New Year’s events in Central Kitsap

With the start of a new decade fast approaching, here are some local Central Kitsap events to help ring in the new year:

Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve with Heart by Heart – Admiral Theatre 515 Pacific AvenueBremerton, WA 98337; doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10 p.m., tickets range from $30 to $60. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Admiral with Heart By Heart – a tribute act featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Heart bassist Steve Fossen and drummer Michael Derosier. Heart By Heart presents a powerful, dynamic show that includes all the favorite Heart hits as well as deep album cuts that fans will love. Dinner menu includes Admiral Cheeseburger Sliders and Beer Batter Cod & Chips for $19 apiece. Cocktails include a Five Farms Chocolate Martini and Harvey’s Hot Buttered Rum.

Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve at 19th Hole Bar & Grill – 5 p.m. to midnight, 2171 Erlands Point Rd NW, Bremerton, Washington 98312. Come on down New Year’s Eve for a great night of entertainment! The Big Bear Band will be there from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., free champagne toast at midnight, New York Steak Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to midnight for only $20.20

Dec. 31, Maynard’s First Annual New Year’s Celebration – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 2251 Northwest Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale, WA 98383. Tickets range from $65 to $120. Come bring in the New Year and help support the Central Kitsap Food Bank and Holly Ridge Center. Live music, DJ & dancing, champagne toast, chef-driven hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. Hosted By: Enrico Sio, Silverdale Green Drinks, Wind Rose Cellars, Black Ring Spirits, & Rainy Daze Brewing. Ticket includes two drink tickets, 2020 New Year’s Eve glass & champagne toast at midnight.

Jan. 1, State Parks Free Day – A Discover Pass will not be required to visit any Washington State Park. This day gives visitors the opportunity to take part in a First Day Hike, a nationwide initiative that aims to get people outdoors on New Year’s Day. State Parks free days are in keeping with the legislation that created the Discover Pass — a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on lands managed by Washington State Parks and the Washington departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The Discover Pass legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 free days each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. State parks in Central Kitsap include Green Mountain – Wildcat Trail, and Gold Mountain.

Jan. 1, 2020 Prance and Plunge – 9 a.m. to noon at Wildcat Lake in Bremerton, race begins at 10 a.m. Want to start the new year with a splash? Come out to the annual Prance and Plunge, held at Wildcat Lake Park. Grab your friends and family and skip, walk, or run around Wildcat Lake (3.4 miles), then take an optional plunge into Wildcat Lake to refresh those new year goals. Afterward, dry off and enjoy refreshments and snacks by one of the fires. Proceeds from the Prance and Plunge go to Wildcat Lake Park to help maintain the park and keep it operational during the spring and summer months.

Jan. 1, Ollala Polar Bear Plunge – 10 a.m. 13965 Crescent Valley Dr. SE, Olalla, WA 98359, Plunging into Puget Sound from the Olalla Bridge is an exciting tradition to bring in the New Year! Presented by Olalla Community

Jan. 1, Classic Car Show – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kitsap Mall 10315 Silverdale Way Northwest, Silverdale, Washington 98383. Free event at the Kitsap Mall parking lot near Kohls. Food donations for St. Vincent DePaul accepted. Open to the public. Created by Cool Car Cruise.

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