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Fredericksburg New Year's Eve Weekend AND Hot Air Balloon Festival

Friday, December 31, 2021 - Saturday, January 01, 2022

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Bankersmith, Texas Dance Hall

7905 Old San Antonio Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

A fun, casual weekend in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Fredericksburg, Texas.

This event spans two days and starts at Bankersmith Dance Hall on Friday (Friday 6PM-Midnight). Guests can pick up their wristbands at Bankersmith on Friday to avoid lines on Saturday.

On Friday, guests will head to Bankersmith Dance Hall (Open at Noon) and Saloon for an amazing live performance by Celsius. VIP’s will enjoy complimentary food and drink. There will be no jazz, balloons, helicopters, fireworks or polo on Friday. On New Year’s Eve we will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Party in the Bankersmith Dance Hall and a performance by San Antonio’s Top Ranked Party Band ‘Celsius’ from 8PM-11PM! You do not want to miss this performance!

On Saturday, guests will then head to the Grapetown Winery & Fredericksburg Polo Club on Saturday at 3PM (Saturday Hours 3PM-8PM). On New Year’s Day, we give you a full day of Jazz from 3PM-8PM. Polo, Fireworks, Hot Air Balloons (weather contingent) and Helicopter Rides will be activated on Saturday. The jazz schedule on Saturday will feature live performances from 3PM-8PM in the Grapetown Winery Tasting Room, fireworks will blast off around 8PM, a few hot air balloons for tethered rides (will inflate when weather allows, but always weather contingent), a full bar and polo! Helicopter Rides will be available from 3PM-8PM! The polo matches on Saturday will run from 3PM-5PM! Great food! Great drinks! Helicopter and Balloon Rides (weather contingent). Vendors and more!

Weather Alert: New Year's in the Texas Hill Country can be 70 degrees or it can be 25 degrees. Please come prepared to enjoy this rain or shine event! The Jazz will go on! If weather grounds the balloons due to unsafe winds or precipitation (which has happened in the past), the event will be held inside the Grapetown Vineyard Tasting Room with Helicopter Rides in lieu of Balloon Rides.

This is not a festival with hundreds of balloons. If you are looking for a festival with hundreds of balloons, or even dozens - do not come to this event. You will be disappointed. We will have 2-4 balloons on site to conduct tethered rides. They are big and beautiful when inflated (weather contingent) but we are NOT the Albuquerque Balloon Festival. Also, please note, balloons are extremely weather contingent. This is why we have incorporated helicopters. When the balloons cannot inflate, due to unsafe conditions, all Balloon rides are automatically upgraded and transferred to helicopter rides! This Jazz and Balloon Bash has something for everyone and at most price points. From all inclusive VIP areas to affordable general admission passes that allow nearly full access to the property, we have a package to fit nearly every budget.

Please arrange safe transport home.

Come on out, bring your friends or family and make some great memories that will last a lifetime.


FRIDAY NEW YEAR’S EVE: Bankersmith Dance Hall & Saloon: 7905 Old San Antonio Rd. Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (4PM-Midnight)

SATURDAY NEW YEAR’S DAY: Fredericksburg Polo Club at Grapetown Vineyard & Farm: 8142 Old San Antonio Rd. Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (3PM-8PM)

Please note that we have a no refund policy. This is clearly stated on our website:

If you are not able to attend the event anymore, for any reason, we'll gladly change your ticket to any future event.

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