Here’s where and how San Antonio gets to ring in 2022

The city of San Antonio's Celebrate SA is among numerous New Year's Eve celebrations scheduled around town Dec. 31. (Courtesy San Antonio Parks Foundation)
The city of San Antonio's Celebrate SA is among numerous New Year's Eve celebrations scheduled around town Dec. 31. (Courtesy San Antonio Parks Foundation)

The city of San Antonio's Celebrate SA is among numerous New Year's Eve celebrations scheduled around town Dec. 31. (Courtesy San Antonio Parks Foundation)

Several San Antonio restaurants, bars and event venues are hosting New Year’s Eve dinner packages, parties or other special activities Dec. 31 for revelers ready to mark the end of 2021 and the arrival of 2022. Here are a few of the scheduled celebrations:

Copa Wine Bar is offering a wine special in which guests are able to enjoy select wines for $20.22 and 22% off anything from the cellar. There will also be a one-night-only Dino Ribs special for $22 per person. 3-11 p.m. Free admission. 19141 Stone Oak Parkway, Ste. 704. 210-495-2672. www.thecopawinebar.com/events/hello-2022-nye-wine-special

Thirsty Horse Saloon will provide live music, a $100 giveaway every 15 minutes and a free midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. 2335 NW Military Hwy. Register at: www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-2022-tickets-219915020747

Picks Bar offers a DJ and live music performances all night. Tickets ensure entry into the venue for standing room and open seating on the patio. Table reservations and VIP sections inside will be available. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. $25. 4553 N. Loop 1604 W. 210-253-9220. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-the-e7-band-with-ceci-zavala-tickets-222685697917

Little Italy Restaurant and Pizzeria hosts a special dinner followed by a standup comedy show. Dinner begins at 7 p.m.; comedy show starts at 8 p.m. Show/dinner ticket: $65; VIP show ticket: $95 (includes preferred seating, dinner and choice of dessert). 824 Afterglow St. 210-349-2060. http://littleitalysatx.com



Costa Pacifica will offer a surf and turf dinner, a carajillo bar, champagne toasts, premium drinks, party favors and more. Reservations will be taken until sellout. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Free admission. 434 N. Loop 1604 W. (Costa Pacifica will also be open New Year’s Day.) 210-491-4497. https://costapacificausa.com

The Strong Group Association, a local company, invites community members to a New Year’s Eve party that will have live R&B and jazz music, a DJ, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, a cash bar and a midnight champagne toast. Guests are invited to make reservation to stay at the event venue, Hilton Airport Hotel. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets start at $65. 611 NW Loop 410, San Antonio. 210-381-6230 or 210-789-1310. www.stronggroup10.com

Bowlero locations will offer special lunch and dinner packages, with each package including a champagne or sparking juice toast. Noon-2 a.m. 13307 San Pedro Ave. and 4330 Thousand Oaks. $24.99. www.bowlero.com

Celebrate SA, the city of San Antonio’s official New Year’s Eve celebration, returns after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. There will be music on three stages between Hemisfair and La Villita on Alamo Street in downtown. There also will be a carnival with food, games and rides. The fun wraps up with a fireworks display around the Tower of the Americas. 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Free admission. 434 S. Alamo St. https://saparksfoundation.org/event/celebrate-sa

Backyard on Broadway hosts a pajama party with a DJ; drink specials; a complimentary midnight champagne toast; and a midnight brunch featuring mini pancakes, chicken and waffles, and more. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $20.22. 2411 Broadway. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2s36eaza.

Bistr09 invites guests to a special three-course dinner featuring menu items such as Duck Breast A l’Orange, Truffle Gnocchi with Foie Gras and Buche Noel Chocolat. 4-10 p.m. $65. 6106 Broadway. RSVP at 210-245-8156 or www.bistr09.com/events/b9-christmas-eve-dinner-1-d7msd.

The Good Kind hosts a party with a cocktail, celebration swag bags and a complimentary champagne midnight toast, accompanied by a prime view of the fireworks downtown. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $20. 1127 S. Saint Mary's St. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/nye-at-the-good-kind-tickets-222326694127?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

1902 Nightclub, just opened in November, hosts a New Year’s Eve event with a DJ, live music, dancing and a champagne toast. Reservations are encouraged. 9 p.m. 1174 E. Commerce St. 210-639-2208. www.1902satx.com/contact

Cheritty Bar hosts a family-friendly celebration with a sparkling cider toast, fortune-telling and a 9 p.m. family ball drop. 6 p.m.-midnight. Free. 302 Montana St. 210-598-0496. https://cherritybar.com

Little Joe & La Familia, the award-winning Tejano Band, rings in the new year at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts with a show that includes a midnight toast. DJ Texas Papi takes the stage before Little Joe. Reserved floor tables include access to the dance floor, two designated bars and party favors. Attendees must wear a mask while entering or exiting the venue. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $28-$58.50 per person; $83.50 for a table. 100 Auditorium Circle. 210-223-8624. https://tinyurl.com/yckm9pt4

Merkaba, a River Walk nightclub, is offering two kinds of party packages based on table reservation including drink vouchers, party favors and a champagne toast. Dress code and arrival time based on reservation strictly enforced. 10 p.m. Table reservations range $325-$450. Standing room only admission also available for $25 per person and includes a drink voucher. 111 W. Crockett St. www.merkabatx.com/event/nye

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden offers a pre-fixe menu 3 p.m.-midnight. $100. Reservations are encouraged. 312 Pearl Parkway, Bldg. 3. 210-354-4644. www.opentable.com/r/the-boiler-house-and-texas-grill-and-wine-garden-san-antonio

The Doseum offers young families a chance to take part in a live-streamed countdown to the new year at noon. Log in at 11:45 a.m. to first create a spin drum for the virtual celebration. Visit www.instagram.com/thedoseum or www.facebook.com/thedoseum for the countdown. Visit www.thedoseum.org/events/event/2286871 for more event information.

Additionally, some restaurants have New Year’s Day celebrations in store, including: The Hayden invites diners to don some pajamas and enjoy a brunch party, which will feature fried chicken and latke waffles and barbacoa omelets. Reservations are encouraged. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. 4025 Broadway. 210-437-4306. www.buzztable.com/widget/the-hayden

Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk will provide a New Year’s Day dining special at its Bar Rojo restaurant, featuring a veal osso bucco served with manchego polenta, baby root vegetables and a sage gremolata for $36 per person. Additionally, Bar Rojo will serve its new breakfast and dinner menus. 600 E. Market St. 210-224-1234. www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/texas/grand-hyatt-san-antonio-river-walk/satgh?src=corp_lclb_gmb_seo_satgh

By Edmond Ortiz
Edmond joined Community Impact as a reporter in August 2021, helping to launch new editions in the San Antonio market. Edmond covers various beats in the North San Antonio coverage area. He previously was the main reporter for Local Community News, covering several areas in and around San Antonio, first as a freelancer and then staff member. Prior to that, Edmond was a community news reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the San Antonio Express-News, including editing two community weeklies. He's a San Antonio native, and studied mass communications at San Antonio College and Texas State University.