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10 Ways to Ring in the 2021 New Year in Boise

To stay in or to not stay in, that is the question of the year. As we approach 2021, many people are contemplating how to ring in the new year. Here’s a list of ideas of how to kickoff 2021, whether you stay in the comfort of your home or spend time safely out in the Treasure Valley.

Staying In For 2021

Just because you want to stay in as the new year approaches, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a great cocktail and an amazing meal. Through COVID-19 many establishments have started delivering or offering to-go cocktails for patrons. Grab an order from any of these listed businesses below to make your new year special from home.

Crave Delivery

Crave Delivery is a great way to make a NYE dinner party at home. Partnering with nationally recognized Metropolitan Grill, Crave will be offering a ready to bake Holiday Dinner for Four special. For every holiday order purchased, $100 will be  donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County. Crave also takes away the stress of trying to figure out how to make cocktails with their three cocktail mixers for you to enjoy at home. 

Holiday Dinner for Four Includes:

  • Main: Prime Rib
  • Sides: Alaskan King Crab, Twice Baked Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables, Lobster Mac and Cheese

Order through the Crave Delivery App!

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Wicked Elixirs Boise New Years
Crave Delivery Boise New Years

Photo Credit: Crave Collective

Read more about Crave Delivery here


Ring in the new year with delicious snacks and cocktails! Richards in Boise in creating a limited amount of 15 NYE Take Home Party Baskets to help make your celebration a night to remember.

NYE Take Home Party Basket Includes:

  • Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne
  • Hand-Cut Potato Chips, truffle salt, roasted tomato aioli
  • Charcuterie: includes selection of Cured Meats & Pate, Fruit Mostarda, House-Pickled Vegetables Mixed Imported Olives, Rosemary, Lemon zest
  • Cheese Plate: Italian Provolone Piccante, Spanish Manchego, French Brie, Fruit & Mixed Nut
  • Acme Bakeshop Baguette
  • Dessert: 2 Chocolate Truffles, 2 Mexican Wedding Cookies, House-made Granola
Order your basket here

Hops & Bottles

Everyone loves a champagne toast at midnight! Hops & Bottles is offering an amazing champagne package! Order two bottles of champagne plus party favors for pickup by December 29th or get FREE delivery on December 30th-31st. Orders start December 24th.

Call to place an order

ERTH Beverage Co.

Erth Beverages are a great way to make delicious cocktails at home, without having to do any work, just add your spirit of choice! They pride themselves on making quality sodas and switchels.

Check out Erth Beverage Co. for locations on where to buy or how to get drinks delivered!

ERTH Beverages Boise New Years

Photo Credit: ERTH Beverage Co.

Read Where To Find The Best Holiday Cocktails here

Potato Drop

The infamous Idaho Potato Drop is going virtual this year! While the potato drop won’t take place downtown this year, it will be live streamed on KTVB for everyone to enjoy in the comfort (and warmth) of their own home.

Going Out For 2021

COVID-19 has forced many events to cancel. While social distance guidelines are put in place, there are still many ways to go out and enjoy New Year’s Eve while remaining safe within the community.

Holiday Lights

Grab the family and drive around Boise to see some amazing holiday lights strung up around the Treasure Valley. It’s a fun way to celebrate the new year while staying socially distanced.

Find where to find Holiday Lights here

The Reef

Hosting a socially distanced NYE party, The Reef will have specials and although there won’t be a dance floor there will be live music to enjoy from your table.

Call to book your reservation

The Sapphire Room at The Riverside Hotel

Make new year's eve a fun staycation at The Riverside Hotel. A fun way to spend the end of 2020, The Riverside has put together an awesome package deal for $349 + tax.

The Sapphire Room NYE Deal Includes:

  • A Guest Room
  • Dinner for Two
  • Concert Tickets (2)
  • A Champagne Toast
  • New Year’s Day Breakfast
Call to book your reservation

Gateway Parks

While they won’t be open for the countdown, Gateway Parks is such a fun way to celebrate the end of the new year or the start! Open on New Year’s Eve and New year’s Day, Gateway Parks is a fun nearby snow tubing slope with fire pits to keep you warm and snacks to keep you sledding.

Gateway park Boise New Years

Photo Credit: Gateway Parks

Read more about Gateway Parks here

Bogus Basin

The countdown is always fun to celebrate, but since this year is a little different, try celebrating with a day activity! Grab your board and head up to Bogus Basin for a fun snow-filled day.

Get your gear ready for the slopes with Glide & Go Mobile Ski and Snowboard Tuning

The year 2020 has been a bumpy year for everyone, and while 2021 can’t come any sooner, let’s leave 2020 on a positive note! Whether you are choosing to stay in or go out, there are plenty of fun and safe ways to celebrate.

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