Dec 10 Sunday
The holiday season is all about giving!
YOU ARE INVITED: We are excited to spread some cheer with our annual Holiday Shopping Spree event. Meet and greet with our care team and take home a holiday package to make your season bright!
WHEN:December 4 - December 15Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:Dedicated Senior Medical Center -Northstar location6801 San Pedro Ave.San Antonio, TX 78216
Please call our center at (726) 224-2300 with any questions!
**Promotional value is nominal. Offer good while supplies last. Limit one holiday package, per senior, per welcome tour. Restrictions and limitations may apply. No obligation to enroll or to choose us as your provider. **
Experience a Winter Wonderland of luxury and holiday adventure at Hill Country Christmas at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. From holiday-themed suites to exciting new Christmas experiences the whole family can enjoy, you'll create holiday memories to last a lifetime at JW Marriott San Antonio.
New immersive holiday experiences and activities include:
Snow Flow Mountain, a multi-lane tubing hill made of real snow providing hours of alpine zooming and frozen fun for all ages. Snowball Build & Blast, an interactive snowball make and toss game where holiday enthusiasts can score points which help boost the power of the snow making machine. Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions, hosted by Mrs. Claus herself, includes a delightful retelling of the classic, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” followed by a sing-along of favorite holiday carols. Mrs. Claus always arrives with a fresh batch of Santa’s favorite cookies and iced-cold milk to share with everyone.The Gingerbread Decorating Corner, which will be stocked with a bounty of sweets and treats to create a delectable delight to take home. Upon completing an edible masterpiece, guests will have the pleasure to meet Nutmeg, JW Marriott’s very own gingerbread man.The Resort’s Market Square will feature a Holiday Pop-Up Shop displaying all things merry and bright – from apparel and jewelry to festive home decor to toys, ornaments, and collectibles. What a great way to kick start holiday shopping!Santa’s Secret Service enlists participants’ help in a Secret Santa Scavenger Hunt to decipher clues in hopes of solving the mystery and earning Santa’s Secret Service Badge. Cocoa CabinFrost HausThe resort’s holiday traditions are returning such as the nightly light show featuring thousands of twinkling lights synchronized to holiday tunes, horse drawn carriage rides, letters to Santa, visits from live reindeer, singing penguin, reindeer and yeti animatronics, and more.
Hill Country Christmas is open to the public with free admission. Activities are complimentary with the exception of a few ticketed experiences. For more information and to purchase Hill Country Christmas activity tickets and book a Hill Country Winter Wonderland Suite, please visit jwhillcountrychristmas.com.
The Rotary Ice Rink presented by Valero will return this fall at Travis Park in downtown San Antonio. Since 2019, nearly 200,000 people have enjoyed the rink and surrounding festivities. The Rink will open the Friday before Thanksgiving and will operate daily through mid-January 2024. #RotaryIceRink
Join us for an unforgettable weekend at the Joy to The World 2023 festival! This Global Celebration will take place on Sat Dec 09 and 10, 2023, starting at 12:00 PM (Central Standard Time). Get ready to immerse yourself in the joy and excitement of this in-person event.Located at 6909 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78247, Rolling Oaks Mall venue promises a fantastic experience for all attendees of this family friendly event. With a diverse range of activities and performances, there's something for everyone to enjoy.Experience the magic of live music, song and dance performances, craft vendors and much more. Indulge in delicious food and drinks as you shop through the vibrant atmosphere. Connect with people from different cultures and backgrounds, fostering a sense of unity and joy in an event celebrating all things Winter!Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of a global celebration. Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and get ready to spread the joy at the Joy to The World 2023 festival. We can't wait to see you there!Free Admission, Free Parking.Sponsored in part by SA Area Foundation and Dazziling Damas Red Hat Chapter.
