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New Year's Eve is always a big deal! We all love celebrating anything, but New Year's Eve is different! It's a great way to get out with your significant other, best friends, and family, and celebrate the new year! A new year means a chance to start over, to realign your goals and make this next year, your best year!
That being said, we all want to celebrate New Year's in a fun, special way! Though New Year's Eve parties in Austin, Texas aren't quite the same as New Year's Eve in NYC, Austin still has plenty of fun 2019 New Year's Eve events! Whether you want to go out on the town, and celebrate, or simply go to a gathering with only the people you know, chances are, you're celebrating NYE 2019, somewhere! If you still don't quite know what to do, we're here to help.
If you're that early planner, or that last minute, "let's just see what happens" person, this list is for you! There is no particular order to the list, so I did not number them. The top 10 list is for the Austin area, but someone asked us why we did not include other areas, so we decided to change it and include a few other events, near Austin (so there are now more than 10). Each event has their own, unique appeal. So read through them and see what works best for you and your squad! :)
New Year's Eve at The Belmont
The Belmont - 305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
The Belmont is a long time establishment in Austin, with a great downtown location. You can be in the heart of downtown Austin, in the middle of it all, right here at the Belmont. You can join 500+ people, with a variety of ages, from their 20's - 40's, all celebrating, together.
The celebration starts at 8 pm. They'll have their house DJ playing at 8 pm. At 10 pm, they'll have a Silent Disco Party (everyone wears headphones to hear the music they prefer - 3 different DJs are playing different genres). By the way, one of our DJs usually does all the Silent Disco parties in Austin. :) No, we're not being paid to promote this or any event on this list. We're just trying to help you figure out what to do!
Here are the important details:
Prices: $50 - $300
Valet parking and coat check available
*Special dance vignettes throughout the evening
*Silent Disco from 10pm to 2am featuring three live DJs
*Photo booth to capture all of your best NYE moments
*NYE Countdown with party favors, 2 balloon drops and complimentary champagne toast at midnight
General Admission ticket includes: Silent Disco, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, party favors, photo booth and balloon drop. No Refunds.
VIP ticket includes:
Includes light hors-d'oeuvres for noshing, complimentary sponsored beverages featuring beer, wine, bubbly, and select liquors from 8pm to 2am and exclusive access to a heated/tented VIP Rooftop deck.
Vices Vs. Virtues - W Hotel Austin
W Hotel - 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
The W hotel is one of Austin's finest hotels. You can ring in the new year, here, and enjoy two different parties, on two different floors! The "vices" party is downstairs and has a cash bar. The "virtues" party is upstairs and has included drinks and a few more activities for your ticket price. Both parties start at 9 pm, and tickets range from $75 - $375. The tickets are actually refundable, until 12/29/18 at 6 pm, which is different (most events are nonrefundable).
Here are details from their event site:
VICES PARTY is 9 PM - 2 AM
Welcome to Vice City - a modern underground of debauchery and excess, virtue flipped upside down. Whatever you're resolving to give up in 2019, your last hurrah is here in the Living Room Bars, each themed with a different vice for you to live it up one last time. Beats by SolFire. Cash bar and champagne toast at midnight.
Hotel guests complimentary.
BOTTLE SERVICE RESERVATIONS
VIRTUES Party 9 PM - 2 AM
Gold, glitter and extravagance meet Arete, the Goddess of Virtue. A glamorous ascent into a year of living your best life yet. Whatever you're resolving to do in 2019, your experience takes flight on the 2nd floor. Music by CAPYAC and beats by Kid Slyce. Includes entry, drink vouchers, champagne toast and a midnight snack.
General Admission Tickets: $150** early bird or $175
VIP TICKETS: $300
VIP includes an upgraded bar, reserved seating, exclusive experiences, & opportunities to win incredible prizes. *Drink vouchers are provided with each ticket.
VICES & VIRTUES ELITE
Full access to both parties including cocktails* plus access to the Devour in Trace.
Limited tickets are available
DEVOUR in TRACE: 6 pm - 2 am
An open smorgasborg of the most gluttonous and sinful eats you can desire. A queso fountain, brisket, fried chicken, pizza rolls, a truffle Bourbon milkshake.....and that's just the start. All served reception style and includes champagne. Beats by DJ Mova. Diet starts tomorrow.
