Dallas-Fort Worth 2011 New Year's Eve Parties and Events

Parties in Dallas and Fort Worth to celebrate your New Year's Eve in style.

By Alanna Quillen
|  Sunday, Jan 1, 2012  |  Updated 1:17 AM CDT
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Where To Ring In The New Year


If your plans for New Year's Eve involve the couch, noisemakers from the dollar store, and a bottle of sparkling apple cider, consider this handy list of where to get silly in the Metroplex.

From gigantic gatherings at Victory Park to fancy dinners at restaurants, you're bound to find something to do in Big D to ring in the New Year.

Dates of all events are on December 31 unless otherwise noted.

Dallas | Fort Worth 

Dallas Events

Ad-Libs 25th Annual New Year’s Eve
2626 Main Street.  Dallas, TX 75226
Time: 10 p.m.
Price: $80
Dallas’ longest running comedy show is offering a New Year’s Eve Package Show, which will take place at their sister venue, MOUTH, in Dallas. Starting at 10 p.m., the $80 per person package includes drinks, a split-bottle of champagne, party favors, a chicken and beef fajita buffet, and a pass for two to an Ad-Libs show in 2012.

American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, TX
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: Free
Quite possibly one of the most popular New Years Eve celebrations around the Southwest, Big D NYE is very much like our version of New Years Time Square.  The crowds will be large and the entertainment will be nothing less than stellar with food tents, fireworks, and multiple stages for live music from bands Sleeperstar, Good Shive Low, the Good Question Band, and Prophets and Outlaws. All the anticipation will build to a huge, Stream Energy Fireworks Spectacular at midnight. What’s better is that the whole event is free to the public of all ages.

NYE in the Tower
Five Sixty By Wolfgang Puck
300 Reunion Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Price: $150 in advance, $175 at the door
Celebrate New Year's Eve with a great view of the fireworks in Victory Park. Five Sixty will offer a five-course dinner with optional $50 wine pairings and a toast at midnight - all done by chef Patton Robinson.

NYE at the Granada Theater
The Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $16-70
What are you doing for New Year's Eve? Spending it at the historic Granada Theater with Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights; Ishi and Kirby Brown, of course. VIPs will get a complimentary campagne toast and goodie bag, plus plush seats in the Granada's balcony. Snag your tickets below.

The Polyphonic Spree, Centro-Matic, The Deathray Davies
House of Blues
2200 N. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75202
214-978–BLUE (2583)
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $15-$40
If fireworks and large crowds aren’t your thing, the House of Blues has you covered. Catch three bands in one night: the Polyphonic Spree, Centro-Matic and The Deathray Davies. Beware, the Victory Park festivities for Big D NYE is right around the corner, so plan accordingly.

Party Like A Rockstar: New Year’s Eve 2011
House of Blues – Cambridge Room
White Swan Building
Time: 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Price: $100
Also at House of the Blues is a first annual event hosted by Fatt Catt Media. For a $100 ticket, you get access to the New Years Party featuring bands Independent George and The Black Doves, a costume contest, and a special champagne countdown at midnight. 

Family New Year's Party
Sci-Tech Discovery Center
8004 N. Dallas Pkwy
Frisco, TX 75034
Time: 3-5:30 pm
Price: $10 per person for members; $15 for non-members
Sci-Tech is hosting a Family New Year's Eve Celebration. Put on your party attire and ring in the new year at this family friendly event. There will be games, snacks and a show featuring Molecule Man. At 5:00 pm, the group will count down to a neutron ball drop and toast the new year with sparkling cider. Space is limited, so reserve you spot by emailing tamera.hurdle@scitechdiscovery.org.

Lights All Night
Dallas Convention Center
650 S Griffin St.
Dallas, TX 75202
Price: $99-$190
Time: December 30 & December 31
A New Year's Eve party so massive, it can't be contained in one night. For two days, see Tiesto, Diplo, Girl Talk, Ghostland Observatory and Neon Indian headline this multi-stage festival that features some of the biggest names in electronic music.

Zouk's Glam New Year's Eve
Club Zouk
703 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75202
Time: 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Price: $40-$6000
If "be more glamorous" is on your list of New Year's resolutions, then this is the party for you. 25,000 square feet of celebration and a red carpet event await you at Zouk--buy your tickets today.

Take Flight 2012
1033 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Time: 9 p.m.-4 a.m.
Price: $65-$120
Dance the night away with your friends as you welcome 2012 at ALOFT Hotel. DJs, go-go dancers and a champagne toast at midnight help make it a night to remember.

Keith and Margo's 21st Annual Murder Mystery Midnight Madness
Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West
1590 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX 75234
Price: $139.00 per person. Room specials available
A New Year's tradition in Dallas, this holiday event will bring out the killer in somebody resulting in a night of clues, mayhem and..champagne. Includes gourmet dinner, dancing, prizes and a toast at midnight.

Fort Worth Events

Swingin' in the New Year
Bass Performance Hall
555 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!  That's the theme of this New Year's Eve with the Forth Worth Symphony Orchestra.  Help say goodbye to the old year and hello to 2012 in a concert filled with memorable swingin' standards by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and more.  Featuring guest conductor Jeff Tyzik and vocalist Carmen Bradford, this concert will put you "In the Mood," with time left after the concert to dine and dance the night away.

New Year's Eve Dinner Package Show
Four Day Weekend
312 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Time: Dinner at 8 p.m. and show at 10 p.m.
Cost: $100
Four Day Weekend, Fort Worth's longest running show, is hosting a New Year's Eve Dinner Package Show.  The package includes admission to the show, a cocktail style dinner catered by Reata, a future ticket to a Four Day Weekend performance, a champagne toast, party favors and dancing to a DJ after the show.

New Years Eve Ring A Ding!
Scat Jazz Lounge
111 West 4th St. Suite 11
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $85 for general table (seats 7)
Ricki Derek's New Years Eve Ring-A-Ding is back for the 4th year at Scat Jazz Lounge.  Ricki Derek and the Vegas Six bring in the New Year with the classic sounds of Sinatra, Dino, Bennett, and many others.  Admission ticket includes party favors, passed appetizers, balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight.

Have other locations for NYE festivities? E-mail us here to have them added to the list.

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