Where’s The New Year’s Eve Party At?

If you’re still undecided what to do tomorrow night, here’s a few options to ring in 2014 around H-town!

The Sixth Annual Art of Celebration
Where: Wortham Theater Center
What: This annual party, which draws a crowd of around 2,000, spans fewer than four rooms. Drink tempting libations and hit the casino to the backdrop of acrobats, stilt walkers and more.
When: 9 p.m.
Cost: Tickets start at $40 per person.
The 3rd Annual Rock the Clock New Year’s Eve Celebration
Where: Red Oak Ballroom in CityCentre next to Hotel Sorella
What: Hosted by Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans and Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets, this NYE bash will feature tunes from some of Houston’s hottest DJ’s, plus a fireworks display at midnight.
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: Tickets start at $35 per person.

H-Town NYE Countdown 2014
Where: Silver Street Studio
What: Bright lights, flying aerialists and booming beats from LC ROCKS, DJ Tony Styles and Mickey Avalon make this party over-the-top. Add to that a midnight line-up of food trucks to satisfy those late night hunger pangs.
When: 10 p.m.
Cost: Tickets start at $105 per person.

Where: Sam Houston Park – downtown
What: Two stages of live music, including George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Josiah Gabriel and more.
When: Gates open at 4 p.m.
Cost: Tickets start at $50 per person.

Venetian Carnival
Where: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
What: Ars Lyrica celebrates Venice with exotic music from the City of Masks. The music program is followed by a gala with hors d’oeuvres, champagne and wine, and a cash bar. Venetian masks, entertainment and a silent auction are also on the bill.
When: The concert is at 9 p.m. and the gala is from 10:30 p.m. to midnight.
Cost: Tickets start at $55 per person.

Rockin’ New Years’s Noon Bash
Where: Children’s Museum of Houston
What: It’s a noon to remember at the museum’s Rockin’ New Years’s Noon Bash. Kids will celebrate the New Year at the stroke of noon with a parade and shimmering ball drop. An after-hours dance party follows till 3 p.m.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $9 per person.

AvantGarden’s New Year’s Eve Party
Where: AvantGarden
What: AvantGarden celebrates the spirit of the holidays, with proceeds from this NYE party going to typhoon relief efforts for the Philippines.
When: 6 p.m.
Cost: No cost for admission.

City of Sugar Land’s New Year’s Eve on the Square
Where: Sugar Land Town Square
What: Children’s celebration features Radio Disney on the main stage, a bubble artist, LED balloon artists and other street performers. The party resumes at 9:30 p.m. with alcohol for sale.
When: Children’s celebration at 7 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. Celebration resumes at 9:30 p.m. with fireworks at midnight.
Cost: No cost for admission.

Where: Dogwood Midtown
What: Come dressed to impress at this Gatsby-themed party with complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
When: Doors open at 6 p.m.
Cost: $30 per person.

Where: Mr. Peeples
What: Celebrate with live music and dancing, champagne toast, breakfast stations at 12:30 a.m.
When: 9 p.m until 2 1.m.
Cost: $40 advance, $50 at door.

Where: Anvil Bar & Refuge
What: Ring in the new year with a midnight balloon drop and toast of champagne or bourbon.
When: Open regular hours.
Cost: No cost for admission.

Where: OKRA Charity Saloon
What: Cheers to your champagne toast and festive balloon drop at midnight.
When: Open regular hours.
Cost: No cost for admission.

Where: Rosemont Social Club
What: Celebrate NYE at Rosemont with a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight, and music by DJ Get Low starting at 9 p.m.
When: Open regular hours.
Cost: Tickets start at $20 per person.

Where: 13 Celsius
What: This Midtown bar celebrates its seventh anniversary with a Roaring Twenties theme. Patrons are encourage to dress up as their favorite Roaring Twenties Parisian personality. Enjoy a bubbles toast at midnight and specials on bottles of Champagne and other sparkling all night long.
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: No cost for admission.

Where: Hotel ZaZa
What: Travel-through-time at this 1928 speakeasy-styled shindig. Your party ticket gets you passed hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets good for specialty drinks or champagne. Get your dancing shoes ready as the night turns into a dance party at the stroke of midnight.
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: Party tickets are $89 per person. NYE overnight accommodations are also available starting at $495 for accommodations, valet parking, two NYE party tickets, and New Year’s Day brunch for two.

Where: Hyatt Regency – downtown
What: For 36 years and running the Hyatt Regency has hosted an all-night celebration. This year will see a 50,000-balloon cascade at midnight, live performances by Roger Creager and The Fab 5, and a DJ.
When: December 31
Cost: General admission tickets are $89 and include four beverage tickets. NYE overnight packages start at $299 per couple.


Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
What: Your royal stay features a special overnight rate and an in-room bottle of champagne.
When: Dec. 31
Cost: The “New Year’s Eve” package starts at $169 per room, per night and includes overnight valet parking.

Where: Hotel ICON
What: Hotel ICON, located in the heart of the downtown historic district, is double the fun this year with an offer that includes two deluxe guestrooms, a four-course dinner for four in the Wine Vault with wine pairings, a midnight champagne toast in-room, breakfast for four on New Year’s Day at LINE & LARIAT, overnight valet parking for two vehicles, and late check-out.
When: Dec. 31
Cost: The “Double Date ICONic New Year’s” package is $2,014.

Where: Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor
What: Start your evening with a three-course dinner for two before popping your personal bottle of champagne to enjoy before the ball drops. Sleep in with a late checkout and then make your way to Park Restaurant & Grille for a breakfast buffet for two on New Year’s Day.
When: Dec. 31
Cost: The “Wyndham NYE” package starts at $199 per room, per night for standard accommodations.

Where: Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE
What: Indulge in a five-course, prix fixe dinner at the Bistro or make an evening of your celebration with “The Quite the Night Monnalisa” package that includes champagne in-room upon arrival, plus tickets for two to Monnalisa bar’s annual party where you’ll have the best seat in the house for CITYCENTRE’s midnight fireworks spectacular.
When: Dec. 31
Cost: The overnight package starts at $319 for double occupancy.

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