November 2

The Four Best Places to Ring in the New Year in Dallas


Not every business is open until midnight on New Year’s Eve, but there’s no shortage of options when you live in a metropolis as big as Dallas. From Fort Worth to Garland and from Plano to DeSoto, people celebrate the new year in style at parties and events across the area.
Happy Noon Year at the Dallas Arboretum
Parents of kids too young to stay awake at midnight can still ring in the new year as a family by attending the Happy Noon Year celebration at the Dallas Arboretum. The Children’s Garden is full of all kinds of activities and interactive exhibits on normal days, and on New Year’s Eve that ramps up with music, crafts, and more. The celebration ends with a countdown to noon, complete with a ball drop.

The Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower
Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas hosts the city’s biggest celebration. As the last minutes of the old year count down, fireworks will light up the sky surrounding the tower in a 360-degree display that wows from any location. The event organizers have partnered with several businesses that have great views and will hold great parties in the hours leading up to midnight, but with great views from every angle, there’s nothing stopping you from finding a good spot on your own.
Brew Years Eve at Noble Rey Brewing
If you think the new year is better celebrated with a good beer than with fireworks, you should attend the Brew Years Eve event at the Noble Rey Brewing Company. Noble Rey has a lively tap room with regular entertainment, and they pull out all the stops fore New Year’s Eve. Tickets are expensive, but for the price, you get bottomless beers and food from some of the finest area restaurants and breweries. On top of that, they also offer champagne to toast the new year, and all of the proceeds proceeds go to charity.
The Dallas NYE Ball
In this case, the ball is a party, not the ball that drops over Times Square in New York. On December 31, the Dallas NYE Ball takes over three floors of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, making it the biggest formal party in the city. Each floor features a different theme complete with different music, so you can mingle and move around depending on your mood. General admission starts at $40, but you can get a VIP treatment by spending up to $250.
Dallas celebrates the new year in style, the way only a big city can. With fireworks downtown, a giant party held at a nearby hotel, and other great events with food, drink, and fun, it’s not hard to have a good time on New Year’s Eve. And even if you have kids too young to stay up and enjoy the kinds of fun you have on New Year’s, you can still celebrate together in Dallas thanks to the Happy Noon Year event held at the city’s Arboretum.
Image by Maciej Kraus via Flickr | Licensed under CC BY 2.0 | Cropped from original


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