Delta Discovery Cruises
Ring in the New Year aboard the Island Serenade. The waterside celebration takes off from the Pittsburg Marina at 9 p.m. and returns at 12:30 a.m. The waterside adventure includes appetizers, a three-course dinner and of course, champagne. The price is $72 per person. For reservations, call 925-252-9300. If you’d rather see the Delta by day, take Delta Discovery Cruises New Year’s Day cruise, beginning at 11 a.m. Call 925-252-9300 for reservations and additional information.
Humphrey’s on the Delta
You can’t beat Humphrey’s for ambiance and waterfront views. This year’s celebration kicks off at 8 p.m. and includes a buffet dinner, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight. Don’t bring the kids to this event; the Humphrey’s party is for adults 21 and older. Tickets are $39 per person. For more information, call 925-778-5800.
St. Anthony’s Columbiettes
For those 21 and over, the Columbiettes are hosting a New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance Gala from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center, 100 Summerset Drive in Brentwood. Tickets are $80 per person. For tickets or additional information, call 925-625-2610 or 925-625-7938. Free transportation is also available by calling 925-858-6680 or 925-584-3281.
Cap’s Oak Street Bar & Grill
Brentwood’s landmark restaurant is offering a prime rib dinner, a comedy show featuring John Fox followed by dancing by DJ Adrian Coolen, and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets for the evening are $60 per person. Call 925-634-1025.
Harvest Park Bowl
Families looking to ring in the New Year together can get it all at Brentwood’s popular Harvest Park Bowl. The $50 per person ticket price includes a buffet dinner and dessert, party favors, music videos, raffle drawings, champagne (for those over 21) and best of all, unlimited bowling. Tickets for kids 12 and under are $35; $25 for non-bowlers. The evening starts at 9:30 p.m. Harvest Park Bowl is located at 5000 Balfour Road. For additional information, call 925-516-1221.
Located at the Discovery Bay Marina, the Boardwalk Grill is the best non-member event in town. Featuring live music by Joey Fender and the Fifty Fives, as well as a DJ to keep the evening pumping, the Boardwalk Grill serves a buffet dinner starting at 10:30 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $30 per person. For more information, call 925-513-2499.
Frozen Bun Run
And if you’re feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed the day after – or even if you’re not – head on down to the Rusty Porthole in Bethel Island for the 31st Frozen Bun Run. The annual freeze-fest starts at 9 a.m. but the breakfast burritos will be served at 8 a.m. Skier fees are $10 per person and trophies go to participants in categories such as Best Costume, Oldest, Youngest and Best Skier. For additional information, call 925-684-3607.