Downtown events this November at Historic Market Square, La Villita Historic Arts Village and Travis Park

Enjoy fun downtown events this November at Historic Market Square, La Villita Historic Arts Village and Travis Park!

SA Veterans Day Celebration

Hemisfair (434 S. Alamo St.)

Saturday, November 12, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m., FREE

Join us at Hemisfair for the official Veterans Day celebration of Military City, USA®! SA Veterans Day at Hemisfair will honor our local veterans and active-duty service members. Enjoy live music, a sensory-considerate laser light show, food, flag displays, special guests, veteran organizations, and veteran-owned businesses. Lawn chairs are welcome. For more information, please visit the event website.

United States Military Veterans Parade

Saturday, November 12, 12 p.m., FREE

The United States Military Veterans Parade Association invites the community to attend the 2022 Veterans Day Parade. The Veterans Parade will start at Avenue E and 4th Street. Lawn chairs are welcome. For more information, please visit the event website.

Travis Park Events (301 E. Travis St.)

Luminaria

Saturday, November 19, 6 p.m. – midnight, FREE

Join us from the Tobin Center to Travis Park for the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. The annual festival inspires San Antonio audiences with performances and installations by regional, national, and international artists whose stories and styles transform streets, buildings, and theatres into a place of dreams and imagination for one festive night. For more information, please visit the event website.

Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park

November 18, 2022 – January 16, 2023

The Rotary Ice Rink, presented by Valero, will return this fall at Travis Park in downtown San Antonio. Since 2019, nearly 200,000 people have enjoyed the rink and surrounding festivities. For more information, including hours of operation, pricing, and specials, please visit http://rotaryicerink.com.

H-E-B Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 25, 3 – 9 p.m., tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., FREE

Kick-off the holiday festivities with us at the Annual H-E-B Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 25. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. and include live entertainment, food trucks, letters to Santa, giveaways, holiday crafts, a special visit from Santa, and a movie screening of “The Polar Express”! The tree lighting ceremony begins at 6 p.m. followed by the movie screening at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

La Villita Historic Arts Village Events (418 Villita Street)

Autumn in the Air Dance Showcase

Saturday, November 12, 2-6 p.m., FREE

Midnight Dance Studio presents its Autumn in the Air Dance Showcase at the Arneson River Theatre! For more information, please visit the Facebook page.

Ford Holiday River Parade

Friday, November 25, 6 p.m., ticketed event

The 41st  Annual Ford Holiday River Parade is a San Antonio tradition that offers a spectacular one-hour parade along the San Antonio River Walk. This year’s theme, Tastes & Traditions Around the World, will kick off the San Antonio tradition of ringing in the holiday season. This ticketed parade begins at 6 p.m. at the Tobin Center and arrives later in other areas (check map). It is broadcast live at 7 p.m. at the Arneson River Theatre. For more information, please visit the event website.

Blessings on the River

Saturday, November 26, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., FREE

Extend your holiday cheer with an annual performance of Blessings on the River hosted by The Salvation Army of San Antonio. This event will feature local and regional gospel choirs from around Texas performing holiday classics at the Arneson River Theatre. For additional details, please call visit The Salvation Army of San Antonio’s website.

Historic Market Square Events (514 W. Commerce Street)

Celebración Musical
Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., FREE

On the eve of Fería de Santa Cecilia, visit Historic Market Square for a special celebration in honor of the patron saint of musicians. Enjoy live entertainment, mariachi music, ballet folklorico, working artists, food booths and holiday specials! For more information, please visit the Market Square website.

Lunch Break on Houston Street (In front of the Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston Street)

Thursday, November 17, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lunch Break on Houston Street is back! Join us on the first and third Thursday of the month for food trucks and music in front of the Majestic Theatre! For more information, follow @satxfoodtrucks on Instagram.

Visitor Parking

Check out the City’s SAPark website for easy, convenient, and affordable parking! A full list of City-owned garages, lots and meters can be found hereDowntown Tuesday offers free parking on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. in City-owned parking facilities, and City Tower Sundays offers free parking on Sundays from 7 a.m. to midnight at the City Tower Garage located at 117 W. Commerce.

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