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Ring In The 20’s In San Marcos

December 30, 2019

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 San Marcos for a perfect holiday celebration.

New Year’s Eve


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

Ring in the new decade with a fabulous three course meal at Cody’s Bistro & Lounge. With options like Steak Tartare, Prime Filet Mignon and Black Cherry Ricotta Cheesecake, it doesn’t get much better than that.

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! In addition to mouthwatering entres, you can end the year with greens and carrots for prosperity, noodles for longevity, and black-eyed peas for some good southern luck.

Celebrate In The (Root) Cellar

The Root Cellar Café is quite the romantic spot to enjoy your last meal of the decade. We’ll take a Cajun-Style Smothered Ribeye with a Caramel Apple Tart, s'il vous plait!

Cheers at Blue Dahlia Bistro

Ah, Blue Dahlia Bistro. Come for the food, stay for the ambiance. And oh, is that Maine Lobster Bisque we see? Count us in!



Pop, Fizz, Clink at Patio Dolcetto 

Toast the night away at Patio Dolcetto with cocktail specials 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. 

Toast on the Water at Ivar’s River Pub
Enjoy a free glass of champagne and appetizer buffet (yes, appetizer buffet) while overlooking the beautiful San Marcos River.

Cheers to the New Year with champagne at:

The Gray Horse


Railyard Bar & Grill

The Growling Texas Beer Bar
The Marc

Live Music

Dance Into 2020

Ring in the New Year with David Beck’s Tejano Weekend at Cheatham Street Warehouse. This is an 18+ show and the doors open at 8pm.

Toast to 2020 at Zelicks

Celebrate the last day of the year at Zelicks with live music from The Cold Tony’s (8pm) and a free champagne toast.

Party at Jack’s Roadhouse

Rabb Y Los Killahogs will be playing at Jack’s Roadhouse from 8pm-12am. What a perfect way to finish out the year!

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! 

Stretch It Out

Goats, yoga and wine – really, is there any other way to start off your first day of a new decade? Head out to Three Dudes Winery for a yoga session, cuddle time with baby goats and a wine tasting. We’ll see you there!