Alternative New Year's Eve Celebration
Kadampa Meditation Center Austin South (Chittamani) 106 East 8th Street Austin, TX
The Alternative New Year’s Eve Celebration is well, an alternative to the normal NYE activities. :) It is short, and runs from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. They'll have hors d’oeuvres & non-alcoholic refreshments from 7:30 - 8:15 pm. Afterwards, there will be chanted prayers and guided meditations of Avalokiteshvara – the Buddha of Compassion.
Join a group of like-minded individuals for their annual New Year‘s Eve celebration! Ring in the New Year in a meaningful and positive way, with compassion and beneficial intentions! It's family friendly and tickets are: $15 in advance, $20 at the door (1/2 price for members). By the way, there is no experience necessary, and everyone is welcome!
A Country New Year's Eve - San Jac Saloon
Celebrate NYE at San Jac Saloon 300 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701.
The party starts at 5 pm, with live music, all night! Tickets range from $10 - $800. General admission tickets will get you in the center of all of the NYE action and if you're looking for something more, they are offering a VIP experience upstairs that will have complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a more intimate setting. They also offer bottle service options. Two venues, with two vibes, and of course some TWO stepping is welcome! :)
Willie Nelson & Family New Year
ACL Live at the Moody Theater - 310 Willie Nelson Blvd Austin, TX 78701
The Country music icon is back, for another NYE event! Willie Nelson is playing 3 back-to-back shows at the ACL Live venue! Tickets range from $99 - $157 each and tickets are limited to no more than 6 tickets per person. The NYE show doors open at 7 pm, and the show starts at 9 pm! Austin loves Willie Nelson, so this event is sure to sell out!
Gatsby's House Austin NYE - Omni Hotel
Gatsby's House - Omni Austin Hotel Downtown 700 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX 78701
This event will offer a 5 hour prepaid bar, 4 areas to mingle and have fun, 3 top rated Texas DJs, 2 floors of fun, and of course 1 amazing countdown, in the heart of downtown Austin! Here are some of the highlights from their site:
Speakeasy's Legendary New Year's Eve Bash
Speakeasy - 412 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
Doors open at 8 pm for this legendary party! Speakeasy is offering numerous tickets and options. Tickets range from $49 - $175 (plus service fees per ticket purchase). Each ticket price offers different options. They offer VIP areas, all-inclusive bar, all access, bed seating, terrace seating, and more!
New Year's Eve Masquerade - Parlor & Yard
Parlor & Yard 601 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701.
Parlor & Yard is throwing their annual NYE party, presented by Found Media Group. This event is Carnival themed and starts at 9 pm. They will offer a complimentary appetizer buffet catered by Hot Mess. Live Music starts at 10 pm by Boss Street Brass Band and the private, all-inclusive bar continues until midnight, capped off with a champagne toast at midnight. Late night buffet also provided by Hot Mess keeps the party going and DJ sets start the party at 11 and continue for the rest of the night!
Jason & Deb's Don't Go Downtown NYE Party
High 5 2700 W Anderson Ln Suite 101, Austin, TX 78757
This New Year's Eve event is sure to be a lot of fun! It's a plus for those that hate the downtown parking and massive crowds of people. This NYE party is for 21+ only, and includes a ton of different activities for the $95 ticket price! For the ticket price, you'll get select bar drinks, all night, hors d’oeuvres and a loaded player card for games and virtual reality, plus karaoke, bowling, a DJ, spinning great music, and NYE masquerade favors with a champagne toast at midnight!
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball - Vulcan Gas Company
Vulcan Gas Company - 418 E 6th Austin, TX 78701.
The Masquerade Ball is a long running event in Austin. Tickets are reasonable and range from $35 - $85. VIP tickets will get 8 complimentary drinks. 8 is plenty of drinks, especially for the lightweight drinkers, like us! :) The party starts at 9 pm.
New Year's Eve Events in Kyle, TX
New Year's Eve at Evo Entertainment - Evo Entertainment 3200 Kyle Crossing Kyle, TX 78640
Evo Entertainment has a few great options to choose from, for your NYE. They have a package for two, which includes a bottle of house wine or champagne, an appetizer of your choice, two entrees, and any dessert! The drinks and food can be redeemed anytime, from 6 pm - 1 am, on December 31st.
