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New Years Eve in Breckenridge
Posted by Shannon Sinnard | Thursday, December 21, 2017


What better way to start working on that New Year’s resolution of living life to the fullest than spending New Year's Eve in Breckenridge? Known as laid-back & friendly, Breckenridge is the perfect place to ring in the New Year! Whether you're looking for fireworks, dancing, romance or a midnight kiss with a stranger you’ve come to the right place! Here's your 2017 guide to starting off 2018 in the most enjoyable way possible! 



► Glow Worm Parade | 5.45p | Peak 9 Breckenridge
What could be better for the kiddos than the chance to be in a parade?? How about a parade on SKIS, at NIGHT with GLOWSTICKS!? Enter, the Glow Worm Parade. All confident ski & riders ages 5-13 are welcome to participate in this one of a kind, annual New Years Eve event in Breckenridge. Watch as these little powder hounds, donning glowsticks while careening down green terrain on Peak 9, give off the appearance of a New Year’s glow warm. 

Registration for the parade starts at 5 pm and is located at the Beaver Run Ski and Ride School. Parade starts at 5.45p immediately followed by the Torchlight Parade at 6p. Glow Worm participants must be able to stop and turn on green terrain. Weather permitting.


► Torchlight Parade | 6 pm | Peak 9 Breckenridge
A long-standing tradition in Breckenridge, watch as the pros of the Breckenridge Ski & Ride School take the hill and carry torches from the top of Peak 9 down to the base area. The red glow flowing down the mountain is truly a sight to see. Although visible from almost anywhere in town, we recommend grabbing a warm cocktail on the expansive decks of either the Maggie or Coppertop Bar for optimal viewing. Weather permitting.


► Fireworks |  9pm
Later in the evening enjoy an electrifying display of fireworks against our beautiful Rocky Mountain backdrop, worthy of ooohs and ahhhs. On a clear night, this colorful show can be seen from pretty much anywhere in Downtown Breckenridge but for the best views in town make your way to the Riverwalk Center in Downtown Breckenridge. Weather permitting.

New Years Eve Dinner Suggestions

► Modis | 113 S Main St | www.modisbreck.com
One of many options for a fabulous New Year's Eve dinner (and exceptional cocktail..or two), enjoy a holiday themed menu in this unique restaurant featuring a grandiose staircase and loft seating under a majestic clerestory style window. 

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-4330

► Salt Creek Steakhouse | 110 Lincoln Ave | www.saltcreekbreck.com
Indulge in a 4 course prix fixe menu at one of Breckenridge’s oldest and most established Steakhouses. And when you’re finished, why not head upstairs to their sister establishment, Napper Tandy’s, for a little more rowdy entertainment? Menu

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-4949

► Blue River Bistro | 305 N Main St | www.blueriverbistro.com
Another long-standing local institution, Blue River Bistro will be preparing a four-course meal this New Year’s Eve to be offered up while you enjoy the serenading of LC's Latin Groove from 5-10pm.

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-6974

► Breck Distillery Restaurant | 1925 Airport Rd | www.breckenridgedistillery.com
Although one of Breckenridge’s newer restaurants, this dining establishment connected to the infamous Breckenridge Distillery is quickly becoming a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. This New Years Eve, treat yourself to a 5 course chef tasting menu while sipping on a complimentary glass of Breckenridge Bourbon – made in-house. BONUS :  free shuttle service is offered by the Breckenridge Distillery to get to and from the restaurant/distillery safely.

• Reservations : Online | (970) 771-3251

► Relish | 137 S Main St | www.relishbreckenridge.com
Your New Year’s Resolution doesn’t start until the clock strikes midnight, so why not enjoy one last deliciously indulgent meal?  This New Year’s, Relish will be preparing a decadent 4 course menu including delicacies such as foie gras bratwurst with black mission fig spread and cabernet braise beef short ribs with bone marrow mashed potatoes.

• Reservations : (970) 453-0989

► Briar Rose | 109 Lincoln Ave | www.briarrosechophouse.com
If wild game is a little more your style, a must-hit location in Breck is the Briar Rose Chophouse. Enjoy family style dinning and one of the most impressive wine lists in town. Our suggestion? Try the cervena elk medallions with wild mushroom demiglace – and, whatever you do, don’t pass on the homemade mac ‘n cheese! 

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-9948

► Ember | 106 E Adams Ave | www.emberbreck.com
You really can’t go wrong with a restaurant who’s owner/chef is confident enough to serve up quail with foie gras stuffing on their nightly menu.. So we’re pretty confident that Ember’s New Year’s Eve three-course meal offering will be one not soon to forget!

• Reservations : Online | (970) 547-9595

► Hearthstone | 130 S Ridge St | www.hearthstonebreck.com
Among the most picturesque spots for a sumptuous dinner in Breck, this time-tested fine dining favorite is perhaps one of the most popular holiday dinning spots in town. Charming and always delicious, The Hearthstone Restaurant allows one of the best views in town from their upstairs dining room with crackling fireplace and many Christmas trees.

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-1148

► Legends | 215 S Ridge St | www.legendsbreckenridge.com
The ‘new kid in town’ Legends Steak & Italian Restaurant not only offers delicious food & wine parings but also a unique and romantic atmosphere in its historic Ridge Street residence tucked just off of the hustle and bustle of Main Street. Specializing in premium steaks and authentic Italian, a holiday dinner enjoyed here is sure to be (dare we say it?) legendary. 

• Reservations : Online | (970) 423-6913
*Legends is currently full for all holidays. If you would like to get on a waitlist, or inquire about availability other nights, please call the number above.

