Luminaria is guaranteed to be unlike anything you’ve seen before! Perfect for kids and as a family. Welcome the new year as you walk through the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point are lit up with 8,000 lights that project imagery and scenery like poinsettias. Oh, and don’t miss the 120 foot tree lit up and decorated! As you walk through the gardens there will be fire pits and treats like hot cocoa and s’mores. Enjoy activities and interactive games fit for all ages.

There’s even a serene nativity scene with calming and peaceful music. Admire the 35 monument sized bronze bible characters and relax for a second. Get tickets here

Photo by The Salt Project


EVE is one of the most talked about events in Salt Lake City. It’s known for being a blast, and we can see why! EVE events are happening every night, now until New Years Day, so you can ring in the new year all week if you please. It’s fit for all ages and has activities for everyone. Enjoy a true New Years Eve experience by watching the ball drop at midnight! There’s 12 different venues scattered around Downtown Salt Lake City, so you definitely won’t get bored. Enjoy games, live concerts, dancing and more! There’s club events and alcohol for those 21 and up. Buy tickets here

Photo by EVE SLC

Hogle Zoo Countdown

We’ve talked about Zoo Lights before, but you don’t want to miss out on their New Year's festivities. This activity is perfect for those who want to give their kids a fun New Year’s activity with a countdown, but don’t want their kids up until midnight. From 7-9pm on December 31 you can enjoy the intricate Zoo Lights and Christmas carolers around the park. From 8-9 there will be a countdown for the new year with noisemakers included. They’ll never know they’re going to bed early after celebrating like this! 

Masquerade Ball

Dance away as you celebrate the New Year in your favorite formal attire. Enjoy country, theater, and pop music at the Union Station in Ogden. Not equipped for country dancing? Arrive early at 8:30 for some dance lessons, open floor begins at 9. For only $7, this sounds like a great excuse to dress up and dance the night away! 

New Year’s Eve at Top Golf

If you haven’t been to Top Golf in Midvale yet, you’re missing out! All ages can enjoy activities on the first floor like unlimited golf and New Year’s Eve themed party favors. Delicious chef inspired food and drinks are available for purchase as well! On the third floor you receive the same benefits but you’ll get two fleece blankets with your package! If you really want to go all out, and you’re 21 and up you can enjoy a buffet (dessert included), a bottle of Chardon Brut Classic, unlimited coffee, tea, and soda, and dancing! Get your golf on while you party and celebrate 2017! Reserve bays here

Bowling at Jupiter Bowl

Bowling is always a fun activity for anyone involved. Ring in the new year with you best bowling game yet at Jupiter Bowl in Park City. DJ Che will be there, along with pizza, gaming, and two hours of bowling time. Reserve tickets on their site! Event reserved for 21 and up. 

Paparazzi New Years Eve

Enjoy a party thrown by radio station U92 at Club Elevate! DJ Delmaggio and DJ Erockalypze will be attendance, cameras will be everywhere, and VIP tables available. They reccomend you come dressed to impress. Tickets are $15 presale or $20 at the door. 

The Annual Black & White Masquerade Ball at Park City LIVE

Every year, Park City Live hosts their Black & White Masquerade Ball! With live music and a special performance on the historic Park City Main street, it is something you do not want to miss! It is a 21+ event. Get your tickets here.