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Whistler Parties New Year’s Eve 2000 Tickets still available and on sale now for the events listed below, unless noted otherwise. Dances, Clubs & Pubs What: Whistler’s First Night 2000 (A non-alcoholic event) Where: Whistler Village Includes: Puppeteers, musicians and kids’ games at kids tent from 6 p.m. to midnight; Stage A: MC Gord Rutherford, The Twisters, Flatland 3 and The Rubber Chicken Guy. Stage B: MC The Checkerboard Guy, Flatland 3, Joani Bye & The Homewreckers. Stage C: MC Melanie Decker, Wunderbread and The Rubber Chicken Guy. Cost: $15 for adults; children 6 years and under free. What: Turn of the Century Millennium Gala Where: Whistler Conference Centre Includes: Five-course meal, entertainment by Flamenco guitar player Jesse Cook, champagne. Cost: $350. What: Galaxy 2000 Gala Where: The Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain Includes: Galaxy feast, swing dancing, live music, fireworks at midnight. Cost: $350 for adults, $50 for children. What: As Time Goes By Where: The Chateau Whistler Resort, Macdonald Ballroom Includes: Ballroom has four themes; The Enchanted Garden, the Renaissance, The Gadsby Era and Club Millennia. David Johannes swing dance band provide music for Gadsby Era, and DJ Des Lowe will spin tunes in Club Millennia. Gourmet meal and costumes. Cost: $650 for adults, $400 for children over 13 years. Where: AlpenRock House Includes: DJs for entertainment; midnight buffet; souvenir shirts, party favours. Cost: $325 for nightclub and licensed areas, $125 for unlicensed areas. A 25 per cent discount available for locals. What: Merlin’s Millennium Madness Where: Merlin’s Pub Includes: Three theme rooms; two DJs and one live band; appetiser buffet, and a souvenir package. Cost: $175 What: The Local’s New Year’s Bash Where: Dusty’s Includes: Live music from The Hounds Of Buskerville; free shuttle service from Whistler Village; last New Year’s party before Dusty’s is demolished. Cost: $125 for singles, $99 if purchased in four-ticket blocks. What: Theme Green Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. Includes: Live funk music with Green Room, green party favours, food served Tapas style. Cost: $199.99 What: Millennium Party Where: The Hard Rock Cafe Includes: Two Hard Rock millennium glasses; party favours; live music with The Whole Damn County. Cost: $100 Where: The Longhorn Saloon Includes: DJ driven tunes; Seafood buffet served from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.; personal bottle of champagne; gift; party favours. Cost: $250 What: The Billennium Where: Buffalo Bill’s Includes: DJ-driven dancing; a 375 ml of Veuve Cliquot champagne; continuous gourmet collection of appetisers arranged by world renowned restaurateur Antonio Corsi; limited edition Buffalo Bill’s millennium souvenir fleece. Cost: $450 (tickets available by application process). What: Millennium Party Where: Moe Joe’s Pub Includes: DJ spinning classic rock ’n’ roll; Moe Joe’s Millennium shirt; party favours; complimentary champagne. Cost: $225 What: New Year’s 2000 Party Where: The Boot Pub Includes: Sweaty Cheddar & Friends (eight-piece band), four hours of live music; party favours; mini-appy buffet; personal 200 ml bottle of champagne in addition to champagne from midnight to 12:15 a.m., local atmosphere in The Locals Living Room. Cost: Early Bird tickets on sale Nov. 26-Dec. 13 for $50, then $75 until Dec. 27; then $100 at the door. What: Futuristic Pow Wow Where: Tommy Africa’s Includes: Flame-lit Indian Village; Formal dance party featuring costumes of feathers, beads and fur; Professional dancers and spontaneous performance throughout the night. Cost: $99 What: Zeroes Where: Maxx Fish Includes: Three DJs, party treats, straight ahead for everybody. Cost: Undetermined at press time; Tickets not available until Dec. 15, or call to be included on the ticket list. Where: Savage Beagle Pub Includes: DJ Morgan spinning Top-40, rock, hip hop and house music; piccolo bottle of champagne at midnight; gourmet sandwiches catered by Araxi Ristorante