As the clock ticks down to midnight on December 31st, San Antonio gears up for a night of festivities, music, and fireworks at CelebrateSA, the City of San Antonio’s Official New Year’s Eve Celebration. The lively event, sponsored by Michelob Ultra, promises a vibrant atmosphere in downtown SATX, showcasing a mix of live performances, carnival rides, delectable treats, and a spectacular fireworks display.
Location and Schedule:
– When: Sunday, December 31st, 2023
– Where: Market Street, Hemisfair Civic Park, Arneson River Theatre
– Time: 6 PM – Midnight
Themed “Dancing In The Streets,” this year’s celebration is set to bring thousands of revelers together for an unforgettable night. Due to ongoing construction on South Alamo Street, the main live music event and fireworks show will relocate to Market Street, nestled between South Alamo Street and the Grand Hyatt. Meanwhile, a satellite event, CelebrateSA on the River, will enchant attendees at the scenic Arneson River Theatre.
Main Stage Highlights:
Market Street attendees can expect an electrifying lineup on the Michelob Ultra Main Stage. Award-winning alt-pop group Jefferson Clay, the shamanic futurism of electronic rock trio Pop Pistol with their LIGHTGEIST show, the soulful Shannon Sionna, and diverse Latin and disco sounds by DJ Cósmicaa will grace the stage. News4 San Antonio will broadcast live from 10:30 PM to midnight CT, capturing the energy and excitement of the event.
DISCO PICNIC at Hemisfair Civic Park:
Hemisfair Civic Park will transform into DISCO PICNIC, a New Year’s Eve garden party hosted by SoundCream Airstream. DJ Flacucho of Trópicasa will set the tone with a Rio Grande Valley-inspired house music set, followed by a San Antonio dance party from Príncipe Q of Kumbia All Starz. The Great Lawn will host the retrofitted airstream trailer turned DJ booth, providing a prime spot for the midnight fireworks show. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
CelebrateSA on the River:
Along the Riverwalk at the Arneson River Theatre Stage, CelebrateSA on the River will feature live performances against the picturesque backdrop of the San Antonio Riverwalk, adorned with festive holiday lighting. DJ Joaquin Muerte, Vanita Leo exploring modern intersections of Latino and American music, and Bombasta taking Boogie Bend into 2023 will keep the party going. Telemundo will broadcast live from the Arneson for their nationwide New Year’s Eve special, Bienvenido 2024.
Free and All Ages:
CelebrateSA welcomes all ages for free, offering carnival rides, food and artisan vendors, and a variety of beverages available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting San Antonio and Bexar County parks. The grand finale—a dazzling fireworks show at midnight—will paint the sky in vibrant colors.
For those choosing to celebrate from home, the festivities will be broadcast live on Channel News4 San Antonio from 10:30 PM CST and on Telemundo from 11 PM CT, ensuring everyone can join in the excitement as San Antonio bids farewell to 2023 and welcomes the new year with joy and enthusiasm. #CelebrateSA #NewYearsEve #SanAntonio2024