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10 Ideas to Celebrate New Year Events Near Me in Dallas for 2024

We cannot believe that it’s almost the end of 2023!

Do you have all of your fun plans made?

It’s usually a pretty big holiday with lots of fun things going on nearby around Dallas, Plano, Collin County, and Frisco to bring in 2024.

New Year Events near me Dallas

Many of the places we suggest are found in our 31 really fun things to do this Winter in DFW.

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!

More: The Ultimate Holiday and Christmas Events near me: 8 great picks!


Fun things to do on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

***FEATURED EVENT***New Year’s Day with Day 1 DFW

Date: January 1, 2024

Where: Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX

Join Day 1 DFW for a day of joy, laughter, and memorable moments on January 1st. Get ready to kickstart your year with an incredible family-friendly celebration that’s not only fun but also serves a heartwarming purpose.

There will be exciting crafts & activities, live music & entertainment (like circus acts & magic acts!), lego free-play, rock climbing, games and so MUCH MORE! This is an event that your family won’t want to miss!

Kids are Free (17 and under) and its just $10 for Adults!

BUY TICKETS HERE


Wonka New Year 2024: Family Friendly New Year’s Celebration

Bring the whole family and let the little ones revel in the magic of New Year’s Eve without missing bedtime on December 31st. Mom & Dad can celebrate new year’s with their littles ones and still be able to go out on the big night!

Their $65 tickets open the door to a night of enchantment, featuring a dance floor that’ll create the best memories dancing with your little ones, a Live DJ, festive party favors, delectable food, and an endless supply of candy – because how could we have a candy-themed party without the candy?!🍬✨

When: December 29, 6 pm – 9 am
Where: Westin Dallas Stonebriar
Cost: $65


Epic Family New Year

Epic Waters Epic Family New Year Celebration is a 12-hour nonstop event filled with raffle’s, duck races, activities, and entertainment for all ages.

When: December 31, 1 pm – 1 am
Where: Epic Waters, Grand Prairie
Cost: $49 – $54


Noon Year’s Eve

When: December 31, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Fort Worth Museum
Cost: $16 adults, $12 kids

Toast to 2024 at “Noon” Year’s Eve! Bring your party pants to the museum for 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!

Noon Year’s Eve is always a packed event, so purchase your tickets online to make sure you’ve got a spot!

FREE with general admission or membership. The Museum will open earlier than normal, at 10 AM and will remain open after the event ends until 5 PM.


Countdown to Noon

When: December 31, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Sci Tech Discovery Center, Frisco
Cost: $12 member, $15 non-members

Light Writing Photo Room
Make Dry Ice Sparkling Juice to Toast
Learn the Science of DIY Firework Sparklers
“Turn Over a New Leaf” Resolutions Mural
Code a New Year’s Countdown Clock
Play Auld Lang Syne on a DIY Giant Floor Piano
Learn About Years in our Solar System
Build “Ring in the New Year” Noisemakers
Create Light-Up Circuit New Year’s Hats


New Year’s Noon Celebration

When: December 31, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: The Shops at Highland Village
Cost: Free

Why stay up late to party when you can ring in the new year at noon instead? Join in on Saturday December 31st for a New Year’s Noon countdown celebration for kids near the Christmas tree. Have fun at their interactive dance party featuring a DJ spinning party tunes. A countdown to noon will feature a balloon drop with balloons-each of which will have a hidden piece of paper inside corresponding to a prize. Face painting, a photo experience, games, a stilt walker, and fun costumed characters will add to the festivities and help you cheer in the new year.  Don’t forget to stop by Learning Express and Adventure Kids craft tables for some free fun!


Noon Years Eve

When: December 31, 12 pm
Where: Children’s Adventure Garden, The Arboretum
Cost: Purchase your garden admission below, and remember to add on your Children’s Adventure Garden admission so you can experience all of the Noon Year’s Eve programming.

