New Year's Eve in Austin, TX


  • Economics graduate student Krystina Decker, center, lights a sparkler during the countdown to midnight on New Year's Eve at Cheer Up Charlie's with friends Borna Karamzadeh, left, and Carolyn Knight, right. (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Children hula hoop during Austin's New Year event at Auditorium Shores Saturday evening. (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • The family-oriented event included Discovery Circus, an area where children could hula hoop, jump rope, or dance, live music, activity booths, film showcases and fresh food.  (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Tevion Tinnon, left, and his father Sam Tinnon play with a starseed, a toy that lights up and spins in the air, at the New Year event. (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Students from Mendez Middle School play on the stairs of the Long Center for the Performing Arts Saturday evening. (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • April Boyd, left, Tasha Scott and Rachel Norton grab a bite to eat on Sixth Street on New Years Eve. (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Isaac Elam, right, creates a balloon sword for Max Sarakun, the owner of the Mekong River restaurant, on Sixth Street Saturday evening. "You can do almost anything with a balloon," Elam said. (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Caleb, left, Victor, Kid and Logan, who chose not to disclose their last names, ask for New Year's Eve beer money on Sixth Street. (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Albert, left, and Donna Almanza light sparklers with other people from their neighborhood shortly after midnight. (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • People watch fireworks from their neighborhood street in East Austin. (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • People wait in line to buy tickets Saturday evening for the New Year's Eve 1977 event hosted by Spider House Cafe that included music by cover bands from Blondie to the Talking Heads. (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)

  • Members of TV Torso perform Saturday evening at Cheer Up Charlie's New Year's Eve event on East Sixth Street that included live music by nine bands and a free champagne toast at midnight. (Photo Credit: Danielle Villasana)