New Year's Eve 2018: Dozens of Things to Do in and Around Denver

The masked musicians in Itchy-O will take over the Oriental Theater on New Year's Eve.EXPAND
The masked musicians in Itchy-O will take over the Oriental Theater on New Year's Eve.
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Bars and restaurants across town are staying open late on December 31 to serve prix fixe menus and bubbly at midnight. But are shots and champagne just a regular Saturday night for you? What if you want to ring in 2019 with something special? Consider one of these five unique New Year's events for sex kittens, curlers, cosplayers and more, and then keep reading for dozens of other options around town.

Erotic Poetry Festival
Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street
What rhymes with "vulva"? Find out at the Mercury Cafe's venerable Erotic Poetry Festival; the 2018 edition marks 24 years of writers and performers getting on stage to talk about getting off. The fest isn't the only New Year's Eve event at the restaurant and music venue — there's also samba dancing and performances by klezmer bands Hadgaba and Gora Gora Orkestar — but at 7 p.m., the mic goes live with literary ruminations on peckers and pussies. Everyone vows to get more action in the new year, so get a jump on the sexiest of resolutions by listening to (or penning your own) odes to onanism and couplets about coupling. Tickets to the slam are $10 ($50 for access to all of the venue's NYE events) on the Merc's website.

New Year's Eve 2018: Dozens of Things to Do in and Around Denver

Introvert's New Year's Eve Party
BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street
If you're an introvert, New Year's Eve can seem like a special kind of hell. Mobs of diners creating long wait times at your favorite restaurant, drinkers crowding around the bar, party-goers clogging up the sidewalks waiting for their Lyfts: All of these are sure to try your patience and dissolve any excitement about a new year and a fresh start. But you don't have to spend New Year's Eve alone: BookBar is throwing your kind of party. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., you can play board games, color or simply read; the bar will be serving its full drink menu, and bites and bubbly are included in the ticket price. Get tickets, $30, at eventbrite.com and prepare for relaxed (dare we say civilized?) revelry.

Itchy-O Superhuman New Year's Eve Trifecta
The Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue

Perhaps Denver's weirdest (and certainly its largest) band, Itchy-O is staging a three-night run to bid adieu to 2018. From Saturday, December 29, through Monday, December 31, the 57-member masked marching band will take to the stage with guests PPL MVR, Radio Scarlet and Mr. Pacman. Those not sure what to expect from a musical act that regularly cites Alejandro Jodorowsky as an influence can look forward to bombastic percussive sounds and barely controlled chaos, both on stage and in the audience. Single-day tickets run from $30 to $45; a three-day pass will set you back $75 to $120. Pick yours up now on Itchy-O's website.

It's All Fun and Games New Year's Bonspiel
Denver Curling Club, 14100 West Seventh Avenue, Golden
A few things in life are (almost) as predictable as death and taxes, and one of those is the quadrennial emergence of curling in the American consciousness. The Winter Olympics put the slow-paced and endearingly goofy sport on the country's radar, only to be forgotten as quickly as Bermuda's lone downhill skier as soon as the closing ceremonies conclude. But even though the next Winter Olympiad doesn't take place until 2022, you can get your fill of the sport at a bonspiel (or tournament) on Monday, December 31, and Tuesday, January 1. If you're an athlete, registration is $60 at denvercurlingclub.com. If you don't want to take to the ice, well, there's nothing quite like ringing in the New Year watching people with brooms intently focused on a rock.

Denver Marriott South, 10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree
Nan Desu Kan, the largest anime convention in the Rocky Mountain region, is moving its annual New Year's Eve bash down south this year. Is Lone Tree prepared for an invasion of anime cosplayers dressed as if they're heading to a royal court? This mashup of con/prom/costume party promises a spectacular cosplay contest (and a draconian dress code, so do your research), as well as fortune tellers, DJs and games galore. Traditional Japanese games, board games, rhythm games and a pachinko parlor will all be in play; an adults-only round of Cards Against Humanity starts at midnight. Tickets for the all-ages party are $20 at ndknye.org, with the hotel also offering room specials for those who take advantage of the cash bar.

Keep reading for dozens of other things to do on New Year's Eve:

New Year's Eve 2018: Dozens of Things to Do in and Around Denver
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’70s New Year’s Eve: Travel back in time to an era of disco, drugs and lamé at this bash that includes dueling pianos, celeb impersonators, bottle service and a four-course dinner. 7 p.m.-2 a.m., $10-$65, ViewHouse Littleton, 2680 West Main Street, Littleton, 303-797-4829, viewhouse.com.

