Many would argue that ringing in the New Year simply can’t be done right without fireworks. Thousands of San Antonians descended into Hemisfair Park Saturday night for Celebrate San Antonio, Texas’ biggest New Year’s Eve celebration complete with a carnival, live music, and food.

The celebration culminated with an impressive fireworks show, illuminating the downtown sky in vibrant colors as spectators cheered and celebrated.

The festivities served as a reminder of all of the growth and change worth celebrating in the city that occurred over the past year, and all of the exciting new things to come.

Happy New Year, San Antonio.

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Camille Garcia

Camille Garcia is a journalist born and raised in San Antonio. She formerly worked at the San Antonio Report as assistant editor and reporter. Her email is

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Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Kathryn Boyd-Batstone is a California native and a graduate of the University of Oregon. She moved to San Antonio in December 2015 to join The Rivard Report team as photographer and videographer.