Parade of Lanterns

Parade of Lanterns

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

Location: San Antonio River Walk, downtown area

For two weeks, January 25-February 8, 2020  ten river floats carrying magically-illuminated enormous lanterns such as a dragon, adorable pandas, pinatas, and other objects will appear from 6:00-9:00 PM each night. The last night to take in the beauty is February 8th. Enjoy the magically illuminated floats from anywhere along the downtown portion of the River Walk. Asian-inspired music will softly play from each float.

A map is posted in the photo gallery. The black arrow shows the starting point and the red arrows show the path of the floats.  The ten floats will make three laps thorughout the downtown area and stay grouped together (a Go Rio tour boat may get mixed in). We encourage you to enjoy the parade from a restaurant patio, you may wish to combine watching the floats with dinner or drinks (reference the map for restaurants on the parade route).  Please notify the restaurant of your preference to sit close to the river for optimum viewing.

Please note: High wind conditions can prevent the floats from running on any given night. We will post notices on social media and on this event page in the event floats will not run. We try to determine this as early as possible but sometimes weather conditions change abruptly. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Some wind conditions do not prevent the entire event from occurring but can prevent floats from safely navigating through the Convention Center and the Shops at Rivercenter lagoons.  Boat drivers are empowered to make these decisions while on the water.  We cannot predict or provide notification for these route changes.

WISHING LANTERNS - a summer event

Please join us on Saturday, August 22 for Wishing Lanterns, for an ethereal experience of casting hand-held lanterns into the river in honor of loved ones, hopes, dreams, and wishes. Admission is free. Lanterns are $5 and can be purchased online in advance or at the event. Details at XX

Parade of Lanterns