Once again Downtown Denver is the place to be for two spectacular fireworks shows, one for those such as families seeking an earlier evening at 9 p.m. and a second, identical extravaganza at midnight on New Year’s Eve, December 31. Both run about 8 minutes. Best viewing is the mile-long 16th Street Mall, which is lined with outdoor cafes equipped with heat lamps for those who prefer to people watch in comfort.
While thousands stroll the Mall, costumed entertainers, DJs spinning music (from 8 p.m. to midnight), balloon artists, stilt walkers and comedians interact with the crowds. Also, RTD services are FREE on New Year’s Eve starting at 7 p.m., making it easy and safe to take the bus or Light Rail downtown for all the festivities.
16th Street Mall