New Year’s Eve Events & Parties in Albuquerque

The year may be coming to an end, but the fun is only just beginning here in Albuquerque. One thing this city knows how to do is party, especially on New Year’s Eve. If you’re planning a trip to Albuquerque for the holidays, or even if you already live here, you may be wondering where to go on New Year’s Eve for a good time, and I think I can help with that.

people celebrating new years eve at a bar in albuquerque

Come December 31st, there’s going to be a party pretty much on every corner of the city and it’s almost impossible to stop by every single one in a night. That’s why it’s important to have a game plan and find the best New Year’s Eve parties in the city ahead of time, and I can help with that. 

I spent a lot of time recently scouring the city for things to do on New Year’s Eve in Albuquerque, and I certainly did not come back empty-handed. Down below, you’ll find a list I’ve put together containing all the most fun and exciting events and parties across the city. If you’re not sure where to start your night of debauchery on New Year’s Eve, then you need to keep on reading and you’ll know exactly where to go for the best NYE parties in Albuquerque.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade

Ring in the New Year and celebrate in style with an amazing Party that includes Party Favors, a Champagne Toast, and a Balloon Drop at midnight. Dance all night with music from Animated Jukebox and J. Steele. PLUS you can win $1,000 dollars!

Before the Party starts, you can enjoy a delicious Buffet Featuring Gourmet Salads, Smoked Salmon and Charcuterie Displays, Shrimp Cocktail, Prime Rib, Roast Snapper, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, gourmet accompaniments and decadent desserts.

New Years Eve Bar Crawl – Albuquerque

New Years Eve is undoubtably the BIGGEST PARTY of the year and deciding where for you and your friends will ring in the new year is a tough decision. So we put together the premier list of bars and nightclubs for you to celebrate!

Sneakers, Sequins and Suits – Omega Psi Phi Fraternity New Years Eve Party

You know what time it is…Ladies put on those sexy sequins and fellas break out your sharpest suit jackets!!! Pair that with your favorite sneakers and bring in the New Year right at Albuquerque’s best New Years Eve party!

The men of the Nu Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. are celebrating the New Year in style with Sequins, Suits and Sneakers kicking off 2023.

New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner

New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner! Join us for a delectable dinner with all your favorite Gruet wines.


Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations?

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some are free to the public. 

Are there Fireworks in Albuquerque?

Many cities will have fireworks to celebrate the New Year. Check your local area to see where and when the fireworks will be. 

As you can see, New Year’s Eve in a city like Albuquerque is on a whole other level. There are so many places to party and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in Albuquerque, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above. 

Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly! Cheers to a New Year!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a local foodie who enjoys checking out the area's restaurant scene every chance he can. Ryan also enjoys traveling and checking out local eateries in every city he visits.