Celebrate the Vacation at Travis Park! – The city of San Antonio

CONTACT: Kelly Kapaun Saunders, (210) 207-8031
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SAN ANTONIO (November 22, 2021) – Celebrate the Travis Park vacation with free and family-friendly events! Enjoy a spectacular holiday light show every night until January 10, 2022. Adorned with over 10,000 custom lights and ornaments, the 50 foot tree is HE-B’s gift to the city. Travis Park is decorated with 250,000 lights throughout the park made possible by Centro San Antonio.

The community is welcome to attend events throughout the vacation at Travis Park, located at 301 E. Travis St.

Travis Park ice rink
Open until January 17, 2022
The “coolest place in town” returns to San Antonio! The Rotary Club of San Antonio and Centro San Antonio present the Holiday 2021 outdoor rink located in Travis Park next to the annual Christmas tree. Tickets are on sale now on www.rotaryicerink.com, and this season, customers can enjoy a variety of themed nights with special discounts, including free entry for military and first responders on Mondays, half-price entry for skating on Tuesday, and a night of ice skating in group for discounts on groups of 10 or more on Thursdays.

HEB Christmas tree lighting
Friday November 26, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Christmas tree lighting at 6:20 p.m., Free
Kick off the holiday season with the 37th Annual HEB Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 26. The celebration is free and open to the public and will include activities such as holiday crafts, free gifts, letters to Santa, and live musical entertainment. as a special visit from Santa Claus. Guests can also attend a screening of “The Grinch” (2018) after the Tree Lighting Ceremony. VIA Metropolitan Transit is once again partnering with HEB to provide free transportation to and / or from HEB tree lighting. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Mornings with Santa
Saturdays, November 27, December 11 and December 18, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., free
Dress in your best party outfit and head to the park for free photos of Santa! Our bilingual Santa Claus will delight everyone’s mind! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Rink Reels movie nights
Saturdays Nov 27, Dec 4, Dec 11 and Dec 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., free
Enjoy free rink-inspired movie nights at Travis Park. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the delicious concessions at St. Anthony’s Cabin! For more information and a full list of films, visit the Facebook event page.

Happy movie nights
Tuesdays Nov 30, Dec 7 Dec 14 and Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m., free
Visit Travis Park for free vacation-themed movie nights on Tuesdays! Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy an evening of low-cost skating at the rink as well as free parking on Tuesdays downtown in select parks, garages and counters around the city from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. ( some exceptions apply; see website for more details). For more information and a full list of films, visit the Travis Park website.

Live Jazz Music
Enjoy free live jazz music from local artists on select Wednesdays and Thursdays in December and January amid 250,000 twinkling lights and the festive HEB Christmas tree at Travis Park. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit Facebook event page.

Food Truck Fridays
Enjoy delicious meals on the Downtown Mobile Vending Program Food Trucks on select Fridays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Travis Park. For more information and the food truck schedule, visit the Facebook event page.

Visitor parking
A complete list of City-owned garages, lots and meters is available here. In addition, there are many non-city lots and garages in the area where visitors can park for a fee.

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