December 08, 2016

15 Vintage Photos of Christmas in San Antonio

With the help of Vintage San Antonio and the UTSA Special Collections, you can reminisce on the white Christmases and snowy winters of San Antonio's past.
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CA. 1920 - Huge crowd gathers to see the Christmas Tree in Alamo Plaza.
CA. 1920 - Huge crowd gathers to see the Christmas Tree in Alamo Plaza.
1939 - J. L. Clark's Gulf Service Station, 1739 Fredericksburg Road.
1939 - J. L. Clark's Gulf Service Station, 1739 Fredericksburg Road.
Ca 1900 - Remember the Alamo, at Christmas time.
Ca 1900 - Remember the Alamo, at Christmas time.
Dec. 1939 - Two shoeshine boys looking at Christmas window display of model railroads. (UTSA Special Collections)
Dec. 1939 - Two shoeshine boys looking at Christmas window display of model railroads. (UTSA Special Collections)
Ca. 1940 - Christmas at La Villita entrance gate at Villta Street and S. Presa. (UTSA Special Collections)
Ca. 1940 - Christmas at La Villita entrance gate at Villta Street and S. Presa. (UTSA Special Collections)
Circa 1940- Houston Street lit up for Christmas.
Circa 1940- Houston Street lit up for Christmas.
Circa 1955 -Santa descending from atop Joske's Department Store.
Circa 1955 -Santa descending from atop Joske's Department Store.
Circa 1968 - Santa on top of Joske's.
Circa 1968 - Santa on top of Joske's.
January 1985- Two girls in front of the Alamo building a snowman in the bed of pickup after 13.5 inches of snow.
January 1985- Two girls in front of the Alamo building a snowman in the bed of pickup after 13.5 inches of snow.
Dec 23, 1936 - 79 years ago today in the San Antonio Light. Photo shows A. G. Sherrer, 1235 Highland Blvd., with elaborate Christmas scene he constructed in his home for his son Jerry. Three electric trains and a complete station help make up this scene.(UTSA Special Collection)
Dec 23, 1936 - 79 years ago today in the San Antonio Light. Photo shows A. G. Sherrer, 1235 Highland Blvd., with elaborate Christmas scene he constructed in his home for his son Jerry. Three electric trains and a complete station help make up this scene.(UTSA Special Collection)