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A Guide to the Best New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Dallas

Pull out the champagne for a night to remember! Here's where to celebrate New Year's Eve 2021 in Dallas.
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Lights All Night

It’s a night for the ravers. The EDM festival brings the hottest’s talents in dance music: Deadmau5, DJ Snake, Clarity and more for the two-night concert at Dallas Market Hall. Tickets are sold out, but VIP packages are available for purchase.

AT&T Discovery District’s New Year Celebration

Celebrate the Roaring 20s with celebrity DJ A-Trak. In addition to the international nightlife DJ are performances by DJ Smoove of Meet Me Underground, DJ Ursa Minor aka The Butter Fairy, and DJ MJ. The free NYE celebration has party favors for the first 500 guests, and a live countdown on the district’s media wall. RSVP on Prekindle.

The Statler

Spend a glamorous evening at The Statler’s black and white party. The high society-inspired event includes music from the Party Machine and a Las Vegas-themed casino experience. Each ticket purchase includes casino chips, entry into the party, and a midnight champagne toast. Splurge on the VIP ticket for premium liquor and bottle service or the Dinner experience, which includes dining at the hotel’s restaurant.

Happiest Hour

Looking for a different NYE experience? Pull out your finest cosmic couture—space buns, Rick Owens, or anything Zenon would wear —for the Happiest Hour’s mega party. Instead of the traditional balloon drop, guests will ring in the New Year with sparklers at midnight. Tickets are on sale now.

Te Deseo

Enjoy a Latin-inspired, three course dining experience in the Harwood District. After you indulge on table side guacamole and chips, grilled tri-tip with jalapeño sauce, and sily flan, head to the restaurant’s rooftop bar for a New Year’s Eve celebration with views of the Dallas skyline, live DJs, and a cigar lounge for the grown and sexy. Book on Eventbrite.

Legacy Hall

Can-can dancers and cirque performers welcome attendees to Legacy Hall’s cabaret soirée. The elegant night out includes back-to-back sets from DJ Yuna and DJ Cantu, craft cocktails and complimentary champagne, and of course, an extravagant balloon drop to bring in 2022. Purchase tickets.

Marc Rebillet

Loop Daddy and his iconic boxer briefs return home for a high octane, energetic live DJ set at The Factory in Deep Ellum. Before Rebillet takes the stage in his shirtless glory, he’ll have an impressive roster of openers. Local Dezi 5, Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Kah-Lo, and Los Angeles funk musician DāM-Funk all grace the stage in preparation for a one-of-a kind New Year’s Eve celebration. General admission tickets are $70.

Party at the Drey Hotel

Located at The Village, the sweeping residential and entertainment development, the Drey Hotel will be hosting a party with a four-hour open bar, a toast with bubbles, and a midnight breakfast buffet until 1 a.m. Tickets are $130 and the party runs 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Book through Eventbrite 

Trinity Groves ArtPark

For food and fireworks and, thus, fun, head to Trinity Groves outdoor beer garden from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. There, watch the downtown sky light up and enjoy food and drink issued from shipping container bars. All are welcome on New Year’s Eve, but ticket holders ($100 per person) get access to an all-inclusive VIP area stocked with food, desserts, and special cocktails. Plus, there’s a swag bag. 


Dine at Ellie’s this New Year’s Eve for a most decadent meal.

Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge

Ring in the New Year in the Arts District with a special a la carte menu of duck confit tostada, grilled Texas wagyu tenderloin, Texas striped bass, and a champagne float with honey-lavender ice cream—just to name a few. Book your NYE meal at Ellie’s here.

Fifty Shades of Villa Azur

Ring in the new year with dancers and live music at Villa Azur’s over-the-top party. To eat: a luxurious a la carte menu of wagyu, tomahawk steak, seafood towers, caviar, and pâtes a la meule, which is pasta made inside a big parmigiana cheese wheel flambeed with cognac and served table side. Doors open at 5 p.m. Reservations after 9 p.m. required a $500 food and beverage minimum. To book your spot call 214-389-2602 or email [email protected].


A prix fixe five-course dinner—champagne included—includes cured swordfish belly, potato gnocchi with bone marrow and black truffles, confit wagyu short rib, and much more, with options to add on a la carte items (oysters on the half shell, caviar, etc.) and wine pairings. Starts at $195 per person. Book through Resy.

City Hall Bistro

A lovely little three-course menu (butternut squash bisque, wild sturgeon en croute, Texas pumpkin risotto, and more) awaits on NYE at the Adolphus. Dinner is $65 per person. Reserve your table on Resy.

Eataly Dallas

Italian cocktails, wood-fired snacks, and lots of prosecco—you know what that means: New Year’s Eve Italian style. Head to Terra, Eataly Dallas’ upstairs restaurant to nosh on a festive menu of small bites, from artisanal formaggi and salumi, crispy arancini, meat skewers, and more. And it wouldn’t be a party with live music. The party goes from 9 p.m. until 1 in the morning. Tickets are $150 or $400 to reserve your own table).

Miriam Cocina Latina

A four-course prix fixe menu includes an Oaxacan cheese empanada starter, an arugula and beet salad, and a choice of entree (tenderloin with bleu cheese and tamarind sauce, mahi mahi filet with lobster sauce and coconut rice, and vegetarian chile en nogada). Dessert is Mexican pudding de pan with caramel or chipotle chocolate cake. Champagne toast included. Dinner is $75 per person and reservations are strongly recommended.

Fearing’s Restaurant

The Ritz restaurant is throwin’ it back to the ’90s from 8 p.m. till midnight and best ’90s outfits may win a $200 gift card to Fearing’s. As for the menu: Russian Golden Osetra on potato blinis with a glass of Champagne to start, then cognac lobster bisque, pan-seared scallops, Gulf crab and wagyu surf ‘n’ turf carpaccio, smoked pheasant ballottine, lamb chops with crispy potato gratin, butter-poached lobster, dessert…and much more. Reservations are a must.


From a foie gras macaron amuse bouche to toasted hazelnut and ganache-topped chocolate dessert, the six-course NYE meal at Harper’s promises decadence. Book your reservation for groups of 11 or less here, for larger groups head here.


Taylor Crumpton

Taylor Crumpton

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Taylor Crumpton is the former online arts editor for FrontRow, D Magazine’s arts and entertainment blog. She is a proud…
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Rosin Saez is the online dining editor for D Magazine's food blog SideDish. She hails from Seattle, Washington, where she…

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