New Year’s Eve in Whistler

Whistler is famous for it’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. As a renowned winter destination for its skiing and snowboarding terrain, this resort town also hosts killer parties and events.

Here are some of the best events and parties happening over New Year’s Eve this year.

Before you sip 2022 away, check out some of these events and attractions.

Vallea Lumina

Venture outside of the village to Cougar Mountain, a short 10-minute drive north of the village to experience a multi-media night walk in pursuit of adventure. The lights will guide you through an immersive walk through Whistler’s old-growth forest. Follow the story to reveal wonder. A must-see while visiting! 

  • When: Tours run daily starting at sundown
  • Where: Cougar Mountain (TAG Base- ​​Sixteen Mile Creek Forest Service Road, Whistler, BC,V0N 1B8)
  • How Much: Click here to learn more
  • What to bring: As the walk takes place outside, all proper winter clothes are a must. Dress for the weather with proper boots to keep you warm for the 50-80 minute tour. 

Pro tip: Finish up the tour with a hot chocolate around the firepits at Base Camp.

Whistler Village Events

Enjoy a full day of activities & entertainment throughout the village. As the sun goes down gather at Skiers Plaza for a special holiday edition of the Fire & Ice Show, an athletic display of Whistler’s best skiers & snowboarders. Watch as they perform technical jumps, flips, and spins through a fire hoop (a must see while visiting). Following the show, there will be an early countdown & a fireworks display. (more information around times to come—check back)

Pro tip: The best locations for viewing the fireworks display are Longhorn Saloon Patio, Black’s Pub patio, Gibbons Life Condos & The Pan Pacific.

As the night comes closer to a close, that’s when the festivities begin.

Dinners

If you’re looking to ring in the New Year over a feast, Stonesedge Kitchen will be cookin’ something special up, offering a four-course dinner—vegan friendly too! The menu is as follows:

  • First: Oysters or Beet Hummus         
  • Second: Soup or Salad
  • Third: Salmon, Shortrib or Vegan Risotto
  • Four: Cheesecake or Vegan Mousse

Guests can book reservations here or by calling 1 (888) 823-7932

Parties

  • Longhorn Saloon: A Night on the Red Carpet. Picture the Hollywood sign, but make it Longhorn. Bring the glamour and celebrate yet another lap around the sun.
    When: Doors open at 9pm
    How Much: Table reservations can be booked here or by calling 1 (888) 823-7932

  • Black’s Pub: Back to Black’s NYE will be the spot to rock the night away. Picture rock and roll and all things ACDC-themed.
    When: Doors open at 9pm
    How much: Table reservations can be booked here or by calling 1 (888) 823-7932

  • Buffalo Bills: Masquerade Ball, when the clock chimes midnight unveil your masks and party with a champagne toast.
    When: Doors open at 8pm
    How Much: Purchase Tickets

  • Moe Joe’s: Slumber Party, we don’t expect much sleeping at this event but come dressed in your night attire and wake up in 2023.
    When: Doors open at 8pm
    How Much: Purchase Tickets

  • Garfinkel’s: Viva Las Vegas, you all know the saying. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. On this specific night, the same is true for Whistler.
    When: Doors open at 8pm
    How Much: Purchase Tickets

  • Après Après: Après in the Mountains. Who’s to say après has to end once the sun sets? This party will keep the celebration going into the wee hours of the night (and morning).
    When: Doors open at 8pm
    How much: Purchase Tickets


    If you want to take your dance bar experience to the next level call 1 (888) 823-7932 and ask about tables & bottle service.

Something different

FireRock Lounge is having a James Bond evening. Known for its crafted cocktails, the FireRock is a great option if you’re looking to ring in the new year in a sophisticated way and with some extra sparkle. Their wine and champagne lists boast to be one of the best in the village.
When: Event starts at 9pm
Where: Located inside the Westin Hotel Resort & Spa
How Much: Tickets


On the other side of the spectrum, Tapley’s Pub will be extending its operating hours for NYE to host everyone and anyone who wants to celebrate. Come party where the locals do. Doors open until 2 am! No tickets needed! 

You celebrated the end of 2022, so now what do you do on January 1st, 2023?

If you’re not jumping up the mountain to ski or snowboard there’s no better way to kick off the new year than with a hike (or walk)—whatever you prefer. Whistler offers some beautiful, well-maintained trails even in the winter. Start your day off with a coffee or tea in your cup and enjoy the fresh air of 2023. Whether it’s the village stroll on the valley trail—it’s simple to get out there.

If a walk isn’t your cup of tea, nothing beats a boozy brunch after a night with friends or family. Stonesedge Kitchen is known for its brunch, from pancakes to benedicts. Pro tip: Mimosa Flights or Litre Caesars are a must.

So there you have it, your inside scoop to all things New Year’s Eve in Whistler. If you’re looking for additional recommendations feel free to reach out to our customer service team 1 (888) 823-7932, they are always happy to curate your perfect vacation. Let’s celebrate this holiday season—Happy New Year! 

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?

Brittia Thompson