57 Things to do in Ventura County for New Year's Eve!
By VCR Staff 12/29/2011
~ Agoura Hills ~FIVE FOR FIGHTING Doors open at 7 p.m. and party starts at 9 p.m. Band performance, dinner reservations available, first to get tickets get the best seats. $45, $55 or $65 plus applicable fees. The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. (818) 879-5016 or www.canyonclub.net.
SUNSET ROOM 7 p.m.-2 a.m. The club will offer a three-course dinner and a live show by Grammy-nominated singer-actor-composer Frank Stallone, and a party with music by DJ Bling and DJ Shanto. $55 for dinner and show. 29020 Agoura Road. 818-991-4007 or www.sunset-room.com
~ Camarillo ~
~ Fillmore ~
~ Oakview ~
~ Ojai ~
MONTE CARLO NIGHT AT THE OAKS. Two-night minimum stay with dinner, champagne toast, black jack, roulette, bingo, a gift auction, all spa cuisine meals and fitness classes. Prices start at $208 per person per night. The Oaks at Ojai, 122 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. 646-5573.
IRISH NEW YEAR’S PARTY AT OV WOMEN’S CLUB 8 p.m. Lively Irish concert, appetizers, finger food and desserts. Performance by Molly’s Revenge. $25. OV Women’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave. 665-8852.
CHAPARRAL AUDITORIUM 8 p.m.-midnight. The Ojai Dance Series will host a New Year’s dance featuring an acoustic band. 414 E. Ojai Ave. $15. For more info, visit www.ojaidanceseries.com.
MEDITATION MOUNT 11:30 p.m. A New Year’s Eve meditation to “set intentions” for 2011 and “send blessings to help alleviate suffering in the world.” 10340 Reeves Road. For more info, call 646-5508 or visit www.meditationmount.org.
~ Oxnard ~
NEW YEAR’S PARTY AT CAPISTRANO’S 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Live music, dancing, gourmet dinner, party favors, balloon drop and champagne toast. Performance by Jeanne Tatum & Company featuring Del Franklin. $70 or $120 for late seating. Capistrano’s, 2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard. 984-2500.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dinner, desserts, dancing, party favors. Featuring music by DJ “V.” $35 or $25 for dance only. 21 and older. Knights of Columbus, Oxnard Council 750 (corner of Sixth and D streets), Oxnard. 483-1750.
THE SWEET LIFE’S NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Featuring a D.J, all-night happy hour and champagne toast. La Vita Ristorante and Lounge, 740 S. B St., Oxnard. 486-6878.
AMERICAN AND BRITISH NEW YEAR AT THE LOOKOUT 3 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Live entertainment, champagne toast, party favors and giveaways. U.K toast at 4 p.m. and U.S toast at midnight. Performance by Finnhead. The Lookout Bar & Grill, 2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. 985-9300 or www.thelookoutchannelislands.com.
MOQUECA’S BRAZILIAN STYLE NEW YEAR’S 6 p.m. Four-course dinner, including drink, with live Brazilian jazz and three shows by samba dancers. $39 to $59. Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine, 3550 Harbor Blvd., suite 201, Oxnard. 204-0970.
PIRATES NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dinner, live entertainment, party favors and champagne toast. Performance by Los Amigos. $36.95 or $15 for event only. Pirates Grub n’ Grog Restaurant & Sports Bar, 450 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. 984-0046.
RUBY’S CAFÉ NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION from 9 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. Drinks and Latin and English music on two dance floors. Only $15. Ruby’s Café, 348 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard. 486-2169 or www.rubyscafeoxnard.com.
NEW YEAR’S AT SUGAR BEETS 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Champagne toast, three-course meal, party favors and a live band. $60. Sugar Beets Restaurant & Bar, 455 S. A St., Oxnard. 240-7777.
CLUB ZEN’S NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Chuck D and Dennis Nunnery Presents: A Classy Affair. Ticket price is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Ticket includes admission, appetizers, midnight champagne toast, party favors and live entertainment. 21 and older event but 30 and up preferred. Dress code is sexy but classy, special guest performance. For bottle and table service, call 985-6420. Tickets available at Peacocks Records, 486-5521, and at Chinaland- Club Zen at 985-6420. Club Zen, 543 S. Ventura Road, Oxnard.
NEW YEARS EVE with The Magnificent Bastards! Yes they are back by very popular demand. Make your reservations now for our 4 course Dinner. First seating at 6:00 in our quaint restaurant area $45. Second seating at 8:00 in our banquet room includes entertainment, champagne toast and midnight snack-$55. Just want to see The Bastards? Come in at 10:00 and enjoy the band, toast and midnight snack $20. Regular menu will not be available this evening. The Kitchen. 529 South A St. Oxnard. 805.385.8980
SCARLETT BELLE CASINO RIVERBOAT CRUISE in the Channel Islands Harbor $89 per person includes harbor cruise, food, dancing, raffle prize giveaways midnight Champagne toast) Boarding time 9pm returning after midnight. Tickets available online at www.scarlettbelle.com
~ Simi Valley ~
NEW YEAR’S EVE COMEDY CELEBRATION 6 p.m. A comedic tribute to the East and West Coasts, featuring five comedians; East Coast from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and West Coast from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Dinner will be served along with champagne. $65. The Junkyard Café, 2585 Cochran St., Simi Valley. 520-5865 or www.TheJunkyardCafe.com.
