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Association Board of Directors President Justin Holley, Wyndham Garden River Walk President Elect Tammy Peacock-Werline, Hard Rock Café Vice Presidents John Carbajal, Paesanos Restaurant Group Terry Corless, Mad Dogs Andy Hearon, El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel Cece Smith, SmithPrint Secretary/Treasurer Joe Melton, Embassy Suites Chair, Operation Committee Andreas Esparza, Boudro’s Restaurant Executive Director Nancy D. Hunt, Paseo Del Rio Association Ex-Officio Anthony Piazzi, Centro SA Jim Mery, Center City Development and Operations Department Steve Schauer, San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors John Beauchamp, Hixon Properties Mark Bohanan, Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood Kevin Donohue, Donohue Media Mae Escobar, aMaezing Marketing Group Ben Garcia, Silver Eagle Distributors Jesse Holguin, Pepsi Bottling Group Nancy Kilpo, Grand Hyatt Teresa Johnson, Broadway Bank Tom Lawrence, Don’s & Ben’s & Gabriel Liquor Joe Melton, Embassy Suites Shanon Miller, Office of Historic Preservation, COSA Andres Munoz, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau Pierre Olivier, Casa Rio Restaurant Chris Oviatt, River Center Mall John Seabers, Sinclair Broadcasting Laurence Seiterle, Zurich Properties Beth Ticku-Smith, Hotel Emma Mike Teran, Swig Martini Bar

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Festive luminarias glow brightly on the River Walk.

Happy Holidays!

December is a magical time on the river walk! More than 80,000 lights illuminate

the trees and on weekends, 6,000 luminarias glow on the banks of the river. Learn about the rich history of the luminaria tradition in our river walk story. If you are looking for unique gifts, there are many boutiques around downtown, check out our story on holiday shopping. Also our San Antonio story can guide you to see family friendly shows at theaters around the city including several versions of the classic Nutcracker ballet. If you are traveling with a person with special needs, San Antonio has a unique experience just for your family. Morgan’s Wonderland is an accessible park that can be enjoyed by all, they are having their annual Christmas Celebration this month, see the details in our Surrounding Area story. We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and thank you for choosing San Antonio as your holiday destination, come back soon!

¡Felices Fiestas! Diciembre es un momento mágico en el paseo del río! Más de 80.000 luces iluminan los árboles y los fines de semana, 6.000 luminarias brillan en las orillas del río. Aprenda acerca de la historia de la tradición de las luminarias en nuestro artículo del paseo del río. Si usted está buscando regalos únicos, hay muchas tiendas en todo el centro, vea nuestro artículo sobre compras navideñas. También nuestro artículo de San Antonio puede guiarlos a ver espectáculos para la familia en los teatros de la ciudad, incluyendo varias versiones del clásico ballet Cascanueces. Si esta aquí con una persona con necesidades especiales, San Antonio tiene una experiencia única para su familia. Morgan’s Wonderland es un parque accesible que puede ser disfrutado por cualquier persona, Morgan’s Wonderland tendrá su celebración anual de Navidad este mes, consulte los detalles en nuestro articulo. Le deseamos a usted y a los suyos unas maravillosas fiestas y gracias por elegir a San Antonio como su destino de vacaciones. Vuelvan pronto!

Publisher Louis Doucette Louis@travelingblender.com Editor Nancy Martinez editor@paseodelrio.com Business Manager Vicki Schroder Vicki@travelingblender.com Contributing Writers

Rudy Arispe Beth Bond Mauri Elbel Leandra Hernandez Rita Heck Advertising Sales San Antonio: Janis Maxymof janismaxymof@gmail.com Gerry Lair gerry@travelingblender.com Austin: Sandy Weatherford sandy@travelingblender.com Graphic Design 2 Rare Birds Creative info@2rarebirds.com

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Luminarias Since 1973, the Paseo del Rio Association has lit the way for thousands of locals and tourists to stroll the River Walk and witness the magic of 6,000 twinkling lights, or candle-lit, white bags filled with sand, as part of the annual Ford Fiesta de Las Luminaria. The tradition, which symbolizes the lighting of the way for the Holy Family on the night of Jesus’ birth, continues this holiday season beginning at 7 p.m. FridaySunday, Dec. 5-7 and continuing Dec. 12-14 and Dec. 19-21. But lining the River Walk with 6,000 luminarias, as they are known, takes work, said Nancy Hunt, executive director of the Paseo del Rio Association. “We sand them on the Thursday before Fiesta de las Luminarias begins on that Friday, then we load them on two barges and have five people per barge,” Hunt said. “They unload them and then space them out.” Families, she added, come from all throughout Texas and the country to admire the luminarias during their visits here. “It’s really pretty because there’s lights in the trees and the candle-lit bags line the River Walk,” she said. According to Wikipedia, luminarias are believed to have their origin from Spaniard merchants, who were impressed with the paper lanterns from the Chinese that they decided to make their own version when they returned to Spain. Often times, they are arranged in rows to create elaborate displays. The idea is that the luminarias will guide the spirit of the baby Jesus to one’s home. River of Lights In addition, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) presents the Museum Reach River of Lights through Jan. 2. A River of Lights Kick-Off is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Holiday music concert barges will feature performances by Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza competition winners from Irving Middle School, the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio, Trinity University Jazz Ensemble and Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. Yviand Serbones, SARA community relations coordinator, said white and multicolored, LED lights will be strewn under bridges, in trees, along the water falls and underwater. “We want to add as many lights as possible to make the Museum Reach festive for people to enjoy” she said. Families are encouraged to bring their cameras to take a photo with Santa from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the River Level off the Camden Street Bridge at Newell Street. For more information and a list of activities through the holidays along the Museum Reach, visit www.sara-tx.org. Ford Holiday Boat Caroling Back in the horse shoe of the river walk; join visitors from around the world in impromptu sing-a-longs from the patios of river walk restaurants during the three weeks of Holiday Boat Caroling. Joyus caroling fills the evening air along the San Antonio River Walk in December as more than 185 school, church, company, and civic choral groups ring in the holidays by singing traditional carols on cruising boats. Caroling takes place from 6-9pm nightly from December 3rd through the 21st Holiday Arts & Crafts Show If you are looking for one-of-a-kind gifts for your family and friends, check out the Holiday Arts and Crafts Show on December 12th-14th. Located on the river walk, near the Chamber of Commerce, participating vendors display some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery, or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you are looking for. Enjoy a stroll along the river walk and take home an item that is sure to brighten up a loved one’s holiday. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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FOOD & DRINK ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// CASUAL Bier Garten 124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German Boudro’s Texas Bistro 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen 103 9th Street San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 301-0066 bourbonstreetseafoodkitchen.com Seafood, Cajun Charlie Wants a Burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer DURTY Nelly’s IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3343 www.durtynellyspub.com Irish Pub JUICE CENTRAL 315 E. Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9398 www.juice-central.com Juice Bar, Salads

The Republic of Texas 429 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-6256 therepublicoftexas restaurant.com American

Las Ramblas 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish

Q on the Riverwalk 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1234 www.qriverwalk.com BBQ

The River’s Edge Café & Patio Bar 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.riversedgecafesa.com American

Mad Dogs 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 maddogs.net British Pub

Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

Saltgrass Steak House 502 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 www.saltgrass.com Steakhouse

Tony Romas Rivercenter 849 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-7662 tonyromas-sanantonio.com Ribs, Seafood, Steak

Acenar 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican

Texas Land & Cattle 201 N. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2263 www.texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse

Barriba Cantina 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Mexican La Paloma 215 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-0566 www.lapalomariverwalk.com Mexican Landry’s Seafood House 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood

Tex’s Sports Bar 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.palaciodelrio.com Americana Iron Cactus 200 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com Tex-Mex

Zocca 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian

FAMILY Dick’s Last Resort 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American Hard Rock Café 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-7625 www.hardrock.com American

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Café Ole 527 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 223-2939 www.cafeole.us Tex-Mex

Citrus 150 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-9700 hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com American

RAINFOREST CAFé 110 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-6300 www.rainforestcafe.com American

Casa Rio 430 E. Commerce San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-6718 www.casa-rio.com Tex-Mex

figtree 515 Villita Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-1976 www.figtreerestaurant.com

County Line Barbeque sports bar 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com BBQ

Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

Charlie Wants a Burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer Michelino’s 521 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 223-2939 www.michelinos.us Italian Maria Mia 849 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 272-0403 mariamiamexicanbistro.com Mexican

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Rita’s 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-7482 www.ritasontheriver.com Tex-Mex The Original Mexican Restaurant 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex

FINE DINING Biga on the Banks 203 S. St Mary’s San Antion, TX 78205 (210) 225-0722 www.biga.com American

Las Canarias 112 College Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 518-1000 www.omnilamansion.com American Luke 125 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-5853 www.lukesanantonio.com French/American Bella on the River 106 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 404-2355 www.bellaontheriver.com Mediterranean/Southern European

Paesanos Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian Little Rhein Steakhouse 231 S. Alamo San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-2111 www.littlerheinsteak house.com Steakhouse Ruth’s Chris 600 E. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-8847 www.ruthschrissa.com Steakhouse

Ostra 212 W. Crockett San Antonio TX 78205 (866) 605-1212 www.mokarahotels.com Seafood

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SHOPPING ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// La Villita 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops

Nueva Street Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-229-9810 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Lone Star Mercantile La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com General Merchandise

Artistic Endeavors La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2497 www.artend.com Art

