New Years

December 31st, 2016

Ring in the New Year in Estes Park!  Downtown twinkling lights, shopping in unique shops & boutiques, outdoor adventure around every turn in Rocky Mountain National Park and plenty of great events to count down to the New Year! 

The Estes Park Shuttle is offering complimentary designated driver rides on New Year's Eve! FOr rides  or information call (970) 586-5151

New Year's Eve Special Dining Menus and Events: 

New Year's Family Glow Stick Party
Friday, Dec. 30th
$6 Adult, $5 Child or $20 Family of 4
Estes Park Aquatic Center
Celebrate New Year's Eve with the family at the New Year's Glow Stick Party! Admission includes entrance to the celebration and two glow sticks for each member of the family. The festive party moods set with dimmed lights to let the glow sticks shine, the pool will be lit up with in-water lights and fun music filling the air. For more info call 970-586-2340.

Three Course Menu at Hunter's Chophouse
Saturday, Dec. 31st
Celebrate the start of the new year with a special three course menu at Hunters Chop House. Choose an appetizer to share; Elk Carapaccio, Fried Ravioli or Portabella Pate. Along with an entree; Prime Rib Roast or Elk Rack and a dessert to share for $68.

Speial Menu at Claire's
Saturday, Dec. 31st
Enjoy a special menu at Claire's for New Year's Eve!

New Year's Eve Parties & Celebrations: 

New Years Eve Party
Saturday, December 31st, 8:30pm-2am
Count down to midnight in the heart of Downtown Estes Park with Tahosa, Country Rock and Blues-inspired band. Then, celebrate the new year after midnight with a live DJ! Enjoy no cover entrance and a free champagne toast at midnight with complimentary hats and noisemakers

The Stanley Hotel
New Year's Eve Crystal Ball
Saturday, December 31st, 9pm - 1am
$99 per person plus tax and gratuity 
21 and over, Reservations Required at 970-577-4111
The famous Stanley Hotel celebrates the start of 2016 at the Crystal Ball. Tickets include live music by the Jonny Mogambo Band, two drink tickets, hors d'oeuvres, midnight champagne toast, souvenir Crystal Ball champagne flute. Tickets sell quickly - reserve yours today! 

The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
Chain Station New Year's Eve Bash
Saturday, December 31st, 10pm-1am
Dance in the New Year with live music from the popular bluegrass band, Chain Station. Enjoy fresh Colorado brews, homemade food and great company! No reservations required. 

Rodeway Inn
Friday Niters New Year's Eve Dinner Dance
Saturday, Dec. 31, 7pm-12:30am
Join the Friday Niters Dance Club for New Year's. Social Hour is from 7-7:30pm, dinner from 7:30-8:30pm, and dancing from 8:30pm to midnight or later. Music provided by the ever-popular Kings of Swing Band. Tickets are $63 per single or $130 per couple.

The Estes Park Resort 
New Year's Eve Celebration with The Dempsey-Fox All Stars.
Saturday, Dec. 31, 8pm 
Celebrate the New Year with big-band, rock and roll group The Dempsey-Fox All Stars, at Waterfront Grille & Lounge at Estes Park Resort. Music and dancing 8pm-12am, appetizer buffet, drink specials and free champagne toast at midnight. No reservations required. Tickets are $65 per guest.

Tavern 1929 at Mary's Lake Lodge
Saturday, Dec. 31, 9pm-1am
Snack on late night appetizers, enjoy DJ Leonard from Colorado sound and enjoy the free champagne toast at Midnight to welcome the new year!


On New Year's Day, enjoy shopping in downtown Estes Park, where you can find one-of-a-kind gifts and home decor or the fun things to do in the village. Take a break from shopping to grab a bite to eat!  Head out for adventure by renting snowshoes or backcountry skis for a day of snow play in Rocky Mountain National Park. Make it a long weekend; find your perfect New Year's lodging in one of Estes Park's cabins or lodges here.