Local residents get ready to ring in the new year in Golden

Golden residents will have many choices for what to do on New Year's Eve

If you are wondering how you are going to celebrate and ring in the new year, Golden has several options to help you welcome in 2013.

You can keep the little ones busy early on with the New Year’s Eve Skate at the Golden Arena. All ages are welcome to the skate, admission by donation to the Figure Skating Club.

There will games for kids ages five to 13 from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Kids are encouraged to join the skate leaders and the figure skating club for the super fun games on the ice. Just remember to bring yours skates and helmet.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is also having a family friendly evening of New Year’s Eve celebrations. Activities will include a Rail Jam under the lights hosted by local skiers and snowboarders, a glow-stick dance and parade for the kids, followed by a torchlight parade down the slopes.

The annual colossal year-end fireworks display will start at 9 p.m. Also throughout the night will be Golden’s very own Amuse Troupe, performing a fantastic show of clowning, juggling and fire spinning.

And all the while DJ Mihajic and DJ Wackutt are scheduled on stage to spin their savvy beats and warm up the resort.

As usual the Eagle’s Eye will be ringing in the new year in style with their spectacular five-course meal, enhanced with carefully selected paired wines.

It will be an unforgettable evening filled  with dinner, delight, and a solo guitar player. Cap off the night with a romantic ride down the mountain.

The evening is $120, and reservations can be made at 1-866-SKI-KICK.

If you want to stay up on the hill for the rest of the night, Peaks Grill is hosting a Totally Awesome 80s New Year’s Eve Party. Dress in 80s prom, and party the night away before hitting the slopes the next day.

The doors open at 9:30 and close at 10:30 p.m. The party goes until 2 a.m., and features live music from Willhorse, a photo booth, champagne toast at midnight, and a pizza party at 12:30 a.m.

Tickets are $40, available in advance at Peaks, and there is a free shuffle leaving the Rockwater to bring people up at 9:15 and 10 p.m.

The Winston Lodge is also keeping the ski hill up all night with their New Year’s Eve 2013, hosted by Golden Delicious.

Stickybuds are performing, as are the Amuse Troupe and countless DJs to keep you dancing all night long. Tickets are $50, and are available at Plain Wayne and Jane, and the Winston. There will be a free shuttle all evening, pick up beside the Rockwater.

Back in town the Rockwater is hosting their Midnight Express New Year’s Eve get-together with DJ Momentum and guests. The party starts at 9 p.m., and will be rocking until 4 in the morning.

The Golden Taps is also bound to be packed that night with their Living Room Vinyl Party, featuring Broken Down Suitcase from 9:30 p.m. to midnight, followed by DJs until 3 a.m.