New Year’s events happening across Shelby
By SCOTT MIMS / Staff Writer
A New Year’s Day hike, a wine tasting, an intimate dinner and jumping on trampolines are among the activities you can enjoy across Shelby County this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2020.
Corbin Farms Winery in Calera is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner with two different time slots on Tuesday, Dec. 31, one from 6-7:30 p.m. and another from 7:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and reservations are required.
“It’s going to be a nice, intimate dinner at the winery, which is unique to a lot of other places,” said winemaker Matt Corbin. “Our chef-inspired menu will be sure to please. It will be a fun night to come out and spend New Year’s Eve.”
Corbin added that the winery has all Alabama-made wines. Live music by JQ’s One Man Swing Band will be featured from 6-9 p.m. Tickets include one glass of wine, one starter, one entrée and one dessert per person.
For more details, visit Eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-dinner-tickets-86615145231.
If you’re an active morning person, Oak Mountain State Park is offering a pre-sunrise hike to King’s Chair on New Year’s Day; participants can be among the first to watch the sun rise over Shelby County on Jan. 1, 2020.
The hike is scheduled to begin at 5:30 a.m. starting at the North Trailhead. In case of inclement weather, the hike may be postponed until a later time that day. It is suggested that hikers wear weather-appropriate clothing and bring along items such as a flashlight or headlamp, water, snacks, a hiking pole or stick and a camera. Visitors are asked to use only the front entrance gate at OMSP.
If you prefer staying indoors but are still the energetic type, perhaps Altitude Trampoline Park’s New Year’s Eve Glow Party will float your boat. The Pelham park’s event will begin Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. and last into the first hour of 2020 until 1 a.m.
Admission is $39.95 through Dec. 28 and $49.95 after that. Admission includes unlimited jumps on 10-plus attractions, plus a deejay, glow lights, free pizza and drink, basketball dunk contest, dodgeball tournaments, prizes every hour, party favors, midnight countdown and more. Call 205-619-6929 or book online at Altitudebirmingham.com.
Pelham’s Pleasure is All Wine is hosting a New Year’s Eve champagne and sparkling wine tasting on two different dates—Saturday, Dec. 28 from 12-6 p.m. and again Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pleasure is All Wine is located at 2152A Pelham Parkway. For more information, call 205-985-4760 or visit Pleasureisallwine.com.
Meanwhile, Helena’s Beef ‘O’ Brady’s offers a chance to celebrate with a New Year’s Eve Party from 8-11:59 p.m. There will be live music featuring band Vinyl Rock starting at 8, party favors and complimentary champagne at midnight. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is located at 4300 Helena Rd., Helena.
Two locations in Alabaster are hosting New Year’s Eve events as well:
Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Co. will host its Third Masquerave Ball on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The “Ginger Meister,” head brewer, will be manning the taps and there is no cover charge. A “First Contact” toast is planned for midnight. Interstellar is at 4808, 260A Regency Park Drive, Alabaster.
Siluria Brewing Co at 145 First Ave. W., Alabaster, is hosting a New Year’s Eve Celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. with dancing, champagne and live music from The Martini Shakers from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.