The tradition of celebrating the new year is as much about the new as it is the old. In the euphoria of participating in festivities, there are moments of reflecting upon the past year. Keeping all this in mind, staying in a new or different location with family and friends is the perfect way to welcome the new year. You’re remembering the past year with those you spent it with and making moves towards new experiences by starting the year off in a new place. As you are planning how you will celebrate the holiday, consider spending New Year’s Eve in the Poconos! There are several New Year’s Eve parties to choose from whether you’re traveling with kids or have an adults-only group.
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Things to Do for New Year’s Eve in the Poconos to Kick Off the New Year
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Blue Mountain Resort
Ring in the new year in style at Blue Mountain Resort Last Run Lounge. The resort’s New Year’s Eve Celebration will have everything you need to dance the night away. The 21 and up event features music, dancing, hats, noisemakers, a champagne toast at midnight, and a continental breakfast. A cash bar will also be available. The fun starts at 9 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m. Tickets are $25.
Louis Ramey New Year’s Eve Special
Laugh in the new year with a comedy show at Wise Crackers. Louis Ramey will headline a funny night full of laughs and good times. The $30 ticket includes a hat, a noisemaker, and a champagne toast at midnight. The event is 21 and up, so there will be a cash bar. The show starts at 10 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Seafood Buffet
If you’d like to ring out the old year by dining like royalty, attend the New Year’s Eve Grand Buffet at the Restaurant at Stroudsmoor Country Inn. Beginning at 4 p.m. on December 31, this feast is a wonderful way to reflect on the past year and spend time with family and friends. Start off by sipping cocktails in the lounge. Then, enjoy the delicious options at the buffet, ranging from prime rib to Italian seafood favorites. End your meal with dessert and a traditional hot beverage. The meal is $52.95 a person. Kids under 10 years old are half-price.
Other New Years’ Events in the Poconos
Stay at Mountaintop Lodge
Return glowing from the festivities and excitement and hopes of a new year to charming, quiet surroundings. Mountaintop Lodge provides the perfect place to reflect and unwind after the parties and celebrations. We occupy an inviting space alongside Lake Naomi while still being close to all the fun, so you can enjoy both peace and convenience. In addition, you’ll find that we take great care to provide a friendly, personalized experience to each guest, something that can’t be matched by sprawling resorts.
If you are ringing in the new year as a family, our Owaissa Suite is one of our most spacious accommodations, with two bedrooms and a common living space. The living room has burnished hardwood floors, a window that overlooks the front yard, and a gas fireplace for colder mornings. One bedroom features two twin-sized beds, and the other features a comfortable queen-sized bed. In the morning, enjoy a complimentary gourmet breakfast that features fresh coffee, a carafe of juice, and a choice of a savory or sweet meal.