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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 arrival of 2023, New Year’s Eve festivities abound at local restaurants, hotels, breweries, and more.

By Raphael Beretta, Matt Moment, and Sabrina Sucato

It’s been quite the year, Hudson Valley. No matter what 2022 looked like for you, there’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of 2023 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 this region.

Dinner

Callicoon Hills

New Year’s Eve,  8 p.m.
Open bar, bites, DJ, $125/person
Callicoon Center

 

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Where better to begin a new year than in the Catskills? Typically, you can only book multi-night stays at Callicoon Hills, but the resort makes an exception for New Year’s Eve. The dance party commences at 8 p.m., complete with an open bar, food, and a DJ set. If you aren’t much of a drinker, snag a booze-free ticket for $75. On January 1, Callicoon Hills offers late checkout—which, if you had a little too much champagne, you’ll find yourself most grateful for—and an extended brunch service at Conover Club, the onsite restaurant with viands like buttermilk pancakes and a latke Benedict.

The Grandview

New Year’s Eve, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Cocktail reception, dinner, and open bar, $155/person
Poughkeepsie

 

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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 shall 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 Mediterranean fare, American grub, Chinese takeout-themed bites, and Latin victuals. And that says nothing of the main course.

For dinner, patrons will savor a pasta ala vodka and house salad alongside their choice of seared filet mignon, Italian lemon chicken, eggplant Sicilian, or stuffed jumbo shrimp. If, miraculously, you haven’t stuffed yourself silly by this point in the night, the dessert options are also tempting: flourless chocolate cake, merlot-soaked raspberries, and almond shortbread. The champagne-soaking “decadent departures” that The Grandview offers—sausage, egg, and cheese croissants, mozzarella sticks, and French fries—are exactly the right snack to succeed a night of Dionysian revelry.

Hudson House River Inn

New Year’s Eve
Three-course dinner, $62/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, chocolate lava cake, and New York-style cheesecake—the perfect way to leave 2022 in your wake.

Il Figlio Enoteca

New Year’s Eve
A la carte
Fishkill

 

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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, tuna tartare, pizzetta caprese, and beef carpaccio. If you need a little something else to whet your palate ahead of the secondi, order the seafood bisque of cognac, lobster, and chives or the chilled seafood salad with shrimp, scallops, and toasted farro. When it comes to your main meal, Il Figlio serves up a slew of toothsome proteins like milk-fed veal chop, lobster fra diavolo, porcini-dusted lamb loin, and a good ol’ New York strip steak.

Millstream

New Year’s Eve, 5 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Four-course dinner, $95/person
Woodstock

 

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Champagne, live music, dancing, and a prix fixe menu comprised of haute bites…what more could you ask for in a New Year’s Eve celebration? Millstream, which reopened this past June under the direction of Executive Chef Dan Silverman, boasts one of the hottest holiday party tickets in all the Hudson Valley. Attendees will begin their dining experience at 7:30 p.m. in the way of a salmon gravlax or duck liver mousse, then move to a Hamachi tartare or Italian chicory salad. The final (and, perhaps, most difficult) choice diners must make comes via the third course: pan-seared sea scallops with baby artichokes, fingerling potatoes, and truffle butter or the grilled pekin duck breast alongside Tuscan kale and pomegranate salsa. For dessert, sink your teeth into a sugary amalgamation of chocolate and churros. The evening continues through midnight with live music by the Woodstock-based D-Squared Band.

Revel 32

New Year’s Eve, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Three-course dinner
Poughkeepsie

This Dutchess County venue promises “the hottest New Year’s Eve party in the Hudson Valley” with hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a three-course plated dinner. Dance your way into 2023 with live tunes from the band Jungle Love, and enjoy a “midnight brunch” before heading home for the evening.

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The Roundhouse

New Year’s Eve
Winter menu, plus NYE specials a la carte
Beacon

 

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For a picture-perfect New Year’s Eve in the Hudson Valley, reserve a place at The Roundhouse’s evening dinner. 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 the wild mushroom soup, Spanish octopus, Hollander Maine mussels, and braised oxtail crispy tots. The entrees, too, are as mouthwatering as they are eclectic. Look to the pan-roasted duck breast with gingered sweet potato puree; the veal osso buco with apple truffle barley risotto; the gluten-free roasted juniper-spiced red tail venison served with Swiss chard, celeriac purée, and lingonberry compote (what a mouthful, no pun intended); or the gluten-free Arctic char complemented by salsify puree, white asparagus, leeks, fingerling potatoes, and herbs. The dining experience is further accentuated by the signature cocktails and desserts. To peruse the full menu, click here.

