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Kick up your heels at the best NYE parties

  1. Cheers with an East Coast Toast at Uncork & Unwind
  2. Kick it with Seattle’s funkiest crew, Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme live at Rhythm & Rye
  3. Win up to $2,016 in cash prizes at Little Creek Casino and dance the night away!
  4. Clink your champagne glass at Red Lion Olympia’s Top Hats & Tiaras Celebration
  5. Dance along to the harmonies of local string band Yodelady at Dillinger’s Cocktails & Kitchen
  6. Take a tour of Sandstone Distillery then ring in the New Year at Lady of the Lake. Stay the night in a cabin and take the polar plunge New Year’s Day
  7. Celebrate the countdown with a French twist at the Nisqually Red Wind Casino. Think Paris and can-can dancers
  8. Win Olympia Brewery memorabilia at Oly Taproom’s Brew Year’s Eve Bash
  9. Warm up and cool down at Lucky Eagle Casino's Fire and Ice Party. Free play drawings and a photo booth are just a couple of the highlights
  10. If you prefer a more laid back evening, check out a film at The Olympia Film Society. Crimson Peak and James White are on the agenda
  11. From Frank Sinatra to more modern tunes, welcome 2016 at Oly Underground with their Decades Party
  12. Dress to impress and greet 2016 in style at 1230 Room
  13. If you are an early bird celebrate at Tugboat Annie’s Irish New Year’s Party at 2 p.m. with music & Irish Step Dancers

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Top five things to pack for a night out in the Pacific Northwest

  1. A pair of flats for when your heels are just too much
  2. Your fave hangover cure-all - we suggest Emergen-c or Asprin
  3. As the locals say “it’s the water” - fill your jug at the artesian well on 4th Ave and keep hydrated
  4. A scarf & gloves for the chilly night air
  5. Mints or gum for that New Year’s kiss

Bonus Items: a spare $20 for the unexpected adventure and an umbrella

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Top six best places to stay the night on NYE

  1. Swantown Inn Bed & Breakfast – Begin 2016 with a massage and French champagne with your overnight stay
  2. The Best Western Plus Lacey Inn & Suites - Right off the freeway, modern decor and friendly staff make this hotel a great go-to
  3. Red Lion Hotel Olympia – Party all night and then take the elevator home – no driving necessary!
  4. Lady of the Lake – After the party crash in a cozy cottage and wake up to the chilly polar plunge to get 2016 started
  5. The DoubleTree by Hilton - Conveniently located downtown and they offer $5 Bloody Marys on New Year’s Day

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For the day after cure

  1. Too much fun on NYE? Revive with a Mother Mary (the queen of all bloody marys) at River’s Edge Restaurant in Tumwater
  2. Nothing cures all better than a big helping of Loco Moco at The Lanai Café, add a mimosa and ring in the New Year right
  3. If Hair of the Dog isn't enough to get you out of bed, how about Hair of the Bear...the Polar Bear that is.  Shock your nerves and start fresh with a dip in Long Lake at the Lacey Polar Bear Plunge
  4. After taking the big plunge at Long Lake, warm yourself at Forrey's Forza with $1.00 off all coffee drinks on New Year's Day AND get an extra shot for FREE
  5. Try a HP Signature Double Bloody Mary, a Bloody Caesar or a Pomegranate Mimosa at the Hawks Prairie Restaurant and Sports Bar. Not only will you survive New Year's Day, you'll flourish