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Your Guide to Holiday Events in San Antonio 2021

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We have an exciting announcement, San Antonio. The holiday season is here and we will be Your Guide to Holiday Events in San Antonio 2021! 

We’ll share the best events from holiday parades to tree lightings. Festive parties and drive-through holiday light displays too. Take a peek at all the fun you can enjoy in San Antonio this year, you won’t be disappointed! 🎄

Reminder: Due to COVID-19, we understand there’s not as much going on as normal in our city. But not to worry, there is still plenty of Stuff to Do in San Antonio This Weekend that can be done while social distancing. Be sure to double-check for any updates at events and venues before making plans to head out.

Ford Holiday Parade Your Guide To Holiday Events In San Antonio 2021 2022

This Holiday Parade is one of the most talked-about events of the season! Ring in the holidays with this night parade filled with lights, music, and the best decorations.

Tickets are available to secure the best viewing seats that range from $15-$40. This year there will be two free viewing locations on the East Side of the River Walk. They will be between Pecan Street and Richmond Ave. Don’t forget to bring your own chairs and blankets to stay cozy.

The festivities begin at 6:00pm and will broadcast at 7:00pm the Arneson River Theatre.

Event Details
🗓 NOV 26 | 6:00PM–11:59PM
📍 San Antonio River Walk

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You don’t want to miss out on San Antonio’s NEWEST holiday event, Lightscape. Perfect for making cheerful memories.

It’s happening at the already gorgeous San Antonio Botanical Garden. Get ready to be blown away by the dazzling lights and unique installations made by local and international artists. 

Our favorite part about Lightscape? The 4 yummy stops along the way! Pick up some Ho Ho Ho Hot Chocolate to stay warm. BTW, adults can make it boozy. 🍻😝 

  • 🍫 Jingle Bell Stop
  • 🍫 S’mores Stop
  • 🍫 Holiday Fare Stop
  • 🍫 Sweet Shop Stop


Check out the Menus and Prices HERE.

For more FAQs and parking info, Click Here.

Event Details
🗓 NOW – JAN 02 | 5:45PM–9PM
📍 San Antonio Botanical Garden

Want to EXPLORE more Holiday Lights? 👇🏼🤩


Download your FREE Holiday Lights Maps! All you need to do is enter your first name, add an email, and you’ll have two Magical Maps. One is for Holiday Lights Drive-Thrus and the other will be a Holiday Lights Walk-Thru. Keep them on your phone or print them out to plan your fun adventures! 🌟

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3. Holiday Night Market

We’re ready to shop till we drop because we’re on a Mission!

The Mission: 

  • Buy local
  • Support local
  • Look for unique and one-of-a-kind x-mas gifts.


Where can we achieve this? At the Holiday Night Market which is hosted at the Historic Pearl. There will be amazing vendors, live music, holiday lights to adore, and so much more! 

Shopping always gets us hungry. Don’t worry because you can always grab a quick bite at the Food Hall. Or enjoy dinner at one of the amazing restaurants. 

This event is kid and pet friendly too! Hope you score some awesome and unique x-mas gifts! 🤩

Event Details
🗓 DEC 1, 8, 15, 22 | 4PM–8PM
📍 Pearl Brewery

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4. Movie in the Park

A FREE holiday movie, yummy snacks, with friends and family? Sounds like the perfect evening! Grab anyone you know and head on over to The Tower of Americas. Enjoy a holiday favorite, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and the beautiful Tower sparkle. ✨

Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets to keep comfy and warm. You can also pack cute holiday-inspired snacks and hot chocolate to stay cozy. But if you forget your snacks, no biggie! There are always snacks or yummy Starbucks drinks at the Tower Café.

Worried about parking? Don’t!

For information on parking and tour hours at the Tower of the Americas, click here

If you need downtown San Antonio parking info in general, click here!

Event Details
🗓 DEC 11 | 6:30PM–10:30PM
📍 Tower of the Americas

Looking for other ways to have fun without breaking the bank? Saving up to buy great holiday presents? You can have FREE fun too!

🎉 Save Your Coins, Enjoy These Free Things to Do in San Antonio

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Don’t forget to save or bookmark this guide! We’ll be updating as we find more Holiday Events in San Antonio.

We know not everyone is ready to be out and about just yet, and we encourage you to do what is best for yourself and your family during this time.  

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in San Antonio check out the UNATION website or the UNATION app!  There is something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in San Antonio gals’ adventures be sure to follow us on InstagramTikTok, and Facebook!

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Happy Holidays from UNATION!
Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!