20+ Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in San Antonio

It’s time to ring in the New Year in San Antonio, so we’re sharing the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Alamo City! From fireworks shows and live entertainment to great parties and package deals, there are options for however you like to celebrate the New Year!

If you’re not a San Antonio native, we have several other lists of NYE events listed below:

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Free San Antonio New Year’s Eve Events

CelebrateSA: San Antonio’s Official New Year’s Eve Celebration (FREE)

News4SA will broadcast live from the Michelob Ultra Main Stage on Market Steet, east of South Alamo Street, and Telemundo will broadcast live from the Arneson for their national New Year’s Eve special, “Bienvenido 2024.” 

This year’s theme is Dancing in the Streets, complete with carnival games, artisan & food vendors, drinks available for purchase (proceeds will benefit San Antonio and Bexar County parks), live performances on multiple stages, a Disco Picnic at Hemisfair Park, and a spectacular fireworks show at midnight. Market Street | Civic Park | Arneson River Theatre. 6PM to 11:59PM.

New Year’s Eve Bash at the Rustic (FREE)

This venue in San Antonio is known for its live music and good food, making it an ideal place for a festive New Year’s Eve celebration. There will also be a photobooth, games, giveaways, and a midnight champagne toast. The Rustic, 17619 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 204, 8PM to 12:30AM.

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Ticketed San Antonio New Year’s Eve Events

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Ring in the New Year with an open bar, four-course NYE dinner, party favors, dancing, and a midnight toast. 21+ only. 17603 Interstate Highway 10. 8PM to 12AM, $130. Purchase your tickets online.

Howl at the Moon San Antonio

Choose from an entire table for your party, a seat, or standing room on the dance floor. If you book a table or a seat, you will have access to the Italian appetizer buffet.

Tables also come with $80 in gift cards, a champagne toast, and party flavors; a seat comes with a $20 gift card, and standing room on the dance floor includes a $10 gift card. 111 W. Crockett Street, St. #201. Begins at 8PM, ticket prices vary. Purchase your tickets online.

Zoo Lights

The San Antonio Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland, illuminated by twinkling Christmas lights. Families can stroll through this enchanting setup while sipping hot cocoa and roasting s’mores.

In addition to the lights, there are several other attractions to enjoy. Guests have the opportunity to ride camels and watch a light show at the zoo. The event also includes a Lakeside Laser Lightshow, and themed areas like Cowboy’s Yuletide Trail, Polar Playground, and Water Wonderland.

The San Antonio Zoo offers a special Zoo Lights Overnight experience where groups can explore the Zoo Lights with hot chocolate in a souvenir mug and end the night with an animal presentation, guided tour, or evening activity. December 31st is the final night you can experience it. Zoo Lights is included with general admission. Purchase your ticket here.

On the Rocks Pub

Looking for an affordable, fun way to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Your wristband for the San Antonio NYE Bar Crawl will allow you access to a plethora of bars in downtown San Antonio, along with drink tickets, an appetizer buffet, drink and food specials, plus a champagne toast and a viewing of the ball drop. Check-in will be at the Drink Texas Bar. 270 Losoya Street. 6PM to 3AM, $35.

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Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Experience several fireworks shows all at once, including at the Tower of the Americas, from the rooftop of the Hyatt Regency. There will also be small bites, a full top-shelf bar, live music, and party favors with a toast at midnight. 21+ only. 123 Losoya Street. 10PM to 12:45AM, $285. Purchase your tickets online.

New Year’s Exclusive Rooftop Party

Attend a luxurious cocktail party on the 20th floor, open-air terrace of the Thompson San Antonio hotel and get dressed up so you feel your best at the beginning of 2024.

There will be a tattoo artist, tarot card reader, photobooth, complimentary drinks, light bites, local vendors, and DJ M.O.S. will perform. Higher priced packages will also include a bottle of champagne, charcuterie board, and designated table/seating. 115 Lexington Ave. Begins at 9PM. $375+ with food and beverage included. Purchase your tickets online.

