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10 Ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve Dallas for 2022

We cannot believe that it’s almost the end of 2022!

New Years Eve Dallas

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 2023.

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!

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

New Year’s Day with Day 1 DFW

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Date: January 1, 2023 at Irving Convention Center


In its eighth year of celebration, Day 1 DFW is an all-inclusive event, bringing families together on New Year’s Day. Hosted by Vogel Alcove at The Irving Convention Center, guests get access to family-friendly, fun-filled activities and performances all day long. The event ends with a spectacular fireworks show.

All-access passes allow access to the Main Event facility of your choice, a $10 fun card for games, and bowling shoe rental!

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

Celebrate the new year at a kid-friendly time.

December 31, 9 am – 4 pm

Dallas Arboretum

Included with admission.

Noon Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 11.30 am

Little Elm Public Library

If you’re not able to stay up tonight, help countdown to 12 (noon) at this Noon Year’s Eve Party! Say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023.

Epic Family New Year


Complete with circus and aerial performances, hula dancing, interactive games, and much more, America’s Favorite Epic Family New Year will be a celebration to remember!

When: December 31, 1 pm – 1 am
Where: Epic Waters, Grand Prairie
Cost: $59 – $74

NYE Live! New Year’s Eve DFW

December 31, 6 pm

Texas Live, Arlington

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, delicious food options, tasty drinks selections, instagrammable installations, champagne toasts, and more!
Celebrate through the ages at NYE Live! as every venue within Texas Live! will feature uniquely themed décor and entertainment from iconic periods of time.

Family NYE Party

When: December 31, 6 pm – 12.30 am
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.

New Year’s Eve Bash 2023

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

Reunion Tower Over The Top 2023

When: December 31, 11.50 pm – 12.10 am
Where: Reunion Tower and Facebook Live
Cost: free

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 1, 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 – $14 – $17 adults, $10 – $13 youth. Non members – $18 – $21 adults, $14 – $17 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 26 – 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; November 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023.

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 12 – January 6

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.

Skating Under the Stars – Farmers Branch

Location: 12700 Denton Drive Farmers Branch, TX 75234.

Head to the Children’s Health StarCenter in Farmers Branch, at the corner of I-35E and 635.

New Year’s Eve times:
12:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Skate Under the Stars at the outdoor ice rink located directly outside the Children’s Health StarCenter Farmers Branch this holiday season!

The ice rink will offer visitors outdoor skating, concessions and more. All visitors MUST wear a mask or approved facial covering while on the ice at the outdoor rink.

General Admission (ages 4+): $10, Youth admission (3 & under): FREE, and Skate rental: $5.

Christmas in the Square

Location: 8843 Coleman Boulevard, Frisco, TX

Dates: November 18 – January 3

Where: Located at the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Main Street (FM 720), Frisco, TX

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 18th 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. 

Prairie Lights

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 Disco – Legacy Hall

Go to disco heaven at DFW’s premier New Year’s Eve event at Legacy Hall with three floors of live entertainment, 5+ craft bars, and a HUGE midnight celebration!

Select eateries will open for delicious late night bites. Try not to catch disco fever with The Rich Girls’ mesmerizing performance from 8PM – 10PM in the Lexus Box Garden.

Whether you’re into classic throwback disco or modern mixes, each floor gets groovier with a different DJ and Instagrammable moments.

Our partners with Flower Wall Dallas are taking this party up a notch with a never before seen mashup of entertainment and decor. You’ll need to see it to believe it.

Reunion Tower Over The Top 2023

December 31, 11.50 pm – 12.10 am

For the seventh year, Reunion Tower and Hunt Realty Investments, Inc. are bringing a Texas-sized New Year’s Eve event to Dallas. The fireworks spectacular will benefit Children’s Health via the Reunion Tower NYE Foundation again this year. Established in 2020, the foundation supports and showcases a local North Texas nonprofit organization each year in the weeks leading up New Year’s Eve and culminating through the fireworks spectacular. Reunion Tower Over The Top NYE is the only 360-degree, panoramic fireworks spectacular in the Central time zone and will light up the Dallas sky starting at 11:59 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022.

**There will be no viewing of the fireworks show from the lawn of Reunion Tower or the restricted zones within the “hot zone”**

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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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! :)


Monday 25th of December 2017

Thanks! Happy New Years!