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 2022 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.

Things to do on New Year’s Eve in San Antonio – Events & Parties

1. Last Couple of Days to See Whataburger Zoo Lights

San Antonio Lights Event

Image courtesy:San Antonio Zoo

Don’t miss out on the last chance to see the SA Zoo Lights. This immersive light display lets you experience the zoo differently. Visitors will enjoy a dazzling array of colorful light displays and festive holiday music to fill you and your loved ones with the holiday spirit. While taking in the splendor and beauty of the lights, visitors can also enjoy hot chocolate, roast s’mores, ride camels, visit with Santa, take selfies in special photo areas, a special dinner, and even skate! It’s a run way to spend the New Year’s Eve with the kids without having to keep them up until midnight! 

When: Friday, December 31 |Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Where: 3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
How much: $29.99 but wait – Check out 10% discount on admission to Whataburger Zoo Lights!

 

2. NYE AT THE GOOD KIND 

Man and Woman at Good Kind Southtown

Image courtesy: The Good Kind Southtown

Are you looking for New Year’s Eve plans? Ring it in at The Good Kind. There will be an NYE swag bag and drinks with tower views overlooking the city.

When: Friday, Dec 31 | 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Where: 1127 S St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78210
How much: $20

Visit the Event Brite website to book your tickets for NYE at The Good Kind for additional information.

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3. COUNTDOWN TO 2022: MIDNIGHT BALL DROP.

Join the city’s newest Holiday tradition, the 4th Annual Countdown to 2022. The event is open to the public and will begin at 9 p.m. with a midnight ball drop on Market Square with live music by Groove Night.

When: Friday, Dec 31 | 9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Where: 100 Block of West Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.
How much: Free.

Visit the Fredericksburg Texas website for additional information.

 

4. HOPSCOTCH SAN ANTONIO A TOAST TO THE NEW YEAR 

Man at Hopscotch

Image credit: Hopscotch

Friends of Sound and Mariachi Nuevo Estillo will be performing at Hopscotch! While the patio is free and has drinks like hot cocoa or alcohol, there are also immersive displays where you can take Insta-worthy pics to start your new image!

When: Friday, Dec 31 | 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Where: 711 Navarro St Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: $24

Visit the Hopscotch website to book your tickets and for additional information.

 

5. CHERRITY BAR 

Cherrity Bar San Antonio TX

Image credit: Cherrity Bar

Another way to ring in the New Year is by celebrating at Cherrity Bar. This all-ages event will feature a countdown, ball drop, and plenty of food for you and your group to choose from. If you would like a table reservation, call to inquire!

When: Friday, Dec 31 | 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Where: 302 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203
How much: Free

Visit the Cherrity Bar website for additional information.

 

6. DAVE & BUSTER’S FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE 

Mom and Child at Dave and Busters

Image credit: Dave and Busters

Take the family out for an exciting and fun New Year Eve celebration! The ticket will get you unlimited soft drinks, an appetizer buffet, games, a balloon drop, and more. Get ready to game the night away.

When: Friday, Dec 31 | 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 440 Crossroads Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78201
How much: $46.66

Visit the Event Brite website to book your tickets and for additional information on Dave & Buster’s Family New Year’s Eve.

 

7. NOON YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION 

This afternoon celebration at the Leon Valley Public Library is great for the younger kids. There will be games, crafts, and a juice toast at noon. You can dress up if you’d like or come as you are.

When: Friday, Dec 31 | 11:00 a.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd, Leon Valley, TX 78238
How much: Free

Visit the Noon Year’s Eve Celebration Facebook Page for additional information.

 

8. SAN ANTONIO NEW YEAR’S EVE 5K.

They’re bringing this event back to have some incredible fun on a short track. You will get to have some fantastic gifts and contests.  The first 100 adult runners will get a 1/4 zip jacket upgrade, while everyone else will get a long sleeve shirt. This will be a timed event, with all participants receiving the fantastic New Year’s clock medal.

When: Friday, Dec 31 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 5102 Old Pearsall Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78242, United States.
How much: $50 (plus fees).

Visit the Run Sign Up website for additional information.

 

9. TRIVIA AT SECOND PITCH BEER COMPANY

Second Pitch Beer Company

Image Credit: Second Pitch Beer Company Instagram Page

Keep it low-key by playing a game of trivia! It’s always free to play and if you follow along with the San Antonio trivia page, you can get some nightly hints for the game.

When: Friday, Dec 31 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: 11935 Starcrest Dr, San Antonio, TX 78247
How much: Free

Visit the Second Pitch Beer website for additional information.

 

10. HOLIDAY IN THE PARK

Six Flags New England

Image Credit: Six Flags New England Facebook Page

The Park Holiday is returning! It’s the season for twinkling lights, tasty treats, and a festive twist on your favorite rides.

When: Friday, Dec 31 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Where: Six Flags Fiesta Texas, 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX, 78257, United States.
How much: A General one-day ticket will cost $34.99 with additional charges according to your preference.

Visit the Six Flags website to book your tickets and for additional information.

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS IN SAN ANTONIO.

Fireworks - SeaWorld San Antonio

What better way to ring in the New Year than with fireworks at one of San Antonio’s several fantastic New Year’s Eve events?

Bringing in the New Year wouldn’t be the same without a fireworks show, but as everyone knows, 2021 has turned our world upside down and led to the cancellation of many major events. But don’t worry we’ve got you covered.

Check out our comprehensive guide on the Best New Year’s Eve Fireworks in San Antonio including Where to Watch, When, Tickets, Discounts & More! 

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER IN SAN ANTONIO

Restaurants Open on New Years Eve in San Antonio

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and there are loads of top-tier Restaurants open in San Antonio on New Year’s Eve.

It’s not just important to know whether restaurants are open. A lot of restaurants operate with reduced hours. Don’t worry though, we have you covered! Whatever your budget or favorite cuisine may be, you’re sure to find something here for your New Year’s Eve celebration.

 

Know of any other things to do on New Year’s Eve in San Antonio? Let us know by commenting below.

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