River Art Group La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Copper Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Collectibles

Starving Artist Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Originals Jewelry, Beads & Gifts La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7625 www.lavillita.com Jewelry & Beads

Galleria II La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Village Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Little Studio Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Bonsai Harbor La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5770 www.bonsaisanantonio.com Bonsai Trees

Monte Wade Fine Arts La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-8838 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Scentchips USA La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Candles

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Casa Manos Alegres La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5107 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gifts Village Weavers La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-0776 www.lavillita.com Woven Art & Rugs Alice Knight La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-930-5527 www.aliceknight.com Equinox La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com

Mustang Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-221-1894 www.lavillita.com Angelita La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry Aeropostale Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.aeropostale.com Clothing Foot Locker Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8383 www.footlocker.com Athletic Shoes Hot Topic Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-7680 www.hottopic.com Clothing Langford Market Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-0200 www.langfordmarket.com Clothing

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//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// U.S. Polo Assn Rivercenter mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-444-1040 www.uspoloassn.com Clothing

Aerosoles Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-1840 www.aerosoles.com Shoes

Sunglass Icon Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-3942 www.sunglassicon.com Sunglasses

FOUND La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Unique Items

Primarily Purple Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 General Merchandise

Claire’s Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.claires.com Shoes

Gamestop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-4412 www.gamestop.com Video Ganmes & Equipment

Spencers Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-6898 www.spencersonline.com

Journeys Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level 210-224-6898 www.journeys.com Shoes

Express Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-5212 www.express.com Clothing

The Body Shop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5446 www.thebodyshop-usa.com Gift for Body Fletchers Jewelry Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-299-5240 www.fletchersjewelers.com Jewelry Harris Jewelry Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.harrisjewelry.com Jewelry Zales Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-270-7770 www.zales.com Jewelry

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Shoe Palace Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-527-9700 Shoes Champ’s Sports Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.champssports.com Sportswear Sunglass Hut Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-271-7550 www.sunglasshut.com Sunglasses

Wandering Cowboy Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3434

Victoria’s Secret Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-7072 www.victoriassecret.com Womens Lingerie Papaya Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2100 www.papaya.com Shasha Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-4772 www.shasha.com

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San Antonio Nightlife

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Blue Box 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 227-2583 www.blueboxbar.com Bar

Kremlin/ Havana Ultra Lounge 212 College St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1972 www.kremlinsa.com Dance Club

Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 212-5506 www.bluestarbrewing.com Brewery

Liquid Monkey Lounge 248 Losoya, Suite B San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4980 Bar

The Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 271-3811 www.bonhamexchange.net Dance Club The Brooklynite 516 Brooklyn Avenue San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 444-0707 www.thebrooklynitesa.com Wine Bar

San Antonio’s most mouth-watering burgers and much more! • Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAILY • Happy Hour 3pm – 6 pm DAILY • Texas-inspired fresh dishes using locally grown seasonal ingredients. • Full bar with craft, draft and bottled beers, handcrafted margaritas, sangrias and mojitos • 11 mega-TVs–Catch all the sports at Charlie Wants A Burger!

charlie wants a burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer Coyote Ugly Saloon 409 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8459 www.coyoteuglysaloon.com Bar The Davenport 203 N Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-5635 www.the-dav.com Dance Club dick’s last resort 406 Navaro St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-0026 www.dickslastresort.com Gastro Pub Drink Texas 200 Navarro, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-1031 www.drinktexas.com Bar

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Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub 200 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1400 www.durtynellspub.com Pub Esquire Tavern 155 E Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2521 www.esquiretavern-sa.com Gastropub

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The Friendly Spot 943 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2337 www.thefriendlyspot.com Icehouse

The Local Bar 600 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 267-9885 www.thelocalbarsa.com Bar MadDog’s British Pub 123 Losoya, Suite 19 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 www.MadDogs.net Pub the naked iguana lounge 421 East Commerce San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com/ Naked_Iguana Margaritas, Well Drinks, & Beer 1919 1420 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1420 Bar SoHo Wine & Martini Bar 214 W Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 444-1000 www.sohomartinibar.com Bar Swig 111 W. Crocket St, Suite 205 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-0005 www.swigmartini.com Martini Bar The Ticket 420 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9722 www.ticketsportspub.com Sports Bar Waxy O’Connors 234 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9299 www.waxyoconnors.com Pub The Worm 123 Losoya, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-7266 facebook.com/TheWormTequilaBar Tequila Bar Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar 207 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2900 www.zincwine.com Wine Bar

Howl at the Moon 111 W. Crockett St, Suite 201 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4695 www.howlatthemoon.com Piano Bar

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SHOPPING ///////////////////////////// Zumiez Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9373 www.zumiez.com

Five & Dime General Store 512 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4825 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise

Pearl Brewery 250 E Grayson San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-7260 www.atpearl.com Unique Local Shops & Restaurants

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Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer: The Musical Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Cowboy’s Alamo City Harley Davidson 111 West Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4461 cowboysalamocityharley.com/ boutique General Merchandise/Clothing

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ATTRACTIONS ///////////////////////// MUSEUMS Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 299-4499 www.briscoemuseum.org

TOURS

city sightseeing double decker san antonio (210) 224-8687 city-sightseeing.com grand double decker tours (210) 492-4144 citytoursinc.com

Rio San Antonio Cruises 205 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-5700 www.riosanantonio.com P A S E O

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December 4-22 Ford Holiday Boat Caroling – Joyous caroling fills the air along the San Antonio River Walk as more than 185 school, church, company, and civic choral groups ring in the holidays by singing traditional carols on cruising boats. thesanantonioriverwalk.com December 5-7 Ford Caroling Nights with Santa – Enjoy a magical evening on the River Walk with Luminarias, Christmas Lights and Carolers singing to everyone. Bring your camera and take a picture with Santa on a decorated river barge. Great for kids of all ages! Live entertainment and concessions will be available at the Arneson River Theatre. thesanantonioriverwalk.com December 6-18, 13-15, 20-22 Ford Fiesta De Las Luminarias - A century’s old tradition, more than 6,000 warmly glowing luminarias line the walkways of the River Walk, symbolizing the “lighting of the way” for the Holy Family. Take a stroll and experience the Holiday serenity of the River Walk. thesanantonioriverwalk.com December 13-15 Holiday Arts & Crafts Show – Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, stop to talk to our vendors who are anxious to share information about their craft, and take home an item that will enhance your home, wardrobe, or garden. thesanantonioriverwalk.com www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

MUSIC

dance

12/1, Mon @ 7:30pm SOLI Chamber Ensemble Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

12/4-12/7, Various Times The Nutcracker- Ballet San Antonio H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

12/7, Sun @ 7:30pm The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio HEB Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

12/19-21, Various Times The Nutcracker- Arts San Antonio Lila Cockrell Theater

12/11, Thu @ 7:30pm Fiesta Navidad Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano Aztec Theater

12/3-7, Various Times Greg Vaccariello Rivercenter Comedy Club

12/14, Sun @3pm Christmas with the San Antonio Chamber Choir Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 12/16, Tue @ 7:30pm Blind Boys of Alabama & Mavis Stables HEB Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 12/19-21, Fri-Sat @ 8pm San Antonio Symphony Pops Holiday Pops HEB Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 12/31, Wed @9pm The Spazmatics Aztec Theater

comedy

12/10-14, Various Times Shayla Rivera Rivercenter Comedy Club 12/17-21, Various Times Marc Theobold Rivercenter Comedy Club 12/25-28, Various Times Patrick Melton Rivercenter Comedy Club 12/31, Wed @8pm Kristin Key Rivercenter Comedy Club

children’s 12-22-24, Various Times Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer: The Musical H-E-B Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

live theater 12/11-14, Thu @ 7:30pm Cirque Dreams-Holidaze HEB Performance Hall Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

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Tour San Antonio Like A Local

ATTRACTIONS

Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk

Alamo Helicopter Tours With Alamo Helicopter Tours, you can take in an exciting and breathtaking view of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country like you’ve never seen before. Enjoy a sky high tour of sites like the San Antonio River, Downtown, The San Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld, The Botanical Gardens and Mission Espada, or if nature is more your thing, immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape as you fly high over the Texas Hill Country. Open 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday, (Reservations required) (210) 287-5797 8535 Mission Road www.alamohelicoptertours.com GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM TOMB RIDER 3D RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE Experience the best Alamo Plaza has to offer. See the Amazing Book come to life in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM! Adventure Seekers... this one’s for you - TOMB RIDER 3D, a Journey down into the tomb of Anubis for an action-packed adventure you won’t soon forget! For the fearless, we dare

you to visit RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE. This multi-million dollar haunted house includes special effects, live actors and animatronics that are sure to leave you thrilled from the moment you enter until the time you escape!. Open Daily at 10:00 a.m. Directly across from the Alamo • (210) 226-2828 www.AlamoPlazaAttractions.com The Amazing Mirror Maze— A 4D Experience San Antonio’s newest attractions are located across from the Alamo! Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge – a unique, eyepopping experience that is fun for any age. Explore endless hallways and thousands of mirrors as you try to find the end and go back again – it is never the same experience twice. Can you find your way out of a maze composed entirely out of mirrors? The Vault Laser Challenge – It is a Mission Impossible themed game. A state of the art laser alarm system, your challenge is to make it through without setting off any of the lasers. Will you make it on our top 10 list? Hours of Operation: Open Daily at 10AM (210) 226-2828 • www.amazingmazes.com

AngelBuys.com – the best discounts on local hotels, restaurants and attractions.

