9Things to do in Denver and Colorado this New Year’s 2022 weekend


Soak in the magic of the season with New Year’s festivities and fireworks this weekend.

COLORADO, USA — It’s been a protracted, full year of wonderful occasions, concert events, festivals, artwork festivals, county festivals and sporting occasions in the Centennial State.

As we leap into 2022, this weekend affords fireworks, concert events and New Year’s celebrations and events. Before fireworks gentle up the sky over downtown Denver Saturday evening, the sights, sounds and pleasure of Times Square will come to Children’s Museum of Denver — all earlier than bedtime.

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DENVER — After a pandemic hiatus in 2020, the sky will gentle up as soon as once more over downtown Denver on New Year’s Eve. Denver will launch two firework shows on Friday, Dec. 31 over the sixteenth Street Mall in the guts of downtown. The firework reveals will start at 9 p.m. and midnight to assist ring in 2022.

The similar firework shows might be synched to a music playlist from stay DJs alongside the mall working from 8 p.m. to midnight. Each firework present will run for about eight minutes and could be considered anyplace alongside the mall.

DENVER — Families can benefit from the sights, sounds and pleasure of Times Square, on the Children’s Museum, all earlier than bedtime. The Children Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve occasion on Friday, Dec. 31 options countdowns with ball drops a ten a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. plus music, tasty treats and extra. This year’s Noon Year’s Eve additionally guarantees sock skating, sledding and surprises. Reservations are required at MyChildsMuseum.org.

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Pikes Peak custom since 1922, hearty climbers traverse the icy slopes of Pikes Peak to present a spectacular present for spectators in the Colorado Springs area. At midnight on New Year’s Eve the climbers set off an enormous fireworks show for the delight of everybody under. On a transparent evening, the AdAmAn Club Fireworks could be seen for a whole lot of miles alongside the Front Range and japanese plains. This is actually a Colorado custom you want to expertise at the least as soon as.

LOVELAND — Loveland has an exquisite method to ring in the brand new year — Centerra New Year’s Eve Bash. Staged at The Promenade Shops at Centerra and Chapungu Sculpture Park, you possibly can rejoice the brand new year with meals, actions, ice skating and fireworks. Most actions are free, aside from ice skating.

On Friday, Dec. 31, the Winter Wonderlights present will run each half-hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The gentle and music present options six songs and transferring lights on the 23-foot-tall LED mappable Christmas Tree. The gentle present is free and open to the general public. At 8 p.m. catch Centerra’s New Year’s Eve group fireworks present from both the Main Plaza at The Promenade Shops or at Chapungu Sculpture Park.

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DENVER — America’s greatest digital New Year’s celebration is the two-night occasion of the (finish of the) at Colorado Convention Center this weekend. Featuring performances by Adventure Club B2B Bear Grillz, The Chainsmokers, Zeds Dead, Zedd, Louis The Child, Steve Aoki, Zhu and extra, Decadence is certainly one of Denver’s greatest New Year’s Eve celebrations. General Admission, VIP and two-day passes can be found at Decadence.com.

DENVER — Ring in 2022 together with your alternative of two New Year’s Eve events on the new McGregor Square. The Plaza Party at McGregor Square Plaza options an open bar, stay DJ and photograph sales space as you depend down to the ball drop on the huge 66-foot LED display screen in the out of doors plaza. The Midnight Rally at The Rally Hotel at McGregor Square can have festivities in the lodge’s expansive indoor lounge and out of doors terrace. Both events are prime spots to take pleasure in McGregor Square’s unique fireworks present. Reserve your tickets online.

DENVER — Resolution’s interactive, all-inclusive 21+ open-bar New Year’s Eve celebration is a convention 12 years working. This year, Resolution is ringing in 2022 with LED get together favors, blacklight face paint, immersive experiences, photo-ops, DJs and a midnight countdown that includes an enormous balloon drop full of $2022 in glowing $2 payments. Resolution 2022 takes place contained in the McNichols Event Center & Art Gallery at Civic Center Park.

DENVER —The Denver New Years’ Eve 2022 Black Tie Party at Mile High Station options the longest open bar in Denver, with six hours of limitless drinks. Attendees will even take pleasure in stay music from native cover bands and stay DJs. The second ground will characteristic Las Vegas-style on line casino video games and prizes. An enormous 2,000-balloon drop will happen when the clock strikes midnight.

DENVER — The Colorado Symphony’s in style annual custom “A Night in Vienna” returns on Friday, Dec. 31. The rousing collection of polkas, waltzes and marches begins at 6:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve at Boettcher Concert Hall, guaranteeing attendees will not miss the sixteenth Street Mall fireworks. Reserve your seats at ColoradoSymphony.org.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will rejoice New Year’s Eve with a live performance celebrating Broadway’s biggest reveals. The Philharmonic will swing into the brand new year at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 on the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Get your tickets at CSPhilharmonic.org.

DENVER — The Colorado Mammoth are again at Ball Arena this Friday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. to tackle the New York Riptide. New this season, the Mammoth have opened a Party Zone that may host greater than 300 of the group’s greatest followers. Fans can the distinctive, standing-room-only space with a mixture of yard video games, drink choices, social alternatives and extra. Tickets for Friday’s sport can be found at Ticketmaster.com.

