It's that time again, Texas! The time of year when we celebrate the coming year with champagne, fireworks and funny hats. Where will you be when the ball drops at midnight? Here are our favorite picks for Austin New Year's Eve events this year.
Gatsby: A Roaring 20's New Year's Eve
December 31, 2014 at 8:00pm- January 1st at 2:00am Highland Lounge Admission: $10 at the door; Free before 10:00pm; VIP packages available
Gatsby: A Roaring 20's New Year's Eve is a fun filled night for all guys and dolls. Come dressed to impress and dance the night away at this Great Gatsby themed New Year's Ever party. The night will feature complimentary swing dance lessons at 8:00pm, live entertainment by CHICO CHICO, burlesque performances by Avant Glam Cabaret, and a champagne toast at midnight. Early birds who show up before 10:00pm will receive free admission.
2nd Annual Totally Awesome 80's New Years Ever Bash
December 31, 2014 at 9:00pm Austin Roller Rink Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the door; VIP tickets available Purchase tickets online 18+ only
Now in it's second year the Totally Awesome 80's New Years Ever Bash offers Austinites an alternative to expensive nightclub parties. This 18+ event hosted by Off Key DJ Productions will be the retro party of the year. The agenda for the night includes a costume contest, karaoke party, and live entertainment all night. The balloon drop at midnight is a must. The price of admission includes your skate rental, unlimited use of the photo booth, and access to the Karaoke room.
Austin's New Year: Any 2015
December 31, 2014 from 5:00pm to 10:30pm Butler Park Admission: FREE
Austinites of all ages are invited to take part in a family-friendly New Year's celebration in Butler Park. Families can expect an array of activities, live music, and food trucks in this alcohol-free event. Some of the featured stations will include on-site screen printing, build your own nutcracker, and nerdy derby races. Live entertainment lineup will include Mother Falcon, Riders Against the Storm, Brownout and Peelander-Z. Don't miss the live fireworks show at 10:00pm!
New Year's Eve Mardi Gras Masquerade
December 31, 2014 at 9:00pm BlackFinn Ameripub Admission: $30 in advance; $40 at the door 21+ only
If your idea of a New Year's Eve celebration includes good food, BlackFinn's Mardi Gras Masquerade will have you covered. Ticket includes one complimentary cocktail, party favors, and a champagne toast after the final countdown. For those wishing to indulge in an exquisite meal, the popular gastropub will also be featuring an optional four-course tasting menu for $75, which also includes the cost of your entry.
Golf enthusiasts will certainly appreciate a New Year's celebration full of green. Topgolf presents New Year's Eve For A Night of Fire & Ice, a party with live music, food, drinks and lots of play. Each ticket includes admission for up to 6 guests. Seating is first come, first served. VIP packages include unlimited Topgolf play, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, one complimentary bottle of champagne, and access to the Chef's buffet.