Here are some top picks for spending a spectacular New Year’s Eve weekend in Denver, Dec. 30-Jan.1, 2017. See fireworks over the 16th Street Mall, attend a party at a swanky hotel or speakeasy, and see the holiday lights extravaganzas for the last time before they are put away for next year. It’s also a great weekend for music with the String Cheese Incident and the Beach Boys in town.


New Year’s Eve Big Events

Check out our New Year’s Eve page for more parties and highlights. See the Denver 365 events calendar for a full list of events.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Union Station

Decadence NYE


Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events

Zoo Year’s Eve

Bunk With the Beasts

Noon Year’s Eve at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus


Museum Exhibitions

Star WarsTM and the Power of Costume

Extreme Mammals

Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs

Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea

Awkward Family Photos


Lights Extravaganzas

Blossoms of Light (last chance on Sunday)

Zoo Lights (last chance on Sunday)

Trail of Lights (last chance on Sunday)

Living Lights!


Performing Arts

Finding Neverland (last chance on Sunday)

An Act of God



The String Cheese Incident (Thursday through Saturday)

A Night in Vienna (Saturday)

The Beach Boys (Friday)

From Memphis to Motown: A Soulful New Year’s Eve Celebration at Nocturne (Saturday)

STS9 (Thursday through Saturday)



Monty Franklin (Wednesday through Friday)

New Year’s Eve with Monty Franklin (Saturday, includes champagne toast and party favors)


Outdoor Fun

Southwest Rink at Skyline Park



Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders (Sunday)

Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers (Friday)

Colorado Avalanche vs. New York Rangers (Saturday)


For more activities, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.