Here’s Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Hudson Valley

As the Hudson Valley celebrates the arrival of 2024, New Year's Eve festivities abound at local restaurants, hotels, breweries, and more.

It’s been quite the year, Hudson Valley. No matter what 2023 looked like for you, there’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of 2024 than with delicious food, good music, and plenty of local libations. Whether you’re seeking fine dining with waterfront views or parties that last well into the night, there are so many ways to celebrate the new year in our region.

Dinner

 

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1915 Wine Cellar

New Year’s Eve
Three-course prix-fixe meal and party
Poughkeepsie

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It’s high time for you to get wined and dined! That’s precisely what patrons can expect this New Year’s Eve at 1915 Wine Cellar, Poughkeepsie’s premier wine bar experience. The venue leans into the 1920s, so plan to dress accordingly as you count down to 2024. Guests can reserve a two- or four-person table to savor a three-course meal inspired by French cuisine popular during the Roaring ’20s. The menu consists of a warm baguette with salted butter, dressed green iceberg wedge, duck a l’orange, and dessert. For VIP guests, a buffet filled with charcuterie and finger foods will also be available from 8-10:30 p.m. In the hours leading up to midnight, attendees can dance to tunes from international DJ and producer CIRE.

Callicoon Hills

New Year’s Eve, 7:30 p.m.
Dinner and party, $160; Party only $75
Callicoon Center

Where better to begin a new year than in the Catskills? Whether you go for the dinner and the New Year’s Eve bash or just the party, you’re sure to have a stellar evening here. The night begins with dinner at the Conover Club, the resort’s onsite restaurant, which delights with an appetizer buffet and family-style dinner. From there, guests can hop over to the Farmhouse Room at Callicoon Hills for beer, wine, and batched cocktails from 9:30 p.m. to midnight, with a smattering of light bites and DJ entertainment to add to the mix. At midnight, a champagne toast helps to ring in the new year.

Greca

New Year’s Eve, seatings at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Four-course meal and champagne toast, $150/person
White Plains

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Greca goes big for New Year’s Eve with a four-course meal that leans into Mediterranean flavors. Diners can expect to savor bites like grilled octopus and roasted organic chicken and salmon, not to mention a chef’s collection of Greek pastries. To make the deal even sweeter, Greca offers free valet parking at The Opus hotel for anyone who takes part in the evening festivities.

The Grandview

New Year’s Eve, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Cocktail reception, dinner, and open bar, $160/person
Poughkeepsie

The Grandview’s New Year’s Gala is a must for Hudson Valley party-goers. Six hours of a top-shelf open bar and tunes selected by K104’s Bill Beale are certainly alluring, but the sheer variety of food truly takes the cake. (Try your hardest not to completely fill up on food during the 90-minute cocktail reception.) The seafood display will wow connoisseurs of undersea cuisine with colossal shrimp, shucked littleneck clams, oysters, seafood martinis, and more. If you’re more in the mood for turf than surf, the reception also promises Spanish fare, American grub, Chinese takeout-themed bites, and Italian victuals. And that says nothing of the main course.

For dinner, patrons will savor a pasta ala vodka and Caesar salad alongside their choice of seared filet mignon, chicken Madeira, eggplant Sicilian, or salmon Oscar. If, miraculously, you haven’t stuffed yourself silly by this point in the night, the dessert option is a Minutes to Midnight confection that features layers of caramel chocolate mousse cake, dulce de leche, chocolate ganache, and fresh profiterole. The champagne-soaking “decadent departures” that The Grandview offers—bacon, egg, and cheese croissants, cheeseburger sliders, and hot dogs—are exactly the right snack to conclude a night of Dionysian revelry.

Hudson House River Inn

New Year’s Eve
Three-course dinner, $65/person
Cold Spring

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The holidays are a tradition at Cold Spring’s Hudson House River Inn, a local institution since 1832. Try the famous lobster bisque, Dijon-dusted New Zealand rack of lamb, or the surf and turf. Follow that with decadent desserts like apple tartine, Belgian chocolate mousse cake, and New York-style cheesecake—the perfect way to leave 2023 in your wake.

