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River of Lights

Well I hope you’ve had the chance to visit the new Museum Reach of the San Antonio River by now. I’ve only been a couple times but I sure plan to get down over the holidays to see the new River of Lights. Check out the link for the schedule of events that begin this weekend.

  • Saturday, December 5, Santa will be at VFW Post 76 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and at 6:00 pm they light up the place. Now that’s going to be special! After all that building dates back to 1904 and it at one time had 17 rooms, 5 fireplaces and two kitchens. The Victorian style home features Corinthian columns and a lovely veranda. I can’t wait to round the bend of the River and see it aglow.
  • Sunday, December 6, is Family Day: The Arts of the Missions at the San Antonio Museum of Art. That runs from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Free parking is available. The event is free for SAMA members and free for children ages 12 and under. Adult admission is $8. SAMA is located at 200 West Jones Avenue, near the intersection of Broadway and Jones.

There are more activities that you’ll find on the River of Lights link above; see all the festivities that will continue through January 2. There will be more activities at the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Southwest School of Art and Craft, and the Pearl Brewery. That last one is kind of close to my heart because the Pearl Brewery was the reason my family moved to San Antonio back in 1972. It’s neat to see all the exciting things happening at that venerable old building. I love the way old things become new again here in San Antonio – especially now that I’m becoming one of the old things!

Have a great weekend in beautiful San Antonio.


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