🎆 New Year's Eve — Going Out (With or Without Kids) to Celebrate

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher December 17, 2023

Hit the town to ring in the New Year! There are grand celebrations for kids and adults in Douglas County and Denver! 

🎇 Family-Friendly New Year's Eve Events 🎉

AURORA: Let 'Em Fly
Urban Air Aurora • $25.99
This New Year's Eve Party features unlimited play, a balloon drop at 1:00 PM, giveaways, noisemakers, and more.

Urban Air Park Meadows • $25.99
This New Year's Eve Party features unlimited play, a balloon drop at 1:00 PM, giveaways, noisemakers, and more.

DENVER: New Year's Eve Fireworks 
16th Street Mall • FREE! • All Ages
The sky will sparkle over the 16th Street Mall with identical fireworks shows at 9:00 PM and midnight. DJs will play music from 8:00 PM until Midnight. Street performers will be entertaining the crowds throughout the night. RTD will offer free bus and light rail services from 7:00 PM on December 31 to 7:00 AM on January 1.

DENVER: Noon Year's Eve 
Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus • $16-$18
This one-of-a-kind family-friendly celebration to ring in the "Noon" year will feature ball drops at the top of every hour from 10:00 AM–3:00 PM with the hip-hoppin' Mr. Kneel, special New Year's-themed programming, tasty treats from The Teaching Kitchen and more. The ball drops will take place in the seasonal outdoor experience, SNOW DAYS

DENVER: New Year's at Noon
Denver Museum of Nature & Science • $19.95-$24.95
Enjoy a countdown to NOON with several hands-on activities from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM to help you ring in the "noon year."

DENVER: Sharkey's New Year Bash 
Downtown Aquarium • Adult: $45.99 | Child (2-10): $35.99
Ring in the New Year with Sharkey at 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM! Celebrate with a delicious buffet, sparkling cider toast, beach ball and balloon drop, a dance contest, animal appearances, prizes and giveaways, and more! Tickets include validated parking and half-off exhibit admission. Reservations are required.

DENVER: Zoo Lights Low-Sensory Night
Denver Zoo 
• Adults: $25 | Children (Ages 3-15): $18
This special evening delivers all the magic of a typical Zoo Lights evening with accommodations to ensure Zoo Lights is more comfortable for those with sensory sensitivities, including reduced crowds, no strobing effects, music played at soft volumes, and quiet rooms for anyone who wants a moment away from the excitement. Sensory kits are available for check-out at no additional cost on a first-come, first-served basis.

EVERGREEN: Skate the Lake 
Evergreen Lake House • $30 per person
Celebrate the New Year with a magical daytime event. Enjoy ice skating (weather permitting), games, winter-themed movies, roasting marshmallows over fire pits, a DJ spinning tunes, and more in an alcohol-free environment. Tickets include skate rental (first-come, first-served).

GREENWOOD VILLAGE & DENVER: Ring in the New Year with Laughter 
Comedy Works • $25 per person
Both Comedy Works locations want you to laugh your way into 2024! Downtown at Larimer Square features Ali Macofsky, and South at The Landmark features Jeff Dye. Each offers an all-ages (rated PG-13) family show around dinnertime, with two (more expensive) adults-only shows afterward. Recommended for ages 13+.

HIGHLANDS RANCH: New Year's Eve Playtime
Play Street Museum • $14 per child
Say farewell to 2023 at Play Street Museum Highlands Ranch for a celebratory event! In addition to playtime, kids will use champagne flutes with a few ingredients to make a bubbly, sparkly experiment!

LONE TREE: New Year's Eve Family Package
Bowlero • Family
 Package: $34.99 • Ball Drop Package: $61.99-$73.99
Start 2024 with a strike! Bowlero offers special packages for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! Having your own lane, unlimited bowling during your reservation, and great food is the perfect way to celebrate with family and friends.

PARKER: Drone Show
EchoPark Stadium • FREE!
Watch a 12-minute lighted drone show from the parking lot at EchoPark Stadium. Warm beverages will be available for purchase from Traveling Tom’s Coffee starting at 6:00 PM. This event is weather-dependent and will be canceled if wind speeds are too high.

