New Year’s Eve Events to Ring in 2019
Austin is known for offering a little bit of everything and New Year’s Eve isn’t an exception! From Willie Nelson’s three day New Year’s concert to the most anticipated roaring 20’s themed party at the Gatsby House, there is a wide variety of events to pick from. Make this New Year’s Eve a night you will never forget!
Best Parties in Austin for New Year’s Eve 2019
- A Labyrinth Themed Masquerade Ball
- A Very Austin NYE on the Downtown Library Rooftop
- Belmont Capital Countdown NYE Party
- Bob Schneider’s New Year’s Eve Party
- Broken Spoke’s New Year’s Eve Dance
- Gatsby’s House – Austin New Years Eve 2019
- New Year’s Eve at Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse
- New Year’s Eve at The Oasis
- New Year’s Eve Latin Masquerade
- New Year’s Eve Party and Casino Knights
- New Year’s Eve Special at Lone Star Court
- New Year’s Eve 2019 VIP Celebration at The Rooftop on 6th
- NYE 2001! at Hotel Vegas & The Volstead
- Speakeasy’s Legendary New Year’s Eve Bash 2018
- The 4th Annual Goblin King’s New Year’s Eve Ball
- Vices vs. Virtues New Year’s Eve at the W
- Willie Nelson & Family New Year
- 2019 NYE Soiree at JW Marriott Austin
Best Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Events 2019
- Austin’s New Year 2019
- Kids’ Noon Year’s Eve Party at Pflugerville Library
- New Year’s Noon Party at Bastrop Public Library
- Noon Year’s Eve at Laura’s Library
- Noon Year’s Eve at Toybrary Austin
- Noon Year’s Eve Balloon Drop & Bubble Wrap Stomp
- Noon Year’s Eve Party
Best Parties in Austin for New Year’s Eve 2019
2018 has no power over you! On New Year’s Eve, Indian Roller is throwing a Bowie New Years Ball, where you’ll celebrate the legend, the chameleon, and the man, David Bowie! The Bowie New Years Ball will be held Monday, December 31st, 2018 with a Labyrinth Masquerade Ball. Super Creeps will be performing a special two hour set live with special DJ set by DJ Shewolf. There will also be a free photo booth and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! So, get into the spirit with Indian Roller and glam it up like you could be king and you could be queen! Make sure to wear a magic mask, and let’s love the alien with some glitter on top.
Join the ELM Restaurant Group for a Very Austin New Year’s Eve in the rooftop garden of Austin’s new Central Library, named TIME Magazine’s 2018 World’s 100 Greatest Places! Enjoy breathtaking views of downtown and Lady Bird Lake and take in the fireworks from the very front row. With sets from Walker Lukens and DJ Son Fjord, food from your favorite Austin restaurants and an open bar, the night is guaranteed to be memorable!
The Belmont, Austin’s premier nightlife destination is set to host a New Year’s Eve extravaganza with 500+ partygoers are expected to attend! Featuring three full-service bars along with three illustrious areas to party, the Belmont offers guests the choice of posh indoor space, a heated/tented outdoor courtyard with elevated stage/dance floor and a heated/tented VIP Rooftop deck! The festivities will kick off with the House DJ getting everyone out on the dance floor. Quiet Events will take the stage to orchestrate a 3-channel silent disco. Partygoers can sing out loud and dance to their own beat while listening to three live DJs streamed through wireless, LED colored headphones. Guests will also get to enjoy performance dance vignettes, capture tangible memory keepsakes in a photo booth provided by Austin City Photo Booth and raise a complimentary glass of champagne under two picturesque balloon drops at midnight. Those looking to indulge can take advantage of The Belmont’s VIP ticket option which includes light hors-d’oeuvres for noshing, complimentary sponsored beverages featuring beer, wine, bubbly, and select liquors will also get to enjoy exclusive access to a heated/tented VIP Rooftop deck.
