Ringing in 2008 

New Year’s parties celebrate with live bands, DJs, bubbly, food and friends

click to enlarge Naught New Year's Eve Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz ring in 2008 with hot rod blues and a saucy burlesque show on Monday Dec. 31 at Dusty's.
  • Naught New Year's Eve Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz ring in 2008 with hot rod blues and a saucy burlesque show on Monday Dec. 31 at Dusty's.

With all the snow falling and a 90 per cent hotel occupancy slated for New Year’s Eve, picking up 2008 festivity tickets early might be a resolution to make for the closing of 2007. From DJs spinning dance floors to live bands jamming the night away, there are a lot of different ways to toast 2008.

Live Music

What: Paddy New Year

Toast Guinness at midnight following a prime rib dinner buffet starting at 7 p.m. and high-energy Celtic and folk music from the Murphy’s Lagh Trio from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Hors d’oeuvre will be served as midnight nears as well as complimentary bubbly for a toast. Advance $135 tickets now on sale at the pub.

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub

What: Hot Rod Blues New Year

Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz charge up hot rod blues with a naughty burlesque show full of theatrics, great music and not to mention hot babes. Tickets are $40 for the evening show starting at 9 p.m. Dinner is $25 beginning at 7 p.m.

Where: Dusty’s at Creekside

What: Dancing with the Stars

Show off your moves with Dancing with The Stars — Whistler style. Foxtrot, waltz and tango with international dance professionals to the sweet sound of The SwingSoul Orchestra. See if the panel of judges will give your moves the thumbs up or send you back for lessons. Fuel up your dancing feet with a dazzling show of food presented at interactive stations as well as a Moet & Chandon toast. Tickets are $220 for adults and $110 for children 10 years old and under. Gear up for this event with dance lessons on Dec. 29 and 30 — free to residents. Tickets can be purchased at the Fairmont or by calling 604-938-8000. Doors at 8 p.m.

Where: Fairmont Chateau

What: Local New Year

Matt Graham of The Chambo Graham Show strums up a New Year’s party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Cinnamon Bear Bar at the Hilton

What: Way Back Play Back ’80s New Year

This electrifying night of music and friends will feature The Tainted Lovers with their highly stylized, non-stop entertainment as well as a lavish ’80s themed buffet crafted by executive chef Scott Thomas Dolbee. This all-ages show is a totally rad way to celebrate the New Year. Tickets are $200 for adults and $100 for children. To reserve tickets, call 604-966-2607 or e-mail: festive.whi@fourseasons.com . Doors 7:30 p.m.

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