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Holiday Lights on the River Walk - FREE

November 29, 2019 - January 13, 2020
Time: 6:01PM - 6:30AM

The world-famous holiday lights on the River Walk are turned on each year the day after Thanksgiving at the Ford Holiday River Parade and remain on from dusk to dawn daily until...


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Watch on TV, Ford Holiday River Parade

See schedule for dates and times in your area, starting Nov. 29

The Ford Holiday River Parade is aired across the U.S. by 1 million people. USA Today voted it #4-holiday parade in the nation. Tune-in & enjoy the beauty of the River Walk.


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Holiday Night Market at The Pearl

December 12, 2019 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM

December 19, 2019 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM

Get ready for Holiday nights with live music, shopping, culinary favorites and so much more!


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Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

December 5-22, 2019 | Monday-Thursday: 6-8:15 p.m. Friday-Sunday: 6-9:30 p.m.  

Location: Start/End at Embassy Suites (River Level). Each caroling boat makes 1 lap around downtown (see map)

Listen to Christmas carolers singing from boats on the River Walk as you stroll or dine riverside in the glow of 100,000 Christmas lights. 


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Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

December 6-8th, 2019

December 13-15th, 2019

December 20-22nd, 2019

Location: Downtown River Walk

Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 2,000 Luminarias at night.


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Christmas at the Caverns

December 7 - 8: 4 pm - 9:30 pm

December 14 - 15: 4pm - 9:30 pm

December 21 - 23: 5 pm - 10:30 pm

Location: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78266

Get your Christmas on at The Natural Bridge Caverns!


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Holiday Artisan Show, presented by Hilton’s of San Antonio

December 13th - 15th, 2019

Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 11 PM 

Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM

Location: Downtown River Walk near Chamber of Commerce & Shops at Rivercenter

Shop along the banks of the beautiful River Walk for unique handmade merchandise such as pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more fine art.


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Mad Dog’s Restaurant Group Presents: Get Scrooged Bar Crawl

December 13, 2019 | 7:00PM - 12:00AM

Location: On the Bend Oyster Bar & Lounge, 123 Losoya Street

Let's Get Scrooged at the Best Bar Crawl Around!


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Breakfast with Santa at Joe’s Crab Shack River Walk

December 14, 2019 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM

Location: 212 College Stt S STe 100, San Antonio, TX 78205

Are you looking for a less crowded place to meet Santa? Joe's Crab Shack has you covered!


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Posada at Pearl

December 18, 2019 | 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Location: 303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, Texas 78215

Inspired by the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas, The Historic Pearl hosts its third annual traditional Posada on Wednesday, December 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. 


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Christmas Eve and Day on the River Walk - what’s open?

December 24, 2019

Spend the Holidays on the San Antonio River Walk. Go Rio Cruises will be operating and restaurants will be open!


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Old West Christmas Light Fest

November 28 - Dec 1: 6 pm - 10 pm

December 5 - 8: 6 pm - 10 pm

December 12 - 15: 6 pm - 10 pm

December 19 - 25: 6 pm - 10 pm

Location: Enchanted Springs Ranch, 242 TX-46 Unit C, Boerne, TX 78006

Are you looking for a magical night filled with lights, family-friendly games and warm food? Then come out to the Old West Christmas Lights Fest!


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New Year’s Eve on the River Walk

December 31, 2019

Ring in the New Year on the world famous River Walk with fireworks at midnight and a variety of offers!


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Valero Alamo Bowl

December 31, 2019 | 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Who's ready for the biggest game in the Alamo? Find out more about the Valero Alamo Bowl and grab your tickets for the December 31 game!


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Draining of the River Walk

January 6, 2020 - January 9, 2020
Time: 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Location: Main Channel ONLY, Downtown will have water!

Time for a little maintenance on the Main Channel of the River Walk. It's business as usual in the Downtown section.


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PAX South

January 17, 2020

January 18, 2020

January 19, 2020

Location: Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E Market St. San antonio, Texas 78205

Pax South is a series of gaming festivals held in the heart of San Antonio!


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Winter Artisan Show, presented by Hilton’s of San Antonio

January 17th -19th, 2020

Friday 11 AM - 11 PM 

Saturday 11 AM - 11 PM 

Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM 

Location: Downtown River Walk near Chamber of Commerce & Shops at Rivercenter

Meet artisans and see their work while enjoying the ambiance of shopping on the banks of the River Walk.


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Winter Restaurant Weeks

January 20, 2020

Are you ready to celebrate food with one of the biggest food events in the San Antonio area?!


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Parade of Lanterns

January 25, 2020 - February 8, 2020
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Location: San Antonio River Walk, downtown area

Ten 26-ft. long boats carrying enormous illuminated lanterns will float throughout the downtown section of the River Walk. Enjoy the spectacular lantern show for free each night.


