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    New Year's Eve in Boulder


    Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party 

    Hotel Boulderado 
    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
    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. 

    All-Day Events at Centro

    Centro Mexican Kitchen
    Brunch 9:30am-3pm; dinner at 4pm; Goonies live 9:30pm–12:30am
    Holiday Brunch: Centro Mexican Kitchen is sending off 2017 with a special bottomless brunch. Guests can enjoy unlimited regional Mexican specialties from Chef Johnny Curiel alongside refreshing, hand-crafted cocktails from the bar. The brunch is $20 per person and bottomless mimosas are $15 per person. Reservations are not required but are highly encouraged.

    Holiday Dinner: Dinner starts at 4pm, with Centro’s brand new menu from Chef Johnny Curiel. Guests can enjoy regional specialties like perrones, enchiladas Suiza, tumbada, zarandeado, grilled panela, and lamb barbacoa taquitos as well as hand crafted margaritas, palomas, mojitos, and more. Local 80s throwback legends The Goonies will perform live from and there will be a margarita-shot toast at midnight.

    Roaring Twenties Party at West End

    West End Tavern

    Flappers and gangstas welcome! The West End Tavern is kicking off the New Year in style with its annual Roaring Twenties Party. Drink specials will run all night long and there will be a free champagne toast at midnight.

    Dinner and Blues at the Post

    The Post Brewing Company
    Dinner starts at 4pm and music starts at 10pm
    The Post Brewing Company is ringing in 2018 with a special New Year’s Eve performance by local legends the Otis Taylor Band. Doors open at 4pm for dinner in Howdy Hall and music starts at 10pm in the grand back room.

    Live Music

    The Polish Ambassador

    Boulder Theater
    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
    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
    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 Polar 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.

    New Year's Chili Cook Off

    The West End Tavern is celebrating the start of a 2018 with its annual Chili Cook Off. On Monday, January 1, guests will get the chance to sample three different recipes from The West End kitchen. Football will be playing on all six flatscreens and there will be food and drinks specials all day long.

    Centro Mexican Kitchen Brunch

    Centro Mexican Kitchen is ringing in 2018 with a special bottomless brunch from 9:30am-3pm. Guests can enjoy unlimited regional Mexican specialties alongside refreshing, hand-crafted cocktails from the bar. The brunch is $20 per person and bottomless mimosas are $15 per person. Reservations are not required but are highly encouraged.