presented by the Downtown Denver Partnership and co-sponsored by VISIT DENVER and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District
As part of the Partnership’s Winter in the City program, the two spectacular fireworks shows will occur at 9 p.m. and Midnight, taking place simultaneously at two undisclosed sites along the 16th Street Mall. It is recommended that viewers stand along the 16th Street Mall for optimal viewing.
Festivities will include 10-15 live DJs performing along the 16th Street Mall. Each will play dance music from 8pm to midnight, and will do a countdown by Mayor Hancock at the 9pm and 12pm fireworks show.
The music and fun will also continue at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park, where Denver's popular DJ Chonz will perform live at the rink from 6 to 10pm. The rink will open at 10am and will remain open until 11:00pm. It will reopen on New Year's Day at 10am and offer free skate rentals for everyone! For more information, please visit www.SouthwestRink.com.
You can view the fireworks anywhere along the 16th Street Mall.
All RTD bus and light rail service is FREE on New Year's Eve from 7pm to 6am on January 1st. Please note, between 8pm and 1am, RTD light rail trains will NOT cross the 16th Street Mall. The 16th Street Mall Ride shuttles will stop temporarily during the two fireworks shows, and will continue running until 2am. For more information on transit schedule changes, and alternative transit options, please visit
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Plan Before You Party
If you are celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, plan ahead before you party. Park your car in an overnight lot, take a cab or public transportation. Designate a sober driver before anyone takes a sip.
Create your own night on the town! Make your reservation now at one of the many hotels offering New Year's Eve Packages.
New Years Eve Vending:
As part of our New Year’s Eve Fireworks event, we would like to invite you to
vend on the 16th St. Mall for one night only – Dec. 31 6 pm – 2 am. If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your application and payment by Dec. 15th to: Downtown Denver Partnership, 511 16th Street Suite 200, Denver, CO 80202 or call 303-534-6161.