ARENA BAR AND GRILL 7:30 p.m. The bar’s party hosted by former KROQ DJ Richard Blade will include favors and a Champagne toast. 999 Enchanted Way, inside the Grand Vista Hotel. $20. 217-8229; www.arenasimi.com.
~ Thousand Oaks ~
THE BEST IS YET TO COME: NEW YEAR’S EVE 2011 7 p.m. Harry Sevin Orchestra joins with Cabrillo Music Theatre to create this Broadway show featuring vocalists Bill A. Jones and Nancy Osborne, starring Jo Anne Worley. $64, $54, $35, $22 for tickets. Bank of America Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks. 449-2787 or www.TOOaks.org.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Live music and drink specials, no cover charge. The Tipsy Goat, 159 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 494-9996 or www.tipsygoat.com
BORDERLINE BAR AND GRILL The Borderline’s country-style party will feature a buffet from 6-8 p.m., dance lessons at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., and live music and a Champagne toast at midnight. $10 general admission for dancing and music; $22.50 for VIP tickets, which include the buffet, Champagne toast and a gift. 99 Rolling Oaks Drive. 446-4435; www.borderlineent.com.
ERIC’S RESTAURANT AND BAR The restaurant, inside the Palm Garden Hotel, will offer a three-course meal from 7:30-9 p.m., followed by music, dancing, party favors and a midnight toast. 495 N. Ventu Park Road. $49. For reservations, 716-4100; www.palmgardenhotel.com.
FIAMME RESTAURANT 5 p.m.-midnight. A New Year’s celebration will feature the Blazing Grands Dueling Pianos show, a three-course dinner, a Champagne toast and party favors.. 3731 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. $50. For reservations, 497-9444; www.fiammerestaurant.com.
GOEBEL SENIOR ADULT CENTER 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Dec. 30, one day before New Year’s Eve, the center will hold a daytime celebration featuring lunch and entertainment. Call for required tickets. 1385 E. Janss Road. $3 donation for ages 60 and older, $5 fee for others. 381-2744; www.goebelsenioradultcenter.org.
THOUSAND OAKS TEEN CENTER 8 p.m. -12:15 a.m. The center’s annual celebration for seventh- and eighth-graders (school ID required) will feature music by DJ Slik, a light and video show, a soda bar, free pizza, giveaways and a balloon drop at midnight. 1375 E. Janss Road. $10. 494-5156; www.thousandoaksteencenter.com.
THE HARRY SELVIN ORCHESTRA 7-9:30 p.m. One night only! The Harry Selvin Orchestra and Cabrillo Music Theatre, starring Jo Anne Worley. Also featuring comedian John Mendoza. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For tickets, call 449-2787 or visit www.ticketmaster.com
~ Ventura ~
NEW YEARS EVE BASH AT THE HARBOR COMEDY CLUB 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Double headliner show, dinner, party favors, noisemakers and champagne toast. Performers include John DiCrosta and Willie Tyler & Lester. $65 or $30 for show only. Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, suite 205, Ventura. 644-1500 or www.venturaharborcomedyclub.com
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT BROOKS Special four -course tasting menu with complimentary glass of champagne! Chef Andy Brooks has created this special four-course menu for New Year’s Eve only! $85 per person and $115 with wine pairings. Reservations recommended. 545 E. Thompson Blvd., Downtown. Brooks Restaurant. 652-7070.
THE ALTOS- BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WINE 6:30 p.m. A murder-mystery parody by John Logue. Includes a choice of one of seven three-course dinner choices, chips/salsa, salad, soda, iced tea or coffee, dessert and a champagne toast and party favors. $55 per person. Yolanda’s Mexican Restaurant, 2753 E. Main St.
THE GREEK AT THE HARBOR Celebrate the New Year at the Greek. A four-course meal, champagne toast at midnight, party favors and entertainment. $59.99 plus tax and gratuity. The Greek at the Harbor at 1583 Spinnaker Drive #101. For reservations, call 650-5350.
