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New Year's Eve Ball Drop

Ball Drop 

Cheyenne, Wyoming's 4th annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop will once again bring spectacle and celebration to Cheyenne residents and visitors at the Depot Plaza on Wednesday, December 31, 2015. This family-friendly, free event brings an estimated 4,000-5,000 people downtown annually.

The Ball Drop celebrations are on December 31, 2015. Great parties, lots of fun events and friendly people will mark this auspicious occassion. We hope you make it!

Read what a travel blogger wrote about the event

Kids New Years Eve


from 3 to 6 p.m.

Inside the Historic Depot starting at 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve, families are encouraged to welcome 2016 together.

Activities offered will include face painters, Lego playstations, games inflatables and more! The fire department will also be outside with a fire truck.

Right before 6 p.m., KGWN will televise the kids getting their very own ball drop! Make a resolution to start a new tradition with your family!  No tickets or reservations required. All are welcome.

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from 8 p.m. to Midnight ...

After the kids' Ball Drop, drop the kids off at the sitter so you can run back downtown and enjoy a grown-up evening!  "Cheyenne's First Night" begins at 8 p.m. the Depot will open for adults!

Live music, dancing, snacks and a cash bar will be offered until midnight, when the ball drops in the plaza and fireworks begin!


Meet your friends and family downtown and countdown to a brand new year!  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ernie November. All are welcome.


Watch these videos so you can see what past year's event was like. This year, plans are for fireworks at midnight, making the drop of the ball even more exciting. If you can't make it to the ball drop, watch it live here on this website.



What to Expect at the Ball Drop


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Thousands of people gather for the celebration. People are enthusiastic, cheering, blowing horns, shouting good wishes, kissing and hugging. 
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A glittering ball is suspended from a crane. 
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This crane is telescoped 75 feet into the air over the Depot Plaza. 
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The ball gently drops to the ground at the stroke of midnight, when fireworks explode, the Depot clock flashes and laser lights glitter.      
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The glow of 200 pounds of LED lights is a bright reminder of the hopes we have for the new year! 
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After the ball drops, the fireworks explode! 


The Ball Drop's contribution to the vitality of downtown Cheyenne is only made possible by the sponsors of the event:

Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority/Main Street
CH Yarber Construction
Simon Contractors
Townesquare Media: KGAB101.9 KING FM106.3 Cowboy Country
Visit Cheyenne
City of Cheyenne
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce
Cheyenne Frontier Days