Just like that, the 2023 has flown by us at an unbelievable speed, leaving us to get ready for 2024. Celebrate the end to the year by coming to check out Estes Park for a winter themed vacation getaway. Estes Park is one of the top destinations in Colorado for winter sports and unbelievable scenery. New Year’s in Estes Park offers a chance to celebrate the end to a wonderful year and step into 2024 with memorable plans and activities. Take a look at the many ways you can celebrate New Year’s with us right here in Estes Park:
New Year’s Dinner with Bird & Jim
Each year local restaurant Bird & Jim offers a stunning New Years dinner to celebrate a brand-new year. Last year’s occasion brought 2022 to a close with an incredible five course prix fixe meal that includes entrees such as pork belly, miso braised short ribs, duck breast, ahi tuna tartare, and much more. Bird & Jim has become a favorite up here in Estes Park with its modern mountain dining that includes an ingredient driven kitchen. While the menu for this year’s New Year’s dinner has yet to be announced you can expect tantalizing entrees similar to last year. Make sure to pair your prix course dinner with a wine pairing or order from their cocktail menu. If you are not able to make the New Year’s Dinner you can always dine in with Bird & Jim lunch, dinner, or even brunch on the weekend.
The Crystal Ball
Another popular event right here in Estes Park to celebrate the New Year with is The Crystal Ball. This annual tradition takes place at the Stanley Hotel where you can enjoy a three-course dinner along with a dance hall so you can literally dance the night away into 2024. Previous years have included live entertainment during the dinner portion of the event that have included live comedians on stage. A live band will be chosen for the Crystal Ball to showcase some incredible music for you to dance to. Guests are able to enjoy the full dinner, show, and concert package or just purchase tickets for the concert itself. Either way you know you will have a ball right here at The Crystal Ball. This is a 21-and-up event only with more information on the event coming soon.
Grab a Beer at Avant Garde Aleworks
It wouldn’t be a visit to Colorado without stopping by one of the many breweries in the area. Avant Garde Aleworks is one of the top breweries in the area and is open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. They offer a selection of tasty beers including seasonal rotations such as their Winter Strong Ale. The brewery is open daily and also offers up a selection of tasty snacks such as pretzels and assorted chips and popcorn. Join the native Colorado folk and have a beer at Avant Garde Aleworks.
ROCK THIS New Year’s Eve Bash!
Another great New Year’s Eve event right here in Estes Park is ROCK THIS New Year’s Eve Bash taking place at The Barrel. This is another great craft beer and cocktail lounge right here in Estes Park for you to enjoy. This New Year’s Eve bash is a rock and roll theme with costumes highly encouraged for attendees. Entry is just $5 per person which will also provide you with party favors, access to the photo booth, and a free champagne toast. Doors open at 8:00 PM to kick off the party where you will be able to enjoy delicious craft beer or handmade cocktails. The event is sponsored by Tivoli Brewing Company so expect plenty of their tasty beer on tap. Local musicians Perros Nuevos will be on hand for some incredible tunes that you cannot miss out on. Come enjoy the rock show at ROCK THIS New Year’s Eve Bash at The Barrel!
Go Skiing at Eldora
Visitors for New Year’s will also be able to enjoy some winter sports when they visit Estes Park. While the area is not known as a ski destination you will find Eldora Ski Resort approximately 47 miles outside of Estes Park and has been a favorite ski area for years without the major crowds. You will find slopes of all experience levels making it an ideal spot for everyone. Purchase a day pass so you can enjoy the slopes for the day before heading back to your vacation rental.
More Fun for the Holidays in Estes Park
There is no better time than right now to find your favorite vacation rental just in time for New Year’s. Come celebrate the end of 2023 the right way with one of our premium rentals and access to these exciting events and activities.