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Celebrate 2017/18 New Year's Eve in Aspen

Fireworks over Aspen Mountain

Nothing compares to New Year's Eve in Aspen. Ski or board the day away then choose from an array of activities, including two sets of Fireworks! 
Fireworks are at 8PM and Midnight over Aspen Mountain.

Looking for suggestions on what to do on New Year's Eve? Below is a partial list of dinners and parties happening in Aspen.

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Acquolina Trattoria & Pizzeria
First Seating 6pm & 6:30pm,  $135PP @ a table, -OR- $85PP @ our bar counter
Second Seating 9pm & 9:30pm, $275PP @ a table, -OR- $150PP @ our bar counter
970.925.8222 acquolinaaspen.com
Ajax Tavern - The Little Nell
Secure the best seats in Aspen to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks shows at 8 pm or midnight. A special 3-course prix fixe dinner is offered with an early seating if you’d like to be finished by 8:30 pm. Otherwise, settle in for dinner and a fireworks show with the late seating.
$295++/guest for each seating. Includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot per person.
970.920.6334 thelittlenell.com
Aspen Art Museum - So Cafe
Join us for a New Year's Eve celebration at the Aspen Art Museum with fine wine, excellent food, art activities for the whole family, and the best view of the fireworks in Aspen.
6pm-8:30pm Cocktail Buffet Dinner
8pm Champagne Toast & Fireworks
$235 Adult (open bar), $210 Adult (alcohol not included), $80 Children 12 years and under
970.925.8050 aspenartmuesum.org
Aspen Kitchen
Dine with us and enjoy a festive three course tasting menu prepared by Chef Emil David with seatings from 5:30pm-7:30pm
$125/person *excluding beverage, tax & gratiuty.
970.300.4525 kitchenaspen.com
Casa Tua Aspen
Early Seating 6/6:30pm, three-course dinner plus a glass of Louis Roederer "Cristal" 2009 - $400++
Late Seating 8:30pm, four-course menu with a bottle of Louis Roederer "Cristal" 2009 per couple - $700++
970.920.7277 casatualifestyle.com/aspen
Element 47 - The Little Nell
Join us for an extravagant meal at Aspen’s most chic place to be on New Year's Eve. Chef de Cuisine Patrick Dunn will prepare a sensational 4-course prix fixe menu featuring New American cuisine.
$547++/guest, available with a $595 wine pairing option. View Menu
970.920.6330 thelittlenell.com
Jimmy's Aspen
First Seating, $125/person includes three-course dinner
Second Seating, $325/person includes four-course dinner, champagne toast at midnight
Exclusive VIP Seating, $525/person includes: guest's choice of priority seating with unrestricted reservation times, personal wine concierge service from wine director Greg Van Wagner, five-course dinner, one bottle of Cristal (or other premium champagne at guest's request) per four guests served in the lounge or during table service, accompanied by caviar, Foie Gras addition to any entree, dancing & party favors
970.925.6020 jimmysaspen.com
L'Hostaria Ristorante
First Seating 5:30pm-6:30pm - Regular Menu
Second Seating 9pm & 9:30pm - 3 Course Menu - $260/person in the dining room, $190/person at the bar, not including: beverages, tax, and gratuity
Live music starts at 9:45pm provided by The Boogie Machine
970.925.9022 hostaria.com
La Creperie Du Village
First Seating 6:15pm, A Specially Curated 5-Course Menu, $190 - Menu
Second Seating 9:00pm, An Exclusive 6-Course Menu, $295 - Menu
Both dinners will be completed with the Austrian custom of "Bleigiessen"
In Austrian fashion, we will welcome the New Year with a countdown & the Waltz
970.925.1566 lacreperieduvillage.com
Mawa's Kitchen
New Year's Eve Pick Up - Menu
Order must be placed by December 26, 2017
970.544.4862 mawaskitchen.com
Mezzaluna Aspen
First Seating 5:30pm until 7:15pm, three-course prix fixe, $79/person++. Children's menu available at $40
Second Seating 7:30pm or 8:00pm, three-course prix fixe, $89/person++
Third Seating 9:30pm or 10:00pm, four-course prix fixe, $99/person++
970.925.5882 mezzalunaaspen.com
Velvet Buck - St. Regis Aspen Resort
First Seating: 5pm-6pm, 2 hour reservation; $185/adult, $60/child 12 years & under, children 5 years & under complimentary
Second Seating: 8pm-10pm, table is invited to stay at their leisure; $295/adult
Our kitchen has prepared a bountiful feast fit for the entire family in the Velvet Buck, complete with seafood towers, carving stations and innovative holiday specialties. The second seating, which takes flight from 8pm, includes bottomless champagne, specialty cocktails, New Year's party favors & a musical performance by a jazz quartet. Menu
Reservations are highly recommended and can be booked online with a credit card.
970.429.7373 stregisaspen.com/festive


