In Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, you can expect a good time come New Year’s Eve. But don’t worry, if you’re not looking to be part of the nightlife, there’s plenty to do for young families, too. From parties atop Snowshoe Mountain to decadent buffets, here’s how to ring in the new year in West Virginia.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations, Snowshoe, WV
The Snowshoe Mountain Resort doesn’t offer just one New Year’s Eve Party—they offer six. There’s a party going on for every age group and party preference. Those include the Bash at Connection Nightclub, the Big Top Early Birds Celebration, Big Top Teen Night, Big Top All Night Party, Kids Kountdown, and New Year’s Even Split Rock Pool Party.
New Year’s Eve Party and Dance at Twin Falls Resort State Park, Mullens, WV
As tradition dictates, a masquerade party requires guests to dress in costume, complete with a mask to cover the face. At this Masquerade Party, guests are encouraged to dress up, but it’s not required. DJ Dave Alley will be playing the music to accompany the countdown to 2019. Party favors and a champagne toast at midnight are included.
New Year’s Eve at the Frosted Mug, Morgantown, WV
Train Wreck, a cover band that specializes in rock-n-roll dating back to the 1970s, will accompany the party-goers at the Frosted Mug on New Year’s Eve. The band started in 2010 and has brought in seven new years since. The party lasts from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Stop by anytime.
Charleston Moose New Year’s Eve Party, Charleston, WV
The party at Charleston Moose spreads to several different floors of the lodge and is open to the public. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show. The lodge is dubbing this New Year’s Eve party a “Caravan of Stars.” Voice contestant Mikele Buck will be there along with contestant Rachel Messer. The Band Stratus will also make a debut—rounding out the evening’s entertainment.
New Year’s Eve Celebration, Terra Alta, WV
Tickets run from $60 to $175 for this hot celebration. The evening will begin with Shane Masters opening at 7 p.m. for national recording artist Morgan White. Purchase dance tickets and get a free midnight buffet ticket. Best of all—the champagne toast at midnight!
New Year’s Eve Buffet, Kingwood, WV
Some choose to celebrate the new year with wine and spirits, others simply want to be in good spirits while enjoying all of their favorite food dishes. What a great way to have a nutritious meal before heading out for the night. The buffet features a deluxe salad bar, clams, lamb, fresh-baked rolls, and of course—an excellent dessert table.
Black Dog Hollow Rocks Tropics New Years Eve at Tropics, Morgantown, WV
For a mere $20, attend Tropics for New Year’s Eve. The ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, and all-night fun. Additionally, Black Dog Hollow will be there playing live until 2019. Just think, you’ll be attending their first gig of the new year. Make it a special one.
New Year’s Eve Party at North Bend, Cairo, WV
Nature lovers unite at the New Year’s Eve Party hosted by North Bend State Park. The Stonestreet Band from Charleston will be playing live all night long. They play pop’s current hits as well as past favorites. The best part of the party? The buffet. Enjoy a carving station with several entree options, assorted sides, and a plethora of desserts.
Sagebrush Round-Up New Year’s Eve, Fairmont, WV
Sagebrush Round-Up’s party description says, “Come for a great evening of music, dancing, food, games, laughter and good ole clean fun.” Hard to argue with that! Attend alone or with your significant other and decide if you just want to enjoy dinner or if you’d like to view the show as well. So many decisions to make before the big night.
Canaan Resort New Years Eve Family Party at Canaan Valley Resort, Davis, WV
Spend the day on the slopes skiing or tubing and breathe in the last breaths of 2018. Then in the evening dine together at the buffet and finish it all off with a stellar New Year’s Eve party. Gabe Dixon and the Whiskey River Band will be playing live, with no cover charge. A family party is available as well for those with kiddos.