Since 2001. Get ready for a great New Year's Eve in The Mile High City, with concerts, fireworks, family- friendly events and more. Denver was named one of Travel + Leisure's top cities to spend New Year's Eve. The sky will once again sparkle over the 16th Street Mall at the close of 2016 with the New Year's Eve Fireworks Downtown. The two spectacular fireworks shows will occur at 9 p.m. and midnight. For the best viewpoints, stand along the 16th Street Mall. Costumed entertainers will interact with crowds between shows, including magicians, mascots, balloon artists, stilt walkers, comedians and more. Please note, between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m., RTD Light Rail trains will not cross the 16th Street Mall and mall ride shuttles will stop temporarily during the two fireworks shows.