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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Hockey fans can get in a game before welcoming in 2019 at midnight. At 6 p.m., the Colorado Avalanche takes on the Winnepeg Jets at the Pepsi Center.
After the game, stick around downtown for the fireworks on the 16th Street Mall at 9 p.m. and midnight.
What better way to start off 2020 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.
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 on Dec. 30 and 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.
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.
New Years Eve On Tap 2020: Head over to the Rackhouse Pub (2875 Blake Street) in the RiNo District for a NYE to remember. The party starts at 8pm and features unlimited beer & cidar all night. There will also be an appetizer station, DJs spinning Top 40's dance music, party favors and a balloon drop at midnight.
White Rose Gala: Spend the evening at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at one of the biggest parties every year! Their White Rosa Gala is their annual upscale charity event that draws in more than 2,000 people every year. The theme is the roaring 20s and almost everyone comes dressed to the nines (no jeans allowed). It features more than 50 performers, interactive experiences that will take you back to the 20s, and so much more. This party is for 21 and older only.
NYE at the Cottonwood Club: This event will also take you back to the 1920s to the famed Cottonwood Club of NYC. Step into Ironworks (2027 West Colfax Avenue) this NYE and step back in time when speakeasy's were the place to be. This 21+ party features live music, dancing, craft cocktails, bubbly, and so much more. The event starts at 8 p.m. and runs until 2 a.m.
1st Annual Roaring 20's Ball: I think we all wished we could have experienced the Roaring 20s and this event gives you another opportunity. Step back in time at the Denver Marriott Westminster for this 1st Annual Roaring 20s Ball. Make sure to suit up on your best Gatsby-inspired attire as you listen to the music of artist such as Berlin, Al Jolson, Cab Calloway, the Ziegfeld Follies, and others. This event includes an open bar, a champagne toast at midnight, and a full evening of fun!