NEW YEAR'S EVE IN DENVER
December 31 (9 p.m. and midnight)
The sky will once again sparkle over the 16th Street Mall at the close of 2013 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.
Be safe! If you are celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, plan ahead before you party. Park your car in an overnight lot, take a cab or public transportation or designate a sober driver before anyone takes a sip.
Children's Museum of Denver
This is the perfect event for little ones who might not be able to stay up for the real deal. The Children's Museum of Denver is ringing in New Year's Eve just like Times Square! With five ball drops every hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., children of all ages can yell the countdown, watch colorful confetti splash the plaza and make fireworks with their feet when they jump on massive sheets of bubble wrap. Along with all the excitement outside, make cool art activities, watch exciting theater performers, decorate delicious cookies and so much more!
Bunk with the beasts! Kids spend the holiday at the zoo exploring Zoo Lights, learning about animals and celebrating sleepover-style in a safe and fun environment. Parents get a night out on the town. Includes pizza dinner, evening snack and full breakfast. $65 per member; $75 per non-member.
Boettcher Concert Hall
Colorado Symphony Orchestra keeps New Year’s Eve classy at Boettcher Concert Hall, with a Vienna-themed selection of the beloved waltzes, polkas and classics. The show starts early at 6:30 p.m., and ends in time for you to catch the first downtown fireworks display at 9 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Denver
Enjoy open bar with premium pour, buffet supper, champagne toast at midnight, party hats and favors and balloon drops galore. Revel in three parties in one as you move from one ballroom to another. The entertainment lineup includes Tuxedo Junction and many more.
NYE Block Party
Crowne Plaza Convention Center
Join Alice 105.9 and The Collective 360 and party into the future at Colorado's largest New Years Eve hotel block party. NYE block Party Features the complete takeover of the Crowne Plaza Convention Center and hotel rooms at 4 nearby hotels. Step into a 3014-themed New Years Eve party providing a truly interactive experience including futuristic actors, performers, dancers, festival quality lighting and laser displays, confetti explosions, cryogenic blasts and many other surprises.
NYE 13: Hangar 6
Wings Over The Rockies Museum
Spend New Year's Eve in a giant airplane hangar full of the most genuine and celebration-filled party people you could ever expect to meet in our Denver. Expect the highest-quality, locally crafted libations that will kick start your fancy free dancing, music that will do nothing less than get your feet moving with a giant unwipe-able smile on your face and all the glitz and glamour that comes with the NYE feel complete with champagne toasts amidst life-size historic airplanes. Expect a killer countdown and midnight celebration. All proceeds go towards SOUL Uganda.
New Year's Eve Party With A Purpose
Sheraton Denver Downtown
The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel has partnered with a local charity to aid the community with a New Year’s Eve Party with a Purpose. Guests will celebrate in style with a Latin jazz band during dinner, then dance the night away to Funkiphino, Colorado’s funk sensation.