New Year's Plans in San Juan Capistrano

What's going on this week, with a holiday theme.

San Juan Capistrano offers several ways to celebrate New Year's Eve 2014. Patch file photo.
San Juan Capistrano offers several ways to celebrate New Year's Eve 2014. Patch file photo.

1. Wanna celebrate New Year’s twice? You can ring in 2014 like a New York (that’s 9 p.m. our time) at the Camino Real Playhouse. Included is food, wine, complimentary champagne. And of course music and dancing plus stand-up comedy entertainment.

2. A musical celebration: Surfer/rocker Donavon Frankenreiter is scheduled to perform New Year’s Eve at the Coach House.   

3. Before and after: Swallows Inn will offer a sophisticated (for a cowboy bar) New Year’s celebration, starting at 7 p.m. And the next day, they’ll be serving bloody Marys and breakfast burritos starting at 8 a.m.

4. A designated driver is available (but he’ll make a lot of stops): Don’t forget the OCTA is running its buses for free Tuesday night into the wee hours of Wednesday a.m.

5. For those needing help with their resolutions: Here’s a link to a government website that lists popular resolutions and the government agencies that can help. Not surprisingly losing weight is first on the list, and the National Institutes of Health have a plan for you.

6. Better tell your teens: Distracted driving is dangerous, especially if you’re a new driver. Starting Wednesday, California drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using a wireless device while driving, even if it is equipped with a hands-free option.

For other happenings, check our events calendar.

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