Looking where to go for New Year’s Eve in Aspen? The sky’s really the limit for spending New Year’s Eve weekend in the charming mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. Our team at McCartney Property Management compiled the ultimate New Year’s events guide – many events and activities are within walking distance of our vacation rentals in downtown Aspen! Activities are included for every budget in order to celebrate in style.
Whether you’re interested in family-friendly activities, a decadent culinary experience, concerts, or a champagne toast with loved ones, Aspen delivers something for everyone looking to ring in the New Year. See below for the best things to do in Aspen for the holiday.
Aspen’s New Year’s Eve Parties
Find multiple premium open bars and exclusive parties to start the year off in style. Ring in 2019 at The Little Nell New Year’s Eve Dom Pérignon party, featuring an open bar and special musical act performances—yes, multiple—in three of the hotel’s event spaces. Or celebrate at the Limelight Hotel New Year’s Eve bash! They are offering tarot and palm readings, a live DJ, an oxygen lounge and Veuve Clicquot & Belvedere as part of the open bar.
Dance the night away at Bootsy Bellows for a New Year’s Eve with visiting DJs and light appetizers. In case you’re planning on rubbing elbows at a venue like the member’s only Caribou Club, make sure to plan ahead since tickets for some of these events will go fast!
Not willing to commit? Enjoy low-key celebrations at the downstairs bar Hooch, gastropub Aspen Public House, or historic watering hole Red Onion. Discover lively events and excellent people watching by bar hopping across the five-block core of Aspen!
New Year’s Eve Concerts in Aspen
See the 18-piece orchestra Vaud and the Villains perform at the Wheeler Opera House on Monday evening at 7:45 p.m. Tickets often sell out at this newly renovated, historic theatre in the core of downtown Aspen.
Featuring some of today’s biggest acts, the annual Belly Up’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball is one of the hottest tickets in town for a late-night dance party. The headliner is Justice, with high energy eclectic music that’ll make you dance right into 2019! Belly Up is also easy walking distance from Wagner Park and the Silver Queen (Aspen Mountain) Gondola, which are some of the best locations to view the city fireworks at 8 p.m. and midnight.
Aspen New Year’s Eve Dining Guide
You’ll find decadent prix fixe menus for New Year’s Eve at the Creperie du Village, which is offering two seatings. Discover the local’s choice at Jimmy’s Bar and Restaurant. They are featuring two seatings for its three-course menu as well as a champagne toast at midnight. Aspen for New Year’s offers unparalleled dining options such as Steak House no. 316, Element 47 at the Little Nell, the iconic Pine Creek Cookhouse and Casa Tua, to name a few.
Reservations are very highly recommended on this busy night!
Our expert customer service team at McCartney Properties is available to offer recommendations to help ensure a memorable vacation experience in Aspen!
Free Things to Do in Aspen for New Year’s Eve
While this mountain town has a reputation for being a destination for the elite, Aspen offers multiple free events on New Year’s Eve to satisfy a variety of tastes. During the day, visit the Aspen Art Museum to see some of today’s most respected contemporary artists. If it’s a clear day, you’ll get a glimpse of Ajax or Independence Pass from the building’s roof deck. Admission is free every day of the year. The fireworks and people watching are always free!
New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Aspen
Welcome the new year with a literal blast by viewing the impressive New Year’s Eve fireworks over Aspen Mountain. The first show is at 8 p.m., and the second is at midnight. Gather round with locals and visitors of all ages for a free event in Wagner Park with a roaring bonfire and DJ. Children will enjoy the playground located adjacent to the park.
Head to The St. Regis Aspen Resort for fireworks, festivities and socializing on the Mountain Plaza. On New Year’s Day, sports fan are invited to watch the Rose Bowl football game in cozy couches at the Mountain Social lounge.
Nothing compares to New Year’s Eve in Aspen for pairing outdoor adventure with a range of activities to celebrate. Join us at McCartney Property Management for your New Year’s Weekend vacation!