The Best Denver NYE 2022 Events & Activities (Celebrate 2023 Right!)

The Best Denver NYE 2022 Events & Activities (Celebrate 2023 Right!)

As we wrap up 2022 and get ready to start a new year, it’s time to plan your festivities! In this article, we’ll share the best Denver NYE events and activities.

We’ve got something for everyone, no matter what kind of experience you’re looking for. From a family-friendly fireworks show and a light show at the zoo to a romantic spa experience to a fancy cocktail party, you’re sure to find the perfect way to celebrate!

Denver NYE Events & Activities for 2022 – 2023

Whether you’re looking to have a night out with your friends, an intimate date with your love, or a fun outing with your family, we’ve got the ideal New Year’s Eve celebration for you!

Here’s a quick rundown of Denver’s best NYE events and activities. We’ll share more details, including prices and times, below.

  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks (perfect for families!)
  • 2023 Denver NYE Bar Crawl
  • Resolution TWENTY23
  • New Year’s Eve at Oakwell Beer Spa (the best NYE date night!)
  • Decadence NYE 2022
  • New Year’s Eve Party & VIP Dinner Party
  • Zoo Lights
  • The Denver NYE Cocktail Party
  • Colorado Avalanche Hockey Game (great for sports fans!)
  • Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Denver New Year’s Eve Black Tie Party
  • White Rose Gala New Year’s Eve Party
  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
  • Halcyon Hotel (ideal for travelers or a staycation!)

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

*a family-friendly NYE celebration

Denver NYE - fireworks

The 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver holds two annual NYE firework shows. You can see the first one at 9 PM and another at midnight to bring in 2023. You can also enjoy music put on by local DJs between the fireworks.

Location: 16th Street Mall

Time: 9 PM-midnight

Tickets: free event

2023 Denver NYE Bar Crawl

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at various bars and nightclubs throughout Denver’s lively LoDo (Lower Downtown) district. The NYE bar crawl includes Ice House Tavern, Ginn Mill, Tom’s Watch Bar, Jagged Mountain Brewery, and more.

Location: Lower Downtown 

Time: check-in starts at 8 PM (must be checked in by 10:30 PM)

Tickets: $19-$29 per person

Resolution TWENTY23

Dress the part, wearing neon colors or white at Resolution TWENTY23. You can ring in the new year at this event with an open bar, LED party favors, club-style DJs, festival lighting, and a giant balloon drop. Resolution has offered an exciting, interactive NYE experience for the past 13 years. 

Location: Sports Castle Event Center

Time: 8:00 PM

Tickets: $109-$199 per person

New Year’s Eve at Oakwell Beer Spa

*a relaxing VIP experience for two

Denver NYE - Oakwell Beer Spa
Oakwell Beer Spa, Denver

If you’re interested in a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve experience that offers the ultimate relaxation, look no further than Oakwell Beer Spa’s NYE event. New Year’s Eve at Oakwell Beer Spa (Denver’s #1 day spa!) includes relaxing in a private, romantic beer therapy room, a zero gravity massage, a bottle of french sparkling wine, and a charcuterie board with gourmet chocolates. There’s also a fun festive photo booth, so you can take home polaroid photos to remember the night!

What better way to start 2023 than rejuvenated after a special night at the spa? Last year, this event was so popular, it’s been extended. Book your new year’s spa treatment for December 31st or January 1st. 

Location: Oakwell Beer Spa

Time: 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM

Tickets: $499 for 2 people (includes spa treatments for 2, a bottle of sparkling wine, a charcuterie board with gourmet chocolates, $15 cosmetic mini-bar credit, and a complimentary drink)

New Year’s Eve Party & VIP Dinner Party

Reality TV stars and couple Blake and Giannina are hosting a Denver NYE dinner and party at Mile High Spirits. First, guests can enjoy a VIP high-end dress to impress dinner and gala hosted by Blake and Giannina. Then, there’s a party with live DJs, drink specials, a New Year’s toast, and a balloon drop.

Location: Mile High Spirits

Time: 8 PM-10:30 PM (dinner) & 10:30 PM-2 AM (party)

Tickets: $50-$125 per person

Decadence NYE 2022

End the year off big with America’s largest electronics New Years’ celebration, Decadence. It takes place over two days and features various stages with artists including Big Wild, Boogie T, Chris Lake, and CloudNone. Spend the night listening to music and dancing to world-class artists.

