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New Year’s Eve Events & Parties in Salt Lake City

Celebrate New Years Eve at these events in Salt Lake City

The year may be coming to an end, but the fun is only just beginning here in Salt Lake City. One thing this city knows how to do is party, especially on New Year’s Eve. If you’re planning a trip to Salt Lake City for the holidays, or even if you already live here in The Crossroads of the West, you may be wondering where to go on New Year’s Eve for a good time, and I think I can help with that.

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Come December 31st, there’s going to be a party pretty much on every corner of the city and it’s almost impossible to stop by every single one in a night. That’s why it’s important to have a game plan and find the best New Year’s Eve parties in the city ahead of time, and I can help with that. 

I spent a lot of time recently scouring the city for things to do on New Year’s Eve in Salt Lake City, and I certainly did not come back empty-handed. Down below, you’ll find a list I’ve put together containing all the most fun and exciting events and parties across the city. If you’re not sure where to start your night of debauchery on New Year’s Eve, then you need to keep on reading and you’ll know exactly where to go for the best NYE parties in Salt Lake City.

Best Salt Lake City NYE Events

  1. The Last Hurrah 2022
  2. New Years Eve 2022 at The Union
  3. AfroVibes New Year’s Eve Party
  4. RESET 2021
  5. New Year’s Eve: GEORGE MICHAEL REBORN, a Tribute to WHAM! & George Michael
  6. Salt Lake City NYE Bar Crawl
  7. NYE at Riverhorse on Main
  8. New Year’s Eve at Downstairs Park City

The Last Hurrah 2022

The Last Hurrah is Salt Lake City’s official New Year’s Eve event! This free event includes live music, arts performances, and more. Stick around until midnight for an impressive fireworks show from the city!

The Last Hurrah takes place at the Olympic Plaza, and all ages are welcome. You cannot bring your own drinks to the event, but local vendors on the plaza will be open for food and drinks. 


New Years Eve 2022 at The Union

JRC Events Presents: New Years Eve at The Union on 12/31/21! Check out the following featured headliners at this NYE event:

  • AJA – THE HOUSE OF LABEIJA, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE SEASON 9 & ALL STARS 3
  • YARA SOFIA – MISS CONGENIALITY RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE SEASON 3 + ALL STARS 1 & 6
  • BIQTCH PUDDIN’ – THE WINNER OF THE BOULET BROTHERS DRAGULA 2
  • LANDON CIDER – THE WINNER OF THE BOULET BROTHERS DRAGULA 3
  • THE DOUBLETIME TWINS

This event is hosted by Gia Gianca Stephens, and doors open at 8 PM, while the show starts at 9 PM. There are several other special guest appearances planned for the night! For an extra cost, you can join the meet & greet at the end of the night.


AfroVibes New Year’s Eve Party

AfroVibes Entertainment is bringing you the BEST of AFRObeats and HiP HiP to SLC once again!

AfroVibes Entertainment is rEaDY to sHuT the CITY dOWN “AGAIN” @ oUR New Year’s Eve ParTy!!!

Enjoy drinks and dance along to DJ MO, DJ Jesse, DJ ArchIII, and DJ Double O. Dress to impress – there will be a photo shoot and red carpet treatment.


RESET 2021

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Time to RESET the year with all your best friends.

Unlike the past few years we have secured a venue for our New Years Celebrations. We’re so excited for what we have to show. That being said, entry will be $25 per person to cover expenses. Tickets will be required to attend as we have limited capacity.

DO

  • Come with purchased entry
  • Bring your flow toys (gloves, hoops, etc.)
  • Bring your Kandi/creations
  • Bring an uplifting spirit
  • Practice PLUR
  • Drink responsibly and secure a DD

DON’T

  • Show up without entry
  • Bring weapons of ANY kind
  • Drink and drive (have a plan beforehand!!)
  • Put others down or hinder someone else from enjoying their experience

We love you all and look forward to kicking off a knew year with you!

This event is 18+ and takes place at Rev19. Doors open at 6PM and the party goes until 2AM in the New Year!


New Year’s Eve: GEORGE MICHAEL REBORN, a Tribute to WHAM! & George Michael

Let’s give this whole New Year’s Eve thing “One More Try,” shall we? GEORGE MICHAEL REBORN is the incredible, must-see tribute to the late, great George Michael and WHAM! This event takes place at the O.P. Rockwell Cocktail Lounge & Music Hall in Park City, Utah. 

With his live vocals (no lip-syncing here!), Robert Bartko exudes the energy and passion of George in the ’80s and ’90s, getting the crowd on the dance floor for “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and prompting standing ovations for his performance of “Careless Whisper.” He even gets the fans involved! Robert’s spot-on looks, vocal range, dance moves, crowd interaction, and charisma will leave you cheering for an encore. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re listening to the real deal.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the Cocktail Lounge. The Concert Hall opens at 8 p.m., with DJ music starting by 9 p.m. George Michael Reborn takes the stage at 10:30 p.m. and takes you through midnight for a countdown to remember!


Salt Lake City NYE Bar Crawl

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Bar crawl into 2022 at the Salt Lake City NYE Bar Crawl! A wristband for this event gets you access to 4-6 bars in downtown SLC, with free entry to crawlers. 

Start the night at Green Pig Pub with an appetizer buffet starting at 6:30 and receive drink tickets and an itinerary for other bars like Juniors and more! There will be live music, karaoke, and DJs at several of the bars, drink specials, food specials, a champagne toast, and a VIP view of the ball drop. 

Get tickets in advance to save on NYE prices!


NYE at Riverhorse on Main

Ring in the New Year on Main Street at one of Park City’s most acclaimed establishments!

Celebrate the New Year with your loved ones by indulging in a decadent coursed meal tailored by the Riverhorse on Main chefs for this event, live music, dancing, and a midnight toast at Park City’s Riverhorse on Main.

Reserve a table on Resy!


New Year’s Eve at Downstairs Park City

Hang out at one of Park City’s favorite nightclubs, Downstairs, this New Year’s Eve! This year, DJ Scooter will be ringing in the New Year at the club. Come for drinks & dancing and party your way into 2022. 

General admission tickets are still available, along with reserved VIP tables. 


NYE FAQs

Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations? 

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some are free to the public. 

Are there Fireworks in Salt Lake City?

Many cities will have fireworks to celebrate the New Year. Check your local area to see where and when the fireworks will be. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, New Year’s Eve in a city like Salt Lake City is on a whole other level. There are so many places to party and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in Salt Lake City, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above. 

Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly! Cheers to a New Year!

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Written by Erin B.

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.