New Year’s Eve 2020 in Whistler, BC

Whistler invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020 with a number of FREE events suitable for all ages, brought to you by the RMOW and Province of British Columbia.

Family Fun

Family Après

The evening starts early with an extended Family Après, where everyone can experience a taste of Canadian outdoor fun. Take part in several outdoor activities including tobogganing, skating, snowman building, children’s entertainers and more.

Whistler Holiday Experience

If you’re looking to get out of the cold, head inside to the Whistler Conference Centre for the Whistler Holiday Experience’s “Reflections and Intentions Installation “on December 31 and January 1. Reflect on the year that has past while enjoying a series of art installations featuring zen gardens, water features, projection art, mirrors, labyrinth and a campfire setup. In addition, the Grand Foyer will be hosting a dance party, entertainers and crafts. Kids are welcome to visit the Whistler Holiday Experience, taking place from Noon to 7 PM.

High-Flying Snow Show

Are you looking to celebrate the New Year early? Whistler Blackcomb will be hosting A High-Flying Snow Show at the base of Whistler Mountain beginning at 7:30 PM with a fireworks show at 8 PM.

Kid’s NYE at The Core

The Core Whistler will be hosting a fun climbing day for kids on New Year’s Eve. Drop your kids off at 5 PM and pick them up at 8 PM. The event includes a special pizza party and three hours of supervised kid-friendly bouldering and climbing. Available to children 6 – 15 years of age. Prerequisite: must love climbing.

Fire & Ice Show

Ring in the official start of the New Year with a special edition of the Fire & Ice Show starting at 11:30 PM, capped off with a dazzling fireworks display at the stroke of midnight.

Schedule of Events

Noon – 6 PM Family Après outdoor fun Whistler Olympic Plaza
Noon – 7 PM Reflections & Intentions Installation at the Whistler Holiday Experience Whistler Conference Centre
7:30 – 8 PM High-Flying Snow Show Skiers Plaza (Base of Whistler)
8 PM Fireworks Skiers Plaza
11:30 PM Special Edition Fire & Ice Show Skiers Plaza
12 PM Fireworks Skiers Plaza

Celebrate Responsibly

Please note the Whistler New Year’s Celebration is an alcohol-free event. There is no consumption of alcohol allowed outside of licensed venues. For a complete list of Whistler New Year’s parties and celebrations visit

Expect a heavy police presence patrolling the roads, village and transit stops. There will be bag checks entering Whistler Village so leave your alcohol at home.

The Village of Whistler will be running FREE buses starting at 6 PM to 4 AM.

Dinner Events

NYE at Mexican Corner

Celebrate NYE with a caliente twist at the Mexican Corner. Choose between two seatings options, first seating at 6 PM features a five-course meal for $79. The second seating starts at 9 PM, costs $140 and features a seven-course meal, live entertainment, champagne toast and an amazing few of the fireworks from our Skier’s Plaza adjacent location.

NYE with Basalt Wine & Salumeria

Enjoy a four-course chef’s menu at Basalt Wine this NYE. Early and late seatings are available for $120 per person. Reservations are recommended.

NYE at Aura Restaurant

Chef James of Aura will be preparing a special NYE menu offering six courses for $135. Reservations are recommended.

The Grill and Vine New Year’s Eve

The Grill and Vine will be preparing a buffet of fresh seafood and meats during their NYE festivities. The dining experience costs $119 for adults and $45 for children, excluding taxes and gratuities.

Il Caminetto New Year’s Eve

Whistler’s most recognized chef James Walt and crew will be preparing an Italian inspired feast at Il Caminetto on NYE. Choose from three seatings, early seating (5 – 6:15 PM) offers three-course prix fixe menu at $129 per person; late seating (8:30 PM onwards) offers four-course prix fixe menu at $199 per person; and four-course Gala prix fixe menu at $249. All prices are plus taxes and gratuity.

Araxi Restaurant NYE Celebrations

Araxi Restaurant will be preparing a series of farm-to-table menus using ingredients sourced from BC’s lower mainland. Choose from three options, early seating $139 per person or late seating $209 per person. You can also indulge in the four-course Gala dinner menu for $289 per person. The event always sells out, book reservations in advance.

Adult Fun (Bars & Clubs)

Buffalo Bills NYE Masquerade Ball

Allow yourself to get lost in the winter wonderland of Buffalo Bills. Don your masks and embrace the beauty and elegance of the mountains – dress to impress. When the clock chimes midnight, unveil your masks and party with a champagne toast, who knows – there might even be a miraculous snowfall. Tickets include entrance, complimentary coat check, party favours, champagne toast and a mask.

Looking for New Year’s Eve Accommodations?

Whistler Platinum still has a limited number of vacation properties available for New Year’s Eve. Choose from a selection of family-friendly condos, luxury townhomes and ski-in ski-out home rentals. Visit our New Year’s Eve Accommodation page to find your holiday rental.

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