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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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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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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20 Actually Cute Holiday Date Ideas in San Antonio

Whether you're in a long-term relationship or dating someone new (it is cuffing season, after all), here's some cute date ideas for…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Have a photoshoot in front of the official Christmas tree at Travis Park
Free, 301 E Travis St, (210) 207-3677, travisparksa.com
It’s Christmas season now that the city’s official Christmas tree has been lit. The official lighting of the tree takes place the day after Thanksgiving, so after that, holiday-themed dates are fair game. If only shopping centers could get the memo and not start playing Christmas music the day after Halloween.
Photo via Instagram / skylinedronetx
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The Best Christmas Light Displays Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

It's the most wonderful time of the year – and mostly because of the beautiful Christmas lights displays! Whether you want to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Enchanted Springs Ranch
242 State Hwy 46 W Unit C, Boerne, (210) 570-7669, christmaslightfest.com
Just up the road in Boerne you’ll be able to enjoy the Old West Christmas Light Fest. The magic of the holidays will be alive with this Texas-themed light display that’s synchronized to special tunes. There’s also other fun activities on site, from laser tag to a themed escape room. Just don’t forget to take a picture with Santa! This display opens Thanksgiving night and will run through Christmas Day.
Photo via Instagram / christmaslightfest
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The 20 Best Things To Do with an Out-of-Towner in San Antonio

You have family and friends visiting town, but don't want to sit at home? We hear ya. Here's our guide for tourist-y…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Ride up the Tower of the Americas for the view of the city
739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, (210) 223-3101, toweroftheamericas.com
While not everyone will want to dine or grab drinks at the top of the Tower of the Americas, locals and tourists would be silly to miss out on the spectacular views available from the observation deck. The 750-foot tower offers an unbeatable view of the Alamo City that you just can’t get anywhere else.
Photo via Instagram / rubeen100
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25 Relatable Tweets About Latino Christmas

Latino Christmas, Mexican Christmas, whatever you want to call it, we're sure you'll find these tweets super relatable this Noche Buena. Just…

By San Antonio Current Staff

25 Relatable Tweets About Latino Christmas
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20 Adoptable Cats and Dogs That Would Make the Perfect Roommate

Why adopt a new family member from a big pet retailer when you can shop local? All of these adorable pups and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Echo"I must have been mistreated at some point in my life, because frankly, I have some behavior issues that I’m getting help resolving. I’m trying very hard because I want a new life in a forever home more than anything. I do what’s called “resource guarding” – I protect things like my food and toys and get angry when someone gets too close when I have them. I’m also uncomfortable being handled unless I’m the one who initiates it. I know good things wait on the other side, and with hard work on my part and patience and love on yours, I can be a wonderful dog again like I was before. Imagine how great it would be to be part of my journey!"
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20 Adoptable Animals That Want to Go Home With You Today

What is a home without a furry one to make you smile and keep you company? Incomplete, at least to us. Pay…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Biggs
“When you first visit me in my kennel I’m going to go wild. I’m sorry but I just can’t help it. When I first came to the Animal Defense League, I had demodex mange and after being cooped up for treatment for so long I’m wild for fun. I’m very energetic, playful and I love to jump. Once I calm down all I want to do is lean on my human’s legs. Are yours the legs I’m destined to lean on for the rest of my life? If so, come adopt me today!”
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The Best Places to See Christmas Lights in the San Antonio Area

It's the most magical time of year here in Texas. We may not be able to enjoy the beauty of snow like…

By San Antonio Current Staff

SeaWorld
Prices vary, 10500 Sea World Drive, seaworld.com
There’s more lights on display at SeaWorld than there are people living in San Antonio. Woah! With more than 8 million lights, the theme park’s Christmas celebration also includes holiday shows and festive foods. Even the chance to meet and greet Santa Claus, too! On display through January 2. 
Photo via seaworldtexas
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