Should auld acquaintance be forgot, a New Year’s Eve celebration in the Poconos will not! From families to couples, you can dance, eat, sip, splash and ski your way into 2024 in the Pocono Mountains.

End 2023 on just the right note: whether you're looking for an evening of excitement, a cozy night in, or some quality time with loved ones, a Pennsylvania New Year's winter getaway to the Pocono Mountains is sure to please. Keep reading to find five different ideas of ways to spend your New Year's in the Poconos.

Raise a Glass to 2024

1. Raise a Glass to 2024

Dance and dine the old year away at Poconos New Year's Eve parties and events! Get tickets for the New Year's Eve Bash at Memorytown and enjoy the countdown and balloon drop in the beautiful Heritage Barn at Memorytown Lakeside Inn & Cottages or rock out to live music in Lansford during A Very 80's New Years Party with Two Taboo at The 80's Bar. The New Year's Eve Celebration at Glass - Wine.Bar.Kitchen at Ledges Hotel will feature an exquisite tasting menu. Browse even more events and dinners below! Skip the late drive home and book a room at the host property or find a place to stay nearby.

Book a Special Meal

2. Book a Special Meal

Reminisce about the past year with loved ones and share your hopes for the year to come during a fine dining experience. Get dressed up and make it an occasion with a reservation at extraordinary Poconos establishments like Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, The Frogtown Chophouse in Cresco, The Mansion House of Summit Hill, or Macaluso's Restaurant near Jim Thorpe. Local chefs will wow you with hand-crafted dishes.

Treat Yourself to a Cozy Overnight Stay

3. Treat Yourself to a Cozy Overnight Stay

Maybe getting cozy by the fireplace as you muse on your dreams and plans for 2024 sounds more your style for December 31. Atmospheric Poconos lodgings are the perfect place to start the new year! Take a look at our country inns, cabins, and vacation rentals like Barry and Kari's Lake Harmony Houses and Sylvania Tree Farm & Country Lodging. Browse New Year's offers at popular area accommodations like French Manor Inn and Spa and The Settlers Inn to take advantage of extra savings!

Splash in the New Year

4. Splash in the New Year

Warm up inside one of our enormous waterpark resorts! There's no need to worry about the weather at these impressive aquatic playgrounds. Perfect for kids of all ages, you can spend the day riding the slides or relaxing by the pool, and then enjoy the incredible resort amenities and activities at night. Gift shops, restaurants, and exciting extras like laser tag, escape rooms, and VR experiences await, all under one roof. Hit the arcade at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, book early to take advantage of the Holiday Sale offer at Split Rock Resort, check out the impressive new spaces at the reimagined Great Wolf Lodge, or combine splash time with ski time at Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark.

Hit the Slopes

5. Hit the Slopes

If "learn to ski or snowboard" is on your list of 2024 resolutions, why not get started early? Book a lesson with dedicated experts at one of our six fantastic ski areas. If you're already advanced at the schussing and stemming, you'll find plenty of trails to challenge you. Conquer the slopes while skiing or snowboarding on either New Year's Eve or New Year's Day or try gliding down the mountainside while snow tubing.

For more ways to welcome 2024 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. Check out our ski & snow activities and winter pages for even more ideas.

Happy New Year from the Pocono Mountains!