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    Hotel Boulderado

    New Year's Eve in Boulder

    You only live once, so don't let New Year's slip by without a celebrating the end to the year and the fresh start of another. New Year's Eve in Boulder means parties, outdoor fun and great food, so make your plans now to enjoy a New Year's getaway.

    Parties

    110th Anniversary at Hotel Boulderado 

    Hotel Boulderado 
    8pm
    New Year's Eve 2018 marks the Hotel Boulderado’s 110th anniversary. In celebration of this milestone they will be hosting a grand gala in the historic mezzanine and lobby. The evening will begin with cocktails and passed appetizers, followed by a lavish New Year’s bBuffet, dancing to a history of musical favorites by the Mark Diamond band and a countdown and balloon drop at midnight! Tickets available at hotelboulderado.com.

    Havana Meets the Big Easy at St Julien

    St Julien Hotel & Spa
    6:30pm
    Live music will be going throughout the hotel, with three separate bands! Grown-A$$ Man (soul-jive) kicks off in the Great Room at 6:30pm, Quemando Salsa plays in the ballroom beginning at 9pm and Funkiphino (high-energy funk) takes over the Great Room at 9:45pm. Enjoy Cuban cuisine with New Orleans classics, dessert stations, a balloon drop, party favors, a Veuve Clicquot ice bar, a champagne toast and more. For tickets and more information, please call 720-406-9696.

    Live Music

    Gogol Bordello

    Boulder Theater
    9pm
    Gogol Bordello is known for their wildly theatrical shows and a unique, gypsy-punk sound. They'll be preceded by Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas for an always-legendary NYE party at the historic Boulder Theater.

    Crowd watching a performance at the Boulder Theater Concert

    Gasoline Lollipops

    Fox Theatre
    9pm
    Gasoline Lollipops, a Fox Theatre favorite, are loved for their high-energy alt-country sound that combines the rootsy-ness of folk with the irreverence of punk. They'll be joined by River Arkansas and another band with Boulder ties, Grant Farm, for a fun evening of great Colorado music.

    BDT Stage
    6:30pm
    Face is a nationally recognized vocal rock band based out of Boulder. Using just four singers and a vocal drummer, the band creates a rock-music sound with no instruments or effects — just pure vocal talent.

    Winter Fun

    Winter Skate – Ice Skating in Central Park

    December 2018–early February 2019
    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. 2018–Feb. 2019
    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.