Travel + Leisure ranked San Antonio as the seventh best city in the United States for New Year's Eve, ahead of such entertainment capitals as New York City, Miami and Los Angeles. Ring in 2018 at one of these top New Year's Eve events near our Springs San Antonio luxury apartment communities.
1. Celebrate San Antonio Hemisfair Park 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio 210.207.2300 20.7 miles from Springs at Alamo Ranch
San Antonio's official New Year's Eve celebration takes on a historic aspect as the kickoff of the city's year-long 300th birthday party. The family-friendly event features interactive art, games, live theatrical performances and fireworks. REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar headline the roster of musical acts. Festivities run from 4 p.m. to midnight and general admission is free. VIP packages including access to a private lounge, food, champagne toast and souvenirs are available for $150.
2. Howl at the Moon 111 W Crockett St, San Antonio 210.212.4770 17.0 miles from Springs at Live Oak
With its high-energy live music and signature 86-ounce bucket drinks, Howl at the Moon is Riverwalk's top party spot. On New Year's Eve they turn the volume up to 11 with reserved seating, a dinner buffet, party favors and champagne. Early bird pricing is $125 per person or $30 per person minus the buffet and reserved seating. After December 25, pricing goes up to $150 and $50 respectively. The event runs from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m., with reserved seating holders admitted at 6 p.m.
3. Topgolf San Antonio 5539 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio 210.202.2694 4.7 miles from Springs at Bandera
You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy New Year's Eve at Topgolf San Antonio. Enjoy a variety of point-scoring games that accommodate every level of player. Reserve a bay for up to eight people of all ages for $225, which includes unlimited game play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. along with party favors. VIP bays for up to six guests are available for $450, with the addition of a gourmet dinner buffet and bottle of Chandon Brut champagne.
Why not indulge in a holiday staycation at the luxurious La Cantera Resort? New Year's Eve activities include a fireworks viewing party, piano bar sing-along, poolside dance party and kids' party. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. Visit the website for prices and information on room specials.
5. Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels 830.606.1281 3.3 miles from Springs at Creekside
New Braunfels' venerable dance hall will be hosting country-soul band Shinyribs at their New Year's Eve celebration. Tickets are $45, which includes tamales and popcorn. Doors open at 7 p.m., and opening act Garrett LeBeau takes the stage at 8 p.m. followed by Shinyribs at 10 p.m. Due to New Braunfels' alcohol law, the New Year will be toasted at 11 p.m.