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Events in San Antonio - Winter 2014

Planning a getaway to San Antonio this winter? We've got you covered on the most exciting events happening all over the city. From holiday festivities at SeaWorld and Six Flags to a Mardi Gras parade on the River Walk, San Antonio is bound to have an event for everyone. Best of all, when you stay at the Emily Morgan Hotel - a Doubletree by Hilton you will have prime location to all of the action.


The Nutcracker

  • The Nutcracker, performed by Ballet San Antonio and the San Antonio Symphony, will enchant audience members with beautiful costumes, set design, and choreography. For a limited time at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, catch the wonderful holiday production. Make an entire evening of it with pre-show dinner and drinks at ORO Restaurant.
    • When: Select Dates Friday, November 28, 2014 - Sunday, December 7, 2014
    • Where: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
    • Distance from hotel: 0.5 mile

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

  • Step into a water wonderland at SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration! With special shows created just for the holidays, a Christmas market, sledding, and more, you won't want to miss this jolly time. View specific holiday hours here.
    • When: Select Dates Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    • Where: SeaWorld San Antonio
    • Distance from hotel: 18.4 miles

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Holiday in the Park

  • For the holiday season Six Flags Fiesta Texas is transformed into a winter wonderland. Glide among thousands of twinkling lights on your favorite rollercoaster, enjoy special holiday shows, meet Santa, and munch on seasonal treats. Hours for Holiday in the Park vary, check here for specific hours of operation.
    • When: Friday, November 28, 2014 - Sunday, January 4, 2014
    • Where: Six Flags Fiesta Texas
    • Distance from hotel: 16.1 miles

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

  • Every night carolers climb aboard barges to sing traditional holiday songs for crowds on the River Walk. Dressed in festive gear and prepared to entertain for a few hours, the mix of performers range from choir groups, Latino ensembles, folk groups and more!
    • When: Friday, December 5, 2014 - Sunday, December 21, 2014
    • Where: The River Walk
    • Distance from hotel: 0.4 mile

Rock'n'Roll San Antonio Marathon

  • Rock'n'Roll Marathon Series is taking over San Antonio! Participants will be running 10Ks, marathons, half marathons, relays and 5Ks over the course of the weekend. Great music and spirited spectators will line the streets of San Antonio to cheer on runners.
    • When: Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Sunday, December 7, 2014
    • Where: Cherry St. at Commerce St.
    • Distance from hotel: 1.1 miles

Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

  • Browse the work of local artists on the scenic River Walk. Purchase items for holiday gifts, yourself, or simply enjoy the hand-crafted merchandise. Check out our River Walk guide for the best places to grab a bite to eat or a cocktail after your shopping filled day.
    • When: Saturday, December 12, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014
    • Where: The River Walk
    • Distance from hotel: 0.4 mile

Celebrate San Antonio New Year's Eve Festival

  • Produced by The San Antonio Parks Foundation, Celebrate San Antonio is a New Year's festival you won't want to miss. Attendees can enjoy carnival games, rides, live music on three stages, and festival food.The festivities start at 6:00 PM and continues through midnight with a fireworks extraveganza. We're less than a mile away from the fun so book your room today!
    • When: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
    • Where: Alamo Street between Market and Cesar Chavez
    • Distance from hotel: 0.3 mile


The Valero Alamo Bowl

  • A San Antonio tradition since 1993, the Valero Alamo Bowl showcases two top teams in college football from the Big 12 and Pac-12. Whether your favorite team is playing in the bowl game or you enjoy the exciting atmosphere, the Alamo Bowl is the perfect way to start your New Year.
    • When: Friday, January 2, 2015
    • Where: The Alamodome
    • Distance from hotel: 1.2 miles

Winter Arts & Crafts Show

  • Enjoy a winter stroll along the River Walk during the 2015 Winter Arts & Crafts Show. Featuring crafts and artwork from local artisans and vendors, the art and crafts show is a unique, seasonal event.
    • When: Friday, January 16, 2015 - Monday, January 19, 2015
    • Where: The River Walk
    • Distance from hotel: 0.4 mile

Bud Light River Fest - Battle of the Bands

  • Watch four energetic bands battle of the title of '2015 Official Band of the River Walk'. Stop by ORO Restaurant for a post show cocktail and meal!
    • When: Saturday, January 24, 2015
    • Where: The River Walk
    • Distance from hotel: 0.4 mile


Bud Light Mardi Gras River Parade and Festival

  • Celebrate Mardi Gras on the River Walk! Rain or shine San Antonio will transform into its very own Bourbon Street for the festive holiday. Activities include decorated floats, live music, authentic Cajun food, and much more.
    • When: Saturday, February 14, 2015
    • Where: The River Walk
    • Distance from hotel: 0.4 mile

28th Annual Asian Festival

  • Celebrate the Year of the Ram at the Institute of Texan Cultures. This family-friendly event features cultural performances, food, and music plus traditional crafts and art.
    • When: Saturday, February 21, 2015
    • Where: Institute of Texan Cultures
    • Distance from hotel: 1.3 miles

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

  • The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has been entertaining audience members since 1950. The 18-day event consists of all your favorite rodeo entertainment while also supporting the agricultural industry. Between the live music, horse shows and livestock shows, you'll be feeling right at home in Texas.
    • When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Sunday, March 1, 2015
    • Where: AT&T Center
    • Distance from hotel: 4.2 miles