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 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 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.

Hello Future: NYE 2023

Electric Playhouse

Say hello to 2024 at the Hello Future celebration at Electric Playhouse. Check out lots of live music as we say goodbye to 2023. Dress in your fashion forward best. 

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. Whether it's a New Mexican Noon Year or a New Mexican New Year's Eve, or even a late-night party featuring En Vogue, 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 at Dancing Through the Decades, which 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. Visit some of the top bars in the area to ring in the new year with a cheers.

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.