Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Denver for free

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DENVER -- Tonight is New Year’s Eve and you don’t have to open your wallet to have a great time. From free firework shows, free rides, to free parties: you have plenty of options.

All along the 16th Street Mall, the firework shows are free. There will be two identical 8-minute firework shows, one at 9 p.m. and one at midnight.

Just down the road, Union Station will be holding several different NYE celebrations, including "dueling DJ's," with all three levels of the station open. Admission will be free with drinks available for purchase.

RTD bus and light rail service will be free from 7 p.m. until midnight, but riders are encouraged to check schedules and plan ahead for lots of commuters and fewer buses due to the holiday.

Call 1-800-FREE-RIDES for the latest information on the RTD routes.

New Year's Day is a free day for parking on the meters downtown, but not New Year's Eve.

The Sawaya law firm is also offering to reimburse anyone going out on New Year's Eve for their cab ride home, from Dec. 31 to Jan. 3.

The law firm says to just call a cab, get a ride from one location to your home, pay the cab driver and send the bill to The Sawaya Law Firm for reimbursement. You must be at least 21 years old and the maximum reimbursement amount is $35.

Send the receipt and a copy of valid ID to:

Holiday Free Cab Ride Program
The Sawaya Law Firm
1600 Ogden Street, Denver, CO  80218

Call the Sawaya law firm at 303-Good-Law (303-466-3529) for more details.

If you are heading out to celebrate New Year's Eve, be prepared for a cold one and bundle up, making sure to cover up all exposed skin.

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