DFW Celebrates New Year's Eve, 2016-7

How Will You Ring in 2017?

Have you made plans yet for New Year's Eve? Here are some suggestions to help you ring in the New Year. Some celebrations are elegant sit-down dinners and some are on-your-feet-dancing parties. Some are some combination of the two. There are also a couple of non-traditional ways to celebrate with the entire family -- like driving through Prairie Lights on its closing night or attending a Dallas Stars hockey game .

If you haven't been out dancing since Ghost Bar closed, then it's time to find a new haunt! Where are you going now to get your dance on? I have plenty of places for you to check out.

PS: I went to Mi Cocina for tacos!! Party on amigos!

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    Group of friends celebrating new year
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    Sadly, Big D NYE at the AAC was was cancelled again this year, primarily because American Airlines has withdrawn from the partnership. Event organizers promise that next year will be different, but in all honesty, they promised that when they announced the cancellation of last year's event.  

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    There's no more Ghost Bar in Dallas so grab a cab/limo or get a room and party in Plano at Blue Martini. Great music, food, and drinks. Live music all night, admission and table packages available. Trust me, VIP is the way to go to avoid the crowd. The live music is always good here  and the DJ crew is fabulous!

    Sip a Blue Martini at 7301 Lone Star Drive, Plano, TX 75024. 972-727-2583.

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    What: Ring in the new year at the World's Largest Honkey Tonk in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards celebrates the new year with live music to be announced. You know that whoever isplaying there on New Year's Eve will be great!

    When: December 31, 2015

    Where: Billy Bob's Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76164. 817-624-7117.

    Tickets: $25-45 Can be purchased through calling Billy Bob's Box Office (817-624-7117) or Ticketmaster.

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    Ring in the New Year at Gaylord Texan's annual New Year's Eve Ballroom Gala located in the Texas Ballroom with emcee Junior, the popular DJ from Kiss FM and live music from Party Machine!

    Where: Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051

    Reservations: 817-778-2000

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    What: House of Blues New Year's Eve with the Old 97s.

    When: December 31, 2016

    Where: House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202. 214-978-BLUE.

    Acts: TBA. Check in with the club or Live Nation

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    What: Celebrity DJs, a Prince vs. Michael Jackson Tribute Band and much more,

    When: December 31, 2016 8 PM to 2 AM

    Where: Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture, 100 South Houston Street, Dallas 75202

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    2017 New Year's Eve (NYE) Limo Bus Crawl Dallas

    Party Like It's 2017 without fear. Leave the driving to them on this traditional New Year's Eve Event in Dallas. Tix start at under $30 if you book early. 

     When: 8 pm, December 31 to 2 am January 1


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    Ring in the New Year at The Kessler - Dancing & Desserts with The Singapore Slingers! Ticket purchase includes dessert and a complimentary champagne toast.

    The Singapore Slingers is Matt Tolentino's flagship ensemble, and the group has been under his direction since late 2007. They have proven to be the only group of their kind in Dallas, even Texas, and they are a leading source for pre-swing American dance music. 

    The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis Street, Dallas, TX 75208

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    Closing Night of Prairie Lights

    What: Prarie Lights is a two-mile stretch of decorations and festive fun featuring over 4 Million lights, hundreds of new displays, an all-new Holiday Magic light show, new walk-through lighted displays, pictures with Santa, seasonal food and family fun. About halfway through the drive, Holiday Village has Santa, carnival rides (rides are included with the cost of admission), snacks, and souvenirs. Cars with up to eight people in them cost $15 Mon-Thu, $20 Fri-Sun and holidays. Limos and buses cost more.

    When: Catch the last night of Prairie Lights on New Year's Eve

    Where: Lynn Creek Park is at 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway in Grand Prairie. Take I-30 or I-20 to 360 and go south. Make a left of Camp Wisdom Road and a right on Lake Ridge Parkway.

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    This 24,000 square foot after-hours bar, dance club and lounge presents a mix of Hip-Hop, EDM, R&B and Top Forty music along with eye-catching decor (originally by celebrity designer Philippe Stark) and all the drinks you can imagine and many you can't.

    Zouk Nightclub 703 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75202.

And...There is More!

A lot of wonderful things happen on fairly short notice in Dallas, so be sure to check upcoming events once December rolls around. Live Nation is always a good place to look for musical events and all the top restaurants will roll out their special New Year's Eve menu plans sometime early in the month