New Year’s Provincetown Style!
By Chris Daniels
December 17th, 2013
New Year's is nearly around the corner, and Provincetown is the perfect place to welcome a new year full of new hopes, plans, and successes!
At the Crown and Anchor complex, the long New Year's weekend provides a variety of musical indulgences to suit your mood. In the Central House, you can listen to, and sing along with, the melodic stylings of Doug Repetti on Saturday the 28th and Monday the 30th, and the beloved Bobby Wetherbee on the 29th and New Year's Eve! At the Paramount, you can choose from a “Coast to Coast Harmony” concert with Grammy Award-winner Matt Alber and Broadway star Celisse Henderson, who'll present an acoustic evening of original songs, stories and hits by The Beatles, Elton John, Whitney Houston & Madonna, on December 29th at 8:30 pm, or celebrate an evening of glamour, skin and original sin with the ladies of the “Illusions” drag cabaret on the 30th, as well as the the high-energy, sparkling New Year's Eve “Resolution 2014” dance party event, with DJ Steve Marsden and lights by Fitz Bolton, till 2:00 am. The Central House restaurant is offering an extensive New Year's Eve menu for a leisurely dinner, including a special “Early Prix Fixe” menu for $50 from 6pm–7pm including a salad, any entree & dessert! Finally, on New Years Day, they can help you recover with their New Year's Day brunch from 11 am till 9 pm – so you'll have sustenance no matter how late you sleep!
The Central House restaurant is offering an extensive New Year's Eve menu for a leisurely dinner, including a special “Early Prix Fixe” menu for $50 from 6pm–7pm
Of course, in Provincetown you'll always find fun at your favorite places to party! Stop in at the A-House for their “Celebrate” dance, complete with party hats, noisemakers and complimentary champagne at midnight, or you can celebrate the holiday with “balloons, booze and buffoonery” at the Gifford House's Porchside Bar, also with free party favors and balloon drop at midnight. For the sober crowd, you too can enjoy the holiday, at the UU Meeting House New Year's Eve dance party from 8 pm to 1 am, with DJ Dan from New Orleans! Enjoy a safe, drink-and-drug free celebration and dance the night away with friends old and new!
Do you want some relaxing, healing time while in town? Check out Yoga East, which is hosting “Embody Your Intentions Through the Chakras” workshop on Monday December 30th from 10 am to 5 pm! Taught by practitioner Beth Goldstein of The Polarity Barn of Charlottesville Virginia, this workshop integrates meditation, energy healing, and yoga, and will inspire you to set, create and integrate your “resolutions” for the New Year. Contact Yoga East for information and reservations for this powerful workshop.
For some artistic inspiration, check out the exhibits at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary and highlighting a century of creativity in Provincetown. The Museum is open Thursdays through Sundays, and admission is $7.
A variety of restaurants will be open from December 26th through New Year’s Day including Ross' Grill, the Red Inn, Bistro at Crowne Pointe, Victor's, Bayside Betsy's and Ciro & Sals. The Mews is holding a fun Pajama Brunch on January 1st, and the Whaler Lounge and Jimmy's Hideaway can offer you warm, friendly and casual spots for a relaxed drink or two (or food if you want it)!
You don't HAVE to shop after Christmas, but if you want to, many stores will be open during New Year's weekend, in case you need to exchange a gift, or you decide you want to treat yourself! Whatever you choose to do, enjoy it in a leisurely, low-stress environment – so much more pleasant than post-Christmas at the malls!!