Where to Celebrate New Year's on the River Walk 2023

December 11, 2023

Picture this: 100,000 lights twinkling on the tall cypress trees, transforming the River Walk into a dazzling wonderland of celebration and joy! 

As we wave goodbye to the old and cheer in the new, where else could be more magical to kick off the New Year? From NYE parties to holiday offers and restaurants opened on New Year’s Day, here’s our ultimate guide to celebrating the New Year on the River Walk:

🎉Dazzling NYE Parties

No celebration is complete without a festive farewell! Rockin’ on the River: A New Year’s Tradition at San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the River Walk will feature a dinner buffet with seafood, a premium carving station, and other curated dishes. 

While Hotel Valencia is offering two party packages to choose from that include overnight accommodations and access to New Year’s Eve Casino Royale-themed festivities! MadDogs British Pub will also host a New York, New York party featuring a live DJ, a complimentary glass of champagne, and party favors. Lastly, Hilton Palacio Del Rio will host a family-friendly New Year’s Countdown Party featuring a chef-inspired holiday menu, champagne toast, live music, and fireworks. Don’t forget to check out the city’s official NYE Celebration, CelebrateSA. There will be live performances throughout the night at the Arneson Theatre. Check out this link for a list of NYE Parties happening throughout the Alamo City. 

🍽 What’s open on New Year’s Day?

Landshark Bar & Grill | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Margaritaville | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Fogo de Chao | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Dave & Busters | 11 a.m. – Midnight

🎄Holiday Offers

If you’re still searching for the perfect accommodations during your December visit, here are three wonderful spots along the River Walk, all offering fantastic holiday deals:

Grand Hyatt River Walk | Enjoy up to 20% discount room rate on select dates with code MEDIA3

Hyatt Regency River Walk | Enjoy up to 20% discount room rate on select dates with code MEDIA3

Hotel Valencia River Walk | Available for bookings from November 20th until January 10th, Light Up The Night accommodates a luxury stay for two, including two complimentary holiday cocktails curated by the respective properties’ bar program. Guests are also encouraged to stroll through holiday light installations along the riverwalk, within walking distance of the hotel.