Readying to ring in the New Year in Whistler is a bit like being at a buffet - there are so many options, it's hard to pick just one event to attend. Bars and clubs around town are chilling champagne and flutes, getting ready to help residents and tourists celebrate in style. Whether you want to go all-out this year and invest in a lavish dinner with a side of live music, party it up at one of the local hotspots, or chill out on a patio, we've got just the ticket:
What: NYE 2010
This local pub is throwing quite the party to ring in the New Year - live music from the Gnarboots crew, champagne at midnight, party favours and appetizers are all included in the $30 ticket.
Where: Black's Pub
What: NYE 2010
Dance the night (and 2009) away to top 40 and '80s hits, house and R&B bangers courtesy of DJ Tim Livingstone and JT. On top of the dance floor action, expect an evening of champagne, hors d'oeuvres and studio photos in the club. Tickets are $75 in advance. Party starts at 9 p.m. and goes until 3 a.m.
Where: Tommy Africa's
The folks at the Fish are throwing quite the shindig in honour of 2010: music by JT James and Roxy DJ, plus champagne, appies and party favours in a totally decked-out club. Tickets are $65.
Where: Maxx Fish
What: NYE Party
A longtime Whistler watering hole is going all out for the big night, offering up a three-course dinner, appetizers, party favours and a midnight champagne toast, plus live music with Brother Twang. Tickets are $75.
Where: Roland's (Creekside)
What: Winter Wonderland 2010
Garf's annual NYE party has been sold out 16 years in a row, so you know there must be a secret to their success. DJ Rosco and Andreas Morel are on the decks pumping out top 40 dance, hip hop and retro club hits, and each person will receive a personal bottle of champagne, appetizers and party favours with their ticket. General admission tickets are $100 in advance. High rollers can book into the Dom Perignon private room, as well. Party starts at 9 p.m. and goes until 3 a.m.
What: Classics New Year's 2010
Come along on a journey through the classics of dance music, starting with disco and ending with today's top 40 and house hits from DJ Raw Baanks. The $75 tickets include a personal bottle of champagne, appetizers and party favours. Party starts at 9 p.m. and ends at 3 a.m.