Welcome 2014 with Waterville Valley's New Year's Celebrations

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Welcome 2014 with fresh fallen snow, fireworks, family events, and of course, skiing, riding and cross-country skiing.

New Year's Eve events at Waterville Valley's Resort in New Hampshire's White Mountains include fireworks in the Town Square over Corcoran Pond at 7:30 p.m., and a 45-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride departing from the Town Square. Space is limited. Reservations can be booked by calling (603) 236-8175.

Several other winter activities are planned. Guests can take a moonlight tour of the Valley by dogsled for a truly unique experience. For more information and reservations, call (603) 236-8175. Waterville Valley's Indoor Ice Arena also offers daily public skating sessions and skate rentals.

For kids, there will be a New Year's Eve Extravaganza held by the Waterville Valley Recreation Department. Children ages 4 to 6 are welcome 5 to 7 p.m., and kids 7 to 13 can celebrate from, 7:30–10 p.m. They will have a fun, active night playing gym games, creating kid-friendly crafts, piñatas, dancing, food and participating in the New Year's Eve countdown. Pre-registration with payment is required. More information is available at www.watervillevalley.org/Recreation.html.

Start your celebration early with Starry Nights on Saturday — gourmet dining mountainside around a fire inside the Sunnyside Timberlodge. Guests will enjoy the stars as they ride up the Valley Run Quad then ski or ride to the Sunnyside Timberlodge along a torch lit trail. Book by calling Therese at 603-236-8311 ext. 3000.

For more information, call 1-800-GO-VALLEY or visit www.visitwatervillevalley.com and www.waterville.com.