Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Mammoth Lakes
Ride the mountain all day and then celebrate New Year’s Eve all night in Mammoth Lakes. Whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly event, a romantic dinner or want to party into the wee hours, there’s a celebration for you in Mammoth Lakes. Here’s a guide to the best dinners, dance parties and family activities to make your New Year’s Eve a night to remember.
New Year’s Eve Dinners
Many restaurants in Mammoth Lakes offer a special menu on New Year’s Eve. Be sure to make reservations at these popular establishments since they book up quickly.
For an upscale New Year’s Eve dinner, Restaurant Skadi is offering a special six-course prix-fixe menu. Inspired by the cuisine of Norway and the Alps, Chef Ian Algerøen is preparing poached lobster salad and grilled venison medallions, along with a well-rounded selection of wine by the glass and bottle. The 11-table dinning room is small and intimate. $125 per person. Text or email for reservations: (760) 914-0962, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smokeyard BBQ & Chops
Kick off the New Year with a mouthwatering meal at Smokeyard BBQ and Chophouse. A four-course prix-fixe menu offers selections for each course and includes classic menu items like barbecue tri tip, pork chops and grilled salmon. Call or email to reserve: (760) 934-3300, email@example.com.
Petra’s Wine Bar and Bistro
Chef Radisson “Rad” Williams serves contemporary California cuisine at Petra’s Wine Bar and Bistro. For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will feature a seasonal five-course prix-fixe menu. An extensive wine list highlights prominent and lesser-known wine growing regions from around the world. $100 per person first seating, $125 second seating. Call for reservations: (760) 934-3500.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Put on your dancing shoes and toast the turn of the calendar with a bottle of champagne at these top parties in Mammoth Lakes.
The biggest and most happening New Year’s Eve celebration is at Canyon Lodge each year. Warm Brew and Franki Chan are headlining the main stage while DJ SC!ENCE and DJ ONEzie spin music in the second room. Complimentary shuttle service between Canyon Lodge and The Village runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 21-and-over only. Cal4nia passholders $65, Advance $79, Door $99.
Ring in 2017 at Mammoth’s favorite Village bar for nightlife. Lakanuki's four-course menu is served until 7:30 p.m. and accommodates both adults and kids. Then at 9 p.m., the celebrations begin and include a champagne toast, live DJ and party favors. Limited tables are available for bottle service. The party is 21-and-over only. Dinner: $50 adults, $30 kids. Party: $70 per person includes first drink, $400 for bottle service plus door fee. Call for reservations: (760) 709-6756.
Toast to the new year with one of Clocktower Cellar's specialty bourbons or craft beers on tap. While you wait for the ball to drop, try your hand at a game of pool or foosball. Mammoth’s most reasonable NYE entrance fee includes a midnight toast, hats and party favors. 21-and-over. $20 per person. First-come, first-served.
Kitchen 53 & Cocktails
Starting at 3 p.m., Kitchen 53 and Cocktails is offering a three-course prix-fixe New Year’s Eve menu. Main course options include herb-seared filet mignon or grilled salmon. Stay later for the 21-and-over dance party featuring DJ WLDCT. Dinner: $120 adults, $65 children. Party: $50 per person. Call for reservations: (760) 934-0707. Or book on Open Table.
Liberty Sports Bar and Grill
Mammoth’s newest Main Street establishment Liberty Bar is offering a regular menu for New Year’s Eve, which includes their delicious Philly cheese steak plus specialty items. Stick around for the late night celebration with a DJ, champagne toast and party favors. Call for pricing and more information: (760) 965-0514.
Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities
If you want to call it an early evening or have kids in tow, here are some fun activities the whole family will enjoy.
Village Fireworks Spectacular
Ring in the New Year a few hours earlier with a 9 p.m. fireworks show in the Village. The fireworks celebration is free and can be seen from many places around the Village.
Village Deck Fireworks Party with Woolly
For front row fireworks viewing and organized festivities from 6-9:30 p.m., celebrate from the Village Gondola Deck with Woolly the Mammoth. The party also includes live music, face painting and other special New Year’s Eve activities. Adults are $20, children 5-12 are $15, children 4 & under are $5, seniors 65 and wiser are $15. Call for tickets or purchase online: (800) MAMMOTH, mammothmountain.com.