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9Things to do in Denver and Colorado this New Yr’s 2022 weekend

9Things to do in Denver and Colorado this New Yr’s 2022 weekend

Soak within the magic of the season with New Yr’s festivities and fireworks this weekend.

COLORADO, USA — It has been a protracted, full yr of wonderful occasions, live shows, festivals, artwork festivals, county festivals and sporting occasions within the Centennial State.

As we leap into 2022, this weekend affords fireworks, live shows and New Yr’s celebrations and events. Earlier than fireworks gentle up the sky over downtown Denver Saturday night time, the sights, sounds and pleasure of Occasions Sq. will come to Kids’s Museum of Denver — all earlier than bedtime.

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DENVER — After a pandemic hiatus in 2020, the sky will gentle up as soon as once more over downtown Denver on New Yr’s Eve. Denver will launch two firework reveals on Friday, Dec. 31 over the sixteenth Avenue Mall within the coronary heart of downtown. The firework reveals will start at 9 p.m. and midnight to assist ring in 2022.

The equivalent firework shows will likely be synched to a music playlist from reside DJs alongside the mall working from 8 p.m. to midnight. Every firework present will run for about eight minutes and will be seen anyplace alongside the mall.

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DENVER — Households can benefit from the sights, sounds and pleasure of Occasions Sq., on the Kids’s Museum, all earlier than bedtime. The Kids Museum’s Midday Yr’s Eve occasion on Friday, Dec. 31 options countdowns with ball drops a ten a.m., 12 p.m. and a pair of p.m. plus music, tasty treats and extra. This yr’s Midday Yr’s Eve additionally guarantees sock skating, sledding and surprises. Reservations are required at

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Pikes Peak custom since 1922, hearty climbers traverse the icy slopes of Pikes Peak to supply a spectacular present for spectators within the Colorado Springs area. At midnight on New Yr’s Eve the climbers set off an enormous fireworks show for the delight of everybody under. On a transparent night time, the AdAmAn Membership Fireworks will be seen for lots of of miles alongside the Entrance Vary and japanese plains. That is really a Colorado custom you must expertise no less than as soon as.

LOVELAND — Loveland has a beautiful approach to ring within the new yr — Centerra New Yr’s Eve Bash. Staged at The Promenade Retailers at Centerra and Chapungu Sculpture Park, you may have fun the brand new yr with meals, actions, ice skating and fireworks. Most actions are free, aside from ice skating.

On Friday, Dec. 31, the Winter Wonderlights present will run each half-hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The sunshine and music present options six songs and shifting lights on the 23-foot-tall LED mappable Christmas Tree. The sunshine present is free and open to the general public. At 8 p.m. catch Centerra’s New Yr’s Eve group fireworks present from both the Primary Plaza at The Promenade Retailers or at Chapungu Sculpture Park.

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DENVER — America’s greatest digital New Yr’s celebration is the two-night occasion of the (finish of the) at Colorado Conference Heart this weekend. That includes performances by Journey Membership B2B Bear Grillz, The Chainsmokers, Zeds Useless, Zedd, Louis The Baby, Steve Aoki, Zhu and extra, Decadence is considered one of Denver’s greatest New Yr’s Eve celebrations. Basic Admission, VIP and two-day passes can be found at

DENVER — Ring in 2022 together with your alternative of two New Yr’s Eve events on the new McGregor Sq.. The Plaza Occasion at McGregor Sq. Plaza options an open bar, reside DJ and photograph sales space as you rely all the way down to the ball drop on the huge 66-foot LED display within the outside plaza. The Midnight Rally at The Rally Lodge at McGregor Sq. could have festivities within the lodge’s expansive indoor lounge and outside terrace. Each events are prime spots to take pleasure in McGregor Sq.’s unique fireworks present. Reserve your tickets on-line.

DENVER — Decision’s interactive, all-inclusive 21+ open-bar New Yr’s Eve celebration is a convention 12 years working. This yr, Decision is ringing in 2022 with LED occasion favors, blacklight face paint, immersive experiences, photo-ops, DJs and a midnight countdown that includes a large balloon drop crammed with $2022 in glowing $2 payments. Decision 2022 takes place contained in the McNichols Occasion Heart & Artwork Gallery at Civic Heart Park.

DENVER —The Denver New Years’ Eve 2022 Black Tie Occasion at Mile Excessive Station options the longest open bar in Denver, with six hours of limitless drinks. Attendees may even take pleasure in reside music from native cowl bands and reside DJs. The second flooring will function Las Vegas-style on line casino video games and prizes. A large 2,000-balloon drop will happen when the clock strikes midnight.

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DENVER — The Colorado Symphony’s common annual custom “A Evening in Vienna” returns on Friday, Dec. 31. The rousing number of polkas, waltzes and marches begins at 6:30 p.m. New Yr’s Eve at Boettcher Live performance Corridor, guaranteeing attendees will not miss the sixteenth Avenue Mall fireworks. Reserve your seats at

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Philharmonic will have fun New Yr’s Eve with a live performance celebrating Broadway’s best reveals. The Philharmonic will swing into the brand new yr at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 on the Pikes Peak Heart for the Performing Arts. Get your tickets at

DENVER — The Colorado Mammoth are again at Ball Area this Friday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. to tackle the New York Riptide. New this season, the Mammoth have opened a Occasion Zone that may host greater than 300 of the crew’s greatest followers. Followers can the distinctive, standing-room-only space with a mixture of yard video games, drink choices, social alternatives and extra. Tickets for Friday’s sport can be found at

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LOVELAND — The annual New Yr’s Eve Excessive Rodeo Problem returns to the Budweiser Occasions Heart on Friday, Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. The occasion options rodeo favorites together with saddle bronc driving, bareback driving, bull driving, bullfighting and mutton bustin’. is the place for tickets.

