DALLAS, TX — New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. For many, the stress of finding the perfect celebration location has just begun. But Dallas party-goers have a little less to worry about this year as Dallas, among other Metroplex cities, was named one of the nation’s top places for New Year’s Eve fun.
In a recent study, WalletHub that took a look at 25 factors that they say are key indicators of an "epic New Year’s Eve celebration" and compared them across 100 U.S. cities to find the ultimate party cities.
The factors considered in the study included legality of fireworks, the price of an average party ticket and expected weather and precipitation for Dec. 31.
What WalletHub researchers found is that Dallas is the No. 12 city for New Year’s Eve fun in the nation and the first-place city in Texas. In the category of Entertainment & Food, Dallas came in at No. 14. The city placed 31st for Cost and 54 for Safety & Accessibility.
Fort Worth landed the No. 69 spot, Plano, 76; Arlington, 79; Garland, 93; and Irving, 96.
Fort Worth came in near the bottom for Most Expensive Party Ticket, meaning party-goers in Fort Worth can expect to pay almost as much to get into a party as he or she would in New Orleans.
Irving and Garland ranked in the bottom five for nightlife options, but the proximity to Dallas should leave partiers in these cities without many concerns. Garland was also a bottom-five city for fewest luxury shops and gourmet food options.
Other Texas cities in the rankings were: Austin, 15; San Antonio, 18; Houston, 23; El Paso, 36; Laredo, 73; Corpus Christi, 88; and Lubbock, 95.
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