Party Like It’s 2016!

The New Year is just around the corner and music, buffets, cocktails and luxurious overnight packages are abundant as we head towards 2016. Make sure to bring in the New Year with the community that perfectly embodies the mindset of honoring the past and embracing what the future holds.

New Year’s Eve Venues

Valley Gem Sternwheeler- Everyone’s favorite sternwheeler cruise ship is doing New Year’s a little different this year. From 8 p.m. to Midnight there will be a “Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise” performed by Paskawych Entertainment. Dinner is included and the night ends with a champagne toast to celebrate the beginning of the New Year. Cost is $45 and a cash bar is available. To reserve a spot, or for more information call 740-373-7862

Historic Lafayette Hotel- With two unique packages available the Lafayette Hotel is offering guests the chance to ring in the New Year in style. The first package costs $29.95 per person or $55 per couple and includes entry into “The Party in the Ball Room”, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and the midnight breakfast buffet. The second package includes everything in the first plus overnight accommodations in a Victorian room for rates starting at $129.95 per couple. Music for the evening will be provided by Band of Brothers, 60’s 70’s and 80’s Classic Rock and Country. The doors open at 8 p.m., to make a reservation call 740-373-5522.

The Blennerhasset Hotel- New Year’s Eve at the Blennerhasset Hotel is going to “Salute to Swing” this year. Take a stroll to the past for a 1940’s era murder mystery dinner & ballroom dance “Murder at the USO!” It’s 1944 in Paris, France. American troops have rescued the city, and American entertainers have arrived to perform for the troops. But there’s a twist – one of the performers is a Nazi sympathizer and has plans to kill an American Spy! Detective Hercule Parrott is on hand to solve the mystery. (Performed by Murder and Merriment)
• Ballroom Dance in the “Mess Hall” w/ live Band featuring music from the 1940’s (9:30 pm – 12:00 am)
• Dessert Bar featuring a decadent array of housemade sweets
• Complimentary Party Favors
• Live video countdown festivities from Times Square
• Champagne toast to ring in the new year
• Breakfast Buffet New Year’s Day (8:00 am – 1:00 pm)
• Late Check-Out (1:00pm)
• Prices range from $309-$409 per couple
For more information please call 800-262-2536.


The Adelphia Music Hall- The popular band Hit Parade will be headlining the New Year’s Eve Bash at the Adelphia Music Hall. The packages featured for the night are below.
Gold Package — $300
• 6 tickets to the show
• Reserved couch and table in the balcony
• 1 bottle of champagne
(only 4 available )

Silver Package — $200
• 4 tickets to the show
• Reserved table
• 1 bottle of champagne
Dinner and drinks not included
Must be in house by 8 PM
May be a low top or high top
(only 10 available )

Bronze Package — $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show
• Ticket for one, standing room only
• $20 bottles of champagne

Hit Parade plays all your favorites including:
Loverboy “Working for the Weekend” and “Hot Girls in Love”
Billy Idol “Rebel Yell” and “Dancing With Myself”
For more information on show tickets and package offers please call 740-374-8278.


Quality Inn- Three amazing packages to choose from, will make this New Year’s a special treat at the Quality Inn and Undo’s on the Pike.
Package A:
• Dinner Buffet 5-10 p.m.
• Entertainment from Fifth Street Quartet, Dj Associates and Photo Booth
• Party Favors
• Cash Bar from 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
• Liver coverage from Times Square
• Midnight Buffet
Package B: All in package A plus
• 1 King Single Sleeping Room
• Breakfast Buffet until 11 a.m.
• Late Check-out
Package C: All in packages A and B plus
• Open Bar 10 p.m.- 1 a.m.
To make a reservation or for questions about pricing please call 740-374-8190.


Best Western Plus
Ring in the new year to the tune of “The Frankster” starting at 9:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus on Pike Street in Marietta.
At only $125 the generous package includes:
• A room for two
• Admittance to the party
• Party favors
• Champagne Toast @ midnight
• Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
• Breakfast/Brunch Buffet
• Late Checkout at 5 p.m.
Call today to book your reservation 740-374-9660.

About Callie J Lyons

Callie Lyons is an investigative journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is available at and in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health", Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood and Toxic Soup, on Swedish National Television and in numbers of television, radio and print media interviews. Her work has appeared on Nova's Whiz Kids and in Mother Jones magazine. More recently, a national audience has come to know her award-winning investigative work through the Environmental Working Group and interviews with leading publications like the Huffington Post and The Intercept. Lyons' work was featured in the 2017 documentary Parched:Toxic Waters by National Geographic. The Short, Fantastic Life of a Saloon Girl is Lyons' first published work of historical fiction.
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