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The Best Parties and Restaurants to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dallas

Ring in 2023 With Live Performances, Champagne, and Great Food

BY // 12.01.22

It’s hard to believe that we’re closing in on the end of 2022. And you bet we’re ready for a fresh new start to make resolutions and intentions. But first, let’s celebrate and indulge in champagne in the city we love so much. These are the best parties and restaurants to celebrate 2022 New Year’s Eve in Dallas and ring in 2023.

 

Lights All Night
Lights All Night takes place on December 29 and 30 this year.

New Year’s Eve Parties

The longest-running EDM festival in Texas, Lights All Night, returns this year on December 29 and 30 at Dallas Market Hall. Celebrate the new year early with performances by Anden, Cassian, and Zeds Dead on Friday night. Or come out on Thursday evening, and catch Boogie T, Veil, and more.

Head to downtown’s AT&T Discovery District on New Year’s Eve for a Neon Garden-themed celebration. There will be sounds from local artist Ango, digital fireworks on the 104-foot media wall, photo ops, drink specials, and more.

Celebrate the beginning of 2023 at Hotel ZaZa Dallas‘s New Year’s Eve party starting at 10 pm. For $125 per person, guests can expect wine, beer, cocktails, and light bites until midnight, a live DJ, an interactive photo booth, and midnight toast. You can also opt for a room package which includes two tickets to the party and New Year’s Dad Brunch for Two.

 

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Hotel Vin Winter Wonderland
Celebrate NYE at Hotel Vin’s Winter Wonderland.

In Grapevine, Hotel Vin is hosting a Masquerade Party for $100 per person (casino night and dancing). Or if you want to add a four-course dinner, it’s $275 per person. Starting at 10:30 pm, guests can opt to book a bubble for up to six guests ($500) at the hotel’s Winter Wonderland. It includes two bottles of champagne, cheese fondue, and a live stream of the ball-drop from Times Square. Purchase tickets for the party/dinner here.

This NYE, Virgin Hotels Dallas is hosting a Glitz & Glam soiree on the 4th floor of the hotel. Get dressed up and enjoy two parties and two DJs. Reserve a table with bottle service, or purchase a ticket for the open bar (8:30 pm to 12:30 am). Complimentary bites will also be available from 8 pm to 11 pm. Find more info and tickets here.

Plano’s Legacy Hall will ring in the new year with a disco-themed party. There will be three floors of live music, five craft bars, a midnight celebration, and more. General admission is $75, and table reservation (includes two craft drinks per person) costs vary by size.

 

Lights – Reunion Tower on NYE.
Reunion Tower in Dallas on New Year’s Eve.

Where To Watch Fireworks

For the seventh year, Reunion Tower is hosting its Over The Top NYE event in downtown Dallas. The 360-degree, panoramic fireworks show will start at 11:59 pm on December 31 to ring in 2023 with a bang. The show will also include a 225-drone light show engineered and flown by Dallas Fort-Worth based Sky Elements. This year, there will be no viewing on the lawn of Reunion Tower, but you can dine at Hyatt Regency nearby and watch the show from there. Or, stay at home and tune into NBC5-KXAS to watch the special from 11:30 pm to 12:30 am.

 

Elephant East NYE
Elephant East is featuring a prix-fixe menu, live DJ, and champagne toast this NYE. (Courtesy)

Dallas Restaurants Celebrating 2023

Al Biernat’s is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner celebration on December 31. During the last seating, guests will receive party hats, noise makers, and more to toast to the new year when the clock strikes midnight (along with a glass of champagne). The restaurant will be open until 2 am.

The Kimpton Pittman Hotel restaurant Elm & Good is also celebrating the new year with a five-course menu served for two different seatings (6 pm and 8:30 pm). Both will include a complimentary glass of bubbles and live music will be provided by the Rafael Angel Trio from 8 pm to 12:30 am.

Celebrate at The Joule hotel with special dinners at CBD Provisions ($75 per person) and Sassetta ($140 per person), or book a champagne table at Midnight Rambler.

Head to The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas this New Year’s Eve for a special four-course dinner by Fearing’s chef Dean Fearing.

Ring in the new year with a five-course prix-fixe menu at LAW Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Dallas at Las Colinas. There will be acoustic live entertainment from 6 pm to 9 pm, as well as a toast at OUTLAW Taproom to end the evening.

This New Year’s Eve, head to The Ivy Tavern for a celebration with live DJ Taylor, a heated patio, and games. Packages range from a table for four with one bottle of Prosecco, one appetizer, and party favors ($150) to a table for up to eight people ($500). Email [email protected] for reservations.

Dine at Commons Club at Virgin Hotels Dallas on New Year’s Eve. There will be a three course dinner at 7 pm and a four course dinner at 9:30 pm. The later time includes a champagne toast with live DJ playing tunes.

Several Harwood District restaurants are hosting special NYE prix-fixe menus including Dolce Riveria ($95 per person), Mercat Bistro ($65 for 5 pm and $75 for 7 pm and 9 pm), Saint Ann ($75), Te Deseo ($95 for dinner, and $75 for tickets to the Terraza), and Elephant East ($85 per person).

City Hall Bistro at The Adolphus hotel is hosting a three-course prix-fixe menu ($90 per person) for New Year’s Eve including winter squash bisque, sweet potato gnocchi, and other seasonal items. There will also be a New Year’s Day brunch. The hotel’s Rodeo Bar will also feature specials for New Year’s Day including a limited-time burger — El Levanta Muertos with bacon jam, fried jalapeño wheels, and bacon.

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