Dec 19, 2023 - Culture

Holidays on Houston Street brings lights, market to San Antonio

A view of the Alamo at night, with a Christmas tree.

A very San Antonio Christmas scene. Photo: Megan Stringer/Axios

We visited the city's new Christkindl-style market, part of the Holidays on Houston Street initiative, over the weekend.

Details: Houston Street was decked out with lights, vendor stalls and people between Jefferson Street and the Alamo. There was a train for children, fake snow and live music.

  • We stopped by a heater to warm up and drink our eggnog. The above photo was our view.
  • Families were in a line wrapped around the Christmas tree to sit for a photo with Santa in front of the Alamo.

The lights were beautiful, the snacks and drinks plentiful and the holiday cheer contagious.

  • We got some last-minute Christmas shopping done while enjoying the scene. There were plenty of art prints, jewelry, candles and foodie gifts for sale from local vendors.

The bottom line: San Antonio showed up for the city's new holiday tradition.

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