Count down to 2021 at these New Year’s Eve celebrations in and around Dallas
People smile and hold sparklers and count out loud “three … two … one!” and fireworks go off. Although this New Year’s Eve is very different from the previous ones, we can still celebrate in style if we say goodbye by 2020 and say hello to all that 2021 could bring. The hosts of the NYE personal events highlighted here emphasize that social distancing, limited capacity, mask requirements, and other COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place.
Reunion Tower fireworks
Over the Top NYE 2020
Fireworks will shoot from the ball at Reunion Tower, illuminating the skies in downtown Dallas and marking the start of a new year. This year, according to state regulations, only registered guests are allowed to enter the hotel. The streets around Reunion’s lawn are closed to the public. As in previous years, the GeO deck closes to the public at 10 p.m. However, the spectacular pyrotechnic and LED light display can also be seen from other vantage points in the city. You can also watch the fireworks safely and warmly by listening to the one-hour Lone Star NYE special on KXAS-TV (NBC5) from 11:30 p.m., or watching the ad on the Reunion Tower’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
More NYE fun
Apres 2020 NYE
In the new Virgin Hotels Dallas of the Design District, a dazzling party is taking place on the fourth floor of the pool club, which has been transformed into a sparkling pop-up of the winter ski lodge. There are food stations, cocktails, music and a great view of the fireworks from the Reunion Tower.
December 31st with entry at 8 or 10 p.m. at Virgin Hotels Dallas, 1445 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas. $ 75- $ 200. eventbrite.com.
Backdoor Comedy Celebration
2020 is likely to be the butt of many NYE comics jokes Paul Varghese, Linda Stogner, and other backdoor comedy regulars. There are two shows at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Head to the late night show for party favors, a midnight countdown, and a champagne toast. The package also includes black-eyed peas and cornbread after midnight, as well as a ticket to a future show.
December 31st at 8pm and 10.30pm at Backdoor Comedy, 940 East Belt Line Road, Richardson. $ 35- $ 50. Call 214-328-4444 for reservations. backdoorcomedy.com.
Black NYE tie at Peppersmash Allen
Welcome the New Year in style at Peppersmash. Reserve a free cocktail and appetizers from 4pm to 6pm or buy a ticket for a four-course meal from 6pm to 8pm or from 8.15pm to 10pm, followed by a champagne toast at midnight. At this event, black tie wear with live music from the Justin Pierce Jazz Band (6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) and the Todd Stewart Band (8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.) are requested.
December 31st at various times at Peppersmash Craft Bar and Kitchen, 305 N. Central Expressway, Allen. Prices range from free to $ 85. facebook.com/events/475449593443288
New Year’s Eve at the Beeman
The new Beeman Hotel is hosting a limited capacity party with Nue Vodka and Chandon Sekt. The evening includes a welcome drink, champagne toast, party items, and music by DJ Prophesy.
December 31, 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Beeman Hotel, 6070 N. Central Expressway, Dallas. $ 100. eventbrite.com.
New Year’s Eve with the rich girls
Celebrate with the six-piece tribute band from the Hall and Oates era, the Rich Girls. The party is free with an online RSVP, but seats are assigned first, served first.
December 31, 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at Rustic, 3656 Howell St., Dallas. Free with RSVP. prekindle.com.
New Year’s Eve with a straight tequila night
Country tribute band Straight Tequila Night brings the party to Lava Cantina on New Year’s Eve. Due to the limited capacity, only VIP seats are available, so one ticket is suitable for a whole table with food and drink service, party favors and champagne. Tickets are sold for groups of four, six or ten guests. Masks are required when you are away from a table.
December 31, 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Lava Cantina, 5805 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony. Tickets start at $ 100. eventbrite.com.
Get dressed to impress for that NYE party in the Altitude room on the 33rd floor of the W Dallas Victory Hotel. Admission includes DJs, party items, an open bar, and spectacular views of the city and fireworks from the Reunion Tower. The doors open at 9 p.m.
December 31, 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. at W Dallas Victory, 2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas. Tickets start at $ 189. eventbrite.com.
The Emerald City Band will perform at Texas Live in Arlington on New Years Eve.(Ashley Landis / Staff Photographer)
NYE Live with the Emerald City Band
The cover band is ready to step to the curb in 2020 and greet them with music, DJs, a champagne toast, confetti cannons, party favors, a ball drop and much more in 2021. Doors open at 7 p.m. for early access ticket holders and at 8 p.m. for others.
December 31st at 9 p.m. at Texas Live, 1650 E. Randol Mill Road, Arlington. Tickets start at $ 125. eventbrite.com.
NEW 2021 mask line
The Legacy Hall party will feature pieces by Graceland Ninjaz in the Box Garden and mixes by DJ Yuna and DJ Cantu on the second and third floors of the hall. The evening includes two balloon drops at midnight and a champagne toast. Order food in the many restaurants and food stalls in the hall. Fancy face masks are a must. General admission includes a craft drink from the NYE specialty menu and a glass of champagne for a midnight toast. Table reservations for groups of six people and entry to the VIP lounge guarantee early entry and a delicious spot in the heated tent of the Box Garden.
December 31, 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. Tickets start at $ 50. eventbrite.com.
Time traveling ball
Make music as you explore two floors of the Canvas Hotel. The event will also include a celebratory champagne toast and party items. Participants are encouraged to dress in the style of a specific decade and are asked to mask themselves. The Canvas, south of downtown in the Cedars district, offers a great view of the fireworks from the Gallery Rooftop Lounge.
December 31, 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Canvas Hotel, 1325 S. Lamar St., Dallas. $ 125. eventbrite.com.
Tracy Lawrence and time marches on New Years Eve
Ring in the New Year in Billy Bobs Texas with award-winning country singer-songwriter Tracy Lawrence. The house band will kick off the honky tonk stage at 8 p.m., before Lawrence takes the main stage at 10 p.m. as part of his Made in America tour. For an additional fee of $ 80, your ticket to Billy Bob’s Time Marches On NYE Bash includes dinner and dessert, hourly freebies and cocktails starting at 7:30 p.m., plus a champagne toast at midnight and snacks after midnight.
December 31st at 7:30 p.m. (bash begins) or 10:00 p.m. (Lawrence takes the stage) at Billy Bobs Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth. $ 51- $ 81; $ 80 bash add-on. billybobstexas.com/events.
For the kids
Lunch evening in the arboretum
Families can ring in the New Year with an on-day celebration at the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden in the Dallas Arboretum. There are three ball drops – 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. – with music, dance, and confetti. Kids can visit crafting and experimentation stations to make nature sounds, safe sparklers, biodegradable confetti, and more. The midday activities are spread over the 8 hectare kindergarten to ensure social distance. As a bonus, it is the last holiday at the arboretum, so visitors have the opportunity to tour the “12 Days of Christmas” and the Christmas Village. Timed tickets and face masks are required.
December 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. Day entry to the festival is $ 17 for adults, $ 14 for children 65 and over, $ 12 for children ages 2 to 12, and is free for children under 2 years of age. Parking is $ 10 and is pre-purchased online. Admission to the Adventure Garden for children is an additional USD 3 per person aged 2 and over. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling week 214-515-6615. dallasarboretum.org.
Award-winning family entertainer David Chicken will perform during a virtual lunch party sponsored by Cedar Hill Public Library.
Virtual Noon Year’s Even Party
Cedar Hill’s Zula B. Wylie Public Library is hosting a virtual celebration on Facebook with a noon countdown and live music from kid-friendly entertainer David Chicken.
December 31 at 11:40 a.m. Free. facebook.com.