The big new year's eve party in Dallas once again this year is the spectacular AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower event.
There had been some trouble putting a party together in recent years, with funding issues an ongoing issue, and the Big D NYE event ended in 2016 thanks to these constraints, but now the attention has successfully transferred to Reunion Tower for the big Dallas new year party - see below for full details.
Another option to consider if you like a big new year party is to take a trip down to San Antonio - see all the latest on new year this year here: San Antonio new year's eve
There was a big new free public event for new year's eve launched last year in Dallas with the announcement of the AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower show. The midnight fireworks are a 360 degree panoramic display, with over 4000 pyrotechnics launched from 560 feet up on the Reunion Tower itself, a popular observation tower and iconic Dallas landmark.
The Reunion Tower show will start on the stroke of midnight and last for 8 minutes and will include fireworks, a light show and a synchronised music score. The show has been titled "Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower" and is sponsored agsain by AT&T.
The show will be viewable from all around the downtown area, with the best viewing areas to be along the western bank of the Trinity River, at Trinity Overlook Park and Trinity Groves.
The focus of attention has previously been the the Big D NYE free party but the Big D NYE event was cancelled a couple of years ago due to problems with the Victory Park venue
One huge addition to the Dallas new year scene is the Lights All Night live music festival event at Dallas Convention Center. This is a 2 day event that also continues on new years day. More details and ticket sales here.
Other big parties this year are taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cloud Nine at Five Sixty, Wonderland 2018 at Sisu Uptown Resort, Crescent Lounge and Nightclub, Midnight Rambler and Bugalow Beach Club
For New Year dining options, Dallas is especially renowned for its barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex cuisine. Eateries worth considering as the focal point of your evening include Iron Cactus, Five Sixty Wolfgang Puck, the Dallas Fish Market, Avanti Restaurant Fountain Place, Craft Dallas and Sevy's Grill.
The new year's eve party in Dallas has actually been available to watch online for a while now as the Big D NYE organisers were very much pioneers when it came to live streaming, with an online webcast each year and the Reunion Tower party organisers have continued this tradition by live streaming the full fireworks show online.
Dallas is also very well served with live webcam views - check out how to watch the Dallas new year's eve fireworks here:
Dallas welcomes visitors from all around the world on a regular basis and the range and quality of available accommodation reflects this cosmopolitan touch. If you're here to watch the Reunion Tower fireworks show we can recommend the Hyatt Hotel right next door.
For a wide range of hotels and apartments with online availability and reservations check out the list of local hotels here.
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