As the city lights up for another holiday season, the hottest things to do in San Antonio are stacked with festive flair. Shop for unique, ethically sourced Christmas presents at The Good Market or get lit — literally — at the Fiesta de las Luminarias. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Friday, November 30
Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias
The San Antonio River Walk is gives a whole new meaning to "merry and bright" during the annual Fiesta de las Luminarias. Families are invited to stroll down the iconic thoroughfare and be dazzled by more than 2,000 traditional Mexican Christmas lanterns along the river’s edge. The Fiesta de las Luminarias is open through December 16. Admission is free.
Saturday, December 1
Ethical Network of San Antonio presents Good Market: Holiday Pop-Up
Shoppers are encouraged to purchase with a purpose at The Good Market this weekend. This socially conscious pop-up encourages patrons to support local makers and buy with intention. Guests can peruse unique finds and handmade gifts from local artisans, ethical fashion brands, fair-trade companies, and purpose-driven businesses. Live musical performances are scheduled to keep the holiday vibes going.
Felder Gallery presents “Contemporary Western Group Show” opening reception
The spirit of the 1950's American West is explored in the Felder Gallery's latest exhibition. The collection features provocative Pop Art imagery from artists Skylar Fein, S.C. Mummert, and Billy Schneck. Mummert will make a special appearance at the opening reception. “Contemporary Western Group Show” is on display through January 5.
Daughtry in concert
American rock band Daughtry performs live at The Aztec Theatre for one night only. After rising to fame on the heels of hit songs such as “It’s Not Over” and “Home” in 2006, the band has maintained a strong fan base and heads to San Antonio in support of their new album, Cage to Rattle. Select tickets are still available.
Sunday, December 2
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents The 36th Annual Holiday Saxophones
Settle in for an evening of jazz music at The Historic Guadalupe Theatre. The 36th Annual Holiday Saxophones features favorite holiday selections performed by more than a dozen renowned artists. Guests are invited to dress to impress, complete fedoras and dancing shoes, and enjoy a craft spirit during the show. Tickets for both the matinee and evening performances are still available.