Parties and Events

Mountain Social - St. Regis Aspen
Celebrate with a DJ performance, cocktail service by Mountain Social & a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Marvel at midnight (and 8pm) in a premier view of the Aspen Mountain fireworks.
Open to the community and no cover charge.
970.429.7373 stregisaspen.com/festive
Clicquot Cats
7:15pm-8:45pm & 11:15pm-12:45am
For an elevated experience on New Year’s Eve, Clicquot Cats offer the unique opportunity to view the fireworks display from the top of Little Nell ski run. The Little Nell, Veuve Clicquot and Aspen Skiing Company have created a VIP fireworks experience, combining the finest in service and champagne and the ultimate in access and adventure. Three snowcats are available for buy-out (up to 12 guests) for the 8 pm or midnight fireworks shows over Aspen Mountain. Your Clicquot Cat will depart from the base of Ajax for a ride up Little Nell run to a private setting on the slopes with seating, blankets and a dedicated server to pour Veuve Clicquot Jeroboam La Grande Dame by the magnum and Ardberg scotch, serve a raw seafood bar, caviar, chocolate covered strawberries and The Little Nell’s signature hot chocolate, plus Bellinis for a celebratory toast.
970.920.4600 thelittlenell.com
The Infamous Stringdusters - Wheeler Opera House
7:45pm open bar (wine and beer) and light appetizers
9:30pm show
Midnight complimentary champagne toast during the ball drop will follow the concert.
970.920.5770 wheeleroperahouse.com
Bonfire & DJ - Wagner Park
FREE! Ring in the New Year in Wagner Park as you listen to a DJ and warm up by the bonfire before enjoying the fireworks over Aspen Mountain at 8pm and Midnight.
970.429.2093 cityofaspen.com
Fireworks - Aspen Mountain
8pm & Midnight - Fireworks over Aspen Mountain.
970.429.2093 cityofaspen.com
Fireworks in the Courtyard - St. Regis Aspen
8pm & 12am
Cozy up next to the fire with a cocktail while you gaze up at the gorgeous mountainside. Ring in 2018 with the Aspen Mountain fireworks displays at 8pm & midnight.
970.429.7373 stregisaspen.com/festive
Great Gatsby Party - Aspen Kitchen
Celebrate with us and spend the later part of the evening in your finest fashion from the Roaring 20s at our Great Gatsby Party. Premium open bar, champagne toast, Codigo specialty cocktails, patio views of the fireworks and Aspen's festivities, and more!
970.300.4525 kitchenaspen.com
Jane's Addiction - Belly Up Aspen
9pm Doors, 9:30pm show
$285 GA / $595 Reserved
970.785.8500 bellyupaspen.com
Bootsy Bellows Aspen
$500 tickets include:
-Open Bar 9:45pm - Midnight
-Passed Sushi from 10pm-12:30am
-Bottomless Champagne all night
-LA DJ Mark Jackson!
Additional Purchase Upgrades: Bootsy Bellows in partnership with PJ and Louie 13. For an additional $500 ticket we will upgrade your ticket with one of the following specials:
1. 1oz Louie 13 upgrade with Bottomless Rose
2. 1oz MaCallan 25 upgrade with Bottomless Rose
3. 1oz Clase Azul Ultra upgrade with Bottomless Rose
Table Inquiries - Call Andrew 617.233.4504
617.233.4504 hwoodgroup.com/bootsy-bellows-aspen
Purchase tickets here
The Dom Perignon Party - The Little Nell
Ring in 2018 at Aspen’s “it party” of the holiday season. The exclusive celebration takes place throughout Chair 9, the living room, element 47’s bar and outdoor lounge, as well as the Grand Salon. Each space will be exclusively named and feature musical acts for the premier event of the winter. Enjoy an open bar with food stations replenished throughout the night. DJ Amy Robbins will get the crowd on their feet in The Belvedere Lounge, DJ Cyn will be spinning in The Dom Pérignon Lounge and a live jazz performance in the Hennessy Lounge. The party goes from 10 pm – 1:30 am with a fireworks display over Aspen Mountain at midnight.
$575++/person. Reserved seating for up to eight guests with private butler service is available for $12,000/group.
970.920.6334 thelittlenell.com
Midnight Crush New Year's Eve Party - The Limelight Hotel
Nightout and Aspen82, in-conjunction with the Limelight Hotel Aspen, present Midnight Crush, a New Year’s Eve Party. The theme of Midnight Crush eludes to a sweet and sultry Candy Land. The party will kick-off at 10 p.m. and feature bottomless Veuve Clicquot, sweet and sultry delights, passed hors’doeuvres, a photo booth, an open bar from 9:30 p.m.-1:45 a.m., belvedere vodka, Breckenridge Distillery spirits, party favors, and beats by DJ Trizz.
Early-bird admission tickets cost $199
Red Onion New Years Eve
Come ring in the New Year with all the locals! DJ Golden setting the tone for 2018! Come dance the night away! Your $15 cover will get you a champagne toast at midnight and an unforgettable night with great music, cheap drinks and bad decisions!
970.925.9955 redonionaspen.com

New Year's Day

Brunch @ Velvet Buck - St. Regis Aspen Resort
We welcome 2018 with a decadent start in the Velvet Buck. Feast on a spirited culinary buffet spread as well as a Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar.
$99/adult, $39/child 12 years & under, children 5 years & under complimentary
970.429.7373 stregisaspen.com/festive
Rose Bowl Viewing @ Mountain Social - St. Regis Aspen
Gather your sporting comrades and join us in Mountain Social for a special viewing of the Rose Bowl football game.
970.429.7373 stregisaspen.com/festive

4th of July Parade Waiver



PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  


  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.


The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).


                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.


                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.


   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this


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