NEW YEARS things to do! ! ! 2016

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Friday, December 30th

Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve
11a | Sheraton Dallas

Feel like getting out of Austin for the weekend? Head up to Dallas for Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve! A four day event celebrating pop culture (films, television, comics, music, cosplay, and so much more) with the man, the myth, the legend: Stan Lee.

Willie Nelson & Family New Year (sold out)
6:30p | ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Willie is back at ACL Live to ring in the New Year! And as always, he’s bringing his friends (like Ryan Bingham) and Father Time Texas and Baby New Year.

Dale Watson
9p | Broken Spoke

Dance away the 2016 blues at Broken Spoke with Dale Watson! Get there a little early to sign up for dance lessons.

Live Music: My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Dead Love Club

Saturday, December 31st

Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve
10a | Sheraton Dallas

Feel like getting out of Austin for the weekend? Head up to Dallas for Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve! A four day event celebrating pop culture (films, television, comics, music, cosplay, and so much more) with the man, the myth, the legend: Stan Lee.

Austin’s New Year
3p | Auditorium Shores

Fireworks, food trucks, and a ton of live music in a family-friendly environment… for free! Live music includes Shinyribs, Tameca Jones, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Peterson Brothers, Harvest Thieves, and more.

Willie Nelson & Family New Year (sold out)
7:30p | ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Willie is back at ACL Live to ring in the New Year! And as always, he’s bringing his friends (like Ryan Bingham) and Father Time Texas and Baby New Year.

Bob Schneider’s NYE Party
8p | The Paramount Theatre

Oh we love Bob Schneider and we totally wouldn’t mind spending our last day of 2016 with him and his band.

NYE 1989!
8p | Hotel Vegas & The Volstead

Spend NYE with your favorite 1980’s cover bands. The Cure, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Stone Roses, The Beastie Boys, Lenny Kravitz, The Pixies, and more.

The Nightowls
9p | Stubb’s Indoors

Looking for a Motwon NYE? Follow The Nightowls to Stubb’s Indoors for dancing, a buffet, and a midnight champagne toast!

Great Gatsby-Themed New Year’s Eve Party
9p | Punch Bowl Social

Celebrate NYE like it’s the 1920’s at Punch Bowl Social with a lot of NYE swag and a complimentary champagne toast.

90’s Prom Night with Ghostland Observatory (sold out)
9p | Emo’s

Go back to the 90’s at Emo’s with Ghostland Observatory!

4th Annual Totally Awesome 80’s New Year’s Eve Bash
9p | Austin Roller Rink

Get the neon leggings out and don’t go easy on the blue eye shadow. It’s going to be a totally awesome 80’s night at the Austin Roller Rink with a midnight balloon drop and everything.

NYE at South Congress Hotel
9p | South Congress Hotel

Sip on specialty cocktails and dance all night at South Congress Hotel! Free valet parking and of course there will be a free champagne toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve with HeartByrne: A Tribute to Talking Heads
9p | 3Ten ACL Live

Love Talking Heads and champagne toasts and noisemakers? Then you should really be at 3Ten ACL Live.

 

Sunday, January 1st 

Polar Bear Splash
9:30a | Barton Springs Pool

Start 2017 fresh with a dip in Barton Springs! It’s a tradtion. Admission is free and thee will be coffee and donuts to warm you back up after the plunge.

Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve
10a | Sheraton Dallas

Feel like getting out of Austin for the weekend? Head up to Dallas for Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve! A four day event celebrating pop culture (films, television, comics, music, cosplay, and so much more) with the man, the myth, the legend: Stan Lee.

New Year’s Day Biscuits & Booze Brunch
10a | Irene’s

Start 2017 with good food, good booze, and good friends. Biscuits, Rosé, mimosas, and music.

New Year’s Day Hangover Hangout
10a | Hotel San Jose

Live music, free coffee, and a bunch of good food to kick off 2017.

New Year’s Day Brunch
11a | Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

It’s not your average Banger’s Sunday Brunch. No sir, there will be the Banger’s Big Brass Band Brunch with black eyed peas, collared greens, ham hocks, and corn bread.

New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch
2p | Drinks Lounge

Sleep in and then nurse your hangover at Drinks Lounge with Trash Browns, Breakfast Nachos, Breakfast Burger, Migas Taco, and of course a Bloody Mary (or two).

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