By Judy Lacey
Lake Havasu has plenty of venues to choose from for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Be careful and do not drink and drive, to ensure 2017 begins safely.
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Martini Bay will ring in the New Year with a “Neon Party” from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live entertainment, champagne toast, party favors and a midnight ball drop. Call 928-855-0888 x4400 for reservations.
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BJ’s Tavern is open all day until 2 a.m. 2122 McCulloch Blvd N., 928-854-2122.
Flying X will begin celebrating at 8 p.m., with live music by Matt Farris. Midnight champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. No cover charge. 2030 McCulloch Blvd N., 928-854-3599.
Gallagher’s Dining & Pub
Gallagher’s Dining & Pub will have a prime rib special and a champagne toast at midnight. No cover charge. Those returning Sunday morning will receive free biscuits and gravy from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 3524 McCulloch Blvd N., 928-855-8686.
Junkyard Bistro will celebrate the New Year with a late-night menu and food specials all night long, and a champagne toast at midnight. Live music by Harry O starting at 8 p.m. 2061 Swanson Ave., 928-302-1212.
McKee’s Pub & Grill
McKee’s Pub & Grill has live music by Castoff (9 p.m. to 1 a.m.), champagne and a balloon drop at midnight. Food and drink specials all night. 2112 McCulloch Blvd. N., 928-453-8400.
The Office will offer champagne toast at midnight, beads, hats and glasses. No cover charge. On Sunday, join them for football and jammie/crazy hat day. 2180 W. Acoma, 928-855-9583.
Pennington’s Pub is hosting a “Prohibition Party” from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live band, Anthem, will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover charge; half off champagne. Dress up Prohibition Style or wear your nicest outfit. 29 Acoma Blvd. S., 928-680-5555.
R Bar will feature drink specials, party favors, and the amazing musical stylings of Jason “Gordo” Gordon from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 3185 Maricopa Ave., 928-453-3876.
The Refuge celebrates with a BBQ & Blues New Year Party, starting at 7 p.m. Live music by Kevin Jaxson and Midnight Sun. BBQ buffet dinner, dancing. Currently sold out; call 928-764-1404. 3275 N Latrobe Drive.
For something different:
Calvary Baptist Church invites you to count down to midnight with Celebrate Recovery, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the McCulloch campus. There will be finger food and dessert potluck, a movie, music and worship. 1605 McCulloch Blvd. S., 928-855-6533.
Grace Arts Live is offering a very different way to celebrate the New Year. They invite you to join them New Year’s Eve weekend for some of Broadway’s most popular songs with your favorite performers and guest artists, including Vonetta Mixson, Sean Tamburrino, Jason Fallis, Elizabeth Correy, John Russell & Zoe Killian. Performances on today at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, and Sunday at 7:30. Buy tickets online at http://www.tix4.centerstageticketing.com/sites/graceartslive/ or call 928.505.2787
In true Havasu style, the Lake Havasu Divers Association and Scuba Training and Technology Inc./Tech Diving Limited will welcome the New Year with their 14th Annual Frozen Fin Dive at Site 5 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.