Jackson Hole pulls out all the stops for New Year’s Eve with local traditions like Torchlight Parades, fireworks, and plenty of live music and celebrations. Even with amazing snow conditions, Jackson locals will celebrate New Year’s with the best of them and still get up for first chair the next day! Will you be coming to Jackson Hole for New Year's Eve? Here are the top suggestions for ringing in 2019.
We'll keep this post updated with new information as details come in!
Torchlight Parades & Fireworks
All three area ski resorts celebrate the New Year with torchlight parades and fireworks on December 31, 2018.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Prior to the Torchlight Parade, children can participate in the Glow Worm Parade! Perfect for kids up to 14 years old, the glow worm parade meets at 4:45 p.m. by the Kids Ranch and substitutes glow sticks for torch lights. The main Torchlight Parade begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by fireworks. After the fireworks, head over to the Gondi-Gala for an amazing party at the top of Bridger Gondola. There will be live music from Whiskey Mornin' plus dancing and a champagne toast!
Snow King Mountain
Snow King will celebrate 2018 with a torchlight parade and fireworks from 7 - 8 p.m. Participants can gather at 6:45 in the Snow King Lodge Room and the chair lift will begin loading at 7 p.m. If you are staying in downtown Jackson, WY, then this is a convenient option for ringing in the New Year.
If you're skiing or staying at nearby Grand Targhee Resort, then the Grand Targhee parade and fireworks display runs from 4 - 8 p.m. The events kick-off with a kids torchlight parade, followed by the main event with fireworks! After the parade, enjoy a savory four-course prix fixe dinner at the Branding Iron Grill and the hit the evening party at The Trap Bar & Grill with live music from Hot Pass and of course a midnight champagne toast!
New Year's Eve Live Music & Parties
Check back here for updates on New Year's Eve Live Music & Parties in Jackson Hole! As parties and performers are announced, we will be adding them here. Here are a few of the most exciting events taking place to bid adieu to this year.
- The Mangy Moose has seen some true legends grace its stage, like Taj Mahal, Little Feat, Victor Wooten, and even the Reverend Horton Heat. On New Year's Eve, Changing Lanes joins a proud tradition of getting butts out of seats at this venue where the decor is already half the fun. Hailing from Salt Lake City, UT, Changing Lanes is one of the most talented cover bands in the West! This promises to be one of the most popular New Year's Eve parties in Teton Village, so grab your tickets now.
- Located directly on Town Square, the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is considered a local "institution." Saddle-up to the bar and enjoy live music and a hooting and hollering good time with live music from Grammy-nominated trio Midland. Playing country, with rock-and-roll and pop hooks, Midland will get the crowd up and out of their seats. Tickets are on sale now.
- For more apres ski ideas - check out our blog on the top bars and nightlife spots to hit after a day on the slopes.
Wherever you find yourself on January 1, 2019, we wish you a New Year full of adventure!
-The Central Reservations Team-