Ford Holiday River Parade Lights up the River for the Holidays
San Antonio ushers in the 35th annual Ford Holiday River Parade on November 25th, the day after Thanksgiving, along a 2 1/2 mile route on the San Antonio downtown River Walk. The festive parade starts at 6pm at the El Tropicano Hotel and winds its way through the downtown river walk lasting about an hour. At 7pm a switch gets turned on at the Arneson River Theatre stage transforming the downtown river walk into a magical holiday wonderland. It is the highlight of the evening casting an even brighter festive glow onto the 31 beautifully decorated river floats. There will be holiday music & carolers, lavish costumed float riders and lots and lots of lights. The 2016 Grand Marshal is Silver & Black Give Back, the nonprofit partner of the Spurs Sports & Entertainment family of teams. The parade theme, Tinsel & Merriment captures the fun of the floats and the essence of the parade. If you have ever wanted to see a river parade, the Ford Holiday River Parade is the one it should be.
You can purchase tickets online to the Ford Holiday River Parade here!
From 6-7pm there will be a Christmas Music Concert at Arneson River Theatre(only for ticket holders in that area).
Arneson River Theatre: Floor seats- $40, Grandstand seats- $30, Top level seats- $20. Anywhere else on the parade route-Front Row $25, Other seating $20, $15.
Children 2 years of age and above must have a ticket. Children younger than 2 years old, without a ticket, must sit on a parent’s lap.
Tickets are non-refundable for any reason including event cancellation due to any reason or acts of God.
Review the overall event map to determine:
Where you want to sit on the parade route
What map section detail to view for seats (print map and keep with your tickets)
Go the specific map section you are interested in
Seats in light grey are still available
Simply click on the seats to add to your online shopping cart
When you have selected all the seats you wish to purchase you are ready to check-out
REMEMBER: Tickets are non-refundable for any reason including acts of God
Print your tickets and bring with you on parade day.
Gate numbers will be posted on street level that corresponds to the gate number on your tickets
Several free viewing areas are offered on the parade route (bring your own chair). This space is available on a first come, space available, basis: North side of the River Walk between Lexington Ave. and Richmond Ave. AND the south side of the River Walk between Richmond Ave. and Navarro St. AND the south side of the River Walk between Navarro St. and N. St. Mary’s St.
Many restaurants and hotels offer dinner packages, CLICK HERE for information.
For more information call Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm, 210-227-4262.