With so many events happening all over the city, you may be wondering what are the best things to do in Denver on New Years Eve 2017. While our team at Collective 360 is working hard on our own Downtown Denver New Years Eve party, City NYE, we want to make sure you have solid plans for your end of year celebrations. From fireworks shows and upscale parties to hotel takeovers and open bars, you’ll be hard pressed not to find something great to do for Denver New Years Eve 2017. Denver has a ton of different options for people looking for family friendly fun or those who want an incredible party experience.
Finding Things to Do in Denver on New Years Eve
Whether you’re young and ready to party or you need something for the family and an early bedtime, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the top 5 things to do in Denver on New Years Eve.
Zoo Year’s Eve (Zoo Lights)
Where: The Denver Zoo
While you may not have considered the zoo to be a winter destination, the annual Zoo Lights celebration is one of the best things to do in Denver on New Years Eve. Enjoy your New Year’s at the Denver Zoo, which has a special celebration for New Year’s Eve. With plenty of family activities, the Zoo Lights kicks off a special New Year’s celebration at 9 pm on the 31st, making it a great all-ages option for people who need to party early and get the kids home to bed before heading to a Downtown Denver New Year’s Eve party, such as City NYE.
Southwest Rink at Skyline Park
If you’re looking for things to do in Denver on New Years Eve with your loved ones, downtown Denver offers ice skating for the public every holiday season. This great family-friendly option is located at the Southwest Rink and features free skating on New Year’s Eve. Great for families or couples who want to get out on the ice. Skate rentals are $2 but if you have your own skates you can go for free. This is a great option if you want to skate and then find a spot to enjoy the fireworks before spending the rest of your night in City NYE‘s downtown Denver New Years eve party.
New Years Eve Fireworks in Downtown Denver
Where: Downtown Denver
If you want to end your New Year’s with a bang, head down to your Downtown Denver New Years Eve celebration after enjoying a fireworks show first. Find a spot along the 16th St. Mall and ring in New Year 2018 with two fireworks shows at 9 pm and midnight. We’re sure you agree firework shows are one of the most iconic things to do in Denver on New Years Eve. Between shows they’ll have costumed entertainment, including balloon artists, stilt walkers, magicians, mascots and more. If you’re not into hangin’ out on the mall, check out options 4 & 5 below: both events are downtown with easy access to view the fireworks..
Where: The Curtis Hotel
Of course, for the young and fun, Downtown Denver New Years Eve parties can be the go-to-choice. Nothing beats a New Year’s Eve party like the annual RESOLUTION Denver. This event has been the top NYE party in Denver for many years running. As one of the most talked about things to do in Denver on New Years Eve, this is one night of the year where you’re expected to go ALL OUT. Get dressed up, enjoy top shelf drinks and dance your face off in their multiple party rooms. Plus, you can enjoy the NYE Denver fireworks from one of the private outdoor terraces.
City NYE Denver
Where: McNichols Building
If you still want an epic party but your speed is more elegant and “craftsy”, a LoHi, RiNo and South Broadway vibe if you will, then City NYE Denver should be at the top of your list of things to do in Denver on New Years Eve. Hosted at the beautiful McNichols building, this party was created to celebrate the Denver vibe. With craft bar, local live music, DJs and a crazy midnight countdown, City NYE Denver is going all out for the best NYE 2018 party of the year. And with extra servers and bartenders and no waiting in line, you don’t have to deal with all the things that make partying on New Years Eve a hassle. Enjoy the view of the fireworks and start off 2018 with a killer NYE party — City NYE — the only Downtown Denver New Year’s Eve celebration you need to know.
Whether you’re a family that needs to wrap up NYE by 10 pm or looking to party in the New Year all night, there are some great options for Denver 2017 NYE. Do something fun and start 2018 the right way. Buy your tickets before City NYE sells out and be sure to follow our blog for more news and updates about things to do in Denver on New Years Eve.