Ring in the New Year in Bend, OR

Ring in the New Year in Bend, OR

Ring in the New Year in Bend, OR

20 Dec 2022

 Whether you prefer to celebrate with friends and family at your cozy Meredith Lodging vacation rental, or if you want to hit the town or the slopes, here are a few ideas for ringing in the New Year in Bend: 

Hoodoo Ski Resort

Head to Hoodoo Ski Area for their annual, all day Bigfoot’s New Year’s Eve Celebration presented by Pepsi on December 31st. The whole family will love skiing, snowboarding and tubing till 9:00 pm. Non-skiing guests are welcome to hang out in the lodge, and enjoy the free live music and fireworks show! 

NYE Schedule: 

Lifts run 9 am – 9 pm (Peak pricing applies) 

Special Dinner Menu: 5:30  pm – 9 pm 

Live music: 6 pm – midnight, in the lodge 

Professional fireworks – Shortly after 9 pm with viewing from the back patio 

Bonfire on the Snow Tour

Looking for a unique and memorable way to ring in the new year? Imagine wandering through a winter wonderland of powdery snow-filled forests in the Cascade Mountains, under a starry winter’s night to a hand-carved amphitheater where a crackling bonfire awaits. 


Price: $150 per person 

Children 12 and older are welcome 

Tour Time: 
December 31, 2022 
9:00 pm – 1:15 am 

Transportation: Departing from their office, 30 minutes one-way  


  • Naturalist guide & award-winning interpretation 
  • Snowshoes and headlamps 
  • Hot Cocoa with Hazelnut Espresso Vodka & Champagne for a midnight toast 
  • Locally-made desserts (please alert us to any food allergies) 
  • Transportation to and from the event 

Please bring: 

  • Layers: warm jacket, gloves, hats, snow pants 
  • Footwear: snow boots 
  • Miscellaneous gear: water bottle, snacks if desired, camera, day pack (optional) 

Events Around Town

There are several restaurants and bars hosting events.  

Here are just a few: 

Flights Wine Bar

Ring in the New Year with good wine, good food, and good friends with a special East Coast New Year’s Eve 3-course prix fixe menu. 


$75 includes choice of appetizer, entree and dessert with a glass of bubbly for a toast at 9:00 pm. 
Gratuity is not included. 

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Located in an old Catholic school building in the heart of downtown Bend, this venue offers a festive New Year’s Eve party every year. The party starts at 9:00 pm. They offer a full menu, some tasty craft cocktails and a full selection of the locally brewed beer. $20 gets you access to both shows. 21 & older required for the live shows. 

The Barrel Drop

Like getting dressed up? Then this is the party for you! Welcome in the New Year with style, grace, and revelry Gatsby style at 10 Barrel Brewing – East Side. 


  • December 31, 2022 | 9:00 pm to 1:00 am 
  • Featured with $35 ticket purchase: 
  • Champagne jello shots at the door 
  • Live music from Summit Express Jazz Band 
  • DJ dance party 
  • Decadent finger foods 
  • Live casino games with awesome prizes 
  • Complimentary coat check 
  • Photo booth 
  • -Free Champagne toast
  • And more! 

Celebrate in Your Home Away from Home!

Prefer to avoid the crowds and stay in with friends and family? Book a Meredith Lodging vacation rental where you can gather around a table and enjoy a meal prepared in a chef’s kitchen with amazing amenities, or have a pizza & pajama party, or bring in the New Year with a champagne toast in front of a cozy fire, or in a hot tub under a star-filled night. However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a safe & happy New Year!