Briscoe Western Art Museum The Briscoe Western Art Museum features nine galleries spread across three floors featuring art in the form of artifacts, paintings, and sculptures. Video interviews with artists, collectors, and others can be found throughout. Collection highlights include fine saddles and spurs; pieces from the Spanish colonial era; Pancho Villa’s last known saddle; diorama of the Alamo; and Santa Anna’s sword. The adjacent Jack Guenther Pavilion serves as an event space and visitors can enjoy the lush Sculpture Garden during Museum hours. Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is proud to welcome a new generation of visitors. San Antonio’s oldest Saloon has recently completed a major renovation. Explore the remodeled animal halls and prepare yourself for a Texas-sized adventure! Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Shooting Gallery and see hundreds of handguns, badges and photographs from famous rangers in The Texas Ranger Museum. Open daily at 10AM. (210) 2474000 www.buckhormuseum.com The Edward Steves Homestead This elegant mansion, located in the King William neighborhood, was built in 1876 for the founder of San Antonio’s first lumber company. The Homestead offers visitors the rare opportunity to imagine living the lifestyle of German settlers of this era. Contact: The Edward Steves Homestead 509 King William (210)-225-5924 www.saconservation.org

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The River Walk. The Alamo. And the Shrimp Paesano

at Ristorante Paesanos. For more than 40 years, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed the contemporary setting, Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and Old World service of these culinary landmarks. Join us on the River Walk, near the Quarry Market in Lincoln Heights or at Loop 1604 Northwest. Lunch

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La Villita A Historic Arts Village since 1939. More galleries & shops in one square block than anywhere else in San Antonio. Unique art by local & regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculpture, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper work, pottery, jewelry, stained glass & regional folk art. La Villita is a cluster of small buildings in downtown San Antonio. Once a residential district beginning in the late 1700’s, the area now houses specialty shops filled with unique gifts, restaurants, and beautiful plazas. In 1939 Mayor Maury Maverick spearheaded a project to establish La Villita as an area for arts and crafts with the help of Works Progress Association funding in the early 1940’s. La Villita is also famous for the many festivals that take place here year-round including the world famous A Night in Old San Antonio. For more information, visit us at www. lavillita.com or call us at (210) 207-8614 Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Ripley’s Moving Theatre 4D Located at 301 Alamo Plaza (Corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street). LOUIS TUSSAUD’S WAX WORKS Features over 200 life-like wax figures in themed settings of Hollywood,History, Children’s Land of Make Believe, Heroes of the Lone Star, Horror, Heroes of Mexico, Passion of Christ and much more! RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Odditorium is one of the newest, largest and most i nteractive in the United States featuring over 500 unique one-of-a-kind exhibits on three floors. RIPLEY’S MOVING THEATER 4D— Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound. Ride the movie and experience every bump, dip and turn! State-of-theart motion simulator! Get your hand cast in wax at our wax hand booth! Take a photo of yourself in a themed setting! Shop in our cargo hold gift shop for unique, unusual gifts. Snack bar and arcade on premises. Ripley’s outdoor patio can accomodate up to 250 people. 301 Alamo Plaza (corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street) • 210-224-9299 • www. sanantonio.ripleys.com

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Natural Bridge Caverns Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer. This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Whether you are a first timer, an avid caver or someone in between, Natural Bridge Caverns awaits with a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget. 26495 Natural Bridge Cavern Road • Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 • www.naturalbridgecaverns.com SeaWorld of San Antonio This year, SeaWorld of San Antonio enjoys a Sea of Surprises during SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration with new interactive pathway experiences, more upclose animal encounters and the Surprise Squad, treating guests with prizes and special experiences every day. Plus, enjoy thrilling rides, animal attractions and our newest attraction, Roa’s Aviary, at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. Tower of the Americas The Tower of the Americas offers the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City - from 750 feet high! Visitors can enjoy fine dining at the Chart House revolving restaurant or enjoy the scenery from the Flags Over Texas observation deck while learning about the history of Texas The Tower of the Americas’ newest addition is the Skies Over Texas 4-D theater ride that will stimulate all your senses as you see, hear, and feel all Texas has to offer. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 www. TowerOfTheAmericas.com

ENTERTAINMENT Coyote Ugly Saloon The most famous bar on the planet with a spectacular view of the river from an outside patio. We offer food until 7pm and happy hour drinks from 4pm 8pm. Available for all party needs. Hours: Mon - Sun 11am - 2am (210) 465-8459 • 409 E Commerce.

Howl at the Moon Live nightly entertainment with dueling baby grand pianos, today’s popular songs, parodies and audience participations. Come early to enjoy the evening festivities and imbibe your favorite libations. Always guaranteed to have a very amusing time. Reservation packages are available. Please call (210) 212 - 4770 to book yours. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 7pm-2am • Fri: 5pm-2am Sat: 6pm-2am • (210) 212-4695 111 Crockett St. West, Ste. 201 Mad Dogs British Pub Indulge in servings of cool refreshments, delicious fare and energetic entertainment all wrapped in lavish servings of fun. During the day, breathe in spectacular views from our tropical terrace, while sipping on award winning margaritas and watching the river flow by. Later, party on with non-stop entertainment from ‘the pub that thinks it’s a club’, with nightly action featuring live bands, DJ’s and a daringly different karaoke crew. (210) 222-0220 123 Losoya Street Suite 19 • www.MadDogs.net

FOOD & DRINK Barriba Cantina The Barriba Cantina located above the famous County Line Barbeque is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, featuring Mexican street food that is available until closing time, along with an endless list of handmade seasonal cocktails. Barriba also offers live local music seven days a week, from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., AND during the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is no cover charge for the music. The restaurant and bar for Barriba Cantina is located on the street level with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk. The top floor contains a large meeting space with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk, and the covered outdoor patio with view of San Antonio’s downtown skyline and the river. 111 W Crocket Street • 210228-9876 www.barribacantina.com

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk Bella On the River Bella is an independent and locally-owned restaurant on the River Walk featuring Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Food. Chef Sean Fletcher’s menu features the Chilled Roasted Corn & Sunchoke Soup, Mussels w/ Chorizo Soffritto, Eggplant Josephine, Frito Misto, Fresh Salads, Seafood Paella, Filet Mignon, Pork-Shrimp-Gnocchi, Pan Seared Halibut, Diver Scallops, Pork Tenderloin, and Virginia’s Pistachio Cake! The Bella Bar features Champagne and Port Cocktails, Sangria, Beer, over twenty four Winesby-the-Glass, and a gently-priced and well-paired Wine List. Atmosphere. Bella’s small, intimate dining room is one of the most unique and special on the River Walk. It’s like walking into a small Spanish bistro or Tuscan grotto, with its natural limestone rock walls, candle-lit tables, and casual, cozy, and comfortable atmosphere. Service. Bella’s service staff is friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable, with a “we’re really glad you’re here” attitude. Reservations Strongly Encouraged. Dinner: Monday – Saturday 5 10pm | Closed Sunday. Bella On the River, 106 River Walk | 210-404-2355 | www.bellaontheriver.com. Show Us Your Badge – 2014 • Bella On the River, 106 River Walk, San Antonio, TX 78205 • Hours: Mon – Sat 5-10pm. Come early or come late for a FREE Chef’s Select Appetizer or FREE Sangria (or non-alcoholic beverage) with the purchase of a Dinner Entrée. Guests must SUYB and be seated between 5 - 6:30pm or after 9pm to receive this offer. One offer per badge/ guest, per night.

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rooms with views and terraces. Reservations recommended www.biga.com. 210.225.0722 203 S St Marys at Market Boudro’s on the River Walk Paris has the romantic Left Bank. The River Walk has Boudro’s. Enjoy guacamole prepared tableside, house smoked shrimp and gulf crab enchiladas and more. Finish with a trio of summer sorbets and a fine cognac. River barge dining available by reservation. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-midnight (210) 210 224-8484 • 421 East Commerce www.boudros.com Café Ole The ultimate: beef, chicken or shrimp fajitas served on a sizzling skillet with all the traditional condiments. Flavorful quesadillas, enchiladas, chicken Acapulco, fried ice cream, and awardwinning margaritas. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11am10:30pm • Fri-Sat: 11am-12am. • 527 River Walk (210) 223-2939 Casa Rio San Antonio-style Mexican food. Serving on the banks of the River Walk since 1946. Dinner boat parties and banquet facilities available. Hours: Daily: 11am-11pm (210) 225-6718 • 430 E. Commerce • www.casa-rio.com Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar is a sports bar that’s unique to the River Walk. Dishing up homemade American food, we’re family-friendly and dogs are welcome on our outdoor patio. Handcrafted margaritas, draft beer and more. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour 2 – 6 daily. 223 Losoya on the River Walk • 210-227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com

biga on the banks Chef Bruce Auden’s award winning Biga on the Banks sits above a tree lined bend of the River and within easy walking distance of all hotels and the convention center. Fine dining does not mean fussy at Biga the ambiance is definitely upscale but relaxed- San Antonio style. Serving dinner nightly with a daily changing menu to highlight the bounty of the season and the State, usually featuring beef, seafood and wild game options, Sticky toffee pudding for dessert is a must. Extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails. Private event

Chart House at the Tower of the Americas With its carefully crafted menus, impeccable service, and a 360-degree revolving vista offering guests the most magnificent views of the Alamo City, the

