DFW Celebrates New Year's Eve 2017

Balls, Bars, and Clubs: Party Down

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Have you made plans yet for New Year's Eve 2017? Here are some suggestions to help you ring in the New Year in Dallas/Fort Worth. Some celebrations are elegant sit-down dinners and some are on-your-feet-dancing parties. Some are some combination of the two. You can also celebrate in a non-traditional way with the entire family--like driving through Prairie Lights on its closing night. Every club and bar in the Dallas area will make New Year's Eve special. Here's a list of some of the most outstanding events to welcome 2018 in style.

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    Blue Martini

    There's no more Ghost Bar in Dallas so grab a cab/limo or get a room and party in Plano at Blue Martini. It offers up great music, food, and drinks. Doors open for the Black Tie & Bubbles New Year's Eve celebration at 8 p.m., with live entertainment by Ashley Red beginning at 8:30. An open bar, along with a Champagne toast and hors d'oeuvres at midnight, are included in the standing-room-only ticket price, which is $50 at the door. Add a $20 cover charge if you show up after midnight. Or if you are joining up with friends for New Year's Eve revelry, you can reserve a table for four; prices range from $360 to $660 depending on seating choice.

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    If you want to pay tribute to your Texas roots on New Year's Eve, Billy Bob's Texas is the place to be. It bills itself as the world's largest honky-tonk, and it's in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Plus it serves up authentic Texas eats. On the bill on New Year's Eve is the Randy Rogers Band. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the band will start laying down tunes at 10:30. Reserved seats are $40 to $55, and general admission is $20.


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    Get down with great blues for New Year's Eve at House of Blues. It's got a packed bill starting at 6 p.m. that includes Solid Rawk and Rock of Ages followed by the Ruby Revue Burlesque Show and '80s Rockin' New Year's Eve with Metal Shop and Infinite Journey. 

    The New Year's Eve celebration in the Foundation Room will feature a seven-course prix-fixe dinner with two seatings, 7 and 9:30 p.m., and of course there will be live music and a Champagne toast at midnight. Several packages are available.

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    Leave the driving to them on New Year's Eve 2017 on this traditional New Year's Eve event in Dallas.  It runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. You can jump off and on limo or bus transportation as it loops around to various bars and clubs that are part of the event. This is the way to bar hop all night and stay safe while you party down.

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    Ring in the New Year at The Kessler with its Dancing & Desserts with The Singapore Slingers celebration. Tickets include 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, like rags, fox trots, waltzes, and hot jazz. The whole scene evokes 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.


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     If you want glam, glitz, and fireworks for New Year's Eve, the place to go is the Old Red Museum in downtown Dallas. The party's on from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and this year's theme is "Champagne Life: Royalty at the Castle." It's the official watch party of AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower and features three celebrity DJs and live entertainment by The Inspiration Band. Tickets include a Champagne toast at midnight, private party rooms, dinner packages, and yes, a red carpet entrance. Black tie is not optional; dress formally for this glamorous New Year's Eve party. Ticket prices rise as it gets closer to New Year's Eve, so book early.


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    Prarie Lights is a two-mile stretch of decorations and festive fun featuring more than 4 million lights, hundreds of new displays, a Holiday Magic light show, new walk-through lighted displays,  seasonal food, and family fun. Your last chance to catch them is on New Year's Eve, so if you haven't been through this display, this is the night. 

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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 40 music along with eye-catching decor and all the drinks you can imagine--and many you can't.