The new year is here—well, almost. New Year’s Eve in the Brazos Valley offers lots of choices for music, dancing, and toasting to welcome in 2016. Reservations are recommended or required in most cases, so verify information before you go and reserve your place for fun.
Here are just a few of the New Year celebrations around the Brazos Valley. Check with your favorite hangouts to see if they have special events to ring in the new year. Verify events before you go to make sure space remains and find out what to bring to the party.
Jake Hooker and the Outsiders – Do some boot-scootin’ to one of the best traditional country western bands around, Jake Hooker and the Outsiders with special guest Tommy Hooker, at the Western Club Bar and Grill in Navasota, Texas. Music starts about 8:30 p.m. and reservations are strongly recommended. Otherwise, open to non-reservations until the hall fills up.
The Westernaires –Sons of Hermann Lodge in Downtown Bryan celebrates New Year’s Eve with a dance to traditional country western music by The Westernaires band. The dance starts at 8:00 p.m. at the Sons of Hermann Lodge in Bryan, Texas. Tickets are on sale in advance, but there is usually plenty of room for walk-ins.
‘Til the Ball Drops – At Luigi’s Patio Ristorante in College Station, Texas, you can spend an evening of New Year’s Eve dancing, dining, and music. Music by Dave Henry, Robert Pope, Wayne Smith, and Duilio begins at 8:30 p.m., with dinner beforehand if you choose. Reservations required.
The Old Post Office in Caldwell – The New Year’s celebration at The Old Post Office in Caldwell, Texas, features music by DJ Kimberlin. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., and reservations are recommended but not required. Champagne toast will be offered at midnight.
2016 with Friends and Family – Veritas Wine and Bistro in College Station, Texas, will hold its “Friends and Family” New Year’s Eve party with a four-course dinner, live music, and champagne toast at midnight. Dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. with celebrations beginning at 9:30 p.m. Reservations strongly recommended.
Superhero New Year’s Eve – You can find New Year’s Eve celebrated superhero style at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas. A night of dinner, dancing, and wine at this award-winning winery. Dinner service begins at 6:00 p.m. and New Year’s festivities begin at 9:30 p.m. Reservations required.
Rockies New Year’s Eve Bash – Rockies Night Club on the bend in Bryan, Texas, will hold its New Year’s Eve Bash with DJ music, party favors, a photo booth, and a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations recommended but not required.
The Wannabes – For some alternative music to rock in 2016, check out The Backyard on Northgate in College Station, Texas. The Wannabes play alternative, grunge, post-grunge, and R&B covers. Music starts at 9:30 p.m., no reservations required.
Biggest NYE Party in Town – Yep, that’s the name of the celebration of Hurricane Harry’s in College Station, Texas. Plans are underway for live music, midnight buffet, champagne toast, and party favors. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., and reservations are requested.
Blue Note Brothers Band – You can find New Year’s Eve blues music from the Blue Note Brothers Band at Buffalo Creek entertainment venue in Bellville, Texas. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for dinner and 9:00 p.m. for music and dancing, with a champagne toast and black-eyed peas at midnight.
Silver Wings NYE Celebration – At Silver Wings Ballroom in Brenham, Texas, you can dance 2015 out the door to music by the Robbie Wooten Band. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with black-eyed peas at midnight for good luck in the coming year.
New Year’s Eve in Emerald City – The Christopher Michael Salon in College Station, Texas, will host a night of food, drinks, music, and dancing. Proceeds go to the Mercy Project. Space is limited, so make reservations soon.