You're guaranteed to find a New Year's Eve party in Austin. It's a weird party-loving city with it's own take on life and entertainment. There's more to the city than bar crawling on 6th street. So seek out something different for your NYE fun in a city that is considered "different" in some of the best ways possible.
Due to guidelines and restrictions set by the state of Texas and the city of Austin, NYE events may be affected.
Speakeasy has been putting on a New Year's Eve bash in Austin since 1997. Thousands of party-goers attend this event to enjoy music spun by various DJs, festive hats, noisemakers, bottle service, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Many ticket packages are offered, and usually range from $50 to $175. VIP seating is also available at this event.
Capital Countdown NYE Party
More than 500 party-goers attend The Belmont's NYE party in Austin. The Capital Countdown party features three full-service bars, three party areas with indoor and outdoor options. A heated/tented VIP Rooftop deck is also available to guests. There will be DJ music and a silent disco. VIP guest packages includes complimentary beverages, hors-d'oeuvres. Reserved tables and Party rooms are available for large groups, and bottle service is first come, first serve. Tickets typically range from $50 to $750.
Austin's Official New Year's Eve Celebration
Austin puts on an annual New Year's Eve party on Auditorium Shores. It's an alcohol free family event with musical entertainment by local and regional bands across three different stages, food trucks, kid's activities, multiple art installations, and a light show at the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue. This is definitely a great option for NYE family fun.
One of the most well known New Year's Eve parties in Austin is thrown by Whistler's. DJ's spin vinyl sets for the party-goers. Party favors are handed out, and a champagne toast will be had at midnight to welcome in the New Year. Best of all, there is no cover because according to Whisler, "that's how we roll."
Noon NYE Ballon Drop and Bubble Wrap Stomp
Thinkery has offered a kid friendly New Year's Eve party in Austin for years now. At noon, kids will get to celebrate the New Year with a Balloon drop and a Bubble Wrap Stomp. There will be two different celebration times so everyone can attend. Mimosas are available for adults and kid-mosas will be given to the young ones in their own hand-crafted champagne flutes.
Noon Year's Eve Party
Almost every city across the country puts on a Noon Year's Eve Party, and the City of Austin is no exception. Bring the kids out to the Lake Travis Library, and there they can ring in the New Year before their bedtime. Hats and noise makers will be handed out, and children's musicians will entertain the young crowd. Snacks will also be available. This is a no-brainer for families looking to celebrate the New Year.