Scheduled Performances include: Alamo City Community Marching Band, Amigos Musikanten, Bangladeshi Kids of SA, Bedouin Dancers, Celtic Union, Community Drum Circle, DivaDance, Fire On The Mountain, Hula Halau Ohana Elikapeka, Kinder Choir, Korean Dance, Mi Mexico, Mommies&Babies performance, Samba Vida Drums&Dance, Spirit Lyrical, Studio AVI, Turkish Kids Ensemble, Phillippine, Scottish, Ukrainian dances and so much more! Santa present for picture taking as well as Snow Queen & Krampus. Toy Drive with Cancer Is One Cancer for children in area hospitals battling cancer.Email any questions to HeritageFestivalsSA@gmail.org
Who doesn’t love curling up to watch an old favorite? Join us at Cody on the second Sunday of each month for a showing of a classic (at least 30 years old) film. The film schedule is below:
Dec – A Christmas Story
Jan – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Feb – The Bad Seed
Mar – Blade Runner (Rated R)
Apr - Jurassic Park
May – Ferris Buehler’s Day Off
This is a program for adult patrons. Any movies with an R rating are indicated in the program description.
Join us at our annual celebration of winter with multicultural experiences, inculding, henna, and face painting by the elf. Crafts and food samples from diffrent countries available while supplies last! Santa will stop by too!Free Family Event! Photo Opportunities!
Discuss this month's title "Our Missing Hearts" by Celeste Ng! Copies of the book are available to checkout at the Thousand Oaks Library.
Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his father. For a decade, their lives have been governed by laws written to preserve 'American culture'. To keep the peace and restore prosperity, the authorities are now allowed to relocate children of dissidents, especially those of Asian origin, and libraries have been forced to remove books seen as unpatriotic--including the work of Bird's mother, Margaret, a Chinese American poet who left the family when he was nine. Bird doesn't know her work or what happened to her but when he receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, he is drawn into a quest to find her. His journey will take him back to folktales his mother shared, through the ranks of an underground network of librarians, into the lives of children who have been taken, and to New York City, where a new act of defiance may be the beginning of much-needed change.
Music from St. Mark’s presents its annual Christmas Pops celebration on December 10 with a brass and percussion ensemble conducted by Matthew Mireles. All are invited to journey to the lighter side of the Advent season with highlights for the whole family and an extra-large dose of holiday joy.
Originally published in 1823, A Visit from St. Nicholas is “arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American” and is the centerpiece of the afternoon, with a special appearance by St. Mark’s own Rev. Beth Knowlton as narrator. Author Clement Clarke Moore borrowed his imagery of Saint Nicholas from his friend Washington Irving, and it has endured as America’s favorite jolly old elf. The concert will also include crowd favorites such as the popular Ukrainian folk tune, “Carol of the Bells,” a congregation sing-along, and “Jingle Bells Swing-a-Ling-Ding,” made popular by former Tonight Show band leader Doc Severinson.
Music from St. Mark’s is offered free of charge to the community through the generous support of the St. Cecilia Guild.
The San Antonio Weihnachtsfeier Society presents the 118th San Antonio Deutsche Weihnachtsfeier. The Christmas story is told entirely in the German language using scripture, German Christmas poetry, prayers, choral and congregational singing, and instrumental music. Come and sing Stille Nacht, O Tannenbaum, and other Christmas carols in German! Words and music provided!This traditional annual event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at the Marguerite B. Parker Chapel on the campus of Trinity University.The Beethoven Maennerchor and the San Antonio Liederkranz choirs will perform. The celebration usually lasts 90 minutes.Arrive early to be sure to find a good seat and to hear Dr. David Heller’s prelude on the magnificent chapel organ (begins at 5:00 p.m.).The annual celebration is free, family-friendly, and open to the public.For more information, call 210-264 6749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our 2023 Christmas in Brass concert will be held in the beautiful sanctuary and wonderful acoustics of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church. This program will feature familiar holiday musical treats such as Sleigh Ride, Carol of the Bells and a Sing Along. We will also be featuring two of our band members, Nicole Smith (horn) and John Caputo (euphonium) and the program will be conducted by long time band member Lee Hipp. Don't miss this holiday tradition featuring the San Antonio Brass Band!