LOVELAND — The annual New Year’s Eve Extreme Rodeo Challenge returns to the Budweiser Events Center on Friday, Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. The occasion options rodeo favorites together with saddle bronc using, bareback using, bull using, bullfighting and mutton bustin’. TREventsComplex.com is the place for tickets.

DENVER — Broadway is again in Colorado for the primary time in 22 months. Disney’s “The Lion King” is enjoying on the Buell Theatre on the Denver Performing Arts Complex via Sunday, Jan 2. More than 95 million individuals have skilled the unbelievable music, units and costumes of this Broadway spectacular. A winner of six Tony Awards, “The Lion King” continues its reign as one of many greatest musicals in historical past. For tickets and showtimes, go to DenverCenter.org.

LOVELAND — Loveland’s Winter Wonderlights lights and musical gentle present runs each evening 5 to 9 p.m. via Sunday, Jan. 2. This year, Winter Wonderlights added 20,000 further lights, bringing its show to 100,000 vacation string lights, twinkling bulbs, LED mappable snowflakes and coronary heart arches, illuminated African stone sculptures and a brand new 23-foot LED mappable Christmas tree.

PHOTOS: Winter Wonderlights

DENVER — Elitch Gardens’ first-ever holiday-season occasion continues via Sunday, Jan. 2. Luminova Holidays options three million lights, a 65-foot Christmas tree, 200-foot sweet cane tunnel, Santa Claus and extra. The occasion runs evenings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and reservations might be required at ElitchGardens.com.

LITTLETON — A Hudson Christmas is an outside pageant of lights that’s certain to brighten your vacation spirit. Back after two lengthy years, the backyard’s woods are remodeled right into a winter wonderland of brightly lit timber set in opposition to the evening sky, reflecting off our bodies of water. With buddies and household, scorching chocolate, tasty treats and photograph alternatives, A Hudson Christmas is a must-see Colorado custom. A Hudson Christmas might be open choose dates via Friday, Dec. 31. Tickets could be discovered at HudsonGardens.org.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari affords 60 gentle sculptures illuminating the zoo’s 50 acres. Along with the warming fires all through the zoo, the astounding shows will fill you with heat and vacation spirit as you gaze out on the glowing lights of Colorado Springs. Electric Safari is open most nights via Saturday, Jan. 1. Reserve your passes at CMZoo.org.

PHOTOS: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari 

DENVER —  The Denver Zoo will gentle greater than two million lights for its thirty first annual Zoo Lights celebration. Zoo Lights will span 80 acres and with new installations and choices in addition to returning favorites together with nightly ice-carving demonstrations. Zoo Lights runs via Sunday, Jan. 2 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Denver Zoo officers stated Zoo Lights tickets promote out every year. The zoo encourages of us to book tickets online in advance to safe a spot.

PHOTOS: Zoo Lights on the Denver Zoo

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AURORA — Mission: Save Christmas that includes Elf might be open at Gaylord Rockies via Sunday, Jan. 2. The all-ages multisensory expertise lets company be part of Buddy the Elf in answering the decision from Santa to assist muster sufficient Christmas cheer to assist Santa’s sleigh fly. Overnight packages and occasion tickets could be bought at ChristmasatGaylordRockies.com.

AURORA — Gaylord Rockies’ vacation present Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a cirque journey and Broadway-style musical wrapped into one family-friendly present. Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a celebration of toy troopers, snowmen, reindeer, gingerbread, penguins, vacation characters and Santa. The present options world-class aerialists, singers and dancers. The present performs via Sunday, Jan. 2.

WESTMINSTER — Butterfly Pavilion’s Living Lights options biofluorescent invertebrates together with scorpions, glowing reveals, a Firefly Forest with aerial artists and charming performers culminating in an electrifying child’s glow-in-the-dark dance get together and unveiling of the Firefly Princess. Living Lights runs nightly via Sunday, Jan 2. To be taught extra and buy tickets, go to Butterflies.org.

FEDERAL HEIGHTS & MORRISON — Denver’s greatest drive-through Christmas gentle shows are open for an additional vacation season. Christmas in Color has drive-through gentle shows at Water World in Federal Heights and Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. The show options multiple million LED lights organized into tunnels, timber, large sweet canes, snowflakes and extra, all synchronized to festive vacation music on the FM radio dial. Tickets are on sale now at ChristmasinColor.net. The shows might be open via Sunday, Jan. 2.

DENVER — The seven-story tall, 39-foot diameter Mile High Tree options gentle reveals choreographed to vacation music on the tallest pixel LED know-how tree in the nation. The large tree is showing for a second-straight year on the sixteenth Street Mall at Welton Street. The Mile High Tree might be lit up nightly via Saturday, Jan. 1 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Entry to see the tree is free and open to the general public.

LAKEWOOD — Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ greatest vacation expertise ever is this year’s Camp Christmas, an outside/indoor extravaganza at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park. The expertise options artist Lonnie Hanzon’s fantastical wonderland of lights, dazzling decorations, music and memorabilia in varied yuletide scenes throughout a six-acre panorama. Camp Christmas runs via Sunday, Jan 2. Get your tickets at DenverCenter.org.

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