Dallas Ft. Worth New Year’s Eve Weekend Guide



What: Lone Star Circus’ Cirque Joyeux
When: Thurs., Dec. 28th – Mon. Jan. 1st @ 7:30PM and 1:30PM
Where: Dallas Children’s Theater
5938 Skillman St., Dallas, TX 75231
Why: Dallas’ Lone Star Circus presents a holiday production starring daredevils, jugglers, acrobats and clowns, as well as a few four-legged performers.

What: Lights all Night featuring Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, Marshmello and more
When: Fri. Dec. 29th – Sat. Dec. 30th @ 7:00PM
Where: Dallas Market Hall
2100 Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, TX 75207
Why: The largest annual end-of-year music festival in Texas; eighth year the two-day festival has taken place.

New Year Kitran Music Festival
When: Fri. Dec. 29th – Mon. Jan 1st @ 7:00PM (Fri) and 10:00AM (Sat-Mon)
Where: Radha Kalachandji Hare Krishna Temple
5430 Gurley Ave., Dallas, TX 75223
Why: For the past 10 years, Radha Kalachandji Hare Krishna Temple has rung in the New Year with a weekend long kirtan to promote happiness & unity. It is accompanied by classical Indian and acoustic Western instruments. The scriptures of India regard kirtan as the most effective form of meditation for the modern age.

What: Drink Dash
When: Sat. Dec. 30th @ 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
1010 S. Pearl Expy., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Buy a souvenir glass for $10, and visit the merchants for wine and other beverages. The event will include live music, a photo booth, a fortune teller, a New Year’s reflections station, a scavenger hunt and more.

What: New Year’s Eve Party
When: Sun. Dec. 31st @ 9:00AM – 5:00PM or 5:00PM – 1:00AM
Where: DFW Main Event locations
Why: Main Event locations are celebrating New Year’s Eve with an All-Day or All-Night Package that includes: All-you-can-play activities: bowling, billiards, laser tag and more and Choice of adult entree or kid’s meal  with Unlimited fountain drink and Free gelato ice cream. Check website for participating locations.

What: Countdown to Noon
When: Sun. Dec. 31st @ 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Where: Sci-Tech Discovery Center
8004 North Dallas Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75034
Why: Little ones can still celebrate New Year’s Eve without missing their bedtimes. Celebrate the holiday early with a Star Lab Planetarium show, face painting, balloon artists, stage performances, hands-on science experiments, a photo booth and, of course, a balloon drop to celebrate the countdown to noon.

What: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Happy New Year
When: Sun. Dec. 31st @ 12:00PM – 2:00AM
Where: Stan’s Blue Note
2908 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
Why: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with sports and drink specials. With more than 50 beers on tap and 30 big screen TVs, Stan’s will show the Dallas Cowboys game at noon and the Dallas Stars game at 7 p.m.

What: Hops & Boots NYE 2018
When: Sun. Dec. 31st @ 7:00PM
Where: Texas Ale Project
1001 N. Riverfront Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207
Why: Dress “country casual” for party, which will include live music by Charlie Barrale; fried chicken, biscuits and s’mores from Slow Bone; and rare tappings from Texas Ale Project, , with a souvenir pint glass.

What: New Year’s Eve Comedy Bash
When: Sun. Dec. 31st @ 8:00PM & 10:30PM
Where: Backdoor Comedy
8250 N. Central Expy., Dallas, TX 75206
Why: Start the New Year with a laugh at Backdoor Comedy’s annual comedy event with feature headliners Paul Varghese and Linda Stogner. The late show includes a New Year’s countdown, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, dancing after the show with DJ Stylez, and a ticket to a future show.

What: 106.1 KISS FM New Year’s Eve Hosted by Kellie Raspberry
When: Sun. Dec. 31st @ 8:00PM
Where: Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park
5805 Granite Park, Plano, TX 75024
Why: Join KISS radio personality Kellie Rasberry and DJ Mike Morse at a dance party that includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, open bar and a champagne toast at midnight

What: NYE Ball 2018
When: Sun. Dec. 31st @ 8:00PM
Where: Crowne Plaza Dallas
1015 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75202
Why: Ring in the New Year in the heart of downtown Dallas. The party extends over 3 floors – each offering different sights, sounds and fun. Includes complimentary party favors, DJs and cash bars on each floor.

What: New Year’s Eve Laser Tag Party
When: Sun. Dec. 31st @ 8:30PM – 2:00AM
Where: D2 Tactical Laser Tag
1435 N. Cowan Ave., Lewisville, TX 75057
Why: Get ready for another Texas Team Epic New Years Eve Party! TACTICAL Laser Tag!! Food will be catered in. Families are welcome

What: New Year’s Eve Carnival
When: Sun. Dec. 31st @ 9:00PM – 2:00AM
Where: Republic Ranch
3121 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
Why: Celebrate New Year’s the Latin way, complete with reggeaton, salsa and bachata, 2 DJs, fire dancers, carnival dancers, NYE buffet and much more. Buffet from 8PM to 11PM.

What: Ritz & Wonders: the Greatest Show on NYE
When: Sun. Dec. 31st @ 9:00PM – 2:00AM
Where: Violet Room
2634 Weisenberger St., Ft. Worth, TX 76107
Why: 1920s-themed circus and art experience features acrobats, aerial acts, magic, burlesque and 4 larger than life circus animal installations. Performances every half hour. The evening also includes a DJ, food trucks and a cash bar. Concession girls will serve popcorn and cotton candy. 1920s attire is suggested.

What: Day 1 Dallas
When: Mon. Jan 1st @ 3:00PM – 7:00PM
Where: Fair Park
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Celebrate New Year’s Day with family-friendly fun, food and fireworks at Fair Park. Day 1 Dallas is an all-inclusive event featuring children’s activities, live music, food trucks and a spectacular fireworks show at 7 p.m.



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