Friday, December 22, 2017 / by Jones Real Estate Team
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
SAN ANTONIO ATTRACTIONS
Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio THEME PARKS:
THE THROWBACK PARTY
Friday | 9pm | Paper Tiger | $1.99-5
Come to this 90s and early 2000s inspired event featuring guest DJs spinning hip-hop, R&B, and Top 40. Free entry before 10pm.
SOUL FOOD, SOLO EXHIBITION
Friday | 8am-4pm | Carver Community Cultural Center | Free
Abstract artist Arielle Austin has opened her solo exhibition, “Soul Food.” Austin presents over 40 paintings on display with vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes, her collection of work celebrating the heart of what soul food has meant to her, both culturally and internally.
HAPPY HOUR VEGAN MARKET: FALL EDITION
Friday | 4pm-7pm | La Botánica | Free
Featuring local and international advocacy groups, vegan vendors will be selling jewelry, body-care products, vintage clothing, and accessories. Fresh pressed juices, exotic tea blends and wild ferments available for purchase.
LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING MARKET
Friday & Saturday | 10am-6pm | Wonderland of the Americas | Free
Que Retro Arts is hosting a last-minute Christmas shopping market with handcrafted merchandise crafters plus local artists with plenty of holiday shopping options. Christmas carolers and an on-hand gift wrapping station will be on-site as well.
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL
Friday & Saturday | 2pm & 7pm | Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | $23.50+
The well know TV holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is performed on stage as part of the BMW of San Antonio Signature Series. Script adaptation by Robert Penola.? Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.
BRICKMAS HOLIDAY MARKET 2017
Friday 6pm-9pm | Saturday 10am-6pm | Brick at Blue Star | Free
Local artists/vendors/market makers VeryThat, BarbacoApparel, and Sweet Craft Jewelry host a holiday market with several local vendors to shop from.
THE WINTER MAKES ME MISS YOU
Friday & Saturday | 6pm | Ventura | Free
The festival returns for its fourth year of San Antonio's local music and artists. Friday night includes Islands & Tigers, Dance Like Robots, Sai, Hyperlight Driveship, Saturn Skies, Voracious, Nova Lux, Alyssa A Poet, Barrera & The Hotsprings. Saturday night features Fader Friend, Elnuh, Jaik Yanez, St. Dukes, Sofia, Go Kart Mozart, Mr. Pidge, Lauren Mae and Bad Heart. Pop-up food vendors and artists.
SA SYMPHONY: TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Friday 7:30pm | Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm | The Majestic Theatre | $25+
One of Tim Burton's most celebrated films, The Nightmare Before Christmas, will be projected on the big screen with dialog and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman's score played live by the San Antonio Symphony.
HOLIDAYS ON THE BOARDWALK
Friday & Saturday | 10am-9pm | Boardwalk on Broadway Popup Shop | Free
The Boardwalk on Broadway Popup Shop is an artisan shop with various artisans and in-store events. The popup will include live jazz, make-and-take bath bomb classes for kids and adults. Bath Bomb Classes tickets are sold online at organicallyinc-beauty.com under upcoming events.
NIDO MERCADO FESTIVAL
Friday & Saturday | 11am-7pm | The Monty | Free
Bringing together an array of talented artists, collectors and designers (including Sonsuz, Dawson+Hellmann, Viviana, Guy Hundere, Kimberly Aubuchon and Drift), the pop-up market Nido Mercado Festivo invites guests to sip and shop a unique collection of gifts.
A CHRISTMAS STROLL AT THE ALAMO
Friday & Saturday | 5:30pm-7pm | The Alamo | Free
The Alamo grounds remain open late for visitors to enjoy. The Christmas lights on the River Walk are an annual San Antonio favorite which guests can stroll by to get in the holiday spirit. If you're headed downtown, be sure to start your evening at the Alamo!
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Friday 6:30pm | Saturday 1pm, 4pm, & 7pm | Sunday 2pm | The Empire Theatre | $25-35
The Magik Theatre presents the third annual production of A Charlie Brown Christmas. The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation.
VIRTUAL-JINGLE BELL HOP 5K/8K/10K/HALF MARATHON
Sunday | 7am | Anywhere | $28-35
Jingle Bell Hoppers can run from anywhere. You can run 'round the neighborhood with friends in your Christmas sweaters and antlers, you can run on your treadmill, at Planet Fitness, anywhere! Out of town and not near a Christmas Eve race? Don't want to join because of parking hassles or the upcoming snowstorm? No problem, you can be a Virtual Jingle Bell Hopper! Commit to keeping each other motivated and have some fun, in a virtual Christmas Eve community!
FREE CHRISTMAS EVE FLOW
Sunday | 10am | YogaFit Studios | Free
Get yourself ready for Christmas with this calming YogaFlow 2 class led by Brandie! Enjoy some hot cider and cookies after!
PHOTOS WITH DARTH SANTA 2017
Sunday | 10am-4pm | Wonderland of the Americas | $5
Back by Popular Demand Darth Vader took a weekend off the death star to come play Santa for all fans out there! He invites you to visit the dark side and enjoy a cookie on him!
CHRISTMAS AND CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE OBSERVATION
Sunday | 11am-12pm | Unity Church of San Antonio | Free
Unity explores the metaphysical and symbolic aspects of the season. Christ being born anew is a powerful reminder of our own spiritual rebirth and our true essence. It is also a potent reminder that the transformative power of the human spirit can be called forth at will, especially when we are willing to take the time and expend the effort in prayer and meditation. This holiday season, discover your story of peace and tranquility at Unity of San Antonio. Come as you are; all are welcome.
HOLIDAYS IN BLOOM
Now-December 31st | 9am-5pm | San Antonio Botanical Garden | $9-12
The Garden will feature holiday-themed displays through the end of the year with garlands, red ribbons and other holiday decorations.
CHRISTMAS AT THE CAVERNS
Now-December 31st | 9am-5pm | Natural Bridge Caverns | $19-25
Natural Bridge Caverns will celebrate the 2017 holiday season by combining the sights and sounds of the holidays with its underground world of natural beauty and amazement. Now in its fourth year, Christmas at the Caverns benefits the San Antonio Food Bank. It includes Caroling in the Caverns, Christmas Hayride, Reindeer Roundup, the Canopy Challenge and Flying Elf Zip Lines and more. Every day in December the entire park will be filled with the joy of the season.