Six Different Ways to Make Your New Year’s Eve Unforgettable

Historic Hotel Boulderado’s exquisite ceiling overlooking the lobby

Is time moving faster or is it just me? Either way, 2017 is knocking on the door and the year of Brexit, the Olympics, Zika virus, Pokemon Go, exploding smart phones and clowns on the loose is coming to a close.

Now comes the question of commemorating one of the strangest and eventful years in recent history. If you’re hanging around the Denver/Boulder area, we’ve got you covered. Here are six happening places to be this New Year’s Eve.


  1. New Year’s Eve at Hotel Boulderado (2115 E 13th Street, Boulder CO) #BoulderardoNYE

If you’re one of those people who needs a fast-paced night to hold your attention, NYE at Hotel Boulderado is your place to go. With five parties going on under one roof, you are sure to find entertainment that strikes your fancy. The night starts off with free music at the Corner Bar from 5-8 pm, but nothing comes free after that.

There’s the Mezzanine option, including a buffet dinner with reserved seating, a midnight champagne toast and access to the lobby parties and dance floors for $145 per person. If that sounds a little too expensive, there’s the Event Center option, with around-the-world food stands, dessert bar and drink specials for $85 per person. The last option with included meal is the Spruce Farm & Fish option, with a three course dinner menu and one glass of wine on the house for $65. For those of you just looking to have a good time with a drink in hand, head to The License No. 1 Liquor bar, where you can groove all night to a DJ with shot and drink specials for $25 per guest.

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  1.  NYE: A Toast to 2017 St. Julien Hotel and Spa (900 Walnut Street)

For a luxuriously Latin twist on the classic New Year’s Eve festivities, hit up the splendid St. Julien Hotel. Beginning at 9 pm, for $160 per couple ($95 individual) you will enjoy live music by salsa band, Quemando, with salsa dancing lessons, as well as some funky music by Honeycomb in a separate room. There will be a midnight champagne toast, finger foods all night long and a midnight balloon drop.


If you choose to spend the night at the hotel, you tickets for the festivities are included in your hotel fee.

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  1. Piece, Love & Chocolate baking party (805 Pearl Street)

For those of you with earlier bedtimes, or just looking for a fun daytime activity with the kids — or yourself — check out Piece, Love & Chocolate’s baking party hosted by Chef Sarah.


From 10 am-1 pm, Chef Sarah will teach guests how to make white chocolate creme brulee, chocolate pots du creme, chocolate pastry creams and more. Registered “chefs” also receive 15 percent off store-goods on Saturday, as a thank-you. Tickets are $75 per person.

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  1. 2017 Dance Party at the Boulder Dance Coalition (6185 Arapahoe Road Boulder, CO)

The self-proclaimed “best social dance party in Colorado” kicks off the night at 7 pm with three different dance rooms. For salsa lessons, head to the salsa room at 7:15 pm, with music by DJ Nelson. In the Bachata/Zouk room, DJ Arias will provide the music, while Subbu and Reid give a Bachata lesson at 7:15 pm. And the party doesn’t stop at midnight. David Booker Swingtet will play in the swing room until midnight when the Jazz Band takes over.


For $40 per person ($45 at the door) partygoers will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary midnight champagne toast, and performances by Desi Caliente, Cafe Con Leche.

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  1. New Year’s Eve Mansion Party (1859 York Street Denver, CO)

If you’re looking to venture a little outside of Boulder to experience a New Year’s time warp and an epic party, head to Parkside Mansion in Denver. The colossal Roaring ’20s themed party kicks off at 8 pm. Each room in the giant mansion will have a different ’20s-theme, and there will be music, dancing, and a complimentary photo booth preserving your memories forever.


The $119 individual ticket cost means partygoers have access to a series of open bars, serving everything from Bud Light to top-shelf cocktails all night long. If you sign up with at least five friends, the ticket cost drops to $109.

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  1. Midnight in Paris New Year’s Eve Party by the Crimson Room (1403 Larimer Street, Larimer Square Denver, CO)

Looking for a quieter, intimate New Year’s experience? Dress in your best red and gold attire, and head over to the Crimson room. Cocktail hour begins at 5 pm, with special prices on drinks, to be enjoyed while admiring the dazzling, Old World decor adorning the venue and dance floor.


At 9 pm, guests pay a $20 cover to spend the evening eating petit French foods, while vintage French movies are projected onto the walls. Due to the smaller setting and desired intimate feel, reservations are highly recommended.

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