Here are some of the area’s offerings on New Year’s Eve
By Zach Hillstrom
The Southeast Express
With 2019 coming to an end and the new year fast approaching, it’s time for Southeast residents to start making their plans for New Year’s Eve.
For those with 2020 vision, here are some upcoming events to help you celebrate the holiday. This is not a complete list, but does include the neighborhood’s larger venues. Don’t drop the ball and miss out on the ball drop!
Noon Year’s Eve — Family Friendly
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Date: Dec. 31
Venue: Colorado Springs Event Center
Address: 3960 Palmer Park Blvd.
Info: The 11th annual Noon Year’s Eve, hosted by the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum, Macaroni Kid, and the Colorado Springs Event Center, is a family friendly affair that features a balloon drop and confetti blast at noon, character dance, STEAM activities, face painting, a silent auction and more.
Ticket Price: Early bird tickets can be purchased through Dec. 31 and range from $7.50 for individuals up to $26.25 for a family of up to 6 people. On the day of the event, prices increase by 25 percent.
Mardi Gras Carnival New Year’s Eve Party
Time: Early check-in begins at 1 p.m.; entertainment starts at 6 p.m.
Date: Dec. 31 to Jan. 1
Venue: Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center
Address: 2886 S. Circle Drive
Info: Hotel Eleganté is ringing in 2020 with its fourth annual Mardi Gras Carnival New Year’s Eve Party. This 21-and-over event features seven party rooms, three bands, five DJs, aerialists, fire dancers, show girls, a magician and a gaming parlor. Tickets include a seat at the New Orleans-themed dinner buffet, late-night hors d’oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast and, for overnight guests, a New Year’s Day breakfast buffet.
Ticket prices: Overnight packages run from $399.99 to $999.99 per couple; dinner and party packages (non-overnight) $135 per person.
New Year’s Eve with Black Sabbath & Ratt at Legends
Time: 8 p.m.
Date: Dec. 31
Venue: Legends Rock Bar & Grill
Address: 2790 Hancock Expressway
Artists: Sweet Leaf Colorado and Infestation 303 – A Tribute to Ratt
Info: Ring in the New Year with Ratt and Black Sabbath, brought to patrons by way of two popular tribute bands. The event features a midnight champagne toast, food and drink specials and a balloon drop after midnight.
Ticket Price: Free
New Year’s Eve with Suga Bear & The Showtime Band
Time: Doors open at 8 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m.
Date: Dec. 31
Artist: Suga Bear & The Showtime Band
Venue: Stargazers Theatre and Event Center
Address: 10 S. Parkside Drive
Info: This New Year’s Eve party features live dance music and includes hors d’oeuvres catered by Stargazers, a champagne toast, party favors and a countdown to midnight on the theater’s big screen.
Ticket Prices: Reserved Table Seat (level 1 & 2) are sold out; Theatre Seat (level 3), $35 plus ticketing fee.