Happy New Year y'all!  Whatever 2016 has meant to you, I hope that 2017 brings even more fun, love and happiness. With everything that happened in 2016, I sure learned a lot! Most of all, I learned that Irving has some really great restaurants. In all four corners of the city you can find something for everyone.  Check out our restaurant list and see for yourself.  And as for 2017, I hope to learn more about The Music Factory, the entertainment complex which is being built right next door to our offices here at the Irving Convention Center.  I get to watch its progress every day.  It's so exciting to see steel beams built higher and higher, and to hear the sounds of construction machinery hard at work.  And then there's Water Street, a mixed-use development being built across the street from The Mustang Museum at Williams Square.  It sure is an exciting time to live and work in Irving.  While you're celebrating the upcoming year, you might want to visit these Irving events I've listed below.  For additional area events, check out our Visit Irving event page.

 

Justin Mason LIVE at The Ranch

When:  Friday, December 30
Where:  The Ranch, 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway (corner of Hwy. 114 & MacArthur)
When:  9:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cover charge

On the night of New Year's Eve eve, Justin Mason will be playing at The Ranch.  Now if you haven't visited The Ranch yet, I hope you get a chance soon.  If you go tonight, you might learn more about Justin. He was born and raised right here in the Metroplex, Fort Worth to be exact.  Growing up with country music in his house, he decided to learn how to play the guitar at an early age.  And he's hasn't stopped playing since.  Releasing his first EP in 2015, Justin brings his talents and music to The Porch for your listening pleasure.  Learn More

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NOON Year's Eve Party

When:  Saturday, December 31
Where:  The Irving Public Library - West, 4444 W. Rochelle Road 75062
When:  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost:  Free admission

Bring your kids to enjoy the fun part of New Year's, without missing any sleep. Ages 2-8 are invited to join us in a special celebration of New Year's Eve with crafts, snacks and an extra special countdown leading up to NOON.  Learn More

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New Year's Eve Book Launch Party with Arianne "Tex" Thompson

When:  Saturday, December 31
Where:  The Irving Public Library - South, 601 Schulze Drive 75060
When:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost:  Free admission

The Irving Public Libraries invite you to a barnstorming booktacular good time at this launch party for author Arianne "Tex" Thompson. She'll talk about Dreams of the Eaten, her latest book in the epic fantasy Western series, Children of the Drought. Join us for this discussion, book signing, and a chance to discover the works of other authors.  Learn More

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Family Movie Matinee

When:  Saturday, December 31
Where:  Irving Public Library - Valley Ranch, 401 Cimarron Trail 75063
When:  2 - 4 p.m..
Cost:  Free admission

For the younger crowd, and parents, you can visit the Valley Ranch Library for Family Movie Matinee.  They always show either G or PG rated movies.  It's a great time to spend with the kids before you go out for the evening.  Learn More

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Poderoso Servicio de fin de ano

When:  Saturday, December 31
Where:  Iglesia Fuente de Vida, 1126 Hilltop Drive 75060
When:  7:15 p.m.
Cost:  Free admission

We invite you to finish the year in the house of God by thanking Him for all the blessings received during this year, and also to receive the new year seeking first the kingdom of God and his justice. Come and start from a time where together we will be Exalting God and proclaiming His Fidelity.   Learn More

Te Invitamos a terminar el año en la casa de Dios dándole gracias a Él por todas las bendiciones recibidas durante este año, y también a recibir el nuevo año buscando primeramente el reino de Dios y su justicia. Ven y se parte de un tiempo donde juntos estaremos Exaltando a Dios y proclamando su Fidelidad.  Aprende Mas

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New Year's Eve Gatsby Gala

When:  Saturday, December 31
Where:  Four Seasons Resort and Club, 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75038
When:  7:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Cost:  $119

Join us in the Ballroom this New Year's Eve for our Gatsby-themed Gala. With live music by Rodney Booth Band, this will be a night to remember. Register online or call Membership Services for reservations at (972) 717-2525.  Learn More

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Mix & Mingle New Year's Eve

When:  Saturday, December 31
Where:  Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge Drive (Corner of Hidden Ridge and MacArthur)
When:  9:30 p.m.
Cost:  No cover charge before 8:30 p.m.  Afterwards, there's a $20 cover without table reservations. 

Cool River features live music by the Good Question Band at 9:30 p.m. Wine & Champagne features are included with table reservations. There's party favors & a balloon drop at midnight. There's no cover charge before 8:30 p.m. and a $20 cover after 8:30 p.m. without table reservations. Call for details & to reserve your table. 972-871-8811 Also, take a LYFT and unlock $50 in free ride credits. CODE: COOLRIVERLYFT 1.Download the LYFT app 2. Click payment/promo and enter code 3. Request a ride. *New users only.

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Faron Gilbert LIVE at The Ranch

When:  Saturday, December 31
Where:  The Ranch, 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway (corner of Hwy. 114 & MacArthur)
When:  9:00 p.m.
Cost:  No cover charge

Drop by on New Year's Eve for a bite to eat and stay for Faron's entertainment.  He plays all genres of music, putting a personal spin on your favorite songs.  Learn More

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New Year's Eve Celebration Jalwa

When:  Saturday, December 31
Where:  Underground Indian Cuisine, 220 Las Colinas Blvd. East, Suite 264, 75039
When:  Show begins at 10:00 p.m.
Cost:  $35 single; $65 couple; kids 6-12 half price; kids 5 and under are free

For some of the best Indian food in the city, stop by Underground Indian Cuisine for some food and fun.  Jennifer will be performing her belly dances.  Reservations are recommended.  Learn More

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New Year Devotional Meditation and Chanting

When:  Sunday, January 1
Where:  Radha Govind Dham, 8888 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75063
When:  11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Begin your New Year with an all-day soulful chanting and meditation.  Make a resolution to come with your entire family and friends to blissfully immerse yourself in loving God.  The experience of divine vibrations from continuous chanting will uplift your soul.  Learn More

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New Year's Day Church Service & Communion

When:  Sunday, January 1
Where:  Bible Way Community Baptist Church, 4215 Greenview Drive North 75062
When:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Start the New Year off in worship!  Join us for worship and ring in the new year.  No Sunday School on this day.  Learn More

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Mega Sunday Buffet

When:  Sunday, January 1
Where:  Touch Nine Indian Cuisine, 6421 Riverside, Suite 160, 75039 
When:  11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy this Mega Buffet with delicious and authentic Indian cuisine. Learn More

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Primer Servicio

When:  Sunday, January 1
Where:  Iglesia Camino de Liberacion, 1715 N. Britain Road 75061
When:  1:00 p.m.

Come and start the new year in the house of God.  There will only be one service so you don't want to miss it.  We hope to see you there.  Learn More

Ven y comenzar el nuevo año en la casa de Dios con nosotros. Sólo habrá un servicio así que no te lo pierdas.  Te esperamos!  Aprende Mas

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