Got your New Year's Eve plans locked down yet? If not, there's still time to purchase tickets to one of the fanciest black-tie parties in Dallas: NYE Soiree at Fashion Industry Gallery.
F.I.G. is a favorite venue of high-end fashion shows, society weddings, and see-and-be-seen charity galas. It's downtown, across the street from the Fairmont Hotel, and a chic setting for what's sure to be a memorable night of music, dancing, and, of course, champagne.
It all starts at 9 pm with the red carpet, where you and your date can pose for a photo at the step-and-repeat before heading inside. If instead of $100 general admission ($80 early bird) you opt for a VIP ticket —$125 for early bird buyers, $150 after that — you get inside early to mingle with the band, InVersion, which happens to be anchored by Beyonce's drummer (and he used to play for Prince).
Once the band gets going, expect Top 40 hits with plenty of energizing horns, rhythmic percussion, soulful guitars, and powerful vocals. DJ Marshall keeps things rocking between sets with dazzling light and sound.
And if you claim you can't dance, there's something at this party that's sure to help: the open bar. Expect the drinks to flow all night long, topped off with a champagne toast at midnight. Light hors d'oeuvre help balance out the revelry.
Got a large group of friends? There are parlor party rooms available for 20-40 people, which are adjacent to the dance floor and come with their own security to ensure you always have a seat. You also get to enjoy all the other VIP perks, such as early entry and premium liquor at your open bar. For pricing and availability, check the website.
This is when it pays to be organized, as early bird tickets are only available while inventory lasts. Once the $80 tickets are gone, expect to pay $100 for general admission until night of, when it's $150 for last-minute entry. This is one party you won't want to miss.