As the year draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about what your 2018 is going to be like. Will you stay home and do a simple countdown with the TV and a glass of champagne? Or are you looking to greet the new year in style, surrounded by friends and strangers all looking to have a good time? If you’re thinking of the latter, we’ve got you covered on the very best New Year’s Eve parties from Downtown Denver to the Tech Center.
New Year’s Eve with Denver Union Station
When: December 31, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Where: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202
What: Union Station is celebrating the end of the year right with the Great Hall Silent Disco and Light Show, where three DJs will be providing dance tunes up until an epic light show at midnight . Add a little something extra to your Silent Disco experience with access to the romantic Cooper Lounge, where you’ll enjoy two complimentary cocktails and tasty treats throughout the night.
For the most prestigious experience though, go with the VIP Lower Level Lounge ticket, where complimentary canapes and cocktails will keep the party going along with a top-notch vinyl DJ set. You also have access to the Silent Disco in the Great Hall.
Cost: $50.00 for presale; $75.00 at the door. Cooper Lounge: $75.00 per person. VIP: $150.00 for presale; $175.00 at the door if available. Get your tickets here.
City NYE at the McNichols Building
When: December 31, 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202
What: For a party that perfectly embraces all things Denver, City NYE is definitely where it’s at. Celebrate with the locals and Collective 360 on three floors of dancing and music, as well as the optional open bar with all the craft cocktails and Premium Brands you can handle. Lights shows, art installations, a photo booth, and a perfect view of the Denver fireworks show round out the night. VIP ticket holders will also enjoy bottle service, VIP tables, and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit RiNo Art District.
Cost: Early Bird entry is $49.00. VIP tickets ranges up to $159.00. Get your tickets here. You must add the Open Bar Wristband upon checkout if you want to drink.
16th White Rose Gala
When: December 31, 9:00 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1101 13th St, Denver, Colorado 80202
What: Head over to the 16th annual White Rose Gala at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for a “Great Gatsby”-esque themed party that sells out every year. This charity event for HomeAid Colorado and ColoradoNewHomes.com takes guests back to the world of Art Deco and the flapper style–without the prohibition. Dance along to the sounds of the Je T’aime Swing Band or the various DJs blending club music with big band, ’80s, and more. And don’t forget to dress in your ’20s best, meaning plenty of pearls, sequins, fedoras, and spats.
Cost: Tickets start at $79 and will increase as the event nears; $129 for VIP. Get your tickets here.
A Totally ’80s New Year’s Eve!
When: December 31, 8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Where: Tavern Tech Center, 5336 DTC Blvd, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
What: Maybe you’re looking for something a bit more laid back. That’s where the “A Totally ’80s New Year’s Eve!” party comes in! Throw on some Aquanet and neon threads, then mosey on over to the Tavern Tech Center with your besties for one of the most retro-inspired–and highly-affordable–parties in town. Dance the night away to the best ’80s beats and grab some raffle tickets for some seriously sweet prizes. Tickets include a beer and a shot of fireball upon entry, plus some bubbly at midnight.
Cost: $15.00. Get your tickets here.