11 ways to ring in the New Year in Austin

It’s time to party like it’s 2023.

Fireworks over the Austin skyline

Whether you’re ready for a rooftop or looking for live music, these Austin events have you covered on December 31.

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T-minus 23 days until the end of 2022 — and Austin, it’s time to plan the party.

Whether you’re looking for live music or trying to party it up downtown, there’s a New Year’s Eve celebration for you in the Capital City. Here are 11 events to get you started.

Austin’s New Year | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 6 p.m. | Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Dr., Austin | Free | Catch the city’s official New Year’s Eve celebration.

Speakeasy’s Legendary New Year’s Eve Bash | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 8 p.m. | Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave., Austin | $49+ | This downtown bar has been hosting New Year’s Eve celebrations since 1997 — expect DJ sets, bottle service, and party favors.

2023 Austin New Year’s Eve Party - Gatsby’s House | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Hilton Austin Hotel, 500 E. 4th St., Austin | $135+ | This luxe event includes live DJ sets, drinks, complimentary party favors, and casino games.

The 7th Annual Goblin King’s New Years Eve Ball | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Elysium, 705 Red River St., Austin | $23+ | Dance and drink all night at this “Labyrinth”-inspired mystical event.

The Capitol Countdown at The Belmont | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 10 p.m. | The Belmont, 305 W. 6th St., Austin | $50+ | This New Year’s Eve event features three full-service bars, a heated courtyard, and a dance floor.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Pete’s Piano Bar | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 7 p.m. | Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, 421 E. 6th St., Austin | $20+ | Piano players will perform ‘til 2023 at this party.

Zanzibar’s New Year’s Eve Party | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Zanzibar, 304 E. Cesar Chavez St., Unit 700, Austin | $100 | This tropical-themed NYE party takes place seven stories in the air and includes fireworks views, a small bites buffet, and a complimentary toast at midnight.

New Year’s Eve at the Fairmont | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Fairmont Austin, 101 Red River St., Austin | $125 | Toast to the new year on the Fairmont’s pool deck, which will have food stations, igloos, and drinks.

NYE Reggae Ball | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. 6th St., Austin | $10 | Ring in 2023 with May Mau Chaplains and Winston’s Kitchen.

Bob Schneider’s Great Big Spectacular New Year’s Eve Party | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 9 p.m. | The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., Austin | $35-$100 | Primo the Alien and Big Skinny will also perform at this annual Austin show.

NYE Bash at Hotel ZaZa | Saturday, Dec. 31 | 10 p.m. | Hotel ZaZa Austin, 400 Lavaca St., Austin | $125-$1000 | This high-end event with live music, drinks, and themed entertainment is sure to be luxurious.

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