Chart House restaurant at Tower of the Americas is in a class by itself. Enjoy our award-winning menu featuring top of the catch seafood, succulent steaksand decadent desserts. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 County Line Barbecue Serving up the biggest, leanest, most consistently delicious barbeque in San Antonio for over 30 years. On the scenic Riverwalk in the South Bank Complex (next to The Hard Rock), The County Line is a great place to enjoy an ice cold beer or a frosty margarita at the open-air bar. Inside the funky Texas roadhouse atmosphere and friendly service will make you feel like you’ve wandered out into the Texas Hill Country. Private Party Barges are also available. At the County Line they’ll tell you its barbeque so good you’ll want to “Get it all over ya’!” Hours: Open Daily 11am (210) 229-1941 • 111 West Crockett. Dick’s Last Resort This is the joint your mama warned you about. Dick’s serves up buckets of barbecued ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs. Platters include steaks, crabby cakes, salmon and even salads for the wimpy eater. Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and buckets of good food. The wait staff is irreverent by design, and the decor is local garage-sale stuff. Seventy-four kinds of beer. Live music, no cover, no dress code and definitely no class. Billed as “The Rowdy of the River.” Admission: None • Hours: Daily, 11am-2am (210) 224-0026 • 406 Navarro St. Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Sing along to your favorite songs with one of our crowd pleasing piano players. Established in 1974, Durty Nelly’s features imported and domestic pints as well as a full bar. Fish & Chips, Grilled Reuben’s & Capt. Robbie’s Fried Shrimp Basket served until 7:00pm with an appetizer menu served until 11:00pm nightly. You haven’t been to San Antonio until you visit World Famous Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Durty Nelly’s is located on the River Walk at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel.

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Hard Rock Café “Remember the Hard Rock!” While we’ve never been under siege like Davy Crockett and his men, we always strive to be memorable here in Texas. So why not lead the charge to our accommodating, three-story Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio? Situated along the city’s famous Riverwalk area, we have three floors of patios where you can be on the lookout for the slow moving tourist boats below. Inside you’ll find gourmet meals in hefty servings, so huge you can cut ‘em with a Bowie knife, and our collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is big enough to fill a Spanish mission. So stop battling those hunger pangs and march ondown to the Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio. 111 W. Crockett St. • 210-224-7625 www.hardrock.com Iron Cactus A great place to relax along the Riverwalk. With our swanky Agave Room bar enjoy tasting one of over 80 differenttequilas or feast on extraordinary Mexican food in our contemporary dining room. Watch the boats go by with the family on our beautiful Patio or join us for a Tequila Dinner Cruise. With private party rooms, we have something for everyone! The Iron Cactus is the destination for fine Mexican cuisine on the River! 200 River Walk • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com

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Landry’s Seafood House Landry’s Seafood House echoes the sights, sounds and sensations of a 1940’s seafood house, with its classic, fresh seafood and spectacular scenery. The mouthwatering menu offers the very best - from irresistible appetizers like oyster-bar trash (a delicious combination of blackened shrimp and crabmeat) to fresh salads and their world famous seafood specialties, such as freshly prepared Gulf Snapper, Stuffed Flounder and Shrimp Fresca. For those who desire non-seafarer, Landry’s offers tempting steaks and chicken delicacies. Open Daily. Join us at our 517 lounge. Located right on the River Walk. (210) 229-1010 517 N Presa Lone Star Café The only authentic Texas-style steakhouse on the River Walk. Texassized steaks, chicken-fried steak, baked potatoes and onion rings served with your favorite Texas beer or wine. Daily specials. Private party room available. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. • Fri.-Sat. 11a.m.-11:30 p.m. (210) 223-9374 • 237 Losoya Mi Tierra Since 1941, a lively, family-owned Mexican restaurant in the heart of Market Square. Open 24 hours a day with live Mariachi music nightly. Onsite bakery sells fresh Mexican pastries and candies. (210) 225-1262 • 218 Produce Row Michelino’s Enjoy authentic tastes of Italy’s country kitchen. Italian specialties, pasta and pizza made from the freshest poultry, beef and seafood are complemented by flavorful sauces, tantalizing desserts and superb, yet affordable wine selections. Hours: Sun-Thur: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am12am • (210) 223-2939 • Fax: (210) 224-8209 521 River Walk Omni La Mansion del Rio/Las Canarias Omni La Mansion del Rio is ideally nestled along the historic River Walk among the banks--of the Paseo del Rio in downtown San Antonio, where it is perfectly situated for any visitor seeking to explore all of San Antonio’s extensive range of tourist attractions. It is within easy walking distance of the fabled Alamo, El Mercado, La Villita District, Spanish Governors Palace, San Antonio Convention Center and other well-known landmarks. Our San Antonio River Walk accommodations provide a haven for guests with graceful service and tranquil surroundings. Built on three levels that descend to San Antonio’s festive River Walk, the Las Canarias Restaurant offers a romantic atmosphere of graceful palms, flowing waters and scenic views. Dining beyond your expectations with renowned Executive Chef Benjamin Knack. His enthusiasm for the rich history and vibrant culinary scene of San Antonio is captured in the menu at Las Canarias, continuing to delight regulars as well as new guests. 112 College Street • (210) 5181000 San Antonio, TX 78205 • Fax: (210) 226-0389 www.omnilamansion. com Paesanos River Walk Classic Mediterranean and contemporary Italian dining on the San Antonio River Walk. Whatever your inspiration, your guests will enjoy the comfortable contemporary ambience at our unique enclave at the bend in the River Walk. Paesanos River Walk breaks the boundaries of traditional Italian cuisine to explore modern Mediterranean specialties. Enjoy the legendary Shrimp Paesano or Oven-Baked Pizzas piled high with grilled chicken and artichokes, or venture forth to Lemon Peppered Salmon or to our tempting Daily Specials. Choose from inside or terrace seating and enjoy views of the famed San Antonio River Walk. Enjoy a selection from one of the River’s most impressive wine lists, perfectly paired to complement your meal. 111 W. Crocket #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-2782 • paesanosriverwalk.com Pico de Gallo Serving authentic Mexican fare popular with tourists and locals alike. Mariachi music on the patio, piano in the dining room. Hours: Mon-Thur: 7am-10pm • Fri-Sat: 7am- 2pm Sun: 8am-10pm • (210) 225-6060 • 111 S. Leona St. PizzaRita’s At PizzaRita’s we combine classic old world Italian flavors with our signature www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

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Guide to San Antonio & the River Walk blend of cheese and premium meats, to create authentic mouth watering handmade pizzas. Whether you are in the mood for pizza or a gourmet sub, PizzaRita’s has something for every taste bud. We are located on Crocket St. directly above Ritas on the River. Come by and see us for some delicious fresh food on the quick! 245 E. Commerce #200 San Antonio, Texas 78205 • (210) 293-7482 • pizzaritas. com Pat O’Brien’s San Antonio Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant offers a unique dining experience as only Pat O’Brien’s can provide. Rain or shine, we offer outdoor dining in a lush, tropical garden. Complete with trees, indigenous foliage, shade umbrellas, and its own Flaming Fountain, the Courtyard is a memorable experience for the whole family. The Menu has something for everyone, including several New Orleans favorites for those with a sense of adventure. To compliment your visit, Pat O’s Courtyard has a full bar, complete with our trademark Specialty drinks, including the Hurricane. The friendly wait staff is always available to help with your selection if you find the choices too overwhelming! Whether searching for a romantic evening under the stars, a fun night out with friends, or an afternoon meal with the kids, Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant is ready to serve your needs! When a special occasion comes up, Pat O’s Courtyardis available for Private Parties. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11 am-2 am • (210) 220-1076 121 Alamo Plaza • www. PatOBriens.com The Original Mexican Restaurant The Original Mexican Restaurant offers San Antonio style Tex-Mex specialties and beverages on a large patio with riverside seating, in a festive dining room or at a lively bar. OPEN 24/7 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! Breakfast available from 2 am to noon. Hours: 24-hour hospitality! (210) 224-9951 • 528 Riverwalk Rainforest Cafe - RiverWalk You don’t have to travel far to dine in a tropical rain forest atmosphere. Our menu includes a variety

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of specialty items from seafood, beef and chicken topastas, sandwiches and pizza. Younger guests can enjoy items from our exciting kids’ menu! OurSparkling VOLCANO lights up any meal! Plus, pick up special souvenirs from your visit. Rainforest Cafe, A WILD PLACE TO SHOP AND EAT! (210) 2776300 • 110 E. Crockett Street The Republic of Texas Restaurant Texas-style restaurant that tempts tourists with delectable food and scrumptious drinks. Don’t leave without trying the 46-ounce margarita. Southweststyle cuisine is served at this hot spot on the River. Just look for the Texas-colored umbrellas. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11am-2am, Sat: 9am-2am (210) 226-6256 • 429 E Commerce Rio Rio Cantina Rio Rio Cantina, where California Tex-Mex is the specialty--The best of all that “Mexican” food has to offer. Rio Rio is a colorful fiesta of freshness and that South-of- the-Border flavor, in portions so generous guests often gasp when their order arrives. Dine San Antonio style and start off with Rio’s signature margarita to lift your spirits. Try the Enchiladas Suizas, the Beef and Chicken Fajitas, or the Queso Flameado. If you want a little bit of everything, go for the Botana Grande, a sampling of several Rio Rio items. 421 E. Commerce • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 • Fax: 210-226-8443 www. rioriocantina.com Rita’s Rita’s on the River is a Tex-Mex and margarita bar locally owned and operated that specializes in cold drinks and hot food. Enjoy your cold beverage in the atmosphere of good music or appreciating the outdoors by the river on our patio. If you’re an early bird, come and enjoy breakfast from 9:00-11:00 AM Saturdays and Sundays. You will come for the food but stay for the ‘ritas. 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-7482 • www.ritasontheriver.com Schilo’s

