things to do in san antonio new years eve

When it comes to fun, family-friendly ways to ring in the New Year, the Alamo City never disappoints. Which of the fiestas below will you and your family attend on New Year’s Eve to welcome 2019 in San Antonio?

Here’s our guide to New Year’s Eve fun in San Antonio for families, including fireworks shows, daytime celebrations, and more!

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Celebrate San Antonio
Hemisfair and Maverick Plaza, 6:00 p.m. – midnight
Celebrate San Antonio, the city’s official New Year’s Eve extravaganza, is known as the largest free New Year’s Eve festival in the state of Texas. Celebrate San Antonio continues to draw over a quarter of a million excited revelers downtown for music, food, carnival games and rides and a spectacular fireworks display.

Party-goers will be treated to live music on multiple stages with acts that include DJ Red Mamba (Spurs legend Matt Bonner), a Rolling Stones Tribute Band, Eddie and The Valiants, The Texases, Chulita Vinyl Club, and a whole lot more.

The evening culminates with an incredible fireworks show, an outstanding display of pyrotechnics that is sure to wow the whole family. END 2018 WITH A BANG!

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas Holiday in the Park

17000 W IH-10, 78257

12 pm-10 pm

Get 40% off tickets here!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ Holiday in the Park event is the perfect place to celebrate New Years Eve in San Antonio as a family. Enjoy all the great rides, like the world’s first 4D free-fly coaster – Batman: The Ride! Plus, there’s a fireworks show!

The DoSeum Kids’ Countdown
2800 Broadway, 78209, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$25 for children, $15 for adults (kids and adults all need tickets to attend)
Kick off the New Year with The DoSeum! Kids countdown is a chance for children to ring in the new year and watch the ball drop at the much more reasonable hour of noon. Dance to the tunes of our family-friendly DJ and enjoy family-friendly fun like face painting, space treats, and more!

Zoo Lights
3903 N St Mary’s St, 78212, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free for members
Get 25% tickets with Groupon!
(NEW: admission to the Zoo does include Zoo Lights)
Zoo Lights is a nighttime holiday tradition for the whole family! Stroll under an array of twinkling lights while you sip hot cocoa, roast s’mores and enjoy an all-new light show. Plus, you can spend some time at the ice skating rink and enjoy camel rides.

Bowlero’s Daytime Family New Year’s Eve Party Package
Bowlero San Antonio, 13307 San Pedro Ave., 78216, (210) 496-3811
Sunday, December 31 or Monday, January 1
Bowlero’s Daytime NYE Family Package is a great way to ring in the New Year as a family during daytime hours. Get 2 hours unlimited bowling (shoes included), a $5 arcade card, a kid-friendly buffet (pizza, chips & salsa, salad, chicken tenders, fries, cookies), sparkling cider and champagne toasts*
$21.99 per person**

*champagne toasts are only for guests 21 and older
**not including tax and mandatory event fee

Brunswick Zone’s New Year’s Eve Family Package
Brunswick Zone Thousand Oaks Bowl, 4330 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 78217, (210) 654-0031
Sunday, December 31 or Monday, January 1
Like Bowlero’s, Brunswick Zone’s Daytime NYE Family Package is a family-friendly way to ring in the New Year during the day so you can still get the kids to bed on time. Get 2 hours unlimited bowling (shoes included), a $5 arcade card, a kid-friendly buffet (pizza, chips & salsa, salad, chicken tenders, fries, cookies), sparkling cider and champagne toasts*

$18.99 per person**

*champagne toasts are only for guests 21 and older
**not including tax and mandatory event fee

 

Happy New Year’s Eve to you and your family and best wishes for a fantastic 2019!