New Year’s Eve is Saturday. What are your plans? Whether you're here with family or friends, Vail has a wide variety of ways to ring in 2012.
Torchlight Parade and Fireworks 6:15 p.m., Golden Peak
You can’t miss this Vail tradition. Come watch skiers form a glowing train as they ski down Golden Peak, illuminated with glow sticks. Make sure to stay for the fireworks immediately following the parade.
There will be another fireworks display at midnight.
First Night Family Activities 7-10 p.m., Adventure Ridge (at the top of the Gondola)
After the Torhclight Parade and Fireworks, bring the family to Lionshead and head up the gondola to Adventure Ridge for an evening of fun at the First Night Party. The gondola ride and select activities are complimentary. Packages of discounted food and activities are also available. All children must be accompanied by a chaperone.
of the fine dining establishments in town have multiple course dinners at set seating times. They typically include live music and, at later seatings, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. These dinners do sell out fast so be sure to call your favorite Vail restaurant to see if there are any tables left.
Vail New Year’s Eve 2012 $75-$250. 8 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Dobson Arena
Ring in the New Year with DJ Logic and Golden b mixing top 40, dance, house, hip hop and more. Dobson Arena will become Club Dobson with Vail's largest dance floor, unreal sound, lights and special effects. Midnight brings a Korbel Champagne toast, balloon drop and confetti blizzard. This is an 18+ event.
Tickets at www.vailnye.com, through the Vail Marketplace Box Office in person or by calling 970-845-8497 and at Last Course Dessert Bar & Pastries in the Riverwalk in Edwards.
One of the classiest late night establishments in town, Bol is offering complementary Moet till midnight, passed apps, photo booth, bowling and a Ketel One ice bar.
For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-476-5300
Garfinkel’s $100. 9 p.m.
A laid-back local's favorite, your ticket gets you unlimited drinks and music from DJ Knucklz.
Call 970-476-3789 for details.
Red Lion $60. 7:15 p.m.
Full menu available, free champagne toast at midnight and entertainment from the one-and-only Phil Long.
Red Lion says its tickets usually sell out within 30 minutes of their becoming available so be sure to call (970) 476-7676 or drop by when they go up for sale Friday December 30th at 9am.
The Club $99. 8 p.m.
All you can drink wells, drafts and a champagne toast at midnight.
You can get your tickets starting at 3 p.m. now through Saturday on site.
The Tap Room $75. 8 p.m.
Champagne toast at midnight, buffet of elegant hor-d'oeuvres and petit fours. Music with DJ D-Riot.
Call 970-479-0500 for details.
Samana Lounge $100. 8 p.m.
Colorado’s own Jon Nedza will be playing the greatest hits from the 70′s, 80′s, and 90′s all night long.
For table/bottle service please contact VIP manager Olivia at 303-263-9357
And those are just some of your many options – there are plenty more wonderful offerings at bars and restuarants around town that you can explore! So have fun, keep it safe and most of all Happy 2012!