Do you want to party with your friends this upcoming NYE? Maybe you would rather just have a relaxing evening with your significant other or your children. No matter the case, we know the ideal spot to spend New Year’s Eve and where you can ring in the new year in style. Check out Stowe, Vermont, a bustling and vibrant mountain town that offers downtown access, while still being right in the heart of nature. Stowe is a beautiful area that is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, lush green pine forests, bright blue alpine lakes, and rolling hills. Plus, after a day full of exploring, you can wander around the main street to grab a cup of coffee, go shopping, or eat a mouthwatering dinner. Keep reading to see a few must-do events to include on your Stowe NYE itinerary to ring in 2024 and start the year off on the right foot!
Ring in the New Year in Stowe
Who doesn’t like cider? Whether it is non-alcoholic apple cider, or alcoholic cider beer, cider is one of the best drinks to have any time of the year. During the cold of the winter months, hot cider is the perfect beverage while you are walking around in the snow, going ice skating, or sitting by a fire and watching a movie.
We recommend going to the Stowe Cider taproom in downtown Stowe on NYE from 3 pm to 7 pm to sample new batches of cider, meet local people, chat with other like-minded tourists, and meet the owners. Just don’t have too many, or you won’t be able to remember the Ball Drop at midnight.
New Year’s Bash at Spruce Peak
Spruce Peak Village is home to some of the best events all year round. This vibrant and exciting ski village is right by the base of the mountain, so you get young athletes, tourists, and locals all mixing together throughout the ski season. Head here on New Year’s Eve to take part in the Countdown Party and the New Year’ Bash.
The best part about this event is that it is family-friendly, so you can bring your young kids or teenagers to have fun in the activity room with other children or watch a movie in the movie theater. Toast your glass of champagne with your S.O. and grab a NYE kiss under the mistletoe.
You can’t go to Stowe without going to the Stowe Bowl. Plus, they have a New Year’s Eve Celebration that is simply unmissable this year. Head here and choose from one of their comprehensive all-night-long packages that will keep you entertained and excited for the entire evening, including face painting, dancing, live music, drinks, snacks, and bowling.
Snowflake Mountain Spa
No, you won’t be getting a massage or a facial on New Year’s Eve, but you can still go to the infamous Snowflake Mountain Spa to ring in the new year. Snowflake Mountain Spa offers a large buffet-style dinner that has all of your favorite entrees, side dishes, vegetables, drinks, and desserts to gorge on as the night rolls on.
After filling your plate, dance the night away on the large dance floor, get your face painted, and even visit the balloon artist to get a specialized and personalized balloon animal created especially for you. We know that kids will love the balloon artist, special game room, and a pre-midnight NYE countdown at 9 pm so they can head to bed early and still take part in all of the fun.
Cork Wine Bar and Market
Are you in the mood for a nice glass of Cabernet Sauvignon this NYE? Or perhaps a Merlot is what you had in mind. In that case, there is no better place to visit to ring in the New Year than Cork Wine Bar and Market. Head here with a few friends to try your luck at shucking oysters, or just eating them, and having a couple glasses of high-end wine directly from this store.
Wine Tasting at Trapp Lodge
Can’t get enough wine? We don’t blame you. Nothing goes better with cold weather, dark nights, and yummy food than a strong and full-bodied glass of red wine as the sun goes down. Head to the Trapp Lodge to enjoy a few hours of wine tasting on New Year’s Day. This is the best way to avoid a hangover and chase the night before with the hair of the dog’s drink to have you feeling back to 100% in no time.
As you can see, there is so much for you to do and so many places to explore in Stowe, VT, this upcoming winter holiday season. Not only can you do the usual activities, like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, shopping, eating, and hiking, but you can also attend the annual Stowe NYE events that people come to from all over the world.
We recommend staying in one of our luxurious and spacious lodges from Stowe Mountain Rentals so that you are cozy, comfortable, and relaxed during your stay.