Colorado Springs has everything you need to ring in the New Year: fireworks, parties, and a good selection of hotels and restaurants. Lots of residents head to the state's capital to enjoy Denver New Year's Eve, but there is still a lot going on in Colorado Springs. Besides the New Year's celebrations, there are plenty of attractions in the area worth visiting—the Garden of the Gods, legendary Pikes Peak, and Seven Falls Park, just to name a few.
Pikes Peak AdAmAn Club Fireworks
Every December 30–31, some 30 mountaineers climb the icy slopes of Pikes Peak along Barr Trail to ignite a magnificent fireworks display. On a clear night, the pyrotechnic show can be seen for hundreds of miles along the Colorado Rockies. On December 31, at the stroke of midnight, go outside and raise your head to enjoy the spectacular fireworks over Pikes Peak. Rooftop bars and restaurants across Colorado Springs offer a great view over the Peak and the fireworks. Another excellent viewing spot is the Garden of the Gods at the base of the mountain. For the brightest New Year's Eve memories, you can book a helicopter flight by Colorado Vertical to view the firework display and the stunning Rockies from above.
This beautiful tradition dates back to 1922 and is held in memory of the "Frozen Five": Fred Morath, Ed Morath, Harry Standley, Willis Magee, and Fred Barr, who would climb to the summit of Pikes Peak to celebrate New Year's.
The Broadmoor's New Year's Eve Gala and New Year's Bash
The luxurious Broadmoor Resort rings in the New Year in style: a black-tie New Year's Gala at the Broadmoor Hall. The event features a gourmet four-course dinner accompanied by live music. At midnight, a celebration with champagne and a balloon drop with live band music brings everyone to their feet and cheers the hearts.
For those who prefer something more casual, the Broadmoor throws a New Year’s Bash at the International Center. All you should consider is a fancy dress code (no black tie required, though), appetite, and a good mood for the party. From 7:30 pm until after midnight you can enjoy tapas and dance to DJ music. All this fun ends with a champagne toast and a confetti cannon at midnight. Note that dinner is served at 8 pm and dancing starts at 9:30 pm. Admission starts at $950. So, be prepared to splash out.
If you want to get into the festive mood, enjoy holiday light displays across the city. You can go skating in Acacia Park. Glide under the Christmas lights and stars while listening to holiday tunes in the heart of Colorado Springs. Closer to the Broadmoor Resort, you can enjoy the special program at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo—Electric Safari, which runs through early January. The only mountain zoo in the US features 85 light sculptures, large bonfires, indoor animal exhibits, and wonderful light displays.
New Year in Colorado Springs promises an excellent mix of parties, fine dining, spectacular fireworks, and scenic views over the Rockies. Feel free to book a stay and spend the last night of the year with comfort in Colorado Springs.