after midnight; complimentary coat check; party favours and noise makers. Cost: $100 What: Millennium Mardi Gras Where: Monk’s Grill Includes: Theme with a Louisiana style buffet; Gary Comeau’s Zydeco/Louisiana Rhythm & Blues Band. DJs spin tunes in between live music sets. Includes Mardi Gras masks, throw beads and party favours. Cost: $275 What: Once in a Millennium Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub Includes: Two bands in different sections; Four-piece Irish band in the pub and seven-piece swing band in the hotel lobby; Happy hour at 7:30 with complimentary drinks; 28 hot and cold food choices served buffet-style; champagne from 11 p.m. until midnight. Cost: $500 What: Torch-light parade viewing Where: Black’s Pub Includes: Party favours, champagne, no cover charge before 9 p.m. New Year’s celebration begins at 9 p.m. Cost: $49.50 Restaurants Where: The Crab Shack Sports & Oyster Bar What: Two seatings; first seating 6 p.m.-8 p.m., five-course meal, $200. Second seating; 8:30 p.m.- dawn, includes champagne and access to bar; One seating in bar at 8:30 p.m., 7:30- dawn, five course meal plus live entertainment from solo acoustic guitar player and singer Wil Mimnaugh for $250. The Crab Shack will also cater a 12-course buffet dinner in The Coast Hotel with one seating at 7 p.m. Includes champagne at dawn, $275. Where: Trattoria di Umberto What: Seven course meal created by chef Ron Lamie. Two seatings: First seating at 6 p.m., $150. Second seating at 9 p.m., sold out. Includes dinner and dancing. Where: Araxi Ristorante & Bar What: A choice of a six or seven course meal prepared by chef James Walt at one seating which begins at 8:30 p.m. Guests can arrive at 7:30 p.m. The evening includes live entertainment from The Leslie Alexander Band. Each dinner guest receive a complimentary CD. Cost: $695 for package one; $475 for package two. Where: Bear Foot Bistro What: Bear Foot Bistro’s Titanic Millennium Dinner includes a re-creation of the Titanic’s maiden and only voyage, in turn-of-the-century style. This black-tie or costume event includes an eight-course menu featuring Russian caviar, seafood and wild game. Guests will be served and greeted by staff dressed in Titanic-fashioned costumes which will simulate the Titanic and its opulent atmosphere. Chamber music through dinner and live music afterward. A silent auction and a farewell gift is included in the evening’s activities. Cost: $2,000 per person (partial proceed to benefit the Prostate & Breast Cancer Foundations). Where: Black’s Original Ristorante What: Two seatings; First seating at 6 p.m., includes five-course dinner, viewing of the torch-light parade for $59.95. Second seating at 9 p.m. through New Year’s Eve includes seven-course meal for $125.95. Children’s menu available. Where: The BrewHouse Restaurant What: The Millennium Project; has a "Best the Clock" price structure with a discount before Dec. 1. First seating at 6 p.m., cost is $149 per person, same as after Dec. 1. Second seating at 8:30 p.m., cost is $299 before Dec. 1, $349 per person after Dec. 1. Children’s menu available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Evening includes live entertainment. Where: Creekside Grillroom What: Dinner a la carte and Millennium dinner seating. First seating at 5:30 p.m. a la carte; Second seating at 8:30 p.m. for $139.50. Where: Gaitor’s Restaurant What: Dinner a la Carte, regular menu prices in effect. Where: Hy’s Steakhouse What: Two seatings. First seating at 5:30 p.m. is a four-course meal, costs $100 and children may order individual items from main menu; Second seating at 8:30 p.m. and is a gala five-course meal which includes dancing to six-piece Latin band Alma Libre and costs $475. Where: Les Deux Gross What: Two seatings; First seating at 6 p.m. is a la carte, second seating at 9 p.m. includes five-course gourmet dinner. Cost: $122 Where: Mongolie Grill What: Family seating and gala event includes All You Can Put in One Bowl. First seating (family) $100; second seating and gala event, $300. Where: Il Caminetto di Umberto What: Two