Tickets are on sale for the fourth annual Manhattan New Year's Eve celebration and benefit at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden, WA. Tickets are $99 and include appetizers, dinner, drinks, party favors and entertainment. Seating is limited to 80 for this popular event. The event has sold out the last three years. It is the only New Year's Eve bash in downtown Lynden, and the only New Year’s Eve event we know of that wraps up around 9:30 pm. The night starts off at 5:30 pm with appetizers, drinks, a silent auction and live music with Scot Ranney and Thomas Erastus Harris on the main floor performing Jazz classics reminiscent of a Manhattan supper club. The silent auction features artwork from regional artists including Judith Gauthier, Ben Mann, Carol Henry, Joyce Noordmans, Marilyn Olsen and David Sibiga; tickets to see the Mariners; a hand-crafted piggy bank full of quarters; locally grown blueberries and other wonderful items. The celebration moves upstairs to the beautiful Chamber Hall for a plated dinner (guests have a choice between a vegetarian pesto polenta stack, juicy pork loin or stuffed chicken breast) and music with jazz pianist Scot Ranney. Following dinner, there will be a live auction featuring a night out in Seattle with tickets to the sold out performance of Hamilton and overnight stay at the beautiful Fairmont Olympic Hotel; 7-day Holland America cruise to Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada or New England; a Summer Supper on Lake Whatcom with Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis and his wife Ellen; a weekend in Lynden with tickets to a performance at the Jansen Art Center, dinner at Steakhouse 9 and overnight stay at The Inn at Lynden; and a one-of-a-kind bell gong that is currently on display at the Jansen Art Center. After the auction, the big screen is brought down in the Chamber Hall, and the Live Stream of Times Square begins. We celebrate with the rest of Manhattan, counting down the seconds until the famous lighted ball drops, celebrating with a champagne toast and the ringing of Big Oly (the old fire siren on top of the Jansen Art Center), followed by dessert. Tickets to the event are available at the Jansen Art Center’s Gallery Shop, online at www.jansenartcenter.org/nye, or by calling 360-354-3600.