Whether you had a good or bad year in 2017, the dawn of 2018 brings the promise of a fresh start. End the year with a bang at one of the best New Year’s Eve events in Dallas-Fort Worth — presented in alphabetical order — by dancing, counting down until midnight, and taking in some spectacular fireworks. Still looking for dinner reservations? Check out our list of restaurants that will open their doors for New Year’s Eve dining, too.
Photo courtesy of Reunion Tower
AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower
Reunion Tower will put on another fantastic fireworks show, and even though you’re not allowed to watch them close to the tower itself, locations around Dallas will host watch parties for revelers. You can either take in one of the official watch parties, including one at Saint Rocco’s featuring a performance by Jackopierce, or scout out vantage points on the west side of the Trinity River, along the levees, and Trinity Overlook Park. A radio simulcast of celebratory music will play on NOW 102.9 FM.
Dallas NYE Ball
The annual Dallas NYE Ball, taking place at Crowne Plaza in downtown Dallas, has been upgraded from two party floors to three, with different experiences on each floor. The top floor will have ’90s, ’80s, and “Throwback” music, as well as multiple bars and party games. The middle floor hosts the Las Vegas-inspired illume Nightclub, featuring two separate rooms connected by a round bar room. The bottom floor is the grand ballroom turned to a nightclub, featuring a massive dance floor, VIP booths and tables, multiple bars, and beer pong.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents New Year’s Eve 2017
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the most festive night of the year by performing a European-style concert with Viennese waltzes, marches, overtures, and more. The concert, taking place at the Meyerson Symphony Center and conducted by Ruth Reinhardt, will come complete with a champagne toast at midnight.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents New Year’s Eve: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
Grammy Award-winning singer Carmen Bradford, a household name to many and one of the greatest jazz vocalists alive today, joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to ring in the New Year. Grammy and Emmy award-winning conductor Lee Musiker leads this singing, swinging celebration of the “First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald.
Happiest Hour presents NYE Megaparty
Happiest Hour’s ultimate New Year’s Eve Megaparty will feature multibar access, balloon drops, city views, champagne, and DJs all night. When the clock strikes midnight, everyone will toast to the new year, and then the revelry will continue until 2 am.
Messina Hof Winery Grapevine presents New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
At Messina Hof Grapevine, you can go dressy with their New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. Cocktail attire and masks are encouraged for the evening, which will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open wine bar, desserts, countdown, and a sparkling wine toast at midnight.
Ritz & Wonders: The Greatest Show on NYE
Something brand new comes to Fort Worth courtesy of this 1920s-themed circus experience, featuring immersive, vintage-inspired acrobatic, aerial, and magic performances every half hour and an under-the-big-top champagne countdown. The event, taking place in the Foundry District, will also feature a DJ set by Ronnie Heart and Pop Boy Etc, an art installation by Jay Wilkinson and Brandon Pederson, and food trucks like Beignet Bus and Gepetto’s Pizza Truck.
10th Annual A Very Texas New Year’s Eve
Granada Theater’s New Year’s Eve tradition is the annual A Very Texas New Year’s Eve with Jonathan Tyler & Friends. In addition to a performance by Tyler, the event will include sets from The Texas Gentlemen and Vandoliers. Tyler will also be joined on stage by friends and musical collaborators, including Nikki Lane, Charlie Sexton, Paul Cauthen, and others.
W Dallas – Victory Hotel presents New Year’s Eve Soirée: Remix Your Year
This party at the W Hotel has one big thing going for it: The view. Guests will get to see the fireworks at Reunion Tower from high atop the Victory Park hotel, one of the best vantage points in town. Even without the fireworks, it’ll be a great time thanks to tunes spun by DJ Lucius and, naturally, a midnight champagne toast.