 

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Il Figlio Enoteca

New Year’s Eve
A la carte
Fishkill

Scott Rosenberg of Il Barilotto fame continues to leave his mark on Dutchess County’s culinary scene. His follow-up to the beloved Fishkill institution, appropriately named Il Figlio Enoteca (il figlio translates to “the son”), hosts a classy New Year’s Eve feast. The a la carte meal commences with antipasti; diners can choose from steamed littleneck clams, arancini, eggplant Napoleon, and beef carpaccio. If you need a little something else to whet your palate ahead of the secondi, order the seafood bisque with cognac and lobster or the crispy oyster salad with cornmeal-crusted oysters. When it comes to your main meal, Il Figlio serves up a slew of toothsome proteins like milk-fed veal chop, lobster fra diavolo, and green herb-crusted lamb chops, as well as truffled mushroom risotto for plant-forward diners.

 

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Millstream

New Year’s Eve, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Dinner specials, bar open late, free champagne toast
Woodstock

Millstream knows how to do New Year’s Eve festivities right, which is why it offers a slew of dinner specials, a late-night bar, and free champagne toasts all night long. Reservations are recommended if you plan to dine here, so call ahead of time to guarantee your spot at the Woodstock destination.

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The Roundhouse

New Year’s Eve, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. (last reservation); New Year’s Day, 3-9 p.m.
Winter menu
Beacon

For a picture-perfect New Year’s Eve in the Hudson Valley, reserve a place at The Roundhouse. The restaurant’s winter menu is quite lengthy—it even includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options—meaning there’ll be a little something for everyone in your New Year’s Eve entourage. Start off with snacks and appetizers like jumbo lump crab cakes, butternut squash soup, tacos carnitas, and Windridge Farm mushroom fondue. The entrees, too, are as mouthwatering as they are eclectic. Look to the pan-roasted duck breast with gingered sweet potato puree, oxtail cannelloni and sauteed prawns, steak frites, or lamb ragu paccheri lisci pasta for an unforgettable meal. End things on a sweet note with a serving of Tahitian vanilla cheesecake or plum oat cobbler with vegan vanilla ice cream.

Terrapin

New Year’s Eve
Three-course prix-fixe dinner,
$99/person
Rhinebeck

Terrapin brings the bells and whistles for its prix-fixe three-course dinner celebration. The eatery forgoes its regular menu in the Dining Room in favor of a curated one that favors indulgent treats. Terrapin’s creative Chef Josh Kroner includes a fully stocked tapas platter as a part of this feast. Sample Hudson Valley foie gras, goat cheese wontons, duck quesadillas topped with mango-avocado salsa, and delicious scallop blinis. Main specials range from the holiday goose with juniper demi glace to butter-poached lobster tails. If this dinner party is calling your name, don’t wait to make a reservation. With a prime location in the heart of Rhinebeck, Terrapin is a hotspot for year-end festivities.

P.S. Prefer something a bit more casual? The Red Bar and Bistro will be open from 11:30 a.m. through midnight. The regular menu will be served, and no reservations are needed or accepted. The bistro menu is available for takeout as well.

Events

 

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New Year’s Eve Drag Brunch at Jet Set Tiki Bar

New Year’s Eve, doors open at 12 p.m., show at 1 p.m.
Brunch with live performance, $30/person
Newburgh

If you’re more of an early bird than a night owl, this brunch event may be just the thing. Newburgh’s Jet Set Tiki Bar welcomes Victoria Bohmore, Cookie Doe, and Belle Pepper for a special drag brunch along the riverfront. Seating is limited, and the cocktail and brunch buffet menu offerings are available for purchase at the to-do.

 

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New Year’s Eve at Glen Falls House

New Year’s Eve
Prix-fixe dinner, $80/person
Round Top

For top-notch dining and a fun time, look no further than Glen Falls House in Round Top. On the foodie side of things, the venue’s Trotwood restaurant hosts Chef Jay Rodriguez for a pop-up prix-fixe dinner with delights like baked oysters, leeks vinaigrette, cassoulet, and granola profiterole. Additional fun comes in the form of music from Love Games, DJs who start spinning at 9 p.m. Tickets to jam out to Love Games are free.

