From Reunion Tower to ZaZa, the Best New Year's Eve Parties in Dallas | Dallas Observer

From Wild Parties to Family-Friendly, Your Guide to New Year’s Eve in Dallas

Be honest for a moment. Do you remember your New Year’s resolution from last year? Many of us start off with noble goals, and we all do a decent job following through the first few months. Or days.
Ring in the New Year at Reunion Tower to get the best view of fireworks.
Ring in the New Year at Reunion Tower to get the best view of fireworks. Courtesy of Hunt Realty
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The final day of the year begets the year’s most difficult question. We’re not talking about self-reflective ponderings about whether you have kept that resolution you read about in that one magazine. And we’re not talking about the also difficult question of what your resolution should be for next year.

If we’re being real, there is an annual question that proves much more challenging: What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Are you going to spend an absurd amount on a ticketed event in exchange for an open bar and a night to remember? Or subvert all societal pressure to end the new year in a flash of drunken sparkles and curl up on the couch with your parasocial best friends Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper? Should you embark on a more laissez-faire New Year's Eve strategy, hoping to somehow get a glimpse of fireworks from almost anywhere in the city?

Living in Dallas brings the excitement of options, but also the stress of choice. Don’t let the indecision get you down, though, because we’ve got your back. We’ve gathered Dallas’ New Year's Eve events from most laid-back to the most lavish.

Decadence Ball – 7 Deadly Sins

3 p.m. – 2 a.m., Dec. 29 – Jan.1
Crowne Plaza Dallas Love Field, 7050 N. Stemmons Freeway

This three-day hotel takeover with Decadence Ball is not for the timid. Set the deadly tone with the Friday Red Party, continue the marathon with the Saturday Southern-style Carnival Party, and end 2023 with the New Year’s Eve 7 Deadly Sins Party. Tickets start at $15.

Wonka New Year 2024: Family-Friendly New Year’s Celebration at The Westin Dallas Stonebriar

6–9 p.m., Dec. 29
The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa, 1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco

Ring in the final days of 2023 at The Westin Dallas Stonebriar’s Wonka New Year 2024: Family-Friendly New Year's Celebration. The event will offer a dance floor with a live DJ, food and candy. General admission is $65.

Mezzanotte: New Year’s Eve Celebration

4–7 p.m., Dec. 31
Eataly Dallas, 8687 N. Central Expressway, No. 2172

Eataly is celebrating New Year’s Eve with holiday bites, Champagne, wine and entertainment. If staying up past midnight on a Sunday night isn’t your thing, this event will also ring in the New Year at 5 p.m. — midnight in Italy. Admission is $45.
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Celebrate New Year's Italiano-style at Eataly.
Aaren Prody

New Year’s Eve – Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar

5–10 p.m., Dec. 31
Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar, 2501 N. Harwood St.

With live music and a three course, prix-fixe menu, Saint Ann is hosting a memorable New Year’s Eve dinner to start your night. The $75 menu option includes a Champagne toast.

Crown Block at Reunion Tower

5 p.m. – 1 a.m., Dec. 31 – Jan. 1
Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd. E.

Ahead of the Reunion Tower fireworks and drone show, the Reunion Tower restaurant, Crown Block, is hosting a prix-fixe dinner with tickets starting at $175. At 10 p.m., the 2024 NYE Gala Party begins, with a live DJ and the unmatched experience of watching the Reunion Tower fireworks from inside the tower itself. Tickets can be found on the Reunion Tower website.
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This view on NYE? Plus fireworks and drones? Yes, Reunion Tower.
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New Year’s Eve at Waterproof

6 p.m. – 2 a.m., Dec. 31 – Jan. 1
Waterproof, 1914 Commerce St.

The rooftop lounge Waterproof, on the 19th floor of the Statler, is the perfect place to catch downtown fireworks. Plus, every table reservation comes with a complimentary bottle of Champagne. DJ Camilo Espinosa will play from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by DJ Rav until 2 a.m. More information about the event can be found at the Waterproof website.

