What are you doing this New Years? Whatever your taste, you're sure to find something just right for you in H-Town.

For the first time this year, Pride Houston is hosting a New Years Eve event. Lumiere Nouveau will be a masquerade party featuring award-winning DJ Joe Ross and special guest vocalists. An open bar, hor d'oeuvres and a midnight champagne toast/balloon drop will make this one of the go-to holiday events.

For the ladies, Houston club promoter Julie Mabry is teaming up with Guava Lamp for a unique event featuring stars of The Real L Word Kiyomi & Lauren. Hear sounds from DJ BJ Laray from Austin and pre-order booths and bottle service. Early bird tickets are just $15 and are available through GirlJamHouston.com.

Looking for something a little more classical? How about a Viennese New Year? The Grammy-nominated early music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston envelops its guests with festive music by the legendary composers of the Viennese royal court. The concert program featuring two rising stars of the opera stage. The magnificent instrumentalists of Ars Lyrica Houston will perform works by J.H. Schmeltzer, Johann Joseph Fux and Johann Strauss, the "Waltz King."

The concert is followed by the Ars Lyrica Annual Gala at 10:30 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of the Hobby Center. Guests will enjoy flowing champagne, delicious hors d'oeuvres from Artista Restaurant, Viennese waltzes, and the opportunity to bid on a distinctive silent auction.
Sports fans will want to see Texas Tech's Red Raiders face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas. The game is set for an 8 pm kickoff at Houston's Reliant Stadium on Friday, December 28.

The Big 12 Red Raiders finished the season with a 7-5 record. The Big 10 Minnesota Gophers were 6-6 this season. This will be the first Meineke Bowl for both teams.

Bowl game tickets are on sale now.

For a family-friendly approach to ringing in 2013, check out New Year's Eve Houston. This free event will feature Grammy Award winner KC and the Sunshine Band. You will enjoy a host of performers and entertainers, a bubble garden, an illuminated art car parade, ice skating, a variety of food and drinks, plus two countdowns.

New Year's will arrive early for families with small children and a second arrives at the stroke of midnight with a spectacular fireworks finale.