Party Time! Where to Ring In the New Year Across Texas

by Bebe Brown on December 26, 2018 in Living Texas, Austin, Travels,
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2019 is right around the corner and with a new year come holiday celebrations. We’ve got some of the best New Year’s Eve parties, packages and specials across Texas—guaranteed to make 2018 go out with a Texas-size bang!

The Carillon at AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, Austin

A four-course dinner perfect to end 2018 in style, and featuring Smoked Salmon Carpaccio, Black Angus Beef Short Rib plus other elegant dishes. Price: Four-course menu $120/person with optional wine pairing for $35/person. Complimentary valet parking

Time: 5-9 pm Reservations: (512) 404-3655 or via OpenTable

Lone Star Court, Austin 

Dance the night away to tunes from DJ Nixx, who will be playing requests from every decade. When the clock strikes midnight, welcome 2019 with a complimentary champagne toast. Upgrade the night by staying at Lone Star Court and taking advantage of their New Year’s Eve package, which includes a retro-inspired guest room, entry for two into the Water Trough Bar’s celebration and complimentary continental breakfast on New Year’s Day. Price: The Water Trough celebration is free and open to the public. New Year’s Eve package from $199

Time: 9 pm-2 am

Stagecoach Inn, Salado

The iconic inn is offering a special prix fixe menu for two featuring three delectable courses. Enjoy Hushpuppies and Tea Bread to share; your choice of Lobster Bisque or Roasted Beet Salad; Braised Beef Short Rib and Grilled Shrimp or Seared Texas Red Fish and Lemon-Pepper Crab; and a Strawberry Kiss to top it all off. BONUS: For those wanting to spend the night in Salado, the Stagecoach Inn hotel is offering a special New Year’s Eve Package.  Price: Prix Fixe menu $150 for two + tax & service charge. New Year’s Eve Hotel Package includes a standard room + prix fixe dinner + bottle service to guests’ rooms for $250 + tax.

Time: 5–9 pm Reservations: (254) 947-5111

The Stella Hotel, Bryan

New Year’s Eve Queen’s Ball

Benefitting the Historic Queen’s Theatre in downtown Bryan, The Stella Hotel is hosting the third annual Queen’s Ball to ring in the New Year. Guests ages 21+ can enjoy an evening filled with hors d’oeuvres, dancing, casino games and a midnight Champagne toast. Price: Tickets are available now for $65 and for purchase at the door, if available.

Time: 9 pm-1 am

Campfire at The Stella, Bryan

Three-Course Dinner

Ring in the New Year with Campfire’s three-course dinner featuring Steak and Lobster for two. Price: $98/person. Beverage pairing options, $50/person. Bottle special for $50

Reservations: (979) 421-4444 or via OpenTable

Hotel Settles, Big Spring

Grand Ballroom New Year’s Eve Celebration

Guests will dance the night away to live music by Spur 327, enjoy a dinner buffet, champagne for two plus midnight party favors and traditional snacks of blackeyed peas and cornbread. Price: $199 for the New Year’s Eve celebration and dinner buffet. Gold package: $399, includes a one-night stay in a guest room on the historic floors, entry to the celebration, dinner buffet, beverage tickets and brunch for two on New Year’s Day. Platinum package: $499 upgrade to a luxury suite.

Time:9 pm-1 am Reservations: (432) 267-7500

Pharmacy Bar & Parlor at Hotel Settles, Big Spring

New Year’s Eve Party

The historic bar will be providing a Champagne toast and midnight snack of blackeyed peas and cornbread to welcome 2019. Guests will receive a $15 gift certificate for Pharmacy Bar & Parlor to redeem in January 2019. Price: $15/couple

Time: 10 pm-1 am Reservations: (432) 267-7500