Say goodbye to 2023 and celebrate the coming of 2024 in the Children’s Adventure Garden! Enjoy the excitement of the celebration without staying up till midnight with a Noon Year’s Eve ball drop, bubble dance party, and winter STEM activities. Noon Year’s Eve count down and ball drop is at 12pm in the Entry Plaza. 


Family Funkytown: NYE at Round Two

When: December 31, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: Round Two, 821 West Davis St, Dallas
Cost: $10

Celebrate NYE early with your kids at Round Two! The disco party will go from 4-7pm and they’ll have a countdown with a balloon drop at 6pm. Tickets/entry are $10/person which includes pizza, a glow stick and free play on the arcades. They’ll also have a photo wall and $6 champagne for adults. Ages 3 and under are free.


Ring in the New Year Early!

There’s only one way to end the year & start another — with FUN. New Years Eve at Dave & Buster’s is the place to be, with unforgettable entertainment, incredible bites worthy of being the last meal of the year, and Unlimited Video Game Play ALL night long. Plus enjoy an all-ages ginger ale toast accompanied by a special video countdown.

Grab tickets for the whole fam and come through for a New Years Eve celebration that’s as fun as can be (and will have you home before midnight)

When: December 31, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: Dave & Busters, Frisco
Cost: $51.30


Family NYE Party

When: December 31, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: The HUB, Allen
Cost: Free admission

The HUB is a family-friendly entertainment and restaurant venue featuring daily events including live music, outdoor movies, sports watch parties, and more along with a variety of food + drink options.


Zoo Year’s Eve

When: December 31, 6 pm – 9 am (Jan 1)
Where: Fort Worth Zoo
Cost: $100 per child

Parents go ring in the new year – and drop your kids off to for their own wild New Year’s Eve party. Pizza dinner, snacks and continental breakfast are included. 


New Year’s Eve Bash 2024

When: December 31, 8 pm – 1 am
Where: Grandscape Texas
Cost: Free

They’re ringing in the New Year with a night of live music, fireworks, and more! Don’t miss out on the New Year’s countdown and midnight fireworks show!


2nd Annual NYE Party at Fowling Warehouse DFW

When: December 31, 9 pm – 1 am
Where: Fowling Warehouse DFW
Cost: General Admission – $80
Table for 4 – $380
Table for 10 – $950
Lounge seating for 8 – $760

Things to do/freebies:
Champagne Toast
Balloon Drop
NYE Giveaway
Party Favors
Casino
Photo Booth
DJ
Fowling Play
Cash Bar
Breakfast Tacos at Midnight
Specially priced appetizers


Lone Star NYE 2024 at Reunion Tower

When: December 31, 11.45 pm – 1.10 am
Where: Reunion Tower and Facebook Live
Cost: Free

The downtown Dallas sky on New Year’s Eve will come alive with a breathtaking display featuring over 5,000 pyrotechnic special effects launched from Reunion Tower, a stunning 259 LED light display, and nearly 300 drones, making it a truly one-of-a-kind event.


Jazzberry Jammin’ New Year’s Eve

When: December 31, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Crayola Experience, Plano
Cost: Included in general admission. BUY DISCOUNTED TICKETS HERE

This colorful celebration lets tiny tots ring in the new year and be in bed before midnight.

-Enjoy confetti countdowns, dance parties, and character appearances at 12 and 2 p.m.
-Festive crafts! Star in your own New Year’s coloring page at Be A Star, craft your own 2024 New Year’s crown at Activity Studio, and create your 2024 resolution list at Colossal Caddy
-And more!


Noon Year’s Eve Party

When: December 30, 11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Where: Explorium Children’s Museum, Denton
Cost: TBA

They will have some fun STEAM activities including making a confetti popper and a countdown clock 🎉At 12 pm, they will do a community “ball drop” from the top of the slide with balloons.


We are coming to the end of the Holiday Lights season but Drive-thru or Walking tours of the Local Lights are a great way to celebrate the New Year.


Dallas Zoo Lights

Location: 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35E), Dallas, TX 75203

Dates: November 17- Jan 2, from 5.30 pm – 10 pm each night

Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant returns this year as a walk-thru event!

