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Best New Year's Events in Dallas-Fort Worth

Jay Marks

Jay has been selling real estate since 1993 and has had the opportunity to help several thousand clients buy and sell real estate over those 30 years ...

Jay has been selling real estate since 1993 and has had the opportunity to help several thousand clients buy and sell real estate over those 30 years ...

Dec 20 8 minutes read

Cheers to a New Year, Dallas-Fort Worth! 

As we bid farewell to the old and embrace the possibilities of the coming year, our vibrant metroplex is gearing up for a spectacular array of events to suit every age and taste. Whether you're looking for family-friendly festivities to enjoy with the little ones or seeking out more adult-oriented soirées to ring in the New Year with style, we've got you covered. 

Join us as we explore the exciting lineup of New Year's events that Dallas-Fort Worth has in store, promising a memorable start to 2024.


Noon Year's Eve

Where: Dallas Arboretum, Children's Adventure Garden Entry Plaza

When: Sunday, December 31st, 2023 @ 12:00pm

Cost: FREE with Children's Adventure Garden admission

Enjoy the excitement of the celebration without staying up till midnight with a Noon Year’s Eve ball drop and winter STEM activities at the Children's Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum. Then stick around to enjoy all the other fun the Children's Adventure Garden has to offer in its 8 acres of fun overlooking White Rock Lake. The Noon Year’s Eve countdown and ball drop will be at 12:00pm in the Entry Plaza. 

Zoo Year's Eve

Where: Fort Worth Zoo

When: Sunday, December 31st, 2023 @ 6:00pm-Monday, January 1, 2024 @ 9:00am

Cost: $100/child (Ages 6-12)

Getting to leave your child to have fun at the zoo while you get to go out all night kid-free? Sounds like a win-win to us! Make reservations for your child to participate in this year's overnight Zoo Year's Eve event where they an enjoy pizza, a movie, crafts, a night hike through the park, and a continental breakfast. What kid wouldn't love that?!

Noon Year's Eve

Where: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

When: Friday, December 31st, 2021 @ 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: FREE with Admission

Toast to 2024 at “Noon” Year’s Eve! Go enjoy a whirlwind experience of New Year’s traditions such as party poppers, resolutions, and more. Learn about New Year’s resolutions and create your own crafts to ring in a new season. Don’t forget the confetti drop at noon in the atrium! The museum will be open until 5:00pm that day so you can go enjoy everything else they have to offer when the party is over.

EPIC Family New Year

Where: Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, 2970 Epic Place, Grand Prairie TX 75052

When: Sunday, December 31st, 2023 @ 1:00pm-Monday, January 1, 2024 @ 1:00am

Cost: See Website for Ticket Options

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is hosting an all-day and all-night swimming party with DJ music and lots of other festive activities like “rubber duck drop” countdowns throughout the day, circus and aerial performances, hula dancing, and games. 

You can purchase general admission tickets or you can upgrade your tickets to enjoy a delicious meal as well.

New Year's Eve Countdown to Noon Party

Where: Sci-Tech Discovery Center, 8004 North Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX, 75034

When: Saturday, December 30 2023 @ 10:00am-2:00pm

Cost: $15/Non-Members; $12/Members; Timed Tickets Required

Another great STEM New Year's Eve activity can be found on New Year's Eve Eve at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco. There are electric ball drops at 11:00am, Noon, and 1:00pm so you have lots of chances to enjoy it! They'll have loads of science-focused fun such as learning to code a New Year’s countdown clock, making wearable crafts and getting creative in the light painting photo room.

Jazzberry Jammin’ New Year's Eve

Where: Crayola Experience, Shops at Willow Bend, Plano

When: Sunday, December 31, 2023 @ 10:00-5:00pm

Cost: Free with general admission

This colorful celebration lets tiny tots ring in the new year and be in bed before midnight. They can enjoy confetti countdowns, dance parties, and character appearances at 12:00 & 2:00pm. They'll have other fun activities too like coloring pages, crown-making, and 2024 resolution lists.

New Year's Noon Celebration

Where: The Shops at Highland Village, Highland Village

When: Sunday, December 31, 2023 @ 11:00am-1:00pm

Cost: FREE

The Shops at Highland Village are hosting a New Year’s Noon countdown celebration for the kids this year near the Christmas tree. Have fun at their interactive dance party featuring a DJ and then count down to noon with a balloon drop that will have a hidden piece of paper inside each one corresponding to a prize. There will also be face painting, a photo experience, games, a stilt walker, and fun costumed characters. Then stop by Learning Express and Adventure Kids craft tables for some free fun!

Grown Up Fun

Lone Star NYE at Reunion Tower

Where: Reunion Tower, Dallas

When: Sunday, December 31, 2023 @ 11:59pm

Cost: Varies

There are several ways to enjoy this year's Lone Star NYE drone and fireworks show. You can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home by watching it on NBC5 or YouTube. You can make dinner reservations at Crown Block which will host a pre fixe dinner and celebration (Buy Tickets Here). You can reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Or you can enjoy one of several watch parties at Echo Lounge & Music Hall, Texas Ale Project, or Southside Ballroom.

New Year's Eve at Harvest Hall

Where: Harvest Hall, 815 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051

When: Sunday, December 31, 2023 @ 5:00pm-Monday, January 1, 2024 @ 1:00am

Cost: FREE

Harvest Hall will have New Year's Eve events happening all night long with a DJ from 10:00pm-1:00am, karaoke from 7:00-11:00pm, a photo booth, food from any of their kitchens until 11:00pm, and a La Marca Prosecco Cart for that New Year's toast.

New Year's Eve Champagne Celebration

Where: The Las Colinas Resort, Dallas

When: Sunday, December 31, 2023 @ 10:00pm-1:00am

Cost: Free with Hotel Stay

The Four Season of Las Colinas recently changed over to The Las Colinas Resort managed by Ritz Carlton and this sounds like a luxuriously wonderful way to spend New Year's Eve. Book a hotel room and then join them in the new lobby bar, Bar Juniper for a champagne tower and a featured menu showcasing caviar and other indulgent treats. 

New Year's Eve Party Ft. Drake Mulligan

Where: Billy Bob's Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plz, Fort Worth TX 76164

When: Sunday, December 31, 2023 @ 10:00pm

Cost: Tickets starting at $25 for General Admission

What says "New Year's Even in Texas" more than celebrating with the live country music at Billy Bob's Texas? Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 10:00. While you're there, enjoy their Texas-sized dance floor, bull riding, food from their honkey tonk kitchen, and their video arcade. 

New Year's Eve Live at TexasLive!

Where: Texas Live!, 1650 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington TX 76011

When: Sunday, December 31st, 2023 @ 8:00pm

Cost: Tickets Starting at $60

Ring in the new year at the biggest NYE celebration in DFW! New Year's Eve Live! at Texas Live! will be a celebration filled with live entertainment, party bands, delicious food options, tasty drinks selections, Instagrammable moments, champagne toasts, and more!

Ring in the new year with a ball drop, confetti, and a champagne toast all while a DJ plays live music.

New Year's Eve with Four Day Weekend

Where: Four Day Weekend Fort Worth, 312 Houston St, Fort Worth TX 76102 | Four Day Weekend Dallas, 5601 Sears St, Dallas, TX 75206

When: Sunday, December 31, 2023 @ 8:00pm

Cost: $125 per person

These guys are old friends of mine and I always love an opportunity to see them perform! Their incredible NYE package includes admission to their interactive comedy show, a cocktail-style dinner catered by Reata, a champagne toast, and party favors. 

Looking for more fun things here in DFW?

Check out more of our Community Guides on our blog for ideas!

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