'Lone Star NYE: Countdown to 2018' Brings Texas-Sized Party to TV

Watch the fireworks show from Reunion Tower in Dallas as the city rang in 2018.

(Published Monday, Dec. 1, 2018)

Watch the fireworks show from Reunion Tower in Dallas as the city rang in 2018.

(Published Monday, Jan. 1, 2018)

What’s a New Year’s Eve without parties, music, a countdown and even some fireworks to finish it off?

“Lone Star NYE: Countdown to 2018” will bring all of that and more into living rooms across Texas and beyond during a live broadcast as NBC 5 and Nexstar Media Group ring in 2018 with the hour-long special.

Broadcasting from Trinity Groves and Reunion Park in Downtown Dallas, the special will feature musical performances from local headliners Jackopierce, a central time zone countdown, and will finish off with the fireworks spectacular from Reunion Tower. 

AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower ringing in the 2017 New Year. (Video courtsey Reunion Tower)

(Published Friday, Dec. 1, 2017)

Along with being broadcast on NBC 5 and Nexstar stations across Texas, Lousiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri, an extended program will be streamed live on NBCDFW.com and 18 local Nexstar websites starting at 10 p.m.

"We are extremely excited to collaborate with NBC 5 to host the 2018 New Year’s Eve television special and second annual AT&T Streaming Lights fireworks spectacular, live from Dallas— one of America’s greatest cities and home of the Nexstar Nation for over two decades," said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting Inc. "As one of the country’s largest broadcast television groups, Nexstar is expanding this must-see event to reach 18 additional markets across the country, bringing the live Dallas celebration into the homes of thousands of new viewers."

Much of the televised celebration will take place at a VIP celebration at Saint Rocco’s Italian restaurant at Trinity Groves, which overlooks downtown Dallas. NBC 5 news anchors Kristen Dickerson and Kris Gutierrez will host from the party alongside former NFL player and KARK Little Rock news anchor D.J. Williams.

Checking in regularly with the team at Saint Rocco’s will be meteorologist David Yeomans of KXAN in Austin with live reports from Reunion Tower where crews will be making final preparation for fireworks show.

NBC 5 and Nexstar Media Group are the official media partners of the AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower fireworks spectacular and will broadcast the event live beginning at 11:59 p.m. CST as the Dallas city skyline lights up with more than 4,000 pyrotechnic special effects ignited from various levels of Reunion Tower.

Reunion Tower in Dallas will ring in the new year with a spectacular fireworks display Saturday night. (Published Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016)

The event is sponsored by VisitDallas and www.visitdallas.com.

“Lone Star NYE: Countdown to 2018” KXAS and Nexstar New Year’s Eve Programming Special Sunday, December 31, 2017 11:30 p.m. CST – 12:30 a.m. CST Stations and websites airing the special - check local listings or guides for channels: KXAS-TV (NBC) Dallas-Fort Worth, TX NBCDFW.com KWKT-TV (FOX) Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX CenTexProud.com WFDX-TV (NBC) Wichita Falls-Lawton, TX TexomasHomepage.com KRBC-TV (NBC) Abilene-Sweetwater, TX BigCountryHomepage.com KSAN-TV (NBC) San Angelo, TX ConchoValleyHomepage.com KAMR-TV (NBC) Amarillo, TX MyHighPlains.com KXAN-TV (NBC) Austin, TX KXAN.com KLBK-TV (CBS) Lubbock, TX EverythingLubbock.com KMID-TV (ABC) Odessa-Midland, TX YourBasin.com KVEO-TV (NBC) Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TX RGVproud.com KETK-TV (NBC) Tyler-Longview, TX EastTexasMatters.com KTAL-TV (NBC) Shreveport, LA ArkLaTexHomepage.com WVLA-TV (NBC) Baton Rouge, LA BRproud.com KTVE-TV (NBC) Monroe, LA-El Dorado, AR MyArkLaMiss.com KARK-TV (NBC) Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR ArkansasMatters.com KNWA-TV (NBC) Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR NWAhomepage.com KSNT-TV (NBC) Topeka, KS KSNT.com KSNW-TV (NBC) Wichita-Hutchinson, KS KSN.com KSNF-TV (NBC) Joplin-Pittsburg, MO FourStatesHomepage.com KOZL-TV (MyNet) Springfield, MO OzarksFirst.com