You'll find a wide variety of galas and New Year's Eve parties in Denver. The Mile High City has loads of NYE entertainment for all walks of life. Fun fact: if you choose to go bar hopping whilst throwing back Snowball after Snowball, Denver has a city ordinance that allows you to drink in public, so you don't have to worry about slamming the rest of your drink before leaving the bar. Also, there's fireworks, ice skating and other ways to get your NYE on too, let's not forget that.
Colorado's restrictions on public gatherings may impact NYE events in Denver.
White Rose Gala
It's all about flapper dresses, sequins and dapper fedoras at this Denver NYE party. The White Rose Gala is considered to be a high end and elegant charity event in the style of the Roaring 20's. You'll be able to welcome in the New Year with plenty of music and theatrical performances. The attire is Flapper dresses and feathers, suits and hats. No jeans are allowed.
Celebrate NYE in Denver by attending Decadence. This event, hosted at the Denver Convention Center, is a large dance party spread out over three days. Many famous DJ's will be there. If electronic music is your thing, this is definitely the place to be. Ticket prices typically range from $89 to $259, and 2 day passes are offered as well.
16th Street Mall Downtown Denver Party
The 16th Street Mall is the main New Years Eve party in Denver. There's tons of fun for the family. You can expect to see firework shows, and listen to live music spun by DJ's all along the mall. It's recommended you give yourself plenty time to get there early and secure a decent vantage point as it gets very crowded early. It's definitely a worth while audio-visual experience for all ages.
Howl At the Moon
Howl at the Moon is a great option for those seeking a New Year's Eve party in Denver. It's a rather large bar/music venue with dueling pianos and live music. They offer party packages that will help you and your friends say "hello" to the New Year. There you'll find an open bar, a premium catered buffet and complimentary champagne at midnight. The first package is called "Champagne Supernova". Early bird pricing typically starts at $90, or $330 for a table for 4. It's then it's usually $110 a person after the early bird cut off. The second Package is called "Just Dance" which is usually $65 per person. Food and seating aren't included with this package.
Ice Skating at Skyline Park
Another fun way to ring in the New Year in Denver, is to skate around the Downtown Rink at Skyline Park. Skate rentals are usually $7 to $9, or bring your own skates and you can skate for free. Lots of family entertainment is to be had there.
Blossoms of Light
The Botanic Gardens hosts their annual NYE celebration in Denver called the Blossoms of Light. It has become a family-friendly tradition for people all across Colorado. Celebrate New Years Eve with light displays made out of a large field of sound reactive and animated LED lights. They also serve warm drinks and snacks for your walk around the lights. Tickets usually cost $18 to $21 for non members, or $16 to $19 for members.
Noon Years Eve at the Children's Museum
Denver's Children's Museum hosts a fun New Years Eve celebration for the little ones. This is a perfect family event for parents who do not want to keep their younger kids out so late. It features a countdown and ball drops on the hour all day long. They also provide sparkles, confetti special characters, science experiments, festive treats and face painting. The event runs from 9am to 4pm. Tickets are free for those under 1, and typically range from $14 to $16 for those who are older.