Why not plan a New Year’s Eve getaway to Steamboat Springs, with a stay in one of our Four Seasons Steamboat vacation escapes? New Year’s Eve in Steamboat is a festive celebration that combines our mountain town’s warm hospitality with the excitement of ringing in the new year. The town comes alive with a parade, fireworks, parties and live music. And as a bonus, if you’re not into partying and staying up late, you can even enjoy some quiet ski runs the next morning, as the rest of the town sleeps off their New Year’s fun. If you’re looking to visit Steamboat Springs for the New Year celebrations, here are some tips on what to do:

Steamboat Snow Cat Parade

Snow cats lit up for new years

One of the signature events in Steamboat on New Year’s Eve is the Light Up Snow Cat Parade at Steamboat Ski Resort. This event is a fun way to kick off the evening, featuring Steamboat SnowSports Instructors performing synchronized skiing illuminated by the light of torches. It’s a mesmerizing display of lights against the snowy backdrop of Steamboat’s base area. This family-friendly New Year’s Eve event is followed by a spectacular fireworks show.

Dining and Parties

Steamboat’s restaurants and bars host special New Year’s Eve dinners and parties. From cozy fireside gatherings to lively dance floors, there are options to suit all tastes. Reservations are recommended, as this is a popular night for dining out in Steamboat. If an elegant dinner out is on your New Year’s Eve bucket list, Harwigs is one of our favorite places to dine for special occasions. Offering an award-winning menu that never fails to please, the thought that goes into each ingredient of every dish ensures that your last meal of the year will be something to remember. And if you’re looking for a more casual place to celebrate, there are plenty of breweries and bars to enjoy the night at as well.

Live Music

You can find live music at various venues throughout town, with local bands and musicians adding to the festive atmosphere. Some venues even host themed parties and costume contests.

Steamboat Fireworks

In addition to the fireworks at Steamboat Ski Resort, there are often fireworks displays in the downtown area, creating a spectacular show that lights up the winter sky.

Family-Friendly Activities

Steamboat Springs is a very family-friendly and laid-back town, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Many venues offer family-oriented activities, including early countdowns for kids and entertainment suitable for all ages.

Celebrate with Those You Love Most

Steamboat vacation rental with fire and slope views

Not every New Year’s Eve celebration has to be glamorous and glitzy; sometimes the best memories are made at home—or in this case, in your vacation home away from home! Pick up all the ingredients you need for an extra special New Year’s at any of our local grocery stores. Sometimes there’s nothing better than enjoying a festive night at home in your pajamas!

The fully equipped kitchens at our Steamboat vacation rentals make cooking easy and enjoyable. Grab some board games, sit by the fire, and spend an evening with family and friends. As midnight draws closer, turn on the television to watch the ball drop, and then

The New Year Has Arrived

However you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve in Steamboat Springs, waking up on New Year’s Day is guaranteed to be a happy occasion when you choose Four Seasons Steamboat Springs for your New Year’s nest—reserve yours today!