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1. Valero Alamo Bowl Fan Zone

Monday, Dec. 30 noon-5 p.m.

The perfect pre-game destination, the Fan Zone will feature a wide variety of interactive, family-friendly festivities. Mobile video games, snacks, face painting and an inflatable obstacle course will all be on the premises, as well as tons of fellow fans.

Location: Sunset Station, 1174 E Commerce St2. 4th Annual Museum Reach River of Lights

Monday, Dec. 30 6-9 p.m.

Featuring hundreds of colorful lights hung all around the river—including some in the water!—this San Antonio favorite is celebrating its fourth anniversary in the Alamo City. Start at the Grayson St basin and work your way southward down to Lexington to take in one of the most beloved winter traditions in San Antonio.

Location: 200 E Grayson St3. Celebrate San Antonio New Year's Eve Event

Tuesday, Dec. 31 6 p.m.-midnight


Ring in 2014 in the heart of the city! Downtown's annual New Year's Eve celebration will be the biggest yet, featuring live music on three stages, local food vendors, and special entertainment areas for both kids and adults. The evening caps off with a fireworks evtravaganza over the Tower of the Americas, the perfect backdrop for a chamagne toast—or a kiss!

Location: HemisFair Park, 434 Alamo St4. Hair of the Dog Day

Wednesday, Jan. 1 noon-11:30 p.m.

Ease your New Year's hangover with the greatest cure of all: more booze. Gruene Hall will have live music all day long as well as free-flowing beer and plenty of dancing. Guy Forsyth, Walk Wilkins and the Mystiqueros, and Shinyribs will all grace the stage for the first official party of 2014.

Location: Gruene Hall, 1218 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels

5. San Antonio Remembers: The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Thursday, Jan. 2 noon-8 p.m.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, rare photographs and artifacts from President Kennedy's life and administration will be on display at the Mission Branch library. The special exhibit is comprised of loaner material borrowed from Brooks City Base.

Location: Mission Branch Library, 3134 Roosevelt Ave 6. First Friday Art Walk

Friday, Jan. 3 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Eleven art galleries open their doors for a special cultural event in the heart of Fredericksburg. Explore the finest regional, national, and internatural art the Hill County has to offer along with samplings of local wine at each gallery. Gallery hours will be extended, allowing guest to work their way through the exhibits and galleries at their own pace.

Location: Agave Art Gallery, 208 E San Antonio St, Fredericksburg7. Qigong Class

Saturday, Jan. 4 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Jump start your New Year's resolution to by attending free Quigong classes at Forest Hills Library. Quigong, literally translated as "life energy cultivation," is just that: a form of meditation which synchronizes your conscious self with your subconscious energies to generate a personal inner-environment conducive to exercise and an increased positive outlook.

Location: Forest Hills Library, 5245 Ingram Rd 8. Primer Sabado

Saturday, Jan. 4 noon-6 p.m.

Held the first Saturday of every month, Premier Sabado features the best local entertainment, children’s activities, and food offered by the city. The Market Square shops and restaurants will all be open for an afternoon of browsing and snacking.

Location: Market Square, 514 W Commerce St 9. Don Clifford Book Signing

Saturday, Jan. 4 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Utilizing a unique, zany blend of fun sentences and limericks, Don Clifford will be discussing and signing his hit children's book "Zoo Nonsense" for readers of all ages. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Twig.

Location: The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy 10. Ballet Folklorico Dancing Lessons

Thursday, Jan. 2 6-7 p.m.

The city of Helotes will offer free ballet folklorico dancing lessons for people of all ages. With folklorico ballet featuring regionally-specific dance moves, these lessons are a great interactive way to experience the rich culture of south Texas.

Location: Helotes City Hall, 12951 Bandera Rd

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