New Braunfels Civic Center hosts a New Year's Eve cocktail reception followed by a four-course dinner. There will be ballroom dancing on an illuminated dance floor throughout the evening. The audience will be surrounded with light and sound throughout the evening’s production. The festivities will conclude with the “Champagne Song” and a toast just before midnight. Directed by Matthew Lovelace, the night will be highlighted by a special performance of Act II from the operetta Die Fledermaus, performed by the Texas Hill Country Opera and Arts Orchestra and Chorus. This hilarious comedy, traditionally produced in Vienna, was composed by Johann Strauss in 1817.