LA offers variety of activities for New Year’s Eve

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By Tris DeRoma

Whether residents are looking for a quiet celebration or a party with friends and neighbors, Los Alamos has them covered.

The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars posts will be open New Year’s Eve. Both posts will show football games on the TVs all day. Thanks to a temporary change in the state liquor laws, at least the VFW plans to remain open until 2 a.m. 

The American Legion is at 1325 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos and the VFW is at 1793 Deacon St., Los Alamos.
Los Alamos public libraries

The Mesa Public Library and the White Rock Public Library will host kid-friendly daytime celebrations of “Noon Year’s Eve” on Sunday.

At Mesa Public Library, the celebration begins at 1 p.m. with balloon drops at 2 p.m. At White Rock Public Library, celebrations begin at 3 p.m. and end at 4 p.m.  Kids aged 12 and younger are welcome, but an adult must accompany kids aged six and younger. Mesa Public Library is at 2400 Central Ave.and the White Rock Public Library is at 98 NM 4.


The Blue Window Bistro will be closed Sunday and Monday (New Year’s Day), but it will be presenting a reservation-only, five-course dinner on Saturday for $70 per person from 4-9 p.m. There were early and late evening reservations still available as of Friday afternoon.

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op will be open at least until 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, but if there’s a crowd, they may stay open until midnight. The brewery plans to premier its $5 Oatmeal Stout also.

The Blue Window Bistro is located at 1789 Central Avenue and Bathtub Row is at 163 Central Park Square.
Buzz Bus

For the adult celebrations, leave your car behind and take the Buzz Bus, courtesy of Atomic City Transit. Residents can call ACT between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. if they need a ride. Call 661-7433. Rides are given on a first-come, first-served basis.