The McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in historic downtown will host a New Year’s Eve bash with music, dancing, casino games and of course a champagne toast, all in the unique setting of the historic Collin County Courthouse.

“The New Year’s Eve bash at MPAC is unlike any other. Our event offers you a chance to get dressed up, but stay near home. You can play casino games without the long drive. And we still have all of the necessities that make a New Year’s Eve party memorable – great food, drinks, fun and memories,” said MPAC Director Ty Lake. 

The party at MPAC starts at 8:30 and lasts until 12:20 a.m. There are many options at restaurants in downtown McKinney for dinner before the event. At the MPAC bash, guests will groove to the beats of DJ Mark Brown and sip cocktails in the building's old vault, retrofitted as a lounge area. Las Vegas-style casino games include blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas Hold 'Em. Fortune tellers offer a peak at what might be to come in 2013. A photo booth provides memorable keepsakes. The countdown to midnight is complete with noisemakers, horns and party favors. Hors ‘d oeuvres are provided by Patina Green.

Tickets for McKinney NYE are $75 each. Tickets are limited and available at or through MPAC's Emerson Ticket Office at 214-544-4630.

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of more than 136,500. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments, and it was recently ranked as the No. 2 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine in 2012. Visit the city’s website at