8 Fun Ways to Celebrate the New Year in Whistler

If you’re ready to ring in the new year amidst a snow-blanketed village brimming with Canadian beauty, then Whistler is your spot! Make plans now to include fabulous events ranging from family-friendly activities to bars and parties. Whistler offers a beautiful backdrop for your celebration, and we have some great ideas to get you thinking.

Whistler Village and Fireworks

Outdoor fun for families starts at noon on New Year’s Eve with a special Family Après at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Enjoy outdoor activities, entertainment and more, or head indoors for more family-friendly experiences at the Whistler Conference Centre’s Holiday Experience “Reflections and Intentions Installation” open on December 31 and January 1. Your family will love Zen gardens, water features, even a campfire where you can ponder the past and look forward to what the new year holds. Crafts, entertainment and dancing are in the Grand Foyer. Don’t forget the ever-popular bouncy land and game room as well.

Early birds can turn in early after attending a High-Flying Snow Show at 7:30 p.m. at Skiers Plaza (base of Whistler Mountain). A firework show follows at 8 p.m. If you’ve got the stamina, ring in 2020 with a Special Edition Fire & Ice Show at 11:30 p.m. with a grand firework show at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Parties

One of Whistler’s best NYE parties promises to be CIROC presents: New Year’s Eve 2020 at Garibaldi Lift Company from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. This fancy shindig aptly named “Dress To Impress” offers a bubbly midnight toast coupled with front seats to the fireworks extravaganza. Get your tickets early and if you have a group of eight or more, ask for the group rates.

Check out the lively Great Gatsby Roaring 20s NYE party at the Longhorn Saloon & Grill from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Embrace the theme by dressing in proper Roaring 20s attire and enjoy a glass of bubbly as you arrive in addition to favors and exclusive access to the Longhorn patio for the midnight fireworks show.

Perhaps one of the most anticipated events of the season is The NYE Masquerade Ball presented by Buffalo Bills Bar & Grill beginning at 9 p.m. Enjoy the beauty and ambiance of the mountains as you don a mask (handed out upon entrance) and patiently wait to unveil your identity at the midnight chime. Enjoy a champagne toast, party favors and maybe some fresh snowfall.

There are lots of other parties and bar hops to consider so spend a little time reading over the lengthy list. And, don’t forget to start your planning early for the best selection of properties in Whistler and ring in 2020 with pizzazz.