December 29, 2016

Top 15 Things to Do on New Year's Eve (2016)

 
1. Bastrop River of Lights - Nov. 25th-Jan. 2nd, dusk until 10pm nightly. The River of Lights includes 120 lighted displays in a variety of seasonal themes along Bastrop's scenic River Walk. Admission is FREE!

2. Sherwood Forest New Year's Eve Party - Dec. 31st at 12pm until Jan. 1st at 4pm at Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade. Pot luck begins at 5pm, and the bar will be open. Live music, fireworks & fireshow, camping, and more! Admission is FREE!

3. New Year 2017 Celebration -  Dec. 31st at 4pm until Jan. 1st at 1am at The Front Room Wine Bar, located at 116 Main Street in Smithville. Live music from 9pm-12am with Kim Krohn, glitter cocktails, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight! Admission is FREE!

4. New Year's Eve with Jeff Haney & Barney Sledge - Dec. 31st at 5pm until Jan. 1st at 1am at Viejo's Tacos y Tequila, located at 912 Main Street in Bastrop. Live music, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, ball drop on the big screen in the Kleinert Building, NYE dinner special, and more! Admission is FREE!

5. New Year's Eve Dinner - Dec. 31st, 7-10pm at Elgin Local Goods, located at 201 N. Main Street in Elgin. New Year's Eve Prix Fixe 7 course dinner with wine pairings, and live music with pianist David Webb. $150 per couple, $80 per person. Reservations only! Please call (512) 285-9650 to RSVP. 

6. New Year's Eve Bash - Dec. 31st, 7pm-11pm at The Owl Wine Bar & Home Goods Store, located at 106 N. Main Street in Elgin. Live music starts at 7pm with Danny Santos & Eddie Collins, followed by David Madewell at 9pm. Enjoy party favors and a free glass of blubbly at 11pm (NYC New Year). Bring an appetizer or desert to share. Admission is FREE!

7. New Year's Eve Party at the Mansion **FEATURED EVENT** - Dec. 31st at 7pm until Jan. 1st at 1am at The Mansion at ColoVista, located at 100 Country Club Drive in Bastrop. Festivities include fine dining catered by Piney Creek Chop House, a decadent dessert bar, DJ Wendy spinning your favorite music, dancing, a photo booth, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, a balloon drop for prizes, and more! Tickets are $85/person in advance, or $110/person at the door (plus 6.75% sales tax). Purchase tickets online here.



8. Wynn Taylor and the Redcombs - Dec. 31st, 7:30-10:30pm at Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard, located in the Crossing at 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop. Live music and more! Admission is FREE!

9. NYE Disco Party at Old Town - Dec. 31st at 8pm until Jan. 1st at 1am at Old Town Restaurant and Bar, located at 931 Main Street in Bastrop. Ring in the New Year with the sounds of the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Rick James, Blondie, KC & The Sunshine Band and so many more! Disco attire preferred but not required. Admission is FREE!

10. New Year's Eve Bash - Dec. 31st at 8pm until Jan. 1st at 1am at Huebels, located at 207 NW 2nd Street in Smithville. Enjoy door prizes, DJ Danny, karaoke, happy hour prices from 10pm to close, and more! Plus, there will also be safe rides home within reason. Admission is FREE!

11. New Year's Eve Party at Red Rock Steakhouse and Saloon - Dec. 31st at 8pm until Jan. 1st at 1am at Red Rock Steakhouse and Saloon, located at 101 S. Lentz Street in Red Rock. RAB Show, drink specials, complimentary champagne toast, photo booth, fireworks, and more! Admission is FREE!

12. Texas Highriders - Dec. 31st, 9pm at Watterson Hall, located at 1179 Watterson Road in red Rock. Dance into the New Year at Watterson Hall! $10/person.

13. New Year's Eve Party at the American Legion - Dec. 31st at 9pm until Jan. 1st at 1am at the American Legion Post 295, located at 115 N. Main Street in Elgin. Following the American Legion's Steak Dinner, stay to ring in the New Year with food & drink specials, a rockin' DJ, games, and a free champagne toast at midnight. Admission is FREE!

14. New Year's Eve with James Fosler & Broke Down South - Dec. 31st at 9pm until Jan. 1st at 1am at Back 9 Bar, located at 834 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop. Live music, champagne toast, party favors, and more! Admission is FREE!

15. New Year's Karaoke with Lynn Valentino - Dec. 31st at 9pm until Jan. 1st at 1am at Liberty Tree Tavern, located at 117 N. Main Street in Elgin. Enjoy karaoke, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight! Admission is FREE!

Plus, First Day Hikes at Bastrop & Buescher State Parks!!!

  • Visiting the Past, Hiking for the Future - Jan. 1st, 10:00-11:00am at Buescher State Park. Start your New Year's resolutions off right with an easy walk back in time. Free after park entry fees.
  • Why are the Lost Pines Lost? - Jan. 1st, 11:00am-2:30pm at Bastrop State Park. Join us on an athletic three-mile hike up to the Scenic Overlook and back. Free after park entry fees.
  • Visiting the Past, Hiking for the Future - Jan. 1st, 2-3pm at Bastrop State Park. Start your New Year's resolutions off right with an easy walk back in time. Free after park entry fees.

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