Comedy Works on Larimer Square; 1226 15th St., Comedy Works South; 5345 Landmark Place, $25-$55. Parties
The White Rose Gala in 2008. Dec. But that won’t stop Denver’s Fox Street, YAMN and others from trying to fool you into thinking otherwise. The New Year’s Eve ball will drop at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus’ “Noon Year’s Eve” event. $25-$40. If hollering along with the best Americana rock band in Denver still isn’t enough action, Wesley Watkins’ funky jazz project The Other Black will join in. 9 p.m. shows — that last one ending just before the big New Year’s countdown/fireworks display. whiterosegala.com. Comedy
Sam Gordon reacts as Jennalee Colby mimes removing his eyebrows with hot wax during the Yes Lab Happy Hour at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse on Oct. But it’s worth getting there early and taking a deep breath to deal with the crowds, because kids will love the holiday lights, face-painting, photo booth, magic show and “princess meet-and-greet.” Adults will love the early (9 p.m.) countdown that ultimately puts the kids in bed before midnight — and parents on track to celebrate in whatever ways they see fit. Hi-Dive; 7 S. Resolution 2017
That’s right: It’s a two-floor hotel takeover of The Curtis in downtown Denver for Resolution 2017. 49th Ave. 9 p.m. Dec. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post)

Guilty Pleasures Presents: Y2K 2.0
Forget about putting 2016 behind you. 4, 2013.(Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)
Comedy Works / The Denver Improv
What better way to say goodbye to this wretched year than laughing in its face? 9 p.m. $20-$35. The Denver New Year’s Eve Black Tie Party inside the Sheraton Downtown’s plaza will span three rooms filled with lights and festive decorations while DJs spin the hits — and you spin the roulette wheel at the casino. 8:30 p.m. A giant confetti blast and champagne toast will greet the new year at midnight. and includes a champagne toast as well as access to the EDGE Bar when the ball drops. Dec. (family), 7 p.m. 30 and LCD Soundsystem on Dec. Comedy Works has three sets at each location including an early (5-6 p.m.) all-ages, family-friendly set, and two 21-and-up sets leading up to midnight. The Oriental Theater; 4335 W. 44th Ave. White Rose Gala
Ring in 2017 like it’s 1920 at Ellie Caulkin’s Opera House’s White Rose Gala. 5 p.m. Dec. Fox Street and friends cover Daft Punk and LCD Soundsystem
If you just want to get as close to Daft Punk playing at your house on New Year’s Eve as possible, the Mile High City has you covered this year. $99-$149, and prices increase closer to the event, which tends to sell out. 31; $85-$160. The Curtis Hotel; 1405 Curtis St. mychildsmuseum.org. lingerdenver.com or 303-993-3120. The band has signed to well-known indie record label Bloodshot Records. 31. denverzoo.org. resolutiondenver.com. $25 gets you general admission to the Dom Perignon- and Belvedere-sponsored masquerade party. 31; $80. comedyworks.com or denver.improv.com. The late sets include party favors, a midnight champagne toast and countdown with the comics. theorientaltheater.com or 720-420-0030. Bovine Metropolis Theater, just off the 16th Street Mall, brings back its “On the Spot” improv show for 4 p.m. You’re just The Yawpers type. Take it all in with cocktails, beer and wine as the ball drops. Broadway. Fancy galas, rowdy concerts, drop-perfect cocktail soirées — Denver has more New Year’s Eve debauchery (not to mention good, clean kid-friendly fun) cooked up this year than a houseboat full of unsupervised teenagers. Photo by Paresh Rana, Denver Post file. Ellie Caulkins Opera House; 1101 13th St. The Denver Improv also welcomes headliner Cocoa Brown for 7:30 p.m. Coohill’s late-night bash kicks off at 9 p.m. EDGE at Four Seasons; 1111 14th St. From denim suits to Aguilera highlights, ’90s-themed costumes are heartily encouraged. $12 for children 3-11 (2 and under free), $17 for adults and $14 for 65 and older. Dec. 31. Show up dressed in your best as cocktail attire is required, and a selfie station will be set up to make memories of the night. Dec. 31. Family Fun
Noon Year’s Eve
While adults are busy hydrating (and sleeping in) for the big night, the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus will once again hold its “Noon Year’s Eve” party. Colfax Ave. The Denver Improv, 8246 E. Catch the funk-centric bands as they cover the modern dance legends — Daft Punk on Dec. Denver NYE Black Tie Party
