Last updated: 12/16/20 -- Before traveling, call your destination for safety protocols and event updates. Should all acquaintance be forgot, a New Year’s celebration in the Poconos will not! We've lined up escapades for a holiday excursion for you to ring in the New Year.

Before starting your new year’s resolution, you’ve got to party in the Pocono Mountains! From families to couples, you can eat, dance, sip, splash and ski your way into 2021. We even have special New Year’s events and extravaganzas everyone will enjoy.

Don't fall asleep on the couch again before the ball drop; send 2020 off with a bang! Read on for five fun ways to celebrate New Year's in the Pocono Mountains.

1. Attending Events

Whether choosing to celebrate New Year's Eve, New Year's Day or both, we have the events for you! On New Year's Eve, make an appearance at a holiday celebration, buffet or masquerade ball. Waking up on January 1, get brunch to celebrate the first day of the new year.

Browse the New Year's events below to choose your holiday adventure. You can stay at the host property or find a place close-by. Don't forget you can book your stay directly on our site.

2. Dining

Celebrate the new year with a fine dining experience. Make reservations at one of our restaurants and enjoy your loved ones' company. Reminisce about the past year, and look forward to the positivity and opportunity the coming year brings.

Whatever craving you have, our dining options can satisfy. Check out our other restaurants to discover all we offer.

3. Shopping

It's been a rough year. Treat yourself to some retail therapy by shopping in the Pocono Mountains. From local boutiques to sprawling outlets, find the right gift for yourself and others.

Specialty and unique shops are a-plenty in our downtowns. Here you'll find a wide variety of stores in addition to restaurants, art galleries, museums and more.

4. Staying, and Playing, at Waterparks

Warm up inside one of our waterpark resorts! Great for the winter and the holiday season, our waterparks are always a toasty climate and great way to spend your time in the Poconos.

Perfect for kids of all ages, you can spend the day riding the slides or relaxing by the pool and then enjoy the resort amenities at the night. Gift shops, restaurants and more await at our waterpark resorts.

5. Skiing, Snowboarding and Tubing

With a little bit of snow, the Pocono Mountains comes alive. Visit our ski resorts to conquer the slopes on either New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. And whether you're a beginner or expert, everyone can enjoy some time on the trails.

Our six ski areas offer both skiing and snowboarding in addition to snow tubing. Be sure to research the ski area directly for information on this season's operations.

For more ways to welcome 2021 in the Pocono Mountains, visit our New Year's events page. Be sure to browse New Year’s special offers for deals on places to stay and more. Staying overnight? Check out our ski & snow activities and winter pages for next day fun!

Making a resolution to vacation in the Pocono Mountains next year? View our towns and things to do to see what's new!

Happy New Year from the Pocono Mountains!