If you’re looking for the best places to be when the clock strikes midnight – we’ve got you covered! We searched throughout the Treasure Valley for the best celebrations. From free family-friendly events to all-night dance parties, here are the top five places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Boise!

5. Barbacoa Grill

The acclaimed restaurant will be hosting a Black and White Masquerade Ball starting at 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. For $55 per person, you can enjoy assorted hors d’oeurves which will be tray-passed all night long, as well as a complimentary cocktail and champagne toast when the ball drops. If you love dressing up, this event will feature upscale attire and colorful masks to give the party a sense of mystery! There will also be a live DJ to keep the venue upbeat throughout the evening. Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant, or by calling (208) 338-5000.

4. Cowgirls in Kuna

While not *technically* in Boise, this radio favorite establishment is the go-to location if you love affordable drinks and dancing! With entry only costing $5, Cowgirls is billing their NYE event as the most affordable NYE Party in the Treasure Valley. If you’re looking to get out of the cold and have a fun, affordable night, Cowgirls is your place!

3. Amsterdam

If you want an upscale New Year’s Eve event that’s just as exclusive as it is awesome, Amsterdam is your place. Hosting their first Golden Ticket event, for $100 you can enjoy four premium craft cocktails, a complimentary buffet from 6 p.m. to midnight, champagne toast at midnight AND complimentary limousine service for groups of six or more. There will also be live acts, body painting, DJ’s, and plenty of dance floor and booth space. Purchase your tickets HERE. 

2. China Blue

Looking for the club experience without the trip to Vegas? China Blue has you covered! There will be music, drinks and of course, two stories full of dance floors! If you love dancing, this is your place. Get ready for joining all of Boise’s party people for a countdown unlike any other! Best part, there will be live DJing and a champagne toast at midnight!

1. Idaho Potato Drop

Celebrating their 4th annual event, the Idaho Potato Drop is an iconic and exciting way to countdown to the New Year. Located directly in front of the Idaho Capitol, the Idaho Potato Drop is a world-renowned experience, where potato loving guests can enjoy counting down in Idaho fashion! This family-friendly event is free to anyone who would like to attend, but if you want a truly unique experience, you can upgrade to VIP tickets.

VIP tickets allow you to be in the heart of the action but in the comfort of a heated VIP tent. There are complimentary appetizers from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., a complimentary drink voucher, and a VIP swag bag filled with hundreds of dollars worth of freebies. You can purchase your tickets HERE! 

Where are you planning on celebrating this New Year’s Eve? Let us know in the comments!

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