Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebration

For a family friendly celebration take in the evening’s festivities throughout Whistler Village.

You could keep it cozy, and head to one of two indoor parties with a Youth Dance or a NYE kid’s countdown or opt instead to take it outside for skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza, topped off with a dazzling midnight fireworks display.

Tickets are available online through www.whistler.com, at the Whistler Visitor Information Centre, Millennium Place and Meadow Park Sports Centre.

Tickets are valid for six hours of endless entertainment. Music, arts, crafts, entertainment, food, ice skating, dancing, Fire and Ice Show, fireworks and more!

Venues include Whistler Conference Centre, Millennium Place, Whistler Olympic Plaza and Skier's Plaza.

Wristband Price: $15 for adults and children 13 years and older, $10 for children ages 12 and under, free for children ages 2 and under.

Purchases on December 31: $20 for adults and children 13 years and older, $10 for children ages 12 and under, free for children ages 2 and under. 

Ticketed (wristbands required)

Skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza

Enjoy an enchanted evening of lights and music as you skate amongst the colorful skating characters at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

  • Open 6 p.m. to midnight (*Skate shop closes at 11 p.m.)
  • Includes free skate rentals

Whistler Olympic Plaza Warming Hut

Crowd into the Whistler Olympic Plaza Warming Hut for family songs and sweets.

  • Open 6 p.m.to 11 p.m.

Millennium Place

On New Year’s Eve Millennium Place will come alive with the wonder-filled world of Vaudeville, complete with fire spinners, pop-up dancers, circus entertainers, live music and a giant bubble wrap stomp and balloon drop for the Kids’ countdown at 9 p.m., all in the name family fun. Expect nothing short of bedazzlement and awe with three levels of celebration including maple taffies, popcorn, cartoons, face painting, and storytelling.

  • Open 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • NYE Kid’s Countdown at 9 p.m.

Whistler Conference Centre

There will be bouncy castles for the little ones, family performers, games, NYE crafts and a cozy lounge area to warm up and relax.

  • Open 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • NYE Kid’s Countdown at 9 p.m.

Youth Dance at the Whistler Conference Centre

The Much Music Dance Party comes to town with wicked sound, killer lighting & the hottest new and old school videos for youth’s ages 13 to 18 years. 

  • Open 8 p.m. to midnight 
  • Much Music Dance Party for ages 13 to18

Free (no wristbands required)

Fire and Ice Show at Skier's Plaza

Who can resist fireworks and fire spinners – especially when snowflakes fill the air? Whistler's best skiers and riders hit a big air jump through a blazing ring of fire as you dance into the new year.

  • 11 p.m. - midnight

Fireworks at Skier's Plaza

You’ll witness a dazzling display of lights and sounds to ring in 2014. Fireworks are best viewed from Skier’s Plaza located at the base of Whistler Mountain.

  • Starts at midnight

Whistler Transit

Leave the car at home and take advantage of the free and extended Whistler Transit Service on New Year’s Eve.

  • 6 p.m. to late (extended service)


Photo credit: Tourism Whistler