seatings. First seating at 6 p.m. costs $160; Second seating sold out. Both meals prepared by chef Mark Gigmac, dancing included. Where: Joel’s Restaurant What: Gala buffet with West Coast seafood display, delicatessen corner and sweet tooth station; Swing dancing to DJ Roger Lambert for the evening. Includes transportation back to Whistler Village. One seating at 8 p.m. Cost: $375 Where: Las Margaritas What: Three seatings. First seating at 5:30 p.m. with regular menu available; second seating at 7 p.m. with regular menu, both seatings good for families. Third seating has regular menu available but an additional $25 will be charged. Includes maracas, live Mariachi band, pinata, prizes and champagne at midnight. Where: Old Spaghetti Factory What: Regular menu in effect until 8 p.m., then a break until about 9:30 when an all-ages party will substitute the dinner atmosphere. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic champagne with all the party favour, bells and whistles. Cost: $20 Where: RimRock Cafe What: Two seatings; First seating at 5:30 p.m. is sold out. Second seating at 8:30 p.m. is a six-course dinner and costs $375. Entertainment will be provided by The Corey D. band for dancing after the second seating. Where: Sushi Village What: Two seatings; First seating at 5 p.m. costs $160, $30 per child. Second seating is at 8:30 p.m., and costs $190. Both dinners are prepared by chef Toshi-san and include a six-course meal of Alaskan King Crab legs, Caribbean lobster and a variety of sushi. Where: Teppan Village What: Three seatings; First seating at 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. and cost $100; Second seating at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., and costs $175; third seating is at 9 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. and cost $175. A choice of four dinners will be offered. Second and third seatings include a glass of Brut Imperial Moet & Chandon Champagne, a rose for the ladies and party favours for each couple. Where: Fogata What: One Seating at 6:30 p.m. A three-piece jazz band provide the entertainment all evening and an eight-course meal with a complimentary glass of champagne comprises the meal. Restaurant will be redecorated for this night and open late for dancing. Cost: $450 Where: Quattro What: Two seatings; First seating at 5:30 p.m. for a limited menu a la carte. Second Seating at 8:30 p.m. for the champagne reception, five-course dinner. Commemorative champagne flutes. DJ driven music afterward. Cost: $350 Where: The Keg What: Slightly trimmed down regular menu. Regular prices in effect. Where: Uli’s Flipside Grill What: Four to six course meal, four seatings; 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. which cost $150. And 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. which cost $190. Where: La Bocca What: One seating for this nine-course dinner. One bottle of complimentary champagne per couple for this 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve dinner. Cost: $500 Where: Tandori Grill What: One seating at 9:30 p.m. for this six course, traditional Indian style dinner. Includes party favours and champagne. Cost: $350 Recreational Retreats Who: Canadian Snowmobile Adventures What: A New Year’s Eve at the Crystal Hut on Blackcomb Mountain. Take a snowmobile from the village to Crystal Ridge in the evening and watch the fireworks from near the top of the hill after a fondue dinner. Live entertainment, reservations a must. Doubles and singles available. Cost: $500 What: Come back to the Past Where: Cougar Mountain Snowmobile Cruises. Three hour wilderness snowmobiles ride beginning with a barbecue at the lodge followed by a deep snow tour into the Cougar Mountain backcountry. Afterward, warm up at the lodge with appetizers, soft drinks beer and champagne. Ticket price includes transportation to and from Cougar Mountain, dinner and drinks. Departure time from Whistler Village is 6 p.m. Minimum age of riders is 13 years old. Cost: $600 per couple, $400 for single.

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