German and American deli favorites since 1917. House specialties include homemade root beer, split pea soup, bratwurst, Reuben sandwiches, wienerschnitzel and cheesecake. Hours: Mon-Sat: 7am-8:30pm (210) 223-6692 • 424 E. Commerce. www.schilos.com Saltgrass Steak House For campfire style Texas fare, head to Saltgrass Steak House – the original Texas Steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef® steaks. Entrées include Pat’s Ribeye, Maudeen’s Center Cut Filet, Gulf Coast Steak and Shrimp, Chicken Fried Steak and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. If you can,leave room for Saltgrass’ homemade Two-Fork Cheesecake. All breads, dressings, soups and desserts are made from scratch daily. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Spacious banquet room at Riverwalk location, seats 120 people. Great view, air conditioned, groups welcome! www. saltgrass.com Three Saltgrass locations to serve you: 502 Riverwalk, corner of N. Presa at Crockett 210-222-9092 11745 IH-10 West in the Huebner Oaks Shopping Ctr,. 210-641-6447 16910 U.S. Hwy. 281 between Donella and Thousand Oaks. 210- 402-6621

SHOPPING River Center Mall Rivercenter mall, located in the heart of downtown on the riverwalk, features over 100 stores, restaurants andentertainment. The mall offers several unique shops for the entire family such as Macy’s, The Disney Store, Express, The Dallas Cowboy Proshop and our newest additions to the mall; U.S. Polo Assn. and Journey Kidzs. Dine at Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano, Tony Roma’s Fogo de Chao or Morton’s Steakhouse. Catch a movie at the newly remodeled AMC theater and try their reclining seats and dining options or the larger-than-life IMAX experience featuring a screen over six stores high. Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-

The Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum The story of the West comes alive on the iconic River Walk. Highlighting the Spanish and Mexican Colonial era, visitors can experience paintings, sculptures, artifacts and more that focus on the art, history and culture of the American West.

Now featuring a new Sculpture Garden!

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Envision your next special event at our sophisticated, customizable, one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor spaces along the historic River Walk. A perfect setting for any occasion including weddings, galas, luncheons and cocktail parties.

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River Walk

The Drury Plaza Hotel

The Drury Plaza Hotel holds special significance this year as it was the official 2014 Ford Holiday River Parade hotel. Guests and locals alike were able to enjoy riverside seating on the river walk and watch the sparkling array of lights and colorful, decorated barges go past during our festive holiday parade. James Robbins, General Manager of the Drury Plaza proudly states, “Many guests come back year after year to spend the day on the river walk and enjoy the lightning and our holiday parade.” Formerly the Alamo Bank, The Drury Plaza Hotel is a 24-story sky-scraper that was renovated to maintain its historical character but now features modern amenities for any traveler seeking comfort, elegance and style. The lobby features 50-foot high ceilings with stained glass windows offering a perfect ambience within the hotel’s unique architectural structure.

Located on the San Antonio River Walk, The Drury Plaza Hotel offers more than meets the eye to local San Antonians and tourists seeking a popular destination hotel on our famed river walk.

Less than half a block away on the river walk, you will find a variety of restaurants, bars and shops to suit anyone’s mood and taste for delicious Mexican, Italian, American-style food options and more. But, before you set out for dinner, stay for the hotel’s special free 5:30pm Kickback which changes daily and offers an array of hot and cold food items and beverages for hotel guests. Here, you can find an assortment of chicken strips, soups, meatballs, salads and more. Beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks are offered daily as well. Free freshly popped popcorn and sodas are available between 3pm-10pm in the lobby for those wanting a smaller snack option. And don’t forget to start your morning right and wake up to a free Quickstart breakfast before you set out enjoying the sights and sounds of San Antonio. Take a dip and sip of a cocktail by the hotel’s unique rooftop outdoor pool. It’s never that cold in San Antonio to enjoy the refreshing qualities and unique ambience of the outdoor area, special to this hotel. An indoor pool and whirlpools are also available should you want to swim indoors. Guests can also enjoy flat screen LCD TV panels available in all rooms; free wireless internet, free local and long-distance phone calls in the US, Canada and Mexico, and much more. Microwaves and refrigerators are included in every room and your furry, friendly pets are also welcome in this hotel. On site-covered parking is also offered for a nominal fee. There is something for everyone at the Drury Plaza River Walk Hotel. Come and experience the difference and enjoy the superior customer service and amenities this hotel provides to its guests and locals alike. Even better yet, come and enjoy the hotel during the holiday season!

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River Walk

Timeless Italian Classics at

River Walk Established in 1969 by Joe Cosniac, Paesanos is an iconic San Antonio restaurant frequented by locals and visitors.

With three locations in the Alamo City: northwest, north central and River Walk, Paesanos has you covered wherever you are celebrating this holiday season. Paesanos is well – loved for its hearty Mediterranean dishes, handcrafted cocktails and exceptional wine list. For the holidays let’s get the party started at Paesanos River Walk. Imagine dining on the riverside patio with thousands of colored lights twinkling above from the majestic cypress trees lining the river. No kidding, in San Antonio it can be 80 degrees in December or 30 degrees! If the weather is too chilly for al fresco dining, then enter into the cozy Tuscan dining room with a comfortable contemporary ambience. This is upscale-casual dining. Paesanos ever-popular Shrimp Paesano with lemon butter garlic is not to be missed. It’s almost as famous as the Alamo. For a starter, if you love Calamari, this appetizer is exceptionally good because they prepare Calamari steak served with a duet of house made sauces. The menu features dishes that are a happy marriage of classic and contemporary Italian. Pork Osso Buco with pancetta gnocchi and asparagus, Stuffed Shells with Italian sausage, spinach, Portobello and tomato cream sauce, and Parmesan Crusted Chicken with linguini, capers and lemon butter are just a few of Paesanos’ favorite comfort foods. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily. It features lunch specials including a small house or Caesar salad starting at $8.00 for the Spaghetti Lunch and the legendary Shrimp Paesano at $15.00. The wrap around covered terrace seating offers an escape from the crowded River Walk, and is a choice perch for people watching. If you are looking for the perfect handcrafted cocktail, look no more. Paesanos’ elite bartenders are renowned for their house made Limoncello and Amaretto. And no trip to San Antonio is complete without sampling Paesanos’ signature Blood Orange Margarita. Paesanos River Walk will also serve almost any wine-by-the-glass from their extensive wine menu as long as you order two glasses. This is a treat! No more limitations on what you can order by-the-glass. Paesanos River Walk serves daily from 11 a.m. until late night. The restaurant will be serving Christmas Day and New Years Day 4p.m. until late night. Call for reservations 210-227-2782. Visit www.paesanosriverwalk.com for directions, complete menus and holiday specials. 28 RIO Magazine

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Downtown San Antonio is full of interesting history, markets, sights, shopping and dining experiences. The locations included in this section of the magazine are all just a few blocks off of the River Walk and easy accessed with a short walk.

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LOCATIONS LISTING RESTAURANTS 5 Denny’s

8 The Pearl 21 The Plaza Market Place

18 Francesco’s Gelato

32 Ripley’s Believe it or Not/

Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works

28 Houston Street Bistro

30 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure/

25 Juice Central

Tomb Rider 3D

4 La Margarita Mexican

9 RiverCenter Mall

Restaurant & Oyster Bar

3 Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia

23 San Antonio General Store

20 Pat O’Brien’s

13 San Antonio Museum of Art

1 Ristorante Pico de Gallo

35 Tobin Center 10 Tower of the Americas/

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27 Texas De Brazil

Chart House Restaurant

18 Yasmin’s Boutique

ATTRACTIONS & shopping 29 Aztec Theatre

HOTELS 15 Crockett Hotel

33 The Alamo

24 El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

39 Angelita’s

16 Gunter Hotel

22 The Amazing Mirror Maze

17 Menger Hotel

7 Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

12 Wyndham Garden River Walk

40 Debra Benditz Art Studios 31 Guiness World Records Museum

miscellaneous 34 CitySightseeing Double Decker Tour

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Paris Hatters Step into Paris Hatters and you might just run into a celebrity. Abe Cortez, owner of Paris Hatters, has fit everyone from Merle Haggard and Kid Rock to Saint Pope John Paul II and most recently the famous French footwear designer Christian Louboutin.

But despite the long list of celebrities Paris Hatters has garnered as clientele or the number of big screen hits their hats have appeared in like The Newton Boys and All the Pretty Horses, Paris Hatters’ main claim to fame is that it’s just as much a Texas tradition as the hats they sell.