Location: Colorado Convention Center

Time: 6:30 PM-2 AM (December 30th & 31st)

Tickets: $109 – $349 per person

Zoo Lights

*great for children

Denver Zoo Lights
Denver Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights is a magical annual event and winter wonderland. Spend your New Year’s Eve surrounded by more than a million sparkling lights, animated animal sculptures, entertainment, and visits from Santa. While Zoo Lights spans over a month during the holiday season, NYE is a special low-sensory event.

Location: Denver Zoo

Time: 5:30 PM-9:30 PM (event takes place Thursday-Sunday from 12/3/22-1/15/23)

Tickets: $25 for adults / $15 for kids

The Denver NYE Cocktail Party

If you’re looking for an upscale experience to bring in the new year, the newly renovated Westin Westminster Hotel is the place to be. The annual Denver NYE Cocktail Party features an open bar, live bands, DJs, casino games, and more.

Location: The Westin Westminster

Time: 8 PM-1:30 AM

Tickets: $105 per person (includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight)

Colorado Avalanche Hockey Game

*perfect for sports fans

Interested in watching a local hockey game? Spend your NYE at a Colorado Avalanche vs. Toronto Maple Leafs game. If you want to continue the celebrations after the game, you’re just a short ride from Downtown Denver.

Location: Ball Arena

Time: 5 PM

Tickets: $90-$312 per person

Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens

Celebrate the new year at the Blossoms of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens with a beautiful, ever-changing display of light and color for a sparkling winter wonderland. The cafe and bistro will serve holiday treats and warm drinks for you to enjoy while you stroll the gardens.

Location: Denver Botanic Gardens

Time: 4:30 PM-9 PM 

Tickets: $24 per person (discounts for children, students, and seniors)

Denver New Year’s Eve Black Tie Party

champagne cheers

End 2022 in style at the Denver New Year’s Eve Black Tie Party. This event takes place in the iconic Mile High Station. Guests can enjoy an open bar all night, live music, and a balloon drop at midnight.

Location: Mile High Station

Time: 8 PM

Tickets: $125 per person

White Rose Gala New Year’s Eve Party

*an upscale event

Have a unique Denver NYE with a 20s Great Gatsby party. The White Rose Gala is an elegant charity awareness event that’s sold out for the last 18 years. Enjoy more than 50 musical and theatrical performances with art deco of the roaring 20s. 

Location: Ellie Caulkins Opera House at The Denver Performing Arts Complex

Time: 9 PM

Tickets: start at $99 per person

The String Cheese Incident

If you’re a fan of The String Cheese Incident, this is the perfect way to finish the year! Jam out at Mission Ballroom to The String Cheese Incident, a jam band from Colorado.

Location: Mission Ballroom

Time: 7:30 PM

Tickets: $99.50-$129.50 per person

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney lovers are in luck this NYE in Denver with a family-friendly live performance of Beauty and the Beast. Enjoy all the Beauty and the Beast originals, like talking teapots, classic songs from the movie, and dancing candlesticks. 

Location: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

Time: 7:30 PM

Tickets: start at $56 per person (discounts for children)

Halcyon Hotel 

*ideal for travelers or a staycation

If you’re visiting Denver for the holiday or want a staycation, Halcyon Hotel is the place for you! This cozy hotel is conveniently located in the center of Cherry Creek’s shopping district. Best of all, their NYE eve special is one-of-a-kind! Guests can enjoy a dining credit, sparkling wine, New Year’s Eve party favors, a Wellness Passport, and more!

Location: Halcyon Hotel

Time: 4 PM (12/31)-12 PM (1/1)

Tickets: start at $379 per room (includes a demi-bottle of sparkling wine, 2 Halcyon-branded champagne flutes, a $50 in-room dining credit, complimentary valet parking, and NYE party favors.

Enjoy Denver NYE 2022/2023!

We hope you found the perfect Denver NYE event to wrap up 2022 and start a new year! Whether you’re looking to enjoy a romantic date night, a fun night out with friends, or spend time with family, there’s something for everyone in the Mile High City.

Check out Oakwell Beer Spa’s special NYE event here.