Are you ready to ring in the new year?

Our New Year’s events in the White Mountains run the gamut from the traditional (fireworks, dance parties, and festive dinners) to the unexpected (like winter hikes and comedy nights). The countdown is on for 2024, so find your perfect way to celebrate stat.

Ski Resorts

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CRANMORE MOUNTAIN RESORT (North Conway, NH) *Fireworks*

It’s Cranapalooza, bumped up a few extra, glowy notches! Cranmore Mountain Resort is hosting a NYE Cranapalooza Glo Party to help make New Year’s Eve one to remember. Boogie until well after dark. Then? It’s time to cheer on the epic fireworks show.

If you’ll be in town for a few days, check out Cranmore’s Events Calendar for live music acts and other celebratory activities.

12/31/23, 4:30 – 6:30pm.



Ski all day and party all night? That sounds like our idea of a perfect lead-in to the New Year. Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, NH is hosting a 21+ New Year’s Eve Bash in their legendary Paul Bunyan Room complete with DJ That Ninjah, a midnight toast, and hot and cold hors-d’oeuvres.

Tickets: $30. Ages 21+. Must have valid ID. Shuttle service to select stops in Lincoln will be provided running 9:00PM – 1:30AM. Estimated shuttle loop time is 20 minutes; wait times may vary based on space available.



Celebrate 50 Years of Après at Bretton Woods Ski Area with their slopeside après offerings! Head to the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge over the holiday weekend – you’ll find live music, giveaways, vendors, and promos at the Slopeside Pub.

12/28 – 12/31, plus additional dates throughout ski season. Promos from 2pm – 4pm. Entertainment from 2 – 5pm.



Center yourself before the start of the new year and attend Alpine Church as the summit of Gunstock Mountain Resort. This nonprofit, nondenominational outdoor church experience meets at Upper Gunstock (off the of summit, on the right side of the trail).

12/31, 9am – 10am.






We’ve been craving an après ski bash since skiing wrapped for the season last spring.  Partake in the party and enjoy live music while you’re at it – The Freestyle Louge at Waterville Valley Ski Resort is hosting two free celebrations over two fun days.

Après Ski Party with Live Music: 12/30/23 (3 – 6pm) and 12/31/23 (1 – 4pm & 5 – 8pm).

Town Events

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TOWN OF WATERVILLE VALLEY (Waterville Valley, NH) *Fireworks*

Waterville Valley is your western White Mountains hub for New Year’s frivolity. Keep scrolling for the celebratory lineup…

Kick off the (almost) new year with Kids Night Out, a drop-off event where kids can revel in gym games and crafting activities hosted by the Waterville Valley Recreation Department. What will parents do while their kiddos play? We’d suggest a dinner date night at one of the valley’s nearby restaurants.

Kids Night Out: 12/30/23, 6 – 8pm. $35 per kid. 

A glittering display of fireworks over Corcoran Pond is the perfect way to bid adieu to last year and start anew. Meet you at Waterville Valley’s Town Square?

12/31/23, 7:30pm. Free event.

Waterville Valley Town Square Fireworks (Christmas Tree with Fireworks in Distance at Nighttime)

Outdoor Activities

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Granted, it’s technically a few days before the new year, but we can’t hold ourselves back from celebrating! Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is hosting a series of Guided Snowshoe Tours, including one scheduled for the afternoon of 12/30. Leave the navigating to the pros – you can spend your time enjoying our White Mountains winter wonderland.

12/30, 1 – 2:15pm. $15 per person. For additional dates, etc. visit the Great Glen Trails website.


NH STATE PARKS (Various Locations)

Step into a new year filled with adventure! NH State Parks will keep your resolution strong from day one with their statewide First Day Hikes. We have two to pick from in our neck of the woods: Weeks State Park (Lancaster, NH) and White Lake State Park (Tamworth, NH).

Monday, 1/1, 12 -3pm for both events. Weeks State Park (Lancaster, NH): Register here. White Lake State Park (Tamworth, NH): Register here.


THE NOTCH HOSTEL (North Woodstock, NH)

Cozy up to The Notch Hostel’s Winter Fireside Chats series.

On Saturday, 12/30, Philip Carcia (of @findingphilip fame) will be at this hikers’ mainstay in North Woodstock, NH for “Northeast Ultra 8 in 8”. This exciting presentation covers Carcia’s pursuit of the Northeast’s 8 most difficult trails in 8 consecutive days, and it’s capped off by a sunrise hike up Mount Jackson in Crawford Notch the following morning.

12/30, 7:30 – 9pm. Free event. For more information on this season’s Fireside Chats schedule and sunrise hike logistics, visit The Notch Hostel’s website.


