New Year’s Eve Denver style

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DENVER -- Lots of fun is planned for young and old in Denver this New Year’s Eve.

Kids will begin the celebration with Noon Year’s Eve at the Children’s Museum. There will be a New York City style mirrored ball drop, with confetti guns firing at high noon.

Kids who come will get to tap dance on bubble wrap for a popping good time.

Then on the 16th Street Mall, you will be able to ice skate at Skyline Park until you take advantage of the super cheap hotel fares at many of the inns downtown--$52.80 a night.

Most clubs and bars have specials and parties for anyone looking to share New Year’s with others out and about.

Remember RTD is offering free fares between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. to avoid parking and DUI troubles. Even some attorney’s are offering to pay for cab rides in and around downtown -- if you send them your receipts next week.

On the Mall, at 9 p.m. and Midnight, there will be two fireworks shows. Fourteen thousand explosions of color and thunder over the mall will be fired off in two locations.

Kids can do the early show, leaving the late show to the big people.

Jim Burnett of Western Pyrotechnics told Fox31 Denver, “This is a show like no other in the nation…in effect four shows, two from each end of the mall… with a finale to marvel over for sure.”

And if the mall, with more than 100,000 viewers out and about, is too crazy for you, the Tavern Downtown is hosting their annual Martini Olive Drop on the rooftop at 20th and Market streets in LoDo.

“We have plenty of party specials for revelers and there will be live DJs on hand to help welcome in the New Year with a bit fewer people,” said Helen Wood. “All of our clubs from Highlands Ranch to Littleton to Lowry  to Uptown we will have specials for all who are seeking a neat way to say hello to 2013.”

 Whatever you do to celebrate… be safe, stay sober, and be here when 2013 begins!!!