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Big D NYE 2013

26 Dec

Big D NYE 2013 Short Marketing Video from WFAA Creative on Vimeo.

Not only is Big D NYE the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in Dallas but it’s FREE also! Everyone is welcome to Victory Park for an evening of live music, fireworks spectacular, DFW food trucks, a band competition and a grand countdown all to ring in 2013! Starting at 7:00pm on December 31st and ending at 1:00am on January 1st Big D NYE 2013 will take over Victory Park for another citywide extravaganza as we transition from 2012 into the year of 2013.

This year the Stream Energy Fireworks Spectacular will pop off from four different buildings to the soundtrack of music developed by DJ Ro Parrish. It’s one of the highlights of Big D NYE 2013 and new year’s period.

Photo by Color Me Happy Photography

Photo by Color Me Happy Photography

The band known as Breaking Southwest, originally from The Colony, who won the Texas Motor Speedway Fast Track to Fame Big D NYE Competition will be performing live from the Chevy Music stage. Click here to learn more about Breaking Southwest and their Fast Track to Fame!

Click here to see some of the other groups and artists that will be performing!

Beverage tents can be found throughout the venue selling hot chocolate, soda, water, beer, mixed shots and champagne.

You can get to Big D NYE by DART, TRE, Car or walk! (if you’re close enough)

DFW Food Trucks
Some of your favorite local gourmet food trucks at Big D NYE ’13 include:

  • The Butcher’s Son
  • Easy Slider
  • Gandolfo’s
  • NammiTruck
  • Rock and Roll Tacos
  • Rockstar Bakeshop
  • Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe
  • Ssahm BBQ

You can start following @bigdnye from now on Twitter and when posting your pics from the event on Instagram or tweeting live about how much fun you’re having, use the hashtag #BigDNYE. If you share with us at @dfwhappenings1 we’ll retweet you too!

CHEERS TO 2013!!!

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!

Lights All Night Music Fest | New Year’s Eve Electronic Festival in Dallas

13 Dec

“Lights All Night” is one of the largest electronic music festivals in the country that will be taking place December 30–31 in Dallas. New Year’s Eve downtown has never been this big. At the end of December – the final 2 days of 2011 – over 30 performers will hit the stage at the Dallas Convention Center where “Lights All Night” is being held. You’ll get a peak at the brand new Omni Hotel also. The new 1,000 room luxury hotel is attached to the Dallas Convention Center via sky bridge, and registered guests of the event and hotel will have access to the skybridge connecting the Omni Dallas and the Convention center allowing for an ultimate NYE experience.

The New Omni Hotel lit up

“Lights All Night” will showcase artists on three main stages, dubbed Dance Hall, Bass Hall, and Groove Hall. The two-day festival will feature state-of-the-art production with a dynamic light show, live dancers and art installations. Enjoy a dynamic array of art installations. What better way to bring in 2012 than with other electronic and dance music fans like yourself?

Some of the Top DJs in the world will be there like: Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, Wolfgang Gartner, and Porter Robinson, along with Ghostland Observatory, Girl Talk, Diplo, Neon Indian, and many more!


The following artists have been added to the Groove Hall lineup:

December 30th Concert
Big Gigantic
Bonobo (DJ Set)
Paper Diamond
White Panda

December 31st concert
DJ Treasure Fingers
DJ Kill The Noise
Savoy Live
Michal Menert
Nadis Warriors


These artists will join a lineup of some of the most celebrated electronic acts, featuring: Tiësto, Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, Dada Life, Sandro Silva; as well as Girl Talk, Ghostland Observatory, Wolfgang Gartner, MSTRKRFT and Neon Indian.

*A complete list of performing artists can be found here.*

To Enter the DJ Competition, Dance Competition and Art Installation Submission.
Click here if you feel like you have what it takes to compete!

The Lights All Night Music Fest has also partnered with the American Red Cross to help bring awareness and procure donations for the North Texas Region. They are accepting donations at LightsAllNight.com. Click here to make a donation to the American Red Cross now to support victims of devastating natural disasters. Participating LAN artists will be contributing exclusive merchandise that will be auctioned to raise funds for the North Texas branch!

Bring in 2012 at LAN!


Ticket costs range from $99 to $290

There are also 2-Day passes available for $190 and $290 (VIP)

It all just depends on how fancy you’re trying to get that weekend. Unfortunately Platinum VIP Single Day tickets have already sold out.

Click here to purchase tickets or get your VIP passes

(You DO have to be 18 and older to attend Lights All Night.)

Hotels packages are also available with the new Omni Dallas Hotel and the Magnolia Dallas. Click here for more info on those packages.

DFW Happenings will keep you posted on all the set times for the event as they won’t be posted by LAN until 1 week prior. Gather your other Dance/Electronic buddies for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve 2012 with Lights All Night!

Dallas Convention Center – Omni Dallas Hotel
650 S. Griffin St. Dallas, Texas 75202


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