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San Antonio Riverwalk at Christmas

Illuminating Seasonal Events

November brings a myriad of events for the holiday season, and we find it’s often difficult for our guests to select from them all. To that end, we are listing a few suggestions for your consideration. First, don’t miss the innovative and edgy spectacle that is Luminaria 2018 on November 9-11 at Hemisfair. This dazzling evening contemporary arts festival is San Antonio’s annual display of performances and works in a variety of media by some of the country’s most gifted and avant-garde artists. Next, join us at the River Walk on November 23 for the Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony.

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Oktoberfest Girl

Oktoberfest, Giselle, and Dia de los Muertos

This month, the city of San Antonio is chock-full of fun and fabulous events. We understand how difficult it is for our guests to select from all that’s out there, so we’ve listed a few suggestions here. First, deck yourself out in your best lederhosen and get ready for a hearty, German-style celebration at Oktoberfest on October 6-7 and October 13-14. This annual event is hosted by Beethovel Maennerchor at 422 Pereida Street, and will include food, music, dancing, and enough beer to satiate the thirstiest crowds!

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Decorated Toilet Seat at San Antonios Toilet Seat Museum

Golden Lassos, Grottos, and Toilet Seats

So, Labor Day is over, signaling the end of the summer season and the arrival of fall. But here in San Antonio, the fun season lasts all year long, and the City is jam-packed with entertaining events, activities, and interesting places. This month, we’ve listed three fun, different, and uber-cool things to do. Check it out here: First, celebrate the end of summer with a wild ride on the Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta. You’ll swoop, dive, and fly through the air on this first-of-its-kind single-rail coaster.

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Rock Formations at Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio Texas

Chillin’ at the Caverns

Summertime and the living is…hot with lots of humidity. Why not keep cool by visiting some of the caves and caverns nearby? One of the best is Natural Bridge Caverns, which also owns the distinction of being the largest commercial cave in the state. Located about halfway between San Antonio and New Braunfels, is, quite literally, one cool place to hang. With a year-round temperature of 70 degrees and 99 percent relative humidity, it’s a natural respite from the lingering heat of summer, as well as a fun and educational exploration.

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River Walk Bridge in San Antonio Texas

The Glittering Jewel of the City

Aptly described by journalist Ernie Pyle as “The American Venice,” the San Antonio River Walk attracts millions of visitors every year and plays host to a myriad of cultural events, historic attractions, as well as some of the city’s best food, drink, art, and entertainment. The lush scenery and calm waters meander tranquilly through the center of this seventh-largest city in the U.S., and, much as the Alamo epitomizes the heart of the city, the river and the River Walk area represents the soul of San Antonio.

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Hotel Gibbs Blog San Antonio tradition

An Unforgettable San Antonio Tradition

Also known as “Day of the Dead,” Día de los Muertos is the Mexican tradition of honoring departed loved ones and sharing good memories of them. This time-honored annual celebration has been a popular San Antonio event for over thirty years, taking place in the historic arts village of La Villita with a variety of activities, such as traditional dress and altar building, calavera processions (in which participants dress up as skeletons), and more.

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