New Year Celebration in Manali | New Year Manali Trip

New Year in Manali

View of beautiful houses

New Year's Eve is a special occasion, a time to celebrate, reflect and anticipate new adventures. What could be a more fitting way to welcome the new year than amidst the stunning landscapes of Manali? In this guide, we'll explore the exciting activities and attractions in Manali for New Year's Eve, ensuring a memorable experience.

Attend a New Year's Eve Party

A New Year celebration in Manali is an unforgettable experience. The town comes alive on this special night with a variety of parties and events to suit different tastes and budgets. You can opt for parties at hotels, resorts, nightclubs or even private homes. These celebrations usually feature live music and dancing, offering a mix of Bollywood hits, Punjabi bhangra and international pop tunes. To make the night even more special, many of these New Year's Eve parties in Manali conclude with stunning fireworks displays that illuminate the midnight sky, marking the arrival of the new year. If you are planning a New Year Manali trip, you are assured a night to remember.

People raising their glasses at the New Year's celebration - Manali
A skier on the snow-capped mountain

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding in Manali on New Year can be an invigorating way to welcome the upcoming year. Several ski resorts in Manali organise special events and parties, infusing the atmosphere with excitement and festivity. Rohtang Pass, a high mountain pass linking Manali to Lahaul and Spiti valleys, is a favoured destination for these winter sports, offering captivating mountain vistas. However, bear in mind that the New Year's Eve weather in Manali tends to be quite cold. It's advisable to dress warmly in layers to ensure your comfort while enjoying outdoor activities.

Mall Road

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Manali with a stroll along Mall Road, where the entire street comes alive with a dazzling display of lights. Music drifts through the air from various sources, creating an electric atmosphere. As you wander along Mall Road, take the opportunity to explore the delightful shops that showcase a charming array of souvenirs. You'll discover an assortment of handicrafts, warm woollen clothing and one-of-a-kind Tibetan treasures. You'll find an array of restaurants serving everything from delectable Indian dishes to international cuisines. As the clock steadily approaches midnight, become part of the lively countdown.

Street decorated with stars at Mall road
A bonfire was lit in the dark, surrounded by trees

Go to a Bonfire

Spend your New Year's Eve in Manali by joining one of the many bonfires scattered across town. The night air is crisp, the stars twinkle overhead and the bonfire's flames provide warmth and illumination. To fully enjoy this experience, ensure you're dressed warmly and bring along essentials like a blanket, a snack and a drink. Many bonfires include live music and dance performances, and as midnight draws near, the crowd gathers around the fire to count down to the new year. When the clock strikes twelve, cheerful celebrations ensue as people exchange wishes for a happy new year. These bonfires offer an excellent opportunity to mingle, make new acquaintances and celebrate with friends and family. 

When it comes to the perfect stay to make your New Year's Eve in Manali memorable, The Orchid Manali - a Boutique Hotelstands out. Located amidst the mountains and offering panoramic valley views, it's the ideal destination to bid farewell to the old year and embrace the new. We offer a range of rooms, from comfortable deluxe options to lavish suites. Each room is tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a cosy and pleasant stay. Keep an eye on our offers page for the Manali New Year Package.