New Year's Eve

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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.


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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 2019 at Three Penny Taproom
11am-2am | Three Penny Taproom | 108 Main Street

Help us say goodbye to the old and bring in the new! All day long we will be highlighting our brand new food menu and Oysters on the half shell. Once we end dinner service at 9:00 pm then our good friend XAVWAX will be spinning records through the night. Matt and Jay will be you host & bartender extraordinaire's for the evening, serving up beer and cocktails. When it comes time for the big countdown, join us as we raise of champagne and toast to 2019! As always, free admission; 21+ (after dinner service)

New Year's Eve Concert: Dave Keller with Ira Friedman
Unitarian Church of Montpelier | 130 Main Street | 5:30-7:30pm

An intimate New Year's Eve concert with Dave Keller on guitar and vocals, accompanied by his longtime bandmate, Ira Friedman, on piano. Dave will singing songs from his new album, Every Soul's a Star, which received a coveted 4-star review from Downbeat Magazine, and has been called "moving and powerful...straight-to-the-heart soul" (Living Blues). Tickets and more info ->

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!