Cheyenne’s 7th annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop will once again bring sparkle and celebration to Cheyenne residents and visitors at the Depot Plaza on December 31, 2017. This family-friendly, free event brings an estimated 4,000-5,000 people downtown to welcome in the New Year.
The family event begins at 3:00pm inside the Historic Depot at 121 W. 15th Street. Games, activities, costumed characters, and more will be offered. Outdoors, horse and wagon rides and an ice skating rink provide wonderful winter activities. This early evening event concludes with a ball drop and brief fireworks display just for kids at 6:00pm.
Beginning at 9:00 p.m., spend the evening anticipating the New Year in the warmth of the Cheyenne Depot. Beverages, music, and a warm place to sit indoors and wait are available for you as you make your way from other businesses downtown. Bring your Plaza beer tickets to spend! Hot chocolate and other beverages will also be served until 11:45pm.
At 11:45, gather in the Plaza for music and the growing crowd as the ball drop countdown begins! Then at midnight, Auld Lang Syne rings out with a countdown to Happy New Year!
The Ball Drop’s contribution to the vitality of downtown Cheyenne is only made possible by the presenting sponsor, Black Hills Energy, and these fine sponsors: Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority/Main Street, CH Yarber Construction, Westedge Collective, Reiman Construction, Lamar, KGWN TV, the Cheyenne Depot Museum, Visit Cheyenne, City of Cheyenne, and Townsquare Media and other community partners.
People may get more information about the event at cheyenne.org/balldrop, or by calling Visit Cheyenne at 307-778-3133.