Consider the possibilities. On New Year's Eve in Albuquerque, there's nothing quite like doing a midnight countdown in the company of friends. Check back for updates as more information becomes available. These parties are all 21+, though the Tamaya offers babysitting services for children.
Looking for something special without the party? Consider a special place for dinner.
Updated for 2015/2016; information added as made available, and is subject to change.
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125 Second Street NW
The Hotel Andaluz' New Year's Eve party to ring in 2016 will be a masquerade ball. The party will have a "Call to the Wild" theme, so dress as your favorite wild creature. There will be live music by Soul Kitchen. There will be a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast as well as party favors to bring in 2016. Enjoy complementary valet parking. The party runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Get more info by calling 505.242.9090.
Ticket packages include:
General admission is $50 in advance; $60 day of, and includes party favors, balloon drop and champagne toast.
Stay overnight and enjoy a special room package.
The package at $299 includes one-night room accommodations for two, entrance for two to theNew Year’s Eve party in the lobby, a special gift in the room and a breakfast buffet.
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800 Rio Grande NW
The Hotel Albuquerque has several packages available for New Years Eve. The Champagne Ball in the Alvarado Ballroom includes a four course steak and lobster dinner, entertainment by Vanilla Pop and John Cousins, a champagne toast at midnight, and exclusive rates for those who stay the night. Cost is $100 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event runs from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The QBar New Year's Eve tickets are $40 per person, and the event runs from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Dance to the music of DJ Sez and ring in the New Year. Get the package which starts at $229 and includes admission to the party for two guests, accommodations in a guest room, champagne toast at midnight, late check out of 2 p.m., complementary wifi, and a Local Treasures discount card. Call 505-843-6300 and use the code QBar.
The Casa Esencia New Year's Eve party tickets are $60 per person and includes music by DJ Beatnick and Josh Burg. There is also a guest room package that includes... admission to the celebration for two guests, accommodations in a guest room, champagne toast at midnight, late check out at 2 p.m., complementary wifi, and a Local Treasures discount card. Room packages start at $249. Call 505-843-6300 and use code CASA. Pre-purchase at a rate of $189 through HoldMyTicket.com.
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Balloon Museum's Manhattan on the Mesa
The Albuquerque Balloon Museum will hold a special New Year's Eve event called "Manhattan on the Mesa." The celebration takes place December 31 on New York time. Have a New York style dinner and dance to the Bad Katz Band. Watch the ball drop in New York city and then join another party to bring in the new year on New Mexico time.
Find out more about Manhattan on the Mesa.
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The Hotel Cascada's water park makes for a great place for families to bring in the new year. The second annual NYE Splash Party begins at 3:30 p.m.. Splash around to a live DJ performance. Close to midnight, watch the countdown from Times Square while toasting with complementary champagne or sparkling cider. The next morning, brunch will be served. The package includes four tickets to the party, waterpark and and brunch. Packages start at $249. Extra tickets are $50 each.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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From 8 p.m. until midnight, the Civic Plaza will be open to those who want to come together and welcome in the New Year. The 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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1000 Woodward Place NE
The Embassy Suites offers a New Year's eve Masquerade Ball. The package includes a two room suite on New Year's Eve and two tickets to the Masquerade Ball. Start the evening with a three course meal, live entertainment, six cocktails per couple, champagne toast at midnight, party favors and breakfast the next day in the cafe. Cost is $299 plus tax per couple.
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2401 12th NW
Enjoy New Year's Eve dinner and dancing in one package. Purchase two dinners and two NYE party tickets and get a bottle of champagne. The dinner is three courses. Music will be by the Memphis P-Tails and Raven Rutherford. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes party favors and champagne toast. The party runs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Enjoy dinner prior to the party from 5 to 10 p.m.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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806 Central SE
Party at the Parq New Year's Eve. The party package includes two tickets to the party that features music by a DJ in the Parlor. There will be deluxe appetizers, a champagne toast at midnight, and a midnight breakfast buffet. Enjoy breakfast New Year's Day, complimentary parking, and wireless access. Rates start at $229 for traditional king guest rooms.
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The annual NYE party featuring the group Red Wine will take place at the Marriott Pyramid. Cost is $185 per couple or $100 per person. The party includes dinner, door prizes, party favors, a balloon drop and a champagne toast at midnight. Music will be by Red Wine.
To purchase tickets, contact Cathy Ramirez at 720-6199 or Lorenzo Ramirez at 573-0139.
Rooms are available for $100.74 (includes tax). Call 881-6800.
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Route 66 Casino at Laguna, west on I-40
New Year's Eve will be a Cirque Extravaganza at the 66 Resort. There will be aerialists swinging overhead. Pose with stiltwalkers, jugglers and dancers, and watch magicians. Dine in several different 66 restaurants. There will be Cirque Ziva Shows at 3 p.m. and at 8 p.m., tickets $20. Dance music in Envy Nightlife ($10 cover) or the Grand Ballroom (free).
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2600 Louisiana NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Enjoy dancing and live music by The Pink Flamingos, performance art by Artrageous, overnight accommodations, dinner and dance party, breakfast buffet for two on New Year's day. The cost is $289 per couple, or $200 a couple for the dinner and dance event only. 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The Sheraton Uptown also offers a package special that includes dinner, overnight accommodations and breakfast for two.
There will be giveaways and prizes, a fabulous meal and party favors.
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1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Ana Pueblo
Enjoy New Year's Eve at the Tamaya from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. The cost is free to guests and includes free party favors, live entertainment and a midnight balloon drop. Call for rates.