Are you ready to ring in the new year Austin style? Well, you’ve come to the right place. These are the hippest ways to say hello to 2018 in the ATX (and snap some of the most instagrammable pics)!
Austin Saengerrunde NYE Gala
December 31 | at 8 p.m. | Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin
New Year’s Eve is Austin Saengerrunde’s most distinguished holiday event, full of live music, drinks, and dancing. Put on your dancing shoes, Czech Melody Masters will play an array of music that will fill the air with music that will make you waltz into 2017. Ticket includes: bier, wine, champagne toast, and German breakfast at Midnight. Feel free to bring your own snacks! Parking available in government lots. Tickets available here. Cost: $20.
Austin Social Affair Presents “A Hollywood Glam New Year’s Celebration”
December 31 | from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Charles Johnson Mansion, 404 Atlanta St., Austin
Enjoy a magnificent evening of elegance and opulence as you dine on gourmet hors d’oeuvres, champagne flows, and special signature crafted cocktails. Step beyond the red carpet this New Year’s Eve and enter the exclusive world of Hollywood elite at the Mansion. Immerse yourself in the shimmering elegance; where the crowd is dazzling and the night is anything you want it to be. As you enter the mansion dress in high fashion and pose for the paparazzi, make your way through the champagne room VIP lounge, where your DJ will ensure you won’t lounge for long and the dance floor is sure to be pumping and indulge in the unbelievable VIP experience. Many ticket options are already sold out. Click here to see what’s still available.
Eberly’s James Bond-themed New Year’s Eve Party
December 31 | from 5 to 10 p.m. | Eberly, 615 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin
Eberly is ringing in the New Year with a James Bond-themed bash in the Cedar Tavern and study and Cannon Room. The party will feature live music by DJ Men-Yo and burlesque entertainment as well as a full casino and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Each guest will receive drink coins valid for beverages of their choice, including James Bond-themed cocktails and a Moët & Chandon champagne toast at midnight. The event will also feature a costume contest where the best James Bond, Bond girl, or villain will be awarded. Tickets to the event, which sold out last year, are $150 and are available for purchase in advance of the event online here.
Jason & Deb’s Don’t Go Downtown 2018 NYE Casino Night!
December 31 | from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. | The Goodnight, 2700 W. Anderson Ln., Austin
Join 101X radio hosts Jason & Deb for their 2018 Casino Night Party! All inclusive full bar and appetizers, $5,000 in casino chips for all your favorite games, free bowling, karaoke, table games and more! And, of course, a champagne toast at Midnight! Tickets are $100 and can be purchased here.
Masquerade Ball New Year’s Eve 2017
December 31 | from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. | The Mansion, 2312 San Gabriel St., Austin
This magical day is here at last, music and dancing, a dynamic blast! Find a mask and wear it well, so your true identity no one can tell. Doors at 7:30 p.m. with swing dance lessons at 8, followed by live music at 9. Cash bar, light apps and a complimentary champagne toast. Tickets are $50.
Messina Hof Winery Hill Country’s Rat Pack New Year’s Bash (Fredricksburg)
December 31 | from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Messina Hof Winery, 9996 US Highway 290 East, Fredricksburg
Ring in 2018 Sinatra-style at Messina Hof Winery Hill Country’s Rat Pack New Year’s Bash in Fredericksburg. Enjoy classic Rat Pack tunes and a complimentary Texas Sparkling wine midnight toast. Tickets are $30. Want to make a weekend of it? Stay for the weekend and get the full winery experience when you book cottages at Messina Hof’s Manor Haus Bed & Breakfast. Each cottage includes a private entrance, living room, kitchenette and Wi-Fi access. Click here for more information.
More is More: New Year’s 2018 at Justine’s
December 31 | from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Justine’s, 4710 East 5th St., Austin
For this New Year’s Eve, Justine’s is opening its arms wider than before—because more is more. More love, more beauty, more friendship, more art, more style, more time with you. Their exquisite genius of a designer Emily Hughes is building a sister tent to the golden Winter Tent. “Le Hollandaise” we’ve named her, in silk folds of ruby-red, inspired by The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. They’re offering more champagne, more music, more oysters, more ribeyes, more crème brulées in this extended and grand room. There are separate prices for dinner and the following party. Learn more here.
