River Walk Fun from Hauntings and Parades to Lights and Carolers

Thursday 12th, October 2017 / 11:05 Written by
River Walk Fun from Hauntings and Parades to Lights and Carolers

River Walk Fun Happenings – From Halloween through Christmas

River Walk fun in San Antonio is always on everyone’s to do list especially during the holidays. There is always something fun to do on the River Walk, but during the holidays this cities famous waterway is even more fun and magical. Here is a list of things you should mark on your calendar starting with this month and going all the way through to January.

Bud Light Haunted River

Friday, October 276-10 p.m.

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Roam the River Walk with eerie sounds, friendly roaming ghouls, and zombies. Enjoy music, dancing, an adult costume contest (18+), haunted river parade, and trick or treating to round out a slightly-spooky night of fun. This is a very popular event; come early and stay late. The vibe is spooky but not too much for scaredy-cats. Bwaahaahaa. Please drink responsibly. Arrange for a designated driver in advance or book a hotel room. Event and costume contest are free.

FB event page for Haunted River event: http://tinyurl.com/y8tz9hty


Ford Holiday River Parade

Friday, November 246-10 p.m.

Tickets sold online ($15-$40)

Ring in the holidays with this iconic night parade filled with lights, costumed float riders & music. Floats depict holiday movie classics for the theme, Christmas at the Movies.

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Photo credit: David Finell

FB event page for Holiday Parade: http://tinyurl.com/y924l69s


Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias

Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 2,000 Luminarias at night. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk Friday through Sunday only,

December 1-3

December 8-10

December 15-17


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FB event page for Fiesta de las Luminarias: http://tinyurl.com/ycep5f53


Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

Tuesday – Sunday, December 1-22

The public is welcome to enjoy the caroling for free from the banks of the river or while seated outdoors on a patio.

Free to watch/listen / Reserve  a private caroling boat online

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FB event page for Holiday Boat Caroling: http://tinyurl.com/y9j6smm5


Holiday Lights on the River Walk

November 25-Janaury 7, 2018, nightly


The famous holiday lights on the River Walk are turned on each year the day after Thanksgiving and remain on from dusk to dawn daily till just after the first of the New Year. This year the lights will remain on until January 7th. We invite you to experience the spectacular display of 100,000 lights (2,250 strings of light) draped over the towering bald cypress trees that line the River Walk.

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FB event page for Holiday Lights on the River Walk: http://tinyurl.com/y7dz94ee


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