Trends often repeat in both entertainment and fashion. With that in mind, let’s all agree that 2016 was a Vaudevillian pratfall and wave it a fond farewell while celebrating New Year’s at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino.
“Vaudeville was characterized by sunny optimism, acts that were uplifting, cheerful, and clean. It provided a fanciful, magical escape,” explains author Karen Abbott. After the tumult of an election year and endless global unrest, the Universe is rewarding us by having New Year’s Eve fall on a Saturday night. Save your vacation hours for a rainy day and schedule an easy New Year’s vacation thanks to Quinault Beach.
The evening starts with a New Year’s Eve Buffet from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Great Hall. Reservations are highly recommended and seating is $39.95 per person for everyone 21+. Diners can find a carving station loaded with prime rib and poached lobster tails, Seafood Newberg, sherry garlic shrimp, Cajun pork loin, and baked salmon. Side dishes are loaded with andouille sausage, Dungeness crab, prawns, and oysters, and an assortment of cheeses, vegetables, and charcuterie.
But save room for desserts, cakes, puddings, tartes, fruit kabobs, and cookies too. Can’t make a sit-down supper? The on-site Bistro will have extended hours until 3:00 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.
From 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., the Great Hall becomes a free Back to Vaudeville extravaganza. Guests can enjoy party favors, psychics, caricature artists, and more while dancing to a live DJ. Don’t miss the countdown to midnight and celebratory balloon drop welcoming 2017.
Turn your stay into a staycation in one of the resort’s many rooms or suites and ease into January with a New Year’s Day Brunch from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. served in Emily’s and the Ocean Lounge for $19.95 per person. Early birds will find breakfast specials in the Bistro from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. including $4 Q-Egg Muffin Sandwiches and Breakfast Burritos. Rooms will also be available at Quinault Sweet Grass Hotel with a free shuttle as necessary.
Throughout the weekend, there will be seventeen $1,000 Show Stopper drawings on the gaming floor occurring from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Q-Club members also receive five times the reward points on Monday, January 2. These easily add up and can be used as cash for shopping, game play, meals, and even gas for the trip home. Sign up in advance to make earning rewards quick and easy on arrival.
An easy 100 miles from Tacoma, Quinault Beach is your perfect escape. While visiting for New Year’s, check out The Eclectics playing live music in the Ocean Lounge, Winter Weekend High Hands in the Poker Room, or just hit the spa and relax in their luxurious, dune-facing indoor pool.
Quinault Beach Resort and Casino is located at 78 State Route 115 in Ocean Shores. To book a stay or make dining reservations, call their front desk at 888-461-2214. Rooms can also be reserved online. Visit their Facebook page for directions, photos, events, and activities.
Instead of dwelling on the past, may we all hold on to the words of lifestyle maven Oprah Winfrey: “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”