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.
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|
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 whistler.com/christmas.
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.
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 $289 per person. The event always sells out, book reservations in advance.
Adult Fun (Bars & Clubs)
Buffalo Bills NYE Masquerade Ball
Allow yourself to get lost in the winter wonderland of Buffalo Bills. Don your masks and embrace the beauty and elegance of the mountains – dress to impress. When the clock chimes midnight, unveil your masks and party with a champagne toast, who knows – there might even be a miraculous snowfall. Tickets include entrance, complimentary coat check, party favours, champagne toast and a mask.
Garfinkel’s Whistler presents Hollywood Nights
Get red carpet ready for Garfinkel’s Hollywood Nights Party. You guessed it this Hollywood themed party encourages your dress up in your best movie star threads. Dance the night away to current top 40 classics, spun by Sebastian Chambers (SEB-C) and Fidel Ca$hflow. Tickets include entrance to the most elegant NYE in Whistler, complimentary coat check, party favours and champagne toast. Get your tickets at Showpass.
Great Gatsby NYE Party
The Longhorn Saloon invites you to step back in the roaring 20’s for their Great Gatsby’s themed party. Ladies arrive in your best flappers outfit, while men grab your best suit and top hat for this night to remember. Tickets are $110 per person and include a complimentary glass of bubbles upon entry, appies, complimentary coat check, party favours and exclusive access to the Longhorn patio for the midnight fireworks show. Tickets available at Showpass.
Casino New Year’s Eve
Tapley’s invites you for a night of high-stakes, and double-takes at their Casino Night. Spend the night playing games and win prizes late into the evening. Arrive before 7 PM and receive ten complimentary playing chips. Entry at the door.
Bar Hop NYE Edition
Why choose one party when you can choose four!? Whistler Bar Hop takes you to four of the hottest NYE parties in town, as guided by your Bar Hop host. Your Bar Hop ticket includes five drinks, pizza, express entry, snowmobile tours, merchandise giveaways, and professional party hosts.
New Year’s Eve 2020 at Garibaldi Lift Company
Celebrate the New Year at one of Whistler’s premier late night destinations during the GLC NYE Party. The evening includes a DJ, midnight bubbly toast and the best seats in the house for the might night fireworks display. Tickets are $90 per person or $80 per person for groups of 8 or more. Table and services packages available upon request. Get your tickets at Showpass.
Stay Golden x NYE Party at Tommy’s Whistler
Whistler’s newest nightclub offers the chance to send off 2019 in-style at their Stay Golden X NYE Party. Enjoy a glass of champagne upon arrival, light grazing boards all for only $49 entry. Tickets available at Showpass.
Peaky Blinders at Firerock Lounge
Get your early 19th century London attire ready for a bloody good time at the Peaky Blinders themed NYE party. Firerock Lounge will play host, with DJ Stache providing the nights’ soundtrack. Tickets are only $30 and are available on Showpass.
Nita Disco – NYE Party
Gotta get up to get down, at the Nita Disco – NYE Party. Boogie the night away with local legend, DJ Foxy Moron as she leads you through a 70s themed soundtrack. Best-dressed prizes will be awarded to the most stylish disco kings and queens. Entry includes a drink ticket, midnight bubbly and late-night bites. Grab your ticket at Showpass.
NYE At Black’s Pub
Enjoy a night of live music at Black’s Pub NYE celebrations. Enjoy a night of live music starting at 9PM with Sean Rose & Gnarboot. Choose between two party options, dinner + party, starting at 6 pm which includes a three-course meal + party, or party only option. Dinner and party option is available for $99 and party only option is $50. Get your tickets at Showpass.
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.