Cheyenne, Wyoming’s 8th annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop will again bring sparkle and celebration to Cheyenne residents and visitors at the Depot Plaza on December 31, 2018. This family-friendly, free event brings an estimated 4,000-5,000 people downtown to welcome in the New Year. 


Due to high winds and severely cold temperatures, we are sorry to announce that all events, with the exception of the Kids' event, have been canceled. 

The Kids' event will take place as scheduled, minus the fireworks display.

The weather is unfortunate, but we look forward to New Years' Eve 2019.


The children’s New Year’s 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-drawn carriage rides and the Depot ice rink provide wonderful winter activities. This early evening event concludes with a ball drop and brief fireworks display just for kids at 6:00pm.

At 6:00 pm, a special ball drop and fireworks show to top the night off and start the New Year  Finish your evening at a downtown restaurant and your New Year is complete!  

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.  This event is free!


Beginning at 11:30pm, gather in the Plaza for music and community anticipation as the ball drop watch begins!  At midnight, Auld Lang Syne rings out with a countdown to Happy New Year, culminating in the ball drop and a fireworks display!  

The Ball Drop’s contribution to the vitality of downtown Cheyenne is only made possible by Presenter of the event, Black Hills Energy, and these fine sponsors: Visit Cheyenne, Cheyenne DDA/Main Street, CH Yarber Construction, Blue Federal Credit Union, Lamar, KGWN TV, the Cheyenne Depot Museum, the City of Cheyenne, and other community partners.

Countdown to 2019