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.
Updated for 2013/2014; information added as made available, and is subject to change.
The New Year's Eve party at Casino Hollywood features the "Unbreakable" Michael Jackson tribute.
7220 Lomas NE
The Cooperage always offers great live music, and a dance floor. Son Como Son plays salsa beginning at 9:30 p.m. $15 at the door, $10 if you have dinner. Includes party favors and midnight champagne.
1000 Woodward Place NE
The Embassy Suites offers a New Year's eve with comedian Jerry Winn, who has worked with Tom Arnold, Rodney Dangerfield, and currently is with the television show The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams. The package includes a suite, cooked to order breakfast and an evening reception. The hotel also has a package that includes a New Year's Eve party at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The specials begin at $239.
The Figueroa Music Project will present the music of the Viennese masters. Hear Suppe, Lehar, Strauss waltzes and polkas and Hungarian dances. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Stay after the performance for a special New Year's Eve celebration.
Tickets are $22 - $65. The concert takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
2600 Louisiana NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
The Foul Play Cafe presents an evening of theater with a special presentation of "Noir Suspicions." Enjoy a special menu in the dinner theater where the audience is part of the production. It's up to you to convince the magistrate that Rich Archer, manager of the Cafe Noir, is innocent of murder. Written in honor of the 50th anniversary of Casablanca, there will be a contest to see if you can guess the number of references to the film that are in the play. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Dinner theater tickets are $66 per person.
The Sheraton has a special for those who want to stay after the show for the Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Affair at the hotel, $15 at the door (dinner theater patrons only).
800 Rio Grande NW
The Q-Bar Ultra Lounge will feature DJ Sez. Room packages are available as well as VIP tables. Call (505) 222-8780 to reserve. Without room package, tickets are $40 per person. The Q2 (Alvarado Ballroom) will feature DJ Automatic. Tickets only, available at Hold My Ticket. For VIP tables for this event, call the hostess at 505) 225-5928. Tickets are $20 per person.
125 Second Street NW
The Great Andaluz is the hotel's New Year's Eve party to ring in 2014, and this year also celebrates the hotel's 75th anniversary. The party will have a Great Gatsby theme. Experience the roaring 20's with a five course dinner, costume contest, two DJs, and performances by local artists. There will be a midnight balloon drop to bring in 2014.
Ticket packages include:
General admission is $50 in advance; $75 day of, and includes party favors, balloon drop and champagne toast.
The Old Sport VIP Experience is $150 per person or $250 per couple, and includes exclusive access to the VIP Barcelona Ballroom, a five course dinner, champagne toast, live entertainment, confetti canons and party favors.
The Green Light at $2014 includes entry for two, a guest room for two, and breakfast for two. The package includes entry to the private casbah in the hotel lobby area, access to the VIP Barcelona Ballroom, a five course dinner, two bottles of Veuve Clicquot Grande Dame champagne and New Year's Eve party favors.
Several room and ticket packages are available.
Package 1 – Starting at $299 – Includes one-night room accommodations for two, entrance for two to GREAT ANDALUZ New Year’s Eve party in the lobby, and special champagne filled truffle hotel amenities.
Package 2 – Starting at $449 – Includes one-night room accommodations for two, two tickets for the Old Sport VIP Experience, and special champagne filled truffle hotel amenities.
The music of Soul Kitchen and Felix y Los Gatos will get you dancing all night. Two bars and tapas are available for purchase. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes party favors and champagne toast.
11000 Broadway SE
Isleta will have three venues to ring in the new year. The Center Bar will feature signature cocktails, the Triple Sevens saloon will have a VIP party that features live music and a champagne toast at midnight, and Viaggio iL Circo will perform in the Showroom.
Albuquerque, NM 87104
The Natural History Museum offers dancing, a cash bar, guided tours and a unique salsa and taquito bar. There will be a special event at midnight. Watch the ball drop in the planetarium, where you'll see streamed footage of Times Square. Music is by The Other Side. Go dressed in 1920s attire because the theme is The Roaring 20's. Pre-registration is suggested. From 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Open to those 18+