All dressed up with nowhere to go this New Year’s Eve? No need to worry with Whistler’s hottest bars and nightclubs offering plenty of ways to celebrate 2013 in style, while there’s also lots going on in the Village for families to enjoy.
Maxx Fish is getting “Uncorked” with their New Year’s Eve party this year. The $125 ticket price may seem a little steep, but it gets you your own personal bottle of champagne, a buffet prepared by Mediterranean restaurant La Bocca, a magic show, a contortionist performance, party favours and more.
There will be complimentary champagne at midnight as DJ extraordinaire Fidel Ca$hflow drops the hottest tunes to kick off the year the right way.
Garfinkel’s will shine this New Year’s with its Diamonds and Pearls NYE 2013 event.
Get down to some of the hottest music at Whistler’s largest nightclub. Propose a champagne toast with DJ Rob Banks and guests at midnight and mingle with singles until the early morning hours.
General admission is $100, or pay $300 for access to the Champagne Room, where every two people get a bottle of Dom Pérignon.
Email NYE2013@garfswhistler.com for more information and to hear about other VIP table packages.
Get wild at Buffalo Bill’s for their Grand New Year’s Celebration, where you can grace their red carpet in style before counting down the clock with DJ Peacefrog.
For $125, you will be offered a premium selection of hors d’oeuvres, sweets and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Visit www.northerntickets.com for tickets.
Garibaldi Lift Company
Whistler staple DJ Chili Thom joins DJ Kori K for the Smirnoff House Party at the Garibaldi Life Company.
The $75 ticket gets you a complimentary round of bubbly.
Phone 604-905-2220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. Group rates are available for eight or more.
Moe Joe’s is bringing in one of Canada’s hottest DJ duos, Canosis and tyMetal to party away until 3 a.m.
The $75 ticket price gets you VIP entry, appetizers, party favours and champagne at midnight.
Tickets are available at www.clubzone.com.
Rock out through the decades at local hotspot the Longhorn Saloon for their Rock of Ages New Year’s celebration.
Enjoy a blast from the past with the best ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s rock classics, paired with a selection of fine wines, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and a dessert bar.
Tickets are $105 dollars, but the price drops if you purchase tickets in bulk.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.longhornsaloon.ca.
Dance to your favourite hip hop, old school and club anthems at the Savage Beagle to get your 2013 off on the right foot.
The $100 price tag gets you a selection of appetizers and a piccolo of bubbly.
Tickets are available at www.clubzone.com.
White Spot Restaurant
If the club scene’s not for you, head to the races this year at Whistler’s White Spot restaurant where, for $35, guests receive fake money to bet on horse races that will run throughout the evening. Gamblers can spend their winnings bidding on auction items such as hotel nights, snowmobile trips, spa vouchers and more. Tickets, which can be purchased at the restaurant or online at www.3peaks3weeksPeru.com, include sparkling wine when you arrive and at midnight, as well as some delectable treats to nibble on throughout the evening.
The event will raise funds for locals Dee Raffo and Hannah Mason, who are fundraising to take part in the 3 Weeks 3 Peaks climbing challenge in Peru in 2014. Their goal is to raise $10,000 for the 3 Peaks charity, which donates money to Peruvian women in need.
Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebration
If you’re looking for a more family-oriented way to ring in the New Year, there’s plenty going on at various locations around the Village for revellers of all ages hosted by the municipality of Whistler.
With a wristband you and yours can enjoy a slew of different activities until the moment the ball drops. Go skating at Olympic Plaza from 6 p.m. til midnight, go nuts at a giant balloon drop and bubble wrap stomp with tons of crafts, games, music and delish treats at Millennium Place, watch the clock tick down at the New Year’s Eve Kids Countdown at the Whistler Conference Centre, featuring bouncy castles, games, crafts and a host of performers and then boogie down at the Much Music Youth Dance, also at the conference centre. The Village Square will be rocking all night with DJ Rich-A and Praiz with MC Erica Dee at the non-alcoholic White Night dance celebration.
Advance tickets for more than six hours of non-stop fun are $15, or $10 for kids aged 12 and under. Wristbands are available on Dec. 31 for $20, or $10 for kids under 12. Tickets for children under two are free and are available at Millennium Place, the Visitor Information Centre and the Meadow Park Sports Centre, or online at www.whistler.com.
If you want to save a few bucks for the New Year, there are also plenty of free events taking place throughout the resort.
Check out some of Whistler’s best skiers and snowboarders as they hit big air through burning rings of fire in Skiers Plaza between the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas. Follow that up with more pyrotechnics for Whistler’s dazzling fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. The fireworks are best viewed from the Skiers Plaza but can be seen throughout the Village.