Christmas Lights on the

San Antonio River

Four ways to enjoy San Antonio Christmas Lights on the River Walk:

Experience the River Walk Holiday Lights

Along the Downtown River Walk (from the Convention Center to the Museum Reach), almost 200 trees are decorated with twinkling lights and bridges.

Stroll along during the Ford Fiesta de Las Luminarias

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December, more than 6,000 luminaries line the banks of the downtown San Antonio River. The glowing candles in sand-filled bags line the walk to symbolize the “lighting of the way.” If you are lucky, you will see and hear the holiday boat caroling as school, church and community groups sing traditional carols on cruising boats.

Enjoy the Museum Reach Christmas lights

The San Antonio River Authority’s Museum Reach River of Lights is illuminated with colorful floodlights in the water, lit trees along the banks of the river and even a bright evergreen at the Lock and Dam complex at Brooklyn Avenue.

Take a ride along the river

Children will love floating down the river in the evening, as they look up at the San Antonio Christmas lights. Although a 40-minute guided cruise along a 2 1/2 mile stretch will narrate the history of the area, families can also cruise on a river taxi boat. The taxi boat drivers are happy to share information about the area, and the 24-hour ticket allows you to hop on and off as much as you would like for $15 per person. In fact, when you take the taxi towards the Pearl Brewery, children will also enjoying traveling through the lock that connects the two sections.

La Familia Cortez Restaurant
800 Dolorosa St. Suite 205, SA 78207
Sat. Dec. 15 at 9:30 AM to 11 AM

Chef Carino Cortez will teach children the culinary cultural tradition of tamale making just in time for the holidays! This class is recommended for children ages 5 and older.

Parents can enjoy breakfast at Pico de Gallo while children learn to make yummy tamales!

Class includes: storybook reading, empanada lesson, tamale lesson, tamales and hot chocolate to eat during class and tamales to take home.

Space is limited. Sign up today!



 Tickets · $28.32 



The Phantom of The Opera
Performance Dates: Dec. 6 – 16
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to the Majestic Theatre as part of its North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.”  


Moscow Ballet’s 

Great Russian Nutcracker

Majestic Theatre
Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls, Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker!


Tickets: now on sale $32.50 – $102.50

  • Wed. December 26, 2018 : 7:00PM
  • Thu. December 27, 2018 : 3:00PM
  • Thu. December 27, 2018 : 7:00PM

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

AT&T Center

Sunday, December 23rd

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is excited to celebrate 20 years on the road this winter with an all-new production of ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’ featuring the Best of #TSO and more!!!