What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of December 9-12, 2021

San Antonio — NFL

THURS: STEELERS@VIKINGS 720PM

SUN:

SEAHAWKS@TEXANS 12PM

COWBOYS@WASHINGTON 12PM

BEARS@PACKERS 720PM

MON: RAMS@CARDINALS 715PM

SPURS

thurS: NUGGETS@SPURS 730PM, SAT: NUGGETS@SPURS 730PM, SUN: PELICANS@SPURS 600PM, WED: HORNETS@SPURS 730PM, FRI: SPURS@JAZZ 800PM

THURS- SUN

CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY @ THE mAJESTIC

FRI-SUN

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET W/THE SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY @ THE TOBIN CENTER

THURSDAY

MOVIE IN THE PARK 6PM FREE

bring your blankets and chairs. WHITE CHRISTMAS WILL BE SHOWN FOR FREE AT MAIN PLAZA IN BOERNE, TEXAS

www.boerneparks.com

FRIDAY

Cinema on Will’s Plaza: The Man Who Invented Christmas 7pm free

The Man Who Invented Christmas Cinema on Will’s Plaza - FREE EVENT

The Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza opens at 6PM. The movie begins at 7PM Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Outdoor movie night and 5 year anniversary 6pm free

Outside the Grey Moon Vintage trailer we will be showing Cool Runnings (1993) at 6pm. Resident food trucks Mister Diablo and Aroy Ver will be serving delicious food. Feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets and get cozy outside. The Grey Moon trailer will be open from 6-8pm. Free Cool Runnings inspired sticker for attendees—limited supply. 2202 broadway

SATURDAY

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center Address: 11745 I-10W

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

NORTH POLE NOPAL 10AM FREE

Join the San Antonio River Foundation at Confluence Park on Saturday, December 11th, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM for the first annual North Pole Nopal outdoor market and holiday concert! This family-friendly event will feature a native tree giveaway with COSA Parks and Rec, farmers market, local artisans, food trucks, music, and a performance by the San Antonio Brass Band. Support local vendors while finishing up your holiday shopping under the magnificent concrete petals of Confluence Park!

CONFLUENCE PARK, 310 W. MITCHELL STREET

First Responder’s Breakfast with Santa 10AM FREE

The First Responder’s Breakfast with Santa is a new holiday event. It will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the Helotes Fire Station. General Admission (GA) will be available for a photo with Santa only – The GA line will be open from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

SOUTHTOWN 2ND SATURDAY HOLIDAY MARKET 11AM FREE

HOLIDAY SHOPPING, FOOD, & FUN

1103 S. PRESA ST.

A SAN ANTONIO CHRISTMAS 7PM

The Fellowship of San Antonio @ 23755 Canyon Golf Rd, San Antonio, TX

Come enjoy all of your favorite Christmas songs and carols with your whole family! About this Event It’s been a long and busy year! Yet, we will pause and ponder what an exhausted Mary and harried.

Helotes Cowboy Christmas Night Parade 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM FREE

Helotes Cowboy Christmas Night Parade will take place on Saturday, December 11 in Old Town Helotes along with a Christmas Market. The parade starts at 7:30 p.m. Families enjoy this holiday tradition where all the parade entries are decorated with beautiful lights & Santa will be there.

Mike And The Moonpies at John T. Floore Country Store 830pm

SUNDAY

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

Carols By Candlelight 1030am & 1200pm

Mission Point Christian Church is thrilled to celebrate another Carols by Candlelight event! On December 12 it will be a joy to be in person in our regular Sunday location - Norris Conference Center. Come and celebrate Christmas with us as we sing carols as a church family! Due to space limitations, we will have two times at 10:30am & 12:00pm.

San Antonio German Christmas Service 5PM FREE

The Weihnachtsfeier simply tells the Christmas Story entirely in the German language through Scripture, German Christmas poetry, prayers, choral and congregational singing and organ music. There are no sermons. Beethoven Maennerchor Garten, Free

05:00 PM - 07:00 PM on Sun, 12 Dec 2021

Coker United Methodist Church 6PM FREE

Dec 12th | 6 PM | Coker Christmas Festival If you love sharing great music and great memories at Christmas, this night is for you! Invite friends and neighbors to join us in the parking lot, 231 E North Loop Rd, San Antonio, TX. Read more on Facebook

Interested in volunteering? The San Antonio Food Bank needs your help

The San Antonio Food Bank is asking the community to help sign up for volunteer shifts throughout the summer to keep up with the demand for food assistance.

