Don't forget that the sky will once again sparkle over the 16th Street Mall with Denver's annual New Year's Eve fireworks show on Dec. 31. Two spectacular fireworks shows will occur at 9PM (a more family-friendly crowd for sure) and midnight. Fireworks will be launched at two undisclosed sites along the 16th Street Mall. It is recommended that viewers stand along the 16th Street Mall for optimal viewing. FREE!
New to the show this year are six live DJs located strategically around the mall from 8:00 PM--Midnight, playing top 40 hits and egging on the countdown.
Denver's New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show is considered to be one of the top 10 New Year’s Eve displays in the country and attracts more than 150,000 people each year. Along with the revelers, expect costumed entertainers,
magicians, mascots, balloon artists, stilt walkers, and comedians. Crowded? Yes. Fun. You betcha.
How To Get There: After 7PM, all public
transportation in Denver is FREE, making it easy to come downtown by bus
or Light Rail. We recommend the bus, because the lines for Light Rail are atrocious. Also keep in mind that Denver attorney Michael Sawaya is offering reimbursement for cab fares with a maximum value of $35. Details here. Even at that, you'll need good luck hailing a cab on New Year's Eve. Your best chance is in front of a hotel. We say stick with RTD.
Also on Dec. 31 the music and fun extends to the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park,
where a local DJ will perform live at the rink from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00
p.m. The Southwest Rink will open at 10:00AM on New Year’s Eve and
remain open until 11:00PM. It will reopen on New Year’s Day at 10AM.
For more information, please visit www.SouthwestRink.com.