What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of November 25-28, 2021

San Antonio — College football

FRI: KANSAS ST@TEXAS 11AM

SAT: TEXAS TECH@BAYLOR 11AM

UTSA@ NORTH TEXAS ST 130PM

STEPHEN N. AUSTIN@IWC 2PM

TEXAS A&M@LSU 6M


NFL THANKSGIVING DAY

BEARS@LIONS 1130AM

RAIDERS@COWBOYS 320PM

BILLS@SAINTS 720PM

NFL

JETS@TEXANS 12PM SUNDAY

BROWNS@RAVENS 720PMSUNDAY

SEATTLE@WASHINGTON 7PM MONDAY

SPURS

FRI: CELTICS@SPURS 730PM, MON: WIZARDS@SPURS 730PM, thurS: SPURS@ TRAIL BLAZERS 900PM

FRI-SUN

Le Cirque Artists Live:  FRI. 430PM, SAT 730PM, & SUN. 2PM

Are you ready to be dazzled by amazing one-of-kind acts this Thanksgiving weekend? Le Cirque Artists Live and San Antonio native, Ringmaster Sal Salangsang will be bringing those high-intensity good thrills. You’ll be blown away by the awesome acts. Lila Cockrell Theatre

FRIDAY

32nd annual internaTIONAL MECARDO DE PAZ BY THE ESPERANZA PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER 922 SAN PEDRO 10AM

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center celebrates 32 years of combining the arts with economic sustainability, international exchange, and social consciousness. Peace Market provides a family-friendly safe environment that honors the importance of moments and spaces where people gather together as community. This year the market will be held outdoors on Friday, November 26 & Saturday, November 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center at 922 San Pedro Ave.

h.e.b. christmas tree lighting @travis park 3pm

2021 Ford Holiday River Parade and River Lighting Ceremony 5pm

The 40th Annual Ford Holiday River Parade is a San Antonio tradition offering a spectacular one-hour parade along the San Antonio River Walk. The 2021 theme, 40 Years of Magic features illuminated floats and costumed parade participants.

This ticketed parade begins at 6 p.m. and is broadcast live at 7 p.m. at the Arneson River Theatre. Several free viewing areas are offered on the parade route (bring your own chair). This space is available on a first-come basis: East side of the River Walk between Pecan Street and Richmond Ave.

BLUES BROTHERS: by Fairchild Blues Tribute from Las Vegas! Friday November 26th, 8pm. Tobin Center for Performing Arts. Tickets:https://www.tobincenter.org/.../fairchild-blues-tribute 8PM

SATURDAY

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

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

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

32nd annual internaTIONAL MECARDO DE PAZ BY THE ESPERANZA PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER 922 SAN PEDRO 10AM

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center celebrates 32 years of combining the arts with economic sustainability, international exchange, and social consciousness. Peace Market provides a family-friendly safe environment that honors the importance of moments and spaces where people gather together as community. This year the market will be held outdoors on Friday, November 26 & Saturday, November 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center at 922 San Pedro Ave.

Southtown Small Business Saturday Market

1103 S Presa St. 11AM

Josh Abbott Band @ COWBOY’S DANCE HALL 8PM

SUNDAY

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

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.

Here is where to see dazzling holiday light displays in San Antonio

The City of San Antonio already announced the famous San Antonio River Walk holiday lights will make an early return for the 2021 season. This year, 100,000 dazzling lights will illuminate the River Walk during the holidays starting on November 12TH.

The 40th Annual Ford Holiday River Parade is a tradition that offers a spectacular one-hour parade along the San Antonio River Walk. The 2021 theme, 40 Years of Magic, features illuminated floats and costumed parade participants. The whopping 25 miles of lights will be up until January 10, 2022.

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.

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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