Wanting to get away for the last weekend of 2011? For a short drive, you can watch fireworks over the Pacific Ocean, ski at night, or dance the night away on New Year’s Eve!

Orcas Island

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Dance at Rosario’s Beachhouse.Ring in 2012 at the Beachhouse on the Cascade Bay waterfront. Dancing to a live band all night. Party includes late night snacks and New Year’s Champagne Toast. $25/person. Call 360.376.2222 for reservations.

Weekend at Doe Bay. This will be a weekend full of great music and good times! Dancing, delicious bites and live music all weekend long! Call 360.376.2291 for more information and reservations.

Lake Chelan

Campbell’s Resort‘s annual party will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres, dancing, great decorations, fun party favors, and champagne toast at midnight! Tickets to the party are $55/person in advance/$60 at the door. Visit http://www.campellsresort.com or call to reserve a New Year’s Eve Package! 509.682.2561.

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Echo Valley Ski Hill will be open for Night Skiing from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. The annual torchlight parade will take place at 9:30pm. The Lodge Eatery will be open for food. Bring the family for a fun filled night at the ski hill. Price: $15 night skiing (includes tubing hill), $8 for tubing hill. 509.687.3917.

Tsillan Cellars Winery is hosting a black and white evening with a multi-course dinner at 7:00pm, champagne toast and watching the “ball drop” in NYC. Call for reservations. 509.682.5409.


Downtown venues host First Night Spokane, a variety of family-friendly concerts, cultural performances and other activities. 509.252.5027. http://www.firstnightspokane.org.

Long Beach

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Fireworks usher in the new year—and usher out the old with 10 minutes of fireworks over the Pacific Ocean in front of the boardwalk in Long Beach! 800.451.2542. http://www.funbeach.com.