New Year’s Eve Happenings in Bozeman, 2021
Spending the holidays in Bozeman, Montana, is something to travel for. Spending the days outdoors – skiing, sledding, snowshoeing or ice skating – then winding down the day with family and friends over good food and libations makes the perfect holiday vacation.
And the grand finale of the season, New Year’s Eve, does not disappoint. Though the nightlife in Bozeman is impressive with its vast array of restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues, the festivities involve more than party hats and champagne; this community celebrates with something for everyone. Here are several ways to celebrate New Year's Eve and welcome the year 2022.
Bridger Bowl Torchlight Parade
The celebration begins the night BEFORE New Year’s Eve, December 30th, when Bridger Bowl Ski Area hosts its annual Torchlight Parade and fireworks show. Stick around when the lifts stop turning and enjoy dinner at Saddle Peak or Jim Bridger Lodges and live music at Jim Bridger. Watch as Bridger Bowl Ski Patrol wind their way down the mountain, lit only by torchlights. End the evening with a spectacular fireworks display!
Lindy Hop New Year's Celebration at Starlite Bozeman
Join Downbeat Vintage Swing Society on Thursday, December 30, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. for an evening of dance to celebrate the year. Beginner lessons start at 7:30, and the social dance at 8:00 p.m. This is a great way to begin dancing or to meet new people!
Noon Year's Eve Party at the Montana Science Center
For the tiny, curious minds in the house, Friday, December 31 is the Noon Year’s Eve Party from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Montana Science Center. Spend the afternoon making sparkly crafts and science experiments. Kiddos are invited to dress their best, with the opportunity to create their own festive New Year's hat! Then, watch the New Year’s Eve ball drop without having to stay up late.
Kitchen Dwellers Perform at The ELM
Music lovers will be thrilled to know Bozeman’s beloved Kitchen Dwellers will be performing two shows at the ELM, December 30 and 31. Known for their jamgrass style, the Montana band returns home from touring across the country to help ring in the new year with music, dancing, and lots of smiles.
A Roaring 20's New Years Eve at the Armory Music Hall
Themed "A Night to Remember," you'll be transported back to an era of magic, glitz and glamour. Tickets include chef-curated stations and live music by Paige and the People's Band.
New Year's Eve Celebration at Kitty Warren
Finish the Year off with a bang at Kitty Warren, Bozeman's social club. Nestled under the historic Main Street, it may be tricky to find, but they like it that way! You'll find them at 211 E Main, 20 steps below.
Downtown Bozeman Nightlife
And, of course, downtown Bozeman is full of music, food, and entertainment. So make your reservations early, grab your dancing shoes (and warm layers!), and enjoy the revelry on Bozeman’s Main Street. (Uber and Lyft are both available in Bozeman, along with several taxi services.)
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