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New Year's Eve on the Plaza

Ring in the New Year with the City of Albuquerque on the Plaza!

New Year's Eve on the Plaza!

Ring in the New Year with the City of Albuquerque on the Plaza! On Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. - Midnight, the community will come together to reminisce about the past year and welcome the New Year. This free event is the place to be to count down the final seconds of 2016, and celebrate the beginning of 2017 - a year full of hopes, challenges, changes, and dreams.

Countdown to the New Year

An old tradition with a local twist, ring in the new year with a proper Albuquerque celebration.

Food & Drink

Enjoy food trucks and a cash bar, and of course toast to the new year with a glass of champagne.

Children's Activities

Bring the kids to celebrate the new year with free children's activities including dancing, face painting, ice skating and more.

Ice skating on the Holiday Ice Qube Skating Rink is free with a $3 skates rental fee.

Admission & Transportation 

New Year's Eve on the Plaza is free for the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. This is a rain or shine event.


Free parking will be available in multiple parking garages in the area. The parking garages are located at 5th Street and Copper, 1st Street and Gold, 3rd Street and Copper, the Albuquerque Convention Center, and Civic Plaza.
Additional parking may be found on the street or in other lots near the event for a fee.
Please follow all parking laws in the area. 

Special Deals and Discounts

Enjoy special deals and discounts include 20% a room and the Hyatt Regency and a free ride from Uber.

Drive Safe!

New Uber users can enter in code 'NYEABQ17' from December 21 - January 2 for a free ride of up $15. Uber will donate $5 to MADD when new riders use this code. 

Stay Downtown

Spend the weekend at the Hyatt Regency directly south of Civic Plaza. Use the special code "ENTE" when booking a room for a 20% discount. Book your room today! 

Enjoy special New Years prices at the DoubleTree by Hilton directly northeast of Civic Plaza! Book before January 1 to get a special rate of $89 a night. Discounted rooms are limited so book your room today! 

Thank you to our partners & sponsors!