Ring in 2017 with music, more

From staff reports

Mid-Ohio Valley residents will have a number of activities and events to choose from as they celebrate the end of 2016 and the arrival of 2017 on New Year’s Eve.

Some of those will include:

¯  On New Year’s Eve, the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta will feature a New Year’s Eve Party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with music by local band Jinxd. There will be a midnight buffet, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight in the ballroom. The cost is $35 for singles and $65 for couples.

For reservations or overnight accommodation information, call 1-800-331-9336 or 740-373-5522.

¯  The Adelphia Music Hall at 203 Second St. in Marietta will host a New Year’s Eve Party with music from Rewind with Kos & Correct: One Hit Wonders. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m.

For more information, call 740-374-8278 or online at thegallerymarietta.com or supremeticket.com.

The night before, local band Hit Parade will present a Pre-NYE Party with music beginning at 8 p.m.

¯  The Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg will host a New Year’s Eve event to ring in 2017 called “A Night on the Nile” at the hotel at the corner of Fourth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the event will feature a night of dinner and dancing with music by The Pennington Project and Wheeling band Hit Play. There will be other activities and attractions. Reservations are recommended since space is limited.

¯  North Bend State Park at Cairo is offering special packages for New Year’s Eve. The park lodge will host a dinner with two seatings – at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. – followed by a dance from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with live music by Neon Moon. There will also be snacks, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.

There are separate prices for singles and couples for the dinner and dance with or without overnight lodging. For more information or reservations, call North Bend at 304-643-2931.

¯  Hocking Valley Scenic Railway will hold a New Year’s Eve Train and Fireworks event on Dec. 31.

The train will depart the Nelsonville Depot at 10:30 p.m., travel to East Logan and return. On the return trip, the train will stop near the stroke of midnight at everyone is treated to a fireworks display to help bring in 2017.

Two seating sections are available: “Pizza & Pop”and “Wine & Cheese.”Only those over age 21 are permitted in the Wine and Cheese section, while the family-friendly Pizza and Pop is open to all ages. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for children and $25 for seniors for the Pizza and Pop program, while the Wine and Cheese program is $35 for adults and $30 for seniors.

For information and to order tickets, call toll-free 800-967-7834.

¯  In Marietta, the Valley Gem Sternwheeler will be offering a New Year’s Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise from 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31, departing from 601 Front St. in Marietta.

The cruise will feature the murder mystery dinner and a champagne toast at midnight. The cost is $45 per person and includes the dinner, show and toast. Reservations are required by calling 740-373-7862.

¯  The Quality Inn in Marietta will be holding a New Year’s Eve Party on Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. with music by Cradle and Grave and Vinnie and the Lubricators along with comedians. The hotel is located at 700 Pike St. in Marietta.

There are different packages with offerings including a dinner buffet, a midnight buffet, party favors and other activities. Some packages also include overnight accommodations.

¯  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108 will hold a New Year’s Eve dinner and dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at the post at 319 Pike St. in Marietta. The dance will be preceded by a steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m.

Little Rock will provide live music. The cost is $15 per meal for the dinner. There is no cover for the dance. To sign up, contact 740-374-9038.

¯  On New Year’s Day, the Baptist Temple of Parkersburg will hold its annual free New Year’s Day community dinner from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 1 at the church, at 19th Street and Park Avenue in Parkersburg.

The event is open for the community. For more information, contact the church at 304-428-4494.

¯  The 14th Avenue Gospel Mission Church will have a New Year’s Eve Watch Service on Dec. 31 at the church at 4124 14th Ave. in south Parkersburg.

The evening will begin at 9 p.m. with food and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall, with the service to follow from 10 p.m. until midnight. Music will be provided by The Burch Family and The Fullerton Family.

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