How to Have a Simple New Year’s Eve

December 19, 2019

The fear of missing out (FOMO) is what many of us feel when it comes to major holidays and events. FOMO is described as “a pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent.” New Year’s Eve can be just such an event.

Most recommendations for people who are struggling with FOMO include taking breaks from social media and focusing more on the environment and people around them in the present moment.

Another recommendation? Escape to the simple pleasures of a New Year stay at Snow Village Inn – a great New Year’s Eve getaway for couples. Here are our recommendations on how to chill out when welcoming 2020.

Forego the Crowds

Does the thought of heading into the city to watch the ball drop or fireworks give you heartburn? We hear you. We suggest you do the opposite. Drive north and keep driving until you see the signs for Snow Village Inn. With our on-site restaurant and bar, you can still enjoy cocktails and tasty dining options without dealing with all the people.

Don’t Forego the Fireworks

You don’t have to head into Central Park or Boston’s Esplanade to see fireworks. We’ll be shuttling guests over to King Pine Ski Area in Madison to see their fireworks at 9:45pm. No driving and no waiting up until midnight for fireworks – a winning combination!

Spend Time with Family and Loved Ones

Why cram into large public spaces when you can get cozy with friends and family for a simple New Year’s Eve at the Snow Village Inn. Play board games in our common areas. Hang out in front of the fireplace. Put down the phone and converse for a change. Share ideas on how you can make 2020 the best year ever!

Take in an Early Show

We are minutes from Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine. Their New Year’s Eve show features Jonathan Edwards at 8pm. That means you can sing along and still be back in time for …

Watch the Ball Drop in Private

Who wants to watch the New Year’s Ball drop in public? Put on your best flannel PJs, order champagne for your room, and watch the ball drop on your laptop or mobile device (we don’t have TVs in the rooms but you can stream it on WIFI!).

Get Up Early

Here’s a local’s secret for you. If you are a skier, New Year’s Day is a great time to hit the slopes as others sleep off hangovers or staying up too late. But you’re better than that. Book a ski and stay package with us and enjoy the (mostly) empty slopes on Jan. 1! Better yet, enjoy your hearty country breakfast at the Inn before you leave. Win/win!

Fear of missing out – not you, not when you spend New Year’s Eve at the Snow Village Inn! Happy 2020!

Partial funding for development of this blog made possible by a Rural Business Development Grant through the Northern Community Investment Corporation from USDA Rural Development.