’90s NYE Party: Don a slip dress or flannel (or both, and throw in some Doc Martens) for a themed party with a special New Year’s Eve punch, ’90s swag and tunes, and a balloon drop. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., no cover, Punch Bowl Social, 65 Broadway, 303-765-2695, facebook.com.

All That Glitters Ball: Want to go out, but balking at overpriced drinks? Bring your own to this bash, which will keep the doors open until the mind-boggling hour of 6 a.m. 9 p.m.-6 a.m., $15, Fusion Factory, 3563 Walnut Street, eventbrite.com.

Back to the Future ’80s New Year’s Eve: Who says a puffy red vest isn’t NYE wear? Stay comfy with a seafood-centric buffet, ’80s tunes by the Goonies, bottle service and a midnight toast. 7 p.m.-2 a.m., $25-$70, ViewHouse Centennial, 7101 South Clinton Street, Centennial, 303-790-8440, viewhouse.com.

Beaver Creek New Year’s Eve Celebration: The whole family can celebrate an East Coast New Year (the ball drops at 10 p.m.) with plenty of food, three open bars, a movie room, dancing and arcade games. 7-10:30 p.m., $125-$275, Park Hyatt, 136 East Thomas Place, Beaver Creek, beavercreek.com.

Black & White Masquerade: Inspired by Truman Capote’s 1966 Black and White Ball, this party includes favors, a champagne toast and a specialty NYE cocktail, the Velvet 19. Check website for party details at each location. Masks encouraged! 8 p.m., $20-$50, all metro area Bar Louie locations, barlouie.com.

Blake Street Blowout NYE: Includes three premium drink tickets, live music from Geek Strong, DJ Chicago Jones, free parking, coat check, champagne toast, photo booth. 9 p.m., $40, Blake Street Tavern, 2301 Blake Street, 303-675-0505, blakestreettavern.com.

Bubbles and Bright Lights: New Year’s Eve at the Jacquard Hotel: Celebrate at Cherry Creek’s North newest hotel; New Year’s Eve package includes overnight accommodations, complimentary valet, Veuve Clicquot toast at midnight, and rooftop access to watch Denver’s downtown fireworks. Jacquard Hotel, 222 Milwaukee Street, 303-515-2000, thejacquard.com.

Celebrate With Compassion: Looking for something completely different this New Year’s Eve? Let a late-night meditation practice ensure that you enter 2019 focused and peaceful. 9:30 p.m.-midnight, $25, Kadampa Meditation Center, 1336 Glenarm Place, 303-813-9551, meditationincolorado.org.

Denver Milk Market NYE: Outlook Good: “Honor the past and demystify the future” at Milk Market, with tarot, tea leaf and palm readings alongside several entertainment packages, including general admission for minglers; a private dinner cooked by Frank Bonanno; and a VIP pass with unlimited booze and bites. $50-$150, Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee Street, 303-792-8242, denvermilkmarket.com.

Denver NYE Black Tie Party: Enjoy five and a half hours of open bars, casino games, live music and DJs. 8 p.m.-1:45 a.m., $99, the Westin Westminster, 10600 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, 720-319-8441, newyearsevenight.com.

Denver’s Grandest New Year’s Eve Party: Four parties in one (oldies, Top 40 dance party, silent disco and karaoke) and an open bar promise you’ll stay busy until the stroke of midnight. 8 p.m., $159, Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street, 303-295-1234, hyatt.com.

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve: Toast to “midnight” at 6 and 8 p.m. with sparkling cider for the kids and real bubbly for you, then enjoy tableside magician’s trick. 5-10 p.m., no cover, Steuben’s Arvada, 7355 Ralston Road, Arvada, 303-830-0096.

Gong Bath New Year’s Eve: This meditation session includes Himalayan singing bowls, gemstone crystal bowls and didgeridoos for a sonic component. 7:30-9:30 p.m., $30, Samadhi Center for Yoga, 1070 Bannock Street, 303-860-9642, samadhiyoga.net.

Introvert’s New Year’s Eve Party: BookBar isn’t forgetting the bashful at its NYE event (which is definitely not a bash). Settle in with a stack of books for a quiet evening; board games, apps, desserts and a champagne toast will be available for the low-key celebrants. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $30, BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street, 303-284-0194, bookbardenver.com.

