Ring in the New Year on Galveston Island

Galveston has a wonderful offering of events and family-friendly fun to ring in 2023.

Whether you're looking for family-friendly celebrations, something more intimate for you and that special someone, or anything in between - Galveston has something for everyone to say goodbye to 2022!

New Year's Festivities at Moody Gardens

Ring in the New Year at Moody Gardens with several different options for celebration. Whether it’s a special date night, a couple’s retreat, or a family getaway that includes the kids, there are options for every occasion.

New Year's Palooza Fireworks

In conjunction with Moody Garden's New Year's Palooza festivities, catch a special fireworks show over Offatts Bayou starting at 6:45 PM.

NYE at Moody Gardens

New Year Palooza at the Moody Gardens Hotel will be a night to remember full of games, amazing food and activities for all ages and interests. Be sure to check out these special packages: New Year’s Eve Palooza Couples Package and/or Family Package.

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NYE at Moody Gardens

Cruise out of 2022 aboard the Colonel PaddlewheeI Boat with spectacular water views of the Festival of Lights! Guests 21+ will enjoy music, dancing and a delightful hot and cold hors d'oeuvres menu with two complimentary drinks + a champagne toast! The cruise will board beginning at 9 p.m. and will sail from 10 PM - Midnight.

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NYE at Moody Gardens

All of the magic of Holiday in The Gardens wraps up on January 7, 2023. Don't miss your last chances of the season to experience Festival of Lights, ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas, and much more at Moody Gardens!

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New Year's Eve Parties
NYE Parties

Ring in the New Year at The Spot with one of the biggest celebrations on the island! From general admission to SideYard and Squeeze to the full VIP experience at RumShack, New Year’s Eve is better when it’s beachfront.

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NYE Parties

Bring the whole family to Galveston Island Brewing to ring in the New Year, December 31st, from 4-6PM. Help decorate their HUGE 2023 GIB Banner in the Brewhouse.

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NYE Parties

Ring in the New Year with A Night in Hollywood at the B. Jigger's. Dance the night away with live music from Mambo Jazz Kings, plus enjoy complimentary Hors d'oeuvres, party favors, a Champagne toast at midnight, and a welcome cocktail. There will be a balloon drop, raffle drawings, a photo op, and more!

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New Year's Eve Bash at 23rd Street Piano Bar

Join 23rd Street Piano Bar to bring in 2023! Clay Howell will be in attendance as in past years. Everybody loves his music, so we are happy to bring him back for the 5th year in a row. Champagne toast at Midnight! $10.00/ person Door Charge.

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The Roaring 20s New Year's Eve Party at Mob Bar

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1923! Dress in your Flappers & 1920's Outfits! (Suggested but not required) Ring in the NEW YEAR in style at Mob Bar - 1920s Speakeasy Bar with Sinatra & Jazz Music, Prohibition Cocktails & Gangster Movies, Champagne Toast at Midnight!

Event highlights include:

  • Burlesque Show
  • $500 in cash & prizes Balloon Drop
  • Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Party hats, Noise Makers & decorations
  • Prohibition Cocktails
  • Sinatra & Jazz
  • Selfie Rooms
  • Open Mic after Burlesque Show

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New Year's Dinners
NYE Dinners

Join The San Luis Resort in ringing in the New Year with a 5-course steakhouse dinner, live music, champagne toast, party favors, and more!

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NYE Dinners

End 2022 with an elegant meal at the Porch Cafe! Seating from 5:00- 9:30pm, made by reservation only. $95/person with a complimentary Champagne Bottle per table.

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