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New Year's Eve in Anchorage

Ring in New Year's in Anchorage. Whatever your style, it's the place to be to welcome 2024.

New Year's Events in Anchorage

After sunset, celebrate New Year’s Eve downtown. The festivities run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Chinook parking lot at 3rd Avenue and E Street. The Anchorage Downtown Partnership organizes the annual celebration which features live music performances. You can also tune in on your car radio. The fireworks display goes up at 8 p.m.

There are several events, VIP receptions, and other festivities to extend the night. Plenty to toast with at the High Gravity bash at 49th State Brewing. The Hotel Captain Cook is the scene of a Wizard of Oz themed New Year's Eve bash. Set your best high score of 2023 (or start fresh in 2024) with celebrations at Dave & Busters - there's an all ages celebration and 21 and up option. Mad Myrna's celebrates with a Y2K24K drag show. There's also still time to check out winter lights at both the Alaska Botanical Garden and the Alaska Zoo.

New Year's Eve in Girdwood

This year Alyeska Resort stays up late with live music and the Torchlight Ski Parade. Skiers and snowboarders light up the night at 9 p.m. for the Torchlight Parade followed by fireworks and a performance from Roland Roberts Band at the Sitzmark. 

New Year's Eve Dinners

New Year’s Eve is always a feast for the eyes and ears, but many Anchorage restaurants also have special plans uniquely adapted for New Year's fetes. Many restaurants will feature special menus for revelers. Looking for dinner before all the festivities? Explore Anchorage restaurants.

Need a place to stay after the ball drops? Find a hotel room.