Celebrate New Year's Eve in Aspen, by marking the end of the year and the dawn of a new one with friends and family. Indulge in a lavish New Year’s Eve feast at one of dozens of Aspen restaurants. Attend one of Aspen's exclusive New Year’s Eve parties or one of the many community gatherings. Then, top off the night by catching one of the fireworks shows with thousands of your closest friends from the bonfire at Wagner Park.
However you choose to spend New Year's Eve in Aspen, you will definitely have a fun and memorable night.
Go for Free
We get it — you've been eyeing a new pair of powder skis, so going big on New Year's Eve isn't in the cards. Well, you're in luck, because in Aspen, there are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve for zero dollars. Start the evening with a stroll around town. Enjoy the holiday decorations, shop windows, and people watching.
At Wagner Park in downtown Aspen, check out the free NYE party. There's a DJ and a bonfire to keep you warm while you wait for the fireworks show. If you have young ones, the family-friendly fireworks show at 8:00 PM over Aspen Mountain will bring squeals of delight. At midnight, you can also celebrate the New Year with an additional fireworks display, as it lights up the face of Aspen Mountain.
Go All Out
When in Aspen, you can party the night away, Aspen-style! Hotels and restaurants all over town host luxe dinners and celebrations, so you have plentiful options. Here are a handful of parties happening around town.
The Little Nell
The Little Nell’s Dom Pérignon Party offers bottomless glasses of Dom, tables with private butler service, and entertainment.
Celebrate early with the whole family at the Aspen Art Museum's rooftop deck. Enjoy a buffet dinner, art activities, cocktails, and a champagne toast at 8:00 PM during the first fireworks display.
Check out what’s going on at the Wheeler Opera House. They always offer a fun New Year’s Eve show with a champagne toast at midnight.
Belly Up Aspen
Attend the New Year’s Eve show at Belly Up Aspen, and enjoy a great performance along with entertaining midnight activities to ring in the New Year.
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