New Year's Eve means lots of private parties, eating out at an upscale restaurant, and bar-hopping or settling in at your favorite pub. But if you are looking for something a bit more memorable, check out this list of some of the best options for New Year's Eve partying to ring out 2017.
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Snowbird's New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks is a great way for you and all of your friends and family to kick-off your New Year's Eve celebration. Since Snowbird is about 30 miles from Salt Lake City, make an overnighter of it and stay at one of the many lodging options. The fun starts at 6 p.m. with the Torchlight Parade and fireworks at 6:30. Warm up by the fire pits with some hot cocoa from 6 to 7 p.m. Have dinner at one of Sunbird's many restaurants and then decamp to the Wildflower Lounge from 9 to 12:30 p.m. for those Champagne toasts.
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Project X Party is one huge New Year's Eve celebration. It's happening at the Complex starting at 8 p.m. on the big night. Local artist Phaya will provide some great live entertainment, and five DJs will emcee the proceedings. There will be all kinds of drops: ball, money, and confetti. Tickets are just $10, so it's easy for all to afford.
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There's just no more authentic way to celebrate New Year's Eve than with some great live music at an atmospheric bar. And that's just what you'll get this year at The Urban Lounge, in its intimate bar, starting at 9 p.m. The local group Flash & Flare will entertain you, along with DJ Matty Mo and DJ Feral Williams. Before 10 p.m. you can get in for a cool $7; it's just $10 after 10. That's called an affordable cover on the biggest party night of the year. Buy your ticket online in advance to be sure you can get in.
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If you like to get dressed to the nines and party like celebrities on New Year's Eve, get yourself to Sky in downtown Salt Lake City for a black-tie countdown to midnight. DJ Five, star of Las Vegas, will be running the show, and you can bet it will be one to remember. Tickets are $35 apiece in advance and $50 on New Year's Eve. The party starts and 8 p.m. and goes to the wee hours.
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Give 2017 its Last Hurrah at the Gateway starting at 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve. There will be live entertainment on the main stage by DJ Flash & Flare, Samba Fogo, Crook & The Bluff, and Joshua James. Stop into the Speakeasy Lounge (over 21, no cover) for a little warmup and an adult beverage and entertainment by Salt Lake Swing with DJ Jessica Glines. The kids can hang in the Game Room until it's time for fireworks at midnight. And it's all free, except for drinks in the lounge, thanks to community sponsors Comcast NBC Universal, Sugarhouse Distillery, Rocky Mountain Power, and The Gateway.