7 Fun Things to Do on New Year’s Eve in Wyoming

The time has come to say farewell to the year. Now, with the last evening of the year upon us, it’s time to start making plans! From celebrations with classic ball drops and horse-drawn carriage rides to the opportunity to win big at the casino, Wyoming boasts an impressive array of NYE options. Here are our favorites!  

Glow Worm Parade for Kids, Jackson Hole, WY

This New Year’s Eve bring your kids down to the Sweetwater Gondola ready to ski at 5:30 p.m. to participate in a glow stick parade. Afterwards, continue the celebration with the adult’s version, the Torchlight Parade, followed by fireworks. Finish out the evening at the nearby Gondi-Gala for live music and family-friendly partying.

Cheyenne’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Cheyenne, WY

Cheyenne’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop kicks off at 3 p.m. with events aimed for kids, including games, horse-drawn carriage rides and ice skating, ending with a 6 p.m. ball drop and fireworks show. Come back that evening to watch the ball drop in the plaza.

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Racca’s Roaring 2020s New Year’s Eve, Casper, WY

If you find yourself in Casper, Wyoming this New Year’s Eve, you won’t do better than Racca’s Roaring 2020s event for partying. For $89, party-goers are invited to enjoy endless food, dancing, signature cocktails, and so much more! 

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at the Wind River Casino, Riverton, WY

Come see the largest balloon drop in Fremont County at the Wind River Casino in Riverton, Wyoming this New Year’s Eve. While there, consider playing the slots and sticking around for cash drawings on the hour with a grand prize of $2,020. 

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New Year’s Eve Celebration at Shoshone Rose Casino and Hotel, Lander, WY

Could you use a little extra cash to start up the new year? The Shoshone Rose Casino and Hotel gives guests three chances to win $2,020 from three different drawings throughout the night. Guests can also win a snowmobile and trailer. Make sure you stick around for the whole night. 

New Year’s Eve Bash at the Trap Bar and Grill, Alta, WY

The Trap Bar and Grill in Alta, Wyoming is offering free shuttles after 9 p.m. to anyone who wants to spend the night celebrating with them. Come by any time after 8 p.m. to see their musical guest, the Bush Pilots. They’ll have party hats and a midnight champagne toast. 

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New Year’s Eve Buck and Ball, Gillette, WY

The New Year’s Eve Buck and Ball has been a go-to celebration in Gillette, Wyoming for years. Doors open at 4 p.m. although the rodeo doesn’t start until 7. Pokey’s BBQ will be served and over $10,000 of proceeds will be given back to local non-profits. Guests will watch as cowboys participate in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. You won't want to miss this huge event! 

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