Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Helena, Montana

By Annette Jamieson

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner! Make plans to celebrate in Helena! From having a pandemic-friendly New Year’s Eve Party, going out to dinner at your favorite local restaurant, or a night out on the town, Helena is perfect for a Montana New Year’s celebration.

Celebrate over Dinner

Many local restaurants will be hosting live music and having a special dinner menu to ring in the New Year! Ladies get dressed up in your sparkly outfit and gents throw on your best contemporary bomber jacket. Here are just a few of our fabulous local restaurants that will be Rockin’ in the New Year! Be sure to make your reservations ahead of time.

Montana Club

Red Fox Supper Club

Silver Star Steak Company


Benny’s Bistro

Remember, if you decide to stay in for New Year’s Eve, you can always order some take-out from your favorite restaurant. This way you can still feast on a delicious NYE dinner while wearing your favorite PJ’s from the comfort of your home.

Fun New Year’s Eve Celebration for the Kids

Join the ExplorationWorks team as they celebrate 2022 around the globe! Each hour they will ring in the New Year, complete with a New Year’s ball drop from the ExplorationWorks balcony. Between the hourly celebrations, there will be hands-on indoor activities and experiments, a campfire in the outdoor garden, and more!

This event is free to members and to non-members with paid admission. Please note they will be closing at 4 pm.

NYE Events

Lakeside on Hauser

Ring in 2022 at Lakeside with DJ Paully B Delightful! Celebrate with food and drink specials, party favors, and BUBBLES! Doors open at 3pm. Music starts at 7pm.

Lewis & Clark Tap Room

Break into 2022 with a bang! Live music by Ten Years Gone, the best beer in the nation, and all of yours friends dancing the night away. $5 cover includes admittance plus party favors, door prizes and a glass of bubbly at midnight!

Ten Years Gone is a local Helena band that plays a huge variety, something for everyone and almost every Genre. (No Requests for Polkas please). Classic Rock, Alternative, Country, POP, Funk, and Dance. Formed in 2007, and revisited in 2011. They excel in each of their instruments and have exceptional 3, 4, and 5 part harmonies. Band members include Lead Vocals- Ben Fandry, Lead guitar- Robert Doughty, Bass- Dennis Ferriter, Keys/Pan Flute- Mark Walker, Drums- Jeremy Slead. Winners of the Helena IR best of Helena Best band category- 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Holter Museum of Art

The Holter Museum of Art is hosting a Masquerade & Body Painting Party. Wear your whites and join us in the “W” with DJ On!x and in the High Gallery with Julynn Wildman’s Body in Motion, for a body painting, mask making, dancing extravaganza to ring in the new year!. *Must be 21 or older to participate & please drink responsibly

For all Helena restaurants and things to do, visit our website: Visit Helena.

Stay In Helena

Surprise your date with a romantic evening in downtown Helena by booking a night at one of our premier hotels. Close to all the NYE activities, you will stay in style!