The party of the year will be here before you know it! If you’ve never been at the Paramount Theatre to ring in the New Year with Bob Schneider, it’s time you experience why this night of champagne and surprises is an enduring annual tradition. From “Tarantula” and “40 Dogs” to tracks from his latest album, Blood & Bones, Bob has proven time and time again why he’s one of Austin’s most beloved artists. This show and party combo is the best way to see 2018 out in style while ensuring your first moments of 2019 are unforgettable. Billy Harvey is also set to perform!
Join the Broken Spoke for their annual New Year’s Eve dance with Alvin Crow at 9 pm! You can buy tickets for the dance at Broken Spoke’s bar, or you can give them a call. Tickets are $20 each, and if you buy your tickets early, you get a reserved table! This is a dance you won’t want to miss!
Gatsby’s House will be a trip back into the roaring twenties when women were known as eccentric flappers and men spared no expense to be the big cheese! The Omni in downtown Austin is your best option to have the time of your life! Gatsby’s House will feature Top Austin DJs, and there will also be a casino night speakeasy with prizes to win. From 9:00 pm – 2:00 am, guests will be able to enjoy premium drinks from the Omni’s fully stocked prepaid bar and multiple courses of hors d’œuvres, from the VIP area. Each ticket purchase is prepayment for your choice of beverages. This multi-room New Year’s Eve party will have surprises throughout the night and a Champagne toast you won’t forget. It wouldn’t be a Gatsby’s house without a casino night! Guests can play craps, roulette, and blackjack. For groups, there are great rates on tickets, table reservations, and hotel rooms. Make sure to be dressed to impress! Come to the party dressed as a Flapper, roaring 20s inspired, and zoot suits encouraged! Otherwise, semi-formal and cocktail attire required!
Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse, located on Texas 71, offers the best live music in the Texas Hill Country. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Songwriters in the Round with WC Jameson, George Ensle, and David Lee and special live performances by Appa George Ty and The Damn Torpedos! Tickets are going for $35 for reserved seating and $25 for general seating!
Join The Oasis for a fantastic night full of fun at the Starlight Terrace for their New Year’s Eve Bash! Tickets cost $160 per couple and make sure to reserve your spot by email or call the restaurant. The evening will include a delicious dinner, party favors, live music by Austin Party Band and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! General dining will be open until 8 pm in the main restaurant and will not be taking reservations.
Paper faces will be on parade this New Year’s Eve at Live Oak, where the 2nd Annual Latin Masquerade party; complete with festive decor, carnival dancers, live music by Latin jazz band, The Brew and a midnight balloon drop, provides a festive way to ring in 2019. Tickets may be purchased at the door beginning at 8:30 pm and include a complimentary cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and more. Table reservations are also available and include premium hors d’oeuvres, Champagne toast and private seating all night!
Glitz and glamour will come alive at Lake Austin Spa Resort on New Year’s Eve as they celebrate the arrival of the New Year with Las Vegas-style games! Each guest, upon arrival, receives 20,000 in chips, so everybody is a High Roller! Play Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette, Poker in our cozy and sophisticated New Year’s lounge! The Casino is open for three hours with live music, prizes, and toasts! Standard Las Vegas rules apply at all the games, and our dealers are accustomed to dealing with both experienced and inexperienced players and will teach the games to everyone. What a better way to learn to play these games than in a non-intimidating, party environment in which you have nothing to lose! Ring in the New Year with drawings for fabulous prizes as you enjoy a delectable buffet of desserts and a curated list of wines selected for the evening.
Ring in the New Year at The Water Trough Bar at Lone Star Court. The Water Trough is the hottest spot for nightlife in Austin’s Domain Northside, near Rock Rose! This hip, retro-inspired New Year’s Eve party in Austin will start your 2019 off right! Start the evening early and enjoy an afternoon at the shops of the Domain. Make your way to the party in the Water Trough where you will enjoy a DJ playing music from all decades. Dance the night away and when the clock strikes midnight, ring in the New Year with a champagne toast. This Austin New Year’s Eve Hotel Package includes: entry for two into the Water Trough Bar, a retro-inspired guest room for one or two, DJ starting at 9:00 pm, playing requests from any decade, a glass of champagne at midnight, complimentary continental breakfast served in the Water Trough on January 1, 2019, complimentary self-parking, complimentary Wi-Fi and a reduced room rate available for pre and post night weekend stay with the purchase of the New Year’s Eve Package!
