A note regarding COVID-19
Upcoming Events in South Texas Plains
Christmas in Goliad
Goliad County Historical Commission’s 39th annual Christmas in Goliad features Friday night festivities, including homemade-handmade booths and a lighted parade. Saturday morning, everything opens back up and goes till 4 p.m., with Santa arriving on the square at high noon on the back of a "reinsteer." Other Saturday activities include live music, special dance performances, a best-dressed dog contest, and Miss Ruby’s Corral, with Texas authors ready to sign their books.
Christmas at the Caverns
Natural Bridge Caverns, 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road
Hear your favorite carols echo throughout Texas' largest underground cavern. Visit with Santa Spelunker Claus, join Mrs. Claus for story time, and then round up his reindeer in an outdoor maze. As the sun sets behind the 30-foot-tall Christmas tree, take a stroll through a trail of lights and enjoy s'mores around the campfire. Don't forget to have some barbecue, enjoy music, and shop for your holiday gifts.
Lighted Christmas Parade
Celebrate the holidays with this local Christmas parade featuring a variety of floats and a special appearance from Santa himself. There are more than 100 float entries, music, and great fun. This year, see the community's creativity as they display Christmas song-themed floats.
German Christmas Celebration: Deutsche Weihnachtsfeier
Margarite B. Parker Chapel, Trinity University, 1 Trinity Place
The Beethoven Maennerchor and the San Antonio Liederkranz sing choral music, and students from local schools and colleges read poems and passages of scripture in German. The highlight is the congregation singing "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht"(Silent Night) by candlelight.
Trinity University, Margarite B. Parker Chapel, 1 Trinity Place
This much-loved event in San Antonio’s holiday season is a non-denominational German Christmas celebration open to everyone. It includes the telling of the Christmas story in German, using traditional scripture, Christmas poems, carols, and seasonal music. There is no sermon. The Beethoven Maennerchor and the San Antonio Liederkranz sing choral music; students from local schools and colleges read poems and passages of scripture in German. In advance of the service, Trinity University organist Dr. David Heller plays an organ prelude. The climax of the evening is the congregation singing “Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht” (“Silent Night”) by candlelight.
"El Corazon, Scenes and Memories from Mexico"
Jan. 14-April 15
Beeville Art Museum, 401 E. Fannin St.
A collection of paintings and cut paper pieces from Guadalupe Hernandez explores the Mexican diaspora through the lens of people, places, and memories from his childhood in Mexico.
Camerata San Antonio String Quartet
Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month, the group performs "All Shostakovich" featuring compositions by the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Performances take place at Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (Jan. 21) and Diane Bennack Concert Hall at University of the Incarnate Word (Jan. 22).
"The Hero Twins: Blood Race"
Feb. 4-March 5
Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.
An invented mythology inspired by classic Mayan narratives, "The Hero Twins: Blood Race" is an action-filled adventure that is also an allegory about inequality, justice, and liberation. Who will win the Blood Race, an ancient competition between two tribes that takes place in the underworld? The winner rules the capital city and all the people who labor for it, while the loser remains trapped forever in the underworld. Cricket has trained for his entire life with his twin sister, Moth, and he is favored to be the first of their tribe to win the Blood Race.
Camerata San Antonio String Quartet
Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month's performance, titled "Contrasts," includes compositions by William Grant Still, Béla Bartók, and Beethoven. Performances take place at Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (Feb. 18) and Diane Bennack Concert Hall at University of the Incarnate Word (Feb. 19).