Celebrating the New Year is bigger and better for 2020! You don’t have to travel far to find fun things to do in The Woodlands. From hotel special events to ball drops for the kids, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in The Woodlands. We’ve got 10+ ways for you to ring in the New Year in style.


Lady Luck is in the house at The Woodlands Resort for a 007 James Bond New Year’s Eve Gala featuring Austin’s electric PDA Band, plus an unlimited hosted bar from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Place your bets at blackjack, roulette, craps and Texas Hold ‘em for your chance to win exciting prizes including Apple AirPods, a Fire HD Tablet and more!

Overnight guests are invited to slide into the New Year at the Annual Polar Bear Plunge at 11 a.m. at The Woodlands Resort’s waterpark on New Year’s Day. Pricing starts at $125 per person and include the unlimited hosted bar.


$150 a ticket

Ring in the New Year at Como and Sorriso with a Roaring 1920’s Extravaganza. Start the night at Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen with small plates including aged Vermont Cheddar & Spinach Mac & Cheese. There’s also a butcher carving table with salmon and a raw seafood bar. After dinner, head upstairs to Como Social Club for live music and rooftop views of The Waterway. Overnight accommodations are available at The Westin at The Woodlands.


$25 to $50

Ring in the New Year at Hyatt Centric overlooking the beautiful Market Street area. There will be live music and a toast at midnight. Make it a “staycation” with a room deal that includes breakfast options.


$30 per adult, $10 per child ($80 max per family)

This family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration will feature nationally-acclaimed Christian comedian Kerri Pomarolli and dance music from the Lord of Life Jazz Band covering hits from the 30s to the 70s. The party will include food, family activities and a circus act for kids. Wine, beer and champagne for the adults is also included.


Glade Cultural Arts Center

Cost: 185 to $225

Celebrate the New Year in style at the Glade Cultural Center. There will be a four-course pre-fixed menu, a Rat Pack themed jazz show, champagne, and a balloon drop at midnight. Opt for VIP access tickets for premier seating, a cocktail upon arrival and a wine pairing package with dinner. Celebrations will continue well into 2020!

NYE in The Woodlands For the Kids


$10 Non-Members, $5 for Members, children under one are free but require a ticket.

9:30 to 11 a.m. | 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. | 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The New Year’s Eve party designed for the little ones! “Pop” in the New Year with DIY New Year hats, creative art projects, bubble wrap dancing and a fantastic balloon drop. The museum will be open for the event and there will be several rounds of events. Pre-purchase of tickets strongly advised for this limited space event.


$10 per person

Jump into the New Year at Pump It Up in The Woodlands! There will be a New Year’s Eve open jump from 10:00 a.m. to Noon on New Year’s Eve day. Expect a balloon drop at high noon to really make the event feel like a party! This is a family fun favorite in The Woodlands area and is something that is great for kids of all ages.


Prices vary

Let the kids ring in the New Year with a party of their very own! Adventure Kids Playcare will have a New Year’s Eve Party with countdowns at 2 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight. They will also have holiday games, crafts, and party snacks.

Other NYE ideas in The Woodlands:

Spend the afternoon enjoying the restaurants and other entertainment at Hughes Landing and make it a staycation at the nearby Embassy Suites by Hilton The Woodlands at Hughes Landing.

Take the family for hot cocoa and ice skating at the Ice Rink in The Woodlands.
Two-step your way into 2020 with music and dancing at Dosey Doe. This is one of the biggest parties in The Woodlands area for NYE!