New Year's Eve / San Antonio Parks Foundation

If you’re planning to drive downtown for “Celebrate San Antonio” on New Year’s Eve there will be a lot of demand for parking. About 70,000 people are expected to attend the free event.

There will be three live music stages, food booths, carnival rides, face painting and more. The night will be capped off with a fireworks show at midnight.

It will take place on Alamo Street, between Market and Cesar Chavez from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. That stretch of Alamo will be closed to traffic from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Friday.

The biggest beach party in the world was going on around him, but lifeguard Cabo Guido Serafini was looking at the woman writhing on the sand.

She seemed like she was in convulsions, with her eyes rolling back in her head and a stream of what seemed like nonsense coming out of her mouth. More alarmingly, she was right on the edge of the water, and the sea was tumultuous. He quickly got to work, crouching down to see if he could revive her.

Before Hill Country Opera celebrates its fourth birthday in February, it's celebrating New Year's Eve. 

"We have an event coming up in New Braunfels at the Seekatz Opera House," says Hill Country Opera President Arden Dorn. "We are hoping to convert New Braunfels to old Vienna, Austria."