Estes Park is always an exciting vacation destination for travelers to enjoy. However, those who decide to head this way for a one-of-a-kind New Year’s in Estes Park celebration are in for a treat! Whether you’re looking to dance your way into the new year, or you prefer to mark milestones with savory moments, there’s something wonderful and inspiring waiting for you here. The following are just a few reasons you’re going to want to ring in 2023 in Estes Park this year!

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Attend the Crystal Ball

One of the most iconic stops to visit in Estes Park year-round is the beautiful and historic Stanley Hotel. Packed with legacy and legend, this hotel is truly one-of-a-kind. On New Year’s Eve, the hotel will once again be hosting their annual Crystal Ball which is an exciting and elegant event you won’t want to miss! Ring in the new year in style at this ball which features everything from live music and great company to drinks, food, dancing, and more. This year will mark the hotel’s 20th annual Crystal Ball event at 333 Wonderview Avenue. This year, Photon and FashionNation DJs will be taking to the stage much to the delight of guests. Tickets can be purchased online starting at $215 per person and dinner is included in the cost. Dinner is served at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm before the party fun kicks off at 9:00 pm and continues on into the early morning hours.

Dance Your Way into 2023 at YMCA of the Rockies

If you happen to be heading to Estes Park with the entire family in tow to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year, consider adding a family dance experience to your itinerary! The YMCA of the Rockies will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Family Dance event on December 31, 2022 starting at 8:00 pm and running through 10:00 pm. The event will be hosted at the Estes Park Center within the Longhouse Building and can be accessed with the purchase of a YMCA day pass. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to dance your way into the New Year alongside those you love most. This event also includes snacks, drinks, plenty of craft stations for little ones, and a ball drop to officially ring in 2023. Before you go, make sure to end the evening with a driving tour of the YMCA Flower Circle area. This time of year, the cabins are decorated in their holiday best and the lights are sure to put you in a vibrant New Year’s spirit! If you’re dropping by earlier in the day to enjoy some holiday fun prior to the dance party, consider enjoying ice skating here too. The rink is open December through February and children 6 and under can skate for free.

Head Over to Bird & Jim for a Savory New Year’s Moment

If you’re the type of traveler that defines the success of a holiday away by the savory moments included, enjoying a New Year’s Eve meal at Bid & Jim is a must. Located at 915 Moraine Avenue, this casual Estes Park eatery will be offering visitors options to enjoy a four-course holiday meal in-house with reservations in advance. Book your table and settle into culinary style this New Year’s Eve with course offering that feature the best of hearty mountain fare alongside sophisticated side stylings. The menu also provides options for wine pairings upon request.

Book a Rocky Mountain National Park Tour

While it’s easy to assume that warm weather trips to Estes Park are the best time to tour the National Parks, New Year’s is just as suitable for those who have the right guide lined up. This New Year’s in Estes Park, consider booking a guided Rocky Mountain National Park tour to ring in the New Year in adventurous style through Wildside 4×4. This company has the distinct honor of possessing an off-road permit that provides access to all of Estes Park. National Park Tours can be booked year-round and winter experiences come with their own spectacular views and insight offered up by knowledgeable and friendly guides. New Year’s tours can be booked with a focus on photography if guests choose, as well as short treks along the way to eye-catching stops like icy lakes and waterfalls. Water, snacks, and hot cocoa are all provided in the cost of a New Year’s tour.

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Book an Estes Park Adventure Today

Making time to enjoy Estes Park is a good idea no matter when travel plans bring you in this direction. Travelers that are ready to infuse luxury, style, and comfort into their holiday stay too will find what they’re looking for and more when they partner with Mountain Village at Lake Estes. Reach out today to learn more about our many exciting property options available. We can’t wait to welcome you to Estes Park over the holidays.