A Texas New Year’s

If you have to be in Texas on New Year’s Eve, you’re lucky. From San Antonio to Dallas, Houston to Corpus Christi, Texans step out to welcome the new year. Even if you don’t have to be in Texas, maybe you should be. Be spontaneous: book a room in a Texas Bed and Breakfast, pack your bag, and go!

San Antonio welcomes the new year with a massive celebration on Alamo Street between Market and Durango – the Carnaval de San Antonio. This free event features live music on four stages, fireworks, and a host of activities for people of all ages.

Austin hosts a First Night event with streets full of art, live music, and eclectic entertainment. Events begin at 4 p.m and conclude with fireworks at midnight. One of the highlights is the ARC Waterlight Parade on Lady Bird Lake at 9 p.m.

Walkers will want to travel deep into the heart of the Texas Hill Country to Fredericksburg. The Memorial Walk is the last official walk of 2010, and the First Walk is the first official walk of 2011 (at 12:30 a.m.). Don’t forget to pack your walking shoes for your stay at a Hill Country Texas Bed and Breakfast.

Visit Lubbock, Texas, for a wide variety of live music on New Year’s Eve. Reggae and jazz, big band and country: it’s all in Lubbock. Classical music enthusiasts may enjoy spending December 31, 2010, at the Dallas Symphony. The theme is from Paris to Vienna, and it is practically guaranteed to send listeners waltzing into the streets.

Travel to Texas for New Year’s Eve. It has something for everyone. Come here if you like to celebrate the new year with crowds of people in one of Texas’ more populous cities. Come here if you prefer to welcome it quietly with a friend in a romantic Bed and Breakfast in the Texas countryside. Texas has it all.

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