Dine out in Summit County on New Year’s Eve
Local restaurants, businesses and resorts around Summit County are gearing up to offer a variety of specials and events on New Year’s Eve, so wherever you happen to be staying in the county, there are plenty of options on places to eat and things to do. Here are a few highlights of special menus at restaurants and activities at the ski areas around town.
Blue River Bistro; 305 N Main St, Breckenridge; (970) 453-6974
On Dec. 31, the Blue River Bistro will present an elegant four-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu, the regular dinner menu will be unavailable this evening. Please book your reservations early as availability is limited.
Relish; 137 S Main St.; (970) 453-0989
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Relish sits above the Blue River Plaza, just off Main Street with views of the ski area. The New Year’ Eve menu will be a four-course for $99 per person.
Salt Creek Steakhouse; 110 E. Lincoln Ave.; (970) 453-4949
The restaurant will be serving a special four-course menu for $96 for adults, $43 for children 12 and under.
BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT
Glow Worm Parade: Kids ages 5-13 are invited to join the glow worm parade, in which they’ll ski down green terrain in a long formation with glow sticks, giving off the appearance of a New Year’s glow worm. Registration begins at 5 p.m. at the Beaver Run Ski and Ride School, and the parade will begin at 5:45 p.m. Participants must be able to stop and turn on green terrain.
Torchlight Parade: At 6 p.m., enjoy a Breckenridge tradition as the folks of the Breckenridge Ski Resort Ski & Ride School kick off the evening with a dazzling luminary procession, parading from the top of Peak 9. The best views of this parade are from anywhere you can see Peak 9.
Fireworks: At 9 p.m. catch the brilliant fireworks display. With clear skies, these fireworks can be seen from most locations in downtown Breckenridge. All events are weather permitting.
COPPER MOUNTAIN RESORT
Moonlight Dine & Ski: Take the chairlift to Solitude and enjoy a dinner and live music. Take in the beautiful moonlit evening midmountain before skiing back down to Center Village. Reservations must be made well in advance. Book online or call Copper at (888) 219-1402
Endo’s Bar & Grill; Center Village
Open at 11 a.m., serving food until 11 p.m. Bar open until 12:30 a.m. See fireworks from the patio. Midnight champagne toast and giveaways.
Storm King Sushi Lounge; Center Village
Open 5 p.m. to midnight with open mic from 10 p.m. to midnight. There will be specials on sushi rolls and cocktails and a midnight champagne toast as well as giveaways.
Jack’s Bar; Center Village
Open from 9 a.m. to midnight with a midnight champagne toast. There will be live music from 9 p.m. to midnight and drink specials and giveaways all night long.
JJ’s Tavern; Center Village
Opens at 11 a.m. with food and drink specials. There will be live music from Moe Dixon from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
CB Grill; Center Village
The fine dining restaurant will be open from 5–9 p.m. serving a four-course dinner for $120. Reservations are required (970) 968-3113.
Dillon Dam Brewery; 100 Little Dam St.; (970) 262-7777
The Dillon Dam Brewery will be open on New Year’s Eve with live music until 12:30 p.m.
Snake River Saloon; 23074 US-6; (970) 468-2788
The Snake River Saloon will be open for dinner, and will be celebrating its 40th annual New Year’s party. There will be live music by classic rock band Swerve.
(Reservations for Keystone dining should be made by calling (800) 354-4386 or make a reservation through Open Table.)
Der Fondue Chessel
Der Fondue Chessel dining experience offers two live bands, a dance floor and children’s play area. The evening’s celebratory menu will include: Champagne toast, cheese and dippers course, Caesar salad and chocolate fondue. The traditional raclette course will be prepared by a team of chefs and will include a lobster tail addition as a no-charge entrée for this festive evening. Reservations required.
Bighorn Bistro & Bar
Celebrate New Years Eve at the Bighorn Bistro & Bar with fireworks viewing at 9 p.m. “The Bighorn Bistro will be an excellent location to dine prior to, or during, Keystone’s 9 p.m. Firework Show over Keystone Lake,” said Russ Carlton, spokesperson fro Keystone Resort. “After dining at the Bighorn Bistro, a fireworks viewing party at the Lakeside Lodge from 8:30-10:30 p.m. will feature the best view of the fireworks as well as hors devours, a champagne toast and NYE party favors. Reservations are recommended for both, and dinner does not include the viewing party.”
Ski Tip Lodge
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Ski Tip. Enjoy a seasonal five-course menu and champagne toast for $125 per person. Accepting reservations 6–9:45 p.m. Reservations required.
Ring in the New Year with a prefixed six-course meal. Reservations required.
New Year’s Eve Party at 9280
Spend the night enjoying music throughout the decades during 9280’s NYE Celebration. Enjoy a champagne cheers and ball drop. No reservations required.
Family cookie decorating at the Adventure Center: Free; 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Lakeside Village fireworks at 9 p.m.
Concert at Warren Station with Gipsy Moon and Trout Steak Revival; doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Greco’s; 311 E Main St.; (970) 668-5442
Greco’s will be open for New Year’s Eve with dining specials. The restaurant is also now open for lunch.
Silverheels; 601 Main St.; (970) 668-0345
Silverheels will be open on New Year’s Eve with a holiday menu in addition to its traditional menu. The restaurant seats until 10 p.m.
Food Hedz; 601 Main St.; (970) 668-0345
Dinner will be served on New Year’s Eve from 5–8 p.m. There will be a nightly special along with the dinner menu.
Vinny’s; 310 Main St.; (970) 668-0340
Vinny’s will open at 4 p.m., offering multiple specials for the holidays. The pub will not be open these days for happy hour.
Baker’s Brewery; 531 Silverthorne Lane; (970) 468-0170
The Baker’s Brewery will be offering a surf and turf $35 plate. They will also be hosting two ball drops, one at 10 p.m., and another one at midnight.
For a full list of live music, check out the Music Scene from Friday, Dec. 25.
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