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).
125 Second Street NW
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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.
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+
9. Parq Central806 Central SE
Party at the Parq New Year's Eve. The party package includes two tickets to the party that features music by a jazz quintet upstairs and a DJ downstairs. There will be deluxe appetizers, a champagne toast at midnight, and a midnight breakfast buffet. Enjoy a continental breakfast New Year's Day, complimentary parking, and wireless access. Rates start at $250 plus tax.
5151 San Francisco NE
The Red Wine Band will be playing at the Marriott Pyramid North. The doors open at 6 p.m. for a four course dinner. The music features top 40, oldies, rancheras and more. There will be door prizes, party favors, a balloon drop and champagne at midnight. Go for dinner and dance, or stay over at the Marriott, taking advantage of special room rates.