Denver New Years Eve 2017/2018

Denver New Years Eve events include parties for those 21 and older, fireworks on the 16th Street Mall, and family-friendly celebrations. You can also catch a theater production, the Colorado Avalanche game at the Pepsi Center, or a concert.

Find details for these and other fun things to do this NYE in the Mile High City.

New Year's Eve in Denver

Downtown Fireworks Displays


If you can't stay up past midnight, head downtown to the 16th Street Mall for its fireworks display at 9 p.m. For those who want to ring in the new year at the stroke of midnight, another display happens then.

Make sure to bundle up as the temperatures are quite chilly at night this time of year.

Both Denver New Years Eve shows are identical.

Denver New Years Eve Symphony Performance


The Colorado Symphony continues its annual New Year's Eve tradition of performing an eclectic variety of music.

You'll hear waltzes, polkas, and marches in "A Night in Vienna," conducted by Brett Mitchell.

The performance is at 6:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Hall.

Tickets to the popular event sell quickly so pick yours up early.

NYE Limo Bus Crawl

Limo Bus Service

Let someone else worry about the driving as you enjoy drink specials (all $5 or less) at this 21-and-older event at multiple Denver venues. From 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., you can hop in and hop out a limo stopping at in the area's different venues.

Make sure to arrive between 8pm and 10pm for check in. Cover charges are waived, and party favors and champagne are provided. Proceeds for this event go to benefit local charities.

>> Visit their site for ticketing information

Sharkey's New Year's Bash

Sharky's Party

Head to the Downtown Aquarium for this family-friendly New Year's event. Kids will love celebrating with Sharkey, the aquarium's mascot, at the party featuring a buffet and balloon drop. 

There will also be giveaways and contests all night long.

Reservations are required, so call 303-561-4450 to claim your spot!

Noon Year's Eve

Children's Museum

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Children's Museum replicates New York City's Times Square with a ball drop on every hour, bubble wrap fireworks, and confetti.

The kids will love crafts, activities, and more at one of Denver's biggest family-friendly New Year's parties.

NYE Countdown Party at Union Station

Denver Union Station

Ring in 2018 at Union Station, a historic downtown landmark. Enjoy drinks in The Terminal Bar and other festivities taking place in the station's turn-of-the-century Great Hall. 

This year's event will feature three top DJs spinning tunes all night long. Another option is to get tickets for the Speakeasy Lounge area with live music from Denver's Gypsy Swing Review. The event takes place from 9pm to 1am. 

>> Visit their site for details

Decadence NYE


Enter the Colorado Convention Center's "City of Dreams," a two-day dance event presented by Decadence. More than two dozen artists are scheduled to perform, including Bassnectar on Dec. 30 and Zedd on Dec. 31.

In the "City Beyond Tomorrow," you'll be awed by diamond-clad decorations, art installations, elegant performers, and nationally known musicians. 

You must be 18+ to attend and 21+ to enter the bar areas. Doors open at 6:30pm and the party runs until 3am.

Colorado Avalanche Game


Hockey fans can get in a game before welcoming in 2018 at midnight. At 6 p.m., the Colorado Avalanche takes on the New York Islanders at the Pepsi Center.

After the game, stick around downtown for the fireworks on the 16th Street Mall at 9 p.m. and midnight.

'First Date' at the Garner Galleria Theatre

First Date

Have you ever had the experience of being on a blind date? Watch the awkward, yet funny story of two romantics on a first date.

One is experienced with blind dates so knows a little about what to expect, but the other one is on their very first blind date.

Spend your Denver New Years Eve laughing at either the 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. performance at the Garner Galleria Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

'Waitress' at the Buell


Another on of the fun Denver New Years Eve options is Waitress. This Broadway musical follows the story of a waitress that is unhappy in her marriage. She ends up falling in love with a doctor and is not certain about how to move forward in life.

She learns about a pie making contest with a large grand prize. Will this be the key to unlocking a new life for her and help her to move forward? Find out this NYE in Denver.

The Buell Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 31.

>> See the full theater schedule

NYE Concerts

NYE Concerts

What better way to start off 2018 than with great music at some of Denver's best venues?

You will find a variety of performers on stage this Denver New Year's Eve. Some of the top venues every year are the Fillmore Auditorium, Ogden Theatre, and Cervantes Masterpiece.

You will also find shows at other popular venues such as the Bluebird, the Soiled Dove Underground, and Globe Hall. 

These are just a few of the top shows this NYE in Denver.

>> See a full calendar of NYE Concerts

Resolution NYE

Resolution NYE

The Curtis Hotel in downtown hosts this high-class Denver New Years Eve celebration. You'll enjoy dancers, performers, cryogenic blasts, laser displays, and confetti at this boutique hotel near the 16th Street Mall.

It includes 2 full floors of entertainment and VIP treatment with a premium open bar. You can also watch the 16th Street Mall fireworks displays (one at 9pm and one at midnight) from the private terrace at the hotel.

The party gets started at 9 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m.

>> Visit their website to pick up your tickets today