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By Molly Martin
We’ve finally reached the end of the longest, weirdest year ever, so it seems fitting that saying goodbye to 2020 will also be a bit weird. The annual downtown NYE fireworks have been canceled, and your best bet is to keep your celebrations at home and low key. Bonus: no huge bar bill when you wake up on January 1. But even though the traditional decadent parties aren’t happening, you can still get out for some less traditional ways to celebrate. From a staycation in a suite to ice skating and mini golf, here are the best ways to welcome 2021 in the Mile High.
Now through Sunday, January 10
Adventure Golf and Raceway, Westminster
Kick off your NYE celebrations with a festive round of mini golf on one of Adventure Golf’s three courses decorated with over 100,000 holiday lights. They’ve got plenty of safety protocols in place including a limit of four people per hole while playing. Masks are also required during your visit. On NYE, they’ll be open 5 – 9 pm.
Cost: $10 per adult for 18 holes
Now through Sunday, January 3
If you just want to say bye to 2020 in a haze of holiday lights, this is the place to go. Immerse yourself in seasonal cheer as, from the socially distant safety of your car. The Christmas in Color drive through features millions of lights synchronized to holiday music. They’ll be open 5:30 – 10 pm on NYE and tickets must be reserved in advance.
Cost: $30 per vehicle