New Year's Eve in Houston
To say that 2020 has been an interesting year would be an understatement. As such, New Year’s Eve looks a bit different than the past revelries. While we are all anxiously awaiting the opportunity to celebrate en masse, there are still a few ways to celebrate safely and in style across the city. Further, hotels around Houston are offering amazing packages for a cozy night with champagne and spoils. Plus, lots of the light displays around town are open on New Year’s Eve, to see which, click here.
High Noon Countdown
Dec. 31, 2020, 10 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Just north of Houston will be the High Noon Countdown at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. Ring in the New Year with double the fun, as there will be with two separate balloon and confetti drops – one at the stroke of noon and another at 3 p.m. The festivities include horn blowing, noisemakers, New Year hats, bubble wrap dancing, creative art projects, live music with Tom’s Fun Band. The cost of admission is $6 for adults and children one year and older.
Museum members can request their “no cost member event tickets.”
Houston All-Access Pub Craw Party
Dec. 31, 2020 6 p.m. – Jan. 1, 2021, 2 a.m.
Why would you stay at one spot when you can visit several venues in Midtown on New Year’s Eve? Throughout the raucous night, bars like Pub Fiction, Little Woodrows, Christian's Tailgate, Front Porch Pub, will be open to participants of the Houston All-Access Pub Crawl Party. Crawlers will welcome 2021 with a fun-filled night crawling the 4th largest city in America into the wee hours of the morning.
New Year’s Eve Gala at Simple Space
Dec. 31, 2020, 8 p.m. – Jan. 1, 2021, 3 a.m.
Enjoy a true soirée at Simple Space’s NYE Gala 2021. There will be plenty of music spinning from DJs like DJ Alo and DJ Mekzy playing hip hop, R&B, soca and reggae. There will also be a live performance by The Marium Echo Band, photo booths and party favors. Hors d’oeuvres will be passed throughout the night and at midnight there will be a complimentary champagne toast. Formal attire is required for this exclusive event.
New Year’s Eve at The Annie
Dec. 31, 2020, 5 p.m. – Jan. 1, 2021, 1 a.m.
Head to The Annie Café and Bar for a sophisticated and upscale New Year’s Eve meal. There’s no better way to ring in 2021 than with an evening of delicious food, specialty cocktails, 2021 swag and live music! The legendary restaurant provides Houstonians and visitors with a well-rounded, approachable menu full of Texas- and American-influenced cuisine. Head back to The Annie for a New Year’s Day brunch for a hair of the dog remedy. Reservations are required. Please call 713.804.1800 or check OpenTable to reserve.
Looking for a nice night in on New Year’s Eve? Just head to Hotel Zaza for the perfect quick escape or staycation. As a part of this celebratory package, Zaza is offering $100 of in-room dining credit, valet parking for one vehicle per night and a bottle of bubbles chilled for your room. For extra pampering, make sure you inquire about Zaspa services that might be available during your stay.