You are cordially invited to witness the San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas Lights — a breathtaking display of more than 100,000 lights (2,250 light strings) strung across the imposing bald cypress trees that line the River Walk.
It costs nothing to go to the San Antonio Riverwalk at Christmas and take in the magnificent holiday decorations! These lights shine and glisten along the San Antonio Christmas riverwalk, making the Pearl District shine brightly during the festive season!
Christmas on the riverwalk San Antonio is an event that locals and tourists alike always look forward to each year. There’s always something new, and for Christmas lights San Antonio Riverwalk 2022, the San Antonio River Authority — the people that help all these possible, even added lights North of Downtown on the river in the Pearl District!
San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas Events and Attractions
Ford Holiday Boat Caroling 2022
Celebrate the San Antonio riverwalk Christmas lights 2022 by caroling from a boat on the River Walk with family and friends! Celebrate the age-old custom of sharing happiness while adding a San Antonio flair.
The general public is invited to listen to the carolers for free while sitting on a restaurant patio or along the riverbank. Discover the sounds of the season as caroling boats drift down the river in the city center.
When: Runs until December 23, 2022 | Monday – Thursday: 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm | Friday – Sunday: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: International Center Building (River Level), 203 S. St. Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias
As you stroll at night along the banks of the riverwalk Christmas lights San Antonio, more than 2,000 luminarias will help you experience the tranquility of the River Walk throughout the Christmas season. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for three weekends only in December, this age-old custom starts at dusk.
Luminarias are a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern originally consisting of a candle set in sand inside a small bag.
When: every weekend from December 2 – 18, 2022
Where: Downtown River Walk, 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Holi-Dine on the River Walk Culinary Adventure Tour
River Walk Culinary Adventure Tours presents Holi-dine on the River Walk – explore the sparkling holiday lights and mouthwatering delights! Holi-dine on the River Walk is a Drinks & Dinner Progressive Culinary Adventure – Walking Tour – Brought to you by Rio Magazine’s Food & Drink Writer, Kimberly Suta.
When: December 15, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Free Bachata Dance Lessons at Confluence Park
Join GOCO GOES for FREE Bachata dance lessons at Confluence Park every Sunday at 11:30 AM. Bachata is native to the Dominican Republic and carries the warm vibrations of the Caribbean in its sound. Come dance, watch, relax, and listen to good music with good vibes.
When: every Sunday until December 18, 2022 | 11:30 am
Where: 310 W Mitchell St, San Antonio, TX 78204
Chabad: Chanukah on the River
Join Chabad SA at the 25th Annual Chanukah on the River! Maccabeats will be live in concert! Take a picture with Judah the Maccabee! Kosher dinner & cotton candy for purchase! Free and open to the public! Free jelly donuts for all courtesy of HEB.
When: December 18, 2022 | 3:00 pm
Where: Arneson River Theater, 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas Lights Boat Tour
Holiday Light Cruises by Go Rio
Enjoy holiday music while you cruise through the main loop of the river downtown through Restaurant Row and Rivercenter mall. Board at Ambler Kitchen + Cocktails, where complimentary hot chocolate will be served plus a pop-up bar with additional food and beverage for purchase.
When: November 28 – December 22, 2022 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: 809 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How Much: $32
San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas Lights 2022 – Tickets, Schedules & Other Information
The River Walk San Antonio Christmas holiday lights will turn on this year on November 25, 2022, and stay on every night from dusk to dawn until January 9, 2023. The official televised lighting ceremony in the Arneson River Theatre will take place on Friday, November 25, 2022, to kick off the holidays at the annual Ford Holiday River Parade.
Visiting the Christmas lights riverwalk San Antonio 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 but the special riverwalk San Antonio Lights this Christmas season will surely make your visit more fun and festive!
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