Pearl is Ready for Fall and the Holidays with Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival, Dia de los Muertos, Holiday Celebrations, and More!
Pearl is ready for fall and upcoming holidays with exciting programs just announced including Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival, a pumpkin patch during Halloween weekend, Dia de los Muertos, Holiday Celebrations, and More.
“Pearl is thrilled for another fall and holiday season in our neighborhood,” said Elizabeth Fauerso, Chief Marketing Officer for Pearl. “This year we plan on building on last year’s traditions with an even bigger Dia de los Muertos celebration, our weekly Holiday Night Market, a traditional Posada, and more. Pearl will be the perfect destination to shop for the holidays and enjoy the festivities.”
The fall and holiday programming this year is as follows:
Monarch Butterfly & Pollinator Festival: October 21
Join Pearl on Sunday, October 21 during peak Monarch butterfly migration week as we celebrate San Antonio’s unique place in the storied Monarch butterfly migration – right in the middle of the flyway. Events are all free and open to the public. The schedule at Pearl includes:
- 10 a.m. – People for Pollinators Parade | Pearl Park
- 10:30 a.m. – SAWS Pollinator Garden Workshops | Pearl Studio
- 11 a.m. – Azul Barrientos Performance | Pearl Park
- Noon – Monarch Butterfly Release | Pearl Park
- 1 p.m. – Volcán Performance | Pearl Park
- 1:30 p.m. – SAWS Pollinator Garden Workshops | Pearl Studio
- 1:30 p.m. – Book Fairy story time | Parkito
- ALL DAY – Monarch butterfly tagging demos, face painting, kite building, educational activities, and more
Costumes encouraged—wear your wings!
Pumpkin Patch at Farmers Market: October 27-28
Celebrate Halloween with an exclusive pumpkin patch at the Pearl Farmers Market held on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on Sunday, October 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Costumes encouraged!
Dia de los Muertos: November 1-2
Pearl honors the rich traditional Mexican holiday that remembers family and friends who have passed away, with altars/ofrendas, music, a procession, art making, and more. Both days will feature traditional altars created by local and regional artists. The celebration will take place on November 1 and 2. This event is free and open to the public.The full schedule is as follows:
November 1, 4 – 9 p.m. (all at Pearl Park):
- 4:45 – 5 p.m. – Dr. Ellen Riojas Clark introduces Dia de los Muertos in San Antonio
- 5 – 6 p.m. – Live music by Tallercito de Son
- 6 – 6:15 p.m. – Erica Prosper Nirenberg children’s reading
- 6:15 – 7 p.m. – Procession
o Southwest School of Art children
o Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Calavera stilt walkers
o Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Cabezudos
o Selena doll
o Frida dolls
- 7 – 7:45 p.m. – Live music by Conjunto Heritage Taller
- 8 – 9 p.m. –Live music by Volcán
November 2, 5 – 9 p.m. (all at Pearl Park):
- 5 – 5:15 p.m. – Dr. Reyes children’s reading
- 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Live music by Conjunto Heritage Taller
- 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. – Live music by San Antonio Mariachi Academy
- 7:30 – 9 p.m. – Live music by Azul Barrientos
Holiday Night Market: Starting November 29
Pearl is excited to host a holiday night market every Thursday starting November 29 through December 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. with Farmers Market vendors, additional craft vendors, live music, and holiday activites. Stock up on gifts from handmade soaps to artisan goat cheese and gourmet dog treats. Pearl will also light up the property Thanksgiving weekend to kick off the holiday season. The dates for the holiday night market include November 29, and December 6, 13, and 20. This event is free and open to the public.
Chanukah: December 3
Pearl welcomes back the 4th annual holiday tradition in partnership with Young & Jewish San Antonio (YJSA) with the Chanukah Menorah lighting celebration on December 3. The festivities at Pearl will bring the entire San Antonio community together from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Menorah at Pearl will be lit each evening of Chanukah. This event is free and open to the public.
Posada: December 19
Inspired by the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas, Pearl host its second annual traditional Posada on December 19 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.. Community members are invited to join the posada and become pilgrims traveling by candlelight. Las Posadasis a nine-day Christmas celebration in Mexico and Latin America, centered on the ritual re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s quest to find lodging in Bethlehem. The evening includes children’s crafts, piñatas, and custom Mexican treats of buñuelos, tamales, and Mexican hot chocolate. This event is free and open to the public.
Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces, paseos riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with LEED-certified complexes mixed with historic architecture.
The 22-acre Pearl site is home to The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio, the year-round Pearl Farmers Market, Hotel Emma and its restaurant Supper. Pearl restaurants include Il Sogno Osteria, by CIA graduate and James Beard Award-nominated chef Andrew Weissman; La Gloria by CIA graduate chef Johnny Hernandez; Nao Latin Gastro Bar from The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio; Blue Box Bar; Botika; The Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden; The Granary ‘Cue and Brew; Cured; Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery; Bakery Lorraine; Local Coffee; Jazz, TX; Lick Honest Ice Creams, Green Vegetarian Cuisine, and High Street Wine Co. The Bottling Department, San Antonio’s first food hall, includes restaurants Bud’s Southern Rotisserie, Fletcher’s Hamburgers, Maybelle’s Donuts, Tenko Ramen, and The Good Kind.
Pearl is also known for its shops, including The Sporting District, The Twig Book Shop, The Tiny Finch, Adelante Boutique, Ten Thousand Villages, LeeLee Shoes, Dos Carolinas, Leighelena, Niche Boutique, The Synergy Studio, Bike World, and The Vintage Bouquet Bar.
Notable office tenants at Pearl include San Antonio Hispanic Chamber, Nature Conservancy, San Antonio Area Foundation, RBC Securities, The CE Group, Inc., WestEast Design Group, KGB Texas, and The San Antonio Business Journal. The Can Plant offers urban contemporary apartments with a place in history. The Cellars are luxury apartments offering hospitality and culinary excellence, extraordinary living spaces, concierge-curated services, and more. Event spaces include the historic Pearl Stable and the more contemporary Pearl Studio. For more information, visit atpearl.com.