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New Year's Eve in Ruidoso


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Whether you’re looking to ring in the New Year with a romantic evening, a night out with friends, or a celebration the whole family can enjoy, Ruidoso has you covered. 

Make it a weekend getaway and enjoy a gourmet dinner or head to the dance floor, then stay overnight at one of Ruidoso's resorts, hotels, condos and vacation rentals.

A few Ruidoso area New Year’s Eve celebrations* include:

Note: Many of these events are from 2018 and need to be updated for 2019. Please check back closer to the season.

Enchanted Vine by Noisy Water Winery: This Gatsby NYE Party will feature live music with a DJ ringing us into the New Year. Come for drinks, dancing, and a midnight bubbly toast! Each admission ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, one drink ticket (beer or wine), midnight bubbly toast, and raffle entry. 7:30 pm to 12 am. Tickets by Eventbrite. (575)-257-9335

Inn of the Mountain Gods: Rock into the New Year with the Denim and Diamonds New Year’s Eve Party at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Go dressed in your best denim and diamonds attire and get ready for an unforgettable night. Enjoy a spectacular gourmet dinner and live entertainment from some of the best professional country western impersonators. Plus, welcome in 2020 with a champagne toast at midnight!. Doors open 6pm.Dinner 6pm-9pm. Entertainment 6:30pm-midnight. Advance ticket purchases recommended. (800) 545-9011

Cree Meadows Country Club: Starting at 8 pm, dance the night away with the with the Thunder Katz Band. You can also dine on a menu of buffalo wings, egg rolls, chicken strips and quesadillas, with a champagne toast at midnight. Cost is $30 for singles, $50 for couples. Reservations recommended. (575) 257-2733

Michael J’s Italian Restaurant: Enjoy a special NYE menu at this Ruidoso favorite. The menu includes Surf & Turf along with jumbo sea scallops, twin lobster tails, bone-in veal chop, and elk tenderloin. Reservations recommended. (575) 257-9559

Hidden Tap:  Celebrations begin at 9 pm and a $15 cover ($10 advance purchase) includes a champagne toast at midnight. Food specials include Prime Rib and Shrimp Diablo. Reserve your tickets now! (575) 257-0497

Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill: Starting at 7pm, enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner that includes a buffet with carved Prime Rib and Shrimp for $24.95 per person. At 8 pm the great local band Gleewood takes the stage with no cover charge. Plus, patrons who play the slots at Billy the Kid Casino are entered to win a new Polaris Razor ATV. Located inside Ruidoso Downs Race Track. (575)-378-4431

Sacred Grounds: Enjoy a private New Year's Eve Dinner and Dance Party while listening to the sounds of Tradd Tidwell and Dave Millsap & Friends. Beginning at 5:30 pm, the evening includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, a sit-down dinner, dancing, and champagne toast at midnight. $75 per person. A family-friendly event. Advance purchase recommended. (575) 257-2273

The Lodge at Cloudcroft: Ring in the New Year with us at the Pavillion with the rockin’ Rosewater Blues! They will be playing all your favorites from 9pm to 1am on December 31st. Champagne toast at 10pm and midnight, free snacks and goodies all night, cash bar. $30 per couple, $15 for single 12 and over.

No Scum Allowed Saloon: Welcome in 2019 at White Oak’s infamous saloon with 2 Moon Junction will be playing country western, and rock 9-12; open mic 6-9. Sirloin steak dinner will be served at 6 pm. $10.00 a plate. Call to reserve: (575) 648-5583


The fun doesn't have to stop after New Year's Eve. Check out these top Ruidoso winter experiences and free things to do this winter in Ruidoso.

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