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As the number one Stetson dealer in the country, this world-famous San Antonio shop has been in existence for nearly a century and is currently stocked with over 300 dozen hats. Here you will find a diverse array of Stetson, Resistol, Dobbs, Bailey and Kangol hats at price points starting at $20 and going up to $7500; Lucchese, Dan Post, Durango and Tony Lama boots; and Western belts and shirts. “We fit a person to their height and weight,” says Cortez. “A hat has to look like it belongs on you––when you leave, it will look like you’ve been wearing it for years. That is the whole key to the headwear––you have to wear the hat; the hat doesn’t wear you.” 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 • 210.223.3453 • parishatters.com Hours: Mon–Sat 10AM–7PM, Sun 12PM–6PM

Out West Out West boasts unique Southwest- and Western-inspired fashions ranging from t-shirts and belts to American West all-leather handbags and Corral Boots. “Out West is great for shoppers looking for something really unique that they aren’t going to find in the mall or at your regular chain store,” says owner Kathy Sepulveda. “Here you are going to find a unique item, a quality item, and an item at a very good price. A lot of people don’t expect that because they think all things located on Alamo Plaza will be super expensive, but we are not like that at all.” With ladies’ and mens’ belts from Tony Lama, Justin and Brighton as well as Justin, Tony Lama and Corral Boots, you’re sure to find something for all the cowboys and cowgirls on your list. “We also carry Circle G boots by Corral––you still get the same great look at more affordable price points,” says Sepulveda of the special line that retails from $149 to $189. Other items sure to make your holidays sparkle? Browse Out West’s selection of authentic Native American sterling silver jewelry and stunning array of fashion-forward Western apparel by Cowgirl Justice. 215 1/2 Alamo Plaza Hours: Mon–Thurs 9AM–10PM, Fri–Sat 9AM–11PM, Sun 9AM–8PM

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Open: Downtown Pop-up Shops Open: Downtown Pop-up Shops brings a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience to San Antonio’s Houston Street this month with more than a dozen vendors offering unique items ranging from artisanal food, clothing and home decor to art, wine, beauty items and pet accessories.

Boots • Handbags • Jewelry • Glassware • Sandals

“The pop up shops encourage innovation, keep downtown an active and attractive destination, and connect retail and real estate by transforming underutilized properties,” says Jim Mery, deputy director of the Center City Development and Operations which hosts the event. Stop by every Tuesday and Saturday this month to see what’s on offer. Houston StreetDecember 2–30 Tue and Sat 12PM–9PM www.facebook.com/events/564794010241165

Cowboys Alamo City Harley-Davidson on the Riverwalk If there’s a Harley Davidson enthusiast on your list, shop no further than the Cowboys Alamo City Harley-Davidson on the Riverwalk. At this boutique, you can find everything from Harley-Davidson men’s and women’s sportswear and children’s wear to hats and shot glasses. “If you have a family member or a friend who has a passion for Harley, this is where you want to come shop to find that perfect gift,” says Kimberly Harrison, general manager of merchandise and marketing.

111 W. Crockett Street, Ste. 209 210.212.4461 • cowboysalamocityharley.com Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Angelita’s Nestled in the Historic La Villita Arts Village in downtown San Antonio adjacent to the beautiful Riverwalk, is Angelita, an exquisite boutique that’s been around for 35 years. Step inside this cozy, well-edited boutique stocked with pure fabrics, linen, wools, beautiful handbags made with Texas leathers, spectacular jewelry, hand milled soaps and fragrant candles to start crossing off names on your holiday shopping list. “Here you can find the most gorgeous jewelry in the world,” says owner Jean Pace of Angelita’s extensive jewelry collections from Virgins, Saints and Angels’ delicate handmade jewelry line from San Miguel, wellknown Texas jewelry designer Dian Malouf, and Navajo Indian turquoise and sterling silver. “Our jewelry is lovely for Christmas whether shoppers are looking for a very choice piece of jewelry for themselves or somebody they love,” says Pace. “But we also have a happy mixture of everything from pure handknitted silk scarves starting as low as $24 to the best collection of faux fur-collared vests and jackets.” 418 Villita Bldg #300 San Antonio, TX 78205 210.224.8362 • angelitaboutique.webs.com Hours: Daily - 10 AM – 6 PM

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The store’s biggest seller? Dealer-specific Harley-Davidson t-shirts which feature unique graphics specially designed for San Antonio and the Riverwalk. “The dealer-specific t-shirts are the number one sales item at any dealership in the world,” says Harrison. “People collect these. You can’t find a Harley-Davidson Alamo City t-shirt without going to our dealership in San Antonio or to our boutique, and the t-shirts with the Riverwalk graphics are only sold at our downtown boutique.”

Tasha Polizzi • Dian Malouf • Consuela • Free People Virgins, Saints & Angels • Juan Antonio • Cut Loose Flax • XCVI • Sterling and Turquoise by Gundi In Historic La Villita just steps from the Riverwalk 418 Villita St. • www.angelitasa.com (210) 224-8362

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Downtown

FOOD & DRINK ////////////// CASUAL The Granary 602 Avenue A San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 228-0124 www.thegranarysa.com Barbeque

Rosario’s 910 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-1806 www.rosariossa.com Mexican

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Houston Street Bistro 204 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-8600 houstonstreetbistro.com American

DENNY’S 903 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210 223 4321 www.dennys.com American 24 hours

El Mirador 722 South St. Mary’s St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-9444 elmiradorrestaurant.com Mexican

Lulu’s Bakery & Café 918 N. Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 222-9422 lulusbakeryandcafe.com Bakery/Café

The Little Aussie Bakery & Café 3610 Avenue B San Antonion, TX 78209 (210) 826-7877 thelittleaussiebakery.com Bakery/Café

Fuddruckers 115 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9944 www.fuddruckers.com Burgers

Pat O’Brien’s 121 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1076 www.patobriens.com Cajun/New Orleans Luciano Ristorante 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-0500 lucianorestaurants.com Italian Sazo’s Latin Grill 101 Bowie St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 554-6180 www.sazoslatingrill.com Latin American Mi Tierra 218 Produce Row San Antonio TX 78207 (210) 225-1262 www, mitierracafe.com Mexican Pico de Gallo 111 S. Leona San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 225-6060 www.picodegallo.com Mexican Hooters 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9464 www.hooters.com Sports Bar Sushi Zushi 203 S. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2900 www.sushizushi.com Sushi La Margarita 800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com Mexican

La Villita Café 418 Villita St. #900 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-4700 www.lavillitacafe.com Café Schilo’s 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli Jerry’s Chicago StyleHot Dogs 149 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8200 Hot Dogs PizzaRita’s 245 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 293-7482 www.pizzaritas.com Italian Mexican Manhattan 110 Soledad San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3913 mexicanmanhattan.com Mexican

FINE DINING Azuca Nuevo Latino 713 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-5550 www.azuca.net Latin American chart house Tower of the Americas 739 East Cesar E. Chavez Blvd San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-1700 www.chart-house.com Seafood/Steakhouse Texas de Brazil 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse

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Kings X 206 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7000 www.kingsx.com Antique Soldier Collectibles

Casa Salazar 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports

Gallery Vetro Creative Artglass 250 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts

Debra Benditz Art Studios Artist Atelier 237 West Travis St. Suite 103 San Antonio 78205 512-588-2606 www.debrabenditz.com Fine Art Collection

Flag World 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX, 78205 210-229-1935 Flags

Penners Downtown 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store

Del Sol of San Antonio 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing Paris Hatters 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats Marti’s 310 West Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9100 www.martis.com Fine Mexican Gifts

Five & Dime General Store 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise

De Jeunes Jewelry 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2427 Jewelry Classic Old Time Photos 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos

Texas Accent General Store 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise Walgreens 300 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-424-3462 www.walgreens.com General Merchandise and Pharmacy

Alamo Plaza Shirts 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts 77T’s Souvenirs & T-Shirts 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T Shirts

El Mercado 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/ marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market TPJ Gift Shop 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 Dos Carolinas 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas

Out West 215 1/2 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, Texas 78205 Phone (210) 224-8804 Clothing & Gift Shop Rocket Fizz 513 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-229-1077 www.rocketfizz.com Soda Pop & Candy Shop

Melissa Guerra 303 Pearl Parkway #104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 www.melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market

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San Angel Folk Art 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts Tienda La Garza 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel

Garcia Art Glass 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass

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The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store

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Live Theater 12/10-1/4, Various Times Disney Presents The Lion King Majestic Theater

dance 12-2021, Various Times The Nutcracker- Alamo City Dance Co. San Antonio College

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255 E Basse Rd, San Antonio (210) 829-8888

Now thru 1/4 Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art

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Perfect gifts for the motorcycle enthusiast in your life.

