As 2022 draws to a close, Dallas is planning a host of New Year’s celebrations.
North Texas offers a variety of events for folks to celebrate the new year, from the neighborhood level to big city events. If you’re interested in ringing in the new year somewhere other than your own home, these events could be for you.
If you dream of watching fireworks over the Dallas skyline at midnight, check out the NYE Extravaganza at SER Steak + Spirits on December 31, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
From the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole, soak in a stunning view of the famous fireworks show. There will be a DJ and dance floor, a midnight toast, and gourmet food and drinks at the premium bar. Dress in your finest party attire — the dress code is formal, upscale fashion. Admission comes at a hefty $300, but if it sounds too good to pass up, grab your tickets now.
For another fancy option, the Royal Masquerade Ball will be held at The Statler hotel in downtown Dallas. With business in the front and party in the back, there will be two rooms with entirely different vibes. One room hosts a full dinner while the other plays Top 40 Hip Hop mashups and offers champagne and cocktails from an open bar.
Also in downtown Dallas, the AT&T Discovery District will offer special performances, digital fireworks, and food and cocktails for purchase. Admission is free with RSVP, and free self-parking is available at the 1212 Jackson Street garage (with District merchant validation).
In Fort Worth, Sundance Square will host partygoers along Main Street and the plaza in downtown Fort Worth. There will be live music, local food trucks, special events, and more, with a pinnacle fireworks show at midnight from atop the Westbrook Building. The event begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.
In Arlington, “New Year’s Eve Live! at Texas Live!” provides live entertainment, tasty food options, festive drink selections, and photo opportunities with installations, among other events. There will be live music, games, party favors, a countdown, and a midnight champagne toast. There are four packages to choose from, with options including drink tickets and a party buffet.
Tickets are now on sale for the “DFW NYE Takeover VI” in Grand Prairie as well. Presented by comedian Gary Owen, the event offers laughs, live music, a champagne toast, and party favors. Special guests include DC Young Fly, Mike Epps, and Lunell, among others. The event will be held for two nights, December 30 and 31.
If you decide to ring in the new year from home, check out “Lone Star NYE: Countdown to 2023,” airing live on NBC 5 DFW from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. CST. Streaming from Reunion Tower’s Geo Deck, get the glitzy firework show from the comfort of your couch.
After the festivities, check out a day of family fun at Day 1 DFW in Irving on the first of the year. There will be magic, circus acts, live music, live animal shows, face painting, games, a bounce house, and a fireworks show to end the day. Proceeds will benefit Vogel Alcove, a local non-profit organization. The event is located at the Irving Convention Center from noon to 7 p.m.
What’s really to celebrate this new years? Going from bad 2022 to likely worse 2023. For the poo-poo’ers out there. My low and fixed income is hardly keeping up with this current high inflation/recession,
since jimmy carter era (41 years ago), my already increased utility rates increase 50% on jan.1, insurance rates, grocery, fueling my car, and insult to injury, my retirement investments have declined by double digits for 2022, and more to continue. According to “credible” news sources, 2023 will be higher inflation/recession with interest rates rising. 87,000 new hire I.R.S. auditors will soon beardown on us middle to low income citizens. Be glad poo-poo’ers, you’re not in my shoes.
Looks like my comment asking, what’s so “happy” about this new year has been deleted. Others have complained about their free speech being denied, now it’s my turn. I didn’t even use curse words.