New Years

New Year’s Eve Guide

Ideas to celebrate New Years Eve Dallas for 2019

I cannot believe that it’s almost the end of 2018! Do you have all of your fun plans made?

It’s usually a pretty big holiday with lots of fun things going on around Dallas, Plano and Collin County to bring in 2019.

To keep you up to date and covered with all the fun we’ve put together your New Year’s Eve guide so you will know all the greatest things to do!

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Reunion Tower Dallas Texas

Our Pick for New Year’s Fun – the Reunion Tower

Reunion Tower and Hunt Realty are collaborating with Southwest Airlines to bring a Texas-sized New Year’s Eve event to Dallas, Reunion Tower Over the Top NYE 2018.

For the third year, the only 360-degree, panoramic fireworks spectacular in the Central time zone will light up the Dallas sky starting at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

More fun things to do on New Years Eve and New Years Day

Noon Year’s Eve- Pump It Up Frisco 10 am -12 pm – Glowlights, bouncing, noisemakers, holiday snacks and sparkling grape juice make this a fun celebration to bring in the New Year that kids can enjoy too! Socks and a signed waiver are required to play. Please Note: This is a pre-paid event ONLY. Sorry, no walk-ins.

Jazzberry Jammin’ New Years Eve at Crayola Experience Plano, Families can ring in the New Year with Colorful fun at Crayola Experience Plano‘s Jazzberry Jammin’ New Year’s Eve! Face painting, balloon twisting, magic shows, special mid-day countdowns & character appearances by Bluetiful! Mid-day Countdowns: 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 6:00 PM. Free for Season ticket holders or discounted tickets available here (with a $9 discount)

Family Noon Years Eve Event- Dave & Busters 12 – 3 pm An exciting and FUN way for you & your family to ring in the New Year! We will offer loads of excitement with our New Year’s Eve package which combines all the Food & FUN that guests have grown to love at Dave & Buster’s. They are offering 2 packages- see their info for more on the choices.

Adventure Kids Playcare NYE Party Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve Bash!! Our glow party continues with all new games, activities, crafts, STEAM, and more!!! Countdowns at 2 pm, 9 pm, and midnight!! Reservations recommended but not required!! (Infant reservations HIGHLY recommended!) Drop the kids off for a party of their own and ring in the new year knowing they are having a blast!

Dallas Zoo Lights – After the animals head in for the evening, the Dallas Zoo will transform into a winter wonderland with over one million twinkling lights illuminating ZooNorth throughout the holiday season. This year, discover realistic silk-covered lanterns in the shape of your favorite animals, plus even more light displays and festivities for the entire family!

Dallas Zoo Lights Activities:

*Texas Star Photo Op sponsored by Reliant

*Heart of Christmas Photo Op sponsored by Reliant

*Holiday Light Show presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation

*Santa Meet and Greet

*Dallas Zoo Lights Jingle Quest sponsored by Sprint

*Nature ornament-making activity

*Nightly musical performances throughout ZooNorth

*Rainbow Arch

*Whimsical African Watering Hole at Lantern Ridge

*Rudolph’s Sugar Shack

*Sleigh Photo Op

*The Elves’ Workshop at the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo with Animal Encounters every 30 minutes

*S’mores, specialty donuts, funnel cakes, and hot chocolate …and MUCH more!

Countdown to Noon Sci-Tech Discovery Center December 31st at 11am – 2pm Fun interactive science activities for the kids! Can’t stay up until midnight to ring in the new year? That’s okay, we can’t wait either! Join us New Year’s Eve day as we celebrate the coming new year. Face painting, hands-on science experiments, balloon twisters, liquid nitrogen ice cream with iCream of Frisco, explosive stage shows and our 12:00 (noon) massive balloon drop!

$5 Members, $10 non-Member Adults & Children 3+

$2 Planetarium Show Tickets available at the door until sold out

Vitruvian Lights – 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, 75001. Come enjoy a Magical Night of Lights ceremony! Vitruvian Park is transformed into a dazzling and magical holiday wonderland during Vitruvian Lights, when over 1.5 million sparkling LED lights are wrapped around more than 550 trees. It remains open on New Years Eve!

Dave and Busters, Frisco Celebrate New Years Eve family style! Dave & Buster’s is providing all the fun and excitement of ringing in the New Year at NOON! Child Admission: $20.00 – Includes a $15 powercard w/ Unlimited Video Game Play* Parent Admission: $10.00 Includes a $10 powercard

KidsPark New Years Eve Party  977 Sam Rayburn Tollway #150, Allen, Texas 75013. Ring in 2019 at the KidsPark New Year’s Eve Party. All kids 18 months to 15 years old are welcome. Reservations required. Only 25 tickets available. There will be food, drinks, dancing, ball drop, and more. Call them at 214.785.7021 to reserve your ticket today. $60 for your first child and $35 for each additional sibling.

Day 1 Dallas Vogel Alcove

New Years Day with Day 1 Dallas

Fireworks and Family Fun at Fair Park

Day 1 Dallas is a FREE event designed to bring together children and families on New Year’s Day. Hosted by Vogel Alcove, the event features a variety of children’s activities, live music, magical performances, karaoke, bounce houses and amusement rides, culminating in a spectacular firework show set to the soundtrack of The Avengers!

Head to the Centennial Building on January 1, 2019 p Doors open at 3pm, Fireworks launch at 7pm. They offer totally FREE ADMISSION with fun for all ages. Parking available at gates 5 and 6 for $10 or take the DART

All activities are indoors so the event will happen rain or shine.

These are just a few of the activities for the day:

  • Scale a Rock Wall​
  • Marvel at Magic Shows
  • Learn with STEM Activities
  • Play in Bounce Houses
  • Win prizes in our Arcade
  • Enjoy Live Music
  • Create Fun Arts & Crafts
  • Experience Games & Activities
  • Watch the Best Firework Show in Dallas
  • Help build a cardboard city

Tickets are free, but you must have a ticket to enter. Skip the ticket booth lines on-site by getting your tickets today!

As an incentive, everyone who gets their tickets in advance will be entered to win one of our fabulous raffle prizes!

  • 4 tickets and a parking pass to the Dallas Stars Tickets vs the LA Kings – Jan 17, 2019
  • Gift Certifcate for 12 to Top Golf
  • 5 movie passes to Cinemark
  • More to be revealed soon!

For more Year Round Ideas, you can check out our Events Calendar and our run-down of Monthly highlights.

A great way to ring in the New Year is to enjoy one of Plano’s Best Breakfast or Brunch spots around Town

We are wishing you a safe and Happy New Years!!!

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Family friendly New Years Eve Guide


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Sally says December 24, 2017

Great guide for new year eve Shannon. I appreciate it 🙂 Kids will surely love the Fireworks. Also, the Strikz Bowling sounds good! 🙂

    PlanoMoms says December 25, 2017

    Thanks! Happy New Years!

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