New Year’s Eve 2020 in and around Rio Rancho

New Year’s Eve 2020 in and around Rio Rancho

Posted on December 18, 2020

We know your New Year’s Eve may feel different this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the start of the New Year. Whether you choose to explore your community for resources to celebrate or bring the party to your home, we have a few ideas for you to celebrate.

*Please note due to COVID, these events or resources below may change. See links for additional information.

New Year’s Eve Wine and Paint Party

Enjoy a fun outing at the Gold Organics Holistic Center for a night of painting with family or friends. They provide the paint, as well as wine and dinner. Come prepared to dine and paint your night away!

Location: 901 Rio Grande Blvd SW B-100, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Admission: $40

 The First Run of 2021

Jumpstart your year with a first-of-the-year run. Enjoy this virtual 5K run that will have you ringing in the new year. You get a finishers metal, virtual run race tag and a t-shirt.

Location: Virtual

Admission: $28+

 New Year’s at Tenpins

Get the whole family together to enjoy a night filled with bowling. Reserve your lane today and enjoy beverages, food and even a few arcade games to get everyone involved in the new year celebrations.

Location: 1416 Deborah Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Admission: $15+


Celebrate at M’Tucci’s Moderno Italian Restaurant

M’tucci’s is offering outside holiday dining or grab and go. You may want to experience a nice outdoor meal or take it home and share with the family. M’tucci’s is offering holiday specials that you do not want to miss out on. The menu features their famous and house made Charcuterie, a special pastries kit and several amazing cuisines for you to choose from. Start your new year off the right way with a full stomach!

Location: 1908 Wellspring Ave SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Cost: $10+


New Year Chile Drop

One of the most popular NYE events near Albuquerque that takes place every year at Kaktus Brewing on Nob Hill Main Street. A 15-foot chili will drop at midnight to cheer the new year. Enjoy music, entertainment and beverages. The festivities will begin around 8 p.m.*

*Continue to check the websites for ongoing updates regarding Covid-19

Location: 471 South Hill, Bernalillo, NM 87004

Cost: TBD

Get your Game On

Enjoy this bundle of indoor games to celebrate your New Year’s Eve this year. A holiday printable that includes six games with answers. Print these out for your family and guests and enjoy a night filled with trivia, bingo and more!

Cost: $6

 Keep it at Home

As many of us will be celebrating in our home this year, we want to help make the best out of this New Year’s Eve. With 11 creative ways to celebrate the new year at home, you will find something for everyone to enjoy. Stay safe, and Happy New Year!

May your holiday season be filled with joy and happiness. Cheers to 2021!

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