Strong Group Association's Annual New Years Eve Gala
The Strong Group puts on an annual New Years Eve party chock full of live entertainment. There you'll enjoy music played by R&B and Jazz recording artists as well as DJ'd genres such as old/new school, blues, R&B, zydeco and swing. There will be free Hors D' Oeuvres, party favors, cash bar and a New Year's champagne toast. Prices range from $70 to $80.
Howl at the Moon
Howl at the Moon is well known for throwing one of the most popular New Year's Eve parties on the River Walk. There you'll find a dinner buffet, dueling pianos, live music, a sizable dance floor, and a champagne toast to ring in the new year. Early Bird pricing starts at $125, and then it goes to $150 after the cut off. All guests must arrive between 6 and 7 pm.
The DOSeum's Kids' Countdown
If staying out till midnight isn't your thing and you have kids, the DOSeum puts on a Noon Years Eve party like many other children's museums do throughout the country. There will be fun for all ages such as face painting and a noon balloon drop to signify the beginning of the New Year. So pack up your little ones and have some fun family style.
If you're in the mood for something on the posh side, Hotel Valencia is there to scratch that itch. They provide many luxurious accommodations for their guests such as dinner buffet, 2 complimentary cocktails per guest, live DJ music, dancing, party favors and a midnight toast. They offer three different tiered packages. With one including dinner. The added beauty to celebrating the New Year at the Hotel Valencia is you can stay in one of their many luxurious rooms after the party is over.
OBSERVATION DECK OF TOWER OF THE AMERICAS
If you're looking for something a bit different for New Year's Eve, then why not celebrate 750 feet up? The observation deck of the Tower of the Americas offers a spectacular view of the downtown fireworks show. It's regarded by many as the best seat in the house. There will be red carpet photos, casino games, live entertainment, party favors, an appetizer buffet, dancing and a cash bar. Tickets are $97.