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

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As the Hudson Valley celebrates the end of 2020, New Year’s Eve festivities abound at local restaurants, hotels, and right at home.

It’s been quite the year, Hudson Valley. No matter what 2020 looked like for you, there’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of 2021 than with delicious food, good music, and plenty of local libations. Whether you’re seeking fine dining with waterfront views or just a tasty meal to bring home to your family, there are so many ways to celebrate the new year in this region.

Diamond Mills

New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day
Saugerties

Diamond Mills hosts some of the most gorgeous holiday experiences in the Hudson Valley. Celebrate the new year with a celebratory dinner menu specially prepared by Chef Marcos Castro. If you choose to come fuel up for brunch, enjoy festive winter delights like gingerbread pancakes, croissant sliders, and a special quiche with apple cider vinaigrette.

Goosefeather

New Year’s Eve, seating $99/person, $36 bottomless wine option
Tarrytown

A must for foodies in the Hudson Valley, Goosefeather’s dinner is a multi-course affair filled with decadent bites from Chef Dale Talde. During the evening, to-die-for dishes like hamachi tartare, wok charred lobster, and a special sweets package delight diners. The restaurant is ready to end 2020 with a bang, so reserve your spot for fine dining with bottomless wine to boot.

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The Grandview

New Year’s Eve, $200
Poughkeepsie

The Grandview’s New Year’s Gala, a must for Hudson Valley party-goers who crave decadent food and drink menus, can’t take place this year due to COVID-19 regulations. Luckily, the team at The Grandview brings all the festivities to local homes with a decadent dinner and hearty breakfast for curbside pickup. The dazzling array of mouthwatering goodies includes filet mignon, shrimp cocktail, and assorted pastries for dinner, plus cinnamon French toast and a spinach frittata for breakfast. Two bottles of sparkling wine make this deal a must for at-home New Year’s Eve partying.

Mountainville Manor

New Year’s Eve, $185 per person
Mountainville

Who’s been missing live music? Enjoy a five-course dinner with plenty of wine at Mountainville Manor, an elegant Victorian venue tucked into a hamlet of Cornwall. Lively music from Hudson Valley band The Differents fuels this party from 6-10 p.m. Some of the Hudson Valley spot’s top-tier culinary offerings include bluefin tuna crudo, a rack of Colorado lamb, and an array of different cheeses to pair with the dinner’s five wines.

Olana State Historic Site

New Year’s Day, free
Hudson

There’s no better way to ring in the New Year in the Hudson Valley than with a scenic hike. Throughout the region, first day hikes give residents a chance to access popular spots for free with specialized guided hikes and walking tours. A stroll across Olana’s 250 acres will inspire awe as you take in some of the views that put this area on the map with artists.

 

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The Roundhouse

New Year’s Eve, $150 per person
Beacon

For a picture-perfect New Year’s Eve in the Hudson Valley, reserve a place at The Roundhouse’s evening dinner. A glass of bubbly kicks off the evening, followed by an amuse bouche and a beautiful four-course dinner.  Not only is the food divine, but the fireplace setting and the waterfall views add to the intimate, romantic atmosphere. Plus, every guest takes home a care package including a bottle of champagne, party favors, and an array of both sweet and savory snacks.

 

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Sloop Brewing Co,

New Year’s Eve, $50 dinner for two to-go
East Fishkill

Sloop Brewing Co. wants every couple in the Hudson Valley to have a special New Year’s Eve, even if that happens at home. Short rib beef bourguignon, baby kale salad, and a Hudson Baby Bourbon carrot cake pair with the brewery’s signature fresh, juicy IPAs. This package comes with a four-pack of DDH Disco Blastoff!, a New England IPA brewed with milk sugar, malted oats, and flaked oats for a beer with a creamy texture and subtle sweetness.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site

New Year’s Day, free
Staatsburgh

Get outside on January 1 with two themed first day hikes from the Staatsburgh State Historic Site. Learn about how the Mills family spent their winter months during the Gilded Age at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or dive into the history of ice harvesting in Staatsburgh at noon. Guided tours take guests throughout the property and invite guests to partake in some of the most majestic views in the Hudson Valley.

Sunset Dance Studios

New Year’s Eve, $25 for non-students
Warwick

Dance the night away at Sunset Dance Studios in Warwick with five genres of dance. Two separate rooms host everything from the Bachata to Merengue. Champagne will be poured out for a toast celebrating the arrival of 2021 in the Hudson Valley. Space will be limited due to COVID-19 regulations, so register right away.

 

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Thayer Hotel at West Point

New Year’s Eve, $375 per couple
West Point

The annual midnight gala at the Thayer Hotel is back. An expansive cocktail hour hors d’oeurvre spread joins a delectable four-course dinner from the prestigious Thayer Hotel culinary team. When the clock strikes midnight, Hudson Valleyites can raise their glasses for a midnight toast. Accommodations packages are available for those who want to keep the party going into the new year.

Terrapin

New Year’s Eve, $99
Rhinebeck

Terrapin brings the bells and whistles for its prix fixe three-course dinner celebration. The eatery forgoes its regular menu in favor of a curated one that favors indulgent treats like goat cheese wontons, blue cheese-crusted filet mignon, and a delicious holiday goose with juniper. 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.


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