5 Fun Things to Do in New Braunfels: New Year’s Eve 2018 Edition

How will you ring in the new year? Here are 5 things to do on New Year’s Eve in New Braunfels, TX.

Whether you’re looking for a glittery NYE celebration or a quiet, classy night at a speakeasy, we’ve hand-picked 5 New Braunfels events to help you celebrate the long-anticipated arrival of 2019.


1. Keep it Classy at a Speakeasy

Open your closets and take out your 1920s flapper dresses and fedoras and head over to the Prince Solms Inn for a New Years Eve soiree! Located in the brand new lower level, speakeasy-style bar, this celebration is a first come, first serve event. Watch the NYC ball drop at 11:00 PM, then keep celebrating till 2019 hits New Braunfels.

When: 6:00 PM

Where: Prince Solms Inn, 295 E San Antonio St

2. See American Aquarium Live

The Southern rock-n-roll band American Aquarium is coming to Gruene Hall on NYE to help New Braunfels close out 2018 with a bang. Supporting their seventh studio album “Things Change,” American Aquarium aims to bring their finest collection of songs to the historic hall for folks looking to hit the dance hall for a good time. Tickets for the show include tamales and popcorn!

When: 7:00 PM

Where: Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd

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3. Keep the Mystery Alive at a Masquerade

Texas Hill Country Opera & Arts is hosting a magical masquerade ball called “Die Fledermaus” at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Wear your festive gowns, your tuxedos, and your masks and enjoy an evening of music, fun, and celebration. Tickets are available here!

When: 7:00 PM

Where: New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S Castell Ave

4. Join the Fun at Downtown Social

Looking for a variety of fun to have on New Year's Eve? Downtown Social is the place to go for bowling, cocktails, and plenty of other fun games and entertainment. On NYE, Downtown Social will feature live music from the Mustard, so head over and get ready some soulful tunes.

When: 9:00 PM

Where: Downtown Social, 286 W San Antonio St

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5. Ring in the New Year in Casablanca

Looking for an outside-the-box celebration? Spend New Year’s Eve in “Casablanca” at the Village Venue. For one night only, this iconic (and romantic) location will come to life in New Braunfels. With the purchase of a ticket, you will have access to a Moroccan buffet, champagne, dancing, and plenty of casino games.

When: 6:00 PM

Where: Village Venue, 2032 Central Plaza