Whether you’re looking for something kid-friendly or a raucous night to remember, Houston has it all. There are plenty of parties and fun events going on all over town, with something for everyone.
Here are some of the best ways to spend your New Year’s Eve in Houston:
Join Sportsmonkey, Rod Ryan, and Lucky’s Pub for an epic NYE party that will take you on a journey through the best of the past decades! There will be live music and DJs in various rooms with each room featuring its own decade (70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s). Additionally, there’s an all-inclusive open bar, party favors for all guests, and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP packages and hotel packages are available.
Children’s Museum of Houston: New Year’s Noon Bash is a daytime party just for kids December 31! The annual event is complete with making themed hats and noisemakers, three ball-drop countdowns, a magician, and a live DJ. Admission is $12 each, which includes the Noon Bash and after party with a DJ. The Children’s Museum is located at 1500 Binz. Open December 31 from 10 am – 3 pm.
Memorial City Mall: Memorial City Mall is having a family-friendly event, Noon Year’s Eve, from 11 am – 12:30 pm December 31. Kids will enjoy DJ music, balloons, and face painting plus a lemonade toast and balloon drop at noon to kick off the New Year! Located at Memorial City Mall Xfinity Fireplace at the West Entrance.
CityCentre: CityCentre is hosting a Noon Year’s Eve celebration from 11 am – 1 pm December 31. The family-friendly fun includes face painting, a balloon and caricature artists, a magic mirror photo booth, plus a live DJ and bubbles at noon. CityCentre is located at 800 Town and Country Blvd.
The Woodlands Children’s Museum: It’s a New Year’s High Noon countdown at The Woodlands Children’s Museum December 31. Kids can make New Year’s hats, create art projects, and participate in a bubble wrap dance. Celebrate with a balloon and confetti drop. The museum is offering three sessions due to the event’s popularity: 9:30- 11 am, 11:45 am- 1:15 pm, and 2- 3:30 pm. Admission is $10 for kid and adult nonmembers. The museum recommends buying tickets online. Located at 4775 W. Panther Creek in The Woodlands.
George Ranch Historical Park: Attend a New Year’s Eve Historical Bash at George Ranch Historical Park Tuesday, December 31. Kids can enjoy a historical mask-making, a noisemaker craft, and learn about “first footing.” A countdown begins at noon at Jones Stock Farm followed by a 12:30 pm special historical meal (extra fee) in the George Yard. Admission to the historical park is $15 adults and $10 kids. Located in Richmond.
CityCentre: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at CityCentre. The free event kicks off at 9:30 pm with live music by A Sure Thing on the plaza December 31. Don’t miss the countdown to midnight in the plaza with confetti and a 60-second New Years fireworks show from the rooftop. Parking is $10 in all garages. CityCentre is located at 800 Town and Country Blvd.
Kemah Boardwalk: Don’t miss the New Year’s Eve celebration in Kemah! It features live entertainment, dancing in the Plaza to live music and New Years fireworks at 10 pm. The Boardwalk is open 1 pm – 10:30 pm on December 31. Admission is always free but activities and rides require tickets. Located at 215 Kipp Ave. in Kemah.
The Downtown Aquarium is hosting a Family Celebration on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $29.99 for adults and $21.99 for kids AGED 3 – 10. Ticket purchase includes a buffet meal, 50% off an All- Day Adventure Pass, as well as kids activities like a kid’s balloon drop, dance parties, character appearances, and more. Call to reserve your tickets.
Redemption Square is hosting a NYE party with Vanguard Collective, Bayou City Funk, fireworks, and more! Admission is totally free. The party begins at 8 pm at 250 Assay St.
Five Central: With five venues in one location, this is one of the biggest NYE parties in Houston. They have a built-in surround sound with live DJs, live bands, a saxophonist, and a buffet. General admission is just $1 (plus processing fees) or you can pay $40 and include the buffet! Located in River Oaks.
The West End- A Public House: The West End is hosting a Twisted Disney NYE Party for 2020! Admission is free and you’re encouraged to dress in a-typical Disney attire. Be anything, just be weird! There will be a free champagne toast, tacos for sale, prizes for best costume, and drink specials all night long. Located on Westheimer Rd.
Chapman & Kirby: The Roaring 20s Gatsby Party will feature complimentary champagne toast, a ball drop, live entertainment, and more. Admission is $25 for a limited time! They are located at 2118 Lamar in Houston.
Hamburger Mary’s: The New Year’s Eve Show includes a live show with a troupe of performers. Khloe Malone, Reign LaRue, Porsche Paris, and more. There will be a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, plus the kitchen open. Early reservations are suggested. They are located at 2409 Grant.
Neil’s Bahr: Neil Vs. The 18th Amendment is a NYW Black Tie Gala! There’s no cover but you’ll want to dress up in your best attire. Champagne will be on special, plus free hors d’oeuvres, big band music, a countdown, and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Located at 2006 Walker St.
Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen: Spend your New Year’s with an amazing dinner, a live salsa band, NYW goodies, a ball drop, and a champagne toast! This year, they are accepting pre-paid dinner reservations only.
The 5th Annual Year of the Unicorn New Year’s Eve party is going to have it all. El Big Bad is hosting and there will be a buffet, champagne, costume contest, their famous “unicorn margaritas”, party favors, live music, a balloon drop, and more. Tickets run $25- $100 and the party starts at 7. They’re located at 419 Travis.
Smart Financial Centre: Spend your evening with Cedric the Entertainer! The sho is going down at the Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land. Comedy Laugh Fest will feature Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley will be hosting along with Arnez J, and Nephew Tommy. Admission runs $59 – $125. The show starts at 8 pm. 18111 Lexington Boulevard.
Bungalow Heights: This bar in Greater Heights is hosting a NYE Party with sparklers on the patio, a live DJ, a photo booth, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. There is no cover. They are located at 1919 Beall St.
Remember, whatever you decide to do tonight, please make sure you get there safely. METRO will be offering free rides starting at 6 pm tonight until 6 am New Year’s Day. Additionally, if you don’t want to leave your car parked somewhere, you can get a free tow and ride home with the Tipsy Tow program from 6 pm to 6 am for up to 10 miles by calling 800-222-4357.
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