The 25 San Antonio holiday traditions everyone should try at least once

San Antonians love to celebrate. Give us an excuse and we'll throw a parade, drink to excess or sleep overnight in the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Catch the Ford Holiday River Parade 
It's too late this year, but definitely pencil this one in if you haven't already witnessed brightly illumunated barges lighting up the River Walk.
Photo by Jaime Monzon
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Vintage holiday photos of San Antonio Christmas — Including Joske's and the Alamo Plaza tree

The holiday season has always been a big deal in San Antonio. The annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Alamo Plaza…

By San Antonio Current Staff

In this 1950 photograph, you can see the Christmas lights hung on the Gibbs building. Note the Christmas tree, from the city's Rotary Club, set up behind the Alamo Cenotaph.
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30 essential places to buy your holiday tamales in San Antonio

Nothing says "Christmas in San Antonio" quite like the smell of masa wafting through the air. The little, husk-wrapped packets of heaven…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tamahli
814 West Rhapsody Drive, (210) 877-9949, tamahli.com
You'll need to plan ahead when attempting to snag a dozen of these corn husk or banana leaf-wrapped tamales, because this spot makes 'em so fresh, they can't accommodate walk-in orders. 
Photo via Facebook / Tamahli
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We got a sneak preview of San Antonio Botanical Garden's Lightscape holiday display

A new festive event is making its Texas debut at the San Antonio Botanical Garden this year — and we got a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

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20 San Antonio restaurants offering Christmas dinner to-go

As we reach the end of 2020, it’s safe to say we’ve had a stressful year. So, why not let someone else…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Central Market
4821 Broadway St., (210) 368-8600, centralmarket.com
Talk about a one stop shop! Turkey, ham or tenderloin? You decide. With variable sizes, entrees, and sides, you can take home a full holiday dinner made to suit your family. You can also pick up a bottle of wine while there, which is another plus.
Photo via Instagram / central_market
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These vintage photos show San Antonio's Christmas spirit

San Antonio loves the holiday season — and from what we can see in these historic photos, it has for a long…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Joske's didn't play around with its holiday decorations. Just take this giant Santa Claus display as proof.
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These farms in driving distance of San Antonio let you cut down your own Christmas tree

While faux Christmas trees seem like they get more common each year, there's something special about decorating your home with the genuine…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Papa Noël Christmas Trees
6333 Broadway St., (512) 200-4088 ext. 108, papanoeltrees.com
Whether you pick up a tree curbside or make arrangements for tree delivery to your home or office, this tree lot in the heart of Alamo Heights has got you covered.
Photo via Instagram / papanoeltrees
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20 Historic Photos of San Antonio Celebrating Christmas

It's no secret that San Antonio loves the holiday season. It seems such has been the case for awhile, given these historic…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Anyone who was in San Antonio in the '60s surely remembers Fantasyland at Joske's.
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20 Holiday Events Happening in San Antonio This December

Just because it's the holiday season doesn't mean San Antonians will be stuck doing the same old stuff as years before. While…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Kelly Nelson

The Nutcracker

$24.50-$129, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays November 29-December 8, H-E-B Performance Hall, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org.

Ballet San Antonio’s back with a beloved Christmas favorite, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Even the least-cultured among us will recognize the ballet’s musical selections about sugar plums, snowflakes and princes, which will be played live by the San Antonio Symphony. 

Photo courtesy of Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
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24 Cheap Holiday Date Ideas for the Broke San Antonian

We know you're probably broke after all of that Christmas shopping that you definitely still aren't procrastinating on, as if you weren't…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Ring in the new year together at Hemisfair
434 S Alamo St, Mon Dec. 31, 6pm-2am, visitsanantonio.com
Everyone’s looking forward to getting that midnight kiss at the start of the new year. Be sure to kick off 2019 right with a sweet kiss from your cupcake. With bands, DJs, and even a former Spur partying with all night long, 2019 will be a year you won’t forget.
Photo via Instagram / visitsanantonio
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All the Beautiful People We Saw at the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Travis Park

San Antonians were excited to welcome in the holiday season with the tree lighting ceremony at Travis Park. Here's who we saw…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Beautiful People We Saw at the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Travis Park
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25 dreamy vintage photos of winter 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…

By San Antonio Current Staff

January 1949 Snow covering Alamo Plaza,
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29 Photos from the Holiday Lighting in Travis Park

11/28/2014 Photos by David Rangel

By San Antonio Current Staff

29 Photos from the Holiday Lighting in Travis Park
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41 Festive Photos of the Alamo Tree Lighting and the River Walk Lighting and Parade

11/28/2014 Photos by Linda Romero

By San Antonio Current Staff

41 Festive Photos of the Alamo Tree Lighting and the River Walk Lighting and Parade
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