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In with the new: Events in ABQ for New Year’s Eve

Albuquerque has plenty of events happening around town to help you ring in 2019.

Here are some suggestions to help you celebrate, whether it’s family-friendly fun you are looking for or a sparkling wine toast at midnight.

EFFEX: Ring in the new year at Effex, 420 W. Central. Several DJs, including Devin Cast, will keep the party going. Tickets are $20 at the door. VIP packages are available. Doors open at 9 p.m. For information, visit

EXPLORA: Celebrate the new year early at Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, with a countdown and balloon drop at noon. Also, a photo selfie station, a hair-raising science demonstration and exhibits. Included with regular admission. For information, call 224-8300 or visit

DAVE & BUSTER’S: Bring in 2019 during “Noon Year’s Eve” at Dave & Buster’s, 2100 Louisiana NE. This family-friendly event starts at 10 a.m., and the new year will be commemorated at noon. Child admission is $21.58 and includes a $15 card with unlimited video game play. Parent admission is $10.78 with a $10 card. For information, call 348-5157.

HOTEL ANDALUZ: Celebrate the new year in style at Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second NW, with an early dinner at Más Tapas y Vino for $80 per person. Reserve your spot by calling 923-9080. Then head upstairs to Ibiza for DJ Alissa Divine and a midnight sparkling wine toast. For information, visit

HOTEL PARQ CENTRAL: Explore sparkling wines from around the word, hors d’oeuvres, music and a midnight toast at Hotel Parq Central, 806 E. Central. The party starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person. For information, call 242-0040 or visit

HYATT REGENCY ALBUQUERQUE: Travel back to the ’90s with Vanilla Pop this New Year’s Eve at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras NW. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and features a live countdown and balloon drop. There will be fantastic food stations and sparkling wine. For information, call 842-1234.

LA FONDA DEL BOSQUE: Laugh your way into 2019 at La Fonda del Bosque, 1701 Fourth SW. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will feature ventriloquist Wayne Francis and friends, comic Patrick Jenkins,and several other comedians and entertainers. The $50 admission includes a three-course meal and sparkling wine. Tickets for the show alone are $30 apiece. For information, call 800-7166 or visit

PALMILLA SENIOR LIVING: Bid farewell to 2018 with a DJ, dancing, sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Palmilla Senior Living, 10301 Golf Course NW. For information, call 312-5172.

PUEBLO HARVEST AT THE INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER : Enjoy the sweet sounds of hONEy hoUSe at Pueblo Harvest, 2401 12th NW. The $30 cover includes a sparkling wine toast, party favors, a bowl of stew with Pueblo oven bread and access to full cash bars. The event starts at 10 p.m. For information, visit

QBAR LOUNGE AND CASA ESENCIA AT HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE: DJ Pete Nic will be playing the hottest music starting at 9 p.m. to help you ring in the new year at QBar. The party is $40 per person. For information, visit Across the lot, DJ Justin Credible and DJ Sez will keep you dancing at Casa Esencia. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $50 per person. Both venues are at 800 Rio Grande NW. For information, visit

RIO BRAVO BREWING CO.: Say goodbye to 2018 with a beer launch, sparkling wine toast, music by Chris Dracup and dinner for $35 per person at Rio Bravo Brewing Co., 1912 Second NW. Cover is $5 per person without dinner. For information, call 900-3909 or visit

ROLLER KING: Count down to the new year with a balloon drop, prizes, cash and more at Roller King, 400 Paisano NE. Bring the entire family or drop the kids off. The party is from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $8 per person with a $3 skate rental. For information, call 299-4494.

SHERATON ALBUQUERQUE: Dance into 2019 with The Pink Flamingos at Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown, 2600 Louisiana NE. Enjoy a welcome drink, hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet, a sparkling wine toast, midnight snacks and a New Year’s Day breakfast buffet. The event starts at 6 p.m. For cost and information, call 349-2520.

SISTER: Dance the night away during MIXXD New Year’s Eve Party at Sister, 407 W. Central. The Rev, Ana M. and others will keep the music going. Get $5 advance tickets at or pay $10 at the door. For information, visit

ST. CLAIR WINERY & BISTRO: Enjoy a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 901 Rio Grande NW. Choose an appetizer, soup or salad and pick one of several entrees, including lobster lasagna. Dessert and sparkling wine toast also included for $50 per person. Seating begins at 5 p.m. For reservations, call 243-9916.

TRACTOR BREWING CO. WELLS PARK: Celebrate the new year like it is 1999 at Tractor Brewing Co. Wells Park, 1800 Fourth NW. The Silver String Band will be playing ’90s alternative, ska, rock and more. DJ Wae Fonkey will close the night. Cover is $5 at the door. For information, call 243-6752 or visit

VINTAGE 423: Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 at Vintage 423, 8000 Paseo del Norte. Kick off the celebration with something off an exclusive New Year’s Eve dinner menu from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Dj illstyle and DJ Chill will keep the party going until 2 a.m. For reservations, call 821-1918.