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San Antonio New Year’s Eve Events & Parties

Fun places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the area.

Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the New Year’s Eve parties, and no city in the Lone Star State does it bigger than San Antonio. Spending NYE in San Antonio is always a treat for me because of how many fun events and celebrations you can find all across the city if you know where to look. 

friends celebrating new year's eve with champagne and sparklers

I made it my mission this year to scour the city and locate all the best NYE parties in San Antonio so that I could rank them on a list, and that’s exactly what I did. Down below, you’ll see all the greatest New Year’s Eve hotspots around the city that you can head to for an unforgettable night. 

Count down to midnight, watch the fireworks, and toast champagne with friends at these San Antonio NYE events. Check out my awesome guide to the party scene on NYE in San Antonio for a night of fun you’ll never forget (you might not remember it, either).

Best New Year’s Eve Events in San Antonio

  1. New Year’s Eve 2023 at Howl at the Moon San Antonio!
  2. San Antonio NYE Bar Crawl
  3. The Strong Group Assoc. 22nd Annual New Year’s Eve Party
  4. NEW YEAR’S EVE 2023 – Rooftop View
  5. Ring in the New Year at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk
  6. NYE – The Moon’s Daughters Celestial Ball
  7. New Year’s Eve 2023 at Howl at the Moon San Antonio!
  8. New Year’s Eve Party @ The Skyline
  9. Night at the Museum: New Year’s Eve VIP Experience
  10. NYE at The Good Kind
  11. Midnight Madness
  12. NYE Dinner & Stand-Up Comedy Show
  13. Fredericksburg New Year’s Eve Weekend AND Hot Air Balloon Event

New Year’s Eve 2023 at Howl at the Moon San Antonio!

Are you ready to have the best New Year’s Eve Party to date? Then book a New Year’s Eve package with Howl at the Moon San Antonio! Our variety of packages offer you and your friends everything you need to kiss 2022 goodbye, and start the New Year having a blast. It will be the biggest New Year’s Eve party on the Riverwalk! 2023 will not know what hit it. Come to San Antonio’s best New Year’s Eve Party!


San Antonio NYE Bar Crawl

Come check out San Antonio’s #1 NYE bar crawl for the last 6 years! Your wristband gains you access to 4-6 Downtown San Antonio bars, FREE entry to crawlers ($20-40 to non-crawlers per bar)

The bars include: On the Rocks, Rio Rio, Pat O Briens, Smoke BBQ+River Bar, and Naked Iguana Bar.


The Strong Group Assoc. 22nd Annual New Year’s Eve Party

THE STRONG GROUP ASSOC. presents its 22nd Annual New Year’s Eve Party at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa 7610 S. New Braunfels San Antonio,Texas 78235. Come party to the live showcase performances of R&B,Jazz ,recording artists “Althea Rene” and the R&B SOULFUL Vocalist “Monica Love & The Love Notes” .Plus all of your DJ sounds (old school, new school, blues , R&B, zydeco, swing) from DJ K9 . Enjoy free Hors D’ Oeuvres, Party Favors, Cash Bar, and a “Toast in the New Year with Champagne!


NEW YEAR’S EVE 2023 – Rooftop View

An elegant evening to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a full top-shelf bar and party favors in a private venue off our lobby and exclusive rooftop access . When you are ready to ring in the New Year and enjoy the rooftop view, you will be escorted to our rooftop pool deck where you can enjoy a full bar, sparkling toast, city view and festive music. You have a view of the city and all of the amazing private fireworks along with a front and center view of the fireworks over the Tower of the Americas.


Ring in the New Year at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk

An elegant evening to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a full top-shelf bar and party favors in a private venue off our lobby and exclusive rooftop access . When you are ready to ring in the New Year and enjoy the rooftop view, you will be escorted to our rooftop pool deck where you can enjoy a full bar, sparkling toast, city view and festive music. You have a view of the city and all of the amazing private fireworks along with a front and center view of the fireworks over the Tower of the Americas.


