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Ring In The New Year in San Marcos

December 22, 2017

With 2018 just around the corner, now is the time to plan how you’ll kick it off! From elegant galas to casual bowling, raucous parties to intimate dinners, San Marcos has it all. See the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events happening around the city below for a perfect holiday celebration.


New Year’s Eve Gala

Celebrate the last day of 2017 with the Blanco River Regional Recovery Team at their New Year’s Eve Gala – Puttin’ On The Ritz. Held at Embassy Suites in the Veramendi Ballroom, you can expect cocktails, dinner, a casino and 20 piece Swing-Band Orchestra!


Happy Brewyears Eve Bash at AquaBrew

Brew Year’s Eve at AquaBrew is an event you surely can’t miss! With drink specials, a memory wall to reflect on this year’s highs and lows, indoor and outdoor games, prizes, party favors and live music from R.A.G.E. – it’s going to be a rockin’ New Year’s Eve.


New Year’s Eve Dinner at Cody’s Bistro & Lounge

Ring in 2018 with a fabulous three course meal at Cody’s Bistro & Lounge. As if a three course meal just wasn’t enough, add Sticky Banana Toffee Cake with Toffee Drizzle and a champagne toast for a truly over-the-edge experience!


Palmer’s New Year’s Menu

Palmer’s Restaurant and Bar is setting up for a year full of the luck the best way we know how – with food! Noodles and greens for longevity and health, carrots and peas for wealth, Black Eyed Peas for good luck and fish and pork for always moving forward!


The Pitch Party

Live music, a balloon drop and free champagne toast at midnight – is there any better way to ring in 2018? We think not!


The NYE Soirée at The Marc

This free New Year’s Eve party at The Marc is going to be amazing. Hosted by DJ Z & Ray C, you can count on drink specials, live music and many more surprises!


New Year’s Eve with Bill Middleton Band

The Bill Middleton Band will be taking the stage at Middleton Brewing to end out 2017. Special beer will be tapped for the occasion and sparkling wine will start flowing around midnight. In addition to live music, craft beer and sparkling wine, you can also expect a stellar fireworks show and excellent food – that’s one heck of a party in our books!


New Year’s Eve at The SPOT

If you’d like a fun-filled New Year’s Eve with a laid back vibe, we highly recommend dropping a (bowling) ball at The SPOT. They’ll have specialty packages that include discounted bowling, food and drink specials. Stick around till midnight for the champagne toast!

New Year's Day

New Year’s Day Spring Lake Hike

Meet in the Meadows Center Parking Lot (free for New Year’s Day) and hike approximately three miles to the overlook and then back down a different trail. This is a great moderate-level hike that is perfect for families. With an easy pace, there’s plenty of time to learn about the environment and see all the sights. Please leave your dogs at home so we don’t disturb the wildlife.   

Polar Bear Plunge

This fun, and unsponsored, event takes place at noon on New Year's Day in Sewell Park. Bring a warm towel and clothes to bundle up in after a refreshing plunge in the beautiful San Marcos River!