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LIST: Austin-area New Year's Eve 2023 events, parties

From family-friendly events to all-night parties, there are a lot of ways to ring in the new year in the Austin area.

AUSTIN, Texas — Believe it or not, 2023 is almost here! As 2022 winds down and we all look ahead to what the new year will bring, you may be looking for a way to celebrate this New Year's Eve.

Luckily, from family-friendly events to all-night parties, there are a lot of ways to ring in the new year in the Austin area.

Below are a few events geared at being fun for the whole family:

Noon Years Eve at Beerburg Brewing

Staying up until midnight can be difficult. That's why Beerburg Brewing is throwing a New Year's Eve party for folks a bit more acquainted with the other 12 o'clock. The brewery's "Noon Years Eve" festivities will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will include a glitter bar, a photo booth and live music.

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Beerburg Brewing, located at 12476 Fitzhugh Road

Noon Years Eve at Austin Public Library

The folks at Beerburg Brewing aren't the only ones getting the party started early on Saturday. The Austin Public Library will also host "Noon Years Eve" events at its Little Walnut Creek, Yarborough and Ruiz branches.

The "party for people who get sleepy" will feature story time, crafts, games and more. At the Little Walnut Creek branch party, there will even be a sparkling cider toast! 

When: 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Little Walnut Creek branch (835 W. Rundberg Lane), Yarborough branch (2200 Hancock Drive) and Ruiz Branch (1600 Grove Blvd.)

Pinballz 2023 Kid's Noon Year's Celebration

Another "noon year" party! Pinballz will have arts and crafts and will be handing out $10 play cards to kids. The party starts at 10 a.m. and instead of counting down to midnight, attendees will count down to noon, with a sparkling cider toast and a balloon drop with tickets.

When: 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Pinballz, located at 8940 Research Blvd.

New Year's Eve Celebration at Thinkery

Thinkery is hosting a daytime New Year's Eve countdown and balloon drops from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. In addition to the balloon drops, Thinkery will offer lots of other fun activities, including a bubble wrap stop, light lab disco, DIY noisemakers and more.

When: 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Where: Thinkery, located at 1830 Simond Ave.

New Years Eve Day Party at St. Elmo Brewing Co.

St. Elmo Brewing Company is hosting a daytime dance party on Saturday starting at noon. DJ ChiknBiskit will be spinning kid-friendly tunes from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., Miss Jellybean will be on-site for face painting and balloon animals and the brewery will ring in the new year at 4 p.m. with a balloon drop and a champagne toast.

When: noon to 6 p.m.

Where: St. Elmo's Brewing Company, located at 440 E. St. Elmo Road G-2

Austin's New Year Celebration

The City of Austin will host its annual "Austin's New Year" event at Auditorium Shores on Saturday from 6 p.m. until midnight. This year's event will feature performances by psychedelic-cumbia band El Combo Oscuro, soul singer Taméca Jones, local drag troupe Extragrams and genre-spanning band The Texas Gentlemen.

Ten food trucks will be on-site and, for the first time, beer, wine and champagne will be available for purchase in a designated beer hall. 

In years past, the city has set off fireworks at 10 p.m. But this year, the firework show will take place right at midnight to ring in 2023. Learn more.

When: 6 p.m. to midnight

Where: Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park, located at 800 W. Riverside Drive

Glow in the New Year

If you're looking for a sober way to ring in the new year, the "Glow in the New Year" event at Pease Park might be the event for you! 

The event – hosted by The Phoenix, Communities for Recovery, Recovery ATX and the Pease Park Conservancy – will feature live music by Kady Rain, giveaways, glow sticks, dancing and more.

When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Tudor Cottage/Terrace in Pease Park, located at 1100 Kingsbury St.

Glowing into 2023

The City of Elgin is hosting its "Glowing into 2023" event from 7 p.m. until midnight on Saturday at the Elgin VFW. The family-friendly, neon-inspired, glow-themed event will include free glowsticks, children’s activities, photo ops, a smores bar, music and a toast at midnight with champagne, black eyed peas and cabbage. 

A 20-minute fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight

Where: Elgin VFW, located at 118 Sayers Road

Planning to leave the kids with a sitter? Here are just some of the New Year's Eve parties happening around the Austin area:

Need a ride to your New Year's Eve celebrations? Capital Metro wants to help.

On Saturday after 5 p.m., CapMetro will be offering free fares on all services. In addition to regular bus service, the transit agency will also be running extended MetroRail services and Night Owl bus routes that run late.

Finally, looking for something to do on New Year's Day? Here are just a few of the events happening on Sunday in the Austin area:

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