RIVER OF LIGHTS 2011
From the Pearl through the Museum Reach and into the Riverwalk.
Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias
December 2-4, 9-11 & 16-18, 2011
Experience the Holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 6,000 Luminarias. Warmly glowing candles in sand-filled bags line the walkways to symbolically mark the "lighting of the way" for the Holy Family. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk Friday, Saturday & Sunday only.
Caroler’s at Pearl
Friday, December 9, 2011
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Located at Pearl’s Amphitheater. Enjoy the music of Henry Brun and sing along to your favorite holiday tunes in English and Spanish.
Pearl’s Gingerbread Workshop
Saturday, December 10, 2011
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come build your own gingerbread houses!
Southwest School of Art’s
Art.i.copia: A Holiday Abundance of Artistic Gifts
December 10, 2011
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
For one day only, the Southwest School of Art’s Gallery Shop will overflow with an Art.i.copia of unusual and tempting gifts. There, shoppers will find artful, contemporary objects, enjoy holiday refreshments, and not worry about parking (which is free and plentiful).
Artists and artisans from all over the U.S. designed the opulent textures, sinuous glass pieces, unique ceramics, paintings and sculpture, and masterful jewelry on display.
This popular, long-running event will also feature collections by a selected group of high-end local artists including Lorena Angulo, Jane Bishop, Jennifer Datchuk, Mary Fischer, Robin Renee Hix, Dale Jenssen, Diana Kersey, Pricilla Martinez, Laura Quiones, and Kari Stringer. Also, delicious gifts by Ms. Chocolatier and Al’s Gourmet Nuts. Lunch and other delictible treats will be available at Wheelie Gourmet Food Truck, at the school.
It’s the season for giving – and purchasing holiday gifts at Art.i.copia helps support the many community programs of the non-profit Southwest School of Art.
In Pearl’s Studio. Holiday concert featuring faculty and students from the International Academy of Music and the Arts.
Hawthorne Choir Holiday Concert
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Located in the Park at Pearl
Enjoy a concert by the Hawthorne choir.
River of Lights Fun Run/Walk
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Beginning in Park at Pearl
Run Wild Sports and the San Antonio River Authority invite you to put on your favorite holiday attire and come run/walk at your leisure around the glowing river throughout the Museum Reach! Prizes will be given for top costumes so deck the halls!
Posada at Pearl
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Located at Pearl
More details to come.
Paseo del Rio's Ford Holiday Boat Caroling
November 26-December 18, 2011
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm nightly
Starts at river level by Chamber of Commerce
Rio San Antonio Cruises will have taxis traveling throughout the Museum Reach and into the downtown Riverwalk throughout the night. You 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.