It’s All Fun and Games New Year’s Bonspiel: If you’re a curler, you might already be registered for this two-day tournament; if not, celebrate New Year’s by watching the goofiest and most charming of winter sports. 1-11 p.m., $60 registration, Denver Curling Center, 14100 West 7th Avenue, Golden, 303-321-1107, denvercurlingclub.com.

Latin Sol NYE 2019: Get down with Denver’s Latin Sol band, Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars tribute acts, and a Sinatra impersonator who will croon to you while you enjoy a prime rib dinner; two drinks and a midnight toast are included. 6 p.m.-1:15 a.m., $100, Denver Marriott Westminster, 7000 Church Ranch Boulevard, Westminster, 720-887-1177, latinsolmusic.com.

Leather and Lace New Year’s Eve: Ring in 2019 at the Tavern Downtown and Cowboy Lounge: two clubs, three DJs, one cover. Midnight countdown, rooftop fireworks viewing, raffle prizes, photo booth and balloon drop. 21+, no vertical IDs. 8 p.m., $40, Tavern Downtown, 1949 Market Street, tavernhg.com.

Moët at the Moxy: DJ CRL CRRLL spins while guests sip bubbly at midnight ($20) or all night ($100). Rooms available for just $99. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Moxy Denver Cherry Creek, 240 Josephine Street, 303-463-6699, marriott.com.

Moonlight Dine and Ski at Copper Mountain: Send 2018 out in style with a lift ride to drinks and an expansive spread, then ski back to the village. 5-9 p.m., Camp Hale Outfitters, 0184 Copper Road, Copper Mountain, 888-760-7561, coppercolorado.com.

Moonlight Dinner Series: New Year’s Eve in the Mountains: Ride the lift to Black Mountain Lodge and indulge in a luxe surf-and-turf dinner and champagne toast. 7-10:30 p.m., $125, Black Mountain Lodge, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, 28194 U.S. Highway 6, Keystone, 970-468-0718, arapahoebasin.com.

NDKNYE: Nan Desu Kan (the largest anime convention in the region) celebrates NYE at this con/prom/costume party mashup. 7 p.m.-2 a.m., $20, Denver Marriott South, 10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, 303-925-0004, ndknye.org.

New Beer’s Eve: Drink another kind of bubbly at this end-of-year beer fest with eighteen breweries; a three-course beer dinner is optional. 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m., $50-$115, The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe Street, 303-997-9911, thelobbydenver.com.

New Year Staycation at Renaissance Denver Downtown: Book the Treat Yourself Staycation package, with overnight accommodations for two, complimentary valet, and breakfast for two on New Year’s Day. Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel, 918 17th Street, 303-867-8100, rendendowntown.com.

New Year’s Eve at C Lazy U Ranch: Celebrate 2019 and the 100th anniversary of Colorado’s “premier luxury guest ranch” with live music from local country star Buckstein, mechanical bull riding, dancing, and refreshments and a champagne toast at midnight, plus the many amenities available during a stay at the ranch. C Lazy U Ranch, 3640 CO Highway 125, Granby, 970-887-3344, clazyu.com.

New Year’s Eve at the Denver Distillery: DJ Avalon is spinning at the distillery’s inaugural NYE party; cocktail specials will be on tap all night long. 8 p.m.-1:30 p.m., no cover, Denver Distillery, 244 South Broadway, 720-381-3226, denverdistillery.com.

New Year’s Eve at the Game Lounge: Not the partying type, but don’t want spend the evening at home? Gather up some friends for an evening of games and raffles; apps, one drink and champagne toast are included. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $15-$20, The Game Lounge, 1490 Eudora Court, 720-546-2584, denvergamelounge.com.

New Year’s Eve at Habit Doughnut Dispensary: Have to work on NYE? There’s never been a better time to pick up a dozen doughnuts for the office: You’ll get a shot of bubbly with every doughnut purchased. Cheers! 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Habit Doughnut Dispensary, 1553 Platte Street, 720-428-8565, habitdoughnuts.com.

New Year’s Eve at the Mercury Cafe: A trio of events takes over the Denver landmark on NYE: the annual Erotic Poetry Festival with belly dancers; Balkan music by Hadgaba and Gora Gora Orkestar; and Samba in the City. 7 p.m.-2:30 a.m., $20-$50, Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, 303-294-9281, mercurycafe.com.