New Year’s Eve Pre-Party with Doc Watkins & his Orchestra

Along with a fantastic show, there will also be a midnight champagne toast and party favors. The dance floor will be open and kitchen/bar will be open for dinner service. Black Tie attire preferred. 312 Pearl Pkwy, Bldg. 6, Ste. 6001. 10PM, prices vary. Purchase your tickets online.

NYE Masquerade at Pat O’Brien’s

Indulge in a premium open bar, heavy Hor D’oeuvres, a champagne toast, live DJ, and more! 121 Alamo Plaza. 8:30PM to 12:30AM, $100. Purchase your tickets online.

2024 New Year at Casa Hernan

This panoramic rooftop promises firework views, food, a midnight tequila toast, live music, and a DJ. Parking is limited so best to arrange transportation. 411 E Cevallos St 6PM – 1:30AM, $125. Purchase tickets online.

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Stepping into 2024 at Upstage Comedy Lounge

Enjoy food, fun, laughs, music, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Upstage Comedy Lounge, 9PM-1AM, $15. Purchase tickets here.

Rockin’ on the River: A New Year’s Tradition

Attendees can enjoy live music, a buffet dinner, and a Bubbles Bar with a selection of sparkling wines for an additional cost. A champagne toast will be provided with your meal.

The buffet will include appetizers, a carving station, seafood, and more! This is a family-friendly event, with options available for children. San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the River Walk, 6PM-12:30AM. Tickets are available online. Options also available for children to attend.

Crawl ‘Til The Ball Falls: San Antonio NYE Bar Crawl 2024

Your ticket will get you cover-free access into some of the best bars and pubs in town, along with exclusive drink specials. Check-in will start at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio. Tickets start at $20. 6PM-2AM (Registration will last from 6PM-11PM). Purchase your tickets here.

NYE Let Go & Glow

Bar Rojo inside the Grand Hyatt San Antonio will be hosting a vibrant celebration with neon lights and captivating black lighting, complete with a fun DJ set on the patio that will keep the energy high throughout the night!

As the clock strikes midnight, there will be an exhilarating countdown followed by a sparkling toast. Bar Rojo will also offer, drink specials, party favors, and a late night menu of handcrafted cocktails and small plate dishes. Bar Rojo, 9PM-1AM. No cover for entry.

Strong Group Association 23rd Annual New Year’s Eve

If you’re looking for a dressy New Year’s Eve Party, the Strong Group Association will host one at the San Antonio Marriott Airport hotel, featuring free hors d’ oeuvres, party favors, cash bar, and a champagne toast.

Attendees can expect a night filled with music and entertainment, with live performances by R&B and Jazz recording artists Don Diego and The Razz Band. San Antonio Marriott Airport, 7PM-1AM. Tickets are $70 and available online.

Enchantment in Hill Country: A New Year’s Eve Party

This black-tie affair promises an evening filled with glamour, hand-crafted cocktails, food, dancing, and vibrant entertainment. La Cantera Resort & Spa. 8PM-1AM. $199 per person, $375 per couple. Purchase tickets here.

Live Music Event with Damn Torpedoes

Let the music of the Damn Torpedoes, a renowned tribute band that captures the sound and spirit of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, propel you into the New Year at Sam’s Burger Joint. Doors open at 8PM. Show starts at 8:45PM. Tickets start at $35. $45 day of the show.

Thirsty Horse Saloon NYE 2024 Party

Thirsty Horse Saloon is renowned for being voted the Best Country Dance Hall in San Antonio. Known for its lively atmosphere and regular country concerts, it’s the perfect place for a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration.

Headliners include Vinny Tovar, Tylor Brandon, & Love Kill the Hero. There will also be a $2024 give away and a $100 give away every 15 minutes. Your entry ticket gets you one entry into the drawing, but additional entries can be purchased inside. Thirsty Horse Saloon. Doors open at 6:30PM. $10. Get your tickets here.

A Kinky Kristmas & A Naughty New Year

The Veriede Luxury Lounge will be transformed into a sensual wonderland for the night, promising an atmosphere filled with seductive surprises, daring performances, and a fusion of music that will keep guests dancing until the early hours of the New Year.

While this event embraces a risqué theme, it’s important to note that it is a sex-free event. The event encourages open-minded individuals ready to embrace their naughty side. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress in their most daring outfits. The Veriede Luxury Lounge. 9PM-2AM. Tickets are $10-$15. Purchase yours here.

