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Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

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Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

Date: December 2, 2016 7:00PM - December 4, 2016 10:00PM

Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 6,000 Luminarias. Warmly glowing lights in sand-filled bags line the walkways to symbolically mark the "lighting of the way" for the Holy Family. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk Friday, Saturday & Sunday only December 2-18, 2015


December 2-4, 2016, at dusk

December 9-11, 2016, at dusk

December 15-18, 2016, at dusk

Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 3,000 Luminarias. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk Friday, Saturday & Sunday only for three weekends in December.

Luminarias are a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern originally consisting of a candle set in sand inside a small paper bag.   Thirty volunteers spend nearly 2 hours each night lighting the candles. Volunteers consist of  Boy Scouts, youth organizations and church groups The candles are left on the bank of the river till they naturally extinguish. Over 27,000 candles are burned each year. This event is not held if raining.  Prime time to view the Luminarias is on the weekends when viewers can enjoy both the lights and the Ford Holiday Boat Caroling. Duck into a River Walk restaurant or bar for a hot drink.


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