What to do on New Years Eve (in Steamboat Springs, CO)

A Fireworks Display - New Year's Eve - Events in Steamboat Springs, CO

It’s time to ring in another year. And, what better place to celebrate a new beginning that in Steamboat Springs! Use this calendar to discover all the events in Steamboat in which you can take part.

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Show

Time: December 31, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm
Place: 2305 Mt. Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs.
Contact for more information: (970) 879-6111

This event is special; where else do you get to see a parade that takes place on the face of a mountain? The Steamboat Ski and Snowboard School will treat views to an on-snow parade: They will ski (or snowboard) down the mountain holding glowing torches. Following the parade, a fireworks display will light up the sky and provide the perfect ending for the new year.

The best place to view the activities are from the Bear River Deck (adjacent to Gondola Square), or from Gondola Square itself. Both of these locations are at the base of Mt. Werner Ski Area. For more information, visit the my.steamboat website.

Bands and Shows:

Adam Lopez and His Mighty LoCasters:

Time: December 31, 2012, 10pm
Location: Tugboat Grill and Pub
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Contact: (970) 879-7070
Blues rocker Adam Lopez is now based out of Colorado Springs, but he is originally from the Midwest. He and his band, the Mighty LoCasters raise the spirit and joy of honky-tonk rock! For more information, visit Explore Steamboat’s website.

String Board Theory

Time: December 31, 2012, 10pm
Location: Old Town Pub
Cost: $5 (includes a sparkling wine toast at midnight)
Contact: (970) 879-2101

The String Board Theory are local electro jam rockers. If you attend, your evening will include a laser light show and late-night dance party.  Visit Explore Steamboat’s website for more information.

Billy Franklin’s Smoke N Bones

Time: December 31, 2012, 9:30pm
Place: Ghost Ranch Saloon
Cost: $15 cover charge
Contact: (970) 879-9898

Former local (now a New Orleans resident) Billy Franklin returns to his hometown to rock a New Year’s Eve celebration New Orleans style. Visit the Explore Steamboat website for more information.

Free Shows:

Head to Sweetwater Grill to catch Rowdy Shadehouse, or visit Carl’s Tavern to hear DJ JusGroov. Then, there are the Dueling DJ’s at the Tap House Sports Grill (this event is free for locals – sparkling wine will be served at midnight). Sit and have some delicious dinner at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, who is hosting live music from the Bill Smith Band.

You can also stroll around beautiful downtown Steamboat Springs. Main Street is all lit up and a celebratory spirit is in the air. We wish you a very Happy New Year!