The new year and decade are finally upon us, and there are ways all throughout the Denver metro area to get the new year started on a fun note. Here are some ideas of ways to bring in the new year for you and your family.
Mini golfing under the lights:
Adventure Golf & Raceway transformed into a winter wonderland this year. Its golf courses are decked out in holiday lights, and the decorations continue until Jan. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for children ages four to 12 and for seniors, ages 60 and up. The attraction is located at 9650 N. Sheridan Blvd.
Show off your Ice skating skills:
Ice skating opportunities are available all throughout the Denver metro area. The pond at Southlands will be open from noon to 10 p.m. on New Year’s Day. The Southlands Shopping Center is located at 6155 S. Main St. in Aurora.
In Belmar, an outdoor ice skating rink is also available to the public. The rink will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 7337 W. Alaska Drive on New Year’s Day.
Go to the movies:
There are plenty of eye-catching films in theatres right now, including “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Going to the movies can be inexpensive, and if you received a gift card to a movie theater, New Year’s Day is a great day to use it.
Meet some unicorns:
At the Promenade Horsemanship Academy in Brighton, you can take the family out to meet unicorns up close and personal. The unicorns will be available for photos and sled and cart rides. There will also be face painting, mini riding lessons, unicorn games and more.
The Promenade Horsemanship Academy is located at 23901 E. 160th Ave.
All you can brunch:
On New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LIBERATI restaurant & brewery, there will be a brunch buffet. There will be a waffle bar, biscuits and gravy, a beignet bar, a salad bar, breakfast pizza and more. Mimosas and live music will also be offered. The restaurant is located at 2403 Champa St.
New Year’s Day tamales:
At Factotum Brewhouse at 3845 Lipan St. in Denver, the brewhouse will help you get the new year started right by eating tamales. The tamales will be presented by La Casita, and the brewhouse plans to show football games and release new beer. The event is first come first serve, and $1 beer cards will be handed out to those who attend.
Hop on a bike:
At Yawp Cyclery in Edgewater, residents can hop on their bike for a New Year’s Day ride. The length of the ride will depend on weather, but the business is expecting a 15 to 20 mile ride. Residents are encouraged to bring a thermos or a flask, and the ride starts at 1 p.m.