Terrapin

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

 

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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. 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, barbecue duck quesadillas topped with mango-avocado salsa, and delicious scallop blinis. Main specials range from the holiday goose with juniper to a pumpkin risotto. 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.

1915 Wine Cellar

New Year’s Eve
Five-course prix fixe including wine, $150/person
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. Each chapter in the five-course meal comes with its own seasonally appropriate selection of vino. The pre-dinner bites—think aged alpine cheese, assorted fruits and jellies, warm baguettes, and a light salad—pair perfectly with prosecco. Next, savor a glass of champagne along with a plate of oysters, caviar, and microgreens. The third course will transport diners to the Burgundy region in France in the way of a crisp Chablis; as for bites, enjoy a risotto with butter-poached lobster, preserved orange, and shaved fennel. Course four, the last of the savory servings, is a Cornish game hen topped with cranberry-and-wild-mushroom dressing and pomegranate-molasses drizzle alongside a healthy glass of Beaujolais. Prosecco makes a comeback during the dessert course, though the shining star is a house-made vanilla and lemon sponge with a dollop of cream and fresh berries.

Events

New Year’s Eve Party at Albany Distilling Co. Bar & Bottle Shop

New Year’s Eve, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Live DJs, $60/person
Albany


Don’t feel like doing all the prep necessary for your own New Year’s party? No sweat! Bring your guests to Albany Distilling Company’s bottle shop where, for just $60 per person, you can access an open bar and nosh on pizza from DeFazio’s all night through.

New Year’s Eve Party at Bearsville Theater

New Year’s Eve, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Live DJs, $20 per person
Woodstock


Woodstock’s historic revived Bearsville Theater hosts one heck of a New Year’s Eve bash! This year’s party is hosted by Hudson Valley drag queen Isis Vermouth and features live performances by Diata Diata and DJs J-Break, Lady Verse, and Majic Juan. If you want a sneak preview at what’s ahead in 2023, stop at the tarot reading station, and be sure to snap a cute selfie at the pop-up portrait studio.

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The Colony’s New Year’s Eve Bash Featuring Sean Matthew Whiteford & The House Party Band

New Year’s Eve, 8 p.m.
Live DJs, $20 per person
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 Sean Matthew Whiteford, a vocalist with over a decade of experience performing in various theater productions and music groups. He and his band—the House Party Band, that is—will end the year with a bang at The Colony.

New Year’s Eve Party at Goosefeather

New Year’s Eve, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
$150/person
Tarrytown

 

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Don’t feel like throwing your own New Year’s bash? No problem—Goosefeather is throwing one for you. Attendees can ring in 2023 with live music from the Hudson Horns, a brass ensemble of professionally trained musicians who have collaborated with the likes of Rihanna and Shawn Mendes. Once the Horns complete their set, a live DJ will pick up where they left off. For the duration of the party, there will be an open bar, and the night will culminate with a champagne toast at midnight. What’s more, Goosefeather is partnering with Tarrytown House Estate to offer ticketholders a discounted stay. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets online.

New Year’s Day Drag Brunch at Mama Roux

New Year’s Day, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Brunch with live performance, $20/person
Newburgh

 

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Still hungry to celebrate the arrival of 2023? Head to Mama Roux for a fun-filled brunch, with drag entertainment provided by hostess Victoria Bohmore alongside special guests Belle Pepper and Cookie Doe. Expect specialty cocktails—including a complimentary mimosa for all attendees—and new culinary creations from the fabulous Mama Roux team. Proceeds benefit the Newburgh LGBTQ+ Center.

Cocktail Party at Valley Rock Lodge

New Year’s Eve, 8:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, $250/person
Sloatsburg

 

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Anyone would be lucky to start their year out at a venue as beautiful as Valley Rock Lodge. Say sayonara to 2022 with a raw bar, Mediterranean station, carving station, open bar, and hors d’oeuvres aplenty, then celebrate the arrival of 2023 with coffee and dessert. Of course, a live DJ will be spinning songs all night long, so be sure to bring your dancin’ shoes.

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