Denver Lifestyle
Dec 01, 2023 • 4 min read • By: Polly Clover

NYE in Denver, Colorado (2023-2024): The Best Events & Activities


NYE Events & Activities in Denver (Memorable Ways to Start 2024)

With so many unique events and activities, Denver is one of the best places to celebrate the new year. In this article, we'll share the best ways to celebrate NYE in Denver, Colorado, with something for everyone.

From a family-friendly fireworks display and a fun light show at the zoo to a romantic spa experience and a fancy cocktail party, you’re sure to find the perfect activity to end 2023 and ring in 2024.

What does Denver do for New Year's Eve?

Whether you want a night out with friends, an intimate date with your love, or a fun activity with your family, Denver has it all.

The best things to do in Denver for New Year's Eve include:

  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks – perfect for families
  • 2024 Denver NYE Bar Crawl
  • New Year’s Eve at Oakwell Beer Spa – the best NYE date night
  • New Year’s Eve at Mile High Spirits
  • Zoo Lights – ideal for children
  • Denver NYE Cocktail Party
  • Denver New Year’s Eve Black Tie Party
  • Colorado Avalanche Hockey Game – great for sports fans
  • Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens
  • White Rose Gala New Year’s Eve Party
  • Union Station Thru the Ages NYE Party
  • Cinderella

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Perfect for families or a romantic date

fireworks for NYE in Denver, Colorado

The 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver holds two annual New Year’s Eve firework shows. You can see the first one at 9 PM and another at midnight to bring in 2024. You can also enjoy music put on by local DJs between the fireworks.

Location: 16th Street Mall

Time: 9 PM - midnight

Cost: free event

2023 Denver NYE Bar Crawl

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at fun bars and nightclubs throughout Denver’s lively LoDo (Lower Downtown) district. The NYE bar crawl starts at Retro Room and goes to Refinery, Side Bar, Swankys, and more.

Location: Lower Downtown 

Time: 6 PM - 2 AM

Cost: $30 per person

New Year’s Eve at Oakwell Beer Spa

A relaxing VIP experience for two

NYE spa package at Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver
Beer Bath Hydrotherapy at Oakwell Beer Spa

Have a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve experience that offers the ultimate relaxation. Spend New Year's Eve at Oakwell Beer Spa enjoying luxury spa treatments, a fun photo booth, refreshing drinks, and delicious snacks.

What better way to start 2024 than feeling rejuvenated after a special night at the spa? This event has been so popular in the past that it’s extended to New Year’s Day, too.

Location: Oakwell Beer Spa

Time: 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM

Cost: $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 at Mile High Spirits

Mile High Spirits, a trendy bar, is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with live DJs, cocktails, and the famous Mile High ball drop at midnight. This is one of the best low-key but fun events for NYE in Denver this year.

Location: Mile High Spirits

Time: 9 PM - 2 AM

Cost: starting at $40

Decadence NYE 2022

End the year off big with America's largest electronic New Year's celebration, Decadence. Enjoy one or two days of multiple stages with the best artists, including Skrillex, Justin Jay, and Deathpact. 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)

Cost: starting at $109

Zoo Lights

The ideal kid-friendly NYE activity

Zoo Lights for NYE in Denver, Colorado at the Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights is a magical annual event and winter wonderland at the Denver Zoo. 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 - 9 PM on NYE (other days and times vary)

Cost: $25 for adults / $18 for kids (discounts available for members)

Denver NYE Cocktail Party

If you’re looking for a fancy experience, join the Denver NYE Cocktail Party in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel’s modern ballroom. Ring in 2024 with casino games, photo booths, a live band, and more. There’s also an open bar with handcrafted cocktails and champagne.

Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Time: 8 PM-1:30 AM

Cost: $110 per person

Denver New Year’s Eve Black Tie Party

End 2024 in style at the Denver New Year’s Eve Black Tie Party at one of Denver’s best event venues, Asterisk. Celebrate the new year with an open bar, live music from a local cover band, and the best DJs, casino games, and food trucks. There will also be a balloon drop and confetti blast at midnight. 

Location: Asterisk

Time: 8:30 PM until

Cost: $1235 per person

Colorado Avalanche Hockey Game

Great for sports fans

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

Location: Ball Arena

Time: 6 PM

Cost: starting at $55

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 

Cost: $25 per person (discounts for children, students, and seniors)

White Rose Gala at The Ritz Carlton

An upscale event

people with champagne

Have a unique NYE in Denver, Colorado with a White Rose Gala at The Ritz Carlton. The event takes you back to the roaring 20s with jazz music, elegant decor, and live music reminiscent of the Gatsby era. Enjoy selfie stations, premium cocktails, and a diverse crowd wearing dazzling outfits.

Location: The Ritz Carlton

Time: 8 PM - 1 AM

Cost: starting at $99

Union Station Thru the Ages NYE Party

Relive the best decades and embrace the future at Denver's Union Station Thru the Ages NYE Party. Different tiers showcase experiences from different eras (50s through 00s and beyond), making for one of the most unique NYE events in Denver. Each tier has unique dining, drinks, and music.

Location: Denver Union Station

Time: 7 or 8 PM - 1 AM

Cost: Tier 1: $75/person; Tier 2: $100/person; $285/person


Experience the classic Cinderella in a new way at the Arvada Center throughout December, including NYE. This live performance is a modern, stylish take on Cinderella with stunning costumes, funny dialogue, romantic lines, and fun music for a magical experience.

Location: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

Time: 2 PM (other days and times available)

Cost: starting at $31.50 per person (half off for children)

Enjoy NYE in Denver, Colorado

We hope you found the perfect Denver NYE event to wrap up 2023 and start the 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 on NYE in Denver.

Book the New Year's spa package at Oakwell Beer Spa for the most relaxing way to go into 2024.

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