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Cause for celebration: Houston is named top party city in the nation — again

Cause for celebration: Houston is top party city in the nation — again

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Bring out the champagne: Houston ranks No. 1 — again — as top party city in the nation, according to Evite. Photo by David Brendan Hall

Texans sure know how to party. For the second year in a row, Houston has been named the top party city in the nation, according to Evite. The digital invitation service analyzed data for the past year to compile the Top Party Cities of 2016, recognizing the places that plan the most parties, events, and get-togethers throughout the year.

Nearly 71,000 events were planned in Houston (70,864 to be exact — although here at CultureMap it seems like even more in the midst of the busy social season), and with the Super Bowl around the corner, the number of parties are expected to jump in the coming year.

Austin comes in at No. 3 with 61,502 events and Dallas ranks No. 11 with 40,920 happenings.

In the current rankings, Chicago is No. 2, while San Diego, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Seattle, San Jose and Washington, D.C. fill out the Top 10 (in positions 4 through 10, respectively).

“We would like to congratulate Evite’s Top Party Cities of 2016,” Evite CEO Victor Cho said in a press release “These cities are leading the way when it comes to bringing people together face-to-face and strengthening connections with friends and family. We are confident they will keep on partying throughout the holiday season and beyond!”

Evite notes that the biggest party days of the year are usually the last two Saturdays before Christmas. This year, the most parties are expected to be held on Saturday, December 10 and Saturday, December 17 (since the last Saturday before Christmas is both Christmas Eve and the start of Hanukkah).

Both Houston and Austin retain the same position they did in the first-ever rankings of party cities that Evite released in 2015.