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New Year’s Eve Explodes with Two Fireworks Displays and Family-friendly Activities

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? You’d better decide quickly. On a night like this, the best events sell out early. Here’s a list of possibilities — entertainers, special dinners, nights on the town — across the Front Range.

Zoo Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve party beginning at 5 p.m. with entertainment for children and an early countdown at 9 p.m. Zoo lights are lit up over 38 acres. $6-10. 2300 Steel St. 303-376-4800.

Night in Vienna with Colorado Symphony

6:30 p.m. to end in time to see the 9 p.m. fireworks on the 16th Street Mall. $32-85. 1000 14th St. 303-623-7876. coloradosymphony.org

Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. $60.50-70.50. 1621 Glenarm Place. 303-825-4904. paramountdenver.com

Children’s Museum of Denver

Five ball drops just like Times Square every hour from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. watch confetti splash the plaza and make their own fireworks when they jump of