This open-bar party has a photo booth for you to document all your pre-resolution decisions that you can look back on the next morning. Bonus: There’s a party bus running to and from Illegal Pete’s on South Broadway for another $10. bovinemetropolis.com. 31; $130. The Bluebird Theater; 3317 E. No jeans allowed; flapper dresses, suits and hats are highly encouraged. Dec. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oh yeah, and it’s for charity. Limited GA tickets $79. As is the case with any of Justin Cucci’s restaurants, they’re happy to accommodate dietary needs, so just call with any questions. 31; $10-30. Dec. Hot off their debut album for Bloodshot Records, the three-piece outfit is playing The Oriental Theater’s NYE Bash. bluebirdtheater.net or 303-377-1666. The Yawpers
Want to go out on New Year’s Eve but refuse to take off your cowboy hat and beer-can bandolier? Hi-Dive’s Guilty Pleasure DJ night invites you to set it in the blissfully distant future with a pre-millennium bacchanal. Cocktails will flow from the bar all night, peaking with a Tattinger Brut la Française toast at midnight. edgerestaurantdenver.com or 303-389-3343. 5:30-9 p.m. 30 and Dec. newyearsevenight.com. Zoo Year’s Eve
The Denver Zoo is never not-crowded these days, and the same will likely go for its family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration. 31. includes three courses where guests choose from dishes including ginger-carrot soup, wagyu short ribs with celery root and roasted carrots and charred Chilean seabass with black truffle broth. coohills.com or 303-623-5700. For those who miss music’s not-too-distant yesteryear, the tiny South Broadway venue’s Y2K 2.0 dance party will stick to songs pulled from the ’70s through the aughts. $109, $99 with group discount minimum six tickets. Sheraton Denver Downtown; 1550 Court Pl. The Roaring ’20s-themed event will feature flappers, dance exhibitions and more than 40 performers to transport you back in time as you ring in the new year (minus the midnight blasts of confetti). with a raw oyster and shrimp bar, cheese fondue station, coq au vin sliders and truffled duck liver mousse on brioche from chef-owner Tom Coohill. Denver Zoo; 2300 Steele St. and midnight), but most will be bouncing between bars, restaurants and clubs. shows, with the later show doubling as a New Year’s Eve celebration with similar goodies. Dec. 30th Ave. Photo courtesy of Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. Entertainment includes a swing band and multiple DJs. 31; $15. Dress to impress, because everyone else will. and 10 p.m. Dec. Coohills
Ring in 2017 with a masquerade party and tasty bites at the five-year-old staple of Wewatta Street. Look for ball drops on the hour starting at 10 a.m., bubble-wrap “fireworks,” fountains of confetti, crafts, appearances by special characters and more. hi-dive.com or 303-733-0230. The $80 dinner includes your choice of starters such as a steamed bun flight, escarole salad, grilled king oyster mushrooms and more followed up with butter-poached lobster ramen, roasted quail, crespelle two ways or New York strip bibimbap. Dec. Dining out

EDGE at Four Seasons Denver
You know you’re in for more than just dinner when you book reservations for EDGE at Four Seasons. Linger
Rooftop views of downtown Denver and a decadent internationally inspired dinner at Linger is all you need to finish off 2016. Looking to just catch the toast at midnight? No, Daft Punk and LCD Soundsystem aren’t playing Denver themselves. The Sheraton is also at a prime location to catch the night’s fireworks. 31. Coohills; 1400 Wewatta St. $13 for people who are 1 or older than 60 year; $15 for ages 2 to 59; free for children under 1. 31; $10-$30. Why not take a load off between celebrations and catch some improvised comedy? Australian comic Monty Franklin headlines Larimer Square while Justin Willman performs at the south club. Linger; 2030 W. 31. and 10 p.m. 31 — over two nights at the Bluebird Theater. For the best in music, parties, comedy, kid-appropriate events and restaurants, check out our guide to Denver’s NYE below. Concerts
Denver based band The Yawpers record a video at Rockmount Ranch Wear on May 17. The recently expanded museum’s Sparkly Science program will also feature educators in glittery lab coats creating dry ice vapor bubbles and “elephant toothpaste.” Children’s Museum of Denver;2121 Children’s Museum Dr. The open bar event features multiple rooms with DJ dance parties, aerial dancers, balloons, laser light displays and a vantage point on the city’s fireworks displays. Bovine Metropolis; 527 Champa St. On the Spot
Plenty of people will descend upon downtown for the New Year’s Eve fireworks displays (free along the 16th Street Mall at 9 p.m. If you’re looking for a quick meal before heading to the next party, a dinner seating between 5 and 7 p.m. A four-course dinner kicks off at 8 p.m. Dec.