Danielle Gaither

Still wondering how to spend New Year’s Eve? You can do so much better than watching Ryan Seacrest or Anderson Cooper from your couch. Thanks to Lil’d NYE, you can have a great time for a great cause, all without having to leave Denton!

Photo credit: Ed Steele Photography

Photo credit: Ed Steele Photography

This year’s celebration features a Roaring Twenties theme, so come prepared to channel your inner Jay Gatsby or Velma Kelly. The opulence theme continues with the big band sounds of David Pierce and his Holiday Orchestra and DJ Woodtronic. Fabulous cocktails will be provided by Metzler’s, as well as delicious food from Barley & Board. And of course, there will be a champagne toast at midnight!

Worried about being on the roads on New Year’s Eve? You don’t have to be. Best Western is offering hotel packages that include transportation to and from the event, as well as a complimentary hot breakfast in the morning.

With fun and transportation taken care of, you’re feeling pretty lucky now, right? Guess what - the event will have a casino room where you can play roulette, craps, and blackjack. There will also be poker tournaments and a special VIP Lounge for high rollers, so be sure to sign up while space is still available. Some great prizes will be on the line, and you’re supporting worthwhile local causes while you’re having fun!

Just on its own, Lil’d NYE is a fantastic way to ring in the new year. But maybe the best part is that while you’re partying the night away, you’re also contributing to causes that strengthen our community right here in Denton. The proceeds from Lil’d NYE go to support United Way of Denton County and the Greater Denton Arts Council.

United Way of Denton County has helped identify and leverage community resources for families, children, veterans, people living with mental illness, and people experiencing homelessness. It’s estimated that donors’ contributions helped the organization serve 80,000 people over the last year.

The Greater Denton Arts Council has supported and encouraged all forms of artistic expression in Denton County. Through performances, exhibitions, and educational events in various artistic areas, an estimated 550,000 people are served every year by a sponsored exhibition or event.

Photo credit: Ed Steele Photography

Photo credit: Ed Steele Photography

So what are you waiting for? You’ve got a great way to spend an evening with the knowledge you’re contributing to organizations that help people right here in our community. Get your tickets already!

The fun starts at 8:00 PM on New Year’s Eve at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E Hickory St.