New Year’s Eve parties in full effect throughout Houston, CityCentre and The Woodlands

Whether looking for a festive party, a celebratory dinner or a just a great night out, Houston has some excellent choices to make New Year’s Eve memorable in your own way. Here’s a few possibilities:


Welcome the New Year with live entertainment, food, music and more at ¡Pachanga! A BORDER TOWN BASH presented by Goode Co. Armadillo Palace on Saturday, December 31.

Beginning at 8 p.m., guests can indulge in a Tex-Mex feast of culinary offerings featuring Goode’s distinctive campechana, primo tacos and other delicacies. Goode Company’s signature Damn Goode Margarita and specialty cocktails will also be featured.

Mariachis, folklorico dancers, and other street artists will perform leading up to the headliner, Conjunto Los Pinkys. Late-night guests will be able to groove to the ultimate dance party music as Houston DJ group Bombón plays a high-energy mix of progressive beats with traditional Latin flare. The party will continue into 2017 with a celebratory champagne toast at midnight. The fun continues until 2 a.m.

General admission tickets are $25 and include live performances, a band, DJ and a champagne toast. Tickets are now on sale at tix/4294/event/68940 at an early bird price of $15 through December 29.  Valet parking is available for $6. For reservations or more information, call 713-526-9700 or visit

CITYCENTRE at 800 Town and Country Blvd.

The perfect place to begin the New Year, the CITYCENTRE district will offer an array of happenings from its many restaurants, retailers and lounges. Beginning at 9:30 pm in the plaza, the excitement builds with a live performance by Bristol Fashion, capped off as the clock strikes midnight with a spectacular confetti drop. Details at

​​Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE at 800 Sorella Court; 713.973.1600

Save your spot at Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE’s annual New Year’s Eve bash by reserving your overnight stay with the Quite the Night in Monnalisa package. Priced from $419 per room for single or double occupancy, the experience includes a champagne arrival gift and entry for two to the fête, where you’ll dance to live music all night and celebrate 2017 with a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Pre and post nights are available from $119 in conjunction with the package, and Radio Milano will feature a fabulous New Year’s Day brunch. Book your stay now at

​​Le Colonial at 4444 Westheimer Rd.

Chef Nicole Routhier of Le Colonial in River Oaks District is crafting a special three and four course menu to ring in the New Year.  The restaurant will offer seatings at 4 pm, priced at $65 per person, and 8 pm for $125 per person.  The first seating offers a three-course dinner and the second seating will feature a “gala” style, four-course dinner with a live band, party favors and a champagne toast. The upstairs lounge will be available for diners as well as party-goers who want to forgo dinner. A $50 cover will be in effect after 9PM. Please call for reservations. Information at

​​Radio Milano at 800 Sorella Court; 713.827.3545

Ring in the New Year at CITYCENTRE’s Radio Milano, acclaimed for its modern Italian fare under the direction of Chef Jose Hernandez. On December 31, the restaurant will offer a special four-course, prix fixe menu priced at $75 per person. Highlights include Foie Gras Terrine served with brioche, rhubarb marmalade and mixed greens; Pan Seared Wild Duck with braised red cabbage, Romanesco and foie gras gridulce; and a Truffle Duo. After dinner, celebrate the arrival of the New Year at chic, street-level Milano Bar with a glass of Travaglino Monteceresino Brut Reserve 2012 Sparkling Rose, specially-priced for the evening. Milano Bar will be open until 2 a.m.  Details at

​​The Westin at The Woodlands at 2 Waterway Square Place; 281.419.4300 

Usher in 2017 with a night to remember well into the New Year. Begin your Westin getaway celebration with sips of champagne and dinner at celebrated, chef-driven CURRENT restaurant overlooking Waterway Square. Afterwards, step into the chicest party in The Woodlands with priority entrance to SideBar, and countdown to midnight with a DJ, dancing, favors and a complimentary toast as the clock strikes 12. Priced from $285 per room based on double occupancy. Information available at

Feature photo credit: V. Sweeten


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