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Posted on December 30, 2020 at 8:35 AM by Beth Shumate
It's been one heck of a year, one we doubt anyone will be sad to bid farewell! Things can only look up in 2021, right? If you're looking for a fun way to wish 2020 farewell and greet the new year to come, check out the celebrations planned for Thursday evening (Dec. 31, 2020) at a variety of McKinney eateries, venues, and watering holes!
Welcome to the Future Party, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
McKinney’s vintage arcade and kitchen will be open Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. as guests say goodbye to 2020 and say hello to the future! As always, admission is $12 and gives guests access to unlimited play on 100-plus retro arcade games. Complimentary glass of champagne will be served 15 minutes before the end of 2020. It’s time to play again! 305 E. Virginia in downtown McKinney.
Cadillac Pizza Pub
Live Music to Toast to 2021, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Cadillac Pizza Pub is welcoming everyone to join in the festivities featuring Mark Sena & Friends who will host quite a show with all your favorite tunes! We're celebrating with a champagne toast free of charge with no reservations and no cover charge. Anyone under the age of 21 will get one free soda to cheer with everyone at midnight! They’ll open again at 2 p.m. on New Year’s Day. 112 S. Kentucky
The Celt Irish Pub
Live Music Celebration, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Music is back at The Celt and they are celebrating New Year’s Eve with live music by Vince Lujan Band - 8 p.m.-midnight. We can all agree that we will be glad to see 2020 go! 100 N. Tennessee
CT Provisions Cocktail Parlor & Kitchen
NYE 2020 Gatsby Party – 5:30 p.m.-midnight
Calling all Flappers, Bootleggers and Gangsters! Two seatings - 5:30-7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.-midnight. The evening features five courses with paired signature cocktails and costumes and mildly bad behavior are strongly encouraged. Enjoy a special menu, music, fun, and good times plus prizes for best costumes. Call (469) 631-0707. Reservations closed December 28. 205 W. Louisiana
E.J. Wills Gastropub
Kiss 2020 Goodbye! - 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Food & drink specials all night and reservations recommended; call 214-592-0145. Come back on Friday (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) for New Year's Brunch featuring $3 mimosas and Bloody Marys. 1910 N. Stonebridge Drive
End Zone McKinney
NYE Event, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Say goodbye to this crap-of-a-year and celebrate a new start at End Zone! Champagne toast at midnight, 50 cent wings/shrimp and $3 wells from 7-11 p.m.; 11-2am, $3 Jack-n-Back Selections $2.25 Domestic Pints and 1-ounce Fireball shots! Don't want to fight the crowds, but still craving End Zone’s tasty grub!? Find them on Ubereats, Grubhub and Doordash! Kitchen open until 1:45 a.m. 4150 Eldorado
Guitars & Growlers
Ring in the New Year! , 7-11 p.m.
Gather at this neighborhood eatery for NYE trivia (7-9 p.m.) and Music Bingo (9-11 p.m.) 2741 Virginia Pkwy.
NYE at The Grand & Rick’s – 7:30 p.m.-Midnight
Doors open to the Grand Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and you’ll be greeted with a specialty cocktail upon arrival. Buzz Andrews will start rocking the house at 8:30 p.m. until the champagne toast at midnight! $600 per table of four; seating is very limited. 114 W. Louisiana
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
Hello, 2021! - 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Sugarbacon’s celebration features a live DJ, a complimentary champagne toast, and a set menu available for $75 which includes an appetizer, salad, a bottle of red or white wine, steak or scallop main entree, and dessert. Head to @opentable for reservations before the tables fill up! Festivities start at 7 p.m. and doors are open until 12:30 a.m. 216 W. Virginia
The TUPPS Taproom will be open Thursday noon-6 p.m. for pints in-house and beer-to-go pick-up. 721 Anderson
Zin Zen Wine Bistro
NYE Party, 8 p.m.-midnight
The 3 Amigos will perform in Zin Zen with party favors and a toast at midnight to welcome in 2021! They’ll also feature NYE specials from the kitchen and the bar! Text 214-315-5042 to reserve a table! Tickets are $30/person ($25 for wine club members). Tables are available for groups of 4-6. Bar seating is available for groups of 1-3. In the lounge, there is a table available for a group of 6-8, and the couch area is available for a group of 8-10. 6841 Virginia Pkwy.