OAKHURST — Organizers behind the New Year’s Eve bash at Yosemite Gateway Restaurant say it’s going to be one of epic proportions, featuring live music, an enticing raffle (hello, big TV), and a little something called Mountain Idol — Episode 2.
Guests will be treated to a a glow-themed after-party complete with live DJs and a massive sound system YGR likes to call, “Black Mamba.”
They’ll be serving champagne for a midnight toast and hors d’oeuvres to “keep ya’ dancing through the new year!” The evening begins officially at 7 p.m. and ends at 1:30 a.m. There is no cost to enter and everyone is invited to attend, hang out and enjoy without a cover charge.
If you want access to “bottomless champagne” from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., along with premium glow accessories, you can purchase an optional entertainment package. That’s $10 per person online, or $15 at the door. Wristband purchase is totally optional, say organizers — all are welcome with or without.
The wristband package also includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 32” flat-screen TV, Comedy Show tickets, $25 YGR gift certificate, or breakfast/dinner and complimentary night’s stay at Best Western for two. The drawing is every hour from 9 p.m. to midnight and you must be present to win.
Here’s what’s happening. Check out the event page.
- 7 – 8 p.m. Idol Registration. $10 Cover to sing. Limited sign-ups.
- 7 – 8 p.m. Dead Man’s Party. Local cover band.
- 8 – 9:30 p.m. Mountain Idol Episode 2. Hosted by Epiosde 1 winner Kelly Hillman.
- 9:30 – 1:30 a.m. Live DJ performances by DJB aka Brian Hillman, and DJB aka Brandon Brown — hence creating DJB2X.
“We encourage you to look the part and bring all your rad glow items with you as we celebrate the arrival of yet another year on planet earth!”
All participants are also encouraged to designate a sober driver.