10 Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

Are you still scrambling to figure out your New Year’s Eve plans? Don’t worry there are still plenty of options which don’t require booking a month in advance! These ten New Year’s Eve events are sure to be blast, even if you did wait until the last minute to jump on the opportunity.

  • Trevor Hall
  • Fireworks on the 16th Street Mall
  • Benny Benassi
  • Broncos vs. Chiefs
  • Comedy Works Shows
  • Railroad Earth
  • Neon New Year’s Eve
  • Clock-tower Cabaret
  • NYE at Ratio Beerworks
  • Zoo Year’s Eve

Trevor Hall

When: December 30th & 31st
Where: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Time: 8pm

Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion – it was, rather, his life’s art. Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music, is imbued with a deep love of Eastern Mysticism. This powerful symbiosis fostered a deep connectivity with his growing fan base and Trevor quickly matured into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community.

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Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

Fireworks on the 16th Street Mall

When: December 31st
Where: 16th Street Mall
Time: 9pm & 12am

If you’re looking for a family friendly way to ring in the New Year, look no further than downtown Denver’s 16th Street Mall. Start your night off with dinner at one of the mall’s many eateries. The first fireworks show will light up the skies at 9pm for the early-birds. For the night-owls there is a midnight show. Both shows are identical, dazzling, and synchronized to music from DJ’s along the mall. This Denver tradition is a wonderful way for the whole family to celebrate the New Year together.

Last Minute New Year's Eve Ideas

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

Benny Benassi

When: December 31st
Where: Temple Nightclub
Time: 9pm

Ring in 2018 at Temple Nightclub, Denver’s newest and most alluring nightclub, with Grammy award-winning producer, Benny Benassi.

Spanning over a decade in his illustrious career, chart-topping megastar Benny Benassi captured the hearts of multiple generations of EDM fans across the globe with his flawless trademark tech/electro/house infused sounds and charismatic performance flair.

This grand New Year’s Eve celebration will feature stunning visuals, theatrical performances, a champagne toast at midnight, and the unveiling of Temple’s 2nd room LVL.

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Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

Denver Broncos Vs. Kansas City Chiefs

When: December 31st
Where: Sports Authority Field
Time: 2:25pm

Spend the last day of 2017 with the football fan in your life! The Denver Broncos will play long-time rivals the Kansas City Chiefs during their last game of the season.

Last Minute New Year's Eve Ideas

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

Laugh Into The New Year With Comedy Works

When: December 31st
Where: Comedy Works South and Comedy Works Downtown
Time: Multiple Shows

Both Comedy Works locations will be hosting New Year’s Eve shows to help you laugh more in 2018. Dan Cummings will be headlining three different shows on the 31st at the South location. Dan’s unusual observations and unique autobiographical stand-up have earned him spots on The Tonight Show, a Comedy Central half-hour and one-hour special, stand-up appearances on The Late Late ShowConan, and Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening.

Meanwhile at the downtown location, Steve “Mudflap” McGrew will also be headlining 3 shows on NYE. Steve ‘Mudflap’ McGrew (the hellbent southern gent) has been featured on Comedy Central in his own half hour special. He can be heard on 24/7 Comedy and on Sirius XM radio, as well as hosting the wildly popular podcasts Remasculate and Wrinkled Sheets.

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Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

Railroad Earth

When: December 31st
Where: Paramount Theater
Time: 9pm

Railroad Earth is a roots and Americana-based, newgrass, jam band from Stillwater, New Jersey. Their name was borrowed from the Jack Kerouac short story “October in the Railroad Earth.” The band also has a song by the same name written by Todd Sheaffer. Railroad Earth’s music combines elements of bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz, Celtic and more, and the group is also known for its extensive live improvisation and lyrical songwriting within an acoustic base.

Railroad Earth | Last Minute New Year's Eve Ideas

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

Neon New Year’s Eve

When: December 31st
Where: Tavern Downtown & Cowboy Lounge
Time: 8pm

Close out 2017 with Neon New Year’s Eve at Tavern Downtown! 2 CLUBS/3 DJS/1 COVER. Midnight countdown with LoDo’s largest fireworks display shot from theour rooftop! $35 pre-sale ticket price includes a beer, Fireball shot, champagne toast, and party favors with snowboard and electric guitar giveaways, a photo booth, and balloon drop.

Last Minute New Year's Eve Ideas | Neon New Year's

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

New Year’s Eve at the Clock-tower Cabaret

When: December 31st
Where: Lannie’s Clocktower
Time: 7pm & 10pm

Naughty Pierre and The Clocktower Clockettes present their best and brightest acts from the past year, with the sassy, classy attitude that made them the number one selling burlesque troupe in the Rocky Mountain Region. Only twelve acts were chosen – one for each month – and they range from ultra-classic to modern, from smolderingly sensuous to laugh out loud hilarious. This top-shelf, all-star lineup is the best of the best, together for one night only to ring in the new year!

Last Minute New Year's Eve Ideas

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

New Year’s Eve Party at Ratio Beerworks

When: December 31st
Where: Ratio Beerworks
Time: 8pm

Ring in the New Year by joining Ratio Beerworks for one hell of a yearend blowout. A night of special release firkins, late night chicken sandwiches from Rebel Restaurant, dance partying, and a balloon and keg drop at midnight. The Mystery Sisters DJ Duo will be spinning punk and dance vinyl tracks for the taproom dance party, so get ready to throw down. 2017 has been a real gut punch, so celebrate a clean slate over great beer and good times.

Ratio Beerworks | Last Minute New Year's Eve Ideas

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

Zoo Year’s Eve

When: December 31st
Where: The Denver Zoo
Time: 9pm

Join the Denver Zoo for Zoo Year’s Eve during the Zoo Lights celebration. The evening features fun activities for the entire family and an early New Year’s Eve countdown at 9 p.m. so your little ones can enjoy the holiday and still get home early for bed!

Zoo Year's Eve | Last Minute New Year's Eve Ideas

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

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