Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Boulder


It’s time to pull out your party shoes. We survived another year.

If you’re looking for something special to do for New Year’s Eve, no need to drive to Denver. Boulder and the surrounding cities know how to celebrate right.

From elegant and elaborate parties to free, fun fests, here are some of the best ways to welcome 2018 in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

The interior of the Hotel Boulderado. Courtesy photo


The Boulderado’s Birthday

The biggest New Year’s celebration in Boulder is at the historic Hotel Boulderado. Every year, the beautiful hotel holds a NYE party in the mezzanine, beneath the colorful stained glass ceiling.

The historic Hotel Boulderado will turn 110 this New Year’s Eve. The hotel is gearing up to sell a limited number of tickets to quite the opulent birthday party, complete with ice carvings, an extensive buffet, champagne, live music and a dramatic balloon drop at midnight.

Read all about the event and learn more about the hotel’s history here.

License No. 1. Courtesy photo

License No. 1 

If you can’t get tickets to the Hotel Boulderado’s bash — or you’re looking for something a little more casual but still in the heart of the action — there’s always the speakeasy-style party downstairs in License No. 1. Tickets are much cheaper (starting at $25) and include a live DJ, signature drink specials, light bites, party favors, a free photo booth, games, souvenir shot glasses and a champagne toast at midnight.

Havana Meets The Big Easy 

The St. Julien Hotel and Spa’s New Year’s party is a Cuban-New Orleans theme. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. with live music by the Grown Ass Man Band. At 9 p.m., Quemando starts the salsa. Live music continues, with Cuban street food and Cajun classics. Enjoy the ice bar, party favors and at midnight, a champagne toast with dueling balloon drops. Tickets: $99 per person or $185 for a couple.

’90s-Style New Year’s Eve Bash

Miss the ’90s? Head to Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont and start off the new year totally radical. Music features the band 90 Percent ’90s. There will also be food specials, a champagne toast and drinks included with the tickets. Naturally, you can sip on more of Oskar Blues’ tasty beer at the cash bar.

Wild New Year’s Eve Celebration

The Joe Cool band will welcome 2019 with a party and live music at Wild Game in Longmont. For the ultimate experience, pick up a VIP ticket, which includes a champagne toast, snacks, party favors and more. The full menu and bar are open all night, plus bowling, pool, shuffleboard, darts, an arcade and all kinds of other games. The event will be at the Wild Game Entertainment Experience in Longmont.

The String Cheese Incident New Year’s Eve

A big New Year’s concert will be with The String Cheese Incident at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield. The band will perform on New Year’s Eve.  This band has long been a local favorite. It started in Colorado in 1993.

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