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Virginia City Preparing For New Year's Eve Celebrations

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While many are coming to Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe to ring in 2014 on Tuesday night, the Comstock is offering a different take on New Year's Eve.

The Bucket of Blood Saloon (1 C Street, Virginia City) is hosting a party with musical entertainment starting at 6 p.m.

"We also have a buffet, and we are completely sold out," said Noelle, a cashier with Bucket of Blood Saloon.

Meanwhile, the historic Piper's Opera House (corner of B and Union streets, Virginia City) is the site of a 3rd annual party put on by the Mustang Ranch Retailers. It'll have all of the usual revelry you'd expect out of a typical New Year's Eve party, including a prime rib dinner and a champagne toast. Its theme is also appropriate to the area.

"We have a mining theme," said Rich Crombie, public relations for Virginia City events. "We're giving away little chocolate gold and silver nuggets in mining pails, and people will dress in period attire, and we'll have some gunfighter skits."

All of the proceeds from this event will benefit Virginia City schools.

"So, people that are spending the money on the tickets will get their wonderful dinner," Crombie said. "They'll get drinks. They'll get all of the party favors, the champagne toast, and everything, and they're going to be helping out a great cause."

If you want to come out to this party, it starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 each or $75 per couple.

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While that celebration benefits the schools in the area, people who live and work there are excited for what it brings to the local economy.

"We've been busy all week because the weather's so nice," Noelle said. "We're looking forward to a really prosperous new year.

Hotels like the Silverland Inn & Suites (100 North E Street, Virginia City) are seeing a lot of business for the new year. From the jacuzzi suites to the standard, all of their 65 rooms are completely booked for Tuesday. Silverland Inn & Suites General Manager Robert Steiner says a majority of the guests are repeat customers.

"This is the off-tourist season for Virginia City," he said. "New Year's Day, New Year's Eve is phenomenal business for us. The hotel's full. Town will be full, and activities going on."

Written by Adam Varahachaikol







 

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