Latest News – December 30
New Year’s Eve Celebrations Planned in Leadville
The Eagles Lodge at 812 Hemlock Street will be having a New Year’s Eve Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 31. The evening starts off with a Spaghetti Dinner from 6-8 pm. The cost is $10, and includes the after party and 1 free drink! Once you’ve filled up on some great pasta, be sure to stick around and dance some of those carbs off to the rockin New Year’s tunes with DJ Ben Flores! The lodge will also be increasing your odds to enter the New Year with some new goodies with their 50/50 drawing and door prizes. The lodge will also be providing a designated driver; always a thoughtful touch on the biggest party night of the year! For those who may have other dinner plans, you can still join the Egales Lodge New Year’s Eve Party from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. for just $5 at the door.
The New Year’s Eve Blowout won’t be hard to find, just follow the rocking tunes of locals’ favorite band: Leadville Cherokee. Having just dropped their first CD “How To Build A Fire” no doubt the band and their legion of fans will be ready to celebrate!
Leadville Cherokee Rocks The Scarlet
Getting things warmed up for the kings (and queen!) of the Leadville music scene will be South Jones Band, a New Orleans rock trio. If you’ve been waiting for some great southern style bluesy rock and roll, then put your party clothes on and head down to hear the early set, South Jones will start at 8 p.m. with Leadville Cherokee taking the stage at 10 p.m. The Scarlet will be providing a balloon drop, loaded with prizes, a confetti canon blast and of course, a champagne toast at midnight.
South Jones Band To Get the Crowd Rocking at The Scarlet
Other New Year’s Celebration Around Lead Vegas
Some of the other watering holes around town will be celebrating, albeit a bit more subdued. The Silver Dollar Saloon will ring in the New Year with a midnight champagne toast or free shot of jagermiester – your pick. There will be party favors to celebrate the New Year. The Manhattan Bar will be rocking the (OPEN) juke box and offer party-goers some New Years Eve drink specials. There will be a champagne toast at midnight. The Pastime Saloon is closed and will re-open this Friday, Jan.2 at 11:30 a.m.
For those looking to get into the spirit their own way at home, Leadville Liquors will be open its normal winter hours schedule this week, including New Year’s Eve and Day: Daily 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Leadville Today checked with area restaurants, finding that most will maintain their normal hours of operation before and after 2014. In fact, the only place doing anything different is Callaway’s Restaurant in the Delaware Hotel, downtown Leadville. Callaway’s will be serving a New Year’s Eve Dinner at two seatings: 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Reservations required 719-486-1418. Then on New Year’s Day, Callaway’s will be offering a brunch from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Also, if you’re looking to end the year with a thankful heart, or perhaps start the New Year off on the right foot, the following church services are offered: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church’s New Years Eve “Divine Service” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Holy Family Parish, New Year’s Day Mass at Annunciation Church will be held at 9 a.m. on January 1.
For those looking to wrap up 2014 with a high energy FREE workout head on over to the 6th Street Gym for a Motivational Workout Wednesday New Year’s Eve from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. Bringing a positive, healthier new you to 2015!
Well, there you have it, the Leadville Today New Years Eve and Day report. So wherever you go and no matter how you ring in the New Year, have fun and be sure to play it safe. Happy New Year!