Travis Kelce Talks His ‘Fun’ New Year’s Eve Celebrations

The Chiefs tight end scored a win over the Cincinnati Bengals and a midnight kiss from Taylor Swift as he rang in 2024 on Sunday

Travis Kelce warms up before the Kansas City Chiefs game against the Cincinnati Bengals on New Year’s Eve. PHOTO: SCOTT WINTERS/ICON SPORTSWIRE VIA GETTY IMAGES
Travis Kelce is happy with how he rang in 2024.

Between clinching the AFC West division title with the Kansas City Chiefs after they beat the Cincinnati Bengals 25-17 and sharing a midnight kiss with Taylor Swift, the tight end, 34, said New Year’s Eve “was a fun day.”

On Wednesday’s episode of his and brother Jason Kelce’s podcast, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce, Travis reflected on the win, sharing that the “atmosphere was great on New Year’s Eve” at Arrowhead Stadium, where not only Swift, 34, was in attendance, but also his mom, Donna Kelce.

When Jason, 36, asked how it went celebrating the holiday with their mom, and having her at the game, Travis said, “It was cool, man, to have all the friends and family. I think I had over 50, 55 people come in for this one.”

After the game, he said they “all got to celebrate New Year’s Eve together,” adding that it was “a good New Year’s celebration with all the friends and fam.”

While he didn’t mention Swift by name when talking about his celebrations on Sunday, footage of the couple together circulated on social media, including photos of them leaving Arrowhead Stadium together after the Chiefs win and a video of them sharing a kiss on the dance floor.

After Sunday’s game, Travis also showed his girlfriend some love on Instagram, commenting on a photo shared by celebrity designer Jeff Hamilton, who made the custom Kansas City Chiefs bomber that Swift wore.

“Taylor Swift wearing a Jeff Hamilton off white Wool & Leather Kansas City Chiefs jacket for the victory of the @chiefs vs the @bengals today,” the designer wrote on Instagram alongside a video of Swift arriving at the New Year’s Eve game.

In addition to liking the post, Travis posted a few fire emojis and some double high-fives in the comments. His nod to Swift then received over 3,000 likes from fans and even a comment to him asking, “Can you tell Taylor Swift I love her?”

The couple’s joint New Year’s Eve celebration came after they also spent Christmas together — and that was a family event, too.

Swift’s parents, Andrea and Scott, as well as her brother, Austin, and his girlfriend, Sydney Ness, joined her at the Chiefs game on Christmas Day. And while the team lost to the Las Vegas Raiders, the Swift family got a chance to mingle with Travis’ dad, Ed Kelce, as they watched the game from the same suite.

The loss was tough on Travis, who said Christmas was “f—ing the worst, not gonna lie” because of it on last week’s episode of New Heights. However, he noted that it “ended well, with good Christmas cheer and great people,” hinting at time spent with the singer.

The day wasn’t all bad, either, with Travis revealing that Austin — who wore a full Santa suit at the Christmas Day game — made him “feel like a child because his gift to me was straight out of the [Santa] bag.”

Austin, 31, gave Travis “a VHS of my favorite football movie of all time,” Little Giants, the 1994 film about two brothers’ rival youth football teams, the tight end revealed.

“Santa kills it,” Travis said.