What are you doing New Years…New Year’s Eve?
It’s hard to believe that NYE 2013 is less than two weeks away. Luckily, Denver is full of incredible New Year’s Eve events to celebrate the New Year. We’ve gathered a list of some of the best events Denver is offering, but deciding which one to attend will be a tough one. So grab your party dress, a group of friends, and hire a ride home, because this year will be epic.
NEW YEAR’S EVE TOP 5 EVENTS
1. Decadence NYE: Colorado Convention Center | 8:00pm
Year after year, Decadence delivers the ultimate dance party full of crazy costumes, sparkly surroundings, and of course – the greatest dance music for the perfect party soundtrack. The Global Dance Arena, hosted by Triad Dragons, will feature ATB, Wolfgang Gartner, Krewella, and more. The Global Dub Arena, hosted by Sub.Mission, will feature Zeds Dead, Mimosa, Flosstradamus, and more. Whether you’re well over 21 or you just turned 18, Decadence is an experience you just can’t miss. Pick up your GA and VIP tickets here.
2. NYE Block Party: the Crowne Plaza | 9:00pm
Remember that insane Halloween party that took place at the Parkside Mansion this year? Well, The Collective360 is at it again with NYE 2013 and they’re taking over seven hotels and the Crowne Plaza DIA. With multiple party rooms, great music entertainment – DJ Skeet, Eldren, Timeline, and more – this party is for those who like to roam at a party. For tickets and information
3. Amon Tobin – NYE: City Hall | 8:00pm
Join Brazilian-bred electronic artist Amon Tobin for an unbelievable night of music with special guests Eprom, Kastle, and more. The three stages will set the scene for an experimental dance party you’ll never forget. For tickets
4. The Denver New Years Eve Penthouse Party: the Pinnacle Club | 7:00pm
If you’re looking to fancify your NYE evening, head to the Pinnacle Club – across the street from the Grand Hyatt – for a special night you won’t forget. Get an exclusive 360 view of the city from the 37th and 38th floor of one of the finest penthouses in town. General Admission allows access to both floors with live entertainment from DJ Topshelf, Dj Bran, and Eric Lane Music. For tickets
5. Roaring 20s NYE Bash: The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar | 9:00pm
The Great Gatsby is set to release this spring, and to prepare, why not spend NYE Gatsby-style? Live music, prohibition-style beverages, and costumes set the scene for the ultimate 20’s New Year’s Eve party. For tickets
NEW YEAR’S DAY TOP 5 EVENTS
1. Nation-wide Commitment Day run: Pepsi Center | 7:30am
Start working off those calories and start the New Year with a pledge that 2013 will be your healthiest year yet. Over 30 cities and 300,000 people all over the US will be participating in one of the largest health movements in the nation. Registration starts at 7:30am. For more information
2. Becoming Van Gogh exhibit: Denver Art Museum
One of the most well-known artists of all time, Van Gogh has changed the art world completely. Visit this incredible exhibit – that includes over 70 paintings and drawings – before the exhibit leaves the museum on January 8. For more information
3. Denver Zoo | 10-5pm/ Zoo Lights | 5:30-9:00pm
We may not live by the Central Park Zoo in New York, but the Denver Zoo is still considered one of the best zoos in the nation. With its brand-new Asian-tropics exhibit, the Toyota Elephant Passage, the zoo has a lot to offer. Zoo Lights will also be taking place on New Year’s Day, where we can take a winter walk through the magical and twinkle-lit zoo. For more information
4. A New Year’s Day Snowboarding adventure
If you’re heading to the slopes for a NYE mountain getaway (Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge, and more have NYE events), ride the chilly mountain New Years Day to get some air and enjoy our Colorado winter. There are numerous holiday hotel deals, so get up there for an unconventional New Year’s experience. For more information or to find resort
5. Nuggets vs. Clippers: Pepsi center | 7:00pm
Start the year out by supporting your Denver Nuggets. Playing the LA Clippers, let’s see how our team brings it in 2013. For tickets
TOP 5 NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH
1. Cowboys + Indian Brunch: Kachina Southwestern Grill | 7–2pm
Again, we’re suggesting that Kachina Southwestern Grill is some of the best food you will ever eat. Hearty American eats, “Cowboy” burritos, and pinon-crusted French Toast might be just what you need to get out of your NYE splendor. For reservations
2. Lola Denver | 10-2pm
If you’re planning on that hangover come New Year’s Day, what better way to distract it than some delicious Mexican-inspired food in the Highlands? Lola is a staff favorite here at 303, and for good reason. You might even be up for their famous tequila. For more information
3. The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar | 7-3pm
So maybe you won’t be indulging in one of their many martinis. But how about their strawberry cheesecake waffles or far-out curry crepes? A brunch at The Corner Office is always indulgent. For more information
4. Syrup Cherry Creek | 6:30-2:30pm
You know that Syrup will always serve up a fine breakfast, but know that they also offer something you hard-to-please eaters will also admire: a gluten-free menu. We know that you overlook what you pour down your mouth NYE, but have a strict diet come New Year’s Day. So here you go, something for everyone. For more information
5. Lucile’s Denver | 7-2pm
Who doesn’t appreciate gravy after a long night of partying? Cajun food will never let you down, so if you’re looking for some southern cuisine, head to Lucile’s where the positive online reviews actually match the service. Creole omelet, anyone? For more information
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