December 18  |  Local Events

9 Fun New Year’s Eve Events in Fort Collins to Ring in 2020

We can’t believe it, but 2020 is just a few days away! Not only are we celebrating a new year, but we’re also entering a brand new decade.

There are several events to help you ring in the new year in Fort Collins, from flashback Roaring ‘20s parties to exciting live music performances, most of which include a champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. Whether you want to be home by 8 p.m. or want to party well past midnight, celebrate 2020 at these New Year’s Eve events in Fort Collins!


New Years Eve “Around The World” 2020 Celebration at Chipper’s

December 31, 10 a.m.–Close | Chipper’s Lanes (College Center + Horsetooth)

New Years Eve "Around The World" 2020 Celebration at Chipper's

Celebrate the new year at Chipper’s Lane all day long — enjoying drink specials, laser tag, arcade games, and of course, bowling. New Year’s is celebrated with hourly specials each hour between 10 a.m. and 1 a.m. The event is free with the standard walk-in pricing, which ranges from $9.95 to $14.95.


New Year’s Eve Around the World at Fish

December 31, 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. | Fish

Head to Fish for their 19th Annual New Year’s Around the World celebration. This all-day party starting at 11:30 a.m. is the perfect opportunity to celebrate early if you’re not a night owl. Enjoy party hats and tiaras, noisemakers, beads, and free champagne for those 21 and over. Celebrate the start of the new year with people all throughout the world — including Colorado at midnight. This popular event fills up quickly, so call 970-224-1188 to get your name in!


“It’s Midnight Somewhere” New Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 4–8 p.m. | The Mayor of Old Town

“It’s Midnight Somewhere” New Year’s Eve Party

Whether you’re heading to bed early or you’re just looking for a good starting point, The Mayor of Old Town is the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Fort Collins. They’re beginning at 4 p.m. on December 31st with food specials, drink specials and new craft beers on their famous lineup of 100 taps. Call their team at 970-821-5991‬ to make a reservation.


New Year’s Eve Bash at Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon

December 31, 6 p.m.–2 a.m. | Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon

Country music icon Colt Ford has chosen to ring in the new year at Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon — which means you should too! In addition to a live performance from Colt Ford, don’t miss their famous balloon drop, which includes over $5,000 in prizes, including tickets to upcoming concerts at Sundance, free drink coupons, Sundance gift cards and merchandise, and a grand prize of free entry for the entirety of 2020. Plus, stick around for the complimentary champagne toast at midnight! Get your tickets before this exciting show sells out.


New Years Eve with Shakedown Street at The Mish

December 31, 7 p.m.–12 a.m. | The Mishawaka Amphitheatre

New Years Eve with Shakedown Street at The Mish

Named after the iconic Grateful Dead album, Shakedown Street is throwing a massive party at the Mishawaka this New Year’s Eve. They will be recreating a magical 1972 Grateful Dead show from Winterland Area in San Francisco. VIP tickets for the show include a poster signed by the band, reserved seating at a table, and a bootleg recording of the show, but both VIP and general admission tickets include a champagne toast at midnight!


NYE 2019 Louie’s Roaring ‘20s Party at Bar Louie

December 31, 8 p.m.–2 a.m. | Bar Louie

Bar Louie is hosting a special Roaring ‘20s-themed party to welcome the brand new decade. General admission is free (and includes a champagne toast!), but you can upgrade to the Elite Package for $50 to receive four drink tickets and an appetizer in addition to the champagne toast. 1920s attire is encouraged and you may enter a photo contest by tagging your photos with “#BarLouieNYE19” on Instagram.


New Year’s Eve at Avo’s

December 31, 8 p.m.–1 a.m. | Avogadro’s Number

New Year’s Eve at Avo’s

Avogadro’s Number is hosting an evening with exciting music from 9 p.m. all the way to 1 a.m. Dance in the new year with headliner Gora Gora Orkestar, a 10-piece brass band that blends Old World melodies of Eastern European folk with American funk and South American tango, to create a genre coined Brass-Hop. Plus, enjoy music from opening guests, The Honey Glitters at 9 p.m. and Charlie Brown Sweater Face at 10 p.m.


Trout Steak Revival with Wood Belly at Aggie Theatre

December 31, 9 p.m.–1 a.m. | Aggie Theatre

105.5 The Colorado Sound presents Trout Steak Revival with Wood Belly at Aggie Theatre. Trout Steak Revival extends across several genres and styles, blending folk, indie, bluegrass and roots, evoking its own style of Americana. Since winning the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition in 2014, Trout Steak Revival has become a quintessential Colorado band. The show starts at 9:30 and doors open at 9 p.m. Get your tickets to the show before they sell out!


Y2K: New Year’s Eve Party at The Lyric

December 31, 9 p.m. | The Lyric

Y2K: New Year’s Eve Party at The Lyric

Travel back in time to the year 1999 at The Lyric with their Y2K-themed New Year’s Eve party! DJ Jimeni and VJ Pre-9/11 will be spinning the best music videos from 1999 and 2000, inviting you to dance into the new decade. Plus, put on your best 1999-2000 themed outfits to participate in a costume contest. Tickets are $15 and includes a glass of champagne at midnight!


Happy New Year!

What events are you looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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