Advance purchase of timed entry tickets is required.

Members – $15 – $18 adults, $11 – $14 youth.

Non members – $19 – $22 adults, $15 – $18 youth.

  • More than a million lights across most of the Zoo
  • New larger-than-life animal lanterns
  • Elaborate holiday-themed displays in ZooNorth AND Wilds of Africa
  • Visits to Santa’s Workshop to see the jolly old elf himself
  • More than a dozen brand new lighted photo ops
  • Dazzling 3D lighted sculptures
  • Festive holiday treats, including drinks and snacks for adults and kids
  • Nightly musical performances on stage at The Grove
  • Programmed light show in the Amphitheater
  • Crafts and activities for all ages
  • Unique animal chats and experiences
  • After-hours rides on the carousel and mini-train

Vitruvian Lights

Location: 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, 75001.

Dates: November 18 – January 1.     

Where: 3966 Vitruvian Way, Addison, 75001.

Come enjoy a Magical Night of Lights ceremony!

The most dazzling and spectacular time of the year is here! Vitruvian Park transforms into a magical holiday wonderland during Vitruvian Lights.

Drive or walk-through the park to enjoy the colorful LED lights on display each evening through the holiday season. Free entry.

Parking is available onsite at Vitruvian Park; Bella Lane, Park Road, and Ponte Avenue Parking Lots.

It remains open on New Years Eve and is on our big list of the Best Places in Dallas to see Christmas Lights


The Trains at NorthPark

Location: 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225

November 11 – January 5

The most elaborate miniature toy trains exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark™ features trains rolling across 1,800 feet of track on a journey across America.

Cityscapes include New York City’s Time Square and Grand Central Station, The White House, New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Albuquerque’s hot air balloons and, of course, Dallas’ Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, The State Fair of Texas, The Cotton Bowl, Nasher Sculpture Center, The Perot Museum, and Southern Methodist University.

The exhibit encompasses train-themed environments with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience—steam engines, coach cars, a ticket booth, and a train station.

Each year, more than 80,000 people visit The Trains at NorthPark™ as a part of their holiday tradition.

All proceeds from ticket sales go to helping families at Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.

  • $10.00 for adults
  • $5.00 for children (ages 2 – 12) and senior citizens (age 65 and older)
  • Children under 2 admitted free.

Christmas in the Square

Location: 8843 Coleman Boulevard, Frisco, TX

Dates: November 18 – January 8

The Frisco Square Property Owners Association presents the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas. Christmas in the Square returns for its historic 19th anniversary with even more fun surprises this year!

Christmas in the Square draws over 75,000 visitors annually. Families, friends, and holiday guests from all over come and enjoy the spectacular show. The Holiday lights and music will run daily 6-10 PM. This show is free to the public.

Visitors may tune in to 107.3 FM on the radio in their vehicles or listen to the music piped through speakers as they take a walk through the Square. 

Also, don’t miss Skate the Square from November 18 – January 8 and visits with Santa, a Light Tunnel, and Horse Carriages.


Prairie Lights

November 23 – December 31

Location: 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX

One of Texas’ most popular holiday attractions will be better than ever this year with one-of-a-kind custom displays and brand-new indoor and outdoor attractions.

Hours of Operation: Every day 6 pm – 10 pm.

Pricing is per Vehicle, up to 8 at $50 per car. Fast Pass tickets are available at reserved time slots for $149 per car. Prices for limos, commercial buses and shuttle vans vary.


Some New Years Events for the Adults

NYE Miami Vice – Legacy Hall

Step into the glitz and glamour of the neon-soaked nights as they transport you to the dazzling era of the ’80s, Miami Style!

December 31 from 8 pm

Tickets from $100



For more Year Round Ideas, you can check out 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 wish you a safe and Happy New Year!


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Sally

Sunday 24th of December 2017

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

PlanoMoms

Monday 25th of December 2017

Thanks! Happy New Years!