New Year’s Eve at Monarch Casino Black Hawk: Gamble 2018 away with $250 cash drawings at 6, 8 and 10 p.m., and a $2,019 drawing after the midnight toast. 6 p.m-12:30 a.m., free, Monarch Casino Black Hawk, 488 Main Street, Black Hawk, 303-582-1000, monarchblackhawk.com.

New Year’s Eve at the Ramble Hotel: Bring in 2019 at the Ramble Hotel and Death and Co., with five open bars, hors d’oeuvres, aged-whiskey room, martini bar, fireside cigar club and live music. Cocktail attire requested. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., $150 per person, Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th Street, 720-996-6300, theramblehotel.com.

New Year’s Eve at Seven Grand: Ring in 2019 with a $7 Jim Beam menu, whiskey cocktails and classics, bourbon flights from Old Forester, a photo booth — and no cover! Seven Grand, 1855 Blake Street, sevengrandbars.com.

New Year’s Eve at Ski Cooper: Ring in the New Year with live music from 3 to 6 p.m. and a torchlight parade down the mountain at 6 p.m. Free, Ski Cooper, 232 County Road 29, Leadville, 800-707-6114, skicooper.com.

New Year’s Eve at the Source Hotel: The Source Hotel’s inaugural NYE celebration includes two drinks, a Veuve Clicquot toast at midnight, small bites and dessert; up on the roof, enjoy Denver’s fireworks display, a DJ and an ice bar at The Woods. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $80 per person. Source Hotel, 3350 Brighton Boulevard, 720-409-1600, thesourcehotel.com.

New Year’s Eve at St Julien Hotel: Grown Ass Man Band, Funkiphino and Quemando perform alongside a Veuve Clicquot ice bar, Cuban street food and classic New Orleans cuisine. Champagne toast is included. $99 per person, $185 per couple, 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m., St Julien Hotel and Spa, 900 Walnut Street, Boulder, 720-406-9696, stjulien.com.

New Year’s Eve at Tavern Lowry, Platt Park and Littleton: No cover, complimentary champagne toast and party favors. Lowry: 7401 East First Avenue; Platt Park: 1475 South Pearl Street; Littleton: 2589 West Main Street, tavernhg.com.

New Year’s Eve at Union Station: Choose from three different events: Great Hall Silent Disco and Light Show ($75); VIP Lower Level Lounge Party, with hors d’eouvres, drinks and DJ Erin Stereo ($160); and NYE Countdown in Cooper Lounge, with a complimentary glass of champagne and small bites ($100 per person, reservations required at 720-460-3738), Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street, 303-592-6712, unionstationindenver.com.

New Year’s Eve at Zeppelin Station: Savor the tastes of Hong Kong with Big Trouble’s ExPat Tiki Destination Series. American tourist attire encouraged; enjoy tiki-inspired cocktails, a DJ, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and karaoke starting at midnight. 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee Street, 720-460-1978, zeppelinstation.com.

New Year’s Eve Auld Lang Syne: With Liam O’Beirne, Jennifer Lee, Jesse Mitchell and Joe Nicholson of Indigent Row. 6 p.m.-1 a.m., free, Burns Family Artisan Ales, 2505 West Second Avenue, 720-693-9099, burnsalesdenver.com.

New Year’s Eve Bash With the Ragin’ Cajun: Ring in the New Year Louisiana-style with decorations, party favors and big laughs with headliner John Morgan; you can also splurge on dinner and a champagne toast. 8 p.m., $25-$55, Denver Improv Comedy Theater & Restaurant, 8246 Northfield Boulevard, 303-307-1777, denver.improv.com.

New Year’s Eve Champagne Gala: This intimate celebration promises to be smaller (and better) than the usual party, with passed champagne making the rounds all night, plus short lines at the hors d’oeuvre buffet and bar while the DJ spins top 40, EDM and old-school hip-hop. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $80, Denver Field House, 1600 Federal Boulevard, eventbrite.com.

New Year’s Eve Coast to Coast: Count down to midnight four times — once for each time zone. A new buffet will go up each hour, with food from across the country (barbecue, Creole cuisine, tamales and doughnuts) and a special beer pairing. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $60, Epic Brewing Co., 3001 Walnut Street, 720-539-7410, eventbrite.com.

