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Holidays in the Hill Country: San Antonio

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Holidays in the Hill Country: San Antonio

By Spring Sault

Between the meals and mingling, the smell of wrapping paper and Scotch tape, and the sounds of friends and family toasting visits together that are always too short, few and far between, this is the stuff that the holidays are made of. From approximately 2 weeks before Thanksgiving to 1 minute after midnight on New Year’s Eve and beyond, San Antonio at this festive time of year, is unforgettable! Here, the experiences, sights and sounds of the holiday season are marinated in great food, amazing culture, and the seamless blending of tradition with the joyfully unexpected. These are the Holidays in Hill Country – San Antonio’s Best Offerings.

The Shopping

Holidays in the Hill Country: San Antonio

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If completing your holiday shopping is at the top of your list, then this is the place to be. Forbes has named San Antonio the “Top Shopping Destination in the Nation” – the NATION! With 9 major shopping malls, western wear shops, antique bargains and boutique chic, you can shop like the pro that you know you are. A detailed listing of malls, markets, shopping districts and outlets can be found at visitsanantonio.com/shopping.

The Festivities

Holidays in the Hill Country: San Antonio

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The most festive city in Hill Country becomes 10 times more-so this time of year! Millions of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays will leave you breathless and your camera’s memory card full. The River Walk is a shining example (pun intended) with the Ford Holiday River Parade & Lighting Festival on Nov. 27, 2015 as well as the Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias beginning at dusk on Fri., Sat. and Sun. only from Dec. 4-20, 2015. Tickets for the parade itself must be purchased in advance and online, so be sure to check out at their online store in order not to miss out! And don’t forget Light The Way at the University of the Incarnate Word, happening at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 21, 2015 at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. Join the UIW as they celebrate the festive season with an evening of musical entertainment culminating in the official flipping of the switch to illuminate close to 1 million sparkling lights in their winter wonderland. You’ll feel like Clark Griswold!

The Food

Holidays in the Hill Country: San Antonio
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