Known for its unspoiled, rugged landscapes and outdoor recreation, the state of Idaho offers world-class New Year’s Eve events and festivals surrounded by sparkling lakes and snowy mountains. Idaho also boasts many gorgeous, world-class resorts throughout the state offering family-friendly New Year’s Eve activities ranging from cruises to snow tubing. It’s not difficult to find a spectacular fireworks display over a sparkling lake or alongside a snowy mountain. Enjoy the beautiful natural wonders and traditions Idaho has to offer this New Year’s Eve at the following destinations.
The annual Idaho Potato Drop New Year’s Eve celebration is a Boise tradition and signature holiday event attracting thousands of attendees. Watch a 17-foot-long potato that’s lit up drop in front of the State Capitol building downtown Boise. This free event also offers tons of festivities including live music, food vendors, and a large fireworks show over Boise.
Experience the beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene from aboard the New Year’s Eve Family Cruise hosted by The Coeur d'Alene Resort. This family-friendly cruise event features New Year’s Eve party favors, drinks, snacks, and a trip to see Santa at the North Pole for the kids. Attendees also enjoy the exciting fireworks show to ring in the New Year.
Head to the Schweitzer Mountain Resort for an action-packed New Year’s Eve adventure for the entire family. Attendees enjoy tubing with an LED wand followed by hot chocolate to warm up, snacks, roasted Twinkies, party favors, a complimentary sparkler celebration at midnight.
Boasting some of the best skiing in Idaho and a multitude of recreational activities, the Tamarack Resort is a top vacation destination featuring a torchlight parade for intermediate level and above skiers. Attendees can also enjoy the fireworks show and bonfire at the base of the mountain. Stay at the resort to experience world-class amenities as you enter the New Year.
Known as Idaho Falls’ largest New Year’s Eve parties, the Snake River Event Center puts on an unforgettable celebration complete with hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing, a cash bar, and champagne to ring in the New Year. Everyone is treated like a VIP at this party for a memorable start to the New Year.
Located in the Riverside Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, The Last Call New Year’s Eve Ball is an adult-only event featuring live classic rock performances from top musicians. The hotel offers room packages complete with a scrumptious dinner buffet, signature breakfast buffet, New Year’s party favors, and a champagne toast in a resort-like atmosphere.
Enjoy an evening filled with live music at the New Year’s Eve Dance at the Best Western University Inn. Attendees appreciate happy hour pricing on all drinks all night, live entertainment, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. The hotel also offers guest packages featuring deluxe accommodations, gift certificates, sparkling cider, and more.
Ring in the New Year with a rustic adventure and wilderness escape at the Mountain Village Resort on the banks of the Salmon River. Enjoy a lively evening of live music, drinks, door prizes, and a champagne toast in the resort’s Velvet Falls Dance Hall.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Sandpoint’s premier live music venue - The Hive. This state-of-the-art music venue guarantees a feel-good experience this New Year’s Eve featuring live music performances, colorful confetti, and a balloon drop at midnight. A portion of the proceeds benefit a local non-profit organization.