The San Antonio Food Bank’s volunteer opportunities range from being in the sorting room, warehouse, garden, farm areas, community kitchen, and even at the off-site community kitchen at Haven for Hope. Whether you’re an individual, group, or company there are many opportunities to volunteer. Join us and choose a volunteer opportunity at: www.safoodbank.org/volunteer

Blood donations, especially types O negative and positive, are still urgently needed

Health officials said there is not enough blood on hand to treat trauma cases and patients who need emergency surgeries and procedures. The facilities are open during daylight hours. Same-day appointments and walk-in donations are being accepted. Officials said donors can call 210-731-5590 for information or to make an appointment, or they can visit SouthTexasBlood.org.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS

San Antonio Botanical Gardens

This winter, the San Antonio Botanical Garden unveils a glittery display when Lightscape, a touring light show that first launched to crowds in the United Kingdom and Chicago, comes to town. Guests will be enchanted by magical light displays set along an illuminated one-mile path winding through the Botanical Garden. The captivating illuminations will proudly include installations unique to Texas created by local and international artists. The trail also features a one-of-a-kind experience: the show-stopping Cathedral of Light, an impressive towering cathedral arch tunnel sparking with 100,000 lights. The light display will run from November 19 to January 2, 2022.

Palo Alto College

The drive-thru light display will be open for community members daily from December 3 through December 23. Visitors will enjoy thousands of lights across a variety of magical displays throughout the Palo Alto College campus. Enter from Villaret Boulevard. This year’s event is drive-thru only, so please remain in your vehicle.

Kaleidoscope of Colors: 2021 A Christmas Odyssey in Windcrest 6PM FREE

The city of Windcrest is lighting up for a decades-old tradition on Dec. 4. A contest is held to pick the most beautifully decorated homes in various judging categories and the public is invited to drive along neighborhood streets to view the brightly-lit displays. Maps of the locations to visit are provided for a small donation and can be found at any of the three entrances to the city on Crestway, I35 frontage road or Eagle Crest.

LIGHTS ALIVE! 5931 Roft Road, San Antonio

Lights Alive! is a 100-percent computer-controlled, musically synchronized, drive-thru light show experience. The nearly mile-long attraction showcases innovative new technologies that are sure to dazzle and captivate viewers of all ages, according to its website. This year, the attraction will have additional activities such as the Nativity Show, Gingerbread Escape Room Experience, Inflatable Axe Throwing, and Soccer Darts. There is also a large grassy area where guests can take in the beautiful view of the entire drive-thru portion of the show happening down the hill. Lights Alive! is located in Alamo Ranch two miles outside Loop 1604 off Culebra Avenue. The entrance to the venue is 1/4 mile from the intersection of Roft Road and Culebra Avenue. Traffic must enter the venue from Culebra. It will be every day from November 19 to January 2, 2022. Prices vary from $35 to $45 a vehicle, depending on peak days. For more information, visit its website.

San Antonio Zoo

From November 19 to January 2, 2022, the San Antonio Zoo will create a magical wonderland filled with lights and holiday cheer at its facilities.  According to its website, this year is bigger and brighter than ever, with two new 32-foot LED trees that are a must-see for the whole family. There will also be an all-new Holiday Sing-Along Express train ride. Tickets begin at $26.99 each.

University of the Incarnate Word

The annual Light the Way Holiday Festival at the University of the Incarnate Word is back this year with all the in-person traditions you know and love, according to the event’s Facebook page. Join the festival for live music, food trucks, the fan-favorites Shoppers’ Lane and Kids Corner, meet-and-greets with Santa, and a million twinkling lights and fireworks display to end the night.  Gates will open at 3 p.m. with the lighting ceremony starting at 6 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. After the event, the lights typically stay up until the first weekend of January.

SeaWorld San Antonio

The holiday festivities are bigger than ever this year at SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas Celebration. This year, the park is dressed up in nine million twinkling lights, which the attraction calls the largest Christmas light displays in Texas. Make your way through the park to see 250 acres of sparkling Christmas lights. The park is sectioned into 12 different lands, each with a different holiday twist, according to its website. As you enjoy your outdoor walking tour of the lights, you’ll discover different areas along the path for perfect holiday ops. Take in a Christmas lights show along the pathway, stroll down the Tunnel of Lights, and and see dancing lit-up fountains. It will run through January 2, 2022.

Palo Alto College

The drive-thru light display will be open for community members daily from December 3 through December 23. Visitors will enjoy thousands of lights across a variety of magical displays throughout the Palo Alto College campus. Enter from Villaret Boulevard. This year’s event is drive-thru only, so please remain in your vehicle.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas “HOLIDAY IN THE PARK”

Millions of magical lights are illuminated throughout the park each night from November 20 to January 2, according to the attraction’s website. Guests frolic through themed holiday zones that are blanketed with the décor of the season, falling snow, and surprises around every corner. Children can also share their wish lists and take photos with Santa Claus before his big journey around the world. You can also take a ride on the Holiday Express train to view all of the sparkling lights throughout the park.

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