Langley has several ways to ring in 2015

It’s almost time to start ringing in 2015 and there are several events around the area on Dec. 31.

People will want to check into tickets/reservations as soon as possible for any events they want to attend.

Most events are during the evening but one local event starts in the morning (Dec. 31).

A showing of Andre Rieu’s 2014 New Year’s special is at Colussus Theatre in Walnut Grove at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 31.

New Year’s at Jubilee Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd., features the Ken McCoy Band with a mix of southern and classic rock. A buffet dinner is at 7:30 p.m. and the event is unique because there is overnight parking available so no one has to drive impaired.

Tickets are $40 and include dinner, party favours and champagne at midnight. They are available at Wilway Lumber, 28728 Fraser Hwy, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/985609.

New Year’s Rockin’ Even at Murrayville Hall features the Inglewood Band with Shannon Lee and dinner accompanied by the Dennis Enns Trio.

Tickets are $75 per person and available through www.murrayvillenewyearseve.com or at Porter’s Coffee and Tea House. The evening includes dinner, dancing, party favours, and champagne at midnight.

The Fort Pub and Grill has a celebration with food and drink. Tickets are $35 per person or $50 per couple. Make reservations at 604-888-6166.

Does Your Monkey Bite is the band performing at Gabby’s Country Cabaret starting at 9:30 p.m. The doors open at 8 p.m.

The Coast Hotel and Convention Centre has events for different interests. All are for people 19 and older. Call 604-530-2211 for these events.

• Tickets are only $10 for the Match Eatery New Year’s with DJ Hashtag and there is a draw for a pair of diamond earrings.

• The band Horizon performs at the Dine and Dance in the ballroom. Tickets are $64.95 per person, and get people a full buffet, champagne at midnight, and entertainment.

• March Hare hosts New Year’s in the Summit Theatre. Tickets are $25-$30.

Anyone out partying will want to ensure they have a safe way to get home.

Dec. 31/Jan. 1 is the final night for Operation Red Nose. The service features volunteers who drive people home in their own vehicle. The Langley/Surrey ORN is run by the Langley Gymnastics Foundation.

There is no charge for the service so that people won’t hestitate to call. Most drivers do make donations.

Rides can be arranged through ORN to get anywhere from North Vancouver as far as Chilliwack.

When it’s just about time to head home, call 604-532-0888.

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