For you and the kids:
Noon Year's Eve
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Olympic Training Center/Sports Complex 2, 1750 E. Boulder St. $15-$20 per family. tinyurl.com/oy8yux6.
A fun, educational event for families with young children, with vendors, music, crafts, and a noon balloon drop to celebrate the new year.
Kids First Series: New Year's Eve with Mr. Guffaw
11 a.m., 4 and 7 p.m. Millibo Art Theatre, 1626 S. Tejon St. $12. themat.org.
Lovable clown Jim Jackson will do magic tricks, juggle and more.
For beer lovers:
Oskar Blues' New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball
8 p.m. Green Man Taproom & Beer Garden, 320 S. Weber St. $10. tinyurl.com/lxkdrnu.
Music from Moose Beard, brews from Oskar Blues, and a costume party. With tickets, most drinks are $5.
For creative types:
New Year's Eve Bash
7 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 1367 Pecan St. $15-$18. tinyurl.com/oegnlt7.
The night starts with music by Clayton Wyatt and No Stone Unturned, followed by a jam with Improv Colorado and dancing.
New Year's Eve Dance
8 p.m. International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $17. Call 390-3222 for reservations.
Dancing to live music, with free appetizers, hats and noisemakers.
For the freaky:
New Year's Eve Fetish Ball
8 p.m. Zodiac, 230 Pueblo Ave. $10. tinyurl.com/nbd44ql.
With the powers of Zodiac and Voodoo Leatherworks combined, a night of performances and "tastings."
The Black & White Fetish New Year's Eve Ball
9 p.m. Rawkus, 3506 N. Academy Blvd. $10 and up. rawkusnation.com.
Tickets buy you a two-hour open bar, midnight toast, and "music how only Rawkus can throw down."
One ticket gets you into the Mansion, Mezzanine, Blondie's, Gasoline Alley, Cowboys and the Red Martini. Expect DJs, drink specials, and Cirque du Soleil performances.
For finer tastes:
The Pinery New Year's Eve Gala Event
7 p.m. The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St. $125. pinery.ticketleap.com/NYE.
This all-inclusive event buys you drinks, a gourmet dinner, midnight toast, big band orchestra, and dancing.
Studio 54 New Year's Eve Bash
8 p.m. The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave. $54 and up. tinyurl.com/n56rkf6.
Drink specials, appetizers, midnight toast, and the best of the '70s. Requested attire? "Spectacular."
New Year's Eve
8 p.m. Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $31-$61. csphilharmonic.org.
With Thomas Wilson, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will "transform the Pikes Peak Center into a swing club with jazz and rock favorites."
New Year's Eve Gala
7 p.m. Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $85/single, $160/couple. magicalproductionsllc.myevent.com.
A sit-down dinner, champagne toast, and the Phat Horn Doctors.
Tiny Barge New Year's Eve Dance Party
8 p.m. Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Drive. $35-$55. stargazerstheatre.com.
A casual evening with hors d'oeuvres, party hats and favors.
Red, White & Blue New Year's Eve 2014 starring Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer
6 p.m. City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $35-$60, $100 VIP. amusiccompanyinc.com.
A fundraiser for the Home Front Cares, featuring music from the guys who brought us "Hang on Sloopy" and "Free Ride."Find lots more NYE fun here.
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