Make Plans Now to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Lake Oswego

If “make New Year’s Eve plans” is on your holiday To Do list, the time to act is now. There are a couple venues hosting events in Lake Oswego but they fill up so you want to put the shopping and wrapping aside for a moment and make your reservations. Consider these two options.

Tavern on Kruse. If you want to get all gussied up with someplace local to go, this is your spot. Enjoy a club-like atmosphere while rocking out on the dance floor to the tunes of the StimPak band. Purchase your libations of choice at two bars and enjoy complimentary appetizers and champagne at midnight. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the party gets started at 9:00. Limited tickets are $55. 4835 Meadows Road, 503.303.5280.

Gemini Bar and Grill. If you want to get things started a little earlier, make plans at the Gemini Bar and Grill. This popular Lake Oswego hangout will open its doors at 6:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and later in the night you’ll find yourself dancing to the sounds of Stump City Soul. Toast in the New Year with free champagne and enjoy free snacks before you head home. Tickets are $50. Pick your reserved seats from the layout online. 456 N. State Street, 503.636.9445.

Wilsonville Family Fun Center. Head down to Wilsonville for an earlier start still…especially if you plan on celebrating with your kids. For $20 a person, you can enjoy unlimited use of Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, the Rock Wall, Batting Cages, Sky Trail Ropes Course, Lazer Tag, Bumper Boats, Kidopolis Playland, the Frog Hopper and $5 Arcade Credit and an all-you-can-eat pizza and soda buffet (served 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p. m. to 7:00 p.m.) Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 29111 SW Town Center Loop, Wilsonville, 503.685.5000.

Oregon Garden. Another family-friendly way to ring in the New Year is a visit to the Oregon Christmas Garden in Silverton on its last day of the season. Activities include live music, artisan vendors, ice skating, snowless tubing, a 100 foot long candy cane tunnel,  a Biergarten and one million lights. Activities and pricing varies. Night skating and tubing opens at 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. 879 W. Main Street, Silverton.

If you are looking for a more non-traditional way to ring in the New Year, take a look at one of my earlier posts here.

And if buying or selling your home is on your New Year’s To Do list, be sure to give me a call. I’ve been helping people buy and sell their homes in Lake Oswego for over 30 years and would love to put my experience to work for you. Give me a call at 503.939.9801 and/or check out my website.

About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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