On December 31, 2018, in Albuquerque, there's nothing quite like doing a midnight countdown in the company of loved ones and friends. The city hosts lively parties, specialty dinner menus, live music, and more to ring in New Year's Eve.
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Ring in 2019 in with some hops and ale at the Rio Bravo Brewing Company's Brew Years Eve party.
Chris Dracup & Funk of the West Band sets the mood with swinging tunes as patrons partake of a photo booth, dancing and dozens of beers on tap. The dress code is black and white attire, and admission includes a four-course dinner with dessert paired to a beer for each portion of the meal. The $35.00 ticket includes a champagne toast at midnight.
The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Barrel Room and ends at 12:30 a.m.
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The hotel hosts its annual Paint Uptown Pink! event featuring the thumping tunes of Tijeras-based rock band The Pink Flamingos. The musical group is famous for their vast song repertoire that spans decades from big band tunes, 80's classics, Broadway, modern rock and more. Admission includes dinner, dancing, and drinks. The hotel will also offer a special room package for those that want to spend the night.
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Why restrict yourself to a single venue when the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory and New Mexico Entertainment Magazine have teamed up to offer one ticket for a plethora of drinking venues? Guests will be transported by private trolley to five bars (Albuquerque Social Club, Matanza Beer Kitchen, The Copper Lounge, Nob Hill Bar and Grill, O'Neill's Pub) and whisked inside past the waiting crowds. Food and drink specials will be available at each venue but book fast as the hosts cap the participants to 34 people for the evening.
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Ring in the new with a bit of the old. The Route 66 Casino Hotel's Legend auditorium brings to the stage the iconic sounds of rock & roll doo-wop legends, Sha Na Na. The group is celebrating their 50th anniversary of performing and will belt out classics from the musical Grease and relay tales from five decades on the road. Tickets are $20.00.
After the performance, guests can toast with tequila and chow down on perfectly seared steaks at the Thunder Road Steakhouse & Cantina. For super-hungry party goers, the hotel recently re-opened the Buffet 66 Fresh Market, providing an all-you-eat-buffet.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Music group Red Wine's annual New Year's Eve bash will be held at the Marriott Pyramid North for 2019. Besides great music and dancing, you'll be treated to an elegant meal of filet mignon, jumbo shrimp, garlic mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, and pyramid chocolate cake. A balloon drop and Champagne toast will welcome 2019 at midnight.
Tickets are $110.00 for singles or $190.00 per couple. If you want to forget about driving home after the party, book a room at the hotel. Rooms start at $99.00, and breakfast complete with a mimosa is included.
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Ring in 2019 in historic Old Town Albuquerque. Hotel Albuquerque is offering a package deal for two featuring a party at the hotel's QBar Lounge. Packages start at $259 and include a great time at the QBar with Champagne toast at midnight, accommodations for two, breakfast for two on New Year's Day and free parking.
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It's New Year's Eve, Pueblo style—well, almost. At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center you can dance to the music of hONEy hoUSe, enjoy warm bowls of traditional stew and have a Champagne toast at midnight with party favors all for $30 per person. Overnights can be arranged at the nearby Holiday Inn Express Old Town.