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:
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
This longtime local watering hole plays host to a seven-piece band and DJ "Your House" for an evening of New Year revelry. Tickets are just $25.
Where: Tapley's Pub
New Years Eve, Underground
This subterranean locals' hotspot is throwing a special party with the three-piece band PeteCatastrophe rocking out until the early morning. PeteCatastrophe is the latest musical project of Peter and Stephen Vogler, who have teamed up with Vancouver ska veteran Carl Baird to create a new ska/reggae group. The Voglers have been making music since the early '90s, creating groups like Route 99 and The Hounds of Buskerville, which brought the house down during the infamous Dusty's Last Stand. Their newest musical incarnation will be playing covers and originals all night long.
Party At The Podium: Countdown to 2010
The folks at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler are going for gold with their NYE party. Guests can feast on cuisine from around the world, then dance the night away to ABBA and Fleetwood Mac tunes. Local's price $175, regular price $250.
Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
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.