Monday, December 18, 2023

New Year's Eve at Vic Mathias Auditorium Shores, 2023: Watson Wire


Austin certainly knows how to have a good time. And this New Year’s Eve, folks from all over will be able to enjoy some great music and fun as we ring in 2024.


It was announced last week that Austin will be hosting CNN’s Central time zone celebration and countdown to the new year. CNN’s Sara Sidner and Cari Champion will join us during our annual party at Vic Mathias Auditorium Shores. Their coverage will start at 11:30 pm CST, but the big New Year’s Eve party kicks off at 7PM CST with live music from The Suffers and The Band of Heathens, plus food, fun, and of course, fireworks.


I’ll be there and hope you all will join us at Vic Mathias Auditorium Shores!


Event Tips


Before you don your sparkly party hats and head downtown, remember to plan accordingly and stay safe. There will be a number of road closures because of this event so consider using public transportation options.


CapMetro Rail service will operate late on December 31 (New Year's Eve), running until after 2 a.m. The last train will leave Downtown Station at 2:22 a.m. Bus routes will operate regular service and Night Owls will run from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Please use the CapMetro Trip Planner to find your best transit option. 


If you do plan on driving, please be responsible.