Thanksgiving is a lovely time to visit our area.  The official lighting of the river walk christmas lights is the Friday after Thanksgiving.  For more information click on the links below.


Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony The Paseo del Rio Association ushers in the holiday season by lighting about 122,000 holiday lights along the River Walk and holding a parade of illuminated floats. Nov. 27. Reserved seats cost $10-$25; restaurants also offer package deals. (210) 227-4262 or www.thesan?

FORD Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 27, 2009

At 7:00 p.m. on the Friday following Thanksgiving, the switch is thrown and approximately 122,000 twinkling lights form a magical canopy over San Antonio’s River Walk. The lights shine brightly every evening through January 1. The lighting ceremony is the official kickoff to the Paseo Del Rio Holiday Festivities. Tickets are sold through the Paseo Del Rio Association at (210) 227-4262. For over 20 years, the spectacular one-hour parade along San Antonio’s River Walk features decorated, illuminated floats with celebrities, bands and lavishly-costumed participants.

Over 150,000 people will gather along the River Walk to watch the spectacle live along the parade route. Millions more will join in the fun watching the television broadcast. Reserved seating is available along the parade route.

Reserve Your Tickets Today!

Does your company have a special message or wish they would like to share with San Antonio? Do you have a special event or promotion you would like San Antonio to know about this Holiday Season?
Advertise in the Ford Holiday River Parade Program!.

When: Begins at 7:00 pm
Where: Along the River Walk
Admission: $10,$15,$20 & $25
Contact: Project Director
Phone: (210) 227-4262
Fax: (210) 212-7602
FORD Holiday Boat Caroling
11/28/2009 – 12/20/2009
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. The eclectic mix of participants includes bell choirs, folk groups, Latino ensembles, and hearing impaired performers. Join visitors from around the world in impromptu sing-a-longs from the patios of River Walk restaurants.
When: 6:30 pm – 9:45 pm (every day)
Where: Starts at river level by Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Events Director
Phone: 210-227-4262
Fax: 210-212-7602
Participation Info: The registration fee for an hour on the River Walk is $125, which equates to $5-$6 per person.