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Ringing in the new year in Summit

LESLIE BREFELDsummit daily news

Fireworks, shows and fine dining are available to locals and tourists celebrating New Years Eve in the High Country. Check out where to be in Summit County when the clock strikes midnight.

Keystone continues to bring in the New Year with laughs. Brett Butler, star of Grace Under Fire, will be at the Keystone Conference Center Grand Ballroom with opening acts Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald from Animal Planet and comedy club favorite, Steve Gastineau. The show begins at 10 p.m. followed by music and dancing and midnight festivities. VIP tickets are $99.95, reserved tickets are $69.95 and general admission tickets are $49.95. Appetizers and a midnight champagne toast are included. The comedy show is R-rated. Reservations are required; call (800) 468-5004.For the kids, check out ZOO Years Eve featuring TV Animal Planets Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald with Safari Steve and Friends. The show is set for 4 p.m. and tickets are $10 (kids under 2 are free). Call (800) 468-5004 for reservations or more information. Fireworks will light up the sky at 8:30 p.m. in River Run Village and at 9:15 p.m. at the Lakeside Village. Keystones signature restaurants will feature special holiday menus. Get reservations by calling (800) 468-5004 or visit keystoneresort.com for more information.

Start off the new year with a toast of elegance during Coppers New Years Eve Enchanted Masquerade Dinner. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Copper Conference Center. Tickets are $75 and include an exceptional culinary dinning experience, live entertainment with Leon Joseph Littlebird, wine sampling, complimentary champagne upon arrival, New Years Eve party favors, prime viewing of fireworks from the Conference Center patio and free entry to Storm King, JJs or Endos for post-fireworks entertainment. To make reservations, call (866) 236-4386, ext. 45930.Coppers New Years Eve En Fuego brings the party to the street: 6 p.m. Fireworks over West Lake 6-8 p.m. Outdoor Ski Movies in Burning Stones Plaza 6-10:30 p.m. Bonfires throughout the village 7-9 p.m. Bill the Entertainer fire show 7:30-10 p.m. Masquerade Ball in the Copper Conference Center 8-8:15 p.m. Ski & Ride School torch light parade down the mountain 8:15 – 8:45 p.m. BMX stunt show in Burning Stones Plaza 9-9:30 p.m. Superpipe Jam with Coppers Freeride Team 10-10:15 p.m. New Years fireworks over the mountain

Welcome in the New Year in Breckenridge during the annual torch light parade and spectacular fireworks display on New Years Eve. At 6 p.m. skiers and boarders from the Breckenridge Ski Resort kick off the evening with a dazzling luminary, parading from the top of Peak 9 down American to The Village at Breckenridge. The best views will be from anywhere you can see Peak 9.At 9 p.m. catch a brilliant fireworks display. With clear skies, the fireworks will be visible from most locations in downtown Breckenridge and areas of Blue River.Many restaurants in Breckenridge are catering to the New Years Eve crowd. For more information, call the Breckenridge Activity Center at (970) 453-5579 or visit http://www.gobrecknow.com.Leslie Brefeld can be reached at (970) 669-3998 ext. 13622 or lbrefeld@summitdaily.com.