PSST… 17 New Year’s Eve Events in Denver to Help You Ring in 2020

Another year has come and gone, and we can hardly believe how quickly it went! But before the clock strikes midnight and we kiss 2019 goodbye for good, we are determined to squeeze in one last celebration. New Year’s Eve is the time to gather with friends and family, reflect on the past twelve months, and kick-off the beginning of a new era.

From spectacular fireworks and kid-friendly events to rock concerts and elegant soirées, there are a variety of New Year’s Eve events this year in Denver—all guaranteed to help you start the new year off with a bang. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, there is sure to be an event on this list to match your taste. Have fun out there, and have a happy New Year!






Noon Year’s Eve

Where: The Children’s Museum of Denver

When: December 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Photo courtesy of The Children’s Museum of Denver

This year, the Children’s Museum of Denver is bringing the sights and sounds of Time Square to Denver—all before bedtime! Celebrate the new year with your kiddos with confetti, special crafts, appearances from your favorite characters and more. For admission information and to purchase your tickets, click here


New Year’s Eve Family Tour

Where: Clyfford Still Museum

When: December 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join the Clyfford Still Museum for a special family tour to ring in the new year! Make music, dance, look for fireworks and create your own artwork to celebrate 2020. This event is designed for children ages 5-10 and their guardians and is included in museum admission—which means kids 17 and under are free!


New Year’s Eve Party

Where: The Downtown Aquarium

When: December 31, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 2-4:30 p.m.

This New Year’s Eve, head to the Downtown Aquarium for a special, family-friendly celebration! For the special occasion, the aquarium will feature a buffet meal, a beach ball and balloon drop, contests and giveaways, animal appearances, a sparkling cider toast, and free admission to the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit. 


Bunk with the Beasts

Where: The Denver Zoo

When: December 31, 6 p.m.

Photo courtesy of the Denver Zoo

Why should the adults have all of the fun on New Year’s Eve? This special sleepover event at the Denver Zoo means kids get to ring in the new year, too! Children will be treated to Zoo Lights adventure, enjoy a pizza dinner, an evening snack and a warm morning breakfast. General tickets cost $75 per child while members’ tickets cost $65. Click here to register.




5th Annual New Year’s Eve at Nocturne

Where: Nocturne

When: December 31, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

Say goodbye to 2019 by sippin’ some specialty cocktails and dining on sublime dishes all night! Nocturne’s party this year will feature music from the Peter Olstad Quintet, a special craft cocktail menu, and a four-course dinner crafted by Chef Seltved. As this is Nocturne’s most popular event of the year—it sells out quickly! Be sure to get your tickets soon if you’re looking to attend. 


Resolution New Year’s Eve Denver

Where: McNichols Civic Center Building

When: December 31, 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

Enjoy an all-inclusive VIP experience this New Year’s Eve at Denver’s historic, McNichols Building. The Resolution New Year’s Eve event will have an open bar featuring 40+ bartenders for fast drink service, three levels of dance parties, DJs, live music and entertainment; Instagrammable photo scene, and a countdown to midnight. 


New Year’s Eve at Avanti

Where: Avanti Food & Beverage

When: December 31, 8 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Avanti Food & Beverage

Avanti Food and Beverage is a modern food hall located in a trendy warehouse space featuring seven different restaurant concepts housed in modified shipping containers. On New Year’s Eve, all seven restaurants will offer interesting appetizers and open bars all night long! In addition to all of the amazing food, you’ll get to dance the night away with DJ Digg upstairs. You can buy your tickets here


Denver Chive: Roaring 20’s NYE Bash

Where: The Curtis Denver

When: December 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Grab your bow ties and flapper dresses—we’re going back in time this New Year’s Eve. Come out and celebrate at The Curtis Hotel this year with dancing, music, tons of swag, giveaways, a photo wall and more. At midnight, enjoy a champagne toast and a fantastic view of the clock tower fireworks! Click here for more information and to buy your tickets! 


2020 Denver New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl

Where: Celtic on Market

When: December 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.


Grab your friends and head to this popular bar crawl happening all over Denver this New Year’s Eve! From dance parties, DJs, live bands and the must-have midnight champagne cheers—this crawl is the perfect place to wrap up 2019 and kick off 2020. Tickets include cover fees to all venues, food and drink specials, NYE party favors, and free transportation from venue to venue. 


Denver Black Tie NYE 2020

Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

When: December 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Join the Sheraton Hotel in the heart of downtown Denver as they bring in the new decade with supreme style at the 7th Annual Denver Black Tie NYE party. This exclusive NYE event will take place in the 10,000 sq. ft. spacious and state of the art Grand Ballroom and feature live bands, an open bar, casino games, a confetti blast, champagne toast, downtown fireworks and so much more. Click here for a full evening itinerary and to purchase your tickets. 


Denver New Year’s Eve Black Tie Party 2020

Where: Mile High Station

When: December 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Mile High Station is hosting a V.I.P. New Year’s Eve celebration to start 2020 off right! Enjoy live musical performances, an open bar all night, a photo booth, party favors and a 2000 balloon drop at midnight. This is one of Denver’s most popular New Year’s Eve events and you won’t want to miss it. Make sure to get your tickets before they’re gone.


New Year’s Eve on Tap 2020

Where: Rackhouse Pub

When: December 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Bring in the new decade with good company, great drinks, tasty food and a lively atmosphere. NYE On Tap 2020, located in the trendy RiNo district, will give you a night to remember. Enjoy an open bar and unlimited beer and cider on tap from 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., and indulge in a delicious appetizer buffet on both floors. A giant balloon drop with 2000 balloon will fall at the stroke of midnight—so grab some friends and family for a night of dancing and fun!


New Year’s Eve Bash

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater

When: December 31, 9 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Red Rocks Amphitheater

Get ready for the New Year’s Eve Bash you’ll be talking about for years to come. This live concert series is the perfect way to ring in the new year with fantastic performances, a complimentary champagne toast and a laser light show. Grab your tickets early and upgrade to VIP for early entry, a dinner buffet featuring prime rib carvery and an intimate backstage tour!


NYE Party with The Yawpers

Where: The Oriental Theater

When: December 31, 9 p.m.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Oriental Theater where punk and blues rockers, The Yawpers, will be putting on an awesome show. Rock out to original hits along with selections from the Big Lebowski soundtrack while sipping on signature cocktails and craft beers in this incredibly cool Tennyson venue!


Denver New Year’s Eve 2020: 18th White Rose Gala

Where: The Ellie Calkins Opera House

When: December 31, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

The ’20s are coming so it’s time to don our stylish sequins and fancy fedoras! White Rose Gala is a high-end and elegant Charity event where guests will be enveloped by musical and theatrical performances. In addition to rip-roaring shows, this event will also feature a speakeasy area, a confetti blast, five full-immersion floors and overflowing glasses of champagne. Proceeds will benefit the HUMANKINDness Project so get your tickets today!


NYE in the Woods

Where: The Woods Rooftop Restaurant

When: December 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Join the Woods Rooftop Restaurant for a New Year’s Eve event you won’t soon forget. This year, sway to the music all night long while sipping on signature cocktails and watching the fireworks from their rooftop deck. Make a night of it by booking a stay at the Source Hotel—just be sure to make your reservation early as they tend to fill up quickly. 


Happy New Year!

How do you plan on ringing in the new year? Let us know in the comments!