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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in DFW

Posted by Katy Golden

Dec 29, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Discover fun parties and events to attend on New Year’s Eve in DFW!


New Year’s Eve is only a few days away, and there are many events and parties planned in DFW!  Whether you want to spend the evening getting dressed up and dancing, enjoying a delicious meal, or watching fireworks, there are plenty of options for you! Put on your favorite outfits and hit the streets; here’s a list of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in DFW.

AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower

Starting at 11:59 p.m. CT on Saturday, Dec. 31, Hunt Realty and Reunion Tower are collaborating with AT&T to bring a very special New Year’s Eve event to Dallas. The Reunion Tower will illuminate the night sky in the final moments of 2016 with a fireworks show featuring more than 4,000 pyrotechnics. Many locations around the city will host watch parties for revelers ringing in the New Year with the perfect view of Reunion Tower. The best vantage points will be on the west side of the Trinity River, along the levees and Trinity Overlook Park or Trinity Groves. The music score will be simulcast on NOW 102.9 FM.

Due to safety requirements, the Reunion Tower lawn will be closed to the public. Vehicle access will be restricted in the immediate vicinity of Reunion Tower and the Hyatt Regency Hotel and there will not be public viewing areas in this space. In addition, Sports Street and Hotel Street will be closed to traffic. Only credentialed media will be permitted to access the media area via Reunion Boulevard and Sports Street, but there are plenty of restaurants and bars with access to the skyline for a viewing of the event.


Vetted Well Presents New Year Celebration

Ring in the New Year with the Alamo Drafthouse and Vetted Well! Enjoy a live music band from Manhattan, which will be playing top hits from 2016 for you to dance the night (and remaining hours of the year) away to. And at midnight, you'll have a premium patio view of the AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower big ball fireworks spectacular to welcome 2017 with a bang! The $50 ticket includes a party with live band, an appetizer buffet (additional food available for purchase), a champagne toast at midnight, a premium view of "Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower," a fireworks show that will feature more than 4,000 pyrotechnic special effects, casino games, a photo booth with professional photographer, and party favors!

Dec. 31 from 8pm till 2am at Alamo Drafthouse (Dallas). Tickets starting at $50.


Reliant Lights Your Holidays

The Reliant Lights Your Holidays event is timed early for families so your kids can enjoy celebrating New Year’s Eve with you! The free concert and fireworks spectacular features a dazzling fireworks display. Simply head to the AT&T Performing Arts Center in downtown Dallas for the Reliant Lights Your Holidays event. The event, which has been rescheduled for New Year’s Eve after a cancellation at the beginning of December, features live performances by Selena’s brother A.B. Quintanilla and his latest project Elektro Kumbia, the cast of The Book of Mormon and several local dance troupes, including the Tap Dazzlers. Outdoor festivities conclude with a fireworks show at 7:20 p.m

Dec. 31 at Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. Free.


Lights All Night

Feel like dancing? Check out this Dallas original festival, which began in 2010 as a one-night party and has since grown into a nationally renowned event that attracts about 40,000 people annually. The two nights of electronic music showcase some of the biggest names in the biz, including this year's headliners Zedd, Deadmau5, A-Trak and Above and Beyond. Expect a sensory feast of lasers, light shows, confetti cannons and costumes!

Dec. 30-31 at Dallas Market Hall, 2100 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. $125.71-$304.11. Buy tickets.


7th Annual Dallas NYE Ball

Located in the heart of Dallas at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown, join other revelers at the 7th annual Dallas NYE Ball. Thousands have experienced the fun, luxury, and style at this ball in the past. This year, the 7th Annual Dallas NYE Ball transforms two floors of the Crowne Plaza Hotel into a Las Vegas club (downstairs) and New York's Times Square (upstairs). In addition to live music, there will also be a beer pong tournament with cash prizes for the winner. The event also offers dinner to VIP ticket holders for an extra fee. Doors close at 2am.

Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1015 Elm St., Dallas. $35-$450. Buy tickets.


Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve

Why celebrate the holiday for just one night? The Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve brings four days of geeky fun to the Sheraton Dallas Hotel alongside an all-star cast of celebrities, including comic book legend Stan Lee. In addition to the convention during the day (which will celebrate pop culture- films, television, comics, music, cosplay and more), this weekend-long party hosts a variety of nightly events, such as karaoke with a live band on Dec. 29 and a birthday roast of Stan Lee on Dec. 30. (Many events require an additional ticket.) Save some energy for New Year's Eve, though, when several live bands will bring patrons dancing into 2017.

Dec. 29-Jan. 1 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 N. Olive St., Dallas. $12.20-$336.00. Buy tickets.


Dallas Stars vs. Florida Panthers

Do you want to spend New Year’s Eve watching an awesome game? The Stars' New Year's Eve hockey game is a local tradition, and this year the team takes on the Florida Panthers at American Airlines Center. The game is likely to be over by midnight, just in time to pop into one of the bars walking distance from Victory Park and count down to 2017 with other New Year’s Eve revelers.

Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $37-$778. Buy tickets.


However you decide to celebrate your New Year’s Eve in DFW, be sure to keep your safety and the safety of others in mind. Book your transportation for the evening with Premier Transportation Services, and don’t worry about finding parking, getting through traffic, or getting home safely. Click on the button below to make your reservation now!

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