More than 100,000 spectators braved the cold temperatures to ring in the new year on the 16th Street Mall during the 13th Annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown. Two eight-minute shows with nearly 15,000 blasts exploded across the Denver sky in a myriad breathtaking and dramatic methods. With a 40-second finale, the hits rumbled Denver into the new year.
DJs along the 16th Street Mall and festivities at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park ramped up the energy between shows as people celebrated throughout the city center.
“The New Year’s Eve Fireworks provided the perfect atmosphere for the Denver community to come together and celebrate a fruitful 2014,” said Tami Door, CEO and president of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “With hundreds of thousands of individuals enjoying downtown restaurants, retail establishments and hotels, the celebrations continued throughout the night and helped drive our local businesses into the new year.”
The fireworks shows at 9 p.m. and midnight were created and managed by Western Enterprises, Inc. Launched simultaneously from two undisclosed locations downtown, the shows were fired using pyro seeking, the industry’s most advanced in digital firing technology, and SMPTE time code signal for synchronization with the music from the DJs. Nearly 600 cues were fired per show, and approximately 2,400 cues were fired overall.
The New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown were presented by the Downtown Denver Partnership and co-sponsored by Visit Denver and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District.