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

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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, 2018 
WHERE: Downtown Denver

The sky will once again sparkle over downtown at the close of 2018 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. The identical fireworks shows will be synched to a music playlist from live DJs along the mall. Each show will run for about eight minutes and can be viewed from anywhere along the mall. The DJs will play tunes from 8 p.m. to midnight.

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.

CITY NYE – DENVER NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2018
WHERE: McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts and Venues

This New Year's bash boasts three floors of DJs, dance parties, live music, art installations and open bars. Don't want to miss the fireworks? You don't have to! The McNichols Building offers a direct view of the Denver New Year's Eve Fireworks show.

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DENVER'S GRANDEST NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2018
WHERE: Grand Hyatt Denver

Can't decide what to do for NYE? Enjoy three parties in one at the Grand Hyatt Denver! Rock out to the sounds of the 50's, 60's and 70's with the Nacho Men; dance to today's hottest beats with Club X; or make your own music in the karaoke lobby. Denver's Grandest New Year's Eve Party includes open bar with premium pour, a dinner buffet, balloon drops and a champagne toast at midnight. 

NYE GREAT GATSBY 16TH WHITE ROSE GALA

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2018
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

It's been nearly a century, but the Roaring 20's are still the epitome of glitz and glamor, swing and style — everything you want in a New Year's Eve celebration. Don your best flapper dress or fedora and enjoy multiple rooms of music, from live swing bands to DJs spinning the latest club music and hip hop. 

RESOLUTION NYE

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2018
WHERE: The Curtis - a DoubleTree by Hilton

Welcome 2019 at Denver's largest open-bar New Year's Eve celebration! Held in the one-of-a-kind Curtis Hotel, Resolution NYE is a two-level hotel takeover with three spectacular ballrooms and multiple breakout party rooms featuring world-class music, entertainment and a venue-wide countdown to 2019. Get your tickets now — this event has sold out for the past 11 years!

Music and Entertainment

DECADENCE 2018

WHEN: Dec. 30–31, 2018
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center

Check back for updates on this year's headliner's

A NIGHT IN VIENNA

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2018
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Join the Colorado Symphony as they transport you to Austria with an evening of polkas, waltzes and marches conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell. This annual tradition is the perfect way to say Auf Wiedersehen to 2018. 

NEW YEAR’S EVE ON THE ROCKS

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2018
WHERE: Red Rocks Park and Ampitheater

Colorado's most iconic music venue is welcoming 2019 with its first-ever New Year's concert, featuring top headliners. 

Family-Friendly New Year's Activities

NOON YEAR'S EVE

WHEN: TBA
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! Noon Year's Eve celebrates the New Year 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. 

DENVER PAVILIONS HOLIDAY CAROUSEL

WHEN: TBA
WHERE: Denver Pavilions

Create Memories for years to come at the Denver Pavilions beautiful downtown Holiday Carousel. Throughout December, families can enjoy the magic of the holidays from the perch of a horse on a beautiful carousel. $3 per ride.

Zoo Year’s Eve

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2018
WHERE: Denver Zoo

The evening features fun activities for the entire family and an early New Year's Eve countdown at 9 p.m. so your little ones can enjoy the holiday and still get home for bed early.

ZOO LIGHTS

WHEN: TBA
WHERE: Denver Zoo

This New Year's Eve, take the kids on a safari through the Denver Zoo, where you'll spot more than 150 illuminated animal sculptures, from swinging monkeys to jumping kangaroos. 

Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park

WHEN: Through Feb. 14, 2018
WHERE: Skyline Park, the corner of 16th and Arapahoe
Grab your family and friends and head to 16th and Arapahoe in downtown Denver to the Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park. Skate rentals are $6-$8, or bring your own pair and take a spin on the ice 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.