Celebrate SA, the City of San Antonio’s Official New Year’s Eve Celebration returns to downtown on Saturday, December 31, 2022. Celebrate SA continues to draw in excess of 70,000 excited partygoers annually. The downtown area will be vibrant with revelers “Dancing In The Streets,” the theme for the 2022 celebration. The live music event and fireworks show will take place on South Alamo Street between Market Street and Cesar Chavez Blvd, along Villita Street, and at the Arneson River Theatre. Official event hours are from 6:00 PM through 12:00 AM, on Saturday, December 31st, 2022. The event is 100% FREE to the public and all ages.
The event will be broadcast live across the nation on Telemundo as they present Bienvenido 2023 (Welcome 2023), a New Year’s Eve special hosted from different cities across the nation, airing live on Saturday, December 31 at 10PM/9CST.
The three and a half hour broadcast will feature network stars Jacqueline Bracamontes, Chiky Bombom and Nacho Lozano from New York’s iconic Times Square; Alix Aspe from Miami, and Andrea Meza and Carlos Adyan from San Antonio, with musical performances by Ana Bárbara, Gente de Zona, Joss Favela, Luis Figueroa, Manuel Turizo, Natalia Jiménez, Pablo Alborán, Pablo Montero, Silvestre Dangond, Zion & Lennox, and LA 45. Viewers will also be able to enjoy the exciting countdown to 2023 that will officially begin the famous Times Square ball drops.
Produced by the San Antonio Parks Foundation and the City of San Antonio, Celebrate SA features live entertainment on the South Alamo Main Stage presented by Thomas J. Henry. South Alamo crowds will enjoy performances by iconic westside soul group, Eddie & The Valiants, indie rock powerhouse, John Charlie’s Heavy Love, and open-format sets by countdown city favorite, DJ Isaiahfromtexas. LED screens flank the main stage with live feeds of performances and messaging from local businesses welcoming the new year.
Patrons can also expect live performances on the Boogie Bend stage at Arneson River Theatre along the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk, complete with the annual festive holiday lighting. The Boogie Bend Stage presented by Southtown Vinyl features sets by LA 45, bringing the next generation of Chicano music to the stage; TexMex soul operators, JOAQUIN; and DJ Lovedocument spinning a genre-bending mix of sounds highlighting Texas bands and musicians, taking Boogie Bend into 2023.
Bringing the celebratory theme to life is Studio Avi SA, one of San Antonio’s premier fitness, dance fitness, and dance training studios. Through the vision of founder Roger Mendoza, the team at Studio Avi SA is working to build an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who are ready to shine. Catch the Avi Showman Elite performance company throughout Celebrate SA and dance into the new year!
“We’re delighted to partner with Telemundo to showcase Celebrate SA on the national stage as part of Bienvenido 2023. The Foundation works tirelessly to develop collaborative opportunities that value and advance equity and access, not only to parks, but to diverse communities and cultures,” says Libby Day, Director of Communication at the San Antonio Parks Foundation.
At the event, guests can look forward to fun facts about City and County parks, the history of the San Antonio Parks Foundation, as well as highlights from 2022 community events. There will also be a full array of family-friendly programming including a carnival located at the corner of South Alamo Street and César E Chávez Blvd featuring games, rides, and attractions for all ages. South Alamo and Villita Way will be lined with local food and artisan vendor booths offering diverse options. Beer and wine will be available for purchase along with hot drinks, beverage proceeds benefit SA and Bexar County parks. The night will be capped with a communal countdown at midnight, followed by the spectacular fireworks show.
The San Antonio Parks Foundation would like to thank all official sponsors of Celebrate SA including Michelob Ultra, Thomas J Henry, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, Southtown Vinyl, City of San Antonio, The Fairmount Hotel, NBC4, Fox29, CW35, Telemundo, and iHeartMedia.
The City of San Antonio’s Official New Year’s Eve Celebration
Saturday, December 31st, 2022 | 6 PM – Midnight
South Alamo Street | Villita Street | Arneson River Theatre
Live on Channel Telemundo 60 San Antonio 9 PM – 12:30 AM CST
Live on Channel News4SA 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM CST