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New Year’s Eve Events in New Hampshire

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

With the echo of most winter holidays still ringing in our ears, we will move forward into the New Year.

The Granite State has some fantastic New Year's celebrations planned. Dining, dancing, crafts, and fireworks events are scheduled all over the state! Are you still looking for a fabulous event to ring in the New Year? Well, look no further!

As always, we at NH.com have tried to simplify the event-finding process for you! You can narrow your Event Calendar search by region or city, and select subject category "New Year's" for holiday fun around the state!

I love New Year's Eve, and my house has a fun, albeit strange, tradition! We like to watch zombie/apocalyptic movies up until midnight every year! Then, at around 11:50pm, we switch over to Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve countdown!

Do you have any fun or weird New Year's traditions? Share them in the Facebook comments section below!

Below is a sample of events from our New Year's Calendar.

Have a safe and happy New Year!

New Year's Eve Celebration
Dover, NH
Tuesday, December 31

This festive event runs from 10 am - 3 pm and includes three special "countdowns to midnight" held at 11 am, 12:30 pm and 2 pm. At each countdown, a glittering ball drops 30 feet from the ceiling as everyone counts down the last ten seconds of the year. Noisemakers and confetti create an atmosphere like Times Square, and everyone can toast with bubbly ginger ale in plastic champagne glasses. Visitors are also invited to make their own sparkly party hats and write their wishes for the coming year on mini flying blimps that are launched at each countdown.

Gunstock Rocks New Years Eve
Gilford, NH
Tuesday, December 31

The entire mountain is open for you to enjoy! Skiing, Riding, Tubing, Snowshoeing Tours, Sleigh Rides and more. The event ends at Midnight with a fireworks show on the mountain. After 4PM, anyone with a night lift ticket, primetime lift ticket or season pass can enjoy the following, in addition to skiing and riding until 11:30pm: horse drawn carriage rides, 2 runs on our tubing Thrill Hill, snow shoe tours, ski and ride tips from our Learning Center Pros. During the evening, there will be entertainment for the whole family:Roaming Jugglers, Face Painting, S'mores by the Fire Pit, Live Music from the Nobody's Fault Band, playing in the Main Lodge, DJ Christine providing music outdoors, Torch Light Parade at 11:45pm, Fireworks at Midnight!

Cranapalooza New Year's Celebration with Fireworks!
North Conway, NH
Tuesday, December 31

Every Saturday (December 28 through March 8, and select days during holiday periods) you'll find family entertainment in the new C-More's Theater at the Artist Falls Lodge, S'mores at the outdoor fire pit, a C-More-led parade across the base area, face painting, and more - all while adults soak up live music in Zip's Pub and Grille. Then, gather the family back together for evening fireworks

New Years Eve Fireworks!
Waterville Valley, NH
Tuesday, December 31

Ring in the New Year in Waterville Valley! There are all kinds of events happening in Town Square for everyone to enjoy. Featuring: Fireworks over Corcoran's Pond at 7:30p.m., Sleigh Rides,Dog Sled Rides, Ice Skating, and more!

New Years Eve Gala
Manchester, NH
Tuesday, December 31

New Hampshire's Largest New Years Eve Gala. Dinner, Dueling Pianos, Damcing & Champagne Toast. This event sells out every year!

"NOT a New Year's Eve" Ballroom Dance Party!
Manchester, NH
Wednesday, January 1

Singles and couples of all ages and dance levels welcome. Fine recorded mix of classic and contemporary music. Finger food buffet and mimosa cocktails.


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