Whistler New Year’s Eve 2018
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Whistler New Year’s Eve 2018

For a place renowned for its parties, you can just imagine what the parties will be like for Whistler New Year’s Eve 2018, the biggest party night of the year. Whistler has a time-honored tradition of ringing in the New Year in style and welcoming in 2018 will be no exception. The celebrations are already shaping up for the night, stretching into a weekend of non-stop fun, complete with all the added sparkle that comes with counting down to midnight in the mountains. It always helps to have a few tips handy so read on and follow our four-step insiders’ guide for the best way to celebrate Whistler New Year’s Eve 2018.

Step 1: Eat

New Year’s Eve in Whistler is busy, there’s just no way around it. To avoid disappointment, book into a restaurant so you can fuel up for a long night ahead. There are so many to choose from but here are a few ideas.


Cautery boards, wine sipping and a cozy cabin atmosphere at Stonesedge sounds like a perfect start to a New Years Eve in the mountains. The intimate atmosphere will surely book up, so for all the planners out there get your reservation in! As the night this place will transform into a full blown party – check out below for a full night of Stonesedge celebrations.

Bites to share at the social and cozy Stonesedge

Sushi Village

Sushi Village, where they party like it’s the New Year Eve every day of the week, not to mention damn good sushi. Ask for the “SMASS” roll, it’s not on the menu but your server will know exactly what you mean – a delightful mix of mango, prawn tempura, avocado, scallop, and salmon rolled with soya bean sheet. Wash this down with their famous strawberry sake margaritas and to top it off ask for what they’d suggest off their sake menu – it’s NYE after all!


Earl’s, it never disappoints. You know what to expect of here and it always comes through — good food, good service, good times, not to mention you’re in the heart of all the village action. It’s the perfect spot to start your night. With a tagline of “eat, drink and repeat”, don’t mind if we do!

Step 2: Party

All of us at Gibbons like to have a good time, and clearly, NYE is a great excuse to do just that! From fancy to casual we’ve got options for your New Year’s Eve plans! Tickets are available through the event pages on our website, each linked via the themes below – but don’t wait too long, these things are going fast!

Buffalo Bill’s

Theme: Masquerade Ball
Dress: Dress to impress.
Ticket info: $50-$100

Allow yourself to get lost in a winter wonderland at Buffalo Bills. Don your masks and embrace the beauty and elegance of the mountains. When the clock chimes midnight, unveil your masks and party with a champagne toast, and who knows, there might even be a miraculous snowfall. Tickets include entrance to the biggest and most elegant NYE in Whistler, complimentary coat check, party favors, champagne toast and of course a mask. For info about table, bubble and bottle packages please email us at info@buffalobills.ca and check out the Facebook Event.

Longhorn Saloon

Theme: Winter Wonderland
Dress: Dress to impress, guests are encouraged to wear white to match the Winter Wonderland theme!
Ticket info: $100

The annual Longhorn Saloon New Year’s Eve Extravaganza is back! This Year we have chosen to bring the New Year in style in our WINTER WONDERLAND themed party. We encourage guests to feel inspired by the theme and feel free to dress in White for the evening. It’s the best of both worlds at The Longhorn Saloon – a splendid nightclub experience, mixed with Whistler’s best views of the midnight Fire & Ice show and Fireworks.

Tickets include Entrance, a Complimentary glass of bubbles upon entry and finger food. Complimentary Coat Check, Party Favors and exclusive access to The Longhorn patio for the midnight Fireworks show. Tables are available on a first come first served basis. For all VIP packages and reservations please contact info@longhornsaloon.ca for availability. Facebook Event details here.

FireRock Lounge 

Theme: All That Glitters and Gold
Dress: All That Glitters and Gold dress code is encouraged!
Ticket info: $30-$40

In tradition the Firerock will be celebrating 2019 with plenty of Veuve Champagne, delicious Cocktails, DJ Salad Cats and ALL THAT GLITTERS AND GOLD. Firerock will undoubtedly provide the good times, a smashing countdown and novelty NYE decorations, you can even see the Whistler Village Fireworks peering over the Westin Building from our front patio! For group bookings, Champagne and Bottle Service please email info@firerocklounge.com and check out the Facebook Event here.