New Year’s Eve Dance Bash: Dance the night away in a historic building with ballroom dancing upstairs and country moves downstairs. Bolero class, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and midnight toast are included. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $45-$60, Denver Turnverein, 1570 Clarkson Street, 303-831-9717, denverturnverein.com.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration: Don’t want the little ones to stay up until midnight? They won’t know the difference at this party that includes a cider toast, ball and balloon drop, chances to meet the animals, contests and giveaways. Reservations by phone required. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., $20-$29, Downtown Aquarium, 303-561-4450, aquariumrestaurants.com.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks: The Mile High skyline will light up with a pyrotechnic display that can be viewed anywhere along the 16th Street Mall. Shows at 9 p.m. and midnight, free, 16th Street Mall, downtowndenver.com.

New Year’s Eve Gaming Party: Don’t stay home playing solitaire! Head to this shindig, which includes apps until 7:30 p.m., party hats, game giveaways and a midnight toast. 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m., $10, Board Game Republic, 900 West First Avenue, 303-954-9165, boardgamerepublic.com.

New Year’s Eve Grand Gala: Celebrate the end of 2018 and the Hotel Boulderado’s 110th anniversary with a lavish cocktail hour, buffet, party favors and balloon drop. Cash bar. 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $235, Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th Street, Boulder, 303-442-4344, boulderado.com.

New Year’s Eve With the El Jebel Shriners Dance Band: Buffet dinner, open bar from 8-9 p.m., dancing, midnight champagne toast, breakfast buffet. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $60-$75, Clarion Hotel, 200 West 48th Avenue.

New Year’s Mustache Masquerade: Celebrate incognito at the stylish Fire Lounge, where your cover gets you mustaches and masks, appetizers and a Perrier Jouët toast at midnight. A four-course prix fixe menu is also available from 5 to 8 p.m. Masquerade goes from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., $20, The ART Hotel, 1201 Broadway, 303-572-8000, eventbrite.com.

New Year’s Phishebration: Have a very Colorado NYE as you watch Phish’s Madison Square Garden performance projected onto a 150-inch screen while drinking craft beer. 6 p.m.-1 a.m., no cover, Zuni Street Brewing Co., 2355 West 29th Street, 303-862-6525, facebook.com.

Night Lights: This over-the-top mountain celebration includes live music, two drinks, canapes and a mezze and dessert bar while you wait for the ball to drop. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $125, Ritz-Carlton, 0130 Daybreak Ridge, Avon, 970-343-1023, ritzcarlton.com.

Noon Year’s Eve: NYC’s Times Square will be re-created for kids well before bedtime at the Children’s Museum. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $12-$14, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, mychildsmuseum.org.

Platinum New Year’s Eve: Advance ticket purchase ($10) includes Fireball shot, champagne toast, party favors, raffle and more. DJ, drink specials, photo both, Best Dressed contest. $10, 8 p.m., Tavern Tech Center, 5336 DTC Boulevard, Greenwood Village, tavernhg.com.

Rebellion & Resolution: GA tickets to this speakeasy-themed party include three drinks; VIP tickets get you the same plus access to the rooftop deck for watching fireworks. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $100-$125, Le Méridien, 1475 California Street, 303-893-1888, marriott.com.

Resolution 5K Run: Put at least one of your resolutions into action before the clock strikes midnight at this race around Washington Park. Noon, $40-$50 registration, Washington Park, Louisiana Avenue and Gilpin Street, resolution5k.com.

Resolution NYE 2018: Enjoy the light show, two floors of dancing, open bar and balloon drop at this blowout bash. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $99-$175, McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue, resolutiondenver.com.

REVELution 2019: GA tickets get you two drinks, a doughnut bar and a midnight toast, but go ahead and splurge for VIP access, which includes 8 p.m. entry, apps and an additional beverage. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $40-$80, Revel Social, 2229 Blake Street, 303-498-0862, eventbrite.com.

Roaring ’20s Party: Flappers and gangsters paint the town red at this party with festive food and drink specials (including $8 Knickerbockers) and a midnight toast. West End Tavern, no cover, 926 Pearl Street, Boulder, 303-444-3535, thewestendtavern.com.

Roaring ’20s New Year’s Eve Party: Celebrate in Roaring ’20s style at the historic Bigsby’s Folly building; ticket price includes a buffet, three drinks, a DJ and champagne toast. 8 p.m.-1:15 a.m., $99, Bigsby’s Folly, 3563 Wazee Street, 720-485-33158, eventbrite.com.

