San Antonio offers all varieties of fun for K-State fans on New Year’s Eve

(George Walker | The Collegian)

K-State fans venturing down to San Antonio, Texas for the 2015 Valero Alamo Bowl this week will have multiple options to consider when planning their New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Whether it’s a family full of Wildcats looking for some wholesome New Year’s Eve fun, or K-State students or young alumni looking for an evening that has more of an ‘Aggieville’ flavor to it, San Antonio offers plenty of options for the bowl-bound K-State’r.

San Antonio’s biggest event for New Year’s Eve is dubbed “Celebrate San Antonio.” It’s billed as the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in Texas, drawing more than 200,000 people to downtown San Antonio.

The event is located conveniently in Hemisfair Park (434 South Alamo St., San Antonio, Texas 78205), south of the famous Riverwalk and west of the Alamodome, where No. 11 K-State takes on No. 11 UCLA two days later.

There will be a variety of food and drink booths and three different stages that will have live music performed throughout the night.

There will also be a children’s area with games and attractions to keep any young Wildcat fan busy.

The night is capped off with a fireworks show set to music, shot off of the Tower of the Americas located right in the middle of Hemisfair Park.

North of the happenings in Hemisfair Park, plenty will be going on at the Riverwalk. Multiple establishments along the river have their own New Year’s Eve festivities including, “Charlie Wants a Burger,” which will be home to Powercat Gameday during bowl week and is sure to have plenty of K-State fans milling through its doors.

For people looking for a more formal way to spend their New Years Eve, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will be having a New Year’s Eve gala where world-renowned soprano Patricia Racette will perform followed by a performance by the San Antonio Symphony.

After the performances, the Rick Cavender Band will perform in lobby for the New Year’s celebration. Tickets start at $49 for the entire evening and include a three-course dinner prior to the performances.

Whatever K-State fans’ plans may be on New Year’s Eve, San Antonio prides itself on having a very tight-knit downtown that is very walkable and a taxi service that can get K-State fans to and from their New Year’s Eve festivities safely.

Tim Everson was born in Wichita, KS in 1994. Before fifth grade he moved up to Manhattan for one year before settling in Riley, KS where he graduated from Riley County High School in 2012. Tim has worked for the Collegian since spring of 2014 and took over as Sports Editor during the summer of 2015. Tim loves sports, music, movies and good food when he can get it.