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Celebrate 2019/20 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 6:00 & 6:30pm, $145 per person at a table -OR- $85 per person at our bar counter
Second Seating 9:00 & 9:30pm, $295 per person at a table -OR- $155 per person at our bar counter
970.925.8222 acquolinaaspen.com 
Ajax Tavern
Share a memorable meal at Ajax Tavern, perfectly timed to enjoy the fireworks show over Aspen Mountain afterward. Chef de Cuisine Oscar Carrasco will offer a special three-course menu complete with a glass of champagne per person. 
First Seating 6:00pm, $300++ per person with a $150 wine pairing option
Second Seating 8:30pm, $300++ per person with a $150 wine pairing option
970.920.6334 thelittlenell.com/nye-ajax
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
Nonmember Pricing: $275 Adult (open bar), $230 Adult (alcohol not included), $95 Children (12 years and under)
Member Pricing: $220 Adult (open bar), $185 Adult (alcohol not included), $75 Children (12 years and under)
970.925.8050 aspenartmuesum.org
Element 47 - The Little Nell
End the year with indulgence! Caviar, lobster, truffles, scallop, wagyu, fresh pasta, and chocolate – what better way to celebrate 2019 and ring in 2020? Element 47 will feature a decadent four-course menu filled with extravagant flavors. 6–10 p.m.
$300++ per guest, available with a $200 wine pairing option.
970.920.6330 thelittlenell.com
Jimmy's Aspen
First Seating 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, and 6:45pm, three-course dinner, $150 per person
Second Seating 8:45, 9:00, 9:15, 9:30, 9:45, and 10:00pm, Four-course dinner, champagne toast at midnight, and a dance party with DJ Folami & Party Favors. $350 per person. 
Exclusive VIP Seating Personal wine concierge service from wine director & sommelier Greg Van Wagner. Five-course dinner with upgrades available. One bottle of Cristal (or other premium Champagne at guests' request) per four guests accompanied by caviar service. Guest's choice of priority seating with unrestricted reservation times. Dance party with DJ Folami & Party Favors.  $550 per person. 
970.925.6020 jimmysaspen.com
L'Hostaria Ristorante
First Seating 5:30-6:30pm - Regular Menu
Second Seating 9:00 & 9:30pm, Three-Course Menu. In the dining room $280 per person, at the bar $200 per person. 
Live music starts at 9:45pm provided by The Boogie Machine
970.925.9022 hostaria.com
Celebrate NYE with dinner at Tatanka!
Tatanka New Year’s Eve Menu
1st Seating 6:00-6:30  $150.00 per person
2nd Seating 8:30-Close $175.00 per person
Velvet Buck- St. Regis Aspen Resort
Executive Chef Laurent Pillard has prepared a bountiful feast fit for the entire family in Velvet Buck, complete with seafood towers, carving stations, and innovative holiday specialties. Menu
First Seating 5:00-6:00pm, $175 per person, 12 years and under $50, 5 years and under complimentary
Second Seating 8:00pm-10:00pm, $295 per person, Includes bottomless champagne, specialty cocktails, New Year's party favors & a musical performance by a jazz quartet as well as access to the evening's celebrations in Mountain Social.  


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.
Non hotel guests $69/person. 
970.429.7373 stregisaspen.com/festive
Clicquot Cats
7:00pm & 11:00pm
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  serve a raw seafood bar, caviar, chocolate-covered strawberries and The Little Nell’s signature hot chocolate.
970.920.4600 thelittlenell.com
New Year’s at the Wheeler: Yonder Mountain String Band
7:45pm ​
Ring in the New Year with the Wheeler's New Year’s Eve party! For the past 20 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation.
Ticket price includes Fireworks Viewing Party with light appetizers starting at 7:45pm. Concert begins at 9:30pm.
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
Free ice skating at the Aspen Ice Garden
The Aspen Ice Garden is located at 233 W. Hyman Ave. 970-920-5141
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
Golden Future at the Limelight
You are cordially invited to join NIGHTOUT and Aspen 82 as we transition into the future. We will be kissing 2019 goodbye and painting the Limelight gold this New Year's Eve!
This year's sound will be provided by locally loved, and internationally renowned, DJ Golden. She will be firing 24 Karat beats throughout the evening and there will be a unique live musical performance late night.  
Guests will enjoy stunning visuals, a fire show, oxygen bar recovery, delectable bites, top-shelf open bar, and many more treasures.
Let's unwind, let go, and embrace the golden future... 
Silver City
Silver City is excited to announce its New Year's Eve party with the Powell Brothers. For New Year's you'll be dancing all night to their tunes. Champagne toast at midnight included. 
970.429.8252 SilverCityAspen.com
Escobar Aspen
Open bar all night. 2020 Champagne toast. Special Guest DJ
970.414.0524 escobaraspen.com
Flume DJ Set- Belly Up Aspen
9:30pm Doors, 10:00pm show
$305 GA / $505 Reserved
970.544.9800 bellyupaspen.com
Bootsy Bellows Aspen
There’s no better way to ring in the new year than partying like a rock star at Bootsy Bellows Aspen. What better way to end a day of skiing on the mountain than to ring in the new year at the newly remodeled Bootsy Bellows. Get your tickets early. We will sell out and ticket prices will go up when we are close to selling out. Don't wait just lock in your plans now before its too late. We have the world famous DJ RUCKUS that will be creating the perfect soundtrack to start the new years off right. DJ PIP will be getting things started so make sure you arrive early. Open bar from 9:30pm - 12am to make sure you are ready for the countdown. Passed Sushi Appetizers till Midnight. Bottomless Champange ALL NIGHT.  
617.233.4504 BootsyBellows.com
The Dom Perignon Party - The Little Nell
For our Pearl Anniversary celebration, the world’s your oyster at The Little Nell on New Year’s Eve with endless entertainment and bottomless Dom Pérignon. Your all-inclusive ticket also provides access to top-shelf liquor, sweet and savory bites, oysters on the half-shell, a gourmet cheese bar and more. The hotel’s transformation into a chic circus scene translates to entertainment flowing throughout the outlets with musical acts and acrobats. Mingle in the Hennessy Lounge to savor the sounds of All That Jazz Sextet. Dance to DJ Cyn in the Belvedere Lounge. Party in the Dom Pérignon Lounge downstairs at The Nell with DJ duo Niiko x Swae. Chill by the Ice Bar with a shot of Hennessy Cognac, paired with freshly-made donuts. Count down to midnight as dancers light up the courtyard with a fire show leading up to the fireworks display over Aspen Mountain.
970.920.6334 thelittlenell.com
Red Onion New Years Eve
Come ring in the New Year with all the locals! Come dance the night away! Your $20 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
W Aspen- "LIGHT IT UP" New Year's Eve Party​
Ring in the New Year in dynamic fashion with a special LIVE performance by Swedish electropop duo Icona Pop in Living Room. Enter 39°, where Aspen’s Red Light District Legacy comes to life. Party with your closest friends and family as DJ Kevin Joyal throws down some of the world’s best dance music to create an epic night of revelry as we enter 2020.
970.431.0800 Waspen.com

New Year's Day

Brunch @ Velvet Buck - St. Regis Aspen Resort
We welcome 2020 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
Prospect @ Hotel Jerome
New Year's Day Brunch Buffet
10:30am-1pm - Menu
Adults: $89/person, Children under 10: $30
970.429.7610 www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com/dining
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

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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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