These are the 8 best things to do in Fort Worth on New Year’s weekend
While many events in and around Dallas were either postponed or canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, some organizations have focused on virtual or socially distant events to keep the masses entertained when we need it most.
Below are the best ways to spend your free time on New Years weekend.
Wednesday December 30th
Robert Earl Keen Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee Secret Santa Christmas
Every year Robert Earl Keen selects a unique theme from the Fam-O-Lee event for his Merry Christmas. This year the theme is good, “a secret”. Guests can hear what musical gifts Keen and his band want to unpack in this secret Santa Claus set in Billy Bob’s Texas. As always, the evening will feature fan favorites and some vacation treats on this family-friendly night of music.
Thursday December 31st
New Years Eve events
Somewhat surprisingly, there is no shortage of parties and other New Years Eve events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A full list of the different activities can be found at this link. For the best restaurants click here. For New Year’s brunch, click here.
Grady Spencer & The Work in concert
Fort Worth’s own Grady Spencer & The Work will take the stage for the first time at Fort Worth’s newest music venue, Tulips FTW. Led by Spencer and drummer Blake Sager during their seven-year existence, the band have released three albums in their career, including 2018’s Celebrate. They will play two shows on New Years Eve to celebrate the end of 2020 and early 2021.
The four-day weekend presents the virtual New Year’s Eve
You can choose to party with other people or enjoy one of the best comedy improvisation groups in the region from the comfort of your home. Four Day Weekend hasn’t been able to perform live in Fort Worth or Dallas since the pandemic began, but they will end that dumpster fire of a year at a high level and celebrate a new year with this virtual event.
Tracy Lawrence in concert
Billy Bobs Texas celebrates New Year’s Eve with country singer Tracy Lawrence. Lawrence was the biggest of the 1990s when he posted seven # 1 hits over five years, including “Sticks and Stones,” “Alibis,” “If the Good Die Young,” and “Time Marches On”. He’s been in the genre for nearly 30 years, releasing a new album every few years, including Made in America from 2019.
Friday 1st January
Randy Rogers Band in concert
The Randy Rogers Band, originally from San Marcos, Texas, have been making proud Texas country music for years, hitting the top 10 albums on the Billboard country charts with every release between 2006 and 2016. They will continue playing in Billy Bobs Texas both Friday and Saturday in support of their 2019 album Hellbent. They also released their second collaboration with Wade Bowen, Hold My Beer, Vol. 3, No. 2, earlier this year.
Saturday January 2nd
Magnolia in the modern age: wild mountain thyme
If you missed this movie over Christmas weekend, you have three more chances to see it at the Fort Worth Modern Art Museum this weekend. The idiosyncratic farmer Rosemary (Emily Blunt) has set herself the goal of winning the love of her neighbor Anthony. The problem is that Anthony (Jamie Dornan) seems to have inherited a family curse and doesn’t notice his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father Tony (Christopher Walken) ‘s plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm), Anthony is led to realize his dreams in this comedic and romantic story. The film will be shown three times until Sunday.
Sunday January 3rd
Last call for vacation events
With the end of the holiday season, the holiday events will also come to an end. Events that finish their runs on Sunday include: Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan, Vacation in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas, Luminova Holidays, Shine! A Christmas light show, and Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway.