The new year is almost here. It is time to bring to a close one year and the start of a new one. It’s not only a time to think about resolutions, it is also a time to think about spending time celebrating this special time of the years. So, if you’re looking for a great way to ring in the new year, we have picked the top 6 fun things for you do to in Fort Collins this New Years from the Coloradoan.
Our Top 6 New Years Events:
New Year’s Eve at Loveland Laser Tag
When: 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Where: Loveland Laser Tag, 401 Denver Ave., Loveland
Try your hand at laser tag this New Year’s Eve, with Loveland Laser Tag’s New Year’s Eve lock-in, which will include all attractions, a full dinner buffet, a non-alcoholic sparkling cider toast at midnight and more. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.
First Night Fort Collins
When: 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: Downtown Fort Collins
Bring the whole family to Old Town this New Year’s Eve as First Night Fort Collins gears up for a free night of winter wonderland-themed offerings, including international dance, live theater, magic, comedy and music performances. Kids run free at the event’s “bounceland,” filled with giant inflatables and face painters. A kids countdown starts in the Square at 5:30 p.m. and fireworks finish the night early at 10 p.m.
Garden of Lights
When: 5-9 p.m.
Where: The Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins
Wander through a wonderland of twinkling lights at the annual Garden of Lights at the Gardens on Springs Creek. While there is no cost of admission, a $5 donation per adult and $2 donation per child is suggested.
An Epic Night to Remember at Fusion
When: Starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Fusion Night Club, 351 Linden St., Fort Collins
Du’ Tell Events and Fusion Night Club invites you to celebrate New Years Eve with dancing, live music, hors d’ oeuvres, an open bar, party favors, a balloon drop, photo booth and a champagne toast at midnight. Dress to impress. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple.
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party
When: Starts at 9 p.m.
Where: Dungeons & Drafts, 1624 S. Lemay Ave. Unit 6, Fort Collins
Mask up and head down to Dungeons & Drafts for its 2017 New Year’s Masquerade bash. Attendees 21 and over will get a free glass of champagne at midnight.
If you’re going to be heading out this New Year’s Eve make sure your pet stays safe. Follow these quick safety tips to keep everyone safe while ringing in 2018.
- Don’t leave them outside at night. The fireworks can throw them into a panic. They may try to escape the yard or get tied up in their leash if they are tethered.
- Make sure tags are updated. This is important just in case they do end up escaping during the night.
- Turn on ambient noise (i.e., TV or radio) to drown out a party or fireworks.
- Hire a pet sitter if your pet is particularly anxious about loud noises and being alone.
We hope that everyone has a happy and healthy New Year! CHEERS!