Top 13 Austin Parties, Concerts & Dinners to Ring in the New Year (+ Kid Friendly Events)

Posted by on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at 4:37pm.

Whether you want to eat, dance, or jam out to Willie Nelson (live!) Austin has your NYE covered. Don't want to pay cover? There's something for you! Want to watch fire hula hoopers and aerialists? Austin's got that too! Want to celebrate like it's 2001? Just you wait! Plus, we've got some spectacular family friendly events great for the kiddos (or those of us who like to hit the hay early - no shame!). Happy New Year!



Ring in the New Year with more than 500 other party-goers at The Belmont. There will be a silent disco from 10pm to 2am featuring 3 live DJs, a photobooth to capture all of your best NYE moments, and a NYE countdown with party favors, 2 balloon drops and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets available! General admission is $50 and you can also purchase VIP tickets for $150. See you there! 

2. New Year's Eve Sip '20s Party - St. Genevieve

Join fellow party-goers at St. Genevieve as they take you back to the 1920's for an evening of opulence, revelry, and music. The theme this year is Gatsby Costume Party: Come dressed to impress in your best attire. From boas to flapper dresses, suspenders to bowties, bring out all your glitz and glamour! Enjoy a featured menu with classic cocktails of the time as well as a live DJ, featuring a mix of songs from the era mashed with a little bit of everything. Cover is $20 at the door. 

3. Roaring '20s New Year's Eve - The Roosevelt Room

Celebrate the beginning of 2019 at the Roosevelt Room while sipping on a beverage from their menu featuring classic cocktails first crafted in the 1920s, while listening to the DJ Phauxkis fill the room with upbeat Electro-swing. Plus, they'll be showing the Ball Drop at Midnight on a projector above the bar. Dress to impress, the dress code is semi-formal to formal, with vintage touches being a plus. Tickets available, including table packages!

4. Whisler’s New Years Eve - Whisler's

Looking to celebrate on the Eastside. Look no further - Whistler's is ringing in the New Year with DJ Jeff Strange, the debut of their winter cocktail menu, party favors, a champagne toast, and absolutely NO COVER! 

5. New Year's Eve at Lone Star Court - The Water Trough at Lone Star Court

This hip, retro-inspired New Year's Eve party in Austin will start your 2019 off right! Starting at 9pm, enjoy a DJ set with music from all decades. Dance the night away and when the clock strikes midnight, ring in the New Year with a champagne toast. Upgrade by booking the night at Lone Star Court. This hotel package includes  a retro-inspired guest room for two, complimentary self-parking, Wi-Fi, champagne, AND a continental breakfast served on January 1 in the Water Trough.


6. NYE 2001! - Hotel Vegas & The Volstead

Featuring the best jams of the year 2001 performed by 17+ local bands, you can't go wrong with this awesome concert line up at Hotel Vegas, including bands like Otis the Destroyer, Sweet Spirit, and Moving Panoramas. This NYE event includes food and drink specials, and promises to be the best place to discover local music and dance you way into the New Year! Tickets are $40 and doors open at 7pm. 

7. Willie Nelson & Family New Year - ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Austin’s hometown musician, Willie Nelson, continues the tradition of ringing in the new year at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater with three unforgettable nights of music, family, and friends on Saturday, December 29th, Sunday, December 30th, and Monday, December 31st.  Joining him for all three performances is very special guest Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.  New Year’s Eve is hosted by Andy Langer and features extra festive elements as we count down to 2019, including appearances by Father Time Texas and Baby New Year! Tickets available, doors at 7:30pm. 


8.  Three Course New Year's Eve Menu at La Volpe - LA VOLPE

Join La Volpe for NYE 2018 with a special four course menu. This Italian-inspired menu includes options like Stuffed Pork Chop, Filet Mignon, and Grilled Swordfish. Champagne toast included! Reservations are required and cost $75 per person. Bring your celebratory appetite!

9. Bollywood New Year's Eve - June's all day

Prepare to celebrate the beginning of 2019 *Bollywood-style* with a fancy three-course, prix-fixe version of their Sunday Pub Night fare with optional wine service supplement for $45. Menu highlights include Papadam with tamarind chutney, Pakora, Samosa and Cauliflower, and Aloo Gosht with lamb shank. Yum! This will definitely be a hot spot and reservations are required so book soon! 

10. NYE Charity Bash - tlc

Join TLC Austin for a night of casino games, amazing food and lots of fun to support The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and The Children's Tumor Foundation! Tickets include your first round of chips for the Casino, wine pairing sponsored by Hope Family Wines, specialty food served all night, and a champagne toast at midnight. You can also dance to a live DJ and watch live fire hula hoopers and aerialists! Tickets available, this dinner begins at 7pm. 

11.  New Year's Eve Dinner at Ciclo - Ciclo, Four Seasons Hotel

Head to the heart of downtown for a meal worthy of such a momentous evening. Diners will enjoy five show-stopping courses, crafted by Chef de Cuisine James Flowers, including Adobo Quail, Pan-Seared Sea Bass, and Lomo Saltado. If you're not drooling, we're drooling for you. Reservations required. 

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12. Austin’s New Year - Auditorium shores

From 3pm to 10pm on December 31, this event includes three stages of live music and tons of food and art experiences. Celebrate with your kids in "fairyland" with a train ride, face painting, and fireworks! Free admission, family friendly, and alcohol free. 

13. Saengerrunde NYE Gala - Austin Saengerrunde

Ring in the New Year with the Austin Saengerrunde with a night full of wholesome entertainment and refreshments. Czech Melody Masters plays an array of music that will have you waltzing into 2019. Tickets include live music, drinks, and German breakfast at midnight. Feel free to bring your own snacks! This is a family friendly event and kids under 12 enter for free. Doors open at 8pm. 

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