New Year’s Eve is that magical night in which we take time to reflect on the past year and look forward to all the possibilities the new year can bring. This year is even more special as 2019 closes out a decade and 2020 ushers a new one in. Celebrations will be taking place all over the world to mark the grand occasion.
From watching fireworks to dressing up for a party and taking in some live music with family and friends, there are many ways to enjoy the holiday. If you’re looking for the perfect way to ring in the new year, Denver has plenty of exciting options.
From glitzy themed galas to concerts featuring acclaimed artists and local bands, the Mile High City is packed with festive events to get New Year’s Eve 2019 going in full swing. So, get your glam on, grab your noisemaker, and prepare to count down to the stroke of midnight at one of these New Year’s Eve bashes in Denver.
NYE – White Rose Gala 18th Annual (Tickets)
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
The Denver Post calls the White Rose Gala the “Top Denver New Year’s Eve Party” 21+. The Roaring 20s/Great Gatsby themed event has sold out every year for 17 years and hosts 2,000 guests.
If you’re looking for an occasion to dress in your finest, guests wear flapper dresses, feathers, suits, and fedoras at the White Rose Gala. The nationally acclaimed venue will be transformed to reflect the opulent art deco era with Flapper Girls, Ballroom Dance Exhibitions, over 40 performers, and a speakeasy. Enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds from multiple levels and balconies inside the venue. A Confetti Blast at Midnight, NYE Party Hats and noisemakers are included.
Hosted at the Colorado Convention Center, Decadence 2019 is one of the biggest parties of the year. The massive 2019 performer lineup features some of the hottest EDM artists including Bassnectar, Boys Noize, Cash Cash, CloZee, Cosmic Gate, Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal), Don Diablo, Feed Me, Fisher, Graves, Mersiv, White Night, REZZ, Steve Aoki, and more. Party is for 18+ for admission and 21+ at bars.
Leftover Salmon (Tickets)
Dec. 31 @7:15 p.m.
Boulder, Colorado native group Leftover Salmon celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The renowned Americana Jam band is bringing their unique blend of bluegrass, rock, country, and Cajun sound to Denver’s Mission Ballroom on NYE.
The 30 Years Under the Big Top! show also features Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Lindsay Lou as supporting acts. Leftover Salmon will undoubtedly play a sample of hits across their storied career, including tracks from their most recent album, Something Higher, that dropped in 2018.
Tickets are currently on sale and a limited number of Premium Seating options are also available to purchase.
Dec. 31 @ 8:00 p.m.
Denver’s own genre-bending band DeVotchKa is ringing in another year at the Bluebird Theater with Banshee Tree and Kiltro providing support. The band is known for playing a wide array of musical instruments in their compositions including theremin, guitar, piano, trumpet, sousaphone, accordion and more.
The popular Denver-based quartet has been making music and entertaining live crowds for over 20 years. Fronted by Grammy-nominated film score composer Nick Urata, the group released their newest album, This Night Falls Forever last year. The ruminating collection of songs represents a reflection of the past as the band looks forward to the future.
Ringing in the New Year with this native band is a great way to spend NYE in the city.
Local Set: New Year’s Eve Bash (Tickets)
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Dec. 31 @ 7:00 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre hosts some of the hottest artists on the music landscape throughout the year. That’s why the popular venue makes the perfect place to party on New Year’s Eve with Local Set: New Year’s Eve Bash. Guests can expect an abundance of fantastic live music at the holiday rendition of the Red Rocks Local Set.
Before midnight, guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, a spectacular laser light show, and dancing under the stars. VIP ticket upgrades can gain early entry featuring a dinner buffet and an intimate backstage tour.
Dec. 31 @ 8:30 p.m.
BoomBox hails from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, but the band has forged a tight relationship with fans in Colorado. As such, they have played several live shows in the Mile High City for New Year’s Eve. This year, Dynohunter and GoodSex will ring in 2020 with them on stage at the Ogden Theatre.
Among their wide array of hits, the band will be playing tracks from their most recent album, Western Voodoo. Rocking out with BoomBox and company at the Ogden should make a magical, musical, and memorable New Year’s Eve.