For families, they have a great option, as well. They offer the "Games, Lanes, & Champagne package." Each ticket includes an appetizer buffet, champagne toast, video game card, and exclusive access to a variety of arcade games, bowling lanes, and champagne. Half-price bowling is available that night only. Tickets are reasonably priced between $19.99 - $50.00
Railhouse 2019 New Year's Eve Bash - Railhouse 107 E Center St, Kyle, TX 78640
The Railhouse is a great entertainment spot for everyone! It's one of Kyle's premiere night spots and is ALWAYS busy! For New Year's, the Railhouse is featuring live music from One Ton Country and George Mercado Jr. Band! They'll also offer free photos at the NYE Photo Booth, inside. They'll have champagne bottle specials, a champagne toast at midnight, and you get all this for only $5 cover at the door!
They also have two great packages. The first package is priced at $50, and includes: cover charge for two, dinner for two, a bottle of champagne, and a reserved table! Unfortunately, it looks like they sold out of the $50 packages, last week! :(
The second package is priced at $175, and includes: cover fee for two, a one night stay at the Hampton Inn for two, a cab ride to-and-from The Railhouse, appetizer, dinner, and dessert for two, a bottle of champagne, and a reserved table. This is great option for those who may be coming to celebrate from out of town! We love the cab ride and room idea! The packages are very limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
New Year's Eve - Buda, TX
Buck's Backyard New Year's Eve Bash - Buck's 1750 s fm 1626 Buda, TX, 78610
Buck's Backyard is hosting a NYE bash featuring live music from Broken Arrow! They also offer a breakfast buffet and a champagne toast at midnight! The cover is only $8.
Overall, there are TONS more NYE events happening in and around the Austin, Texas area. If you're looking for family-friendly NYE events in Austin, you can check out "Austin's New Year" at Auditorium Shores. They'll have 3 stages of live music, art, food, and more. The day starts at 3 pm and ends at 10 pm.
As a side note: we were not paid to endorse any particular event. We're simply trying to help our readers. We chose not to book any NYE events, this year, even though we received several inquiries to book with us. We've worked every New Year's, every year, and decided to give our team and ourselves a break to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. We hope this article helps you to choose a fun, NYE event! Happy holidays and we want to wish you a happy new year!
- Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths
This past weekend, we celebrated NYE at Contigo Austin! This event was an amazing event! Contigo served amazing food, as always, as well as some great signature cocktails and craft beers. Though it was cold and even snowing at times, this didn't stop the party at Contigo! The place was jam packed and even warm, at times, from all the people dancing the night away! This was our second time doing new year's eve at Contigo, and it definitely won't be the last. What a great time, with great people!
Here's a video (sorry it's a bit blurry) of the countdown at midnight! Happy new year, again, everyone! What a great way to kick off the new year in Austin. We look forward to another amazing year serving Austin and central Texas and doing what we love. We look forward to entertaining you, again, this year!
- Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths
If you're having a New Year's Eve Party or event in the Austin or central Texas area, it's time to book your DJ and/or photo booth. It's not a real party until you have great music, which means you need a great DJ! All of our DJs have done many New Year's parties and would love to be a part of your celebration! You choose the music genres, favorite songs or artists, and we'll play the songs to keep the party fun!
Capture the night with our photo booth, too! We offer unlimited photo sessions, on-site printing, fun props, high quality printouts, and you can even add your own custom text or logo to each picture. You and your guests will have a blast taking pictures all night!
We also offer additional entertainment options such as lawn games (cornhole, horseshoes, washers), giant games (giant Connect 4, giant Jenga), and a projector and screen to show movies or a slideshow. We also offer an "old school" gaming system that has over 5,000 of your favorite Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Atari, Sega, and Arcade classics! Games such as Super Mario Brothers, Pac Man, Galaga, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and all your favorite childhood games!
Make your New Year's party a night to remember. Contact us, today, for more information. Let's celebrate, together!
- Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths
We had a great time providing DJ and photo booth services for a fun New Year's Eve event at Cleveland's Bar & Grill, in Buda, Texas! Thanks to our DJ, Tommie, for doing a great job and thanks to Eliza for doing a great job with the photo booth! Everyone had a great time!
Saturday, 12/31/16, we'll provide the DJ and photo booth for a NYE celebration at Cleveland's, in Buda, TX. Great music, great drink specials, appetizer buffet, midnight champagne toast, and great pics from our photo booth! Join the party in downtown Buda, TX. We'll see you there!
- Austin's Best DJs Team
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