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5 Hot Ideas to Ring in Austin’s New Year

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Looking for ideas to ring in the New Year? Austin, Texas is the place for you. Hundreds of opportunities await, but we’ve chosen five to consider. All the way from intimate dining and dancing to fun with the family. Whatever you plan, don’t forget to eat the traditional black-eyed peas.

1. Dance

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Like to dance? The choices for this activity in Austin are unlimited. Perhaps your desire is to snuggle close to your loved one and slow dance. Or would you rather engage in a lively country hoedown? Maybe you want to gussy up and dress for the occasion. If so, an elegant black and white ball is for you. Austin has plenty of choices to dance the night away.

Check out the best places for country western dancing or dress for the 2017 New Year’s Eve Celebration and dance. Do you have dreams of being a star this night? Brush up on your swing dancing moves before ringing in the New Year at The Black & White Ball.

2. Sing

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Austin has the best karaoke bars. Warble or croon the night away at one of Austin’s famed karaoke bars. Pretend to be a rock star and entertain your friends. Add a little dance to the singing, and you’ll really be a hit. Here’s a list of ten stages, and they all provide a chance for karaoke stardom. If that isn’t what you had in mind, check out number three on our list.

3. Improv shows

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So, singing and dancing aren’t your thing? You prefer to watch the entertainment rather than be the show? The spot for you is with improv entertainers. Watch and listen to these ladies and gents make up the script as they go along. They’ll bring laughter to your ears. Wait a sec, you want the family to join you. Here’s an idea.

4. Family Fun

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If hyperactivity isn’t your thing, and you want family friendly entertainment. The kiddos want to bring in the New Year. The Economic Development Department hasn’t forgotten you. Those guys and gals have several cool activities planned. You’ll find music, art, and food. This venue will have three stages, a bunch of bands, and enough children’s activities to keep the little ones entertained. If you have limited funds, the next activity is for you. And don’t forget the black-eyed peas!

5. Like Free Activities?

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Like to Run? Here’s an Austin tradition for you: The Black Eyed Pea Run. You’ll be given route options and maps. Water will be provided at various stops, and a dish of the traditional black-eyed peas wait for you at the finish line. Everyone wants prosperity in the new year, so eat plenty of those little lucky charms.