4 holiday events at the San Antonio River Walk

The Ford Holiday River Parade will be held on Nov. 26 beginning at 6 p.m. (Courtesy San Antonio River Walk)
The Ford Holiday River Parade will be held on Nov. 26 beginning at 6 p.m. (Courtesy San Antonio River Walk)

The Ford Holiday River Parade will be held on Nov. 26 beginning at 6 p.m. (Courtesy San Antonio River Walk)

Nov. 26: Attend the Ford Holiday River Parade and River Lighting Ceremony

The 40th annual Ford Holiday River Parade and River Lighting Ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. along the San Antonio River Walk. This year, the parade theme is "40 Years of Magic" and features illuminated floats and costumed parade participants. Free viewing areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis with attendees providing their own chairs. Ticketed viewing areas range from $15-$45. Downtown San Antonio. 210-227-4262. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events/ford-holiday-river-parade/

Nov. 12 through Jan. 10: Enjoy the River Walk holiday lights

Holiday lights on the San Antonio River Walk were lit up early this year and make for a scenic walk around the city. 5:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. Free. Downtown San Antonio. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events/holiday-lights-on-the-river-walk-free/

Dec. 2 through 23: Go caroling with a group



The San Antonio River Walk will have caroling opportunities for groups to perform their favorite holiday music. Whether it is singing, bell ringing, mariachis or other bands, groups can rent private boats for an hour. Boats seat up to 15 people with children under age 2 not counted toward capacity. 6-9:30 p.m. $125-$150. 203 S. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio. 210-227-4262. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events/ford-holiday-boat-caroling

Dec. 3 through 19: Attend the Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

More than 2,000 luminarias, traditional Mexican Christmas lanterns, will light the way as guests stroll along the River Walk. The centuries-old tradition begins at dusk on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for three weekends from Dec. 3-19. Free. Downtown River Walk, 849 E. Commerce St., San Antonio. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/events/ford-fiesta-de-las-luminarias-2

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