If you enjoy the Stone Oak lifestyle, then you know that the San Antonio River Walk provides a beautiful scenic backdrop for just about any occasion. But at Christmastime, the area really starts to come alive. San Antonio River Walk Christmas 2018 starts up the day after Thanksgiving and continues on into the new year. What can you expect? A lot!
San Antonio River Walk Christmas 2018
This year’s San Antonio River Walk Christmas kicks things off with their traditional Holiday River Parade. At 6 pm on Friday, November 23rd, watch floats decked out in tons of lights and holiday finery as they traverse the parade route along the River Walk. The parade starts at the El Tropicano on Lexington and makes its way to Villita. Then, it wraps its way back up to Drury Plaza and heads east towards the Hyatt Regency. Once it reaches the Hyatt, it heads south towards Market St. Then, they march east into the Shops at RiverCenter before heading down to Hemisfair Park. Once they get back to Market St again, they head west to Alamo and then end up at the International Center.
Several seated viewing areas have been set up along the parade route (30 in total). If you’d like to nab one of these coveted spots for yourself, you’ll need to purchase your ticket online here. Choose which area you’d like to be placed in and which seat you want to make your own. Tickets cost $28 per person. Don’t want to spend any cash out of pocket for seats? Bring a lawn chair or blanket and scout out a free space along the two and a half mile parade route. I’d advise that you get there early, though. This place gets crowded!
After the parade, walk along the River Walk to view the millions of dazzling lights on full display from dusk until dawn (5:30 pm to 6:30 am). These twinkling lights help anyone get into the holiday spirit. And they’re absolutely free to enjoy. These lights will be on display every single day until January 6th. Go enjoy a very merry San Anton River Walk Christmas 2018 this weekend!
LUX Move Up* by Christine Aldrete Banks, CRS, SRS, RSPS