In the past 12 months, 2016 took George Michael (shakes fist!), Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali, and so many other notable men and women (not to mention the threat of Carrie Fisher — c’mon!). For many of my good friends and myself, 2016 was also a personally trying year as well.
I know I’m not alone when I say that I cannot wait to kick 2016 to the curb and ring in a new year. This year, I think it’s time to do it up and, instead of sitting on the couch while watching the ball drop, it needs to be an all out celebration on December 31.
So where can you find a New Years Even event in Boulder next week? Well, I tell you, there are some good ones out there. Here are a few.
This historic hotel in Downtown Boulder is hosting five, count ‘em, five parties under one roof on New Years Eve, all at varying levels of cray.
- The Event Center: For $85, you can enjoy food stands from around the world, drink specials all night, a dessert bar, roving entertainers, and Mannequin the Band playing all night long
- The Mezzanine: Enjoy a buffet dinner with reserved seating, access to the lobby party and dance floor, a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast, and other surprises throughout the night for $145 per person.
- Spruce Farm & Fish: If dinner is more your thing, then enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal with a complimentary glass of wine for $65 per person.
- License No. 1: If you just want to party the night away without breaking the bank, $25 gets you entry as well as shot and drink specials.
- The Corner Bar: With free access until 8 p.m., this is the perfect place to warm up before a night of partying with live music from the Trubelos Newgrass Trio.
St. Julien Hotel
Another downtown favorite is hosting an epic shindig on New Years Eve. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the St. Julien Hotel is treating guests to five hours of entertainment, four cocktail bars, three music venues, and two street food stations all for $95 per person or $160 per couple. The price includes an all-access pass to the hotel public space, featuring music by Quemando and Honeycomb, playing simultaneously in two separate areas; food stations; a midnight balloon drop; party favors; and champagne toast.
Plaza Convention Center
If you live Northeast of Boulder, perhaps you’d like to check out this party in Longmont instead. Tickets are $25-$65 and include a range of perks from dinner and a beer tasting (Left Hand Brewing is an event partner) to overnight accommodations and a breakfast buffet. Here’s the real kicker: you can get childcare provided. For $50 a kid, Spark Enrichment will throw a New Years Eve party complete with a pizza dinner and arts and crafts all night long.
63rd Street Yoga Studio
Looking for something a little more Zen this New Years Eve? You might enjoy this visioning and meditation Yin Yoga complete with Tibetan bowls and flutes. Unwind with this deeply relaxing, candle-lit session of healing Yin Yoga while immersed in the healing vibrations of Tibetan bowls and flutes. Then rest in savasana, guided into a deep meditation focused on visioning and intention for the coming year. This could be a great way to begin 2017 with some positivity and self care.
Whatever your plans are this New Years Eve, I hope that your first day of 2017 is an unforgettable one.
PS: As a tribute to the gone, but impossible to forget George Michael, Boulderite Erin Weed of Evoso shared this video with us this morning.