Christmas is upon us! Even though we’re not done with Thanksgiving yet, the holiday season is cranking up and the stores are in full holiday mode! San Antonio kicks off our “official” holiday merriment Friday evening. The Christmas season in San Antonio is not to be missed! Even if you celebrate a different holiday, you’ll want to enjoy all that San Antonio has to offer for Christmas.
It begins with the lighting of the Riverwalk and the Alamo Plaza Christmas tree. The Riverwalk is truly a breathtaking sight during the holidays. If you’re lucky enough to live in San Antonio, take an evening and go downtown to see the river. The lights are just spectacular and the reflection on the water is truly beautiful.
There are thousands of lights hung from all the trees that twinkle and glow. For the Fiesta de los Luminarias, the Riverwalk is lined with hundreds of luminarias to light the way for Mary and Joseph as they seek shelter.
Hop on a river taxi and take a ride on the San Antonio river. It’s a great way to see all the lights and all the decorations, including the new Museum Reach part of the River. Enjoy dinner or a stroll along the Riverwalk and be serenaded by choirs from area schools, clubs, and churches. Enjoy the holiday river parade that follows the official lighting of the Riverwalk and the Alamo Plaza Christmas tree.
If you don’t live in San Antonio, then come visit! It’s such a fun time of year, and there’s so much to do and see. Besides the holiday celebrations that continue all through December and into January, football fans have the Alamo Bowl game to look forward to in late December. Teams haven’t been chosen yet, but it’s always a fun time and there are plenty of activities and team spirit all along the Riverwalk! If you’re here for New Year’s Eve, the city throws a huge party downtown with food, bands, and fireworks at midnight shooting off the Tower of the Americas! Best of all–it’s FREE!
The holidays are fun and exciting. Being in San Antonio just makes it even more festive! Hope yours are wonderful.