New Year's Eve


New Year's Eve is always an exciting celebration in Downtown Montpelier. Come downtown for great restaurant specials, live music events, and more! 

Special note: there will NOT be fireworks this year.

New Year's Eve 5K

The Central Vermont Runners will host the annual New Year’s Eve 5K Race on Monday December 31, starting and ending at the Pavilion Building in Montpelier. Come rain or shine, snow or ice and enjoy running this course through downtown Montpelier. Dress appropriately for the conditions. Race starts at 2:00 PM. Registration can be done online, mail in, or on race day. Race bib pickup and registration can be done at the basement floor of the Pavilion Building 12:30 - 1:45 PM. Visit for more details.



Backline Collective presents "Cohesion" on NYE
8pm-2am | City Hall Arts Center | 39 Main Street

A New Year's Eve celebration featuring Backline Collective and special guests.

Backline Collective: Ben Dunham, Sara Grace, Andy Soots, Rob Morse, Ira Friedman, Jonas Eno van Fleet
Special Guests: JJ Cyrus, DJ Matt Mus (VT House Movement)

Cash bar, late night food, 21+

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door (+fees).

New Year's Eve Tasting Menu at Kismet
Kismet Farm to Table | 52 State Streeet

Complimentary cocktail with passed apps + oysters followed by 5 course seasonal celebratory menu with wine pairings, sweet treats, champagne toast and surprises! $135 per person all inclusive.  (includes food, beverages, tax and gratuity) 

all courses will be paired with select wines (beer or a non alcoholic beverage pairings are available upon request)

Complimentary Cocktail
Oyster Bar & Passed Appetizers  

ONCE SEATED (choice of one)
Beef Carpaccio or Vegetable Carpaccio served with family style Venison Dumplings & Smoked Tofu Buns 

MID  (choice of one)
Petite Stuffed Pasta or Celeriac Soup with Smoked Apples  

ENTREE (choice of one)
Pan Roasted Halibut | miso glaze, brussel leaves, sake butter
Beef Tenderloin | braised spinach, lightly smoked onion petals, beurre blanc, toasted sesame and Romano
Whole Baby Pumpkin | toasted buckwheat and herbs, whipped tahini, shiitake miso kale 

sweet treats & candles

Tickets must be reserved in advance. No refunds on tickets.  Tickets may be sold or given away to other parties. Special diets outside of this menu will be accommodated, please contact us in advance for a particular special diet request.

Email to reserve tickets.

New Year's Eve 2019 With The Get Messy and Special Guests
Charlie O's World Famous | 70 Main Street | 9:30pm-1:30am

Ring in the New Year by getting Messy with us at the most poppin' spot in Montpelier on 12/31, the one and only Charlie O's World Famous! We are gonna party like it's 2019, because at midnight it will be :) Special guests, flowing drinks, and your favorite funk/rock/dance hits to shake it into the new year. It's gonna be one for the ages, let's ring it in in style!

New Year's Eve at Sweet Melissa's
Sweet Melissa's | 4 Langdon Street | 10pm-close 

Music by Guano Loco and Duro starting at 10pm. $10 cover. Champagne toast at midnight!