New Year’s Eve: 10 ways to ring in the new year around Sugar Land and Missouri City, Dec. 29-31

Enjoy over 2.5 million lights at the Sugar Land Holiday Lights.

Enjoy over 2.5 million lights at the Sugar Land Holiday Lights.

It is time for a new year. Residents can celebrate the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 by taking part in some of the festivities around the area at these events:

Dec. 29
New Year’s Eve Historical Bash
Get ready for the new year by going back in time. Guests at George Ranch Historical Park will participate in a historical mask-making and noisemaking craft and learn the do's and don’ts of “first-footing,” or being the first person to cross the threshold of the house in the New Year. At noon, a countdown will be held at the 1830s Jones Stock Farm followed by a special New Year’s Eve meal at 12:30 p.m. in the yard of the 1930s George Home. Park admission: $10 and up. Reservations needed for the lunch: $4 and up. George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762 Rd., Richmond. 281-343-0218.

Dec. 31
Rockin' New Year's Noon Bash
The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration for families. Visitors will make noisemakers and a crown to wear as they count down to noon. Event begins at 10 a.m. Adults/Children: $12, Seniors: $11, Children under 1 year old and members: Free. Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, 198 Kempner St., Sugar Land. 832-742-2800.

Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve Dinner

Off the Vine Bistro hosts a four-course, prix-fixe dinner with an option to toast with a glass of champagne. 6:30 p.m. $60-$70, pre-purchase only, no walk-ins. 2865 Dulles Ave, Missouri City. 281-242-4186. www.offthevinobistro

Dec. 31
Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Party

Quail ValleyCelebrate like it is the 1920s. The evening includes traditional food and open bar, entertainment by the Midstream Band, party favors and a midnight champagne toast. 7:30 p.m. $85. CityCentre at Quail Valley, 2880 La Quinta Drive, Missouri City. 281-403-8521.



Dec. 31
New Year’s Comedy Jam
For a night of laughs, head over to the Smart Financial Centre for the Comedy Jam featuring Cedric the Entertainer, DL Hughley, Arnez J, Nephew Tommy. 8 p.m. $59-129. Smart Financial Centre of Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land.

Dec. 31
Bollywood Shake and VIP Red Carpet New Year’s Eve Gala 2019, featuring Rex D’Souza & Band

Bollywood ShakeBollywood Shake will host two parties in one, a Hollywood red carpet event and a VIP room with a live band. 9 p.m. Adults: $129-$1,729, Children over 3: $75, Children under 3: Free.
Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond. 281-310-0742.

Dec. 31
Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Bash

The City of Stafford hosts this event, featuring Klockwork Band. Attire for the event is semi-formal, and masks are encouraged. Tickets include an appetizer station, entree, dessert, two drink tickets and a champagne toast. 7 p.m. $55 and up. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd, Stafford. 281-208-6900.

Dec. 31
Ring in the New Year with Perry’s

Perry's Steakhouse & GrillePerry’s Steakhouse and Grille is offering a New Year’s Eve dining special of $59.95 for dining reservations before 5:30 p.m. and $79.95 for reservations at 5:45 p.m. and later, plus a champagne toast at midnight. 2115 Town Square Place, Sugar Land. 281-565-2727.

Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

The Sugar Refinery hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration, offering guests various ticket types for a dinner buffet, general admission or group admission. All ticket packages come with a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. This event is for guests 21 and older. 7 p.m. $25 and up. The Sugar Refinery Grub & Grogs, 2248 Texas Drive, Sugar Land.

Dec. 31-Jan. 1
Sugar Land Holiday Lights

Monday and Tuesday are the last few days for visitors to stroll through and see the Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field. Dec. 31 is Santa’s Nice List Night, and Jan. 1 is Silver Bells Night. This annual tradition features over 100 walk-through displays and 2.5 million lights throughout the ballpark. 6 p.m. $10-$14. Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land. 281-240-4487.
By Christine Hall

Christine Hall joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2018, and covers Missouri City and Fort Bend ISD. She previously reported on health care innovation for the Texas Medical Center, was a freelancer, and held various news roles at the Houston Business Journal.


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