Pearl Announces Jubilant Holiday Programming and More

Thursday 03rd, December 2020 / 10:55 Written by
Pearl Announces Jubilant Holiday Programming and More

Pearl’s 2020 Programming has a Socially Distant Twist & the Inaugural Year for Launching Curated Holiday Boxes Through its Farmers Market Curbside

December Programming includes Virtual Chanukah and Posada Celebrations, Extended Retail Hours, Gifts From Local Artists at Pearl Farmers Market, Holiday Gift Boxes & More.

This season, Pearl is thrilled to continue offering festive programming with a socially distant twist. The windows along Pearl Parkway will feature vibrant color-blocked holiday scenes, and shoppers have the opportunity to stroll through the stores with extended hours or order uniquely curated holiday gift boxes to be picked up from Pearl Farmers Market Curbside. Traditional celebrations like Posada and Chanukah will feature virtual components to ensure a safe and memorable holiday season, and the Holiday Gift Market will allow shoppers to avoid crowded stores.

“Pearl during the holidays is always a special time. In addition to honoring some of our most cherished annual traditions like Chanukah and Posada, we are thrilled to debut our inaugural holiday window program along Pearl Parkway and the launch of our curated holiday boxes through Farmers Market Curbside,” said Pearl Chief Marketing Officer Elizabeth Fauerso.

Pearl’s 2020 holiday offerings include:

Holiday Gifting 4 Good – November 13 – December 10

Holiday Programming

This year, Pearl partners with United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County on their Holiday Gifting 4 Good fundraising program. Holiday shoppers can purchase specially curated gift packages from Pearl and other community partners at, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale supporting the nonprofit. Pearl’s package includes tasty treats and fun, food-themed products from Pearl’s restaurants and retailers, including Cured, Feliz Modern POP, Local Coffee Founders, Niche, The Tiny Finch, and Wildflower Caramel Co., all inside a custom Pearl tote. Proceeds from each purchase benefit these local businesses and United Way’s community programs.

Pearl Farmers Market Holiday Gift Boxes – Order November 27 – December 15 for pick up or December 18 for shipping

This year, Pearl Farmers Market Curbside debuts a variety of curated boxes filled with holiday gifts from regional producers and family farms that are perfect for gifting. Holiday shoppers can pre-order their products packaged in a beautiful, hand-printed Pearl gift box starting on November 27. Orders can be placed at Highlights from the gift box program are included below, with a full menu here.

  • Pearl Preserves Box $45
    • Pearl Cranberry Orange Compote
    • Pearl Pepper Jelly
    • Pearl Tomato Chutney
    • This is an exclusive box that features products created and launched by Pearl in partnership with its select Farmers Market vendors
  • Tamales Box $34
Holiday Programming

Pick 2 La Hacienda Tamales

  • Veggie and Cheese (4 count, jumbo)
  • Jalapeño and Cheese (4 count, jumbo)
  • Vegan (4 count, jumbo)
  • Charro Bean (6 count)
  • Local Charcuterie Box $95
    • CKC Farm Baby Caprino Goat Cheese
    • River Whey Creamery Indigo Ridge Cheese 
    • Al’s Gourmet Nuts
    • Ms. Chocolatier Chocolate Truffles or Chocolate Salami
    • Aurelia’s Spanish Cured Chorizo
    • Sandy Oaks Olive Jelly
    • Handcrafted Swift River Pecan Wood Cutting Board
  • Sugar Plum Fairy Box $75
    • 4-Iced Christmas Cookies
    • 5-Chocolate Truffles
    • 1-Peppermint Chocolate
    • 10-Chocolate Dipped Shortbread
    • 1-Peanut Brittle
    • 6-Caramels

Holiday Window Program – November 25 – January 8

Pearl’s inaugural holiday window program will debut on Wednesday, November 25 to transform Pearl Parkway into a festive holiday destination. Conceived by Ginger Diaz of Feliz Modern POP, the initiative is a collaboration with Pearl’s creative retailers to celebrate the holidays. (Diaz also decorated this year’s tree in Pearl Park.) Partners include Ten Thousand Villages, The Tiny Finch, Local Coffee Founders, Niche at Pearl, The Sporting District, Twig, Bakery Lorraine, Adelante, LeeLee, Dos Carolinas, and the Culinary Institute of America (ground floor window). As part of the window program, Pearl is partnering with Wide Awake Creative for a virtual Holiday Donation Station at the corner of Pearl Parkway and Avenue A benefiting SAY Si, the San Antonio Area African American Community Fund, and the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good Campaign.

Farmers Market: Holiday Edition – Saturdays and Sundays, November 28 – December 20

Holiday Programming

Starting Saturday, November 28, Pearl Farmers Market will welcome local artists and makers to participate in the weekend farmers market for the holiday season. Holiday shoppers can avoid overcrowded stores and support local artists each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With over 16 local additional artisan vendors, shoppers are sure to find a unique gift for everyone on their list. 

Holiday Stroll – Thursday, December 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Holiday Programming

Pearl is hosting a festive holiday shopping event on December 10 with extended retail hours, live music and restaurant specials. Shoppers can enjoy the holiday window displays on Pearl Parkway while listening to music from Los Callejeros de San Anto until 8 p.m. 

  • Retail offerings include:
    • Ten Thousand Villages: 25% off one item
    • Dos Carolinas: 15% off (excluding children’s)
    • Niche: 10% off every purchase; Gift with purchase: Free Fiesta medal and scarf with any purchase over $50
  • Restaurant offerings include:
    • Lick: Frosty Hot Cocoa 
    • Cured: Eggnog
    • Local Coffee Founders: Hot or Iced Apple Chai ($3)
    • Botika: Hot Cocoa ($2.50), Churros ($3.50), or Combo ($5)
    • Larder:15% off listed price on wine; Warm Carrot Gingerbread
    • Supper: Holiday Cocktails: Smoky Plum Fairy and Winter Spanish Gin Tonic
    • Bud’s Southern Rotisserie: Steen’s Pralines ($10/bag)
    • La Gloria: Mini churros ($6), Mexican Christmas Punch ($4), Mexican Christmas Punch w/Tequila ($8)

Chanukah – Menorah installed with lighting beginning on Thursday, December 10

Holiday Programming

Pearl honors its sixth annual Chanukah Menorah lighting on Thursday, December 10 in partnership with Young & Jewish San Antonio. A special digital message from Rabbi Eli Block will be released on all Pearl social platforms to safely commemorate the start of Chanukah. While there will not be an on-site celebration, the Menorah will be lit and available to visit on the property. 

Posada – Wednesday, December 16

Traditionally, Posada has been a significant community gathering celebration where participants travel across Pearl property with a final celebration in Pearl Park. This year, Pearl will honor Posada with a special message from Father David Garcia filmed at the doors of Mission Concepcion. The video will be shared across Pearl social media platforms on December 16. 

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