A Guide to Some of The Best New Year’s Eve Parties in Whistler

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New Year's Eve parties in Whistler

With its snow-capped mountains, thrill-seeking party-goers and vibrant nightlife, Whistler is one of the hottest places to ring in the New Year. Whether you’re a local looking for a good time or a nightlife-loving out-of-towner, there a number of great New Year’s Eve parties in Whistler to choose from. Voted 2015’s number one Winter and Weekend Getaway Destination by Readers’ Choice, Whistler’s nightlife scene has something for everybody, no matter how picky the nightlife reveler.

Whether you’re planning to toast 2016 with friends, co-workers or your significant other, New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to lose your inhibitions and activate all your senses. Wherever you chose to be when the clock strikes twelve, make sure you spend the last night of the year in the best of company. With Whistler Club Crawl, you’ll be able to experience Whistler’s hottest venues and velvet-rope parties for just a fraction of the price; all without waiting in line or paying cover charges. If you’re looking for a great place to be when the ball drops this holiday season, keep reading our shortlist of the four hottest New Year’s Eve parties in Whistler.

BG Urban Grill

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This year, Whistler’s favourite mobile party kicks off at BG Urban Grill. Located in the heart of Blackcomb Whistler, BG Urban Grill’s great drinks menu and unpretentious ambiance make it the ideal place to grab an early New Year’s Eve nightcap. BG Urban Grill is a great place to start off your night, with tons of food, complimentary shots and live music combining to get you and your fellow co-conspirators into full party rhythm.

BG Urban Grill offers a range of delectable pre-party munchies, including handmade hot grilled sandwiches, signature wraps, and range of starters. This venue’s open layout, which includes a full-service bar, generously-sized seating area, and an outdoor patio area, is the perfect backdrop to all your end-of-year celebrations. Make sure you take a look at BG Urban Gill’s stellar cocktail list, because this place serves up some wicked beverages. With its dim lighting, spacious interior and feel-good vibes, this venue is a great place to ease into the night over a drink or two. For more information on one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Whistler, click here.

Cinnamon Bear

Cinnamon Bear bar

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No shortlist of the top New Year’s Eve parties in Whistler would be complete without mention of Cinnamon Bear, and it’s easy to understand why. Voted Best Spot in Whistler by Pique Magazine, this classy establishment serves up some of the most tantalizing and delicious fare in town and is always receiving streams of avid food enthusiasts and party lovers. Whether you’re here for the shots, the signature bites, or a bit of warm chatter by the on-site fireplace, Cinnamon Bear represents one of top New Year’s Eve parties in Whistler.

Part of the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, Cinnamon Bear offers more than just fine dining. This place is decked out with multiple wall-high TV screens, pool tables, and a host of games, making it a hotbed for entertainment and New Year’s Eve fun. This December 31st, get ready to soak up the Whistler Village vibes as you take in the breathtaking view of the mountains from the comfort of one of Cinnamon Bear’s high-backed leather chairs.



If you’re looking to enjoy a memorable night at one of the hottest New Year’s Eve Parties in Whistler, then Garfinkel’s is the place to go. The club has been a shining star in the Whistler nightlife scene since 1991, and continues to draw in crowds of A-list guests, artists, avid concertgoers and party fiends. Garfinkel’s has been graced with the presence of some top talent over the years, including acts such as Avicii, Skrillex, Armin Van Buuren, MSTRKRFT, Aston Shuffle, and Steve Aoki. With great live music, a rowdy crowd, and a host of high-end facilities, Garfinkel’s represents one of Whistler’s premier nightlife destinations.

With Whistler World Crawl, you’ll be able to shoot some pool, knock back drinks at the full-service bar, chill in the seated area, or dance the night away at this one-of-a-kind venue; all without worrying about entry fees or waiting in line.

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This December 31. expect some wicked live music and a great deal of full-throttle fun, because this club manages to pack dangerous levels of debauchery among all that Rock ‘N’ Roll appeal. If you want to ring in 2016 at one of the most highly-awaited New Year’s Eve parties in Whistler, be sure to pick up your tickets today.

Tommy Africas

Hottest New Year's Eve parties in Whistler: Garfinkels

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Since opening its doors in 1998, this downtown classic has been the go-to spot in Whistler for nightlife lovers. Tommy Africas brings together the best live music, entertainment, and facilities, and is home to  some of the best nightlife the world has to offer. The venue boasts a multi-million dollar light show, four turntables, and features a mix of the best hip-hop, R&B, EDM, house, and 80’s retro in Whistler.

Tommy Africas’ large layout and ample dance floor area provide all the room you’ll need to strut your stuff and show off your moves. With its eye-catching decor, glitzy interior, performers and assortment of sensory-stimulating LEDS, this venue is the perfect playground for both dance enthusiasts and people watchers.

Hottest New Year's Eve parties in Whistler: Tommy Africas

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With free Champagne and complimentary shots on offer at Tommy Africa’s NYE party, you definitely won’t want for refreshment. Finally, expect wicked New Year’s Eve costume contest prizes and array of giveaways, so make sure you’re dressed to impress.

If you want to join the end-of-year fun and get the chance to sample some of the most iconic New Year’s Eve parties in Whistler, make sure you get tickets today. Feel free to contact us for more information on the above-mentioned venues and parties. 

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