DENVER — Broadway is again in Colorado for the primary time in 22 months. Disney’s “The Lion King” is enjoying on the Buell Theatre on the Denver Performing Arts Complicated by way of Sunday, Jan 2. Greater than 95 million folks have skilled the unbelievable music, units and costumes of this Broadway spectacular. A winner of six Tony Awards, “The Lion King” continues its reign as one of many greatest musicals in historical past. For tickets and showtimes, go to

LOVELAND — Loveland’s Winter Wonderlights lights and musical gentle present runs each night time 5 to 9 p.m. by way of Sunday, Jan. 2. This yr, Winter Wonderlights added 20,000 further lights, bringing its show to 100,000 vacation string lights, twinkling bulbs, LED mappable snowflakes and coronary heart arches, illuminated African stone sculptures and a brand new 23-foot LED mappable Christmas tree.

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DENVER — Elitch Gardens’ first-ever holiday-season occasion continues by way of Sunday, Jan. 2. Luminova Holidays options three million lights, a 65-foot Christmas tree, 200-foot sweet cane tunnel, Santa Claus and extra. The occasion runs evenings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and reservations will likely be required at

LITTLETON — A Hudson Christmas is an outside pageant of lights that’s certain to brighten your vacation spirit. Again after two lengthy years, the backyard’s woods are remodeled right into a winter wonderland of brightly lit bushes set in opposition to the night time sky, reflecting off our bodies of water. With family and friends, scorching chocolate, tasty treats and photograph alternatives, A Hudson Christmas is a must-see Colorado custom. A Hudson Christmas will likely be open choose dates by way of Friday, Dec. 31. Tickets will be discovered at

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electrical Safari affords 60 gentle sculptures illuminating the zoo’s 50 acres. Together with the warming fires all through the zoo, the astounding shows will fill you with heat and vacation spirit as you gaze out on the glowing lights of Colorado Springs. Electrical Safari is open most nights by way of Saturday, Jan. 1. Reserve your passes at

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DENVER —  The Denver Zoo will gentle greater than two million lights for its thirty first annual Zoo Lights celebration. Zoo Lights will span 80 acres and with new installations and choices in addition to returning favorites together with nightly ice-carving demonstrations. Zoo Lights runs by way of Sunday, Jan. 2 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Denver Zoo officers stated Zoo Lights tickets promote out annually. The zoo encourages of us to e-book tickets on-line upfront to safe a spot.

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AURORA — Mission: Save Christmas that includes Elf will likely be open at Gaylord Rockies by way of Sunday, Jan. 2. The all-ages multisensory expertise lets company be a part of Buddy the Elf in answering the decision from Santa to assist muster sufficient Christmas cheer to assist Santa’s sleigh fly. In a single day packages and occasion tickets will be bought at

AURORA — Gaylord Rockies’ vacation present Cirque Goals Holidaze is a cirque journey and Broadway-style musical wrapped into one family-friendly present. Cirque Goals Holidaze is a celebration of toy troopers, snowmen, reindeer, gingerbread, penguins, vacation characters and Santa. The present options world-class aerialists, singers and dancers. The present performs by way of Sunday, Jan. 2.

WESTMINSTER — Butterfly Pavilion’s Residing Lights options biofluorescent invertebrates together with scorpions, glowing reveals, a Firefly Forest with aerial artists and charming performers culminating in an electrifying child’s glow-in-the-dark dance occasion and unveiling of the Firefly Princess. Residing Lights runs nightly by way of Sunday, Jan 2. To study extra and buy tickets, go to

FEDERAL HEIGHTS & MORRISON — Denver’s greatest drive-through Christmas gentle shows are open for one more vacation season. Christmas in Coloration has drive-through gentle shows at Water World in Federal Heights and Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. The show options multiple million LED lights organized into tunnels, bushes, large sweet canes, snowflakes and extra, all synchronized to festive vacation music on the FM radio dial. Tickets are on sale now at ChristmasinColor.web. The shows will likely be open by way of Sunday, Jan. 2.

DENVER — The seven-story tall, 39-foot diameter Mile Excessive Tree options gentle reveals choreographed to vacation music on the tallest pixel LED expertise tree within the nation. The large tree is showing for a second-straight yr on the sixteenth Avenue Mall at Welton Avenue. The Mile Excessive Tree will likely be lit up nightly by way of Saturday, Jan. 1 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Entry to see the tree is free and open to the general public.

LAKEWOOD — Denver Heart for the Performing Arts’ greatest vacation expertise ever is that this yr’s Camp Christmas, an outside/indoor extravaganza at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park. The expertise options artist Lonnie Hanzon’s fantastical wonderland of lights, dazzling decorations, music and memorabilia in numerous yuletide scenes throughout a six-acre panorama. Camp Christmas runs by way of Sunday, Jan 2. Get your tickets at

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