Ring in the New Year at These Clinton County Venues

It’s time to say so-long 2015 and hello New Year! champagne glasses w titleHere are some great ways to do that with a bit of fun and festiveness.

If a lively show with a mix of music, comedy and audience participation sounds like a delightful way to celebrate (we think so!), sign up for Hidden Lake Winery’s Dueling Piano Bash. This New Year’s Eve show, featuring Spanky Entertainment, begins at 8:30 p.m., giving you time to enjoy a wonderful dinner first in the Winery’s Grill Room—with a glass of wine, of course. The Winery also has ten comfy cabins for those wishing to make a night of it.

Dueling Piano Bash
Thursday, December 31, 2015
8:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
$10/person before December 29; $15/person after December 28
Hidden Lake Winery & Banquet Center
10580 Wellen Road, Aviston
Grill open Thursday, 12:00p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Roundhouse Wine Company is also hosting a special celebration with music by Judy McNutt, appetizers all night long, party favors, and a midnight toast with the company’s own Bell Tower Bubbly, a carbonated Niagra wine made by Vahling Vineyards in Stewardson, Illinois.

Ring in the New Year
Thursday, December 31, 2015
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
$10/person – reservations recommended
Roundhouse Wine Company
1938 Dogwood Lane, Centralia, IL

Maybe a quiet dinner in a special setting is more your style. If so, make a New Year’s Eve reservation at Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery. With its beautiful country location and rustic African décor, it’s a bit like taking a trip without leaving home! Ease into the evening with one of the house wine’s while you peruse a menu that includes a long list of tasty appetizers and entrees such as prime rib, baby back ribs, chicken with wine sauce, seafood and pastas. Bretz is also hosting a special New Year’s celebration on January 1, complete with champagne, and starting at 6:00 p.m. Early bowl-game watchers can head to either the Sunset or Main bars, which will open at 11:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Celebration with Champagne Fixx
Friday, January 1, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery
15469 IL-127, Carlyle, IL
Dining Room hours: Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Spending the New Year in the comfort of home? Stop by Crooked Creek Winery for a tasting during the week and buy some of their wines to enjoy as the old year winds down. As an an incentive, they’re offering 15% off on all cases during December! Be sure to call ahead as their hours vary in winter.

Crooked Creek Winery
24585 W. 10th Street Road, Centralia, IL

However you celebrate, we wish you a Happy New Year – and we hope to see you visiting Clinton County in 2016!

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