From Pearl through the Museum Reach and into the River Walk.

From November 28 through January 2, experience the San Antonio River Authority's Museum Reach River of Lights. Beginning at the turning basin near Grayson Street and flowing southward to Lexington Avenue, this 1.3 mile stretch of the river will come alive in an array of colors and lighting. Experience over 100 underwater lights, fiber optic lights throughout many of the water features, LED rope lighting crossing from one side of the river to the other, light posts wrapped in LED holiday lights and much more!

In addition to the Museum Reach River of Lights, take advantage of other holiday themed events along the River Walk from our partners including:

Paseo del Rio's Ford Holiday Boat Caroling
December 5-21
6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. nightly

Joyous caroling fills the evening air along the San Antonio River Walk as more than 185 school, church, company, and civic choral groups ring in the holidays by singing traditional carols on cruising boats. Viewing is free to the public. More information can be found at

Rio San Antonio Cruises

Rio San Antonio Cruises will have taxis traveling throughout the Museum Reach and into the downtown Riverwalk throughout the night. Participants can purchase a ticket from the barge operator. The barge times are subject to the amount of guests traveling. These are river taxis so they will stop, pickup, and drop off at several locations along the river. Typically, a guest can expect to see 2-3 barges within a one-hour period.

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Santa at Pearl
Thursdays, December 11 & 18
5 p.m - 7 p.m.

Bring the children to meet Kris Kringle at the Christmas Tree in the pocket park in front of Cured at Pearl. A photographer will be available and, if desired, photos can be purchased online directly from the photographer..

Free Admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art
Friday, December 26
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Wyndham Garden River Walk Hotel

Guests can enjoy the Museum Reach River of Lights from our outside patio or while visiting our hotel restaurant, Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen.

VFW Post 76

Enjoy live music out in the courtyard from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. every Friday and Saturday during the month of December (weather permitting). Visit for more information.

First Baptist Church
Christmas at First 2014: The Light Shines and the Angels Sing

December 13 - 5:00 p.m.
December 14 - 5:30 & 7:15 p.m.

The combined forces of the music ministry and San Antonio Symphony joyfully present the message of hope through the music of the season. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

Hotel El Tropicano

El Tropicano will be featuring live music Friday and Saturday evenings. Guests can also enjoy stunning views of the Museum Reach River of Lights from the River Veranda.

Tobin Center
H-E-B Pops Series Presents Holiday Pops 
December 19-20, 8 p.m.; December 21, 3 p.m.

Experience the joy of the season with the San Antonio Symphony, conductor Akiko Fujimoto, and the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio in an evening of holiday musical delights! For tickets, call the Tobin Center box office, (210) 223-8624, or visit