How to Have the Best Durango New Year’s Eve

Are you looking for the perfect destination to celebrate the new year? Head to Durango, CO, for a fun adventure! There are plenty of great ways to ring in 2018, from upscale dinners to raucous parties. Discover the best places to celebrate for your Durango New Year’s Eve!
After you’ve decided which Durango New Year’s Eve event to attend, you the rest of your trip to plan!  Download our free Vacation Guide to get a full list of recommendations for awesome area museums, restaurants, historic sites, art galleries, and theaters. You’ll also find out the best hiking and skiing spots in the area. Planning your trip to Durango, CO, has never been easier! Download our free Vacation Guide today!

How to Spend Your Durango New Year’s Eve Vacation

Purgatory Resort offers six (yes, six!) different ways to have fun on December 31. The first is an upscale buffet dinner at Hoody’s Basecamp Lodge. This dinner will include a carving station, desserts, and build-your-own hot chocolate bar. A later dinner will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., and offers a sophisticated five-course dinner with pine pairings.
There’s also a kid-friendly party at The Den Childcare Center. Parents are welcome to bring their children from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. The expert staff at the childcare center will provide tons of fun while Mom and Dad enjoy themselves at the adult functions.
After dinner, enjoy the fireworks and torchlight parade at the ski beach. Then head over the terrain park to watch the best talent in the area show of their snowboarding skills. Finally, you won’t want to miss the New Year’s Eve party, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Enjoy live music and fun times at this highly-anticipated event!

New Year’s Day Brunch

After your fun night at Purgatory Resort, be sure to head to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for their annual New Year’s Day Brunch. You’re sure to start your year off right with a delicious meal accompanied by the beautiful views out of the windows of a steam-powered train. There are two different tickets to purchase. The first is the premium-class passengers. These tickets include a catered hot brunch which is enjoyed with the sounds of the train’s strolling musician. You’ll enjoy complimentary non-alcoholic drinks during the ride as well as a glass of champagne or sparkling cider to toast the new year.
The standard-class guests will have access to the concession car, where they may purchase snacks, hot or cold lunch items, beverages, cocktails, and souvenirs.

Stay at Durango Colorado Vacations

After a night of celebration at these Durango New Year’s Eve parties, return to a quiet, peaceful rental home from Durango Colorado Vacations. We have a wide selection of properties, from quaint cabins to luxurious estates. No matter your needs, you’ll find a home that’s perfect for you and your guests.
Consider renting BlackBear 50. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhome is located just steps away from the Purgatory Flats trail and a three-minute drive from Purgatory Resort. You’ll be able to easily enjoy the events at the resort before returning to a quiet and beautiful private vacation retreat.
Check out the rest of our rentals and book today. We look forward to having you!