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The Best New Year’s Eve Parties in Dallas

All the balloon drops, fireworks, champagne toasts, and confetti cannons to carry you into 2019.

Bars

Happiest Hour in Harwood District is hosting a NYE Megaparty this year! There will be five balloon drops and lots of bubbly. If you’d rather embrace the winter chill (and catch Reunion Tower’s fireworks show) on a patio than be cooped up in a crowded club, this is your best bet. Tickets start at $35.

Cidercade has a NYE bash with unlimited play on arcade games, a barbecue buffet from Slow Bone, personal confetti cannons for all, and a cereal bar at midnight. At $40 per person, this party probably packs the most bang for your buck.

Lee Harvey’s has two local bands, PriMadonna and Thin White Dukes, playing its first NYE Musical Crossover Event. The concert is free, with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Sip ridiculously complicated and tasty cocktails at The Tipsy Alchemist’s NYE party. There will be a midnight toast, a balloon drop, and party favors. Tickets are $35 pre-sale and $50 at the door.

The Rustic is hosting a free NYE concert with soulful pop singer Bryce Merritt.

Head to Checkered Past Winery for live music, lots of snacking foods, and a good view of the Reunion Tower fireworks. Tickets are $90 and include two drinks, an appetizer buffet and party favors.

DJ Blake Ward’s ongoing party series, Disco, TX has its final blowout of 2018 at Double Wide on NYE. There will be funky musical performances by Ronnie Heart, Mr. Kitty, and Rosegarden Funeral Party, plus burlesque performances, food trucks, a photo wagon, and DJs on the bar side. Tickets are $10.

Clubs

“Keep Dallas Pretentious” at Sidebar’s Revel NYE party. The Uptown nightclub is having a semi-formal celebration with three DJs, two bars, and one balloon drop. Tickets start at $25.

Uptown’s popular dance club Theory is hosting a New Year’s  Eve party from 9 p.m. to close; tickets start at $45 and include a glass of champagne.

Citizen’s New Year’s  Eve party promises “a dynamic menu of entertainment” and a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival. Tickets start at $50.

New-ish Uptown club One Sette is throwing it back to the roaring twenties for its Prohibition Party on NYE. Tickets are $50 online and $100 at the door.  

Deep Ellum club Punk Society has a New Year’s party with entertainment by DJ Knew. Tickets start at $40.

Neon Indian is playing a DJ set at It’ll Do Club on NYE, tickets are $20.19.

Playground Uptown has a Neon New Year’s Bash with super confetti cannons, late night tacos, a heated patio, and an open bar. Tickets start at $50.

Oak Lawn’s Round-Up Saloon has an affordable New Year’s Eve party with all-night appetizers, a midnight champagne toast, balloon drop, and late night breakfast buffet for $25 (or $30 at the door).

Hotels

The Statler has its inaugural New Year’s Eve Black & White Party, a recreation of Truman Capote’s “Party of the Century” in 1966. There will be a live band, an open bar, late night snacks, and dancing. Early bird tickets are $100.

The Stoneleigh’s penthouse is transforming into Gatsby’s mansion for a vintage-inspired New Year’s party with an open bar, champagne toasts, and three DJs. Find tickets here.

Hotel Zaza has a luxe party planned with dancing, hors d’oeuvres, “decadent activations,” and party favors. The hotel also has some room specials for the occasion.

Dallas Entourage is taking over the Crowne Plaza Hotel for its 9th Annual NYE Ball. Spread across two banquet rooms and a club, the party will have a “throwback room” with ‘80s and ‘90s music, a “mainstream room” with hip-hop and pop, a “salsa room” with reggaeton, and an “underground room.” Tickets start at $45.

The W Hotel’s rooftop bar Altitude is hosting NYElectric with three DJs, two dancefloors, and four hours of pre-paid drinks. Tickets start at $190.

Plano-based Emerald City Band puts on a lively New Year’s Eve concert at the Hilton Anatole every year, and it usually sells out. Tickets start at $85.

The always-stylish Belmont Hotel is having a New Year’s Eve celebration for its guests with a concert featuring “The Texas Piano Man” Robert Ellis, a midnight fireworks show and champagne toast, and a late night dance party with DJ Sober. The pre-midnight portion of the evening is only open to hotel guests (each room includes a few extra passes), but once the clock strikes 2019, all are welcome. Tickets to the After Midnight Dance Party are $60.

Midnight Rambler at The Joule is kissing 2018 goodbye with a Purple Party (it’s Prince-themed) with DJ Wanz Dover and the Erotic City Dancers. The bar is open to the public until 8:30 p.m., then there will be a $25 cover.

Misc. Bashes

Bravo TV calls it the 6th best New Year’s Eve party in the world: The 8th Annual New Year’s  Eve at the Old Red Museum in Downtown Dallas is a masquerade with casino games, flowing champagne, and great views of the fireworks at Reunion Tower. Tickets start at $75.

Korbel is hosting the 4th Annual Triple Crown NYE at Union Station in Downtown Dallas. The vibe is projected to be “grown & classy.” Buy tickets here.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra offers an elegant way to close 2018 with a New Year’s Eve concert featuring Strauss waltzes and a champagne toast, followed by the first-ever Meyerson ’til Midnight after party. Find tickets to the concert here

Fort Worth’s Blackhouse is throwing a fun and mysterious party, New Year’s in the Funk 2018. The warehouse party will have food and drink from Tacoheads, light installations and sculptures, live music, and DJs. The secret location will be revealed the week before the event. Here’s a link to more info.

Plano’s Legacy Hall is throwing a free Bubbles & Bowties NYE bash with a prize-filled balloon drop, photo ops, and entertainment by DJ Yuna. The food stalls will be open late, so you can celebrate the new year with a snack. Here’s the scoop.

One of Dallas’ biggest NYE parties is actually in Arlington. Lonestar NYE Live! takes place throughout the Texas Live! entertainment district (across from Globe Life Park). Tickets start at $75 and include four drink tickets.

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