With New Year’s Eve rapidly approaching, many El Pasoans and visitors are making plans to welcome 2017. While for some of us, the countdown will be happening in the comfort of our own homes surrounded by family and friends, other are looking for a night out in the city. Here’s a partial list, courtesy of Visit El Paso of the parties and events taking place in celebration of the new year. Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve and a peaceful and prosperous 2017 for all!
1. Lights All Night with deadmau5 and RL Grime
LIGHTS ALL NIGHT is taking it to the next level for its seventh year. Today, Texas’ largest electronic music festival happening Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31, has announced its headliners deadmau5, Above & Beyond and ZEDD for Dallas Market Hall in Dallas. In addition, LIGHTS ALL NIGHT will be expanding on the same nights to the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso. From state of the art production surrounding the biggest names in electronic music today to specialty food trucks for a unique dining experience as well as signature experiential elements, fans can expect all points of attending LIGHTS ALL NIGHT in Dallas and El Paso to be top-notch.
Downtown Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas will come to life December 3 through January 8 with lights, food, holiday shopping, special events and the coolest thing of all, an outdoor ice skating rink located near the Plaza Theatre.
3. Wyndham Hotel New Year’s Eve Dinner (Grand Buffet) and Dance
Reservations call 915-778-4241
Entertainment includes: Music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s and special celebrity impersonators by Cher, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Donna Summer, Tina Turner and more!
Dinner 7pm-8:30pm Dance from 9pm-1am- complimentary party favors and champagne toast at midnight
Dinner/Dance $74.95 plus tax or $145 per couple plus tax
Packages available: Dinner/Dance/Breakfast for 2
Standard Room package $235 plus tax
Suite package $255 plus tax
Special Suite $305 plus tax
4. Ardovino’s New Year’s Eve Party
In addition to their regular menu, savor specially featured selections plus a complimentary midnight Champagne toast and live dance music. Reservations are strongly recommended as space fills quickly. A credit card is required to hold all reservations for this night. Three seatings available beginning at 5:00 pm with last seating around 10pm. Music and entertainment include the McAllister Jazz Trio who play until 11pm – followed by dance music.
5. Lotus New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
Tickets on sale through http://www.holdmyticket.com
This party will take place inside and out as they take over Stanton St. including the inside of Lotus and Pasha. Live DJs, music, food, and tons of fun inside and outside and they have the only LED ball drop in El Paso, with a live count down in the heart of downtown. Doors open at 8 pm.
INDOOR TICKETS : $25.00 Advance indoors; $35.00 at the gate. This ticket includes access to the entire event footprint, all of Lotus and Pasha, as well as the street portion of the party. 21 and over.
OUTDOOR TICKETS: $10.00 Outdoor ticket price. This ticket price does not include access to the indoor portion of the party.
Bottle Service with Table Reservation: Bottle and table reservations start at $350.00. This includes 6 indoor tickets (with access to outside party), a reserved table for six inside and bottle service. Table must be reserved in advance at: 915-503-2335
6. Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino/Franklin Lounge
New Year’s Eve party at Franklin’s Lounge with live music from Fungi Mungle!
7. Hilton Garden Inn New Year’s Eve Paris Themed Party
For full details, reservations and pricing call 915-772-4722.
The Hilton Garden Inn El Paso Airport is bringing Paris to El Paso with their New Year’s Eve Gala. A night of luxury with a Paris themed gala that will have you ringing in the New Year with tons of fun… Enjoy a delectable five course dinner and musical entertainment by Bosse, including a champagne toast and party favors. The dinner dance and stay package includes a delightful dinner for two, a one night’s stay, breakfast for two the next morning and a late check out.
8. Hike Up Cristo Rey
Held on Thursday, Dec. 29 at noon, this easy to hike trail provides spectacular panoramas of two countries and three cities. The hike leads to the top of the summit where the famous statue of Christ on the Cross can be seen. No reservations needed. Requested $5 donation ($2 children) to support the Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee.
9. New Year’s Eve Bowling Blowout
Head out early for pre-party specials and stay later and enjoy an all-you-can-bowl special. There will be party favors for the first 100 people, free snacks and fun for all.
10. Ozomatli Live
Ozomatli will be LIVE in concert at our New Year’s Party! Come celebrate the end of 2016 with this FREE SHOW!! Ozomatli is a six piece band playing a mix of rock, salsa, reggae, hip hop, jazz and funk Only 18 or over allowed inside, free parking and shuttles available. Festivities begin at 7pm
11. Al Maida Shrine Temple New Year’s Celebration
The celebration kicks off at 7 pm and runs till 2 am with entertainment by Jazz blues artist, Guitar Slim. Beer and wine available for purchase and food trucks will be available. Complementary midnight champagne toast and party favors with Menudo and black eyed peas served at midnight. Cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple or reserve a table (minimum 10 seats)
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