Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at HV

By Alicia Dziak

The countdown to 2016 begins at Holiday Valley this Thursday, when a lineup of New Year’s Eve fun awaits.

Besides skiing, a family-friendly party will be held in the Main Lodge.

“The new addition is Mackenzie Bart with her Ventriloquist show,” said marketing director Jane Eshbaugh. “She performed this act when she competed in the 2014 Miss America pageant!”

Following the 8:30 performance by Bart, guests will be treated to dancing, contests and fun led by everybody’s favorite DJ John Barry.

Unfortunately, the usual Groomer’s Parade down Cindy’s Run will not be happening this year, since Mother Nature has taken her time providing that trail with the needed snow.

But, at 11:30 p.m., the annual Torchlight Parade begins according to tradition. Eshbaugh noted that, “The torchlight parade will be modified to come down the bottom of Cindy’s Run” this year.

The questionable snow conditions won’t stop the fireworks though, and they are set to light up the night sky over EVL starting at 11:45 p.m.

Says Eshbaugh of the event: “It’s a fun celebration of the New Year with awesome fireworks.” She also added that admission is free.

For a schedule of events, see page 6.