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Your Guide to New Year’s Eve in Temecula

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Old Town Temecula

Temecula Stampede
28721 Front Street, Old Town Temecula

Have a few friends in your group that aren’t quite of drinking age? The West Coast’s largest country music dance club, Temecula Stampede, is an 18 and over venue, complete with one of the area’s best DJ’s spinning the latest country music hits. Doors open at 6:00 pm and your $20 cover includes a BBQ dinner (while supplies last), party favors and a champagne (or soda) toast at midnight. There’s even a special “balloon drop for cash,” and, although my contact didn’t elaborate on what exactly that means, it includes balloons and the potential for free money so what else do you really need to know?

There’s no specific dress code but, as I’ve mentioned in previous columns, you’ll be out of place without those shiny boots and one of those pink cowgirl stripper hats they have at the kiosk at the mall. No need to make a reservation for Stampede’s NYE hoedown; just show up and be ready for some country-style fun!

1909 Gastropub and Grill
28656 Old Town Front Street, Old Town Temecula

One of the newer Old Town hot spots will be welcoming classic rockers, Damn Dirty Apes, as entertainment for their NYE celebration. Attendees will enjoy 1909 staples like craft cocktails, local brews and even whiskey tasting flights. Your $30 cover charge includes awesome entertainment, hors d’oeuvres served throughout the evening and a champagne toast at midnight. Whether you are already a 1909 fan or have yet to try this new contemporary locale, it’s a perfect place to celebrate and its right in the heart of Old Town. Tickets are available in advance so contact 1909 or visit their Facebook page for more information.

The Gambling Cowboy
42072 5th St. Third Floor, Old Town

The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon is adding a little carnival-inspired mysticism and magic to to their New Year!

From 5:00 – 8:00 pm, the cowboy’s traditional dinner menu is available, along with live entertainment provided by Tim Cash.

At 9:00 pm, the real party gets started with entertainment by Jeff Johnson and Company, Tarot card readers, caricaturists, photographer, palm reader and even handwriting analysis and champagne toast; all included in your $25 cover charge. Dinner off the menu is still available during the party.

Dress code is dressy casual and reservations are mandatory for dinner as well as the New Year’s Eve party. Contact the Gambling Cowboy at (951) 699-2895 to reserve your spot!

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Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon

Holly has been covering arts & entertainment in the Temecula Valley for as long as she has been a part of the community. She loves San Diego sports almost as much as she loves her family.

1 Comment

  1. December 30, 2014 at 9:17 am — Reply

    Dear Holly,
    Great, thank you!

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