10 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Utah

The countdown begins! Let’s ring in the new year right. Enjoy kid-friendly events like First Night Provo with face painting, balloon artists, and crafts. Experience a dazzling firework display at Snowbird Resort. Let us help you plan your New Year’s Eve. Here are the 10 best celebrations in Utah.    

First Night Celebration Provo Town Centre, Provo, UT

The holiday shopping is over so now it’s time to celebrate! The Centre hosts an evening of activities. There will be live Big Band and Top 40 dance bands, craft projects, professional face painters, games, balloon artists, karaoke, photo booths, plus the food court is open. Fireworks cap off the night. It all starts at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight. Tickets range in price, children under three are free.

Treehouse Children’s Museum, Ogden, UT

Tire your kids out at a special end-of-year day of activities here. This magical museum is full of interactive exhibits and programs throughout the year, but on New Year’s Eve there’s a party atmosphere. Children, ages one to 12 will make a party hat, see a magic show in the theater, have a confetti countdown to a noon celebration and learn about making resolutions. Free for members. Festivities end at 3 p.m., just in time to get the kids home so grown-ups can get ready to celebrate.

Park City Resort, New Year’s Eve Celebration, Park City, UT

The fun doesn’t have to end once the sun goes down on the mountain. An illusionist kicks off the end of year festivities, dazzling the audience with magical tricks. Then it’s time to dance to the music of Metro Music Club’s renditions of current hits and yesterday’s favorites. This dynamic seven-piece cover band will have you singing all night. The evening ends with a spectacular firework show.

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Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, Snowbird Resort, UT

The resort comes alive with the warm glow from a parade of lights down the mountain that signals the beginning of the evening’s fun. That’s followed by a dazzling firework show that lights up the sky with an explosion of color. Keep warm near the fire pits and with free hot cocoa. After the fireworks, head on over to the Wildflower Lounge for a dance party, or reserve a table at either The Aerie or The Lodge Bistro for a gourmet meal.

New Year’s Eve Bash, Brian Head Resort, UT

It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without a party! And this resort is throwing a great one. There will be night skiing, a torchlight parade down Giant Steps run, awe-inspiring fireworks and dinner at the Last Chair Saloon. Keep the fun going after dinner in the same spot and dance to the live music of Muddy Boots. Bar menu and drinks ’til 1 a.m.

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New Year’s Bash at The Cache, Logan, UT

Dining and dancing into the new year—that’s on tap at this evening of unforgettable rejoicing. The gourmet menu is an assortment of easy-to-eat delicious finger food. Live music comes from Reckless Uprising, an American rock band that performs original songs with a dash of nostalgia, as well as Big Sis, rockin’ the evening with groovy tunes that have a contagious beat and exciting energy. Tickets are $25 per person.

Zion Joy to the World, Springdale, UT

Promenade right … or left … and do si do home at this lively way to usher in the new year. It’s a community social, at the Canyon Community Center, where square dance callers lead participants in lessons on how to weave the ring and box the gnat. Refreshments on hand to keep the dancers going. Fireworks end the evening in an electrifying display of artistry. It all begins at 6 p.m. and it’s free.

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New Year’s Firework Show, Vernal, UT

This small town puts on one heck of an exciting year-end evening fireworks show. Pack a thermos of hot cocoa, take along some chairs and hang out with friends and family and this low-key, but fun event. It starts early, at 8 p.m., so it’s just right for those who are early-to-bed enthusiasts. It all takes place at Naples City Park.

Hogle Zoo Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown, Salt Lake City, UT

A night of family fun as only a zoo can do—10 life-size, animal-shaped lanterns light the pathways to 200 lighted animal and holiday-themed displays throughout the Zoo grounds. Walk through a 135-foot lighted tunnel, take a spin on the Conservation Carousel, stop in to see Jolly Old Elf, make s’mores at Oasis Plaza and keep warm with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Kids get a free noise maker. Ticket prices vary based on age; under two are free.

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Noon Year’s Eve at the Natural History Museum, Salt Lake City, UT

Welcome the new year a little early at this party for the whole family that runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Explore the Museum’s special exhibit, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed and then dig into the hands-on activities. Groove to the rockin’ music and shout out as you countdown to the explosion of confetti that ends the event. Tickets available online at the website. Children under three are free.

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