Ringing the New Year in with a bang

The mountain and sky will light up this weekend to celebrate the New Year. Fireworks light up the sky above Mount Snow. Inset: . 
The torchlight parade is always a favorite among locals and visitorsHayley Jane & the Primates will perform at the Snow Barn on Monday. lespecial will perform at the Snow Barn on Friday.Magic with Jay McMahon

DOVER- A weekend of fun kicks off on Friday, December 28, at 9 pm at the Snow Barn. Doors open at 8 pm with the show starting around 9 pm. Tickets are $10 and available online at www.mountsnow.com/events/calendar/lespecial.
lespecial carves their own path in contemporary rock music with the release of their second album, Cheen. Pole vaulting over traditional genres, Cheen is a snapshot of a band finding a remarkable creative stride, fearless in their pursuit of a synthesis of the diverse musical idioms that have inspired them as listeners and artists. These three childhood friends from Connecticut—now based in Boston and New York—play off of a lifetime of shared experience in their writing and performance. In a power trio, it’s essential that each of the players can utterly captivate listeners at any given time. lespecial’s willingness to take this risk of presenting an album full of flavors and feels is a reflection of the respect they have for their fans, present and future: they simply don’t underestimate the listener, and that itself is refreshing, bringing about comparisons to The Clash, who destroyed every boundary they came across, working reggae, dub, funk, and folk ballads into the socially and politically relevant punk rock they had come to personify.
Gang of Thieves with The Balkun Brothers will perform at the Snow Barn on Saturday, December 29, at 9 pm. Doors open at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 and available online at www.mountsnow.com/events/calendar/bud-light-concert-series-gang-of-thiev....
High-energy and an unforgettable live performance are the hallmarks of these Vermont funk rockers, who fuse a new breed of rock ‘n’ roll with a vibrant instrumentation to create a powerful sound palatable to audiences of all ages. The key to the Gang’s universal appeal is their infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a message that inspires and encourages positivity. Featuring an electric violin and one-man horn section, the Gang blends a variety of genres into catchy tunes anyone can sing or dance along to.
Do not miss the family fun at the Snow Barn on Sunday, December 30, at 4:30 pm, for a free magic act with Mr. Twisty that is fun for everyone. His amazing act will keep adults and children laughing and astonished the whole time.  Enjoy some of the Snow Barn’s famous pizza and make it a night out with the family.
Lee Ross will be performing on Sunday, December 30, at 9 pm at the Snow Barn with a live solo performance act using multi-instrumental looping to entertain the crowd. This is a musical adventure with lots of smiles, laughter, and more, featuring New Orleans funk infused with reggae and all sorts of dance-ish sounds. Tickets are $10 and available online at www.mountsnow.com/events/calendar/lee-ross.
Join the Snow Barn for a New Year’s celebration with Hayley Jane & the Primates, including a whole set of Rolling Stones covers, on Monday, December 31, at 9 pm. Melding roots, Americana, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll with rich lyrical imagery and the powerful vocals and dramatic performance of frontwoman and bandleader Hayley Jane, this dynamic quintet’s performs at large festivals. Hayley Jane and the Primates released their sophomore album “We’re Here Now” in 2017. Produced by Craig Brodhead of Turkuaz, the album carries an energy and poetry that represents the best of American music. Tickets are available for $30 online in advance at www.mountsnow.com/events/calendar/bud-light-concert-series-nye-with-hayl.... Tickets will be $35 at the door, if still available.
Kick off the celebration with a torchlight parade and fireworks as Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School instructors descend the Canyon ski trail in a beautiful torchlight glow. Immediately following a huge fireworks display will light up the sky. The best place to watch the instructors descend Canyon is between the clocktower and the Cape House. The fire pit will be lit in front of the Bluebird lift. There will also be balloon animals for the kids inside the Main Base Lodge from 4 to 6 pm.
Celebrate the New Year with the annual New Year’s Eve Family Dinner Party at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel on Monday, December 31, from 6 to 9:30 pm. The buffet dinner will be served from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm followed by a dance party from 10:30 pm until 1 am Contact Mount Snow central reservations at (800) 866-8634 for more information. Doors open at 6 pm with the event ending at 9:30 pm. A champagne toast will be served at 9 pm for ages 21 and over. Cider will be served for ages 20 and under. Party favors are included in the dinner price. There will be a DJ plus a Mad Scientist, strolling balloon creations by Mr. Twisty, magic with Jay McMahon, and face painter Claire Miller to keep the children entertained. A cash bar will be available for those over 21 years of age from 6 to 9:30 pm. The cost is adult ages 13 and over: $130, children ages 6 to 12: $65. No cost for children under 5. Reservations are required and are now open. Guests of the dinner party are welcome to stay for the after party beginning at 10:30 pm for no additional cost. The ballroom will be re-set from 9:30 to 10:30 pm and most tables will be moved or removed and a nightclub atmosphere will be set up.  
The New Year’s Eve celebration from 10:30 pm to 1 am at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel is a family-friendly nightclub event featuring a live DJ and will take place in the ballroom after the Family Dinner Party. The cost per person is adult ages 13 and over: $58.50, children ages 6 to 12 $32.50. No charge for children under 5. Contact Mount Snow Central reservations at (800) 866-8634 to book tickets today.
Tickets can be purchased at the door if still available the day of the concert. People must be over 21 to attend most Snow Barn concerts. Visit www.mountsnow.com for more information.


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