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Celebrate the new year in the 209

At no other time of year do you see people in Japan, India, Scotland, Brazil and Canada all celebrating the same thing. On New Year's Eve the differences between countries and cultures fall away as residents of the world herald in a new year. For those planning to stay close to home in the Central Valley and attend a party to ring in the New Year, here are a few of the largest New Year’s Eve parties in the 209 including Stockton, Manteca, and Modesto.


New Year’s Eve Carnival 2015 at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 W. Fremont St., Stockton.

Hosted by the creators of Freak Night, DJ Frank G in association with Gil and Marcy present a colorful, energetic, exciting New Year’s Eve party for the mature party crowd in the Central Valley. The creators promise to transport guests into an intriguing Brazilian-themed Carnival party that will include a balloon drop, champagne toast at midnight, hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth and more. The DJ and live band combination will entertain guests from 9 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.

Early bird tickets for this event start at $35 per person. There are also hotel-dinner-party packages.

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Rookies Pub and Grill, 1251 E. Yosemite Ave., Manteca.

Rookies offers a few different packages for New Year’s Eve reveling that include dinner, bowling, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Package A for adults 21 and over includes dinner for two served from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with reserved seating in the dining area, entrance into Rookies, one hour of bowling for two with shoes, party favors, champagne toast, two drink tokens for well drinks, or one appetizer for $60 per person.

Package B for adults 21 and over includes reserved seating in the bar dining area with dinner for two, entrance to Rookies, party favors, champagne toast, two drink tickets or one appetizer for $50.

For $10 per person for the 21 and over, Package C includes entrance to Rookies, party favors, champagne toast, two drink tokens or one appetizer.

Family Package D, open to all ages, for $49 includes a bowling lane between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., a large one topping pizza, pitcher of soda, and two hours of bowling for up to six people per lane.

Package E for $24 per person includes Cosmic Bowling from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., party favors, sparkling cider toast at midnight, two drink tokens or appetizer, projection screen with New Year’s countdown and today’s top hits.

For the 18 and older crowd, Monte Carlo Package F at $30 per person includes Cosmic Bowling from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., party favors, sparkling cider toast, two drink tokens or one appetizer and the projection screen with the New Year’s countdown and the top hits.

For more information call 209-824-2889 or visit



New Year’s Eve Experience, Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L St., Modesto.

Get ready to kick up your heels at the fifth annual New Year’s Eve Experience at the Modesto Centre Plaza. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the World of Laughs comedy show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets for Modesto’s largest New Year’s Eve bash start at $40 general admission or $60 VIP in advance.

For the past five years Louis Bland Entertainment has been hosting this New Year’s Eve event at the Modesto Centre Plaza. The night features three live DJs, including DJ Tease and DJ Monstermack of 97.7/98.3 KWIN, an exclusive VIP area, stand-up comedians, the Valley Rhythm Section live band, Mega 100 Jammin’ Old School party and Singles Mingle special room, festive masquerade masks, party favors, and many more surprises.

For more information on rooms and dinner VIP party packages at the Double Tree Hotel, call 209-526-6000; 209-577-6444 or 209-312-9038.

Tickets are on sale at Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau 209-526-5588 or online at