You'd be hard pressed not to find a New Year's Eve party in San Antonio, especially along the River Walk. This area is the epicenter of nightlife in San Antonio, and the lax open container law along the river definitely is a perk for those who wish to go on a bar crawl without having to get rid of their margarita on the way out the door. Still, there is more entertainment yet to be found in neighborhoods throughout the city such as Alamo Heights, or Dignowity HIll.
Due to the public health situation, San Antonio's phased reopening plan may have an impact on some of these events.
Start your New Year's Eve celebration in San Antonio at Hemisfair Plaza. Check this annual fireworks extravaganza, along with festival food vendors, musical performances on multiple stages, rides and carnival games. Top it all off, it's free.
Strong Group's Annual New Years Eve Gala
The Strong Group puts on an annual New Year's Eve party in San Antonio that is chock full of live entertainment. There you'll enjoy music played by R&B and Jazz recording artists as well as DJ'd genres such as old/new school, blues, R&B, zydeco and swing. There will be free Hors D' Oeuvres, party favors, cash bar and a New Year's champagne toast. Prices generally range from $70 to $80.
Howl at the Moon
Howl at the Moon is known for throwing one of the most popular New Year's Eve parties on San Antonio's River Walk. There you'll find a dinner buffet, dueling pianos, live music, a sizable dance floor, and a champagne toast to ring in the new year. Early Bird pricing usually starts at $125, and then it goes to $150 after the cut off.
The DOSeum's Kids' Countdown
If staying out till midnight isn't your thing and you have kids, the DOSeum puts on a Noon Years Eve party like many other children's museums do throughout the country. There's fun for all ages such as face painting and a noon balloon drop to signify the beginning of the New Year. So pack up your little ones and have some fun family style. Admission price varies.
Hotel Valencia offers a posh way to celebrate NYE in San Antonio. They provide many luxurious accommodations for their guests such as dinner buffet, 2 complimentary cocktails per guest, live DJ music, dancing, party favors and a midnight toast. They offer three different tiered packages. With one including dinner. The added beauty to celebrating the New Year at the Hotel Valencia is you can stay in one of their many luxurious rooms after the party is over.
Tower of the Americas
If you're looking for something a bit different for New Year's Eve in San Antonio, then why not celebrate 750 feet up? The observation deck of the Tower of the Americas offers a spectacular view of the downtown fireworks show. It's regarded by many as the best seat in the house. There will be red carpet photos, casino games, live entertainment, party favors, an appetizer buffet, dancing and a cash bar. Tickets are typically $97.