Saints & Sinners NYE Depravity Release Party: Early birds will flock to this brewery party, where the Depravity Imperial Peanut Butter Stout is being released. Dress as a sinner or saint and get all your friends to do the same; the most well-represented group gets free pints to welcome 2019. 3-8 p.m., free, Renegade Brewing Co., 925 West 9th Avenue, 720-401-4089, facebook.com.

Salsa Masquerade Ball: Dance until the wee hours at La Rumba’s tenth annual Masquerade Ball. Call for table reservations. Show up in a mask and pay $10 cover ($15 without). 9 p.m.-2 a.m., La Rumba, 99 West 9th Avenue, 303-572-8006, larumbadenver.com.

Skate the Lake: Take to the ice on Evergreen Lake at this family-friendly event. Skate rental is available while supplies last; there will also be food trucks, DJs, fireworks, broomball and ice golf. 6-10 p.m., $20-$25, Evergreen Lake House, 26914 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen, 720-971-0144, evergreenchamber.org.

Ski Down Torchlight Parade at Vail: New Year’s Eve starts off with a glow as skiers head down Golden Peak in a light parade. Fireworks follow the procession. Free, 6:15 p.m., Golden Peak, Vail, vail.com.

Stay Gold New Year’s Eve Party: Don your best metallic evening wear (gold, of course) and enjoy a party packed with surprise performances, an open bar, live music and dancing. 8:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., $155, Invisible City, 1545 Julian Street, eventbrite.com.

Studio 54 New Year’s Eve at NATIV Hotel: Disco ’til the ball drops at this 1977-themed club night. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $40-$60, NATIV Hotel Denver, 1612 Wazee Street, 720-485-6450, eventbrite.com.

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Snowmass: Watch from Snowmass Base Village or join in the procession down the slope before fireworks go off at 10 p.m. 5:30 p.m., free, gosnowmass.com.

Torchlight Parade and Night Rail Jam at Purgatory: Start your celebration with a torchlight parade and pyrotechnics at the Ski Beach, followed by a rail jam at the DC Terrain Park. 6-8 p.m., free-$10, Purgatory, 1 Skier Place, Durango, 970-247-9000, purgatoryresort.com.

Torchlight Parade and NYE Party at Steamboat: Torches and fireworks light up the slopes and the night sky at this annual tradition. Later, take the gondola up to Thunderhead Lodge for dancing, dessert and a champagne toast at midnight. 5:30 p.m., free-$50, Steamboat, 2305 Mt. Werner Circle, Steamboat Springs, 877-783-2628, steamboat.com.

Topgolf’s Big NYE Bash: Groups of up to six can reserve a bay for unlimited golfing, party favors and a late-night buffet. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $250-$450, Topgolf Centennial, 10601 East Easter Avenue, Centennial, topgolf.com.

Viceroy Snowmass Community New Year’s Eve: Families (or just those who want to hit the slopes early on New Year’s Day) will appreciate this early celebration with a buffet dinner, DJ and photo booth in the Viceroy Hotel’s ballroom. $45-$95, 6-10:30 p.m.130 Wood Road, Snowmass, viceroyhotelsandresorts.com.

Viceroy Snowmass New Year’s Eve Gala: Ring in the New Year with a four-course dinner at Toro Kitchen & Lounge, dancing and Dom Perignon toast. 7 p.m.-1 a.m., $375, 130 Wood Road, Snowmass, viceroyhotelsandresorts.com.

White Rose Gala: Don your fringe and grab your cigarette holders for this dress-to-impress 1920s-themed New Year’s Eve party. 9 p.m., $79-$129, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 14th and Champa streets, newyearspartydenver.com.

Wonderland NYE 2019: Alice and the Mad Hatter take over LoDo; this party includes a grand view of downtown fireworks from the ViewHouse rooftop bar, an expansive dinner buffet, bottle service and fanciful décor. 7 p.m.-2 a.m., $25-$70, ViewHouse Ballpark, 2015 Market Street, 720-878-2015, viewhouse.com.

Y2K NYE Party: Relive the anxiety of wondering whether the world’s tech will shut down at midnight — now with smartphones! Themed outfits recommended. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., no cover, Punch Bowl Social, 3120 Uinta Street, 720-500-3788, facebook.com.

Look for still more things to do on New Year's Eve at westword.com/restaurants and westword.com/music.

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