The Buckhorn Saloon Gift Shop A one of a kind place capturing the essence of the ol’ west. 318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio (210) 247-4004

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Hard Rock Café Gift Shop

Diego Rivera in San Antonio: A Small Focus Exhibition (On Display at Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art at SAMA) Now thru 12/28 Sylvia Blocher: The Color of Confusion Mid-October – February Racies Americanos: Recent Acquisitions of Pre-Columbian Art

SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN Now thru 1/31 Art in the Garden 2014 (In conjunction with Blue Star Contemporary Art Center) Now thru 1/4 Nature Conects: Art with Lego ® Bricks WITTE MUSEUM Now thru 1/4 Two Women Look West: Photographs of King Ranch by Rancher Helen C. Kleberg and NY Fashion Now Open H-E-B Body Adventure

miscellaneous Now thru 12/31 Zootennial San Antonio Zoo Now thru 12/31, Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun @ 9pm San Antonio-The Saga San Fernando Cathedral Main Plaza 12/21, Sun @ 6pm La Gran Posada San Fernando Cathedral 12/6, Sat @ Noon Tamales! Holiday Festival Pearl Complex

Find rock and roll inspired memorabilia featuring classic bands. 111 West Crockett, San Antonio (210) 224-7625

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Jac’s Fun and whimsical gifts and unique home and holiday décor. 170 S Main St Ste 100, Boerne (830) 249-3003

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The Home Accessory Company A designer’s boutique featuring exclusive home accessories. 1201 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio (210) 479-6000

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Hobby Town USA Large selection of DIY projects including RC cars, train sets, and rockets. 2501 NW Loop 410, San Antonio (210) 348-8697

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The Ironside Antique Mall 50 shops featuring collectibles, antiques, jewelry, furniture, and more. 10211 Ironside Drive, San Antonio (210) 694-0134

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Market Square The world’s largest Mexican market outside of Mexico. 514 West Commerce Street, San Antonio (210) 207-8600

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Neighborhood Lights Nancy Martinez

Windcrest, TX- City of Lights The citizens of the City of Windcrest have taken holiday decorating to a professional level, helping the city gain recognition and the nickname “The City of Lights.” The Windcrest Women’s Club chooses a theme for the annual neighborhood lighting contest and this year the theme is “Santa is Back in Town.” The contestants choose which category to enter including mailbox, handcrafted, religious and best entryway or window. Businesses, churches, and schools also participate in the event which is very extensive and well organized by city staff. On December 9, judges pick the winners and a map of the winning houses is available for pick up at City Hall starting December 13. On this date, the city will host a free public kickoff celebration featuring pictures with Santa, hot chocolate, and Christmas movies. 8601 Midcrown Drive, Windcrest, TX 78239

Mayor Ivy Taylor’s Light Up Downtown All downtown businesses are encouraged to create dazzling store front displays to the delight of locals and tourists alike during the 4th Annual Light Up Downtown Holiday Contest, which begins November 28 and runs through December 19. “This beautiful, new tradition offers residents and tourists a great opportunity to visit downtown and enjoy all of the holiday store front decorations, choose their favorite ones, and vote for them online,” said Mayor Ivy R. Taylor. 38 RIO Magazine

Participating businesses – including hotels, stores, restaurants, organizations and more – will compete for the most decorative and creative holiday light display. Participants will showcase the exteriors of their buildings with creative holiday lighting displays and compete in a variety of categories including “Greenest Lighting Display,” “People’s Choice-Best Use of Space,” “Critic’s Choice & People’s Choice- Best Storefront,” “Critic’s Choice & People’s Choice- Best Building” and “Pop Up Shops.” Individuals can vote for their favorite lighting displays online, winners will be recognized by Mayor Taylor. www.LightUpDowntownSA.com

University of the Incarnate Word- Light the Way Now in its 28th year, UIW’s Light the Way event illuminates the campus with nearly a million lights. The kickoff this year will be held November 22 with an exciting event for the whole family. “This year’s celebration showcases musical performances, exciting surprises and fun for the whole family. We invite everyone to come out and join us as we kick off the holiday season. We will also accept new, unwrapped toys for the Elf Louise Project.” said UIW PR Director Debra Del Toro. The evening culminates with the flip of a switch bringing alive the spirit of Christmas. Guests can join the candlelight procession and participate in the complimentary reception. The campus will be illuminated nightly through January 6. www.uiw.edu/lighttheway www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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Holiday Performances

by Leandra Hernandez GRUENE

Jingle on down to see one of San Antonio’s show-stopping Christmas AUNFELS performances and get your Christmas spirit on with our holiday-themed musicals, ballets and even a circus, all of which will delight the child in you and bring visions of sugarplums dancing in your head. If you’re dreaming of a WHITE CHRISTMAS, look no further than The Woodlawn Theater where this Irving Berlin musical is sure to make your heart warm and have you whistling the Broadway-famed hits you remember from childhood in this toe-tapping and popular musical.  Based on the classic film, this stage production is the story of two showbiz friends who stage a winter show in picturesque Vermont and find their true loves in the process.  Full of laughter, song and dance, this show is sure to have you merry and full of cheer by the end of it.  Showtimes are from Nov 28-Dec 28th on Friday’s and Saturday’s at 7:30pm with a Sunday matinee at 3:30pm. Get your tickets online at woodlawntheatre.org or call the box office 210 267 8388. One of our newest and brightest spots on the SEGUIN SA performing arts scene is the brand new Tobin Center For The Performing Arts hosting a variety of musical theatre and Christmasthemed events just in time for the holidays.  Kicking off the holiday fun is CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, a Broadway-based cirque special event featuring over thirty performers from twelve different countries, twenty acts and over three hundred spectacular costume changes.  The breath-taking, unique and imaginative performances feature gingerbread men flipping in mid-air, toy soldiers marching on high-wire and penguins, snowmen and other fun Christmas characters in gravitydefying acts that need to be seen to be believed!   Imagine all the Christmas tree ornaments on a larger than life tree coming to life and you understand the magic of this musical performance with songs, dazzling production and an all-around amazement for the eyes and ears.  Performances will be held at the Tobin Center-HEB Performance Hall on Dec 11,7:30pm, Dec 8, 8:00pm, Dec 13, 2:00pm,8:00pm, Dec 14,2:00pm.8:00pm. Always a delightful story with a happy ending, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER-THE MUSICAL, celebrates fifty years on television and its successful transition to stage adaptation in this classic, family favorite that reminds us all that what’s different, also makes us special. Featuring the popular and adorable characters we know and love, Mr and Mrs Santa Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble The Abominable Snow Monster, The Misfit Toys, Clarice among other favorites, this musical showcases the best

of Christmas cheer, goodwill towards others and great family fun. Showtime’s are at the Tobin Center-HEB Performance Hall on Dec 22, 7:00pm, Dec 23, 2:00pm, 7:00pm, Dec 24, 2:00pm. For breathtaking beauty and unrivalled ballet, take in San Antonio’s very own debut of THE NUTCRACKER BALLET.  Ballet San Antonio and The San Antonio Symphony collaborate to launch this new holiday tradition where San Antonio professional dancers and one hundred and seventy school children transport audiences from reality to fantasy.  Tchaikovsky’s timeless score accompanies the beautiful choreography, mesmerizing set, and beautiful costumes that will leave you wanting more.  A family favorite, this enduring storyline of a girl and her adored nutcracker who travel through battles with mice and toy soldiers to get to the land of snowflakes and sweets where all kinds of special things take place is a treasure for all to enjoy.  Experience the magic of dance through a showcase of San Antonio’s finest talent and performers. For a little something off-the-beaten-path, look no further for a belly full of laughs and a whoompin’ good time in THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL playing at The Cameo Theater.  Curtailing off the already popular Great American Trailer Park Musical, this Christmas special follows the antics and trials and tribulations of a group of residents in Armadillo Acres, Florida’s premier mobile home community.  Featuring plenty of bad hair-do’s, tinsel, tackiness, 80s nostalgia, strong language and “keg nog”, this musical is sure to delight adults looking for a laugh and a break from the “sweet and sugary” parts of the Christmas season.  Performances run December 14, 2014-January 1, 2015 and showtimes are Dec. 19,26, 8pm, Dec 20, 27 at 8pm and Dec 14, 21, 28 at 4pm. Special NYE show Dec 31 at 8pm and New Year’s Day show Jan 1, 2:30pm.   Book online at www. cameocenter.com or by calling 210 212 5454. Come ye’, come all ye faithful and experience the fun, laughter, joy and musical sensations of holiday theatre in San Antonio where the season is just as magical as anywhere, albeit, for a little snow on the ground but most definitely on a stage nearby. Note: All Tobin Center performances can be booked online at www.tobincenter.org, calling the box office at 210 223 8624 or in-person window sales at the center Mon-Sat.

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Everlasting Memories with

Everlasting Elopements By M. Hernandez

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The holiday season is here, and the Word Famous River Walk is aglow under millions of twinkling LED lights. This magical time on the River Walk sets the perfect scene for love and romance. Take advantage of this memorable moment in time by letting Everlasting Elopements design your perfect one-of-a-kind marriage ceremony on the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. Everlasting Elopements is Central Texas’ premier small wedding specialists. From wedding officiates to complete wedding planning and coordination, the team at Everlasting Elopements will design a custom wedding for you, under the warm glow of the river walk lights this holiday season. Couples are invited to choose from traditional spots, like the ever romantic Marriage Island near the Hotel Contessa, or Convent Park behind the beautiful Southwest School of Art. Or, travel down the newly expanded museum reach of the river walk to the lush waterfalls at the Pearl Brewery or the overlook pavilion at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Ideal for intimate ceremonies, these various river walk locations are beautiful, convenient, easily accessible, and offer a distinctive setting for your wedding or civil ceremony. The dedicated team at Everlasting Elopements works with local vendors, and offers a variety of discounts at river walk hotels, eateries and more. They can also provide customized in-house flower arrangements, cakes and on-site photography. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to tie the knot under the river walk holiday lights this season. The lights are only up November 28 through January 2. Everlasting Elopements conducts civil, nondenominational, Christian, catholic-based, military and same sex unions. They will customize your ceremony to fit your beliefs and reflect the love you share. Let Everlasting Elopements help you make memories and make your envisioned wedding come true. For more information, and to book your ceremony, visit EverlastingElopements.com or call 210-860-5680.

