New Year's Eve is known for the promise of new beginnings and the start of something good. Albuquerque is exploding with New Year’s Eve fun for all ages, tastes and celebration-styles. It doesn't matter how you ring in the New Year as long as you don't let it pass you by. 


New Year's Eve Events

New Year's Eve With the Opera

Albuquerque New Year's Eve with Opera Southwest at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Listen to the beautiful sounds of amazing Opera Southwest singers performing crowd favorites and classics at New Year's Eve with the Opera. After treating your ears to the amazing sounds, sip on champagne at a reception to ring in the new year.

Ring in the New Year with Balloons

Balloon Museum Interior

Celebrate a new year with balloons galore at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Explore balloon science activities, make hands-on New Year’s crafts, enjoy live music and take a picture with a celebratory balloon background.

New Year's Eve Before Dark

Albuquerque Museum

New Year’s Eve Before Dark is a free, family-friendly event at the Albuquerque Museum. Create your own calendar based on works that are on exhibit and tour the museum’s galleries.

New Year’s Eve Party

The Salt Yard New Years Party

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Dance the night away at the New Year’s Eve Party at the Salt Yard on the Eastside. With multiple DJs and casino table games, it is sure to be a celebration fit for a new year.

Neon New Years

Electric Playhouse

Be sure to wear your brightest outfit to the Neon New Years celebration at Electric Playhouse. Check out a curated fashion show and lots of live music as we say goodbye to 2022. 

Visit our New Year’s Eve event page for even more party options.


Places to Stay

Sandia Resort & Casino

Sandia Resort & Casino

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Stay at Sandia Resort & Casino if you want to attend multiple New Year’s celebrations. With everything from a special New Year’s Eve Rewind Party hosted by a DJ playing all the greatest hits to a Noon Year’s Eve celebration with a tribute to Elvis Presley, everyone is sure to find something they’ll enjoy.

Hotel Andaluz

Lobby of Hotel Andaluz

The historic Hotel Andaluz is a great place to stay for someone looking to be in the middle of New Year’s Eve events Downtown. Celebrate with a Disco Ball Drop at what is sure to be the glitziest, sparkliest New Year’s Eve party around.

Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites

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Celebrate in style at the New Year’s Eve Masquerade at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque. Located just outside downtown Albuquerque, this year’s masquerade features party favors, a champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight.


Where to Eat

Gruet Winery

Gruet Winery champagne cheers

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Enjoy a New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner at Gruet Winery. Featuring four courses and wine, this delicious meal is the perfect way to end your year.

M'Tucci's Bar Roma

M'Tucci's Bar Roma

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Spend New Year’s Eve dining on tasty Italian cuisine at M’Tucci’s Bar Roma New Year’s Eve celebrations. Listen to live jazz music as you indulge in Roman classics.

Albuquerque Bars

Bartender pouring drinks at Broken Trail

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Drink and be merry at one of the many bars in Albuquerque. Grab a ticket to the New Year’s Eve Bar Crawl to experience all Albuquerque has to offer. Get special deals on drinks as you visit the top bars in the area.


Other Things to do New Year’s Eve Weekend

Don’t let the party stop at the end of the year! Albuquerque has a host of exciting activities for everyone. Explore one of our many museums, head outside to enjoy the cold weather or warm up indoors with a spa day or some hot chile.