Text 16 Dec Family Fun at Kirkwood on New Year’s Eve

Bring in the New Year at Kirkwood Mountain Resort with an unforgettable night of fun and excitement.  We know that you only get a certain amount of time to come up to Kirkwood – to ski, relax and spend time with those closest to you. 


That’s why we’ve created an evening full of family fun activities that will keep everyone laughing and smiling all night.  This will be an experience that you will be talking about all year!

Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and Party!

The Torchlight Parade is a tradition here at Kirkwood. Take a chair ride to the top of the mountain and then wind your way down to the Village with friends and family.  After the exhilarating ride you’ll be greeted with a spectacular fireworks display at the base of Kirkwood.  There is truly nothing like watching a fireworks show lighting up the cold winter sky. The colors shimmer and reflect off the snow covered slopes as the booms echo off the walls of the canyon, delighting all our captivated guests.    


Then it’s over to the Cornice Grill to bring in the New Year with a D.J. who will be playing all the best celebration and party music.  The Cornice After Party sponsored by EpicMix will also have appetizers for snacking and be giving away tons of EpicMix shwag all night.  Dance up a storm or simply soak in the fun atmosphere – The Cornice Bar and Grill will be the place to be on NYE!   

Cat Tour and Parade and Fireworks Viewing

If you want to view the parade and fireworks show but not necessarily participate in the parade we have the perfect option for you. Take a ride in one of Expedition Kirkwood’s Cats to the patrol station at the top of Caples Crest.  Here you will enjoy chocolate covered strawberries, hot chocolate and champagne with a bird’s eye view of all the festivities.   Space for this event is extremely limited so please call ahead to book your spot by calling 209-258-7293.

Exclusive Wall Bar Dinner

Join us at the Wall Bar and Restaurant for an exclusive New Year’s Eve dinner event.  Our chefs have prepared an amazing menu that includes appetizers, a salad course, gourmet buffet, plated dessert and champagne.  Guests of this event will also enjoy a private patio to view the parade and fireworks display.  This event requires reservations and space is limited; please call 209-258-7365 to reserve. 

Dinner Menu

It’s important to begin the New Year on a good note and what better way than by having an incredible New Year’s celebration at Kirkwood Mountain Resort?  Whether it’s the experience of participating in the Torchlight Parade, catching the fireworks from above the valley at the top of Caples Crest or relaxing in the Wall Bar close to the fireplace, we have something for everyone. Come up and join us on December 31st to ring in the New Year Kirkwood style!

All the information on booking and preregistering for our NYE festivities can be found on the New Year’s Eve event calendar page.