Celebrate San Antonio Ford Holiday River Parade 2018

November 19, 2018    By: kkoval

Ford Holiday River Parade 2018


Kick off the start of the holiday season at the Annual Ford Holiday River Parade,  San Antonio’s iconic night parade filled with lights, costumes, floats and music.  Stretching along a two-and-a-half-mile route on the downtown River Walk, the theme for the Ford Holiday River Parade 2018 is “Christmas in San Antonio.” Each float will depict a traditional way San Antonians celebrate Christmas. Held on November 23 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. the River Walk is cleared of visitors at 4 p.m. to prepare the final seating for the event and gates open at 5 p.m. to ticket holders for access to the River Walk.

San Antonio River Parade 2018 Events

Beginning at 6 p.m. –  7 p.m. ticket holders in the Arneson River Theater area will be treated to a performance of Christmas music.  The River Walk Lighting Ceremony – on the Arneson River Theatre stage is at 7 pm. Parade goers seating at the beginning of the parade route will have the lights on while viewing the parade.  Starting at 6 p.m. and going until 9:45 p.m. the San Antonio River Parade will wind its way through downtown and will last one hour from the spectators viewing of the first float. To find out locations and timing of the parade, check the clock on the main map on the website for an approximate time when the first float is scheduled to appear in an area.

Ford River Parade Seating

Free and ticketed viewing areas are available.  Ticketed seats guarantee a spot for viewing the parade along the route and can be purchased on  the parade website.  The free viewing areas are available on a first come first serve basis, just bring your own chairs.  Check out the parade map for designated free viewing areas. The “Sweet Seats” are sponsored by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts of San Antonio. This space is available on a first come, space available, basis: North side of the River Walk between Lexington Ave. and Richmond Ave. AND the south side of the River Walk between Richmond Ave. and Navarro St. AND the south side of the River Walk between Navarro St. and N. St. Mary’s St.

Vote for the Ford Holiday River Parade as Your Favorite Holiday Parade

The Ford Holiday River Parade has also been nominated in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for best holiday parade. You can cast your vote through 12/10 in support of this unique San Antonio event.

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