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Sonoma County New Year

Ring in 2009


Here are some of the festivities planned around Sonoma County to help you greet 2009.

  • Decadance New Year's Groove at Latitude

    Several Bay Area DJs are joining forces to bring Decadence to Sonoma County. From the looks of it, it seems like the crowd from Burning Man and from Santa Rosa’s Handcar Regatta will be partying here, so be prepared for an artsy bend to the festivities. The celebration is being held at Latitude in Rohnert Park (next to the Doubletree Hotel) which features a waterfront nightclub, two dance floors and outdoor fire pits (which I’m sure will come in handy). And as far as the sound goes, the emphasis is on a rich sound rather than just plain loud—now, that’s civilized. Plus, there’s free gourmet hors d’oeuvres and free Champaign at midnight. Funky/formal dress is suggested.
    $25; Doors open at 9pm, show begins at 9:30pm; (707) 588-1800; 5000 Roberts Lake Rd.
    Rohnert Park

  • Albino at Hopmonk Tavern

    Celebrate with San Francisco's 12-piece funk band Albino. Winner of the SF Music Award for "Best World Music."
    $25 advance, $30 at the door; 230 Petaluma Ave, (707) 829-7300
    Santa Rosa

  • Tommy Castro Band at the Mystic

    Celebrate the New Year at McNear's Mystic Theatre with their annual bash featuring the Tommy Castro Band and don't forget the balloon drop at midnight. This is a Sonoma County favorite.
    Doors at 8 p.m. show at 9 p.m.; $50 advance,$55 at the door; 21+ only; 21 Petaluma Blvd. N., (707) 765-2121

  • Russian River Brewing Company NYE with Phatty

    Celebrate NYE with the cool "old school funk" sound of Phatty with their wildly entertaining 7-piece ensemble. Bring your dancing shoes to boogie-woogie and get down on it!
    FREE Show!!! All Ages; 9pm to 1am; 725 4th St.
    Santa Rosa

  • The Pro Jam hosted by Donny Mederos at The Last Day Saloon

    A gathering of the Bay Area's finest players (rockin' blues). An all ages show.
    $5, door open at 7:15pm; (707) 545-5876, at 120 Fifth St.
    Santa Rosa

  • The Glitter Ball

    Party with live dj's in 2 seperate rooms, the main room features house music with a live percussionist and the back room features mash-up/top 40. At the Union Hotel.
    $25-30; 9:30 pm to the early hours of 2009; (707) 538-6000; 280 Mission Blvd.
    Santa Rosa

  • Peace Revival and Love Celebration With Mr. Music

    Live music, singing, drumming and community intention.
    7:30pm doors open; 8pm opening ceremonies; 9pm The Kate Van Horn Group; 10pm sacred drum circle with Kim Atkinson, didgeridoos & planetary gongs; 11pm Solid Air; Midnight - Magical Midnight Ceremony; $30 per person, $250 table for 10, $10 Kids under 18. Tickets at Sebastopol Community Center, People's Music, Last Record Store, Backdoor Disc, Hardcore Coffee

  • New Year's Eve Jazz on Broadway

    The Dana Land Quartet plays at The Lodge at Sonoma. Party Favors Champagne toast at midnight. Complimentary cover charge with dinner in Carneros Bistro. $25 per person cover charge; 9:30 – 12:30 am.
    NYE Dinner at Carneros: four course dinner includes complimentary cover charge for Jazz on Broadway. $85 per person, exclusive of tax & gratuity.[ 5:30 - 10 pm. br] (707) 931-2042; 1325 Broadway

  • New Year's Eve Contra Dance at Monroe Hall

    Join the North Bay County Dance Society for New Year’s Eve.
    $13 members and $15 general; 8 pm to midnight; (707) 527-9794; 1400 West College Ave.
    Santa Rosa

  • Romp with the Beasts New Year's Eve at Safari West

    Reservations required. No tickets at the door.
    $110 per person for dinner/dance; 6:30 p.m.; (707) 579-2551; 3115 Porter Creek Road
    Santa Rosa

  • NYE Celebration at Hotel Healdsburg

    Six-course gala dinner and dancing to live music in the Fireplace Lobby Lounge, midnight champagne toast and party favors.
    10pm – 1am; (800) 889-7188 or (707) 431-2800; 25 Matheson St.,
  • Main Street Station's 13th Annual New Year's Eve Celebration

    Headlining is Jazz Vocalist Jenna Aleta. Balloons, party favors, champagne. Come celebrate the time zones and toast every hour:
    $15 - $25 per couple; 7:30 – midnight; (707) 869-0501; 16280 Main Street

  • Spancky's New Years Bash

    $3 cover. (707) 664-0169; 8201 Old Redwood Hwy.

  • Madrona Manor’s NYE Tasting Dinner and Dancing on the Palm Terrace

    A special evening to savor, enjoy and celebrate. With this year in particular being one to herald significant change, come to the Manor to say Goodbye and Good Riddance to 2008 while ringing in 2009 with a hearty and resounding Hello! A seven course chef's tasting menu, jazz quartet, dancing on the Palm Terrace, champagne toast at midnight.
    Seating times run from 7:45pm to 8:45pm, event lasts to 1am; (707) 433-4231; 1001 Westside Road

  • Petaluma Sons of Italy New Year's Eve Dinner Dance

    New Year's Eve Dinner Dance. Music by The Dry Creek Band. No host cocktails: 6:00 p.m., Prime Rib & Ravioli Dinner: 7:30 pm, Dancing: 9 pm – midnight’ Continental breakfast at midnight. Open to the public. Advance ticket sales only.
    $45 per person; 6 pm – 1am; (707) 588-2719; Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South

  • Sonoma Community Party

    Join your local community for The New Year’s Eve Party at the Sonoma Community Center
    8:30 p.m.; (707) 938-4626 ; 276 East Napa Street

  • French Garden New Years Eve

    Dance party with the River Cats & Out of the Blue; Dinner $65, Dinner & party $75, Dance party only $25; 8050 Bodega Ave
  • Hilton New Year’s Eve Party

    Overnight accommodations, 5 course gourmet dinner, casino games, DJ and dancing, Champagne toast, prizes and more. $399/$299/$199 per couple. Hilton Sonoma Wine Country; 3555 Round Barn Blvd; (707)569-5507
    Santa Rosa

  • NYE at The Inn at the Tides.

    A 5-course menu will be served at The Bay View Restaurant including a Trio of Seafood appetizers, Maine Lobster, Liberty Duck Breast, Roasted Beef Tenderloin and Trio of Chocolate Desserts. Wine with each course, midnight toast, music/dancing included. Reservations Required.
    $150 per person, plus tax & gratuity; 7:30 pm. - 1 am; (800) 541-7788; 800 Coast Highway One,
    Bodega Bay

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