NEW YEAR’S PARTY AT THE WATERMARK Party Hop into 2012 at Watermark & W20 Lounge at 598 E. Main St. + the new W Gallery @ California & Main, downtown Ventura. Three parties, one ticket for only $10. Dinner specials and dance party at Watermark, Dr. M at W2O Lounge and DJ Nick Dean at the W Gallery. 643-6800 or www.WatermarkOnMain.com
Cliff HOUSE INN and SHOALS RESTAURANT A New Years Party featuring a 3-course chef’s
dinner with the Santa Barbara Latin Jazz Fusion Band. Dancing, party favors & midnight champagne toast. Cliff House Inn & Shoals Restaurant, 6602 Pacific Coast Highway, Ventura 805-652-1381
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT CAFÉ FIORE. 5 to 7:30 p.m.: three-course-dinner and a glass of champagne for $60 per person. 8 to 11 p.m.: Four-course dinner and a glass of champagne, $80 per person. Cover after 9 p.m. (for non-diners). Party favors at midnight. LIVE band Instone in the bar. Two DJs: in the Tree House Lounge and on our front patio. Cafe Fiore. 66 S. California St., Downtown.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE CROWNE PLAZA VENTURA BEACH. Doors open at 8 p.m. Join us for a “totally awesome” New Year’s Eve party with DJ / Entertainer Bruce Barrios. $135 per person all inclusive. Doors open at 8 p.m. for dinner followed by dancing to ring in the New Year. Room packages and special rates available. Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach at 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Waterfront. 652-5151 or www.cpventura.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT PRIME STEAKHOUSE. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. The biggest party in town with a four-course dinner, live music and a champagne toast. Prime Steakhouse at 2009 E. Thompson Blvd. For reservations, call 652-1055.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE PIERPONT INN. New Year’s Eve Celebration Party! The theme is Viva Las Vegas! $101 per prepaid ticket because of our 101 anniversary of the Pierpont. At the door, $150 per person. The ticket will be an invitation to a private party that is located throughout the main hotel. Each room will have a different theme from Vegas. A red carpet, valet parking, party favors, give-away prizes like a weekend trip to Las Vegas for two and more, drink tickets and champagne toast are all included in the ticket as well. Reservations recommended. The Pierpont Inn & Spa. 550 San Jon Road, Waterfront. 643-6144 or www.pierpontinn.com
NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA AT VENTURA IMPROV COMPANY. 7-10:30 p.m. The ever-popular tradition returns! Don’t miss this magical, hilarious, wonderful night! Fantastic improv show by Ventura Improv Company, champagne toast (and soft drinks for the kids), hors d’oeuvres and dessert buffets, fantastic raffle and silent auction of wondrous prizes! $30 adult and $20 for 15 and younger. Ventura Improv Comedy 34 N. Palm St., Downtown 643-5701, ext. 2, or www.venturaimprov.com/newyears.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT TUTTI’S 5 p.m to 9 p.m. Holiday menu for the evening dinner. Steve Williams on guitar and vocals. Tutti’s Off Main. 34 N. Palm St., Downtown. 643-0880 or www.tuttisoffmain.net.
NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA AT JONATHAN’S AT PEIRANO’S. 9 p.m. to midnight. Live music and 50 Sticks of Dynamite! A three-course meal of your choice plus amuse bouche. Every meal ending with a champagne toast. Jonathan’s at Peirano’s at 204 E. Main St., Downtown. 648-4853.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT CANDLELIGHT. Countdown, balloon/ball drop, bottle service, pre-booked bottle service, champagne and dinner menu available. Candlelight 211 E. Santa Clara St., Downtown. 643-3264 or www.candlelightbar.com.
BOMBAY NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY. Shoemaker Brothers 5:30 p.m., DJ Myron 9 pm., Divine Crime 10 p.m. Balloon drops at midnight, party favor giveaways. Cover is $10. 143 S. California St.. For dinner reservations, 643-4404 or bombaybarandgrill.com.
MASQUERADE BALL 8-11:59 p.m. Ska DaddyZ, Preachers & Pornstars, Cupcake, Rubber Neck Lions. Crave 281 W. Main St. 653-0907
W GALLERY NEW YEAR’S EVE DJ dance party hosted by DJ Nick Dean. Balloon drop, Champagne toast and full bar. $10. Doors open at 10 p.m. In the Gardner building at California and Main Street in Ventura. Tickets available at Watermark Restaurant, 643-6800.
71 PALM RESTAURANT offers affordable elegance with a special New Year’s Eve a la carte menu. Toast to the New Year with a complimentary glass of champagne with each entrée. Three seatings, 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. 71 North Palm Street, downtown Ventura. 805.653.7222
TERESA JAMES AND DINNER AT ZOEY’S A full course meal (vegeterian substitutions available), Champagne toast and live R&B music by Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps. $100. 185 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, 652-1137 or www.zoeyscafe.com
PARTY AT THE KEYNOTE Party favors and live music by Vertigo Blend. No cover! 10245 Telephone Road, Ventura, 647-9390.
A PLACE OF PEACE A New Year’s Eve peace meditation will begin at 11:30 p.m. 2021 Sperry Ave., Suite 22. For more info, call 794-9878; www.aplaceofpeace.org.
SIDECAR RESTAURANT The eatery will offer a four-course dinner menu and Champagne, plus jazz music (starting at 6 p.m.) by Bobby and Tom Collins. Reservations (seatings from 5-10 p.m.) are required. 3029 E. Main St. $85. For reservations, call 653-7433; www.thesidecarrestaurant.com.
~ westlake village ~
BOGIES BAR & LOUNGE 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. The bar’s Brazilian New Year’s celebration will feature live music, a DJ, a Brazilian buffet, casino games, a Champagne toast and party favors. 32001 Agoura Road, on the grounds of the Westlake Village Inn. $100. 818-889-2394; bogies-bar.com.