3 Exciting Ways to Kick Off 2020 in Southern Utah

Janine Brandt | 11.27.19

If the way you kick off a new year sets the stage for the rest of the year, you should choose carefully. If you want your 2020 to be full of beauty and fun, welcome it in a place that’s full of both! Our cheerful and welcoming locals, stunning wilderness scenery and fun outdoor activities combine to guarantee you a new year celebration to make 2020 your best year yet. Check out these three exciting ways to kick off 2020 in Southern Utah!

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Race Into 2020 On A Thrilling Downhill Ride

If you want to kick off the New Year in true Utah style, grab your skis, board or tube and fly into 2020 on a steep snow-covered slope. Brian Head Resort gives mountain enthusiasts the opportunity to take a ride down its unique runs on New Year’s Eve, spending their last day of 2019 in a thrilling winter race. You can also hit the slopes on New Year’s Day, setting a fast and exciting pace for 2020 from day one.

Explore A National Park

If you want 2020 to be a year of beauty, why not welcome it surrounded by some of Southern Utah’s most beautiful scenery? Many of the area’s national parks are open to you on New Year’s Eve, giving you the chance to celebrate the changing year in an environment that’s timeless. Zion National Park is open 24/7 and its breathtaking mountain views provide a horizon so large that you’re sure to be the first to see 2020 coming. Or head over to Bryce Canyon National Park to explore the breathtaking amphitheater and its unique hoodoo’s. Just be sure to dress warmly and bring the right gear, as most national parks don’t have on-site staff during the night hours.

Attend a fun New Year’s Eve Event

New Year’s Eve is a great excuse to celebrate. Whether you’re counting down to midnight with a champagne toast or having some daytime fun with the whole family, there are plenty of ways to get your 2020 party on in the area. Here are some of our favorites:

Brian Head Resort New Year’s Eve “Roarin’ 20’s” Party

Last Chair Saloon, Brian Head Resort
December 31, 2019: 9 pm-1 am

Welcome the newest decade in true 20’s style at Brian Head Resort’s annual New Year’s Eve bash! Celebrate the arrival of a new year at the resort’s Last Chair Saloon and enjoy great food, drink specials, and live music from “Muddy Boots”. This year’s theme is the “Roarin’ 20s”, so be sure to bring your Gatsby mentality to usher in 2020!

Panguitch City New Year’s Eve Party

Triple City Area, Panguitch
December 31, 2019: 6-10 pm

Bring the whole family to enjoy fun New Year’s festivities at the famed Triple C Arena in Panguitch. Enjoy dinner and live music while the kids play on giant inflatables and in the full-scale kid’s play area. There’s even fun games for the adults (BINGO, anyone?). This exciting family-friendly party is a great way to experience some local Panguitch flair while you ring in your family’s best year yet!

Brian Head Resort New Year’s Eve Firework Extravaganza and Torchlight Parade

Giant Steps Lodge, Brian Head Resort
December 31, 2019: 4-7:30 pm

Brian Head Resort knows how to welcome in a new year in booming style! Shortly after the chairs close and the sky begins to darken, enjoy a stunning firework show on the mountain followed by the famous annual torchlight parade. You’ll never forget the sight of those lights racing down the dark mountain slopes. If you’re looking for a new year cast in vibrant color, it’s your can’t-miss event!

Don’t be left in the cold when the countdown ends! Let Family Time Vacation Rentals help you kick off 2020 in comfort. We have a variety of rentals in Brian Head, Panguitch, and around the national parks to keep you close to your favorite NYE action.

If you’re attending the New Year’s Eve events at Brian Head Resort, check out one of our ski-in/ski-out rentals to be within walking distance! Brianwood Condo is a great choice – you can ski right to the front door and begin enjoying a warm wood-burning fireplace and amazing mountain views.

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