PARKER: Noon Year's Eve & New Year's Eve Celebration 
Boondocks Food & Fun • $35 in advance or $40 at the door 
Beginning at 10:00 AM, your family can ring in the New Year with a 4-Hour Indoor Attraction Pass (Bowling, Laser Tag, & XD Dark Ride), $15 in Arcade Play, a pizza buffet, and a countdown to NOON and MIDNIGHT with complimentary party favors and a balloon drop! Upgrade to add outside attractions (Road Track, Slick Track, Rookie Track, Ropes Course & Miniature Golf) for $10 at check-in, weather permitting.

🎇 Adults-Only New Year's Eve Events 🎉

CENTENNIAL: Meet Me at Midnight Masquerade
ViewHouse Centennial • Starting at $35 
Ring in 2024 with a Midnight Masquerade! Enjoy live music by Hot Like Wasabi downstairs, or head upstairs for the second dance floor with a DJ. All buffet reservations include General Admission. 

Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts • Starting at $28
Welcome the New Year with an extraordinary celebration at Colorado Springs Philharmonic's most iconic event! Bid farewell to 2023 and embrace the arrival of 2024 in style.

DENVER: A Night in Vienna 
Boettcher Concert Hall • $15-$98 
Start your celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony's annual presentation of A Night in Vienna, a rousing selection of polkas, waltzes, and marches. The festive evening is the perfect way to ring in 2024 — and the early start time of 6:30 PM ensures that you won't miss the thrill of the 16th Street Mall fireworks!

DENVER: NYE Black Tie Party 
Asterisk Event Center • $150
Bring in 2024 with glamour and sophistication! Enjoy an open bar all night, music from a local cover band, and top live DJs spinning everything from Top 40 tunes to R&B classics. You'll also find Vegas-style casino games, a complimentary photo booth and custom selfie stations, and a giant 2000 balloon drop at midnight.

DENVER: Those Crazy Nights
Soiled Underground • $20-$25 per person
An energetic lineup of professional Colorado musicians brilliantly and precisely deliver the sounds of Journey. TCN is comprised of artists of diverse backgrounds with experience spanning from The Roxy and Troubadour in Hollywood to the Metropolitan Opera in NYC, NBC's The Voice, and national touring acts.

DENVER: Union Station Thru the Ages
Union Station • Starting at $75 
Embark on a transcendent journey through time! Step into a kaleidoscope of eras, where the echoes of history converge with the excitement of the present to help inform the future, creating a night that transcends time. Traverse the corridors of time, with each era unfolding in a tapestry of glamour, nostalgia, and jubilant festivity.

DENVER: White Rose Gala
Ritz-Carlton • $75-$125 
Revel in the luxury of The Ritz-Carlton and immerse yourself in the Roaring 20's theme, complete with art deco decor and a crowd dressed in the period's finest attire. Enjoy a live band, dynamic DJs, dramatic performances, selfie stations, and more — all radiating the allure of the Gatsby era.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE & DENVER: Ring in the New Year with Laughter 
Comedy Works • $35-$55 per person
Both Comedy Works locations want you to laugh your way into 2024! Downtown at Larimer Square features Ali Macofsky, and South at The Landmark features Jeff Dye. Each offers an all-ages (rated PG-13) family show around dinnertime, with two adults-only shows afterward.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE: A Great Gatsby New Year's Eve
Pindustry • $15
Step back in time and celebrate the arrival of the new year with glitz, glamour, and all the extravagance of the roaring 20s. Dance the night away with the Wash Park Band while enjoying decorations, champagne toasts, party favors, a balloon drop, and more.

HIGHLANDS RANCH: Great Gatsby Mystery Party
Game Train USA • $140 per person
Flappers, prohibition, and the Great Gatsby set the scene for a murder. Was it you? Enjoy a 4-course gourmet dinner, champagne toast at midnight, and a murder mystery game while riding the simulated wine train. Costumes encouraged! Reservations required.

LONE TREE: New Year's Eve
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel • $125 
Enjoy live music from Narrow Gauge. The all-inclusive ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, house wine, beer, liquor, and a champagne toast at midnight.

LONE TREE: NYE at The Shindig
The Shindig Bar and Kitchen • FREE admission
Enjoy live music from 7:00–10:00 and then a DJ till 2:00 AM. There will be a countdown at 10:00 PM in case you want to sneak home before the traffic, then another at midnight. The kitchen will be open until 11:00 PM. Free champagne toast at midnight.

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