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Ringing in the New Year, Near Crystal Valley!

POSTED December 30, 2021

New Year’s Eve in Castle Rock and surrounds includes plenty of ways to celebrate the beginning of 2022—from Noon Year’s Eve parties for kids to all-out NYE galas for adults.

TODAY/TONIGHT, December 30

The Parker Players bring their original holiday-themed sketch comedy show back to Parker, in a performance that’s filled with seasonal and Colorado references. Improv for a Claus is an evening of comedy in the style of the Second City Revue, appropriate for ages 10+. 

Parker Performing Arts School, 15035 Compark Blvd., Parker 
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20

Thursday-Saturday, December 30-January 1

Up and coming comedian Dusty Slay hails from Nashville and has the honor of being the youngest comedian to ever perform at the legendary Grand Ole Opry.

He’s since appeared on the famed stage three times in less than six months and hosted the CMA Fest Forever Country Stage. See why Variety named him one of their “10 Comics to Watch for 2019.”

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 7:15 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$24
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, December 30-January 2

For a great way to spend New Year’s Eve with family and friends, gather everyone and head to Rink at the Rock! You can skate to fun party music, meet up with friends, and let the kids meet up with their friends in a safe place! 

Rink at the Rock, 414 Perry St, Castle Rock
Thurs./Fri., 11:00 a.m.  – 9:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$10

Bid the 2021 adieu with a final look at holiday lights. Everyone knows the best display in the area is Franktown’s drive-through experience with over 200,000 Christmas lights on 2.5 acres!

While the display is completely FREE to visit, donations of non-perishable food items are welcome and will be delivered to local food banks.  

Franktown Festival of Lights, 575 N. White Tail Dr., Franktown
5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Friday, December 31

Kids up to age 10 can celebrate New Year’s Eve by counting down earlier in the day and still get to bed on time! Sign your kids up for one of two time slots—each offers fun games, exciting adventures, and a BIG balloon drop at the end of the hour.

My Gym, 5690 E. County Line Place, Unit D, Highlands Ranch
10:00-11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Register: $25
Phone: 303-730-3087

This is an all-day family adventure, perfect for older kids and teens, as well as little ones and parents. Your family can ring in the New Year with a 3-hour unlimited pass to laser tag, bowling, miniature golf, XD dark ride, go-karts and more! Don’t miss the countdown at NOON with noisemakers and hats, a balloon drop, and bubble wrap stomp. 

Boondocks Food & Fun, 18706 Cottonwood Dr., Parker
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30
Phone: 720-842-1100

Teens will love being in the audience of this NYE stand-up comedy show! Fast-rising comedian Dusty Slay has a positive, observational comedy and a relatable point of view. The earliest show of the evening is open to all ages (although the comedy is recommended for ages 13 and up). A parent or legal guardian must accompany those under the age of 18. 

Adults 21+ can celebrate by attending one of two later shows—the final show is a NYE extravaganza, including party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and countdown with the comics!

Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village
5:00 p.m. (All ages), 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. (Ages 21+)
Tickets: $25-$55
Phone: 720-274-6800

Just for kids ages 2-10! This special NYE party takes place earlier in the evening and offers a bunch of fun activities for little ones, including play time, a festive science experiment, the chance to make “blocktails,” and popping confetti poppers!

Play Street Museum, 9370 S. Colorado Blvd., Highlands Ranch
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20

For an adult NYE party that lets you put on your platform dancing shoes, you’ll love this tribute to the 1970s! Boogie Machine is a local cover band that plays all the best disco tunes and more, so you can dance the night away!

Enjoy a full evening of delicious bites like lobster puffs, shrimp cocktail, teriyaki beef skewers, marinated chicken skewers, and caprese skewers as well as a fruit station and charcuterie station. And then there’s dinner! You’ll have a choice of surf and turf, herb-crusted double-breast stuffed chicken, lemon-butter salmon, or vegetarian steak. An indulgent dessert bar and signature holiday cocktail are also included. If that’s not enough, there’s a champagne toast at midnight and midnight snacks!

Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel, 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., Lone Tree
6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (next day)
Tickets: $150
Phone: 303-799-9940

For one of the few New Year’s Eve parties that welcomes all ages AND lets you dress up in your favorite cosplay costume, Nan Desu Kan’s NYE is not to be missed! Dress up in semi-formal fashion (either cosplay or not), and enjoy dancing, board gaming, video gaming, and a pachinko parlor.

There will also be fantastic food and drinks, vendors, professional photography, and more!

Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, 10345 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree
7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (next day)
Tickets: $35-$40

Here’s a novel way to spend New Year’s Eve! Dress up like it’s the Roaring 1920s and participate in a mystery that involves mob bosses and underground speakeasies. Guests will be assigned roles—a possible victim or murderer—and you’ll mingle and ask questions to figure out whodunnit. The evening includes a 4-course gourmet meal, champagne toast at midnight, three rounds of sleuthing, access to the board game library, and a Sonoma train ride simulation!

Game Train USA, 2690 E. County Line Rd., Suite E., Highlands Ranch
7:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (next day)
Tickets: $120
Phone: 303-797-9224

If you’d rather play arcade games than dress up and go to a fancy party, this is the NYE party for you! You’ll have access to unlimited bowling, laser tag, XD Dark Ride, as well as $10 in arcade play. The evening includes a prime rib buffet served from 8:30-9:30 p.m., dessert buffet, two top-shelf drink tickets, a champagne toast, and balloon drop at midnight. This event is for ages 21+ only.

Boondocks Food & Fun, 18706 Cottonwood Dr., Parker
8:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (next day)
Tickets: $100
Phone: 720-842-1100

Saturday, January 1

What better way to start out the New Year than on a guided hike through the beautiful sandstone formations on the Fountain Valley Trail in Roxborough State Park? The 2.2 mile hike is guided by two naturalists who will point out an amazing variety of wildlife and rock formations. Bring water, food, appropriate apparel, yaktrax or micro-spikes, and poles.

Roxborough State Park, 4751 N. Roxborough Dr., Littleton
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Register: FREE ($10 State Parks Day Pass Required to Enter Park)
Phone: 303-973-3959

Start the New Year in Crystal Valley!

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