Ring in 2024: Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Events in San Antonio

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and ring in the New Year at one of these kid-friendly events. Several listed below require you to book in advance, so don’t wait too long… they may sell out! Did we miss something? Let us know. We’re always looking for new and fun ideas.


Local attractions that are open on New Year’s Eve:
San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio Zoo (open New Year’s Day too!)
Witte Museum (open New Year’s Day too!)

Kids Countdown
| The DoSeum
10:00 am–1:00 pm
Tickets: $25 for adults and children
Enjoy moon drop, bites, and activities for the whole family!

Celebrate On the Lanes | Bowlero Lanes
Ball drop daytime family party package includes sparkling cider and champagne toasts (for guests 21 and over). Book your party time online. Participating locations:

New Year’s  360 Firework Celebration | Six Flags Fiesta Texas
At 9:00 pm, the entire sky will be illuminated with colorful bursts choreographed to musical favorites and capped by a memorable finale featuring an exciting new version of “Auld Lang Syne.”

Celebrate SA|  Hemisfair Civic Park
“Shimmy into the New Year, “Dancing In The Streets” 6 PM to Midnight with hosts Michael Quintanilla & News4SA broadcasting LIVE at the Michelob Ultra Main Stage on Market Steet, east of S. Alamo Street, featuring performances by alt-pop outfit Jefferson Clay, Pop Pistol performing their LIGHTGEIST show, pop-soul artist CelebrateSA, the City of San Antonio’s Official New Year’s Eve Celebration!”


First Day Hike | Government Canyon
9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am
Be a part of a national movement to get people into state parks! Join Friends of Government Canyon State Natural Area volunteers on a guided hike the first day of the year. Open to ages 13 and older; minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Registration required for each participant; no group registrations.
9:00-  Stroll Down Discovery Trail
9:30- Family friendly hike
10:00- Tails to the Trails
11:00- What a View

Plenty of other state parks in the area will be hosting First Day Hikes. You can find out more on the Texas Parks & Wildlife’s holiday event calendar.

Check out Que Pasa for any last minute events!

Be safe and see you in 2024!

Born and raised South Texan who has explored living in other states but there is no place like home. She loves being in the "room where it happens" and carries many different titles: mama to a bubbling boy and girly girl, wife to an associate pastor, communications consultant, and a variety of mis pronunciations of her name {Honest- Asia}. Mostly found with a large unsweet tea or iced Americano in hand at The Pearl, Yanaguana at the Hemisfair, side lines of games in Floresville, or exploring the trails of the San Antonio river.