Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in San Antonio on Thanksgiving weekend
Embrace all the holiday feels during the top five things to do in San Antonio this weekend. Cruise through the Old West Christmas Light Fest at its new location or see the iconic The Nutcracker performed by the San Antonio Ballet. For a full list of events, visit our calendar
Friday, November 23
Old West Christmas Light Fest
Take a quick trip to Boerne’s Old West Christmas Light Fest and cruise through a wonderland of twinkling holiday magic. Fest highlights include food, a chance to meet Santa, family-friendly activities, and more at Enchanted Springs Ranch. Following opening weekend, Old West Christmas Light Fest stays lit through December 30.
Ford Holiday River Parade
The city’s nighttime parade tradition returns to the San Antonio River Walk for holiday fans of all ages can enjoy. Floats in the festive showcase will be adorned with costumed float riders and lit reminiscent to represent different themes. For a full list of ticket locations, visit the parade website.
Ballet San Antonio presents The Nutcracker
Holiday season's perennial classic, The Nutcracker, dances its way onto the stage at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts for opening weekend. Performed to Tchaikovsky’s timelessly recognized score, the city’s most talented artists reimagine the story of the Nutcracker, the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and other memorable holiday characters. Performances through December 2.
Saturday, November 24
So You Think You Can Dance Live!
America’s hit reality competition show continues along the national tour circuit with a stop at the Majestic Theatre. So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 features performances by the top 10 contestants from season 15 including Jensen Arnold, Evan DeBenedetto, Darius Hickman, and more. Additional current and former contestants will join the cast for an evening of show-stopping routines as well as original pieces choreographed especially for the live show.
Sunday, November 25
August Greene in concert
Hip hop collective August Greene is set to take the Majestic Theatre. Longtime friends Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins formed the group earlier this year after sharing an Emmy Award for their musical contributions to Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary 13th. Fans can enjoy hit songs “Optimistic” and “Black Kennedy” among other tunes from their debut album. Select tickets are still available.