2012 New Years Events In Barrie and Blue Mountain

The City of Barrie is hosting the 14th annual Downtown Countdown.

Starting at 7pm skating on the Circle at the Centre rink, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting and live entertainment. There are two Fireworks shows (7:45pm for the kids and at midnight),

Barrie Transit will be offering free rides from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  After 9:00pm, regular fares apply and service is extended until 3:00am to get you home safely.

More details at: Barrie.ca

New Years at Blue Mountain Village

Blue Mountain’s New Year include a Family Fireworks start at 9pm sharp by the Mill Pond followed by the Main Event Fireworks at midnight over the mountain.

  • Windy O’Neills New Years Dinner & Party – 3 course menu of Prime Rib or Lobster served in the Wicklow Lounge, Live Entertainment all night with a Champagne toast at midnight.  Party ticket only also available.
  • C & A Steak Company New Years Early Dinner, serving 3 course menu with a glass of French Champagne 5-7:30pm $85 +tx & service charge. New Years Early Dinner & Party Ticket, serving 5 course menu & seasonal Auld Lang Syne course at midnight with Champagne 9pm to close $135 +tx & service charge.
  • Avalanche New Years Party Ticket Only with live DJ Entertainment all night and a Champagne toast at midnight. Entry starts at 9pm $55.
  • Tholos New Years Dinner Only Ticket, serving 4 course menu from 5:45-8pm $80 Adults & $30 Child (12 & under)  Dinner & Dance Party Ticket, serving 4 course menu + Greek Band, Belly Dancer and DJ after 10pm, Champagne and Hors D’ouvers at midnight, party favourites and dancing until 3am $130 pp + tx & Gratuity (child included).
  • Rusty’s at Blue New Years Party, Champagne at midnight, party favours, entry after 9pm $75 pp in advance at www.ticketweb.ca search “Rusty’s”.
  • Twist Martini & Wine Lounge New Years Party, ring in 2012 dancing to the sounds of resident DJ’s. Dinner only packages from $55 pp, doors open at 5pm, Dinner & Dance packages from $125 pp, doors open at 8pm or Dance only package from $65 pp, doors open at 10pm, all +tx and gratuity.
  • Copper Blues New Years Dinner & Party, 5-8:30pm a-la-carte menu or 9-10:30pm delectable 3 course meal $125 pp +tx & gratuity, come for dinner, stay for the party at no cost! Apres Event Ticket only $65 10:30pm to close, DJ to ring in 2012, passed appetizers, champagne, party favours and transportation home to surrounding area.
  • Kaytoo Restaurant & Bar New Years Dinner at 5:30pm, Adult pricing $64, Child pricing (10 & under) $24.  Dinner & optional After-party Ticket at 7:30pm Adult Only $135. All pricing is + tx and gratuity.  After-party Ticket Only up to Dec 17 – $75pp, Dec 18-Dec 30 – $85pp, door pricing – $95pp, arrival between 9-10:30pm.  Live DJ, party favours, champagne at midnight, special treats throughout the evening, semi-formal dress code with one or a combination of colours Black, White, Red or Silver.

More details at: VillageAtBlue.com

We’re looking for a few good writers

We’re looking to hire freelance writers for SimcoeDining.
Starting later this year we’re expanding to include reviews of restaurants and coverage of events (Barrie Film Festival, Ribfest, Zombie Walk) in Barrie and the surrounding communities and we’re looking for local writers to cover them.

– work from home part-time
– have a passion for food, restaurants and be familiar with the Barrie restaurant scene.
– samples of previous writing
– ideally familiar with Facebook, Twitter and similar social media tools
– articles should be 400-600 words

– $30 per review, $50 if it includes photos we use
– In addition we pay traffic bonuses

To apply for this position, please email (to writers@simcoeding.com) your resume and some writing samples (or links to writing samples on the web).