The Big D NYE 2012 | New Year’s Eve at Victory Park

20 Dec

In only matter of days we will be jumping or rather cupid shuffling into 2012! But the question is are you ready?? How exactly do you plan on bringing in the new year? Are you as ready as she is?…..


I sure hope so.

To help make things a little easier, Dallas has created our own version of a “Time Square” where there’s “dancing in the streets!” (in my best Martha & the Vandellas voice). Yep, it’s FREE too! The Big D NYE is back for its 4th year at Victory Park, Saturday night, Dec 31st. Victory Park must have some good luck to it. We’ve celebrated so many different things right here. The Stars own Brett Hull, Ed Belfour and Joe Nieuwendyk were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame; we’ve watched great movies under the stars; even Santa stopped by a few days ago to wish the Mavs well on the upcoming season; speaking of which who threw one of the greatest celebration parties with hundreds of fans here at the Championship Parade back in June…even Lady Gaga, Michale Buble, NKOTB and Beyonce have swung thru Victory Ave. Between Blood drives, marathons, marching bands, WFAA studio happenings and tours on those “Minority Report”-type 2-wheelers, Victory Park has become a place of celebration and new beginnings. Hence the word: Victory. Now it’s time to celebrate another phase of coming events and the coming of a new year!

I’ve included a few pictures from my past experience at The Big D NYE. In fact, I think I was at the very first one they had (in 2008) with fireworks, live music and a countdown. My friends and I even got the crowd started on the electric slide and a few other line dances.

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Here’s the rundown on who will be performing on stage this year..

7:45pm – 8:30pm…….Prophets & Outlaws
(Big D NYE Stage)
9:00pm – 9:45pm …..Good Shive Low
(Big D NYE Stage)
9:45pm – 10:40pm…..Sleeperstar
(Chevy Music Stage)
10:55pm – 11:09pm….Good Shive Low
(Big D NYE Stage)
11:25pm – 12:30am……Good Question Band
(Chevy Music Stage)

Good Shive Low is the winner of WFAA and AAC’s 2nd Annual Fast Track to Fame Competition and they will help take us into the new year with their near toxic level of energy.

Good Shive Low

If you’d like to try and win a 2012 Chevy Sonic to zoom into the new year with, click here and enter the contest. Five finalists will be announced that night at Big D NYE. Hurry, because the sweepstakes ends at 11:59pm on Thursday (Dec 22nd).

Guess who will be providing food at Big D NYE… some of your favorite DFW Food trucks along with one of my Favorite Burrito spots- Freebird World Burrito. NammiTruck, The Butcher’s Son, Ssahm BBQ, Gandolfo’s Deli and City Street Grille will all be rolling into Victory Park and posted on the Ave to give you something warm, or just fresh and tasty, to appease your pallets.

If you don’t have the money for “Lights All Night” music fest down the street at the Convention Center & Omni Hotel, find your way over to Victory Park where the streets may be crowded but the outdoor festivities are free. If you use public transportation (aka the DART) you’ll probably be in even better shape. Celebrate the dawning of 2012 at a Texas-sized party with fireworks, live concerts, countdowns, contests, fresh food and Big D Fun. Who knows, we may just do the “Wobble” this year!

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4 Responses to “The Big D NYE 2012 | New Year’s Eve at Victory Park”

  1. Constance December 28, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    Can we bring blankets or chairs to sit in to watch the concert? This is our first time and plan on being their at 8:00.

  2. dfwhappenings December 28, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    If you’re driving you can try and take them in your car, but when I attended it was pretty crowded so we were standing the whole time. Once it clears up some, you may be able to use your chairs, or depending on where you plan to camp out.

  3. Green December 29, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Where can you park?

  4. dfwhappenings December 29, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    Parking will be available around the AAC (Limited tho b/c of the Stars game that night), in the lots located right by House of Blues (on Houston St.), lots near N. Akard St. and over near Deep Ellum area by the bridge (under Woodall Rogers). Here’s a map too: http://www.bigdnye.com/getting-there/NYE_parking.pdf

    Another option is to take the DART to Victory Station at American Airlines Center. A Day Pass is only $4.

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