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Celebrating New Year in Whistler

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If you do it right, just about any night of the year can be an incredibly memorable celebration here in Whistler. With world-class restaurants, festivals and events happening twelve months of the year, and a very healthy party scene, Whistler knows a thing or two about having a good time.

As you might guess, we tend to throw a pretty good New Year’s Eve party. There are plenty of options to choose from, so start thinking about it now: how are you going to spend New Year’s in Whistler?

The New Year’s Masquerade Party at Buffalo Bill’s

Watch your go-to party spot undergo a complete transformation as the tuxes, ball gowns, and masks emerge from the depths of Whistler’s closets (behind the plaid shirts and GoreTex ski jackets). If you’re looking to dance your heart out, this is one of many great options happening around town. They’re even giving away a free snowboard – after all, fancy clothes or not, this is still Whistler.

Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Whistler’s dry New Year’s Eve celebration throughout the Village has become a tradition for many local families. Pick up your wristbands ahead of time, and hop from activity to activity, enjoying crafts, ice-skating, live performances, music, and so much more all night long. Your teens will be thrilled to have their own party to attend, and you’ll be enthralled with the very special New Year’s Eve edition of the Fire and Ice Show.

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Bearfoot Bistro: New Year’s Eve 2014

When it comes to celebrations, renowned Whistler restaurant Bearfoot Bistro holds nothing back. You’re guaranteed a meal you’ll never forget, the chance to experience the art of Champagne sabering up close and personal, live music and dancing, and more than a few surprises along the way. If you’re going to indulge this New Year’s, this is the place to be.

Roaring 20’s Party at the FireRock Lounge

You’ve still got enough time to scope out the perfect 20’s frock for this themed New Year’s Eve party at the FireRock lounge. Tickets are only $25, making this an affordable option that’s heavy on the fun. Don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes to enjoy celebrations until the wee hours of the morning.

Uncorked at Maxx Fish

Maxx Fish’s Uncorked party will be the place to be for the younger crowd: this nightclub is pulling out all the stops to welcome in the New Year. Sure, you’ll see the usual champagne toast and DJ acts – but you’ll also get a post-midnight buffet, go-go dancers, a magician, professional photos, party favours, and a ton more. Experience Whistler’s notorious nightlife at its best.

Your Own Couch

Not big on the whole New Year’s thing? You can always choose to watch the celebrations on TV (or at a friend’s house – busses are free all night long!). While everyone else starts off 2015 by sleeping in, you can grab your skis, head out the door, and enjoy the mountain all to yourself. Some of the best skiing happens on New Year’s Day, so don’t miss out on the fun!