Houston, TX 77010
7:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012
KC & The Sunshine Band
at Discovery Green and the George R. Brown Convention Center
New Year’s Eve Houston is FREE and open to the public! Starts at 7:00pm
KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
Put on your boogie shoes and ring in 2013 at New Year’s Eve Houston with Grammy® Award winner KC and the Sunshine Band. Celebrating his 40th anniversary, the “king of disco groove” will bring his infectious party music to Discovery Green just the way you like it!
A dazzling fireworks display presented by Houston First will light up the night at midnight from atop the George R. Brown Convention Center, coupled with video and lighting projections on the building façade; this show will be one you won’t forget! Start 2013 off right by kissing the one you love in front of the most dramatic backdrop of the year!
Start the evening off right by dancing to the sounds of Houston’s finest DJs, DJ Gonz and Elroy Boogie from the Kracker Nuttz and DJ Deuce. Each will spin from atop lighted towers around the park, battling beats to keep the party hopping as we countdown to 2013.
GLOWPARADE BY ART CARS OF HOUSTON
Enjoy a convoy of art on wheels that showcases Art Cars in a unique fashion – brilliantly lighted and blowing fire. This special parade begins at 8:00 p.m. and circles Discovery Green so that all NYE Houston patrons can experience the vehicular artistry.
ICE AT DISCOVERY GREEN
Take a break from the dance floor for Olympic level skating on the ICE at Discovery Green. Professional skater and Champions of Ice performer, Dan Hollander, to entertain the crowds accompanied by local skaters Sasha and Roman Zaretsky, sibling pair skaters who competed the Olympics and World Championships along with Olympic hopefuls Emily Chan and Nina Jiang. Public skating is available throughout the evening.
New Year’s Eve Houston will feature three diverse food courts offering delicious, cultural and festive cuisines to ring in the New Year. Enjoy a Prosperity Plate complete with traditional luck food to bring happiness and success in 2013. Beverage booths will be accessible throughout the site serving winter specialties such as hot cocoa, coffees, and cider, as well as beer, wine and champagne. Cheers!
KIDS SOUL TRAIN AND DISCO AREA
Flash back to the 70’s with the entire family at New Year’s Eve Houston, designed to be a fun-filled and entertaining experience. Families will be dazzled with exhilarating rides, towering stilt walkers, sky reaching rock climbing adventures, and glowing jumpers such as; Bungee Trampolines, Tub of Fun, and Quad Jumpers. Kids can dance to the rhythmic sounds of remixed music beats played throughout the park. Other attractions include; glowing Hula-hoop contests, snap a picture at the “Soul Train” or chase the night with glow-in-the-dark options available for sale in the park. Can’t quite make it to midnight? Families with young children can practice their countdown early with a 9:00 p.m. kid’s confetti countdown complete with streamers, glitter, noisemakers, and other items to make their New Year special!
Sip some bubbly and toast the end of the year in the Bubble Garden with great views of the main stage, plenty of room for dancing, and a lounge area where you can rest your boogie shoes. A Silent Disco will offer an opportunity to dance to three diverse genres of music under the lights of Maconda’s Grove.
CLUB NYE HOUSTON
Glide your way from the disco lawn to Club NYE Houston, illuminated with a lighted dance floor, a swanky lounge and funky electric go-go and hip-hop dancers. Commemorate the night at the free photo booth and see yourself projected atop the hill for all guests to see.