June 12, 2024

San Antonio Holidays on Houston Street: A Festive Tradition Unveiled

Downtown San Antonio is awash in the enchantment of the holiday season as the inaugural event, “San Antonio Holidays on Houston Street,” launches from November 24, 2023, to January 2, 2024. Transforming over five blocks of Houston Street, from the picturesque Legacy Park to the iconic Alamo, this celebration is poised to become a beloved tradition for both locals and visitors.

A Month-Long Festive Extravaganza: November 24, 2023 – January 2, 2024

Houston Street will be aglow throughout the holiday season, adorned with lights, decorations, and a medley of festive events that reflect the spirit of San Antonio’s vibrant community. Local restaurants and shops lining the route will offer specially-themed delights, amplifying the holiday cheer.

Featured Events:

1. A Taste of Holidays on Houston Street – December 12, 2023

Delight your taste buds at “A Taste of Holidays on Houston Street.” Join us on Houston Street, between Navarro and North St. Maryโ€™s, as the diverse culinary scene unites at a block-long table of flavors. This special evening, under the glistening enhanced holiday lighting of historic Houston Street, invites residents and visitors to dine and celebrate. Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable culinary experience featuring participating restaurants such as Range, Sojourn, Poblanoโ€™s, Double Standard, and The Palm.

– Date: Tuesday, December 12
– Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
– Location: Houston Street (between Navarro and N St Maryโ€™s)
– Parking: FREE!

2. Holidays on Houston Street Market – December 15, 2023

Experience the charm of a Christkindl-style market on December 15, 2023, as San Antonio introduces its unique version. Drawing inspiration from Europe’s iconic holiday festivals, the “Holidays on Houston Street Market” offers artisan crafts, delectable holiday treats, photo opportunities, carolers, and the enchanting beauty of downtown San Antonio.

3. Holiday Lights in the Sky – December 15 & 16, 2023

Gaze at the heavens on December 15 and 16, 2023, for “Holiday Lights in the Sky.” From 6:30-9:00 p.m., witness a mesmerizing 15-minute holiday-themed light show that replays every 30 minutes. Keep an eye out for Santa and your favorite holiday images making a special appearance!

4. Alamo Lights – Select Dates: November 24, 2023 – January 2, 2024

Immerse yourself in the festive ambiance as the historic grounds of the Alamo light up with holiday splendor. “Alamo Lights” is a perennial favorite, and advance ticket reservations are recommended to ensure you don’t miss this magical experience.

5. Homemade Christmas at the Alamo – December 2, 2023

Take a step back in time at the Alamo for “Homemade Christmas” on December 2, 2023. Enjoy historic arts and crafts, caroling, and gain insight into how Texans prepared for Christmas in the mid-1800s. This free and public event promises a nostalgic journey into the holiday traditions of the past.

6. Cowboy Santa at the Alamo – December 15, 2023

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet “Cowboy Santa at the Alamo” on December 15, 2023. This free and open-to-the-public event invites you to greet Cowboy Santa and capture the moment with photos from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Legacy Park Happenings:

Holiday Night City Live and Holiday Shopping Kickoff Market – November 30, 2023
Ignite the holiday spirit at Legacy Park with live music, onsite vendors at the “Holiday Shopping Kickoff Market,” s’mores, and more.

Holiday Movies at Legacy Park – Fridays in December 2023
Bring your chair, blanket, loved ones, and leashed pet for a cozy holiday movie night at Legacy Park. The series begins with the classic holiday-not-holiday movie, “Die Hard.”

As you wander down Houston Street, allow the soft glow of the lampposts and the festive ambiance to transport you to a place where the magic of Christmas past harmonizes with the excitement of creating new holiday memories. San Antonio Holidays on Houston Street promises to be a radiant celebration, uniting the community in the spirit of the season.