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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Around Dallas-Fort Worth, 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 concerts, and get-on-your-feet-dance parties.

Many events have been scaled back or canceled for New Year's Eve in 2020, so be sure to confirm the most up-to-date details with event organizers.

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Watch the Fireworks from Reunion Tower

Reunion Tower on NYE with fireworks

Reunion Tower

Downtown Dallas rings 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, and normally you can buy a ticket to watch the show from inside the tower ball itself for the best view of all.

While the fireworks show is taking place on January 1, 2021, the popular gathering areas around the Tower are going to be blocked off to prevent large crowds. But spectators have the option to park their cars anywhere in the city where you can see the Reunion Tower, or stream it live from home via your computer or television.

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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 2020 is a special concert by Granger Smith. Some of the usual activities at the Billy Bob's aren't open, such as riding the mechanical bull, but there will be food, specialty cocktails, and hourly giveaways to keep everyone entertained, plus a champagne toast at midnight.

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New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

If you're seeking glam and glitz for New Year's Eve, then the place to go is The Statler Hotel in downtown Dallas for the annual Masquerade Ball. The party includes a full casino, dinner, and dancing. It's on for December 31, 2020, from 7:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.on January 1, 2021.

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 that includes bottle service and premium bar access.

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House of Blues

The New Year's Eve event at the House of Blue was canceled in 2020.

Get down with greats sounds for New Year's Eve at House of Blues. There are giveaways, a photo booth, and a champagne toast at midnight. This iconic venue always has something great planned with both big-name stars and up-and-coming artists.

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The Kessler

Exterior of The Kessler Marquee
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The New Year's Eve concert at The Kessler was canceled in 2020.

Take a step back in time at The Kessler, a fun music venue that specializes in popular genres throughout the decades. The vibe aims to recreate a 1920s society club, so put on your dancing shoes and dress for the occasion. Tickets for the New Year's Eve event include dessert and a champagne toast.

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