New Year’s Events in Redding

It’s almost a New Year this means a clean slate, a fresh start, or however you picture it! Before we all take off into another year that will undoubtedly go by way too fast, I hope everyone gets some time to embrace family traditions or go out and celebrate with friends. 2010 is looming before us, holding hopes and dreams of a better economy, more time with family and friends, goals of losing weight and more exercise, and being able to say ‘I made it through another stressful year just fine…BRING IT ON 2010!’. New Year’s is a time to remember the best memories of the past year, but more importantly an occasion to look forward, hopefully not brace for a storm, and plunge ahead. Make 2010 a year to remember in all aspects of your life.

If you are looking for some great activities or places to be on New Year’s check out what’s going on locally.

  • Redding Recreation Center’s Polar Bear Plunge. Friday 01/01 at noon. Contests, prizes, warm drinks. Registration preferred.
  • Rockin’ New Years Eve Celebration @ Siskiyou Ice Rink in Mount Shasta. Thursday 12/31 6-9 pm, set to correspond with East Coast time. $7-12, all ages welcome.
  • Just Dance Club New Year’s Eve Dance. Thursday 12/31 22551 Silverlode Ln, Palo Cedro. Pot luck, dance, swing, country, ballroom. 8 pm $10 all ages.
  • Fourth Annual Masquerade Ball @ the Yaks on Bechelli Ln in Redding. Thursday 12/31 at 8:30pm to benefit the Redding City Musical Theatre. Cabaret atmosphere, silent auction, hors’doeuvres, desserts, wine, punch, sparkling cider. Call 515-3262 for tickets.
  • New Years Grab Bag Relays put on by the Sweat Running Club. Friday 01/01 at 8 am. 3 person teams with one team member running 2,3 or 5 mile leg.
  • New Year’s Eve National Bull Riding Championship at the Tehama District Fairgrounds. Starts at 7:30pm in the Pauline Davis Pavillion. Tickets get you into the dance afterwards.
  • River’s Restaurant. Limited gourmet menu starting at 5pm. Reservations start at 5 pm. Live music by Marc Cooper on New Year’s eve. Call 223-5606 for reservations. Closed New Year’s day.
  • Family New Year’s Eve celebration @ Mt. Shasta Ski Park. All day live music, a Torchlight Parade, and raffles.; the Slopestyle Competition, the Over the Hill Races, the Rail Jam, and the California-Nevada Interscholastic Federation high school state ski and snowboard championships, raffles. Open until midnight.
  • Win River, Bombay’s, Club H20, Club CoCo, Bleachers, Jack’s grill, will also be open with specials.