Goodbye, 2019. As we mark the last weekend of this year, let’s look back and appreciate all the good times that we’ve had thanks to this weekly list of events. Not only are there still wintery activities lined up this weekend, but New Year’s Eve is Tuesday night. Read on for suggestions on how to spend the last few days of December.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

The Moscow Ballet brings its Great Russian Nutcracker to San Antonio, an extravagant performance that is sure to delight everyone in the family. Find tickets here.
Friday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St.
$33.50 and up

Social & Switcholio League

Alamo City Cornhole hosts a cornhole tournament every Friday at Alamo Beer Co. There will also be a “social tournament” for first-time (or less competitive) cornhole players.
Friday, 7-10 p.m.
Alamo Beer, 202 Lamar St.


Enjoy K-pop music, merch, and dancing at Brick on Friday night. K-pop YouTuber John Norman will be DJing, and attendees can also enter in raffles. Tickets cost $10 and can be bought at the gate or online here.
Friday, 8 p.m.-midnight
Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star

The Elf On The Shelf: A Christmas Musical

Do you love the Elf on the Shelf tradition? Well, that Christmas fun is going life-size with a musical set in Santa’s North Pole. Find tickets here.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons come to San Antonio to take on the Spurs on Saturday evening. Find tickets here.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Pkway
$16 and up

Chanukah at the Alamo

Happy Chanukah! Watch a menorah lighting at the Alamo on Saturday with music, dancing, and donuts included.
Saturday, 8:15 p.m.
The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza

Early Sunday Run at the Pearl

Get your body in fighting shape for 2020. Runners and walkers can meet at the Pearl Park Amphitheatre at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday and choose from 2-mile to 10-mile routes.
Sunday, 7:30-10:30 a.m.
Pearl Park Amphitheatre, 303 Pearl Pkwy

Sesame Street Live!

Your good friends from Sesame Street are in San Antonio and they’re ready to party. This interactive show takes the audience on a stroll down Sesame Street to visit the furry characters that live there. Find tickets here.
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Lila Cockrell Theatre, 900 E. Market St.
$15 and up

Alamo Bowl Pep Rally

The Alamo Bowl is on New Year’s Eve, but before then, the Utah Utes and University of Texas Longhorns are floating down the river to say hello. See both teams’ players and pep bands on Sunday evening and rowdy fans dressed to the nines in their respective colors.
Sunday, 5-6 p.m.
Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita St.

The Dirty River Orchestra’s New Year’s Pre-Game

Enjoy the swing era sounds of The Dirty River Dixie Band’s 10-piece big band at the Bonham Exchange’s top floor ballroom on Sunday. Admission costs $10 and can be paid with cash or card at the door. You must be 18 years and older to attend.
Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m.
Roarin’ Jazz Club, 411 Bonham

Freakfest ft. Steve Aoki, Deorro & Lucii

Three DJs bring their sounds to San Antonio on Sunday. Steve Aoki, Deorro, and Lucii will be performing at Cowboys Dance Hall. You must be 18 years and older to attend; don’t forget to bring your ID. Find tickets here.
Sunday, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Cowboys Dance Hall, 3030 NE Loop 410

The Color Purple

The 2016 Tony Award-winning musical brings jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues to a revived production of The Color Purple, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Find tickets here.
Sunday-Monday, 7:30 p.m.
The Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St.
$55 and up

Kids’ Countdown 2020

Kids might have bedtimes before midnight, but they want to ring in the new year too. The DoSeum is hosting a glow party with glowing accessories, music, an interactive dance floor, snacks, and a laser show. This “countdown” event is for the whole family. Find tickets here.
Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway St.

Noon Year’s Eve Party

Want to give your young ones the excitement of New Year’s Eve without the messed up sleep schedule? San Antonio Aquarium is holding a balloon drop at noon, plus guests can see everything else the aquarium has to offer. The event is included with aquarium admission. Find tickets here.
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-noon
San Antonio Aquarium, 6320 Bandera Rd.
Included with admission, $10.95-$15.95.

