Texas A&M University-San Antonio hosts fifth annual Lights of Esperanza 2020

Texas A&M University-San Antonio will host its annual community Lights of Esperanza “Drive-in Edition” 6-8:30 pm, Tuesday Dec. 1. This year, the event adds a twist to the tradition with a “Drive-in Edition” featuring a screening of the movie, “Elf”— in addition to its traditional holiday lighting of the campus and a fireworks. The event is designed to be safe and to follow the health and safety protocols including social distancing.

“This year, more than ever it’s important to continue our traditions; and to do so in ways that protect the health of our community,” said Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president of A&M-San Antonio. “Lights of Esperanza is a tradition that so many families in our community look forward to and that our campus community enjoys celebrating.”

The event also coincides with A&M-San Antonio’s inaugural “Giving Tuesday” focused on donations to support the General’s Store Food Pantry and scholarships. This year gifts will be split evenly between our General’s Store Food Pantry and student scholarships. The goal is to raise $5,000 between 9am and 5pm on December 1st.

Lights of Esperanza: Drive-in Edition will be held in Parking Lot 3 and those attending will remain in their cars while watching the film. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations may contact specialevents@tamusa.edu in advance.

For more details about the event, visit https://www.tamusa.edu/lights-of-esperanza/index.html or email Special Events: specialevents@tamusa.edu 

About Lights of Esperanza

Now in its fifth year, Lights of Esperanza is an enchanting annual celebration combining the symbolic history of holiday lighting the campus to welcome the holiday season with newer holiday traditions with an A&M-San Antonio flare. A&M-San Antonio’s holiday light display contains over 20,000 lights, lighting up the campus and creating a festive atmosphere and concluding with a fireworks display. 

About Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Established as a stand-alone university in 2009, Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. Situated on nearly 700 acres in south San Antonio, A&M-San Antonio is a Military Embracing™ institution offering 29 undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate degrees to over 6,700 students. The University is home to the Henry G. Cisneros Institute for Emerging Leaders and the Cyber Engineering Technology/Cyber Security Research Center. A&M-San Antonio holds the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Military Times ranks the University No. 35 in the nation for “Best for Vets: Colleges.” Visit tamusa.edu for more information. #onamission

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