It's one of the most important questions of the holiday season: where will you be when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve? If you're on the hunt for something fun and different this year in Houston, there are plenty of options. Here are 10 top picks plus more events on our calendar.

Felicias Fiestas
Ars Lyrica offers a festive evening of celebration and beautiful music at Hobby Center featuring soprano Melissa Givens and mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte. Grammy nominee and plucked string expert Richard Savino curates this holiday-inspired program, which includes Spanish and Latin American Baroque classics that are sure to be magnificos. Choose one of four Fiesta options: full evening, pre-concert dinner and concert, concert and post-concert champagne gala, or concert only. more...

H-Town Countdown
The H-Town Countdown 2015 is an all-inclusive event at mega-club Silver Street Studio. The celebration will include a slew of the finest in entertainment - from 80's glam cover band LC Rocks, to Houston's 104.1 KRBE DJ Tony Styles, to the one-and-only party rock band Rat Ranch - bringing this New Year's party to its knees. There will be a "Battle of the Bands" with each band playing one set after the other, giving guests a variety of music all night long. And to be sure partygoers aren't missing the festivities waiting in line at the bar, the H-Town Countdown will have four, fully stocked bars complete with experienced bartenders. more...

Party Downtown
One of the biggest Downtown parties each New Year's Eve goes down at the Hyatt. The celebration brings together live bands, music and dancing on multiple floors. You'll even get party favors and multiple package options for the big fete. more...

Grab the Soul
MKT Bar at Phoenicia is staging a New Year's Eve Soul Celebration! Partygoers will be greeted with the live funky sounds of The Journey Agents as well as '60s soul, pop and rock 45s spun by DJ Tempty. Delicious MKT Bar bites will be on hand throughout the night, and at midnight, goers can expect Hill Country Chicken & Waffles and artisan pizza paired with a champagne toast. VIP tables will be available and include champagne bottle service, chocolate-covered strawberries and New Year's Eve party favors. more...

Bourbon and Bubbles
Ring in the new year with two of your favorite things-bubbles and bourbon. Julep is creating a special menu of champagne cocktails, and, for one night only, offering booth and table reservations (three seatings: 4-7pm, 7-10pm and 10pm-2am). Patio seating will continue to be first come, first served, and with plenty of seating at the bar, walk-ins are welcome. more...

Celebrate with the Sharks
Families are invited to the Downtown Aquarium to ring in the New Year in style with Sharkey on Wednesday, December 31 will buffet seating times from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a variety of savory Christmas favorites during this delicious buffet. Additionally, there will be a variety of fun activities for kids to enjoy including: a Kid's Balloon Drop, Fun Prizes for the Kids, Sharkey and Nero photos, a Bird Show and much more. The New Year's Eve buffet will include an All-Day Adventure Pass and validated parking. more...

West Side Celebration
The Holiday Inn Houston West - Energy Corridor will host a New Year's Eve celebration featuring ECHO, the Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra. This event offers Houstonians in the Energy Corridor area an evening of live orchestral music, fun, food, and festivities. ECHO takes the stage at 8 pm for a concert performance that will include a mix of popular, classical, and celebratory music. more...

Galleria Luxe at St. Regis
Ring in the New Year inside the distinctive setting of The Remington Bar. Socialize in elegance as live music entertains throughout the night into the New Year. Guests will receive luxe party favors and a Midnight sparkling toast. Reserve a table for dinner that evening as well. more...

New Year's Noon
The Children's Museum of Houston's Rockin' New Year's Noon is the city's longest-running New Year's Eve celebration just for kids. The end-of-year bash rings in the New Year at the stroke of noon with a parade and shimmering ball drop, just like they do in Times Square. Kids finally don't have to stay up till midnight to celebrate. Welcome the New Year kid-style and stick around for the after party. more...

Fire and Ice at TopGolf
Join TopGolf for a different take on New Year's Eve. The attraction will be heating things up with the hottest tracks of the year with a live DJ and keeping you cool with specialty cocktails to celebrate the New Year! Reserve bays for up to six people. more...


Tip for a Successful Night: Use the Wave to Get Around
Book your all-night pass on the Houston Wave to ensure safe travels on the big night! more...

None of these options up your alley? No worries. Here are many more ways to celebrate!