Hotel Valencia’s Casino Royale New Year’s Eve Themed Party

The New Year’s Eve Casino Royale Themed Event at Hotel Valencia promises to be an exciting evening. This event, taking place at the award-winning boutique hotel on San Antonio’s iconic River Walk, offers guests an exclusive entrance into the Casino Royale-themed party. The night is set to feature a DJ, dance floor, and a Champagne toast at midnight.

In addition to the main event, the hotel is offering a special four-course New Year’s Eve dinner with two seatings, one at 6PM and another at 9PM. The menu for the dinner has been specially curated by the hotel’s culinary team.

They’re also offering a New Year’s Eve Package that includes overnight accommodations at the hotel. Get your tickets here.

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Free New Year’s Eve Events Near San Antonio

Puttin’ On The Ritz: New Year’s Eve 2024 (FREE)

The event will feature an exclusive New Year’s Eve cocktail menu and electro-swing music playing all evening long. As the clock strikes midnight, guests will be able to toast the New Year with a complimentary glass of bubbles.

No reservation or cover is required for this event. However, if you would like to reserve a table for your group, you can contact the organizers via email at contact@grueneslastcall.com. Gruene’s Last Call. 5PM-12AM.

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Ticketed New Year’s Eve Events Near San Antonio

Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Event

Come ride in a tethered hot air balloon (depending on the weather) and enjoy a full bar, food, polo matches, grape stomping, live music and more!

The $10 general admission pass includes polo game admission, access to the on-site tasting room, and the nighttime Hot Air Balloon Glow. Other activities and food/drinks come with an additional cost. Grapetown Winery & Fredericksburg Polo Club (8142 Old San Antonio Road). 2PM to 8PM, ticket prices vary. Purchase your tickets online.

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Bollywood New Year’s Eve Bash

Ring in the New Year Bollywood style with DJ Lakha, known for his energetic Bollywood mixes that are sure to keep the party going until the early hours of the morning. There will also be Indian fusion cuisine and a premium open bar. La Fontana Springs Event Center. Tickets are $90. 8PM-1:30AM.

2024 New Year’s Eve Party at Tapatio Springs

Enjoy a refined Hill Country party with a dinner buffet and dessert. Dance with live music from 210 Band and then celebrate at midnight with a champagne toast and balloon drop. Open bar and cash bar options available. 21+ only. Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort. Doors open at 6:30PM, $129 for dinner & party. Open bar is extra. Purchase your tickets online.

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Affordable New Year’s Eve Party in Selma

Celebrate with live music from Luke Prater & Trisdon Federic. Blue Bonnet Palace, 17630 Lookout Rd. Selma. Tickets available on their website.

New Year’s Eve Party at a Vineyard

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Cibolo Creek Vineyards where you can eat, drink, sing, and dance into the New Year! Cibolo Creek Vineyards, 11AM-6PM. Make a reservation on their website.

Solarpunk Summit Presents the Midnight Rainbows Bifröst New Year’s Event

Children are welcome at no additional cost and there will be organized areas for childcare. The event will feature various activities including talks, workshops, performances from Alchemical DJs, a community kitchen led by The Kaya Cafe, fire and drums, live painters, and vendors curated for New Year transformation.

The event also offers beautiful glamping and indoor accommodations. Son’s Blue River Camp. Dec. 31, 2023 at 10AM to January 1, 2024 at 5PM. Get your pass here.

New Year’s Eve in New Braunfels

The Mavericks, a renowned rock and country group famous for their unique blend of musical styles, will be headlining this NYE event at Gruene Hall.

The event will start at 7PM, with a special guest performing at 8PM followed by The Mavericks at 9:15PM. Tickets are $96.50. Get yours here.

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Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in San Antonio: Final Thoughts

Spend New Year’s Eve somewhere else this year and check out our other NYE content listed below:

San Antonio New Year's Eve Party Ideas for 2022:2023
San Antonio New Year's Eve Party Ideas for 2022:2023

Last Updated 3 months ago by Jessica Serna | Published: December 4, 2023