NYE – The Moon’s Daughters Celestial Ball

The Moon’s Daughters is throwing their second annual New Year’s Eve celebration. The only rooftop bar to catch views of the best firework displays from across the city including the Tower of Americas.

This year’s theme is “Celestial Ball”, paying tribute to our Goddess of the Moon, Celine. Your best cocktail attire is requested.

Each ticket package is curated for the VIP you are – open bar, champagne bottles, spirits, magnum bottles and passed tray bites will be available for you and your group.

Entertainment to include Miami celebrity DJ/band that combines both the musical versatility and continuity of DJ with the unparalleled sound that comes from live instruments.

DJ Jax has been spinning in Miami’s top spots for over a decade. He has spun for the Latin Grammy’s, WMC, UMF and many other festivals.


New Year’s Eve Party @ The Skyline

Join us at The Skyline to Ring in 2023. The Skyline is a brand new venue in downtown San Antonio with a killer view and great vibe! Come alone, bring a date, or party the night away with your WHOLE crew!


Night at the Museum: New Year’s Eve VIP Experience

VIP experience from 10 pm till 1 am in the heart of San Antonio, just a few steps away from the River Walk and fireworks! Enjoy live music with DJ Cynco, groups of 5 receive a complimentary bottle of Bubbly and drink specials for everyone throughout the night! Capture this amazing celebration at the most instagrammable place in the nation – Texas Selfie Museum!


NYE at The Good Kind

Join us at The Good Kind on Saturday, December 31st for a New Year’s Eve Celebration!

The Good Kind will be open to the public from 11am – 9pm.


Midnight Madness

An Exclusive DESI DHAMAKA! The Hottest New Year’s Eve Party in San Antonio!!!


NYE Dinner & Stand-Up Comedy Show

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Stand-Up Comedy Show!

Start your New Year’s Eve celebration at Little Italy as we feature authentic Italian Dining followed by our signature Comedy Show featuring Comedian Scott White!


Fredericksburg New Year’s Eve Weekend AND Hot Air Balloon Event

A fun, casual weekend in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country for New Year’s Eve in Fredericksburg, Texas.

On Friday, guests will head to Bankersmith Dance Hall (Open at Noon) and Saloon for live music and their Famous $20 Steak Night. There will be no balloons, helicopters or polo on Friday.

On Saturday, New Year’s Eve head to the Grapetown Winery & Fredericksburg Polo Club on Saturday at 4PM (Saturday Hours 4PM-8PM) to enjoy Polo, Hot Air Balloons (weather contingent) and Helicopter Rides.

We will have a few hot air balloons for tethered rides on site (will inflate when weather allows, but always weather contingent), a full bar and polo! Helicopter Rides will be available from 4PM-8PM! The polo matches on Saturday will run from 4PM-5:30PM! Great food! Great drinks! Helicopter and Balloon Rides (weather contingent). Limited vendors and more!


NYE FAQs

Will parking be available?

Depending on the venue, yes. Some places even offer a valet service!

Is there a dress code?

Some restaurants and bars require pants or a jacket, but it’s best to check ahead with any establishment you plan to visit. 

Will there be hotel accommodations? 

Yes! Several hotels around the city will be hosting events for the holiday.

Will there be food at the NYE parties?

Depending on the venue, yes. Many restaurants and bars will be offering limited NYE menus. 

Do I need a ticket?

Many events will require a pre-purchased ticket, but some fireworks shows are free to the public. 


Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are unforgettable experiences waiting for you on New Year’s Eve in San Antonio. There are so many places to celebrate and watch fireworks around the city that it’s almost impossible to have a bad time on NYE in San Antonio, especially if you head to any of the venues I listed above. 
Cheers to 2023! Just remember to stay safe and drink responsibly!

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Written by Rocco Smith

Rocco is a recent graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Editing, Writing, and Media. With seven years’ experience in the restaurant industry as a cook, server, bartender, and more, he is deeply passionate about intertwining his fondness for food with his love of language.