“Bring Someone to Kiss” New Year’s Eve at Cork Wine Bar

New Year’s Eve, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Wine and champagne pairings

Florida

Cork Wine Bar makes the celebratory evening a real treat for wine lovers with a number of wine and champagne pairings to go alongside its special charcuterie boards. Reservations are recommended, so book a spot ahead of time for what’s sure to be a highly enjoyable occasion.

 

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New Year’s Eve Party at Aspire Brewing

New Year’s Eve, 6 p.m.
Buffet, complimentary champagne, gift bag, DJ; $75/person

Middletown

If you want a little bit of everything for your year-end bash, Aspire has you covered. Start things off strong with a complimentary glass of champagne and an upscale dinner buffet that includes a carving station. From there, have a blast with the NYE party favors and music from DJ Kev while you wait for the clock to toll midnight. The dinner buffet runs from 6-10 p.m., with desserts and small bites available after 10 p.m.

The Felice Brothers: NYE at Colony Woodstock

New Year’s Eve, 7 p.m.
$50 general admission; $95 VIP seating
Woodstock

Speaking of Woodstock music venues, The Colony is essential for Hudson Valleyites seeking top-tier performances. This New Year’s Eve, music buffs will feel right at home at this party-turned-performance featuring none other than the Hudson Valley’s very own The Felice Brothers. Doors open at 7 p.m., while the show kicks off at 9 p.m. Pro tip: Ticket prices go up on the day of the event, so get them ahead of time to save money.

 

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New Year’s Eve at The Silk Factory

New Year’s Eve, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Dancing, DJ, champagne toast; $23.18/person

Newburgh

If you haven’t been to the renovated Silk Factory yet, consider this your sign to spend New Year’s Eve here. The venue’s two floors will be packed to the rafters with multiple bars, scrumptious cocktail and food options, and music from DJs Serious and H2O. Ticket price includes admission and a champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve Midnight Gala at the Historic Thayer Hotel

New Year’s Eve, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Cocktail hour, five-course dinner, DJ, dancing, open bar; $200/person
West Point

The Thayer hits New Year’s Eve out of the park with a fun-filled evening with so much to do. Look forward to a gourmet cocktail hour, five-course dinner, DJ, dancing, and an open bar, as well as a champagne toast and desserts to end the evening. Dining is a big deal here, so get ready to indulge in plated options like beet carpaccio, filet mignon, pan-seared Chilean sea bass, and roasted vegetable Wellington, among other delights.

New Year’s Eve 2023 at Valley Rock Lodge

New Year’s Eve, 8:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, $350/person
Sloatsburg

Anyone would be lucky to start their year out at a venue as beautiful as Valley Rock Lodge. Say sayonara to 2023 with a raw bar, Mediterranean station, carving station, open bar, and hors d’oeuvres aplenty, then celebrate the arrival of 2024 with coffee and dessert. Of course, a live DJ will be spinning songs all night long, so be sure to bring your dancin’ shoes.

New Year’s Eve Party at Bearsville Theater

New Year’s Eve, 8:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Live DJs, starting at $30 per person
Woodstock

Woodstock’s historic, revived Bearsville Theater hosts one heck of a New Year’s Eve bash. General admission tickets are available for those 21 and up, with VIP group and table options available as well. As for the party, expect a full evening of live music from Sean Matthew Whiteford and The House Party Band, along with DJs Dave Leonard and Majic Juan. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best dancer, so make sure to don your finest duds. For those interested in an extra-special evening, consider the VIP tickets, which include champagne on the house, table service, free coat check, and private bathrooms.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Goosefeather Sold Out

New Year’s Eve, 9:30 p.m.
$225/person
Tarrytown

Don’t feel like throwing your own New Year’s bash? No problem—Goosefeather is throwing one for you. Attendees can ring in 2024 with a four-course, chef-curated, prix-fixe menu, along with a live DJ, party favors, and a prosecco toast at midnight. Tickets for the limited-seating event are currently sold out, but you can sign up to get notified if openings become available. With menu items ranging from dry-aged potstickers and caviar longevity noodles to wok-tossed lobster and chocolate mochi waffles, this evening promises to be one for the books.

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