Holiday Lights on the River Walk – FREE

LOCATION: River Walk
ADDRESS: Downtown San Antonio, TX 78205

November 24, 2023 – January 7, 2024 (at dawn) 
Time: 5:30PM – 8:00AM nightly

The famous holiday lights on the River Walk will turn on this year on November 24, 2023, and remain on from dusk to dawn nightly through January 7, 2024 (at dawn). The official televised lighting ceremony in the Arneson River Theatre will take place on Friday, November 24, 2023, to kick off the holidays at the annual Ford Holiday River Parade.

We invite you to experience the spectacular display of over 100,000 lights (2,250 strings of light) draped over the towering bald cypress trees that line the River Walk.

Visiting the River Walk to enjoy the spectacular holiday lights is free. The River Walk is a public park and is open every day of the year, 24 hours a day. Holiday lights are on the downtown portion of the River Walk. Our friends at the San Antonio River Authority have added lights North of Downtown on the river in the Pearl District.

Please check our website for other events that coincide with the holiday lights, such as the Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias and Ford Holiday Boat Caroling.

For holiday and regular Go Rio boat tours and information, click here.

Happy Holidays!