Charm and revelry come together in Billings; a surprising place for some of the best New Year’s Eve parties around! In 2013, Billings had their first ever ball drop downtown and it quickly became a new, favorite tradition. A portion of downtown, from first to third avenue, is closed to traffic while the city parties with food anddrink vendors, live and free entertainment, fireworks from PyroFX, and special treats that are different (and secret!) each year.

Beneath Skypoint, a giant ball drops at midnight, which is showcased on a 20-foot megascreen. Admission is only a few dollars, but be forewarned: If you’re not used to Montana winters, it can be incredibly chilly. Bundle up, pack wisely, and if you don’t want to brave the cold, there are plenty of other ways to ring in the New Year.


Bubbly in Billings

Many restaurants and bars have special NYE events and menus, so make December 31st an excuse to sample all the great, local fare. Montana’s Rib & Chop House is an excellent choice for prime cuts served alongside sparkling champagne. Walkers Grill, brimming with local art, is true Americana with a special late night menu.

You can also create your own New Year’s Eve party with a picnic underneath the vast Montana skies! Anything is possible, so ask your front desk staff for recommendations or help with reservations today.