Ring in the New Year in ABQ Style

Ring in the New Year in ABQ Style

The holidays are coming to a close and 2015 is just around the corner. This year Albuquerque will be buzzing with great events to ring in the New Year! 

New Year's Eve dinner tables at Los Poblanos, ©Kim Donald 

If you're looking for a quiet, classy New Years celebration, head out to Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. Their New Year's Eve Affair is sure to please. Enjoy an elegant 4-course menu next to a cracking fire. Be sure to arrive early and enjoy artisan holiday cocktails prior to dinner.

  Santa Ana New Year's Eve at The Stage

Dance off those holiday pounds at the The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino's Rouge New Year's Eve Ball. Inspired by the artistic allure of Paris in the late 19th century, this over-the-top event commingles the risqué world of burlesque with New Mexico's premiere nightclub. Enjoy music from DJ Automatic who will spin the best in dance music all night long and sip specialty-themed cocktails and VIP amenities.

Hotel Cascada New Year's Eve Party 

Can't forget the kiddos! Hotel Cascada's New Year's Countdown Splash Party is sure to entertain both parents and kids. Slip into your swim suits and swim, splash and dance at New Mexico's only indoor waterpark. There will be a champagne and sparkling cider toast at midnight, games, prizes and giveaways.

Explora and New Mexico Museum of Natural History New Year's Eve Party 

This party is going to be so big they needed two museums! The New Year's Eve Museum Masquerade will feature live music, a laser show, food trucks and more. Explore the museum galleries of both Explora and The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and don't forget your mask!

Manhattan on the Mesa New Year's Eve Party

This year Manhattan is coming to the mesa thanks to the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Enjoy a Sardi's style dinner, watch the ball drop at Times Square, toast the New Year with a signature Sandia Manhattan and then take in a special balloon glow.  

These are just a few of Albuquerque's New Year's events. Be sure to check out ABQ365's New Year's Eve Celebrations page for more ideas!



A California girl in the high desert, Natalie spends her time taking in Albuquerque's rich film and theater scene and cheering on the University of New Mexico Lobos. She is a fan of all things "nerd" and perfecting her recipe for Green Chile Stew. Natalie lives in Albuquerque with her husband.


Natalie is an Administrative Assistant for the Marketing, Communications & Tourism department at Visit Albuquerque. The opinions shared on this blog are her own. 

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