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin at The Rooftop on Sixth, the ultimate NYE celebration! Enjoy the sights and sounds as you party at the hottest bar on E. Sixth Street in the heart of all the action! Your reservation to this private NYE celebration includes an all-inclusive party through the midnight balloon drop, a top shelf hosted bar, complimentary entry to Aquarium with ticket purchase, one of the biggest NYE balloon drops in Austin, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight! This is a sell-out event that has been going on for nine years that you do not want miss!
Come celebrate a 2001 NYE theme with Hotel Vegas & The Volstead! They will be playing the best jams of the Year from 2001! They will be featuring the music of The White Stripes, OutKast, The Strokes, Britney Spears, NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys, Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Broken Social Scene, Josie & The Pussycats, Lost Sounds, No Doubt, Family Values Tour, Le Tigre, and more! Members of Lowin, Otis the Destroyer, Secret Levels, Tinnarose, Lo Country, Residual Kid, Flesh Lights, Sweet Spirit, Moving Panoramas, Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band, Sweat Lodge, The Stacks, Mean Jolene, Endless Sewer, Lightworks, DD Dagger, and more will perform these awesome songs! More info is coming soon!
Every year since 1997, Speakeasy has been throwing an extraordinary New Year’s Eve party for thousands of partygoers and revelers alike! They stepped it up a notch in 2018 with a New Year’s Eve celebration even bigger and better than last year. With available reserved seating, superior VIP options, acclaimed DJs, high-energy, live music and exemplary bottle service it is the perfect way to end 2018 and start your 2019. Complete your grand entrance into the New Year with a countdown to midnight and a complimentary champagne toast. Of course, don’t forget their party favors that include festive hats, noisemakers, multiple balloon drops and more! Buy your pre-sale tickets for General Admission, Seated Reservations, and VIP options to get their best deals. Make sure to buy your tickets early because they sell out every year!
Join Elysium Austin as they descend into a looking-glass world Alice only wishes she’d known about for the 4th Annual Goblin King’s New Year’s Eve Ball! White flowing walls, feathers, pearls, and twinkling lights will make this an evening you will never forget! Dress up, dress down. Dress however it takes for the goblins to overlook you, or perhaps make you their new monarch. Sing-a-long videos for all your Labyrinth, and David Bowie desires! Dance and twirl with your favorite 80s, 90s, 00s/new wave/dark wave/synth wave/dream pop/indie hits with DJs Crescendoll, Party Ghoul and Neph. General Admission tickets give you access to the dance floor, DJs, guest performers, both up and downstairs bars and one complimentary glass of champagne beginning at 11:00 for the midnight countdown. Downstairs VIP tickets include reserved, secluded seating, drink service, direct access to the downstairs bar, champagne bottle service, table chiller, snacks, wall mounted big screen TV, private entrance guard, and two exclusive performers who will be announced soon. There will also be a specialty drink menu at both the upstairs and downstairs bar that you won’t want to miss! Purchase tickets early and save! Prices go up at the door!
Ring in 2019 with two parties at W Austin on two different floors, plus Devour in Trace! The Vice City party is a modern underground party of debauchery and excess, and virtue flipped upside down. Whatever you’re resolving to give up in 2019, your last hurrah is here in the Living Room Bars, each themed with a different vice for you to live it up one last time. Live music will be provided by SolFire, and there will be a cash bar and champagne toast at midnight. The Virtue party will be filled with gold, glitter, and extravagance! A glamorous ascent into a year of living your best life yet. Whatever you’re resolving to do in 2019, your experience takes flight on the 2nd floor. There will be music provided by CAPYAC and beats by Kid Slyce. Includes entry, drink vouchers, champagne toast, and a midnight snack. The Devour party is an open smorgasborg of the most gluttonous and sinful eats you can desire. A queso fountain, brisket, fried chicken, pizza rolls, a truffle Bourbon milkshake and that’s just the start! All served reception style and includes champagne. There will also be beats provided by DJ Mova!
