Best of Bubbles: Sparkling Wines We Loved in 2023
Thursday, December 28
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
High Street Wine Co., 302 Pearl Pkwy
"Champagne, Prosecco, Méthode Ancestrale, oh my! There were so many sparkling wines we loved this year, so we rounded them up to share with you! Whether you’re ringing in the new year, celebrating accomplishments, or just looking for your new favorite refresher, our advanced sommelier Austin Tabbone will showcase High Street’s sparkling wine highlights for you to enjoy. See you there!"
San Antonio New Years Eve - Celebrate San Antonio
Sunday, December 31
Til past midnight
"Celebrate San Antonio gets the new year off to a great start with a free, family friendly public party that provides food, drink and entertainment throughout the evening, leading up the spectacular midnight fireworks display, which will be held at Alamo Street, La Villita, The Arneson River Theatre and Hemisfair. The event is focused on the city's central HemisFair district and encapsulating the surrounding area, including the iconic Riverwalk, the public park that runs through the centre of town and includes a plethora of bars, restaurants hotels and many other attractions, and is also the site for some spectacular Christmas lights..."
Valero Alamo Bowl
Thursday, December 28
The Alamodome, 100 Montana
"The #14 Arizona Wildcats will face the #12 Oklahoma Sooners in the 31st annual Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28 at 8:15 p.m. CST in the Alamodome and will broadcast live on ESPN. This year’s game is the highest ranked matchup outside of the College Football Playoff (CFP)/New Year’s Six and is the 7th time in the last 10 years a Valero Alamo Bowl has featured two Top 20 teams. Arizona is 9-3 overall and 7-2 in Pac-12 play. Designated as the visiting team and occupying the east sideline, the Wildcats are led by Jedd Fisch who is in his third season as UA head coach. Fisch has led the Wildcats to their first bowl appearance since 2017 and the program’s seventh nine-win season..."
Wednesday, December 20 thru Sunday, January 7
Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston
"Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one 'good', and the other one 'wicked'. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story..."
Il Divo - A New Day Holiday Tour
Saturday, December 16
Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle
"In 2004, a collective of distinct voices and dynamic personalities initially united and left an indelible imprint upon music and culture. Il Divo have ascended to unprecedented and unparalleled heights as multiplatinum classical crossover progenitors whose influence resounds in every corner of the globe. Beyond enrapturing millions of fans in packed arenas and stadiums, their audience has consisted of historical figures and thought leaders, ranging from U.S. presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama to Queen Elizabeth II..."
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 315 E Pecan
"Join the St. Mark’s choirs in the enduring and beloved Anglican tradition of King’s College Cambridge shared by millions around the world since 1918—readings, carols, hymns, and anthems telling of the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus. A reception will follow the service, and nursery care will be available."
What's Inside Santa's Sack?
Saturday, December 16
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Artisan Craft Beer, 402 Austin
"Get ready for a holly, jolly uproar of laughter at the Artisan Distillery & Craft Bar's exclusive Christmas improv show: "What's Inside Santa's Sack." Six incredibly talented comedians take the stage for an hour-long spectacle of quick wit and hilarious improvisation, guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and warm your heart this holiday season. Join us for an evening of festive cheer as these comedic geniuses dive into a whirlwind of improv games, spinning holiday-themed scenarios and characters out of thin air. From quirky Christmas characters to offbeat holiday mishaps, no topic is off-limits in this merry extravaganza..."
Holi-Dine Along The River Walk Culinary Tour
Friday, December 15
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
"Holi-Dine Along the River Walk is a Drinks & Dinner Progressive Culinary Adventure – Walking Tour - Brought to you by Rio Magazine's Food & Drink Writer, Kimberly Suta..." Enjoy cocktails at Hugman's Oasis, the main course at Acenar, and dessert at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Inebriated Dickens - A Christmas Carol
Fridays, through December 29
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Artisan Distillery Craft Bar, 402 Austin
"Expect the unexpected, as the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future intermingle with Shakespearean wit and inebriated charm. This unique fusion of two literary giants promises to be a hilarious and heartwarming experience, perfect for those seeking a bit of holiday cheer, a dash of culture, and a lot of laughter. Get ready to be transported to a whimsical world where Shakespeare meets Charles Dickens in a merry, inebriated rendition of Ian Doescher's 'William Shakespeare's Christmas Carol'! The Artisan Craft Bar in San Antonio, Texas, is the stage for this uproarious and festive theatrical extravaganza."
URBAN 15's Holiday Laser Show
Tuesday, December 19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lila Cockrell Theatre, 900 E Market
"URBAN-15 will host its 18th Annual Holiday Laser Show... It is a multimedia spectacular of technology artforms with choreographed laser beams, colorful 3-D animation and light effects set to traditional holiday favorites and original electronic compositions. URBAN-15 once again is featuring the genius work of the Laser Wizard, Tim Walsh, with what has become the newest traditional Holiday event. This show is a blending of high-tech laser projections, animations and beam work, all choreographed with Holiday musical favorites."
Brunch with the Grinch
Saturday, December 16
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Westin Riverwalk, 420 W Market
"Christmas is coming and this season, The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio is hosting Brunch with The Grinch. Bring the whole family and relish a scrumptious brunch buffet, festive drinks, story time and photos with The Grinch, holiday music, cookie decorating and more."
Alamo City Arts Holiday Showcase
Wednesday, December 13 thru Sunday, December 24
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
"Alamo City Arts is spreading the joy of the holiday season on Houston Street with music that will delight your ears. From carolers, woodwinds, brass, string, to mariachi, we are sure to bring holiday cheer to your visit to Houston Street."
Arts & Entertainment Events
LNF Weekly publishes a free weekly newsletter that alerts you to all the arts and entertainment events going on in the neighborhood and the broader downtown area, by which we mean everything from The Pearl to Lone Star. Each newsletter covers more than one hundred events, including art gallery openings, live music, festivals, and theater.
In addition, on this page, we highlight a dozen or so events coming up soon that we think you might especially enjoy. We update this list every day to keep it current.