New Year's Eve in Salt Lake City


Looking for a fun way to ring in the new year? Here's a list of Salt Lake City New Year's Eve events to please both kids and adults.

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    ••• Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce

    EVE, a three-day New Year festival presented by the SLC Downtown Alliance, will include fine arts performances, live local music, dance parties, DJs, film screenings, art installations, kids activities, a ball room, bounce town, and a spectacular mirror ball drop and laser show Dec. 31. Activities take place at the Salt Palace, Energy Solutions Arena, Clark Planetarium, Discovery Gateway, Gallivan Center, Broadway Cinemas, City Creek Center, Off Broadway Theatre, The Leonardo, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, and Temple Square.

    Dec. 29, 30 and 31, 2014

    See website for event schedule and ticket prices

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    The Grizzlies host the Alaska Aces in the Maverik Center Friday, Dec. 31, 2014, at 9:15 p.m.

    3200 South Decker Lake Drive (2200 W.)

    Tickets $9-$32

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    NYE & Fireworks at Snowbird

    ••• Snowbird Resort

    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 celebrations. In addition to the parade, enjoy fire pits, hot cocoa, waffles, fireworks, and live music by Talia Keys.

    Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, 3-8 p.m.


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    ••• Hogle Zoo

    Enjoy the final night of Hogle Zoo's Zoolights and a family-friendly early New Year's countdown at 9 p.m.

    Dec. 31, 2014, 5:30-9 p.m. (grounds close at 9:30 p.m.)

    2600 E. Sunnyside Ave.


    Tickets $4-$7

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    Clubs, Dance Parties

    ••• Photo by Getty Images

    If you want to dance in the new year, SmithsTix and TicketCake are your connection for tickets to concerts, clubs and dance parties throughout the Salt Lake area, including parties at The Depot, The Great Saltair, the Infinity Event Center, Bar Deluxe, Park City Live (Park City), and Downstairs (Park City).


    Ticket Cake


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    ••• Courtesy Wiseguys

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    Dec. 30-31, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

    Wiseguys West Valley
    2194 West 3500 South

    Tickets $20

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    ••• DF Dance Studio

    DF Dance Studio's New Year's Eve gala includes dinner, desserts, dancing, and drinks. DF Dance Studio instructors will be on hand at 9:30 p.m. for salsa dance instruction. Singles, Couples, and tables are welcome to attend. Cash bar is in addition to the ticket price. Guests must be 21 and older.

    Cost: $50/person

    Dec. 31, 2014, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

    DF Dance Studio
    2978 S State St.

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    Big Easy Entertainment's New Years Eve Masquerade Ball

    ••• Big Easy Entertainment

    The Annual Big Easy Entertainment New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball will take place at the Red Lion Hotel's Grand Ballroom in downtown Salt Lake City, UT. This event will feature live entertainment, dancing, dinner, drinks, party favors, and a champagne toast. Guests must be 21 and older.

    Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Red Lion Hotel
    161 West 600 South

    Tickets $55 per person, $100 per couple

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    ••• Zermatt Resort

    Ring in the new year at Zermatt Resort's New Year's Eve Masquerade party. The party will feature live music, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, midnight balloon drop, cash bar, and Z’s Steak & Chop Haus menu featuring prime aged steaks and fresh seafood.

    $49.50 per adult, $19.95 kids ages 5-1, and lodging packages are also available.

    Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

    Zermatt Resort
    784 W. Resort Drive Midway, Utah

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    ••• Courtesy Benihana
    New Year's Eve is one of the most popular nights for dining out, so it's a good idea to make plans early. Here's a list with dozens of ideas for where to celebrate New Year's Eve with friends, family, or that special someone.


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    ••• Courtesy Living Planet Aquarium

    Celebrate the new year at the Living Planet Aquarium! Join B98.7 for music, games, crafts, activities and prizes. See and touch live animals and enjoy a balloon drop at noon.

    Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, 11-2 p.m.

    12033 South Lone Peak Parkway

    Adults $15.95; seniors, students and military $12.95; children 3-17 $10.95

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    'Is He Dead?' at Hale Centre Theatre

    ••• Marsha Maxwell

    It's 1846. Talented French artist, Millet, feels honor bound to save his fiancée and her father from financial ruin. Millet soon realizes that great paintings make much more money after the artist dies. In desperation, he fakes his own death and becomes...his sister. This will ring in your New Year!

    Hale Centre Theatre's New Year's Eve party includes pre-show entertainment beginning at 9:30 p.m., Is He Dead? beginning at 10 p.m., midnight noisemakers and balloon drop, hors d'ouvres and desserts.

    Friday, Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m.

    3333 S. Decker Lake Dr. (2200 W.)

    Tickets $49

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    'How The Grouch Stole Christmas' at Desert Star Playhouse

    ••• Desert Star Playhouse

    Desert Star Playhouse presents their holiday parody How The Grouch Stole Christmas Dec. 31 at 6 and 8:30 p.m., so you can see the play and still ring in the new year somewhere else.

    4861 South State Street
    Murray, UT 84107
    801-266-2600, 801-266-7610

    Tickets $10.95-$20.95