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 2024 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 30-45 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, which drew in a crowd including Alicia Keys and more last year. 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.


If you’re looking to ring in the New Year with a beautiful dinner, Stonesedge Kitchen will be cookin’ something special up, offering a four-course dinner—with vegan friendly options too! Menu to come to stay tuned to their social media channels @stonesedgekitchen


  • Longhorn Saloon: Now that’s what I call new years! Prepare to be dazzled as this legendary après-ski bar transforms into a haven of glitz and glamour, right at the base of Whistler Mountain.
    How Much: Table reservations can be booked here or by calling 1 (888) 823-7932

  • Black’s Pub: Throwback @ Black’s Volume 2 — celebrate the new year with the greatest hits from over the decades! 
    How much: Table reservations can be booked here or by calling 1 (888) 823-7932

  • Buffalo Bills: New Years on the Red Carpet! Put on your classiest outfit and get ready to dance your way into 2024. Get ready for a night of glitz, glamour, and unforgettable memories!
    How Much: Purchase Tickets

  • Moe Joe’s: The MasqueRave! Step into a world of mystery and sparkle! Moe’s will have their signature glow body paint ready to take your outfit to the next level.
    How Much: Purchase Tickets

  • Garfinkel’s: Bubbles and bling! Get ready to sparkle as you step into a night of champagne, glitter and all things that shine!
    How Much: Purchase Tickets

  • Après Après: Party through the decades! They’ll be playing the best of the best throughout the years, with a twist! Dress to the time of your dreams!
    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 Disco Inferno party! 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 some of the best in the village.
Where: Located inside the Westin Hotel Resort & Spa
Tickets:  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 2024, so now what do you do on January 1st, 2025?

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 2025. 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