After a year like 2017, we think that scouring the Internet for San Antonio’s best NYE festivities should be the last of your worries….so we’ve done the work for you! Below are 10 fun events happening around town this weekend. Take time to read and explore all of the many options that you have to ring in the new year!
1. Celebrate The Alamo City’s Birthday
The biggest and brightest New Year’s Eve celebration in town will also be heralding in San Antonio’s 300th birthday! The tricentennial festivities will feature the biggest party and celebration that this town has seen in its 300 years of existence. From live music and performances to food, dancing, fireworks, and carnival games, this will truly be a spectacular event. Plus, admission is free and open to the public. Kick off 2018 with a bang!
When: December 31, 4:00 PM to Midnight
Where: Downtown San Antonio
2. Find Your Fabulous Mask
Paramour is hosting a fabulous New Year’s Eve Masquerade where you’re invited to don a mask and partake in cocktails, watch special performances, eat, and dance the night away. Find a mask that fits your style, and get dressed up for this exciting party at a great location. If you are interested, make sure you use the keyword “midnight masquerade” when purchasing your ticket. It’s going to be a night to remember!
When: December 31, 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Where: Paramour (102 9th St. #400)
3. Dance the Night Away & Howl at the Moon
Get excited for another great New Year’s Eve party at Howl at the Moon. With a dinner buffet, champagne at midnight, dancing, and drinks, you’ll be kissing 2017 goodbye in style. Located right on the San Antonio Riverwalk, this location is perfect if you want to be right in the middle of everything downtown.
When: December 31, 6:00 PM-2:00 AM
Where: 111 W. Crockett St. #201
4. Ring in the New Year With Family Night
If you’re looking for a way to ring in the new year with your family, look no further than Dave & Buster’s Family Fun Night. You’ll have access to tons of games, simulators, video games, and the chance to win prizes. This is the perfect way to involve everyone in your family and make sure that your kids have something to keep them occupied.
When: December 31, 4:00 PM-11:00 PM
Where: Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter (849 E Commerce St.)
5. Countdown with the Kids
The DoSeum always has the best events for kids, and this New Years Eve is no different: they’re hosting a Kid's Countdown with a safari theme! Find the new year and roar into 2018 with this exploration theme. The day will have face painting, music, a safari, and (of course) the classic ball drop at noon. Bring in the New Year and allow your child to take part!
When: December 31, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Where: The DoSeum (2800 Broadway)
6. Get Fancy, Sinatra Style
If you’re looking for an “adults only” way to ring in the New Year, head over to Messina Hof Hill Country Winery for a Rat Pack New Year’s Eve Bash. This Sinatra-style party will include a midnight toast, a contest for best dancer, a costume contest, and the full winery experience. You can even book one of their cottages to rent out for the evening so that you don’t have to drive back into the city. It’s the perfect little getaway for any San Antonio couple and promises to be an excellent start to 2018!
When: December 31, 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
Where: 9996 US 290, Fredericksburg, TX
7. Swing Your Way into 2018 at Topgolf
Enjoy a fun-filled evening at Topgolf as they celebrate the new year with a delicious chef-inspired menu, live entertainment, glittery gold decorations, and (of course) golf! If you want to reserve your spot for a game, you’ll have unlimited gameplay from 9:00 PM-1:00 AM and New Year’s Eve party favors! Other add-ins include a meal, champagne, access to the VIP room, and more. If being in a bar doesn’t sound like you, this is a creative, active way to welcome in 2018.
When: December 31, 9:00 PM
Where: Topgolf San Antonio (5539 N. Loop 1604)
8. Have a Classic Celebration
If you want a classic and traditional New Year’s celebration with confetti, fireworks, champagne, and dancing, look no further than the Hyatt Regency. They’re offering a fabulous rooftop party with a great view of downtown. You won’t want o miss this fun event!
When: December 31, 10:00 PM-12:00 AM
Where: Hyatt Regency (123 Losoya)
9. Make a Reservation
If a nice meal out is more your speed, skip all of the parties and make a reservation at one of San Antonio’s finest restaurants. There’s a whole list of places here for you to consider, along with their prices and what they’re offering for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Book soon to reserve your spot!
When: December 31st
Where: Various Locations
10. Toast to 2018
Can’t get enough masquerade balls? This one is located at the Flying Saucer, and you’ll get to enjoy a free champagne toast and d’oeuvres. You can reserve a table or just enjoy the night with dancing!
When: December 31, 8:00 PM
Where: Flying Saucer (11255 Huebner Road #212)