Chilly, dry night should usher in new year
Revelers looking to ring in 2019 outside should be ready for a chilly night Monday, but San Antonians should see dry skies during the festivities.
Rain Sunday night is expected to clear out by Monday morning, making way for a dry and cool New Year’s Eve, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Runyen.
Daytime highs in the 60s will quickly fall after sunset, and temperatures are expected to be in the mid-40s by midnight, he said.
New Year’s Day will be breezy and cooler than Monday, Runyen said.
That bodes well for Celebrate SA, the city’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration, which will bring music, family activities and food to Hemisfair, La Villita and Maverick Plaza.
This year’s event starts at 6 p.m. and runs until the fireworks end, just after midnight.
The Hemisfair Stage will host former Spurs forward Matt Bonner, in his San Antonio debut performance as DJ Red Mamba. The Satisfactions, a Rolling Stones tribute band, local soul band Eddie and The Valiants, and The Texases, a country cover band, will also perform at Hemisfair.
Music in the Bud Lite DJ Lounge in Maverick Plaza will be provided by Chulita Vinyl Club, an all-female DJ collective, as well as Soulstairs, playing disco and soul music, and house, disco and funk music from Adam Madrigal.
The plaza is only open to those 21-and-older, who can buy beer and specialty cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka.
Family-friendly entertainment is on tap in the “Celebrate Family” Zone on Villita Street and the Arneson River Theater.
The night will end with a fireworks show at the Tower of the Americas, which starts at midnight.
Last New Year’s, San Antonio kicked off “Celebrate 300” to mark its tricentennial year.