The holiday season is about friends and family. But New Years is the perfect opportunity for a little adult escape. It’s a much needed, post-holiday break for reflection, resolution, and—let’s be honest—champagne. Thanks to Little Creek Casino Resort’s annual party extravaganza, you can kick 2019 off with a bang.
In approximately 46 B.C., Julius Caesar instituted the Julian calendar, which determined January 1 was the first day of a new year. Since then, partygoers have welcomed its arrival with traditions and superstitions galore.
The majority of these surround food. Historians explain that “In Spain and several other Spanish-speaking countries, people bolt down a dozen grapes-symbolizing their hopes for the months ahead…Because pigs represent progress and prosperity in some cultures, pork appears on the New Year’s Eve table in Cuba, Austria, Hungary, Portugal and other countries. Ring-shaped cakes and pastries, a sign that the year has come full circle, round out the feast in the Netherlands, Mexico, Greece and elsewhere. In Sweden and Norway, meanwhile, rice pudding with an almond hidden inside is served on New Year’s Eve; it is said that whoever finds the nut can expect 12 months of good fortune.”
Perhaps the most universal treat is champagne. It’s reported that “Every year, New Year’s revelers consume some 360 million glasses of champagne and sparkling wine. Champagne bought during the week ending Dec. 31 accounts for 25% of annual Champagne sales.”
Come raise your glass at the annual Little Creek New Year’s Eve Party. This year’s fun runs from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Entry is $40 per partygoer and includes party favors and a midnight champagne toast. Purchase tickets online or at the casino.
On the gaming floor there will be cash drawings every 30 minutes between 3:00 and 11:30 p.m. Lucky winners could score up to $500 with a $2,019 prize winner drawn at midnight and 1:00 a.m. Players Club members can start earning entries—and crossing their fingers—as early as Sunday, December 23.
Then hit the dance floor to rock the night away. Musical talents Harmonious Funk and DJ Smylez will keep toes tapping with a mix of R&B, soul, funk, top 40 hits, and all your musical favorites. DJ Smylez can be found in the Little Creek Starlight Lounge on Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. until midnight and emcees live music on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.
Harmonious Funk are a fan-favorite band from the Tacoma area. Since 2010 they’ve wowed audiences across Western Washington with their style, groove, and variety. Catch previous show performances on their website to get the funkadelic mood started.
Let’s face it, nothing ruins a great party like having to watch the clock and time your drive home. Skip the traffic and book a resort package that includes overnight hotel accommodation, tickets to the New Year’s party, late check-out so you can sleep off that midnight champagne, and an early bird buffet for two. Book your stay early either online or by calling 800.667.7711.
Nearly half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. In between losing weight, eating better, and organizing your schedule, let one of yours be to have more fun with family, friends, and loved ones. Less than 30 minutes from Olympia, Little Creek offers amazing entertainment, gaming promotions, and even event space for corporate meetings or weddings.
Weather-permitting, hit the award-winning Salish Cliffs Golf Course for 18 holes or stay indoors and indulge in a little pampering at the Seven Inlets Spa. There you can enjoy facials, body treatments, massage, and so much more. Book spa treatments online or by calling 360.462.1772. Golf tee-times can also be booked online or by calling the Pro Shop at 360.462.3673.