Hi and welcome to the inaugural edition of Much Ado about Town! This is a weekly update on the happenings around the DFW area and what better way to kick it off than with a New Year’s Eve blow out? Today we’re talking about my Top 5 picks for NYE.

Five: Gatsby’s Penthouse New Year’s Eve Party

Who doesn’t love the glitz and glam of the 20s? This NYE you can delve into the delights of that roaring decade at Le Meridian Dallas, The Stoneleigh. This multi-room party boast three DJs, premium level bars, four areas to mingle, two floors to discover, surprises all night long and a glorious countdown to 2018.

There are multiple ticket levels with the most basic ticket offering you five (5) hours of prepaid drinks, General Admission access and party favors. The Stoneleigh Dallas is a beautiful venue in the heart of Dallas and you’re sure to have a roaring good time. Party is from 9pm – 2am. For more event information and tickets click here.

Four: Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve Bash

Is Jazz more your thing? The allure of the Crescent City calling out to you but you just can’t make the trip? Then you’re in luck because The Twilite Lounge has the groove for you with their 5th annual Mardi Gras NYE bash!

The event will feature David Washburn’s 3/4 Fast Jazz group swaying you all night long ( I’ve booked the group before and they make it a really good time), NO COVER, French Quarter Cocktails, Frozen Irish Coffee, heated patios and a good time. If you’re looking for a low key time this may very well be the event for you! The festivities will roll from 4pm – 2am. So come grab a jazzy beat and move your feet. For more info visit the Twilite Lounge Facebook event page here.

Three: Ruby Revue Burlesque Show Presents: New Year’s Eve Spectacular

Maybe partying all night isn’t your thing, but you still want to get out for a good show before the city gets to wild. Then come in down to the House of Blues and check out the Ruby Revue.

This award winning show is set to delight your senses, I mean it’s called a spectacular so one can assume it’s going to be… well, SPECTACULAR. The show features a slew of lovely ladies (learn more about them here) and is in an optimal location where you can dine before or after the show. The doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. For more information and tickets click here. Are you wild enough for this spectacular ride?

Two: Royalty at the Castle

Feeling a little like royalty? This event might be just the one you’re looking for. The 7th Annual New Year’s Eve 2018 Champagne Life: Royalty at the Castle event looks posh, debonair and like it aims to please.

The party takes place at the stunning Old Red Museum in Downtown Dallas and boast over 700 guests annually. What you can expect from this event: three celebrity DJs, live broadcast on 97.9 The Beat radio station, free champagne toast, multiple party rooms, private VIP rooms, red carpet entry, delicious dinner packages and much more. This is strictly for the bad and boujee as a Black Tie dress code is strictly enforced.

You can feel like royalty from 8pm – 2am overlooking one of the most beautiful cities in the world. For ticket prices and more event information click here.

One: NYE party on Cloud Nine

Not to be biased, but this is my blog and I can say what I want to, and this event hosted by FiveSixty Dallas, Reunion Tower and AT&T is my favorite on the list. I mean, just the concept blows me away. WHO DOESN’T WANT TO PARTY ON CLOUD NINE?! You’re pretty much guaranteed to have the best view of the city and a great time.

The event takes place at Cloud 9 atop Reunion Tower. For those in attendance you will enjoy: light bites from Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, an open bar, DJ Jason Esquire, photo booth, games, complimentary sparkling wine toast at midnight and the best view of AT&T’s fireworks display.

You can also get a package deal with the Hyatt Regency Dallas hotel that includes: overnight accommodations, a bottle of champagne, a souvenir blanket, New Year’s Day brunch for 2 at Centennial CafĂ© and a 2PM late checkout. I mean, does this not seem like the most amazing evening ever? If so, get your tickets to party on Cloud 9 here.

So there you have it. My top 5 picks for New Year’s Eve. I honestly have not idea what I’m doing for the happening night but hopefully it comes together. How are you ringing in the new year?