Consider the possibilities. On New Year's Eve in Albuquerque, there's nothing quite like doing a midnight countdown in the company of friends. Many hotels and casinos offer New Year's Eve packages that include dinner and dancing, or you can make a night of it at any one of many upscale restaurants that offer special menus for New Year's Eve and prix-fixe pricing. Or you can just settle in at your favorite bar or club for music and adult beverages shared with friends. This list features the most unusual parties and events, along with one that's family-friendly. Cheers.
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Ring in 2018 in elegant style at the Hotel Andaluz's New Year's Eve Black & White Ball. The Tracy Whitney Quartet will entertain in the lobby from 8 to 11 p.m., followed by a dance party that includes a DJ from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Count down to midnight, when there will be a balloon drop and Champagne toast to the new year.
The New Year's Eve package includes a room for the night at the hotel, a bottle of sparkling wine, a breakfast buffet for two, and late checkout. (You'll appreciate that perk.) Prices vary depending on the room you choose. Tickets to the party only are $49 per person.
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Have a Spanish-style New Year's Eve at Tablao Flamenco at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. As you are entertained with world-class flamenco dancing you'll be wined and dined with tapas and cava, sangria, or wine. After that light dinner and the performance, you can continue your celebration in the hotel's QBar Lounge or Casa Esencia, which are both hosting New Year's Eve parties complete with DJs, live entertainment, and Champagne toasts at midnight. Each venue is offering separate packages, complete with accommodations and breakfast or brunch.
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From 9 until 11:45 p.m. the Civic Plaza will be open to those who want to come together and welcome the new year. This free event is family-friendly, with activities that include ice skating, food trucks, concessions, and holiday tunes. There will be holiday drinks for those 21 and older.
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The music group Red Wine's annual New Year's Eve bash will be at the Marriott Pyramid North for 2017. 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 2018 at midnight. Tickets are $110 for singles or $190 per couple. If you want to forget about driving home after all this partying, book a room at the hotel. Rooms start at $99, and breakfast complete with a mimosa is included.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is serving up dinner at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe for New Year's Eve. It's a four-course prix-fixe menu of new Native American cuisine, from which you can "tailor your courses," the cultural center says, to match your own tastes. You can also order a la carte, and wine pairings will be offered. Dinner will be served from 5 to 10 p.m.; the prix-fixe option is $50 per person, with wine pairings an additional $15 each.