Your Austin New Year’s Eve Guide

These are the many ways to say goodbye to 2017

Sure, you could stay home and binge-watch Netflix and drink Champagne on the couch, but where’s the fun in that? Actually, don’t answer that, because we are here to send you out into the night to put this year to bed.

There are so many NYE happenings around town for any number of interests (music, dancing, eating, drinking), grab that suit or dress out of the closet and head out into wilds of Austin and forget about what a tumultuous year it’s been. With so many options available, you’re bound to find a place to sing “Auld Lang Syne” (or your favorite Beyoncé song). Wherever you go, and whatever you do, get home safe with a designated driver, your preferred ride-sharing app, or check out Cap Metro’s free rides after 6pm on NYE. Here’s some solid picks, but our New Year’s Guide has it all.

Willie Nelson & Family New Year
Dec. 29-31, 8pm, ACL Live at the Moody Theater, $99-157
Join the Red-Headed Stranger, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Particle Kid, and a special appearance by Blackberry Smoke as they play all the hits with some surprises sure to be in store.
Get tickets here.

New Year's Eve Improv Extravaganza
Sun., Dec. 31, 8 & 10:30pm, The Hideout Theatre & Coffeehouse, $35
Laugh on into 2018 with an enchanted evening of improv games, scenes, musical numbers, and more. (Champagne toast at midnight? Of course!)
Get tickets here.

No Scrubs! NYE 2017: An Eighties and Nineties Hip-Hop Dance Party
Sun., Dec. 31, 9pm, Palm Door on Sixth, $60
Turn back the clock (hopefully a big one around your neck) as you enter the new year with this retro holiday party. Costume contests, party favors, and a Champagne toast at midnight seal the deal.
Get tickets here.

New Year's Eve Sing-Along
Sun., Dec. 31: Alamo Ritz, 9:45pm; Alamo South Lamar, 10pm, $26.97
Includes a glass of Champagne in a commemorative glass, confetti, noisemakers, party hats, and musical merriment (plus plenty of Beyoncé).
Get tickets here.

Dai Due: New Year's Menu
Sun., Dec. 31, Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club, $65-85
Never mind the regular roster of locavore goodness here, this night's got three distinct multi-course menus featuring the region's finest vegetables, seafood, and game meats. Bonus: Sparkling wine accompanies!
Get tickets here.

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