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Add These 8 Events to Your Austin New Year’s Eve Plans

Austin, Texas is the capital of The Lone Star State, but it also happens to host some of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in the nation. Whether you want to groove with friends at a dance party or watch the midnight countdown on a luxe outdoor terrace, Austin hosts some of the best New Year’s Eve bashes in the country. 

Ready to celebrate in style? Attend any of these eight Austin New Year’s Eve events to make 2023 your best year yet.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve With These Top Bashes

From Round Rock to downtown Austin, there’s a way to ring in the new year in style. Whether you’re looking for a free champagne toast at a fancy gala or a raucous fest where you wake up on New Year’s Day laughing at the past night’s shenanigans, there’s something for everyone. Here are 8 fun ways to celebrate an Austin New Years Eve.

1. Eberly NYE Galactic Rodeo 2022 
615 S Lamar Blvd
8 PM Saturday, December 2022 – 2 AM Sunday, January 1

Chic Austin restaurant Eberly hosts one of the most out-of-this-world New Year’s Eve celebrations of the year. Galactic Rodeo has a space-themed dance floor, space jams from DJ Gatsby, and retro arcade games that make it the talk of the town.

Eberly also has a rooftop display that’s Wild Wild West themed — complete with a mechanical bull. At 1 AM, Eberly will host its annual costume contest, so show up in your wackiest alien costumes or western garb. Winners will receive an Eberly gift card as well as other themed prizes. 

Since Eberly is a gourmet restaurant, you’ll get more than a club experience here. If you want a decent New Year’s Eve dinner to go with your festivities, Eberly’s in-house chef will serve Southern comfort food, too. You can round out the night with Eberly’s special “space punch” for your midnight toast, too.

2. Austin New Year’s Eve Party at The Belmont
305 West 6th Street
8 PM Saturday, December 2022 – 2 AM Sunday, January 1

Located in downtown Austin, The Belmont is a popular party venue with a rooftop terrace and a gorgeous view of the Austin skyline. On New Year’s Evethe Belmont will host its annual party, complete with: 

  • Three full-service bars
  • Indoor space and heated outdoor space
  • Face painting
  • Photo booths
  • A complimentary champagne toast at midnight

The Belmont will also do two balloon drops with over 2,000 balloons each. At 8 PM, a DJ will perform live music, but the venue will switch to a silent disco from 10 PM to 2 AM.

3. Elysium’s 7th Annual Goblin King’s New Years’ Eve Ball

woman in big gold ball gown 
705 Red River Street
9 PM Saturday, December 2022 – 2 AM Sunday, January 1

This is definitely a “Keep Austin Weird” type of event, but if you’re a fan of the cult favorite film, “Labyrinth,” you’re going to love The Goblin King’s Ball. Modeled after the masquerade ball in the movie, this Austin New Year’s Eve party has a dance floor, DJs, and even guest performers. Dress up in Labyrinth-themed attire that’s appropriate for a ball. David Bowie songs are definitely in order, but the ball will also feature a lot of 80s throwback hits, too.

COVID-19 masks are required for entry and the event is 21+. You can upgrade to lounge VIP tickets to score bottle service, snacks, and exclusive performances.

4. New Year’s Eve Celebration at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar 
421 East 6th Street
7 PM Saturday, December 2022 – 2 AM Sunday, January 1

Pete’s Dueling Piano bar features live music and all of the entertainment that comes with dueling pianos. The doors open at 6 PM for this event and four piano players will take the stage at 7:30 PM. Pete’s will close the doors at 9 PM, so make sure everyone in your party arrives before then. 

Pete’s charges $200 per table for a party of four — and all reserved tables will get party favors and a bottle of champagne. If that’s too expensive, you can always boost general admission for $20 a person, although it’s standing-room only. 

This Austin New Year’s Eve celebration sells out every year, so get your tickets ASAP if you want to ring in the New Year at this iconic Sixth Street bar.

5. New Year’s Eve 2023 Silent Disco at Revl 
16231 IH-35 Pflugerville, TX
9 PM Saturday, December 2022 – 1 AM Sunday, January 1

Yes, this is technically in Pflugerville, but Revl is such a cool space that you won’t mind driving to North Austin. Revl has a huge 10,000-square-foot party area that comes complete with giant screens to watch the ball drop. It has plenty of parking, but if you’re going to drive, make sure you find a designated driver beforehand. 

Revl’s event is a silent disco with food, cocktails, and games like ping pong and curling billiards. Since it’s a silent disco, you can listen to the jams you love without destroying your eardrums. You can choose from three live DJs that play EDM and top 40, throwbacks, and hip hop

Revl has a casual dress code and includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The venue includes Quiet Events headphones with the cost of your ticket, but if you fail to return them, Revl will charge you a $100 fee.

6. Gatsby’s House

Great Gatsby Austin New Years Eve party 
500 E 4th Street Austin
9 PM Saturday, December 2022 – 2 AM Sunday, January 1

Gatsby’s House is a 1920s-themed event held at the Hilton hotel in downtown Austin. The dress code is 1920s or semi-formal, so it’s definitely the more posh alternative to the crowds at Sixth Street.

If you love retro speakeasy vibes, Gatsby’s House is the place to be. With ticket prices ranging from $129 to $849, the event includes: 

  • Casino games and prizes
  • Three DJs
  • A big countdown in the main ballroom
  • Prepaid drinks for five hours, so you don’t have to worry about tracking your tab
  • Free party favors
  • Free chips and salsa

If you upgrade to VIP, you get premium drinks, hors d’eouvres, upgraded party favors, and balcony access. 

7. Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater 
310 Willie Nelson Blvd
6:30 PM Saturday, December 2022 – 12 AM Sunday, January 1

Are you a Texas country music fan? Attend Pat Green’s concert at ACL Live for a chiller Austin New Year’s Eve celebration. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 8 PM, so if you want to enjoy live music without the craziness of a dance party, this is a solid option. It’s also great because you can go bar-hopping afterward to watch the ball drop — or make it home in time to watch the countdown in the comfort of your bed.

8. Austin’s New Year by the City of Austin 
900 W Riverside Dr
6 PM Saturday, December 2022 – 12 AM Sunday, January 1

The City of Austin hosts an annual “Austin’s New Year” event with a fireworks show, art, live music, and a food court. The city canceled this event in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic, but it’s back on for 2022.

The event will happen from 6 PM to midnight at Auditorium Shores, so bring blankets, chairs, and plenty of warm clothes. Austin’s New Year is alcohol-free, but it’s free to attend and kid-friendly. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in Austin.

Say Howdy To 2023

Friends ringing in the New Year with large gold balloons

ATX is known for its thriving nightlife scene, and this city certainly knows how to do New Year’s Eve right. The city knows how to “Keep Austin Weird,” which makes for some of the best New Year’s Eve parties we’ve ever seen. Say goodbye to 2022 with dance parties, delicious drinks, and fun outfits. If you’ll be in Austin on New Year’s Eve, the city’s unique destinations will make your celebration one to remember.

Erika Marty
Erika Marty

Erika is an avid traveler who has been to more than 60 countries where she finds food, activities, and hidden locales for touring like a local. When she’s not writing, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and planning her next adventure.

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