New Years Trivia and Local Events!
For us at unWined New Years is a time for friends and families to spend time together, remember the past, and celebrate new beginnings. This is a world-wide tradition and is looked at in many different ways. It’s fun, it’s humble, it’s loud, it’s quiet, it’s celebratory, and it looks really different throughout the world! This is what makes it such an interesting time.
New Years also gives us the opportunity to venture out and about in Denver and find interesting local events that often only happen once a year. Whether you are looking to get dressed up, hit the dance floor, get a bite to eat, grab a drink and glass of wine, or find something different to do, there are options out there!
Throughout The World
A History of the New York New Year’s Eve Ball: “Revelers began celebrating New Year’s Eve in Times Square as early as 1904, but it was in 1907 that the New Year’s Eve Ball made its maiden descent from the flagpole atop One Times Square.” Read the rest of the interesting history and find out more about where this tradition began on The Official Site for Times Square!
123NewYear.com has created a very cool infographic on New Year’s traditions in many different cultures! It looks at many different countries and their events and traditions, as well as historical religious celebrations. Very creative and interesting.
The Discovery Channel features a fun slideshow about different New Year’s traditions including diving into frozen lakes with tree trunks in hand, banging bread against walls and doors, and other interesting acts.
The International Business Times lists “New Year’s Eve Traditions Around The World and How They Celebrate In Spain, Russia, Ireland And Other Nations”. In Russia they may burn paper and drink the ashes, in Spain they eat grapes, and in Brazil they wear white clothing. Learn about these interesting traditions and more on their list!
The Old Farmers Almanac reports on noise making, food, beverages, gifts, folklore, and more throughout the world on New Year’s including China, Thailand, The United States, and many other countries!
Local New Year’s Fun
For those who like fireworks: “Ring in the in Denver, and catch one of two spectacular fireworks shows! Come Downtown and dine in one of the many fine restaurants, or make a night of it and stay in one of Downtown Denver’s fabulous hotels.”
For those interested in grabbing a bite to eat: Check out Open Table’s list of New Year’s Eve specials in Denver. This list includes over 130 restaurants in Colorado, many of them in Denver and surrounding areas.
For those who like to dance: clubzone.com has a good map view and long list of Denver New Year’s eve club events. You can also buy and purchase tickets. Time to ring in the New Year dressed to impress with your best attire and dancing shoes!
For families: The Denver Post has put together a list of events, a few of them centered around families. Find something fun to do and the kids can come along!
For those looking for something different: 5280 Magazine’s list of Denver events includes things other than going to a bar, club, or hotel party. Find fun things to do like murder-mystery dinners and comedy shows.
While we take some time to learn about New Years and maybe find something to do it is also important to take time to reflect on the past year, the joy’s it has brought, and everything that we are thankful for. We appreciate our customers, friends, and family and everyone’s continued support in the past and in the future!
From all of us at unWined we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
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