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Although it might not be able to rival New York City's epic celebrations, the DFW area certainly knows how to start the new year. There are parties, musical events, festivals, fireworks, and so much more. Not sure where to spend your New Year's Eve? Check out some of the biggest events in Dallas and Fort Worth. 

The Dallas NYE Ball at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 

Want to ring in 2018 from the dance floor? This party is the place to be. The hotel will showcase three levels of dance floors with different themes and tons of entertainment. Show up for the loud music, flowing drinks, a beer pong tournament, and more. 

AT&T Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower 

This iconic Dallas landmark is kicking things up a notch on NYE with an impressive firework and pyrotechnic display. There are many nearby watch parties taking place, so grab your tickets and spend the evening gazing into the brilliantly-lit night sky. You can also check out the live broadcasting of the event on KXAS-TV (NBC5). 

Beats and Bubbly at the Bomb Factory 

Enjoy a retro arcade, a doughnut wall, pizza, and drinks at this paparazzi-style event. It'll give you the chance to break out your evening gowns and tuxes while still having a fun time. Tickets are available now so act quickly. 

Ritz and Wonders: The Greatest Show on NYE in Fort Worth

Picture this: a 1920s-themed circus filled with stunning physical feats, dancing, magic, and more. You and your companions will have a blast snapping photos and enjoying the carnival games. If you've always wanted to spend your New Year's Eve under the Big Top, then this is the perfect opportunity. 

Lights All Night at the Dallas Market Hall 

Lasers, light shows, confetti canons, and tons of intricate costumes: What more could you want from an NYE celebration? More than 40,000 people show up to this event each year for the electronic music and intense experience. Keep in mind that this event does take place on December 30, but it's still a great way to get pumped for 2018. 

New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball at the Old Red Museum in Dallas 

Always dreamed of donning a mysterious mask and enjoying a glitzy ball? This is your chance. The theme is "Champagne Life: Royalty at the Castle," and when you enter the venue, you'll feel like a regular king or queen. DJ's will provide entertainment and photographers will snap pictures of everybody in their black-tie ensembles. Tickets to the ball are disappearing rapidly so get yours now.

Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth 

Get your two-step on and pay homage to your Texas roots at the world's largest honky-tonk. The venue will be serving classic Texas foods while guests dance, listen to the Randy Roger's Band, and enjoy a night of Southern festivities. 

Gatsby's Penthouse - Dallas New Year's Eve 2018 

Ready to party like it's 1922? Head for the Le Meridien Stoneleigh to participate in this over-the-top event. You'll immediately feel like you've stepped into one of Jay Gatsby's parties during the roaring twenties. DJs will spin tunes, champagne will be toasted, and tickets will go fast. Don't miss this themed party that's sure to impress. 

New Year's Eve with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra 

If you're hoping to attend a more sophisticated, elegant event, look no further. The musicians at the Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas are preparing to wow guests with a whimsical performance. Sip some champagne and enjoy a relaxed evening of musical entertainment. 

What other events are you planning to attend this New Year's Eve? Leave recommendations in the comments!

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