Looking for a festive night out for New Year's Eve. Below are some of the places having celebrations, special meals, or just an evening of live music! We'll add more events as we find them. 


New Years Eve at The Sanctuary

Maylee Thomas Band on stageThe Sanctuary Music & Events, 6633 Virginia Pkwy.
New Year's Eve at The Sanctuary features a concert with The Maylee Thomas Band and friends and DeeJay Bull who will kick-off the evening at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.) Each ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight, followed by a breakfast buffet. Downstairs tables including seating for four are $300. Upstairs tables are split in half for those people only wanting to purchase two seats and don't need a full table; each half-table is $150. There'll be room for dancing downstairs and on the upstairs balcony. Get tickets online. This event ends at 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1.

Hank's New Year's Bash

Kody West playing guitarHank's Texas Grill, 1310 N Central Expy.
Usher in 2022 with Kody West live in concert at Hanks Texas Grill while enjoying the New Year's Bash featuring a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, a prime rib dinner special, and party favors. Austin Upchurch will open the show. Tickets are available online starting at $20 with a $3 service fee per ticket. $20-340. 

New Year's Eve At The Barn

Last Stand BandBarnHill Vineyard, 11917 County Road 509, Anna
Rock the night away at New Year's Eve at The Barn with Last Stand Band covering 80s classic rock! No tickets are sold at the door so get them online before they're gone. This celebration features earlier hours, starting at 6:15 p.m. with a bale drop at 10 p.m. featuring champagne. Moe's Steak food truck will be on hand for those wishing to purchase a meal. This event is for adults only and wraps up at 10:30 p.m. BarnHill Vineyard wine is the only alcohol permitted on the property. You will be home before midnight to enjoy an earlier but awesome New Year's Eve out. Tickets are available online for $29 each. 


New Year's Eve and New Year's Day at Local Yocal BBQ & Grill

The Wilder Blue bandLocal Yocal BBQ & Grill, 350 E. Louisiana
Enjoy celebrations on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day while jamming to the music of The Wilder Blue and Brad Good Music. General Admission includes concert admission and drinks. Get tickets online HERE.


Ring in 2022 Laughing!

Comedy Arena LogoThe Comedy Arena, 305 E. Virginia
End your 2021 better than you started it at The Comedy Arena with laughter, food, drinks, dancing, and fun. This NYE, The Comedy Arena has not one, but three shows! From 7-8 p.m. Friday, bring the kids for a family-friendly special NYE ComedySportz Match (with countdown). Then at 9 p.m. and again at 11 p.m., adults-only audiences will enjoy New Year's Laughing Eve: Countdown to 2022 featuring an original stand-up comedy show starring Aaron Aryanpur, an interactive improv comedy session, a champagne toast, and party favors with a countdown. The 11 p.m. show also includes a dance party. Get tickets to all three shows online HERE

Enjoy live music at these favorite McKinney spots:

  • E.J. Wills Gastropub, 1910 N. Stonebridge Dr. Say "hello" to 2022 with live music by Philip Brumley from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., food and drink specials all night, and a champagne toast at midnight. There are no tickets needed and no cover charge required.
  • The Celt Irish Pub, 100 N. Tennessee: Larry Lampkin and The Blues Handlers will entertain the New Years' Eve crowd at The Celt from 8-11 p.m. 
  • Rick's Chophouse, 107 N. Kentucky: Enjoy music and a festive night in Rick's Chophouse Lounge starting at 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. on New Year's Eve. 
  • TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson: TUPPS' taproom will be open on New Year's Eve from noon to 6 p.m. for pints in-house and beer-to-go!