10 Ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve Dallas for 2022
We cannot believe that it’s almost the end of 2022!
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.
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
Date: January 1, 2023 at Irving Convention Center
KIDS ADMISSION: FREE! · ADULTS 18+ ADMISSION: $10 – TICKETS HERE
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!
Celebrate the new year at a kid-friendly time.
December 31, 9 am – 4 pm
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
Reunion Tower Over The Top 2023
When: December 31, 11.50 pm – 12.10 am
Where: Reunion Tower and Facebook Live
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
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.
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.
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.
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”**
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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