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 are special guest Lukas Nelson and 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!
Ring in the New Year at the JW Marriott Austin Lobby Lounge! JW Marriott Austin has two restaurants and seven bars in downtown Austin near 6th St. Included at the party is a Champagne toast, balloon drop at midnight, a photo opp with NYE party favors, and VIP booths available for purchase! Rainey St. to keep you busy throughout the new year evening. JW Marriott will also be offering special New Year’s Eve hotel packages to make your night an unforgettable one!
Best Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Events 2019
Ring in the new year at Auditorium Shores with a fireworks finale at 10 pm! An alcohol-free and family-friendly event with a variety of art, food and live music! Austin’s New Year lineup includes Superfónicos, Los Coast, Jeff Plankenhorn, Nakia & The Blues Grifter, Mélat, Western Youth, Cilantro Boombox, Dawn & Hawkes, Oliver Rajamani, TIARRA GIRLS, MIDNIGHT BUTTERFLY, School of Rock, EXECUTIVE STEEL BAND, Oh Antonio and His Imaginary Friends, Daool, and Lee Young.
Can’t stay awake for a late night New Year’s Eve party? Dance away the end of 2018 with a family-friendly celebration instead as Pflugerville Library counts down to noon! This event is recommended for children ages 4 through 12 years old, and an adult must accompany them. Space is limited. Room capacity is 200 people (including babies). Free tickets will be given out beginning 30 minutes before the event start time.
Kids are invited to ring in the New Year with the Bastrop Public Library 12 hours early! The Library will have New Year crafts, games, snacks, and sparkling cider that’s bubbly (your kids are going to love it)! All ages are welcome, but they anticipate those who will most enjoy this party the most will be 3rd graders and younger!
Ring in the Noon Year with Westbank Libraries and Joe McDermott! Join Westbank Libraries for a New Year’s Eve concert at Laura’s Library. There will be music, dancing, and lots of fun; everything you need to lead in the New Year right with one of their favorite musicians. They’ll even do a countdown to 12 (of course in the afternoon)! This event is recommended for children ages 3 and up.
Bring your littles to celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at Toybrary Austin! If you’re looking for a more kid-friendly New Year’s Eve event, then this is the perfect event for you and your children! Before coming, make sure you arrive in fancy clothing and wear a fun party hat! At the Noon Year’s Eve party, children will have complimentary kid-friendly sparkly drinks, will be able to make a shaker and there will also be a super awesome balloon drop at noon!
Ring in 2019 a wee bit early with Thinkery! On New Year’s Eve, head to Thinkery for their third annual Noon(ish) Year’s Eve Balloon Drop & Bubble Wrap Stomp! They’ll be hosting two different celebration times for you and your family to ring in the New Year. Each limited capacity Noon Year’s Eve celebration will include three simultaneous balloon drops and bubble wrap stomps including two downstairs for young revelers of all ages and one upstairs exclusively for toddler revelers. All party-goers can enjoy music, winter crafts, engineer your own noisemakers, enter the Texas “snowball” arena, and experience special performances during each 3-hour celebration. Let’s not forget to mention that everyone can celebrate the day with a mimosa or kid-mosa in their own hand-crafted champagne flute!
If you want a family-friendly event on New Year’s Eve, or earlier join the Lake Travis Community Library to celebrate the new year at noon with your family! There will be hats and noisemakers starting at 11 am, a children’s musician, Songs for Seeds, will perform at 11:30 am, and then there will be a snack on goodies and toast to the 12 o’clock hour!
Map of New Year’s Eve Events 2019
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