THE NEW YEAR OFFERS A CHANCE TO celebrate and look ahead to the future while reflecting on the past. But before we become too involved in self-examination, there are the parties!
In Sandpoint, there is something for everyone when it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations. At Schweitzer Mountain Resort, there is an opportunity to close out 2017 with a late-night tubing party complete with snacks, hot chocolate, a Twinkie roasting bar and an LED wand to light your way.
The tubing party is from 9:30 to 11:30pm and is followed by a midnight celebration complete with sparklers and cider near the clock tower. Please note that while this is for all ages, there is a minimum height requirement of 42 inches, and those 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to get your tickets early at EventBrite.com as this is sure to sell out!
This year will also mark the Fourth Annual Hive New Year’s Eve Ball featuring Orgone, a Los Angeles-based band whose sounds draw from 1960s and 1970s-era funk and soul. Described as music that will grab you by the collar, lift you to your feet and shove you right to the dance floor, Orgone is the biggest production by The Hive this year.
The event will be from 9pm to 2am and offers an electrifying countdown to midnight, a balloon drop and confetti blizzard. Ticket prices are $30 to $40, and proceeds from the event benefit The Angels Over Sandpoint, a local nonprofit organization that has contributed more than $1.4 million to those in Bonner County over the last 20 years.
Whatever you choose to do to celebrate the New Year, be sure to stay safe and enjoy the evening responsibly! Bring on 2018!