New Year’s Eve Ball

7 p.m., Dec. 31 – Jan. 1
Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm St.
Swing into 2024 at the iconic Sons of Hermann Hall with music by La Pompe and DJ Ramiro Gonzalez. Tickets start at $35, and $75 VIP tickets include reserved seating, hors d'oeuvres and a midnight Champagne toast.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Meyerson Symphony Center

7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St.

Conclude this year with a classy night at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as Maurice Cohn conducts the orchestra into 2024. Tickets start at $90 and are available on the Dallas Symphony website.

Emerald City’s Rock the 2024 New Year’s Eve Party

8 p.m., Dec. 31
Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway

Emerald City Band's Rock the '24 New Year's Eve Party returns to the Hilton Anatole once again. With music from the Emerald City Band and DJ, this event is a sure-fire way to party away the final hours of 2023. A General Admission ticket for this event is $100.
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Emerald City is playing all the hits on New Year's.
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New Years Eve VIEWS

9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Dec. 31 – Jan. 1
Lorenzo Hotel Dallas, 1011 S. Akard St.

The Lorenzo Hotel is putting on a New Year’s Eve celebration in its Skye Ballroom with live entertainment, a DJ, photo booths, Champagne toasts and hors d’oeuvres. Ticket information can be found at the My VIP Life website.

Royal Revelry: New Year’s Eve at Monarch + Kessaku

9 p.m. – 1 a.m., Dec. 31 – Jan. 1
Monarch Restaurant, 1401 Elm St.

Monarch Restaurant wants you to bid adieu to 2023 with cake and Champagne galore. In keeping with the regal French theme, the night will offer an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, seafood and caviar. Tickets are $400.
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Welcome the New Year like a queen at the Monarch in Dallas.
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Countdown Party on La Terraza

9 p.m., Dec. 31
Te Deseo, 2700 Olive St.

Te Deseo is putting on a special New Year’s Eve experience on La Terraza with a premium open bar, live DJ and countdown to a balloon drop. Tickets are $125.

A Studio 54 New Year's Eve

9 p.m., Dec. 31
Sweet Tooth Hotel, 1511 Elm St.

Kick off 2024 with Studio 54 New Year's Eve at Sweet Tooth Hotel. Along with music from DJ Strwbrry Rusk, there will be seasonal cocktails and Maggiano's hors d’oeuvres. General admission is $90.
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There's simply no sweeter way to start the New Year than with a party at Sweet Tooth Hotel.
Sweet Tooth Hotel

Champagne & Shimmer NYE Party

9 p.m. – 2 a.m., Dec. 31 – Jan. 1
The Drey Hotel, 5630 Village Glen Drive

The Drey Hotel is hosting a Champagne & Shimmer NYE Party filled with glitz and glamor. Tickets for this event are $75.

NYE Bash at Hotel ZaZa

10 p.m. – 2 a.m., Dec. 31 – Jan. 1
Hotel ZaZa Dallas Uptown, 2332 Leonard St.

Put on your shimmering cocktail attire for an impressive end-of-year celebration that will include wine and beer, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, a midnight countdown to a Champagne toast and lots of photo opportunities. Tickets start at $200 on the Hotel ZaZa website.
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ZaZa is not a bad way to say TaTa 2023.
Courtesy of Hotel ZaZa

New Year’s Eve Intention Setting Sound Bath

11 p.m. – 12:15 a.m., Dec. 31 – Jan .1
3122 Swiss Ave.
The Momentum Loft will have a ceremonial candlelit sound bath meditation with crystal sound bowls, chimes, and drums to set intentions for the new year. The Sound Bath includes workshop materials, guided meditation, intention-setting candles to take home and warm herbal tea. Tickets start at $49.

Disco Heaven: NYE Party and other events

Various times, Sunday, Dec. 31
The Virgin Hotel, 1445 Turtle Creek
The Virgin Hotel knows how to party. The Disco Heaven party brings the glitz, with fireworks, a lit dance floor and open bar. Tickets starting at $250. There's also a NYE Dinner at Common Club (starting at 6.30 pm.) before the party with two prix-fixe menus to choose from and a Champagne toast. The hotel will then nurse you back to health with a Recovery Brunch at Commons Club on Monday, Jan. 1.
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The Virgin Hotel is throwing an extravagant party this New Year's Eve.
Kathy Tran
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