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Whataburger Zoo Lights

November 16 - December 31

Whataburger Zoo Lights | November 16 & November 22 – December 31 | Sunday-Friday, Noon – 9 p.m. | Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Merry and bright and a wild night! The zoo decks the halls with jaw-dropping light displays and fills the park with Christmastime activities and cheer including a choreographed light show, s’mores, ice skating, camel rides, and of course, Santa! The best way to get the most out of Zoo Lights is with a Zoo Lights…

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Mission Marquee Plaza Holiday Market

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kick start your holiday shopping at the 4th annual Mission Marquee Holiday Market on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mission Marquee Plaza will transform into a festive holiday marketplace and feature a locally-sourced farmers market and more than 30 artisans and vendors with specialty gifts and ideas for the holidays. FrankenBike will be in attendance with their bike vendors and swap meet items. The San Antonio Food Bank Mobile Mercado will host healthy cooking demos and…

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Magik Theatre presents Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol

November 19 - December 19

Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol Book and lyrics by Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig, based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens November 19, 2019 – December 19, 2019 Recommended for all ages Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won’t give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge’s mind – perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Can this clever boy and his…

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Holiday in the Park

November 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Experience enchanting holiday magic for the entire family featuring Christmastime cheer like no other! From November 23 through January 5, the Six Flags Fiesta Texas is transformed into a winter wonderland with millions of colorful twinkling lights throughout the park, magical musical shows and personalized meet-and-greets with Santa Claus and his helpers.

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Light Up the Night at JW Marriott San Antonio

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The spirit of the holidays comes alive in our own backyard during our annual holiday kick off at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa! Free and open to the public, Light Up the Night will dazzle guests and visitors with more than 250,000 twinkling lights synchronized to joyful holiday music in an outdoor wonderland. The event will include an illuminating tree lighting, live reindeer, local choirs, a children’s train parade and a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus…

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Thanksgiving CHEF Camp

November 25 @ 9:00 am - November 27 @ 12:00 pm

Monday-Wednesday, November 25-27 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Monday & Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday This three-day camp will teach children to cook seasonal and Thanksgiving-inspired recipes using CHEF – Culinary Health Education for Families curriculum. Each child will have dishes to bring home that are sure to impress as well as recipe ideas to contribute to the family meal. Lunch will be provided. Designed for children ages 9-13.

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Historic St. Anthony Hotel to Serve Exquisite Thanksgiving Day Feast

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This Thanksgiving, celebrate with an elegant, chef-prepared feast at The St. Anthony Hotel. Built by cattle barons in 1909, this architecturally grand hotel has been the home of traditions and special occasions for more than a century. The feast will be held in the hotel’s restaurant, Gallery On the Park, where floor to ceiling windows overlook Travis Park. Additional seating will be available in neighboring Peacock Alley, the hotel’s elegant social area adorned with French Empire antiques and crystal chandeliers…

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Celebrate Thanksgiving at Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar

November 28 @ 11:00 am - November 29 @ 2:00 am

The special 3-course Thanksgiving menu is a choice of a starter of Pumpkin Butternut Squash Bisque or Baby Spinach- Frisee Salad, the entree is Herb Roasted Turkey and Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding for dessert. The regular menu is also available. $30 per person Make your reservations at 210-224-2900

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Celebrate Thanksgiving at Boudro’s Texas Bistro

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

The special 3-course Thanksgiving menu is a choice of a starter of Pumpkin Butternut Squash Bisque or Winter Chicory and Fuji Apple Salad, the entree is either Achiote Butter Basted Turkey or Mesquite Smoked Pork Tenderloin, or Sweet Potato Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Crème Brulee for dessert. The regular menu is also available. $40 per person Make your reservations at (210) 224-8484

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Cibolo Moon

November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a special Thanksgiving feast at Cibolo Moon! Dinner will include a delicious selection of oven-roasted meats and vegetables, carving board delicacies, hand-picked chef plates and chef-crafted holiday desserts. Cost is $60 per adult and $25 per child. Taxes and gratuity are not included. Reservations can be made at 210-491-4335.

