Whistler is full of party cheer throughout the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated dinner or an all-out party, here’s our top tips for a New Year’s Eve to remember!
Fun For All Ages
As outlined on the Tourism Whistler website, the New Year’s Eve festivities begin at noon with a special Family Après at Whistler Olympic Plaza. There will also be a variety of indoor activities at the Whistler Conference Centre. Brought to you by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Province of British Columbia, each venue is filled with lively entertainment, games, crafts, and activities.
As The Sun Sets
Later in the evening, bundle up and head to Skier’s Plaza for a special edition Fire & Ice show. In addition, there will be a dazzling New Year’s Eve fireworks display at 8:00 pm and again at midnight. See complete schedule of events at the Resort Municipality of Whistler website. Take in the atmosphere and get in the party spirit by checking out Our Favourite Places To Grab A Cocktail in Whistler.
Looking for a casual dining experience? Check out The Mexican Corner, where you can enjoy a great value, four-course menu with party favors for $69 when you book for their first seating at 6:00 pm.
For something more lavish, consider making a New Year’s Eve reservation at Aura. Send off 2018 with a bang and enjoy their 11-course dinner with wine pairings and celebratory bubbles for $299. Bookings can be made by calling 604.966.5707.
It’s Party Time!
Step the party up a notch with Monty’s Little Biggs Band from 9:00 pm until late in Cure Lounge. There’s no cover charge and a free shuttle running between Nita Lake Lodge and Whistler Village, which makes catching the 8:00 pm fireworks a breeze!
If it’s a late-night New Year’s Eve party you’re hoping for, Garfinkel’s will be rocking until 2:00 am. DJ Chainwax and guests will whisk up the tunes to fill Whistler’s biggest and best dance floor with all the Top 40 favourites, remixes, club hits and requests. Tickets start from $65 and include entry, complimentary coat check, party favours and champagne toast.
If the evening’s antics were perhaps a touch too frivolous, consider a nutrient-boosting smoothie or juice from Fix Café. They’re made fresh in-house and are packed with the vitamins and minerals your body is craving. Perhaps you need a caffeine boost to get you through? Check out one of these Five Whistler Coffee Shops You Need To Try.
Following that, we’d recommend a relaxing afternoon in The Spa. Restore your glow with a revitalizing HydraFacial – just 3 steps to the best skin of your life! The price includes access to their Eucalyptus Steam Room and rooftop hot tubs as well as plush gown to snooze in in the Relaxation Lounge – BLISS!