BASS LAKE — From magic shows to top-notch cuisine to a party in the wild west followed by fireworks, Bass Lake has you covered on New Year’s Eve.
In just a little over a week the sky will be illuminated by a spectacular fireworks show thanks to generous donations made by the owners of the Pines Resort, Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce and Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau.
“For many years, hundreds of residents have traveled to the lake on December 31 before midnight to enjoy the free show and to take part in this special celebration,” says Mark Choe, Business Development manager at the Pines Resort. “We were working really hard to bring the fireworks back.”
The owners of the Pines Resort and Ducey’s on the Lake have ensured that families can get together and safely ring in the New Year of 2016 at the lake, with a day and evening of activities that kicks off on Thursday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. with a free family friendly magic show by Kenny B, during lunch at Ducey’s Bar & Grill.
“Our New Year’s Eve Magic Shows became really popular and we are seeing a great response from our local families,” says Tony Diaz, Ducey’s Manager. “We want to make sure we can accommodate more people this year, so we scheduled two magic shows on New Year’s Eve.”
The second show that day will take place at the the same location at 4 p.m. with both a regular Bar & Grill menu and Kids Menu available for hungry diners. For questions or reservations call (559) 642-3131.
Also beginning at 4 p.m., Executive Chef Johnathan Frabotta will present a mouth-watering, four-course New Year’s Eve dinner at Ducey’s on the Lake, to 10 p.m., with a price per person of $65 plus tax and gratuity, including free entrance to the evening’s later festivities.
An equally delicious limited three-course Sunset Menu will be available from 4 – 6 p.m. for the cost of $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity (entrance to later events not included).
Some of the items on the menu this year include scrumptious roasted wild mushroom and goat cheese tartlet, filet and lobster, and Mary’s roasted chicken breast with seasonal veggies. See menus at the bottom of this page.
Interested parties are asked to call for reservations as the seating is pre-arranged and Ducey’s will not be serving their regular menu on New Year’s Eve. Phone (559) 642-2585 extension 444.
In the evening, guests are invited to take a journey back in time to the days of old, as the Lakeview Room and Pines Bar are transformed into Wild West Saloons for New Year’s Eve parties. The cost for entry to the Wild West is $10 per person. Doors open at 8 p.m. to the Lakeview Room and guests must be 14+.
Live Music by the Stallion Dance Band and One Hot Minute will keep the Pines Bar jumping. Revelers will enjoy appetizer and dessert bars, photo booths, party favors and a spectacular fireworks finale with a champagne toast at midnight. Happy New Year!
All details, menus and prices can be found on the Bass Lake website as well as the Facebook page.