Arlington New Year Weekend Buzz: December 29, 2017-January 1, 2018
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on December 29, 2017, December 29, 2017
New Year

Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel.

New Year's Eve Celebrations List from Arlington CVB

Let's say goodbye to 2017-its triumphs, its successes and all the fun that was had in the The American Dream City this past year. Head over to the Arlington Convention- Visitors Bureau website for the list of weekend goodies for you and your pals to partake in before 2017 is over and done with forever. Division Brewing, J.R. Bentley's, Rio Mambo, The Melting Pot, Restaurant506, Alley Cats and many more venues and restaurants throughout Arlington have events planned to help you ring in 2018.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT-T Stadium

The 82nd Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic kicks off on Friday, December 29, 2017 at AT-T Stadium in Arlington and features a marquee match-up between No. 8 USC of the Pac 12 vs. No. 5 Ohio State of the Big Ten. The Cotton Bowl Classic will play host to two conference champions for the first time since 1987 when Ohio State defeated Texas A-M. Fans are reminded that the AT-T Stadium bag policy will be in effect. Game time for the Cotton Bowl Classic is 7:30 p.m. on ESPN, with kickoff slated for 7:40 p.m.

Enchant Christmas

The American Dream City is about to get a whole lot brighter with the U.S. debut of Enchant Christmas. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in North Texas. In collaboration with the Texas Rangers and Arlington Convention- Visitors Bureau, Enchant Christmas illuminates the Texas skies through this Sunday, December 31, 2017. Hours of operation are 5:00pm-11:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Enchant will play in Lot F at Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way (on the corners of Copeland Road and AT-T Way).

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas

Holiday in the Park is back for select days through January 7, 2018 at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington's Entertainment District. From festive shows to an extravagantly decorated Christmas tree, holiday fun is around every corner. The whole family can relish in the joy of this wonderful season with a ride on a hill made of snow and enjoy holiday festive treats. This one-of-a-kind experience in The American Dream City is sure to provide you and your family with long-lasting memories you will cherish for years to come!

Salvador Dali Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art

Salvador Dali was a painter, designer, sculptor, writer and set designer. He was also a master engraver who could produce equally outstanding work in dry point, etching, woodcut or lithography. This exhibition features Dali's full series of Dante's The Divine Comedy, for which each of the lithographs presented required as many as 35 colors. There are a total of 101 pieces included in this exhibition. Salvador Dali: Visions of Eternity runs until January 21, 2018. For more information, please visit

Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors. This includes Stars of the Pharaohs, a planetarium show that visitors on a journey to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. For a complete schedule of shows and other inquiries, please visit or call 817-272-1183.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults - $6.00
  • Seniors, Children- Students - $4.00
  • UTA Students - $3.00
  • Children under 3 - Free