Guide to New Year's Eve in Dallas-Ft Worth: Festivals, Events, Things to Do

fireworks for a national holiday in Dallas

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In the Dallas-Ft Worth region, there are New Year's Eve options for everyone, from the raging party animal to those seeking a more relaxed evening. On the last night of the year, the area offerings include elegant sit-down dinners, live music with full orchestras, and get-on-your-feet-dance parties

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Watch the Fireworks from Reunion Tower

For the past few years, Downtown Dallas has rung in the new year with the sparkler-like firework display from Reunion Tower. There are many places around the city with great views of the tower, like City Hall Plaza, but you can also watch the show from inside the ball! Get your ticket to the Over the Top NYE Party, which on December 31, 2019 will take place in the Cloud Nine Club with a live performance by DJ Jason Esquire.

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Murder Mystery NightBilly Bob's Texas

Billy Bob's Texas

Pay tribute to your Lone Star roots on New Year's Eve at Billy Bob's Texas, located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The venue bills itself as the world's largest honky-tonk and on the bill for New Year's Eve is a special Murder Mystery performance. For one price, you'll get a full dinner with brisket and pork loin, plus a hilarious show.

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House of Blues

Get down with greats sounds for New Year's Eve at House of Blues. This year, the venue will be ringing in 2020 with an 80s-themed extravaganza with the hair metal band Metal Shop. There will be giveaways, a photobooth, and a champagne toast at midnight. Make sure to whip out your leather outfits and don't you dare skimp on the hairspray.

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The Kessler

Exterior of The Kessler Marquee
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Take a step back in time at The Kessler with its Dancing & Desserts with The Singapore Slingers celebration. 

The Singapore Slingers are masters of pre-swing American dance music, like rags, fox trots, waltzes, and hot jazz. Under the direction of impresario Matt Tolentino since late 2007, the band boasts a complete orchestra of musicians that evoke the big band era. The vibe aims to recreate a 1920s society club, so put on your dancing shoes and dress for the occasion. The bar opens at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets include dessert and a champagne toast.

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New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

If you're seeking glam, glitz, and fireworks for New Year's Eve, then the place to go is the West End Event Center in downtown Dallas. The casino-themed party is on from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Tickets include a champagne toast at midnight, private party rooms, dinner packages, open bar, and casino chips to gamble away. The masks will be provided, but plan to dress formally to match. If you're planning on coming with a large group, you can make reservations for a table which includes bottle service and premium bar access.

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