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Celebrate 2019 In San Marcos

December 31, 2018

Looking for plans for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? You’ve come to the right place! 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


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

Ring in 2019 with a fabulous three course meal at Cody’s Bistro & Lounge. May we suggest finishing it off with the Black Cherry Ricotta Cheesecake – yum!


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! Greens and carrots for prosperity, noodles for longevity, and black-eyed peas for some good southern luck.


Date Night at The Spot

New Year’s Eve is the perfect date night in our opinion. Take your significant other out for bowling, games or a movie. Oh, and don’t forget to take advantage of The Spot’s date night package.



Beer Drop at Middleton

Is there really a better way to kick off a new year than a balloon drop, live music, party favors and a champagne toast? We think not…

Toast to 2018 at Zelicks

Celebrate the last day of the year at Zelicks with music and champagne from 8pm till 1am.


Pop, Fizz, Clink at Patio Dolcetto 

Toast the night away at Patio Dolcetto with discounted cocktails and a free champagne toast at midnight. This local wine lounge, bier garden and artisan gallery is sure to make for a memorable New Year’s Eve.

Spend The Night In Style At Stonewall

A DJ and surprise performances from 9pm to 2am, topped with a champagne toast at midnight is a great way to enter into a new year! Free for 21+, $10 cover for 18-21. 

Live Music

Dance Into 2019

Ring in the New Year with the David Prado Band at Cheatham Street Warehouse. This is an 18+ show and the doors open at 8pm.

The Countdown Show

Kiva Lounge and Bar is sending off 2018 right with live music from 5:30pm till midnight. This no-cover show is 21+ and features seven fantastic sets.

New Year's Day

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 a set of clothes to bundle up in after a refreshing plunge in the beautiful San Marcos River!