What are some of the hottest parties on New Year’s Eve that will heat up the night in Houston? Some are old and some are new, some are tried and true, but all of them are some of the top spots to celebrate and ring in the New Year.
Radio Milano
800 Sorella Court
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 827-3545

Ring in the New Year at Radio Milano, the newly transformed restaurant at Hotel Sorella. The restaurant will offer seatings for a New Year’s Eve feast at 6 p.m., priced at $75 per person, and 9 p.m. for $95 per person; the second seating includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. The unique, four-course menu from Chef Jose Hernandez includes asparagus salad with quail egg, crostini and truffle vinaigrette; butternut squash tortellini with cranberries, pistachios and brown butter; pan roasted duck breast with eggplant, new potato and huckleberry; and Christmas plums with olive oil ice cream, parmesan and citrus. After dinner, celebrate the arrival of the New Year at the Milano Bar, open until 2 a.m.

Hotel Icon
220 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 224-4266

Ring in the New Year in Houston’s only three-story penthouse suite at Houston’s acclaimed Hotel ICON. Celebrate with up to 40 guests in iconic style while enjoying sweeping views of the city from an expansive, private terrace that opens off the top floor lounge area, which features a large bar and speakeasy vibe. The Suite 1218 New Year’s Eve package includes food, beverage and staffing elements for a one-of-a-kind, in-room cocktail party and an overnight stay for two. Line & Lariat restaurant will be open for dinner and will offer a la carte service.

Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE
800 Sorella Court
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 973-1600

The Quite the Night in Monnalisa Package for New Year’s at Hotel Sorella starts at $369 for two and includes chic overnight accommodations at the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List property, champagne arrival gift and a pair of tickets for the Monnalisa bar New Year’s Eve party, which offers unrivaled views of CITYCENTRE’s midnight fireworks spectacular from the striking rooftop pool terrace, high above the crowd. Package add-on options include the Mimosa New Year’s Day brunch for $75 per couple, as well as pre- and post-night stays of just $119 per room.

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The Hyatt Market Street
9595 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 419-4774

The Hyatt Market Street Bash package includes stylish overnight accommodations, passed hors d’oeuvres beginning at 7:30 p.m., a three-course plated dinner with wine pairings, dessert station, a champagne toast at midnight and live entertainment from The Daniel Blanchard Band. A perfect nearby escape from Houston, the 70-room boutique property anchors the Market Street district and is steps from the waterway, providing a range of upscale dining, retail and entertainment offerings to explore.

The Fourth Annual Rock the Clock New Year’s Eve Celebration 
Red Oak Ballroom – CityCentre
800 W. Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 590-0953

One of the most popular parties on New Year’s Eve is held at the Red Oak Ballroom in Houston’s CityCentre. Come dressed to impress and select from one of several party packages. The event is held on December 31, 2014 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets start at $35 and range up to $150. Select your package from general admission to VIP admission with dinner, drinks and live music.

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