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Titans of Tailgate

January 26, 2020 | 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: Sunken Gardens Theater, 3875 N St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, TX 78215

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Mardi Gras Artisan Show, presented by Hilton’s of San Antonio

February 21st - 23rd, 2020 

Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 11 PM 

Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM

Location: River Walk Extension (near San Antonio Chamber of Commerce)

Meet artisans and see their work while enjoying the ambiance of shopping on the banks of the River Walk.


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Royal Mardi Gras Masquerade Gala

February 21, 2020 | 7:00PM - 10:30PM

Location: TBA

Formal attire, masks, and beads will set the tone as guests dance to live music, play casino games, and dine on a sumptuous Cajun-style buffet.


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Mardi Gras Festival & River Parade

February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Time: 1:00PM - 6:00PM

Location: Arneson River Theatre & 2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk

Enjoy live jazz music on stage and a procession of decorated floats transforms the River Walk into a floating Mardi Gras celebration. Krewes of costumed revelers and live...


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St. Patrick’s Day Artisan Show, presented by Hilton’s of San Antonio

March 13th - 15th, 2020 

Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 11 PM

Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM

Location: Extension of the River Walk, near the Chamber of Commerce

Meet artisans and see their work while enjoying the ambiance of shopping on the banks of the River Walk.


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St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

March 14, 2020, Noon-8pm

March 15, 2020, Noon-6pm

Location: La Villita- 418 Villita Street / Arneson River Theatre

Enjoy two-days of Irish music, dance, food & loads of free family-friendly fun.


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Dyeing of the River Walk Green

March 14 & 15, 2020, 1-3 p.m.

Location: 2 1/2 mile route, downtown River Walk

Since 1968 the River Walk is magically transformed into the River Shannon in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The transformation occurs March 14 & 15.


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Fiesta Artisan Show, presented by Hilton’s of San Antonio

April 24th - 26th, 2020 

Friday - Saturday 11 AM - 11 PM 

Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM 

Location: River Walk- Near Chamber of Commerce and Rivercenter Mall

Meet artisans and see their work while enjoying the ambiance of shopping on the banks of the River Walk.


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Armed Forces River Parade

May 16, 2020 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Location: San Antonio River Walk & Arneson Theatre

Join us for a free patriotic parade dedicated to the men and women who serve in all branches of the Armed Forces. Twenty-five star spangled floats carrying representatives of all...


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Memorial Day Artisan Show, presented by Hilton’s of San Antonio

May 22nd - 25th, 2020 

Friday - Sunday 11 AM - 11 PM 

Monday 11 AM - 8 PM 

Location: River Walk near Shops at Rivercenter and the Chamber of Commerce

Meet artisans and see their work while enjoying the ambiance of shopping on the banks of the River Walk.


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Fourth of July Artisan Show, presented by Hilton Hotels

July 3rd - 6th, 2020 

Friday - Sunday 11 AM - 11 PM 

Monday 11 AM - 8 PM 

Location: Downtown River Walk near Chamber of Commerce & Shops at Rivercenter

Meet artisans and see their work while enjoying the ambiance of shopping on the banks of the River Walk.


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Summer Artisan Show,presented by Hilton’s of San Antonio

July 31st - August 2nd, 2020 

Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 11 PM 

Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM 

Location: Downtown River Walk near Chamber of Commerce and Shops at Rivercenter

Meet artisans and see their work while enjoying the ambiance of shopping on the banks of the River Walk.


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Wishing Lanterns

August 22, 2020 | 5:00PM - 10:30PM

Location: River Walk, 600 E. Market Street (river level)

Join us for an ethereal experience of casting lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes.


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Labor Day Artisan Show, presented by Hilton’s of San Antonio

September 4th - 7th, 2020 

Friday - Sunday 11 AM - 11 PM 

Monday 11 AM - 8 PM 

Location: Downtown River Walk near Chamber of Commerce and Shops at Rivercenter

Meet artisans and see their work while enjoying the ambiance of shopping on the banks of the River Walk.


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Fall Artisan Show, presented by Hilton’s of San Antonio

October 9th - 11th, 2020 

Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 11 PM 

Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM 

Location: Downtown River Walk near Chamber of Commerce & Shops at Rivercenter

Meet artisans and see their work while enjoying the ambiance of shopping on the banks of the River Walk.


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Holiday Artisan Show, presented by Hilton’s of San Antonio

December 11th - 13th, 2020 

Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 11 PM 

Sunday 11 AM - 8 PM 

Location: Extension of the River Walk, near the Chamber of Commerce

Meet artisans and see their work while enjoying the ambiance of shopping on the banks of the River Walk.


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