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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 2023.

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 a number of events, VIP receptions, and other festivities to extend the night. The Hotel Captain Cook is the scene of an '80s themed New Years Eve bash, Dave and Busters' shindig gives revelers an extra life. while Williwaw puts the glow on welcoming 2023. 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 a New Year's Eve Gala, live music, and the Torchlight Ski Parade. Things get going at 5:30 p.m. with a special dinner, followed by music at the Sitzmark, and capped with the skiers and snowboarders of the Torchlight Parade illuminating the slopes followed by fireworks.

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.