Ring in the new year with four divine courses. Eagle Mountain House’s Eagle Landing Tavern is hosting a New Year’s Eve Dinner with an exclusive holiday menu that ranges from the likes of lobster bisque and a roasted beet and squash salad to decadent offerings like surf and turf, braised lamb shank, chicken saltimbocca, and wild mushroom fettucine. To properly cap it off, diners can take their pick of a classic vanilla cheesecake or lean into the decadence before their resolutions kick in with a lava cake or sticky toffee cake.  

12/31, 5 – 9pm. Reservations are suggested and can be booked online or by calling (603) 383-9111.



If firepits, a champagne toast, and a New Years rung in north of the notches sounds like your nirvana, head to the Franconia Inn. There’s no entry fee to enjoy the frivolity found in Peaks Pub, and there are plenty of dinners, drinks, live music, and decorations to keep you smiling well past midnight.

12/31, 5:30pm – 12:30am. Free to attend.


Franconia Inn, Wintertime (Two Guests Enjoying Firepit)



Party it up at the Woodstock Inn Brewery! This North Woodstock, NH mainstay will have lunch and dinner specials, live music as the evening gets well underway, and complementary party favors and a champagne toast to top off your toasts to the New Year.

12/31. Lunch & dinner specials served 11:30am – 9pm. Live Music (feat. Now is Now): 9pm – 12:30pm ($15 cover charge). Bars are open until 12:30am.

Lodging & Celebrations

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A winter wonderland awaits at the White Mountain Hotel. This year’s themed New Year’s Eve celebration? “Fire and Ice”.

Revelers can take their pick of two options when it comes dining and celebrating. The New Year’s Eve Party and Dinner Celebration is an all-out bash. Imagine a swanky cocktail celebration including ice carvings and champagne bar, a 4-course gourmet dinner in Ledges Restaurant or Tullamore Tavern, live music, a champagne toast and balloon drop, and even a dessert bar and keepsake champagne flute to take home.

Have you already committed to alternative plans for later in the evening? We’d suggest the New Years Eve Family Dinner, where you can partake in a 3-course gourmet dinner, live music courtesy of pianist Miachael Jewell, and party hats, favors, and the elegant decor found at Ledges Restaurant.

Last but not least, the hotel is offering 2- and 3-night lodging packages (more details below). You can spend the day skiing at a local resort or exploring around Mount Washington Valley, and your nights enjoying all the offerings found on-property. 

New Year’s Eve Party and Dinner Celebration: $198 per adult (tax and gratuity additional).21+ only. Wine and Champagne specials for sale by the bottle for an additional cost. “Fire and Ice” themed semi formal attire encouraged. For full event details, including availability, visit the White Mountain Hotel’s website or call 800-533-6301.

New Year’s Eve Family Dinner: $99 per adult, $29 for children ages 3 - 11 (tax and gratuity additional). Dinner times are available for 5 pm, 5:15 pm or 5:30 pm.  Seating in Ledges Restaurant. Note: All seatings for these reservations end promptly at 7:30 pm.

2-Night Packages: starting at $562 per person/double occupancy (Dates Available are 12/31/23 to 1/2/24 ONLY). 3-Night Packages: starting at $607 per person/double occupancy (Dates Available are 12/29/23 to 1/1/24 ONLY)


OMNI MOUNT WASHINGTON RESORT (Bretton Woods, NH) *Fireworks (Guests Only)*

If your 2024 plans include something grand, why not start early with a stay at one of the region’s most iconic and historic hotels? The Omni Mount Washington Resort is hosting a jam-packed agenda of New Year’s events for their guests in the days and hours leading up to January 1st. From candlelight yoga and a golden ticket challenge to crafting, face painting, and fireworks, this is the place to stay if activities are of utmost importance.

Events available for resort guests only. To book a stay and see a full schedule of events, visit the Omni’s website.  

Arts & Culture

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Your last few days to enjoy “Welcome to the Table”, WREN’s Holiday Member Exhibition, are drawing to a close as the New Year approaches. Marvel at the gathering of all kinds of artwork in one gorgeous display, and help support the local arts community with a gallery purchase!

On display through 12/31/23.



Laugh your way into a joyous 2024 with a comedy show at the The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center. America’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent: The Champions, and even Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions have all welcomed comedian Preacher Lawson to the stage. Now, he’s made his way to Plymouth, NH!

12/31/23, 8pm – 10pm. Tickets start at $49. Visit the Flying Monkey’s website for more information.

That’s a wrap for our blog, and soon, the year! Maybe we’ll see you out and about at one of the New Year’s Eve fireworks displays in the White Mountains?