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Las Nuevas Tamaleras

November 29 - December 15

The popular comedy, Las Nuevas Tamaleras, written by playwright Alicia Mena, opens the 2019 season at Thiry Auditorium at Our Lady of the Lake the day after Thanksgiving, November 29, 2019. Tickets go on sale September 15, 2019. The classic Christmas play has entertained audiences in San Antonio for 26 years and is considered as much a holiday tradition as, The Nutcracker. Many families make it part of their annual holiday festivities and anxiously await its return year after year!…

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Breakfast with Santa at 18 Oaks

November 29 @ 8:00 am - December 21 @ 11:00 am

'Tis the season to join us at 18 Oaks for Breakfast with Santa! Enjoy a delicious 18 Oaks breakfast with visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus and the JW Elves. Bring your own camera for photos and to make memories that will last a lifetime. Cost is $38 per adult and $28 per child. Taxes and gratuity are not included. Reservations can be made by calling 210-491-5825. Dates: Friday, November 29, 2019 Saturday, November 30 Saturday, December 7 Saturday, December 14…

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The Bells of Christmas – San Antonio Symphonic Band Concert

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kick off the holiday season and join us at the Church of the Resurrection for our Christmas concert--The Bells of Christmas. We will be playing arrangements of your favorite Christmas carols and music! We will also raffle several thematic baskets. Admission is free!

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Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas Tour

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Multiple Grammy®-nominated country icon Martina McBride’s incomparable vocals have kept her at the top of the charts, garnering six No. 1 hits and twenty top 10 singles. Selling more than 18 million albums to date, McBride has earned fourteen Gold, nine Platinum, three Double Platinum and two Triple Platinum certifications. McBride has been honored with more than 15 major music awards, including four wins from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of…

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Create Your Own Charcuterie Board

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday season is in full swing, and we invite you to learn from James Beard Award nominee and owner of Cured at The Pearl, Chef Steve McHugh about creating the perfect charcuterie board. Visit the website for more information.

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker with MC Kurtis Blow

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker with MC Kurtis Blow is back and better than ever! Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a…

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David Archuleta – Christmas Tour 2019

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

David Archuleta became a star when he was just 16. In 2008 more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice and their 44 million votes made him runner-up in Season 7 of “American Idol.” Soon after, the young Utahan had his first single “Crush,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of its release. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the track sold 166,000 downloads that first week in the U.S. and…

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Kristkindlmarkt: A German Christmas Market in San Antonio

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A traditional open-air German Christmas market featuring handcrafted gifts, crafts, pottery, woodworking, fine arts, fabric arts, German clothing and accessories, holiday sweets, and more. Enjoy the German Christmas atmosphere, foods, beverages, music, entertainment, shopping…the “Gemütlichkeit” of the Holiday Season.

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Disney Junior Holiday Party!

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Disney Junior Holiday Party! is a dazzling musical wonderland where children and their families can sing and dance along to their favorite Disney Junior songs plus holiday classics with their favorite Disney friends, including Mickey & Minnie Mouse, the Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina and many more, plus a special visit from Santa Claus! Children one year of age and older require a ticket.

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Disney Junior Holiday Party!

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Disney Junior Holiday Party! is a dazzling musical wonderland where children and their families can sing and dance along to their favorite Disney Junior songs plus holiday classics with their favorite Disney friends, including Mickey & Minnie Mouse, the Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina and many more, plus a special visit from Santa Claus! Children one year of age and older require a ticket.

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Christmas at Natural Bridge Caverns

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - December 23 @ 9:30 pm

At Natural Bridge Caverns, we celebrate Christmas unlike anywhere else in the world! Nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, we kick our holiday festivities up a notch. Hear your favorite carols echo through Texas’ largest cavern system. Get pictures with Santa “Spelunker” Claus, then round up his reindeer in our outdoor maze. As the sun sets behind our 30-foot tall Christmas tree, a hayride rolls through the hills, families roast s’mores, enjoy games, music, a giant snow globe, ice…

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Handel’s Messiah Presented by The San Antonio Mastersingers

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Continuing a favorite annual holiday tradition, the San Antonio Mastersingers, under the baton of director Dr. John Silantien, will present Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3 PM at University United Methodist Church, 5084 DeZavala Road. The 120-voice Mastersingers chorus, orchestra and soloists will perform the oratorio’s Christmas selections, as well as the iconic “Hallelujah” Chorus. Tickets may be purchased online at www.samastersingers.org or at the door. General Admission Tickets are $25; VIP Tickets (preferred seating) are $50.

