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New York New Years

 
The third annual Valley First New York New Years event happens once again at
Jim Stuart Park (across from City Hall), Dec 31st, from 6-9:00pm and it's totally free.
 
I know some folks ask why it's called “New York New Years” and the name comes for the timing of the event. We launch the free fireworks show at 9pm (same time as New York). This year there will be free hot chocolate, public skating, and live entertainment by "DJ Invizible" (6-7pm), Ben Klick (7-7:45pm) and the Hip replacements (8-9pm).
 
The Club Penguin Kids Zone full of children’s activities, Club Penguin characters, snow, over 2000 free glow sticks and glow wands, etc.
 
The fireworks show starts at 9pm and can be clear seen downtown and along the waterfront promenade.
 
 
 
 
The event site will be live streamed by Castanet starting around 8pm.
 
Sponsors for this event include: City of Kelowna, Valley First, Club Penguin, Chances, Kiwanis, Okanagan Strata Management, SPL Sound, Castanet, Sun FM, AM 1150, EZ Rock 101.5, MetroCommunity
 
Bring a non-perishable food item to help “Feed the Valley” and enjoy this free event brought to you by Festivals Kelowna and the City of Kelowna!
 
 
 
If Santa was nice and you have some Christmas money to spend here are some other great New Years Eve events in Kelowna/Vernon for NYE:
 
"A Wild New Years 2014 with Cod Gone Wild"
Featuring: The Trips and The Shawn Lightfoot Band
 
Three of the hottest bands in the Valley, Vernon Recreation Complex on December 31st.
 
Ticket prices include champagne and party favours as well as incredible live music from 9 pm until 2 am!! Tickets for this event are sure to go fast, so get them while you can at the ticketseller box office at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, www.ticketseller.ca/970 and 250-549-SHOW.
 
Red/Black New Years Eve Event
Train Wreck Comedy has teamed up with Freddy's Brew Pub to help you ring in the New Year with style. The evening will be a Red/Black semi-formal theme that will include an incredible dinner buffet, professional stand-up comedy show, DJ & Dancing and a balloon drop with champagne at midnight.
 
Limited tickets available from Freddy's Brew Pub - $65 - (250)765-8956
 
Comedy Show Headliner Matt Billon. For the last 12 years Matt Billon has been making a name for himself on the Canadian Comedy circuit.
 
 
Ring in the New Year with the Journeymen!
Okanagan Mission Community Hall
Tickets are $25 and include Hat, Munchies, Music, and a Champagne toast at midnight.There will be a safe ride home available.
This event is held at the Okanagan Mission Community Hall
 
For tickets call John Karroll #250-575-4725 or email [email protected]
 
 
For a full listing of New Years Eve events in the valley check out the Castanet event listing: http://bit.ly/1zU24ee


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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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