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 New Year's Eve celebration. Or find a special place for dinner.
Updated for 2012/2013; information added as made available, and is subject to change.
509 Central NW
Blackbird Buvette is having a New Years's Eve extravaganza that begins at 10 p.m.
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town offers several NYE Packages in conjunction with two separate events at Qbar and Casa Esencia. Admission for either venue is $50 per person. There are two great hotel packages to consider for either event. The Qbar or Casa Esencia NYE Package includes guest accommodations, admission for two to one event, welcome champagne and two commemorative champagne flutes for $295. Add dinner for two to either package for an additional $100 ($395). Your ticket also gives you access to a pre-party in the Fireplace Room in the lobby from 5 p.m. -9 p.m. with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. All packages are double occupancy only, inclusive of taxes and gratuities and are fully pre-paid and non-cancellable. There will be an after-hours party in the Hotel Albuquerque ballroom with DJ Sez from 1 a.m. - 4 a.m. and that is $10 admission (additional). To reserve, call (505) 843-6300 or 1-866-505-7828.
The New Year's Eve party at Casino Hollywood features the band Westwind. Hear top 40 country, Spanish and rock and roll.
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 comedy show for two, champagne, snacks an dparty favors. The DJ plays until 1 a.m. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.
Cost is $50 per person or $99 per couple, and comes with a bottle of champagne, party favors, food, a DJ. Bill Kirchenbauer, best known as Coach Lubbock on Growing Pains, will perform stand up comedy. Other comedians will also perform as well as the ABQ Cabaret Troupe.
The hotel is offering special room packages that include the evening and a room, beginning at $234. Prices that include a room start at $234.
The Figueroa Music Project will present the music of the Viennese masters. Hear Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss. There will be waltzes, polkas and Hungarian dances. The concert begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $22 - $60. For an additional $20, join the artists after the performance, with complementary hors d'oeuvres and wine from Casa Rondena.
The 10th annual Old Skool New Year's Eve bash takes place at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of dance and music.
Tickets are $35 individually in advance, or $45 the day of. Tables can be reserved for 10 to 15 people. Taxes not included. Tickets can be purchased online.
The Crowne Plaza is offering special packages to partygoers that start at $89. Call (505) 884-2500 for details. The Fairfield Inn offers a room at $72. Ask for the First Friday rate for both hotels.
125 Second Street NW
The annual Studio 54 New Years Eve Party is the place to see and be seen! DJ, party favors and a champagne toast to remember. Tickets are $35 per person.
Their overnight package includes deluxe accommodations, tickets to the party, NYE Gift Bag, champagne toast and brunch on New Year’s Day. Packages begin at $269.
Tickets can be purchased through Hotel Andaluz or through Hold My Ticket.
Santa Ana Pueblo
Both the Corn Maiden and Santa Ana Cafe will feature special menus on New Year's Eve. A ticket includes dinner, a champagne toast and party favors. A roaming magician will be on hand for the kids. Hear the band Tapestry in the ballroom, or DJ Cut Master in the Rio Grande Lounge. A Family Room features board game tournaments, activities, live coverage of the Times Square celebration and a buffet supper. Kids can toast the new year with sparkling cider.
Hotel packages begin at $199, plus tax and resort fees. Contact the Concierge for details at (505) 771-6060.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center features native fusion foods. Have dinner from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., followed by the music of Chris Dracup and Hillary Smith. The five course meal includes a champagne toast at midnight. Party favors are included.
Tickets are $85 per person, or $150 per couple. Reserve your table.