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    Hotel Boulderado

    New Year's Eve in Boulder

    Parties

    Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party 

    Hotel Boulderado 
    8pm
    Choose from a Casino Royale-themed party in the Event Center, where you’ll dance the night away to the live band Funkiphino, play casino games for charity and sip Prohibition Punch — or attend the Gatsby-esque bash in the Mezzanine, where a lavish buffet dinner is accompanied by cocktails, the music of Dressed in Black and photo-booth fun. Both include a champagne toast at midnight.

    New Year’s Eve Caribbean Style

    St Julien Hotel & Spa
    8:30pm
    The festivities begin at 8:30pm, with music by the steel drum band Urban Island followed by Chicos Malos featuring Wawali Bonane and special guest Selasee Atiase. Included with your ticket are the traditional New Year’s Eve items such as a midnight balloon drop, party favors and champagne toast. Light Caribbean fare will be served, and several cash bars will be available, including an ice bar and luge. 

    Live Music

    The Polish Ambassador

    Boulder Theater
    9pm
    Dance to electropop all evening as The Polish Ambassador (David Sugalski, a University of Colorado at Boulder alumn) keeps the crowd transfixed with beats you’ve got to hear to believe.

    Crowd watching a performance at the Boulder Theater Concert

    Amoramora and Flash Mountain Flood

    Fox Theatre
    8:45pm
    Amoramora is a quartet of formally trained jazz musicians from University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Miami whose multi-genre fusion sound have been packing venues with dance-party like evenings for a couple of years now. Flash Mountain Flood joins the ticket with psychedelic rock-n-roll.

    Motones vs. Jerseys 

    BDT Stage
    6:15pm
    Come see the ultimate ’60s music battle, with song, dance and crowd interaction. This show features the music of Marvin Gaye, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Stevie Wonder, The Beach Boys and more!

    Winter Fun

    Winter Skate – Ice Skating in Central Park

    Dec. 2, 2017–early February 2018
    Link arms and glide around a glittering string of lights during Winter Skate. The rink has held various locations over the years, and it is currently in a sweet spot right next door to the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse at the edge of Central Park. 

    Snow Much Fun – Lights in Central Park

    Nov. 2017–Feb. 2018
    Wander through a winter wonderland with your sweetheart on New Year's Eve. During Snow Much Fun, 225,000 colorful LED lights illuminate Boulder’s Central Park. The lights come on at 4pm daily. 

    Snow Much Fun Lights

    New Year's Day

    First Day Hikes

    Offset all the indulgences of the season with a refreshing winter hike! You’ll see lots of locals out on the trails doing the same, and many of Colorado’s State Parks host free, guided First Day Hikes on Jan. 1.

    Polar Plunge 

    Join other brave souls and take the plunge in the icy waters of the Boulder Reservoir on the first of the year. The first Boulder Polar Plunge was held on New Year’s Day in 1982.