New Year’s Eve at Miracle on Houston Street

Celebrate the end of 2019 by visiting Jet-Setter. It’s also the last day it will be hosting the Christmas-themed pop-up bar Miracle on Houston Street, so get your holiday drinks and pictures while you still can!
Tuesday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Jet-Setter, 229 E. Houston St.

New Year’s Eve at Cherrity Bar

Enjoy the fireworks from the Cherrity Bar’s vantage point and get your face painted, watch fire twirlers, and listen to live music. There will even be a 9 p.m. ball drop for the little ones to enjoy before they go to sleep for the rest of the year.
Tuesday, 5 p.m.-midnight
Cherrity Bar, 302 Montana St.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors

The last time the Spurs faced the Warriors, San Antonio beat Golden State by 17 points. Can they recreate that victory? Find tickets here.
Tuesday, 6 p.m.
AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Pkway
$16 and up

Celebrate SA! City of San Antonio’s Official NYE Celebration

Enjoy live music, food, and fireworks to celebrate the end of 2019 at the official City of San Antonio New Year’s Eve celebration. Live music and fireworks can be enjoyed on Alamo Street, La Villita, and Hemisfair between Market and Cesar Chavez streets. There will also be carnival rides and games, local merchants to shop from, and plenty of drinks.
Tuesday, 6 p.m.-midnight
Hemisfair, 434 S. Alamo St.

Valero Alamo Bowl

This year, the University of Texas at Austin faces the University of Utah for the Alamo Bowl title. Find tickets here.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
The Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
$37 and up

The Drag Clinic New Year’s Eve Celebration

New Year’s Eve usually goes hand-in-hand with glitz and glamor, and who does that better than drag queens? Tundra Hall and Indica Hayes host this sickening event. Tickets cost $10 online and $15 at the door. Find more information and tickets here.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.-midnight
Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex, 108 Blue Star
$10 and up

New Year’s Eve at the St. Anthony

Not only will there be drinks and dancing, but the St. Anthony will have a full-on meal to ring in the new year. Indulge in a dinner of gulf shrimp, prime rib, breast of chicken, and a holiday dessert buffet from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 210-884-4400 or email for reservations.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.-midnight
The St. Anthony, 300 E. Travis St.

NYE 2020 Party like its 1989

Party like it’s going to be 1990 at the Amp Room on New Year’s Eve. Free champagne toast at midnight included for everyone.
Tuesday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Amp Room, 2407 N. St. Mary’s St.

NYE Decadence Ball at Paramour

If you want to feel fancy on New Year’s Eve, Paramour is throwing their fourth annual Decadence Ball that night. Decade-themed attire or cocktail evening-wear is mandatory for attendees. Find more information and tickets here.
Tuesday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Paramour, 109 9th St. #400
$65 and up

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Jazz, TX

Ring in the new year with the most appropriate soundtrack to welcome the ’20s – jazz! Doc Watkins and his orchestra start playing at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $250 per person and include dinner, the show, and a champagne toast at midnight. Find tickets here.
Tuesday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Jazz, TX, 312 Pearl Pkway

New Fierce Eve at Limelight

Dance, take pictures at a photo booth, and listen to live music at Limelight’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Heather Go Psycho plays at 10 p.m., Lloronas play at 11 p.m., and HoneyBunny plays at midnight, with a countdown to the new year included. No cover required and complimentary champagne for a new year’s toast is included. Must be 21 years or older to attend.
Tuesday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Limelight, 2718 N. St. Mary’s St.

Dance Yourself Clean

If you consider yourself more of an indie listener than jazz, check out Dance Yourself Clean’s New Year’s Eve party at Paper Tiger. They’ll be playing artists like LCD Soundsystem, Glass Animals, and Charli XCX. Find more information and tickets here.
Tuesday, 9 p.m.-3 a.m.
Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St.

Gatsby’s House 2020

Sip drinks and dance to three DJs at the Westin Riverwalk on New Year’s Eve. Don’t forget your roaring ’20s-themed looks; otherwise, semi-formal or cocktail attire is required. Find the casino speakeasy to win prizes, too. Get tickets here.
Tuesday, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Westin Riverwalk, 420 W. Market St.
$195 and up

Jackie Wang covered local government for the San Antonio Report.