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Aspen New Year’s Eve

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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 the 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.

Ajax Tavern

Enjoy the fireworks show over Aspen Mountain from your table. Chef de Cuisine Oscar Ibarra will offer a menu complete with oysters, king crab, scallops, wagyu beef, fresh pasta and decadent desserts.  First seating: 7-8 pm, $300 per person for 3 courses, with a $200 wine pairing option, $50 per child & Second seating: 9-10 pm, $500 per person for 4 courses, with a $200 wine pairing option, $50 per child

Hotel Jerome

Bid adieu to 2022 surrounded by the splendor of the mountains. Dine on a celebratory five-course dinner at Prospect to make your last meal of the year one of its most memorable.

Bad Harriet NYE Bash

Festivities, fun, and frivolity abound. Welcome the new year with a night of revelry, including curated cocktails, live music and a special champagne toast at midnight, led by the cast and characters of Bad Harriet. If you're feeling particularly indulgent, add on our exclusive Omakase tasting menu from NYC hotspot Taikun. This night of celebration comes but once a year, so feel free to treat yourself.

Wheeler Opera House

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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