Well, this year certainly went by fast, don’t you think? It seems as if it were only yesterday that we were anxiously awaiting the ball drop in Times Square, eager to put 2020 behind us, and with a blink of eye, we are once again awaiting that ball drop! The months have flown by and 2022 stands in the eaves, waiting to make its grand entrance. If you haven’t made plans for the most magical night of the year, now is time to do so, and if you are looking for some ideas, well, of course we at Visit Winter Park Lodging have some! Starting with a visit to the winter wonderland that is known as Winter Park and ending with some of the most comfortable nights you have ever experienced, this guide to New Year’s Eve in Winter Park will ensure your Colorado holiday escape will be the adventure you always dreamed it could be!

Dinner with Fontenot’s Seafood & Grill, 78336 US-40

Superstition says that whatever you are doing on New Year’s Eve, you will be doing for the entirety of the next year, so why not ensure that 2022 is the year you are well fed by enjoying a New Year’s Eve dinner at Fontenot’s? Offering a sophisticated menu of seafood, steaks, and your favorite cocktails, every bite is destined to be one that you dream about for years to come. We can’t choose a favorite meal, but we promise you won’t be unhappy if you choose their Seafood Bouillabaisse for your last dinner of 2021. Even though the restaurant closes a few hours before the new year begins, an early toast to your traveling partners will never be in bad taste; order a bottle and start the party early!

Shine on New Year’s Eve, December 31, Rendezvous Event Center

So many of the activities we loved to participate in were cancelled for the 2021 New Year’s Eve celebration, and this year we are all more than ready to play again! Shine on New Year’s Eve turns our winter landscape into a magical expanse, offering sledding and tubing long after dark (the event starts at 6 PM and ends at 9 PM) and a silent disco destined to bring the happiest memories! What is a silent disco, you ask? It’s a party where everyone dances to the music only heard through their headphones and earbuds! The music is broadcast through Wi-Fi, and when you catch sight of a dance floor filled with people getting their groove on without any apparent music being played, well, you may never want to party any other way again! Also offering an early evening fireworks show, your 2022 is destined to be a fantastic year when you Shine on New Year’s Eve in Winter Park.

The Grand County Blues Society Presents NYE with A.J. Fullerton

We can’t think of any better way to say farewell to the old year than with a belly full of barbecue, cold beverages in hand, and blues music being played live! If you agree with us, tickets are on sale now to this one-of-a-kind event, and they only cost $40 a person! For the 21 and over crowd, this promises to be the party of the decade, and for those whose radios are always turned to the blues channels, New Year’s Eve with AJ Fullerton will be the party of the century! A complimentary champagne toast at midnight and a kiss with your favorite traveling partner is the ONLY way to end the celebration.

Stay in and Play for New Year’s Eve in Winter Park

Not all New Year’s events have to involve dressing up and going out; sometimes the most memorable moments take place when staying home in your comfy pants! Our Visit Winter Park Lodging holiday hideaways are designed to make every night the most comfortable adventure of your life. Watch the ball drop in Times Square in front of a roaring fire, play all the songs you have listened to in 2021 on your Spotify account glitch free, and sip as much of the champagne as you want without having to worry about who is going to be the designated driver “next year!” Create a feast of gourmet appetizers in our fully equipped kitchens, watch rogue fireworks displays from the balcony, and instead of making resolutions to STOP something, fill your list with all the things you dream about starting! New Year’s Eve is a holiday that celebrates the possibilities, and it is quite possible you will start a new tradition of visiting Winter Park for every New Year’s Eve. Reserve your favorite Visit Winter Park Lodging property today and start 2022 out in all the best ways!