Top 10 New Year's Eve Parties for 2010: More than $75
Next up in our New Year's Eve coverage: the over $75 batch. Mostly overnight hotel packages, but there are a couple unique VIP offers and the like. Looking to do something your significant other will never forget? Click on through, Romeo or Juliet.
Not looking to break the budget?
Cruise into 2011, Brown Palace Style
Denver's most august hotel goes with another boat theme this year, although this time the boat isn't most famous for sinking. The starter kit here includes a night at the hotel, a bottle of champagne and dancing. From there you can upgrade to things like a four-course dinner and moonlight brunch. $279-$602. More info here.
Jammin' at the J.W. Marriot
Come for the live music from Dotsero, Jakarta, Shed G and Becky Taylor. Stay for the appetizer buffet, party favors and free champagne, and keep on staying with an overnight package. Starts at $89. More info here.
Lannie's Clocktower Caberet
There's big band jazz and swing, desserts, favors and the other usual NYE trappings. But this is the only place that can offer a view of the fireworks from the vantage of Denver's historic Daniels & Fisher clock tower. $125 More info here.
Denver's Grandest New Year's Eve Party
Retro celebrations from everyone's favorite decades, buffet dinner, champagne, hats, and, if you sprang for the package deal, a night at the Grand Hyatt downtown. $109-$369. More info here.
Passport New Year's Eve at Lotus Clubs
There are a couple ways to get in for under the $75 cutoff, but many more over. Either way you get into Suite 200, Oak Tavern and 5 degrees, and from there you start getting dinner and drinks and/or bottles. $20-$1,400. More info here.
Tango du Masque
Who doesn't love a masquerade ball on New Year's? This is Denver's priciest, and you get dinner, professional tango dancing entertainment and a toast. $90. More info here.
Miners Alley Playhouse/Table Mountain Inn
Want to escape the insanity of downtown? Head to Golden for a one of two packages that include breakfast or breakfast and dinner at the Table Mountain Inn and a performance of The Who's Tommy at the Miners Alley Playhouse across the street. There will also be appetizers and a toast at the Playhouse. $199-$299 per couple. More info here.
You've got to go to Colorado Springs for the most opulent New Year's event in the state. The packages start north of $200, but if that scares you away this probably isn't the way to go. Gala dinner included. Starts at $260. More info here.
Burnsley All Suite Hotel
A little quieter than some of the other offerings, true, but your suite comes stocked with chocolate covered strawberries, champagne and assorted party favors. Each suite has a private balcony, and you can eat dinner in the dining room and listen to live jazz or just spend the whole night in your suite. Starting at $259. More info here.
Another good romantic pick, the Teatro offers sparkling wine, strawberries, chocolates and a late check-out time on the 1st. The location gets you a vantage on all the downtown insanity. Starting at $329. More info here.
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