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Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dallas

Kick off 2020 dancing, champagne-toasting, watching fireworks, eating BBQ, or listening to the symphony. This is your year, baby.
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The Statler hosts the Black & White New Year’s Eve Party in its ballroom with live music by Graceland Ninjaz and DJ Michael Jerome. Tickets are $125 and up. That includes two drink tickets, a champagne toast, and late night snacks. VIP tables for four people start at $1,500.

Canvas Dallas has a NYE Dripped in Gold party on its rooftop with DJ Souljah. You’ll have a nice view of Downtown Dallas and the Reunion Tower fireworks. Tickets are $100 and include party favors, a champagne toast, and bites.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is taking a cue from Paris with a Moulin Rouge-themed bash in Fearing’s Restaurant. Tickets are $100 online, $125 at the door and include a champagne toast and party favors. Table packages start at $1,000.

The newly opened Virgin Hotels Dallas rings in 2020 with a bang at the fourth floor Pool Club. The Avant Eden New Year’s Eve party will include botanical sculptures, light installations by Shamsy and PX.Labs, and a great view of downtown’s fireworks. Tickets start at $85 and include a welcome cocktail and champagne toast.

Upside West Village, the rooftop bar at Canopy by Hilton, has a NYE party with DJ EJ. There’s a $20 cover–making it one of the most affordable parties on this list–and that includes a champagne toast.

Hotel Crescent Court’s champagne bar Beau Nash has a New Year’s Eve Bash with DJ Ducati and specialty cocktails. There’s no cover!

The Stoneleigh is transforming its top floor into Gatsby’s Penthouse for NYE. The all-inclusive party includes three DJs spread throughout the sprawling space, and a 5-hour open bar. Tickets start at $200.

Hotel Zaza is doing its annual Beats and Bubbly black-tie party. Tickets start at $110 and include a welcome champagne and passed bites. Expect two dance floors, a midnight confetti countdown, and a red carpet.

Emerald City’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration returns to the Hilton Anatole for the 11th year. Go to Rock the 2020 to see Emerald City Band, enjoy a nice dinner, and dance into a new decade. General admission starts at $85.

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Dallas will throw the 10th annual Dallas NYE Ball throughout three floors of the building. Tickets start at $50.

Bars & Restaurants

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck–the fancy restaurant in Reunion Tower–is having NYE on Cloud 9. The party offers prime views of the Reunion Tower fireworks show, an all-inclusive cocktail menu, appetizers and desserts, and DJ Jason Esquire. Tickets are $225 per person.

Tiny Victories has an Old School Hip Hop NYE featuring pizza, champagne, and throwback beats. Tickets are $40 per person, or $70 per couple.

Hero in Victory Park has a chill NYE party with lots of snacks, a 360 photo booth, and dancing. You can watch the NYC ball drop on one of the massive flat screens. Tickets are $50.

The Foundry Bar hosts 2020 Downtown Countdown with DJ Wild In The Streets and DJ Scandalous. There’s no cover and there’s a free champagne toast at midnight.

Vidorra celebrates New Year’s Eve 2020 with music and dancing on its rooftop patio. There’s no cover–but the space fills up quickly on normal weekends, so I’d recommend going early for dinner and claiming your table for the night.

Punch Bowl Social is having an Outer Space Bash this NYE. There will be a special punch, DJs, and a balloon drop. There’s no cover.

STIRR also has a free NYE bash with dancing, a four-course dinner menu, and music on the rooftop. Find details here.

Not surprisingly, a lot of venues went with a Roaring Twenties theme for this NYE.

Three Uptown hotspots teamed up for the occasion: Parliament, The Clover Club, andThe Standard Pour each have a Roaring Twenties NYE party. There’s a complimentary shuttle going between the three bars all night. There’s no cover to enter.

A few blocks away, The Ginger Man has a Roaring Twenties party with a retro dress code, live music by Little Giants, and flowing drinks. There’s no cover.

Across DFW in Plano, Legacy Hall hosts a ’20s-themed Bootlegger Bash. The event will take place throughout the multi-level food hall; the first floor is free, while access to the “Golden Experience” upstairs starts at $50.

The Tipsy Alchemist is having champagne toasts, a balloon drop, and all the other expected festivities at its NYE celebration. Tickets are $35 and include the midnight toast.

Te Deseo is hosting A Latin NYE throughout its massive space in the Harwood District. The reservation-only party begins with dinner, followed by dancing. Tickets are $40; you’ll also need to make dinner reservations.

The Bishop Cidercade NYE Bash offers a delicious and laid back way to enter the new year: the arcade will have a barbecue buffet from Slow Bone, confetti cannons, a late-night cereal bar, and unlimited play on 180+ games. Tickets are $40 and will not be sold at the door, so make sure to buy ahead of time.


Looking for a family-friendly NYE bash? Visit Dallas has a Party on the Plaza with Ron Corning at Dallas City Hall Plaza. There will be food trucks, live music (including American Idol favorites Castro), and a countdown to Reunion Tower’s fireworks show. It’s free to attend.

In Arlington, Texas Live! is having its Lone Star NYE Live celebration with live entertainment, a ball drop, casino games, and more. The event is 21 and up and tickets start at $70.

Revelers Hall in Bishop Arts is saying Hello, 2020! with live music and dancing with the Big A$$ Brass Band. Tickets start at $5.

RBC’s New Year’s party is nice and simple: Local DJs, dancing, and an open bar from 10 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $65.

Over in Denton, local bands are rocking into the new year at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios. Rosegarden Funeral Party, Felt&Fur, Starfruit, and Captain Moon & the Silver Spoons will perform. Admission is $5 at the door.

At the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture, the galleries will be transformed into a raging casino for NYE. The party, Harlem Nights, includes games, a live band, four DJs, an open bar, and views of the fireworks at Reunion Tower. Tickets start at $170.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents New Year’s Eve: Meyerson ‘til Midnight. The evening begins with a concert at 7:30 p.m.; festivities follow until 12:30 a.m. The reception will have a live band, dancing, a cash bar, NYE treats, and photo ops. Tickets start at $40.

Last, but certainly not least, FW Blackhouse and Real are having the second edition of New Years in the Funk in Fort Worth. The unique party is held in a secret location and includes performances by The Texas Gentlemen, Sir Woman, Lunar RAE, and more. I went last year; it was in a warehouse decked out with potted plants and Persian rugs and Leon Bridges sang to the crowd at midnight. It was a good time. Tickets start at $50.

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