Top Spots to Ring in the New Year Near Mariposa

Top Spots to Ring in the New Year Near Mariposa

Posted on December 27, 2022

You won’t have to travel far to find plenty of opportunities close to Mariposa in Rio Rancho New Mexico to ring in the new decade. Whether you want rollicking live music, a throwback celebration, or a reflective gathering, have memorable time at one of these five venues.

New Year’s Eve Roaring ’20s dinner at Gruet Winery

Ring in 2020 with a Roaring ’20s theme at Gruet Winery. Guests are encouraged to dress up and have fun with their ’20s attire, though it is not required.

Gruet Winery specializes in Methode Champenoise sparkling wines. Family owned and run, the New Mexico-based winery produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay-based sparkling wines and a small collection of still wines, with roots in Gilbert Gruet’s Champagne house in Bethon, France.

Tickets: $90 wine club member, $100 general admission. Ticket includes dinner and a bottle of Brut (750ml) per couple, or 375ml per single guest, to take home and pop at midnight!

Gruet Winery
8400 Pan American Freeway Northeast, Suite 1832, Albuquerque
About 20 miles from Mariposa

New Year’s Eve with Vanilla Pop at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

Dance into 2020 with Vanilla Pop at the Sheraton’s New Year’s Eve celebration! Vanilla Pop is New Mexico’s most sought after wedding/corporate event band. Relive your favorite memories and make new ones as you listen to your favorite songs.

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd., Albuquerque
About 27 miles from Mariposa

Louis Prima Jr. NYE Celebration at Route 66 Casino

Ring in the New Year with the ultimate mix of jazz, swing and rock ‘n’ roll music! Route 66 Casino welcomes Louis Prima Jr. and The Witness on Dec. 31 to Albuquerque’s Legends Theater for a New Year’s Eve celebration.

Please note that guests have a choice of a matinee (3 p.m.) or an evening show (8 p.m.). All ages are welcome. $20 general admission.

Route 66 Casino Hotel
14500 Central Ave SW, I-40 Exit 140, Albuquerque
About 35 miles from Mariposa

New Year’s Eve at QBar

Ring in the new year at The QBar Lounge inside Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town! Doors open at 9 p.m., with DJ Justin Credible and a champagne toast at midnight.

VIP/Bottle Service: 505-225-5928
Room Packages: 505-843-6300

QBar Lounge
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque
About 24 miles from Mariposa

Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World

Start the new year with a peaceful, positive mind and a loving heart. Gen Kelsang Ingchug, Buddhist nun and resident teacher at KMC New Mexico, will guide participants in meditation and share inspirational words of wisdom. Light a candle while setting intentions for the new year and enjoy hors d’oeuvres before the ceremony and non-alcoholic beverages afterward in the Peace Café.

Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico
142 Monroe Street NE, Albuquerque
About 30 miles from Mariposa

Plan now so you don’t miss your chance to celebrate and bring in 2020 with your personal style!

Looking for a new home or custom homesite near Albuquerque? Nestled among the foothills of Rio Rancho, Mariposa is a master-planned community just 30 minutes north of Albuquerque. Mariposa is designed for living naturally and offers a fully equipped fitness center, resort-style indoor and outdoor pools, parks, sports courts and miles of trails and abundant open space with endless views of the Mariposa Preserve and surrounding mountains. Learn more at

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