Every year, Salt Lake City hosts the EVE WinterFest, a New Year’s celebration that rings in the New Year downtown. The 2016 EVE WinterFest celebration will be expanded from three days to six, so you can be sure to catch a day of it after moving to Salt Lake City. When it came to be eight years ago, the goal was to make the event a week-long experience, so the expansion to six days is getting a step closer to that initial goal.
This year, festivities will run December 26-31, with the big event being the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. The 2016 EVE WinterFest festivities will take place in 15 theatres, museums, and other venues, including multiple new venues this year.
The ball drop that takes place happens at the Salt Palace Convention Center’s south plaza, and has the biggest disco ball in the country. With a circumference of more than 60 feet, and weighing more than 2,400 pounds, it is massive and is the one event of the week that, after moving to Salt Lake City, you and your family should make sure to make it to since the entire city will be there celebrating.
The event is expecting to sell all of its 25,000 tickets this year. Part of the reason is that Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, meaning students have an entire week off before New Year’s Eve, and this event is fun for the whole family; not to mention the tickets are affordable.
This event is great for the whole family, and you can ring in the New Year with 25,000 of your Kansas City neighbors. If you are on the hunt for plans for New Year’s Eve, this is the place you want to be.