New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Wells Branch!

Regretfully, the WBNA board has decided not to host a New Year’s Eve party this year.  Results from the survey were mixed with the majority preferring an “adults only” celebration.  Most of our board members are unavailable to help with this endeavor this year and many of the residents who said they’d like to volunteer their time either were interested in the family style party only or neglected to provide contact information.  I’ve spoken with those who’ve been involved in the past and they felt it was too short a notice for us to advertise and draw a crowd although all the actual arrangements have been made.  They were concerned about low turnout as we’re also losing a good many folks to the grand opening of the new live music venue on Wells Branch Parkway.  Bottom line is:  We should have started on this earlier in the year – I dropped the ball and I apologize to those of you who were planning on attending.

The WBNA received some wonderful suggestions from the survey and we will be posting them in the near future.  We would love to see a committee formed to help develop a celebration for next year.  In the meantime, we’d like to lend our support to other celebrations going on in Wells Branch.

From WB resident Nikki Williams –

New Year’s Eve Party in Wells Branch!

Please join us for a community New Year’s Eve celebration at the Live for More Center!

The Effie Center ( is hosting an all ages celebration. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there! This is a non-alcoholic event. Admission is free but a $5 donation to the Effie Center nonprofit is encouraged.

Date: Tuesday December 31st

Time: 8:30pm – 12:30am

Location: Live for More Center (14735 Bratton Lane Ste# 125, Austin, TX 78728)

•   Win door prizes…some gifts fell off Santa’s sleigh

•   Light snacks & beverages will be provided

•   Please bring your favorite holiday snack to share

•   Games & activities in the lounge (for adults & youth)

•   Please bring your favorite board game

•   Movies in the auditorium (A Christmas Story & It’s a Wonderful Life)

•   Sparkling cider toast at midnight

If you would like to volunteer to help set-up or clean-up for this event, please contact Nikki Williams at or (512) 565-0387.

For those who’d like to honky-tonk close to home, The Roost on Wells Branch Parkway (where Ropers used to be) will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration with Joe Ely.  Below are links for the new venue.

Article on The Roost from the Austin Chronicle:

Facebook page:

We wish all of our WB Neighbors a safe and Happy New Year!

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