New Year's Eve in Houston

Houston, one of the top 10 places to ring in the new year, has a variety of ways to celebrate! Let the countdown to end-of-the-year festivities begin! Kid-friendly events, pub crawls and parties await your presence to close out 2023 and welcome 2024! 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 hereFind more NYE parties in our recent blog post.

Rockin’ New Year’s Noon

Dec. 31, 2023, 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Skip the late-night countdown and head to Rockin’ New Year’s Noon at the Children’s Museum Houston. The city's longest-running, just-for-kids New Year's Eve celebration is back and full of fun. Grab your kids and ring in the New Year at the stroke of noon with a parade and ball drop, just like Times Square! There will also be live performances as kids of all ages can dance until the countdown at noon.

Sharkey's New Year's Eve Bash at the Downtown Aquarium

Dec. 31, 2023

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style with Sharkey at the Downtown Aquarium, where you can indulge in a delectable buffet, experience an exciting balloon drop, and partake in contests and giveaways for the kids. Ensure your spot by making reservations in advance. Plus, enjoy a 50% discount on an all-day adventure pass when you purchase your ticket.

Houston All-Access Pub Crawl Party

Dec. 31, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

Why would you stay at one spot when you can visit a number of locations in Houston on New Year’s Eve? Head to The Garden HTX and then map out your night of pub crawling before the clock strikes midnight. Thanks to the Houston All-Access Pub Crawl Party, crawlers no longer have to stick to the same routine or visit a crowded club or lounge. Welcome 2024 with a fun-filled night exploring the 4th largest city in America into the wee hours of the morning.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Backstreet Cafe

Dec. 31, 2023, 5 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Head to Backstreet Cafe for a sophisticated and upscale New Year’s Eve meal. There’s no better way to ring in 2023 than with an evening of delicious food and cocktails in a beautiful ambiance! The iconic restaurant will create a prix fixe menu that begins at $85/person plus beverage, tax and gratuity. Raise a glass to the new year and head to Backstreet for a fun and relaxed evening. 

Prohibition Nights at C. Baldwin Hotel

Dec. 31, 2023, 9 p.m. – Jan. 1, 2024, 2 a.m.

Before you jump into the new year, step back in time at Prohibition Nights at the C. Baldwin Hotel. Whether you’re looking for a NYE party or want a party and a C. Baldwin hotel room, there are plenty of party and ticket options to suit. Prohibition Nights includes fully-stocked bars, gourmet light bites, party favors, burlesque performances, and a DJ playing classic and current hits. Party guests who also stay at the hotel get added amenities like express entry, exit and re-entry to the event and more. Tickets start at $110 dollars. Cheers!

Gatsby’s House NYE at Hilton Americas Houston

Dec. 31, 2023, 9 p.m. – Jan 1, 2024, 2 a.m.

Time to drink champagne, dance on tables and celebrate the coming year at the Hilton Americas Houston Gatsby-inspired New Year's Eve party! Gatsby’s House includes four hours of complimentary drinks, four areas to mingle, three top-rated Texas DJs, two VIP areas and one incredible countdown to 2024. In the spirit of excess, there will also be party favors for all and a casino night with prized. Tickets are required. Go ahead, party like Jay and Daisy!

Hotel Zaza NYE Package

Dec. 31 – Jan. 1

You cannot go wrong with Hotel Zaza’s NYE 2024 Package. Only at Hotel Zaza can you get a package that includes overnight accommodations, complimentary valet parking for one vehicle, two wristbands for entry to the NYE Party and New Year's Day Brunch. The on-site party also includes live music, cocktail pop-ups, passed hors-d'œuvrs, and a champagne toast at midnight. The New Year’s Day brunch is the perfect way to start 2024 with an elaborate ballroom buffet, mimosa Bar and bloody Mary bar. 

Where to Eat on NYE



ROMA in Rice Village will be open on New Year’s Eve, 12/31, serving their regular specialties with a complimentary glass of prosecco for each guest.

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette will be offering a special wine dinner with Duckhorn Vineyards available Friday, December 29th through New Year's Eve at both locations. The wine dinner is $99 per person and the menu includes a three-course dinner with wine pairing.  

HIDDEN OMAKASE Hidden Omakase will be hosting a special New Year’s Eve dinner, featuring exclusive menu items from Chef Niki Vongthong.  Guests will receive complimentary a glass of Veuve Clicquot and an extra Toro Tartare caviar course.

Dine at Norigami and then head to the connected speakeasy, Hidden Bar and 'Ring in the New Year with Ace of Spades' for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Sip free Ace of Spade Champagne from the Living Champagne Wall. 

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