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Holiday Trunk Show

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local artisans showcase unique holiday gifts, and the Museum Store offers a special sale on Western-themed gifts, books, and apparel. Extended museum hours. Admission is free and includes access to the museum.

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Holiday Performances at ITC

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy two classic Holiday performances at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. The Children’s Ballet of San Antonio will present two performances, with suites from their rendition of The Nutcracker. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will perform a traditional Pastorela play, a morality tale about shepherds going to visit the Holy Family in Bethlehem and the snares the Devil uses in attempts to dissuade them.

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The Nutcracker 2019

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Quenedit Dance Theatre (QDT) will perform The Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at the Lila Cockrell Theatre. This will be the sixth annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet by QDT since the company was founded in May 2014 by Artistic Directors, Catalina Garza and Ernesto Quenedit, a former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Cuba. QDT Company members, along with dancers from Quenedit Ballet School and the San…

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A Night of Sax at the Tobin Center

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Three of the Top Jazz Sax players in Texas come together for One Night Only at the Tobin Center in San Antonio. Joe Posada, Billy Ray Sheppard and Dean James are widely renowned by music lovers for having combined the sounds of Jazz, Tejano and Afro Cuban thus creating a unique melodic fuse that has been found both intriguing and real by audiences.

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Hecho a Mano

December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For over 30 years, Hecho A Mano has celebrated San Antonio’s culturally unique and vibrant artisan community. The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center has partnered with its neighbor the Avenida Guadalupe Association to bring Hecho a Mano to the Plaza Guadalupe. This Outdoor Market is FREE and open to the public. Each year hundreds of art lovers and holiday shoppers seek out the handmade items by local artists that encompass both traditional and contemporary styles.

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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical

December 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For the first time, The Elf on the Shelf® Scout Elves will take center stage in a new live musical debuting this holiday season: The Elf on the Shelf - A Christmas Musical. Inspired by the beloved box set The Elf on the Shelf®: A Christmas Tradition, this touring stage production will give families an exclusive glimpse into the magical world of Santa’s North Pole through indelible song and dance numbers and a heartwarming tale about Christmas spirit. This toe-tapping…

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Mardi Gras Artisan Show

February 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 11:00 pm

Formal attire, masks, and beads will set the tone as guests dance to live music, play casino games, dine on a sumptuous buffet, sip cocktails, and bid on the silent auction to vie for great prizes. Individual tickets and tables sold online beginning in December 2019 at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com.

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Royal Masquerade Gala

February 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Formal attire, masks, and beads will set the tone as guests dance to live music, play casino games, dine on a sumptuous buffet, sip cocktails, and bid on the silent auction to vie for great prizes. Individual tickets and tables sold online beginning in December 2019 at TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com/events.

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St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

March 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - March 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated on the River Walk since 1968 as a joint project of the San Antonio River Walk Association and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas. This tradition continues today. Green Bud Light will be sold at the Arneson River Theatre along with Irish and other ethnic foods. Festival entertainment includes a family-friendly interactive activity called Passport to Ireland. Other festival activities include face-painting, henna artistry, caricatures, photo booth, Irish novelty items for sale plus…

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Dyeing of the River Walk Green

March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - March 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Each year since 1968 the River Walk is magically transformed into the River Shannon with eco-friendly green dye. This year it is brought to you by Maddogs. This is a very exciting time to visit the River Walk and watch the amazing transformation. A bagpiper plays on the barge as the river is transformed. Free viewing available along the entire 2 1/2 mile downtown portion of the River Walk. The color is instantly apparent and intensifies with water movement by…

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