As New Year’s Eve quickly approaches, you’ll want to make plans to ring in the new year. Whether you feel like driving into Dallas for a lavish New Year’s Eve gala or want to spend the afternoon close by with the kids to celebrate, here’s a list of New Year’s Eve events near McKinney, Texas.
Reunion Tower Over the Top NYE 2023
One of the best places to see New Year’s Eve fireworks is the Reunion Tower’s GeO-Deck. The 561-foot-tall Reunion tower is an iconic Dallas landmark next to the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Visitors who go to the GeO-Deck have sweeping views of the Dallas skyline.
On Dec. 31, 2022, Dallas city organizers will start the fireworks display at 11:59 p.m., and you’ll want to be at the top of the Reunion Tower to see the spectacular show. From the deck, you’ll have a 360-degree panoramic view of Dallas, and Reunion Tower Over the Top NYE 2023 is the ideal way to ring in 2023 with friends or loved ones.
Location: 300 Reunion Blvd. E. in Dallas
Epic Family New Year at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
When you want your kids to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a safe and fun way, take them to Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark. Epic Family New Year begins at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2022, and ends at 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2023. This fun New Year’s Eve party will have live performances, aerial dancers, age-appropriate activities and games, and prize giveaways. For 2023, Epic Family New Year will have a Hawaiian theme with hula dancers and a dinner that includes pig on a spit, pulled pork sliders, baby back ribs, coconut shrimp, and pineapple upside-down cupcakes.
Organizers of this family-friendly event will have a rubber duck drop at midnight. Kids of all ages will enjoy ringing in 2023 with so much fun for everyone. Why not give the family a unique holiday gift perfect for the new year with a new vehicle from Huffines Kia McKinney to drive to Epic Waters for their New Year’s Eve bash?
Location: 2970 Epic Place in Grand Prairie
New Year’s Eve Celebration at the AT&T Discovery District
For a fun outdoor New Year’s Eve celebration, head to the AT&T Discovery District for a night of celebration. This free outdoor party will have live music, aerial performers, a photo booth, and a 104-foot media wall to watch a live countdown to 2023.
If you want to upgrade your New Year’s Eve experience, purchase packages to the First Floor of the Exchange Hall, or for more New Year’s Eve fun, food, and entertainment, choose the Second Floor VIP experience package. Come early to the event to dine at one of the amazing restaurants within the AT&T Discovery District. The Exchange, where the party will take place, has 16 different dining establishments ranging from handcrafted pizza to Asian-fusion cuisine.
Location: The Exchange Plaza at the AT&T Discovery District
Glittering New Year’s Eve Party at Messina Hof Grapevine Winery
Go shopping for glittery sequined dresses, ties, and accessories, and take a trip to Messina Hof Grapevine Winery for its Glittering New Year’s Eve celebration. The hosts of this fun New Year’s Eve event will have tasty appetizers to enjoy and an open bar featuring Messina Hof’s award-winning Texas wines. At midnight, all attendees will have a toast with Texas sparkling wine to ring in 2023. The party begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m. Wear your finest clothes, as the event organizers encourage cocktail attire.
Location: 4545 Old Reliance Road in Bryan
Emerald City Band’s Rock the ’23 NYE Party at Hilton Anatole
One of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in the Dallas area is the Emerald City Band’s Rock the ’23 NYE Party. This party, held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, will take place in the large Trinity Ballroom and offers partygoers many packages to enjoy the show. The pre-party with a DJ starts at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2022, or if you have a VIP package pass, you can start the party at 7:30 p.m. with drinks, music, and a meet-and-greet session.
If you’re coming to see Emerald City, their first set starts at 9:05 p.m. Be prepared for a midnight toast, and then dance the new year in until the party ends around 1 a.m. Pull out your party clothes as the dress code ranges from business casual to ultra-New Year’s Eve classy. You’ll want to have dinner before the event, and the Hilton Anatole has six restaurants to choose from. Once inside the party, you can purchase snacks, such as tacos and sliders, along with drinks.
Location: 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway in Dallas
70s Flashback New Year’s Eve Bash at the Glass Cactus
Pull out your best 1970s clothes when you go to the Glass Cactus’s 70s Flashback New Year’s Eve Bash. You’ll feel like you’re at a disco dancing to music by Le Freak. Your ticket purchase includes a night of nonstop music and fun and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. You’ll still be able to dance and party and ring in 2023 as the party doesn’t stop until 2 a.m. on Jan. 1. To make the most of your New Year’s weekend, consider booking a room at the gorgeous Gaylord Texan Resort.
Location: 1501 Gaylord Trail in Grapevine at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
All of us at Huffines Kia McKinney wish everyone a Happy New Year. Which of these events will you celebrate on New Year’s Eve? Are you most interested in going to the city for a glamorous evening or taking the kids to a family-friendly New Year’s Eve event? Did we miss one of your favorite New Year’s Eve celebrations on this list? If so, let us know your recommendation. We always enjoy learning about cool events in our area. If you’re searching for a high-quality used vehicle, our team at Huffines Kia McKinney can help you find the perfect one.