Bar and Lounge, with music from DJ Ryan Otis. Hotel room packages are also available.
When: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13
For more information: Call 970-824-4000.
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