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My love is deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, both are infinite. ~ Shakespeare * Bon apetit. It's French… ~Georgina, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover * Less is not more. More is more. ~Dolly Parton * * ✨For this New Year’s Eve, Justine’s is opening its arms wider than before—because more is more. More love, more beauty, more friendship, more art, more style, more time with you. Our exquisite genius of a designer Emily Hughes is building a sister tent to the golden Winter Tent, “Le Hollandaise” we’ve named her, in silk folds of ruby-red, inspired by The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. We’re offering more champagne, more music, more oysters, more ribeyes, more crème brulées in this extended and grand room. What a year! We all want to sit with friends, listen to beautiful songs sung by beautiful souls, toast our near + dear, and be grateful and happy as the calendar page gets torn off and burned to ash. Come join our big and eccentric family on December 31 and let’s celebrate more personality, more beauty, more spirit, and more fun.✨ ✨✨ For Tickets and all the pretty details, click the link in profile! ✨✨ #moreismorenye
New Year’s Eve Bash & Crash
December 31 | from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Native Hostel, 807 East 4th St., Austin
Celebrate of another year around the sun with great DJ performances, a photo booth, late night munchies, a champagne toast, and the option to crash on site! Native will offer several stay-over package options at the hostel for single guests or groups. General admission tickets to the party are $50 and include a drink ticket and party favors. Learn more about admission packages here.
NYE 2018: A Celebration of 85 Years Since Prohibition Failed!
December 31 | from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. | Parlor and Yard, 601 W. 6th St., Austin
Parlor & Yard is kicking things up a notch and turning back to basics this year for New Year’s Eve. Their classic celebration kicks off at 9 p.m. with live music and a complimentary appetizer buffet catered by Hot Mess. Live Music kicks off at 10 and the private, all-inclusive bar continues until midnight, capped off with a champagne toast. Late night buffet also provided by Hot Mess keeps the party going and DJ BigBear turns the dials up on the party at 11 and brings you into 2018 and beyond. Tickets are $125.
NYE 2018 Bollywood HANGAMA
December 31 | from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. | The North Door, 501 Brushy St., Austin
The North Door hosts a Bollywood celebration that features a live Dj, live Dhol players, Bollywood dances, Bellydancers, free snacks, and more. Babysitting is also available at the event. Tickets are $20. Learn more here.
NYE Feathers and Fedoras
December 31 | from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. | The Belmont, 305 W. 6th St., Austin
The Belmont will play host to yet another Epic New Year’s Eve Event. Feathers and Fedoras will be a magical throwback to the ultimate party era where the ladies were intoxicating dames and the men were classy and dapper! The night will include a dynamic band and dance all night DJ while you enjoy three full service bars, spiked hot drinks, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. There will be two balloon drops, one on each floor, with over 2000 balloons descending at midnight with a picturesque bang. Commemorate the evening with a free photo booth by Austin City Photo Booth. GA ($50) and VIP admission available. More info here.
One Team Bar Crawl Adventure: Austin East Sixth
December 31 | from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. | First Bar of the Crawl, 1618 E. 6th St., Austin
Puzzling Adventures™ are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an informative self-guided tour, and The Amazing Race®. A fun and interactive way to explore a city, each adventure sends you to a series of locations where you answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. The goal is to have fun outdoors, and learn some interesting things along the way. $24.99 registration price is per team, not individual. A team can be up to 6 people. Learn more here.
Third Annual Launderette New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
December 31 | from 5 to 10 p.m. | Launderette, 2115 Holly St., Austin
Austin residents are encouraged to join Launderette for a NYE of bubbles, divination and decadence! The restaurant’s Third Annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza will include an $85 four-course prix fixe dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. that evening. Reservations can be made online here.
Tomorrow Never Dies NYE Party
December 31 | from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Upstairs at Caroline, 621 Congress Ave., Austin
Party like there’s no tomorrow at Upstairs at Caroline’s FREE New Year’s Eve Party featuring DJ WillGood, photo booth, balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy specialty themed cocktails by sponsors Flor de Cana Rum, Wild Turkey, Campari, Grey Goose, Absolut Vodka, Deep Eddy, Avion Tequila, and Patron and a group shareables menu for purchase. RSVP to ensure your entry!
W Austin Urban Glam and Jungle Wild Parties
December 31 | from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. | W Austin, 200 Lavaca St., Austin
Go big for 2018 and get ‘Wild’ at W Austin with two floors of parties throughout the hotel. At the Urban Wild party, explore the modern street culture underground with graffiti and the urban landscape mix with a neon jungle in TRACE and Living Room Bars. Beats by DJ Heat and DJ Vicious. Cash bar and champagne toast at midnight (hotel guests complimentary). Tickets: $75 Meanwhile, at the Jungle Wild party, gold, glitter and extravagance meet a living jungle. A night of wild rides and ferocious surprises greet you on the 2nd floor. Beats by DJ Creativity and DJ Javi. $175 ticket includes entry, drink vouchers, champagne toast and a midnight snack. More info on both events here.
Featured photo by Flickr user pboyd04, Creative Commons licensed.