New Years Eve fireworks over downtown San Antonio. Photo by Scott Ball.

San Antonio said goodbye to 2014 in its customary style: big, bold, and cold – well, cold for Texas, that is. I started the evening at the Alamo Bowl pep rally and battle of the team bands at the Arneson River Theatre which was overwhelmingly inhabited by Kansas State fans. The Celebrate San Antonio New Year’s Eve celebration on South Alamo Street spanned East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard to Market Street with the main stage in front of Hemisfair Park’s archway.

After checking out the live performances, carnival games, and refreshment vendors the public event had to offer, I stopped by San Antonio’s latest cocktail bar, The Last Word. With a speakeasy appeal, The Last Word felt warm and cozy while the weather outside was frigidly cold. To finish off the evening, I headed to the historic Hays Street Bridge to photograph the beautiful skyline of our city from the Eastside. Happy New Year San Antonio.

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Scott Ball

Scott Ball is San Antonio Report's photo editor and grew up in San Antonio.