The Holidays Shine Bright in San Antonio

Millions of twinkling lights spread a special holiday glow throughout San Antonio. They set the stage for a holiday season highlighted by theme park celebrations, special events, entertaining shows, lots of tamales and so much more. Get in the Spirit. 




Dia de los Muertos Celebrations: Oct. 27-Nov. 3
San Antonio celebrates the Day of the Dead with events for everyone including art shows, lively processions, kids workshops and more. Experience Tradition. 






Halloween Thrills & Chills: Now - Oct. 31
From spooky theme parks to colorful events, you'll find plenty of ways to celebrate the fun of Halloween right here in San Antonio. Tricks and Treats.




The Birds and the Bees: Pollinators in Nature, Science an Culture: Now - March 17
This exhibit explores the importance of pollinators through the Witte Museum's diverse collection. Get Informed.




10th Annual Diwali Festival of Lights: Nov. 3
Experience this celebration of Indian culture featuring performances, a river parade, a release of floating candles and fireworks. Be Dazzled.






Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival: Nov. 9-11
This epic after-dark fest showcases all forms of art including performance, music, literature, dance, visual arts and much more. Celebrate the Arts.




Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza: Nov. 18
Enjoy the largest mariachi music fest in Texas featuring over 1,000 mariachis. Revel in Rhythm.






Ford Holiday River Parade: Nov. 23
Kick off the holidays with this iconic parade filled with lights, decorated river floats and lively music. Start the Festivities.



San Antonio's Tricentennial: A Celebrationfor the History Books
Celebrate 300 years of San Antonio with nonstop fun and exciting surprises throughout 2018. Join Us!

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