Whether you choose to kick off the new year feasting on delicious delicacies, sipping on some bubbly, or dancing until 2017 (or maybe a combination of the three), Aspen is at your service for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve.
Enjoy bottomless drinks from Belvedere and Dom Perignon, along with an open bar, food stations, and live entertainment from electric violinist Kat V, DJ Lexey, and Josefina Mendez Jazz Trio. When the clock hits midnight, watch a dazzling firework display over Aspen Mountain. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Tickets are $495 a person. 675 E Durant Ave., 970-920-4600.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an intimate firework experience at The Little Nell. Depart from the base of Ajax to ride up the Little Nell run for a private seating on the slopes with blankets and a personal server who will pour Veuve Clicquot’s La Grande Dame Champagne, The Little Nell’s signature hot chocolate, and present Royal Kaluga Caviar and canapés. 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m. or 11:15 p.m.-12:45 a.m.
Offering two dinner seatings featuring Nantucket inspired dishes and an “Enchantment Under the Sea” after party, Grey Lady invites you to celebrate the new year with progressive beats and a champagne toast at midnight. After party begins at 10 p.m. 305 S Mill Street., 970-925-1797
Hotel Jerome’s Prospect Restaurant will host two special dinner seatings for New Year’s Eve. One of the three main courses will be a raw bar and an unlimited champagne bar will be included with the later seating. Pricing starts at $175/ person. 330 E Main St., 855-331-7213
Kick off the new year with a midnight supper consisting of a 5-course menu, bottomless champagne, and live music. Afterwards, dance the night away at the shadow mountain lounge bar with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and a stunning view of the Aspen Mountain fireworks. Dinner from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Tickets are $295. Shadow Mountain lounge bar from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. and open to the community. 315 E Dean St., 970-920-3300
Spend December 31 with a live DJ, passed appetizers, and drinks courtesy of Belvedere and Veuve Clicquot at Sky Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. 709 E Durant Ave., 970-925-6760
Chanel Bond (James Bond, naturally) on New Year’s Eve with Aspen Film’s annual Casino Royale-themed benefit. Enjoy dining, gaming, dancing, and live music by Double Down. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets range from $350-$1,250. St. Regis Aspen. 970-306-0662
Photography by: Photography Courtesy of The Little Nell (Dom Perignon, Clicquot Cats)