Theme: Hollywood Nights
Dress: Dress to impress
Ticket info: $65-$250

DJ CHAINWAX & guests will be whisking up tunes to fill Whistler’s biggest and best dance floor with all the Top 40 favorites, remixes, club hits and taking your requests. Tickets include entrance to the biggest and most elegant NYE in Whistler, complimentary coat check, party favors, and champagne toast. New Years Eve 2019 “Hollywood Nights” at Garfinkel’s Whistler will be the hottest ticket in town so get yours today before they go! For info about VIP table, bubbles and bottle packages please email us at info@garfinkels.ca

Tapleys Neighbourhood Pub

Theme: Fabulously Local 
Dress: Casual, but if you’re fancy you surely won’t be turned away.
Ticket info: more info available here.

What makes Whistler soo fabulous? Is it the snow-covered mountains? The twinkling stars on a clear night? The lifelong friendships? We say its ALL the awesome locals that help make Tapley’s Parties awesome and events unforgettable. Music featured by ED: WIN and kicking off with the SOUNDS OF STACHE. It is sure to be a party to remember. Complimentary champagne toast @ midnight. Complimentary cover charge for the first 25 guests. Cover charge and entry subject to capacity. Limited tables for purchase available for those who like to plan ahead. Call Graham at 604-935-7729 or check out the Facebook Event for more details.


If your party cannot be contained to one venue get your hands on a BarHop pass before it’s too late! Price includes cover to four venues for a fraction of the price. Book solo or for a group – one of the fearless barhop party guides will have you partying all over town. Everything you need to know about NYE 2018 and Barhop is here!

Your Own Party

If going out on the town isn’t really calling your name this year that’s okay too. Our Gibbons Life party reps know a thing or two about creating amazing experiences. We have custom packages available like dinner at a private cabin accessed via snowmobile and much more! If you’re thinking of cooking up your own adventure for NYE, but don’t want the planning stress, our team would love to take care of you!


Grab your friends, grab your drink and celebrate! Happy New Years Whistler!

Step 3: Recover

There’s no denying it, NYE is definitely a time of excess and your Whistler New Year’s Eve 2018 experience is likely to leave you feeling a little “sore” the next day. Here are our tips to get you going again first thing.

Longhorn Saloon and Grill

Head to the Longhorn, where the party never stops, and grab yourself a Caesar – there’s nothing like a bit of “hair of the dog” action to get you going again. Plus they do have a breakfast menu if you’ve got a hankering for bacon…mmm…bacon…

Green Smoothies to Get You Going

If you feel the need for something healthy to balance you out a bit grab a smoothie from either The Green Moustache or Naked Sprout – we’re a fan of the good stuff, but we do like the ones with chocolate in them too.

Lift Coffee Shop

Late to meet your mates? Grab and go from the Lift Coffee shop. Right next to the slopes, this locally owned gem has a huge breakfast wrap selection or, for a sweet tooth, we suggest the chocolate banana bread.

Step 4: Ski

And here’s our final little insider’s tip to start the New Year off in style. There’s every chance you could have the mountains almost to yourself as people sleep away the first few hours of daylight in the New Year. This is your time to rally — splash some water on your face, grab a coffee, get your skis or board and get up there.

This is the only way to truly finish off your Whistler New Year’s Eve 2018 celebrations and welcome in 2019 Whistler-style. After a few turns, your headache will be gone and your heart will be filled with the promise of a new year. The best cure for any hangover.

Ringing in the New Year on the slopes of Whistler.

Fresh air, fresh pow. What better way to start the New Year than shredding the slopes.

Plan Ahead for a Whistler New Year’s Eve 2018 Party to Remember

So there you have it — your inside scoop to celebrate one of the best parties of the year in one of the best places on earth to party. Don’t know where to begin planning your Whistler New Year’s Eve 2018 celebrations? Contact our Whistler party reps. With connections to all the best places in town, they can plan your unforgettable night to ring in the New Year in true Whistler style.

Sasha Powell

Come sun or snow, you'll find Sasha in the mountains. A biker in the summer and boarder in the winter, she's living the Whistler dream - one adventure at a time.