If you are still without plans on New Year's Eve take a look at our list of local celebrations to take part in. We also have a Houston-based event that is worth the drive.
New Year’s High Noon Countdown
The Woodlands Children’s Museum hosts its annual High Noon Countdown for children who want to join in on the holiday celebration. The event includes crafting New Year’s hats, a bubble wrap dance, horn blowing, noise makers, live entertainment by Tom’s Fun Band and a balloon and confetti drop at Noon. Cost is free with the price of admission. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
4775 West Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands
New Year’s Eve Party with The Derailers
Ring in the New Year with The Derailers’ classic country and 60s pop sounds at Dosey Doe’s Big Barn in The Woodlands. Dinner is served from 6-8:30 p.m. and includes salad, choice of entree and beverage. Party favors and a midnight champagne toast are free. Tickets include dinner and are $78 for obstructed view, $98 for normal view and $118 for premium view. The Derailers begin playing at 8:30 p.m.
25911 I-45 North, The Woodlands
3 Ways to Ring in the New Year
Main Event offer bowling, billiards and laser tag for its New Year’s celebration, among other games and activities. Passes per person are $17.95 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., $21.95 from 5 p.m. to close and $15.95 on New Year’s Day. Prices don’t include bowling shoes, but free party favors are provided.
19441 I-45, Shenandoah
New Year’s Eve 2012
Crush Wine Lounge celebrates the holiday with two different DJs and a never ending buffet. Those looking for a relaxing evening can celebrate with jazz in the lounge while excitement seekers can celebrate on the rooftop with dance beats. Tickets are $90 per person with a complimentary wine toast but does not include additional drinks. Doors open at 7 p.m. with savory savory foods until Midnight, dessert from Midnight - 1 a.m. and breakfast from 1-2 a.m.
20 Waterway Ave. Ste. 200, The Woodlands
Denim and Diamonds New Year’s Eve Bash
Join the Magnolia Education Foundation in its fundraiser for Magnolia Independent School District Students. The evening includes live music, a DJ, dinner, champagne at midnight and an auction. $139 (adult ticket with cash bar), $275 (couple ticket with cash bar), $185 (VIP adult ticket with open bar), $375 (VIP couple ticket with open bar). 7:30 p.m.–1 a.m.
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
Time Square Entertainment New Year’s Eve Celebration
Attendees can play laser tag and maze, take advantage of unlimited bowling and play acrade games while counting down to the new year. There will be pizza and a Mexican food buffet, a photo wall and a champagne toast at midnight. $210 per bowling lane (up to six persons), $35 for additional guests. Other fees apply for individuals not interested in bowling. 4 p.m.–1:30 a.m.
402 Grand Parkway S., No. 110, Katy
Worth the Drive
New Years Eve Live
The event features KC and the Sunshine Band, fireworks at midnight, GlowParade by Art Cars of Houston, ice skaters, bubble garden, electric go-go dancers and more. There will be three food courts offering cultural and festive cuisines. Beverage booths will be accessible throughout the site serving hot cocoa, coffees, cider as well as beer, wine and champagne. 7 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston