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Get ready for a great New Year's Eve in The Mile High City, with concerts, fireworks, family-friendly events and more. Denver was named one of Travel + Leisure's top cities to spend New Year's Eve. 

Find great hotel deals on New Year's Eve in The Mile High City. 

FIREWORKS, PARTIES AND MORE

Here are some great ideas for celebrating New Year's Eve.

NEW YEAR'S EVE FIREWORKS IN DENVER

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2017 (9 p.m. and midnight)
WHERE: Downtown Denver

The sky will once again sparkle over the 16th Street Mall at the close of 2016 with the New Year's Eve Fireworks Downtown. The two spectacular fireworks shows will occur at 9 p.m. and midnight. For the best viewpoints, stand along the 16th Street Mall. Costumed entertainers will interact with crowds between shows, including magicians, mascots, balloon artists, stilt walkers, comedians and more.

Please note, between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m., RTD Light Rail trains will not cross the 16th Street Mall and mall ride shuttles will stop temporarily during the two fireworks shows.

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Family-Friendly New Year's Activities

ZOO YEAR'S EVE

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2017
WHERE: Denver Zoo

Enjoy a perfect New Year's Eve celebration for the entire family at the Denver Zoo. With a special New Year's Eve countdown at 9 p.m., your little ones will be able to enjoy the holiday but still get home in time for bed. Activities are included with Zoo Lights admission.

BUNK WITH THE BEASTS

WHEN: Dec. 29-Jan. 1, 2018
WHERE: Denver Zoo
Children ages 6-12 can spend a night at the zoo, explore Zoo Lights, learn about animals and celebrate New Year’s Eve in a safe and fun environment. A dinner, snack and breakfast are included in the ticket price for Bunk with the Beasts.

NOON YEAR'S EVE AT CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF DENVER AT MARSICO CAMPUS

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2017 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
WHERE: Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Children can experience the excitement, thrills and festive fun of New Year's Eve in Times Square right here in Denver — all before bedtime! The Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus will be celebrating with glittery ball drops, rainbows of confetti and huge sheets of bubble wrap (the museum's version of fireworks) for kids to stomp on. After the ball drops, the celebration keeps going with sparkling art projects and heaps of activities on the plaza. 

SOUTHWEST RINK AT SKYLINE PARK

WHEN: TBA
WHERE: Southwest Rink at Skyline Park, the corner of 16th and Arapahoe
Take a spin on the ice - for free! Grab your family and friends and head to 16th and Arapahoe in downtown Denver to the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park! Skate rentals are $2 - or bring your own pair and skate for FREE! Free days for kids will take place throughout the season. Look for regularly scheduled entertainment and activities each week including: Friday night Djs; Saturday morning skating lessons; Saturday night concerts; and Sunday afternoon family entertainment.