Welcome to Dallas, Texas: home of the Cowboys, great Tex-Mex and more New Year’s Eve parties than you could shake a stick at. However, for the five best places to stay and play in Dallas on New Year’s Eve, these are the prime locations for your celebration to ring in 2009.
The Old Red Courthouse
100 S. Houston St.
8:30pm on December 31 – 4: 00am on January 1
Featuring the musical stylings of DJ G-Span and Russ B this New Year’s Eve venue features a five hour premium hosted bar, live radio broadcast to the city, and VIP casino tables for guests. General admission tickets start at $110 and VIP tickets are $165. To reserve your space, call 212-724-3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Omni Dallas Hotel
1590 LBJ Freeway
8:30pm on December 31 – 1:00am on January 1
How about a murder mystery to ring in the New Year? The Omni hotel serves up a night of food, fun and mystery for 360 guests and professional comedic actors surrounding you as the “suspects” for you to pick apart the pieces of a brilliantly crafted New Year’s murder mystery in the heart of Dallas. Prices start at $165 for this fun and unorthodox celebration!
The Buddha 9 Club
1217 Main St
The Buddha 9 nightclub is the trendiest place to spend your New Year’s eve this year. Wave farewell to 2008 while enjoying music, dancing and drink specials all night long at this party spot resembling outside Miami. Prices for this venue have yet to be set, but if you would like to be emailed when tickets go on sale visit the Club Zone website (www.clubzone.com).
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags presents holiday in the park, where the park is open from 4:00pm till midnight, complete with a snowy hill for the kids to slide down and Loony Tunes characters to roam the park who all want to play on the last day of the year. Top it off with a beautiful fireworks display at midnight and it’s a New Year’s celebration that the entire family can enjoy.
Downtown New Year’s Parade
Fun for the entire family, this downtown parade offers spectacles that are pleasing to the eye and fun to watch. Of course you get the added benefit of not having to be a night owl, since the parade starts at 2:00pm, but stay downtown and play to see the fireworks from one of Dallas’ rooftop restaurants that launch at midnight.
Dallas has lots to do for kids of all ages to celebrate New Year’s in style. Whether you want to party like a rock star, solve a mystery or go sledding down some fake snow, you are never short of options in the glowing jewel that is Dallas at New Years.