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New Year’s Celebrations

New Year’s Events
By Chris Murphy

As you sit with this magazine in your hands, is your head shaking about how fast this year went by? I know my head is spinning and just wishing it would all slow down, but it doesn’t. Time speeds by and you had better start thinking about what you are going to do on New Year’s Eve. It is a timeless question and there are limited number of babysitters, and if there were an Uber for babysitting, the rates are going up.

Remember – Plan on taking a cab, Uber or Lyft or make sure you have a designated driver. We want to make sure all of our ModestoView friends have a blast and stay safe.

Here are some of the things you should be thinking about as we cross the line into 2016.

Doubletree New Years’ Eve Extravaganza
1150 9th St, Modesto 7pm-2am Napa Room will be themed country & rock with cover band “Blue Line”. The Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, and starting at 7:30pm a comedy show will commence with Darin Frazier, Diane Wong, Mark Gee, and Cheryl “The Soccer Mom” Anderson. At 10:30 DJ Tease will play hits from the 90s til now. Flamingo themed Casino with Rob Ely as Elvis Presley. Nick Campos will be covering a wide range of music. Raffle prizes will be given away all night. Silkwood Wines will be doing a wine and food tasting in the Skyline Room. Tickets start at $60.00 and go up to include extras including rooms. There are VIP, dinner and hotel packages available to make it super easy. Best of all, you just stay overnight after the party.

Crocodiles Black and White Party
Let’s take this old school. You want to get down, get funky, and ring your New Year’s in the most classic way possible? Then you need to head out to Crocodiles for their Black and White Ball. They have one of the biggest disco floors and you will have a blast and party into 1999.

Nino’s for 2016
People will come from miles around to party at Nino’s for New Year’s Eve and have a great time with the MAMA-winning Gotcha Covered Band. The joint will be jumping at 5219 McHenry from 9pm-1am! There is no cover charge, and Nino’s will be providing party favors and lots of snacks.

NYE Masquerade Ball – The Boardroom
Party in secret as the Boardroom transform into a night of New Year’s mysteries. This masquerade ball party will be fun and will feature specialty drinks, favors and food throughout the evening. Located at 1528 J.

Fire and Ice New Years Party
Inside Clarion Inn 1612 Sisk Rd, Modesto 9pm-1pm
Themed rooms mean several parties in one location with Valley Rhythm Section, DJ Jason Gully and Johnny Rocket and the Thrust! Drink specials all night. Room, party and dinner packages available. Please dress in Fire and Ice theme, women in red, men in white for the most fun. For more information call 209-521-1612.

Neighborhood Church New Year’s Eve Comedy Blast
5901 Sisk Rd, Modesto 8:00pm to 12:00pm
All ages event! $35 per person. Includes dinner, games, prize give-away, comedy by Taylor Hughes, and midnight toast. For more information call 529-8900.
Call (209) 529-8900 or to purchase tickets

Galletto Ristorante
Guests are invited to ring in the New Year with a festive environment and gourmet food stations. We enjoy providing great live music and bubbles for our guests. Please call for group and individual reservations
(209) 523-4500

These were the main events that we knew about when we went to press and more will pop up.
Check regularly to see the new event info in real time.



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.