► Traverse | 112 Overlook Dr 
For hands down the best views in Breckenridge, pay a visit to the Traverse restaurant located at the Lodge at Breckenridge. Soak in a bird’s eye panorama of the town and ski area while gobbling up their New Year’s Eve feast - a four-course dinner served up with stunning Rocky Mountain scenery and a complimentary glass of prosecco. $100 per person.

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-9300

► Spencers | 620 Village Rd, #1 
Located at Beaver Run Resort, Spencer’s will be hosting a prime rib buffet dinner this New Year’s Eve. Afterward, get your VIP on at Breckenridge’s one and only multi-venue NYE party with live music and dancing starting at 10:30p.

• Reservations : Online | (970) 453-6000

▷ Other New Year’s Eve Dinner Suggestions : Twist, Artisan 206, Sauce on the Maggie (previously Taddeo’s), BOLD, Southridge Seafood Grill

★ BONUS : Dinner Sleigh Ride
There is also the unbeatably romantic option of a dinner sleigh ride. Kids love these, too, especially the Dinner Theater Sleigh Rides. Here are a couple of our favorites :

New Years Eve Nightlife Options

Although most bars throughout town will celebrate with drink or shot specials and a champagne toast, here are a couple of our suggestions to Ring In The New Year.

► Beaver Run | 620 Village Rd
Although the Base 9 bar (located at the ground level of Beaver Run Resort) will be open to the public with DJ and drink specials, Beaver Run is also offering several tiered VIP packages for their all out New Year’s Eve bash, starting at $49/person. For access to the exclusive party at Coppertop Bar (including Dancing and DJ) upgrade your experience to the Silver package. Want more? Add on another bar, Imperial Room, along third DJ & food buffet by upgrading to the Gold package. Or, send off 2017 in style by treating yourself to the Platinum package granting access to the VIP ICE bar along with VIP table & personal bottle of champagne. At the stroke of midnight, ring in 2018 with noisemakers and party favors abound along with a free champagne toast. Purchase Tickets

► Ceclia's | 520 S Main St | www.ceilias.tv
Ranked Among The 10 Hottest Dance Clubs in Colorado by Best Things CO, Cecelia’s is one of Summit County’s liveliest dance clubs where the party goes well into the wee hours on New Year’s Day. Toast to 2018 with a glass of champagne in one hand and the bar’s stripper pole in the other. Wanna cut out the line and wait for drinks? Cecelia’s is one of the only venues in Breckenridge offering bottle service.

► Liquid Lounge | 520 S Main St #2 
Another good option for those looking to get rowdy with perhaps a bit of debauchery. This lively venue promised a lively night out with DJs and dancing. 

► Blue Stag | 323 S Main St | www.bluestagsaloon.com
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Blue Stag Saloon with DJ What's His Face taking the stage at 10pm, dishing up just what you need to dance your way into a new year. And when the ball drops at midnight, enjoy a free will a champagne toast! **NO COVER**

► MotherLoaded Tavern | 103 S Main St | www.motherloadedtavern.com
For a more casual atmosphere that still holds plenty of fun, visit the Motherloaded Tavern. This year, El Passo Laso will be playing covers from the 80s, 90s and today from 10p-1a. Small cover…BIG party!

►RMU | 114 S Main St | www.rockymountainunderground.com
Transport yourself somewhere tropical with Tropical Waffle playing tropical house music all night long at RMU Tavern.

► The Historic Brown | 206 N Ridge St | www.historicbrown.com
For another live music option, head over to the recently remodeled Historic Brown to catch Tnertle w/ TruFeelz. Toast the locals at midnight with free champagne while enjoying a night spent dancing and singing cover free! But, get here early – The Historic Brown reached full capacity last year at 9pm!

► Apres Handcrafted Libations | 130 S Main St | www.apreslibations.com
Back for the 4th year in a row, the Bubbles and Beer NYE Party at Apres is a favorite amongst locals.  Order one of the original champagne cocktails from the special NYE menu or choose from one of their 70+ craft beers on tap with the money that you’ll save not paying a cover here!

► Broken Compass | 68 Continental Ct | www.brokencompassbrewing.com
If there's one thing the Broken Compass has learned over almost four years of existence, it's how to throw a rockin party. For the fourth year, they will be hosting the Sequins and Sorels New Year's Eve bash. Welcoming Chicago-based band Sneezy to the taproom to throw down a concert that will rock your socks off with funky jams all night long. Admission is FREE and, in true brewery form, a  we're specialty New Year's beer will be tapped at midnight. BONUS :  free shuttle service is offered by Broken Compass to get to and from the brewery safely! 

▷ Other New Year’s Eve Nightlife Options : Burke & Riley’s, Napper Tandy’s, Brooklyn’s BilliardsGold Pan Saloon, Ollie's Pub & Grub

New Years Day

Skiing/Riding : Believe it or not, this is arguably one of the best days of the year to catch first chair and early morning tracks. Due to the nature of most New Year’s Eve celebrations, the mountain remains fairly quiet the morning of January 1st.

Resolution Run : Ready to kick start that New Year’s Resolution? This 5k snow run (or snowshoe) is a great way to start the new year off on the right foot followed by a post-race party, finisher gifts and prizes round out the event.  Click Here for registration and details.


A Word From Ski Country : At Ski Country, we never encourage drinking and driving! Which is why we offer our unique and personalized Shuttle Service to all guests (extended hours on New Year Eve). We encourage all guests to utilize this free service (tips appreciated) when staying with Ski Country Resorts. Although we do try our best to maintain a prompt & reliable service, during busy times & holidays our service may be a bit delayed. Other options available are Uber (recently debuted in Breckenridge) as well as the local free bus (oftentimes the most reliable source of transportation – other than your own two feet). On New Years Eve The Breckenridge Free Ride offers special late-night service (until 2:15 a.m.) 

➔ Looking for a babysitter this New Years Eve? Here a couple of Ski Country suggestions : 



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