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FOOD & DRINK ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// casual Boardwalk Bistro 4011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-0100 www.boardwalkbistro.net American Josephine Street Café 400 East Josephine San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-6169 www.josephinestcafe.com American Restaurant Gwendolyn 152 East Pecan Street #100 San Antono, TX 78205 (210) 222-1849 restaurantgwendolyn.com American Arcade Midtown Kitchen 303 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 369-9664 www.arcademk.com American Two Brothers 12656 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0222 twobrosbbqmarket.com Barbeque Guenther House Restaurant 205 E. Guenther San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1061 www.guentherhouse.com Breakfast & Lunch Cured 306 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 314-3929 www.curedatpearl.com Charcuterie Formosa Garden 1011 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9988 www.formosagarden.com Chinese Golden Wok 8822 Wurzbach San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-8282 www.golden-wok.com Chinese The Monterey 1127 South St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 745-2581 www.themontereysa.com Eclectic Hoffbrau 7310 Jones Maltsberger San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 209-8066 quarryhofbrau.com German-American Mimi & Dimi’s Greek House 7159 US Highway 90 San Antonio, TX 78227 (210) 674-3464 www.agreekhouse.com Greek Big Bob’s Burgers 447 West Hildebrand San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 734-2627 www.bigbobsburgers.com Hamburgers

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Sam’s Burger Joint 330 East Grayson San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 223-2830 www.samsburgerjoint.com Hamburgers

Two Step 9840 Loop 1604 San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-2686 twosteprestaurant.com Southwestern

Boiler House 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 354-4644 www.boilerhousesa.com American

India Palace 8474 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 692-5262 indiapalacesanantonio.com Indian

Barn Door 8400 North New Braunfels San Antono, TX 78209 (210) 824-0166

Cappy’s 5011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9669 cappysrestaurant.com American

Aldino at the Vineyard 1203 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-0000 www.aldinos.com Italian

Koi Kawa 4051 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-8111 Sushi

Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano 8539 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 696-2536 www.aldos.us Italian Piatti’s 255 East Basse Road #500 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 832-0300 www.piatti.com Italian Tre trattoria 4003 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-0333 www.tretrattoria.com com Italian Fujiya 9030 Wurzbach Road San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-7553 fujiyajapanesegarden.com Japanese La Fogata 2427 Vance Jackson Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 340-1337 www.lafogata.com Mexican La Fonda on Main 2415 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 733-0621 www.lafondaonmain.com Mexican Paloma Blanca 5800 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-6151 www.palomablanca.net Mexican Taco Haven 1032 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 533-2171 www.tacohaven.info Mexican The Fruteria 1401 South Flores San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 251-3104 www.thefruteria.com Mexican Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 76 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-7143 www.pappadeaux.com Seafood

thebarndoorestaurant.com Steakhouse

Green Vegetarian Cuisine 200 East Grayson #120 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 320-5865 www.eatatgreen.com Vegetarian

family DeWese’s Tip Top CAFE 2814 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 732-0191 www.tiptopcafe.com American Magnolia Pancake Haus606 Embassy Oaks #100 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0828 magnoliapancakehaus.com American Earl Abel’s 1201 Alamo Highway #175 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-3358 www.earlabelssa.com Diner Food Chris Marid’s 1900 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 735-3552 www.chrismadrids.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 17625 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 492-0301 www.thelonghorncafe.com Hamburgers Beto’s 8142 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 930-9393 www.betosinfo.com Barbeque Henry’s Puffy Tacos 6030 Bandera Road San Antonio, TX 78238 (210) 432-7341 www.henryspuffytacos.com Mexican

CHEZ Vatel Bistro 218 East Olmos Drive San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 828-3141 www.chezvatelbistro.com European Fleming’s 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-9463 flemmingssteakhouse.com Steakhouse La Frite Belgian Bistro 728 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-7555 www.lafritesa.com Belgian Silo 434 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 483-8989 siloelevatedcuisine.com American Silo 1133 Austin Highway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8686 siloelevatedcuisine.com American Feast 1024 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 354-1024 www.feastsa.com Small Plates Kirby’s Steakhouse 123 Loop 1604 NE San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 404-2221 www.kirbyssteakhouse.com Steakhouse Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 10003 NW Military Hwy, Suite 2101 San Antono, TX 78231 (210) 493-3031 www.myronsprime.com Steakhouse Perry’s 15900 La Cantera Pkwy #2200 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6161 www.perryssteakhouse.com Steakhouse

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana 6989 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 979-6565 www.doughpizzeria.com Pizza

fine dining Bliss 926 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 225-2547 www.foodisbliss.com American

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RED HOT TAMALES Since 7000 BC

According to Tamara’s History of Tamales (www.tamarastamales. com), the tamale dates back as far as 7000 BC in pre-Columbian history when women were enlisted as army cooks for the warring Aztec, Mayan and Incan tribes. They made and served the masa for tortillas, meats, stews and drinks in large containers. But as the troupes expanded, keeping the food warm over long periods of time was a challenge. The clever women solved the problem by creating a more portable system, dividing the dough into individual portions, filling it with meat, vegetables, etc. and wrapping it in leaves which could be easily warmed over the fire or eaten cold. Their utah (tamale) was also a staple for travelers and hunters. As time went on, the tamal (Mexican) became a comfort food in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Philippines and has been relished in the US at least since 1893 when it was featured at the world’s Columbian Exposition. Today, tamales are featured at most of the River Walk area Mexican restaurants including some outstanding ones at the Pearl. A traditional Mexican holiday treat, tamales feature fruits and spices in place of meat and cheese during Christmas and New Years. All varieties can be ordered by the dozen to take home for the holidays from several tamale producers. According to a SA Current newspaper survey, the top three takeouts are: Delicious Tamales, 1330 Culebra, 210.255.2023, delicious-tamales.com; Telez Tamales, 1737 S. General McMillen, 210.433.1367; and Culebra Meat Market, 1662 Encino Rio, 210.545.2525.

TAMALE EVENTS

December special events honoring the tamale are held annually in San Antonio’s downtown area. Dec 6 – Pearl Tamales! Holiday Festival Located along the River Walk with more than 40 tamale and other typical Mexican food vendors, live music, and lots of fun, this is a real family pleaser. Pearl Brewery: noon-6pm; atpearl.com/calendar/tamales Dec 13 – La Tamalada and Time Travel Saturday Join in the fun of South Texas holiday traditions at the Witte Museum. Make and flavor your own half-dozen tamales at the La Tamalada Workshop. 11am-1pm; Witte Museum; 3801 Broadway; 210.357.1900 Dec 14 – La Gran Tamalada Get hands-on experience creating tamales from the experts in the Guadalupe community tamaleras and enjoy holiday story telling at the historical Guadalupe Theatre, just a couple of miles from downtown. Guadalupe Theatre; 728 S. Brazos; 210.271.3151. 44 RIO Magazine

or...Do It Yourself!

For those who want to try tamaling themselves, H-E-B came up with a simple guide for making one of the world’s original comfort foods with warm corn masa, seasoned meat or other filling and sauce to celebrate football games and holidays. Easy as 1-2-3-4! 1. Place 2-3 tablespoons masa on smooth side of corn husk. 2. Place 1-2 tablespoons of fillling down masa center and roll tamale like a jelly roll. 3. Fold tail over and place tamale tailside down on sheet pan. Refrigerate or freeze raw tamales in zipper bags until ready to steam. 4. Place 2 inches of water in steamer pot. Place tamales (folded tales down) in a strainer basket. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 2 hours (or until shuck pulls away from masa.

Pumpkin tamales: add pumpkin puree (about 16 ounces), vanilla extract, cinnamon and raisins for a satisfying dessert.

Pinon-Cheddar Tamalesl: Mix corn kernels, toated pine nuts, grated mild Cheddar cheese and Serrano peppers with the masa for a nutty twist on a classic.

Cranberry Pecan: Blend brown sugar, dried cranberries and chopped pecans with masa for a delightful tangy flavor.

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SHOPPING ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Alley on Bitters 42555 West Bitters Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 585-3550 www.alleyonbitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists Lucchese Boot Company 255 East Basse Road #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 305 South Main #400 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-5106 www.jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art 6496 North New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-6491 greenhousegallery.com Fine Art Gallery

Calliente Harley Davidson 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals

The Vineyard 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 (210) 408-7200 thevineyardshopping center.com Shopping Center

Shops of La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall

Kendra Scott 310 East Basse Road #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7980 www.kenrascott.com Jewelry

Alamo Quarry Market 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center

North Star Mall 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL

Kathleen Sommers 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry

Huebner Oaks 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 867-1846 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center

Fiesta on Main 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

The Collection 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center

Sloan Hall 5922 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-7738 www.sloanhall.com Unique Gifts, Accessories & Jewelry

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ATTRACTIONS /////////////////////////////////// theme parks

sports San Antonio Spurs Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 ww.nba.com/spurs San Antonio Rampage Hockey 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sarampage.com San Antonio Silver Stars Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sastars.com San Antonio Talons Arena Football 100 Montana St. San Antonio, TX 78203 (210) 207-3663 sanantoniotalons.com

missions

MOrgan’s Wonderland 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888. morganswonderland. com

Mission Concepcion 807 Mission San Antion, TX 78210 9am-5pm Daily (210) 534-1540 www.nps.gov/saan

SeaWorld of San Antonio 10500 Seaworld Drive San Antonio, TX 78251 (800) 700-7786 www.seaworld.com

Mission San Jose 6701 San Jose Drive San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan

Six Flags Fiesta Texas 17000 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 697-5050 www.sixflags.com/ fiestatexas Splashtown 3600 IH 35 North San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 227-1400 www.splashtownsa.com

Los Patios 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops

San Antonio

EVENTS /////////////////////////////// comedy 12/5-6, Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Margaret Cho Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 12/12-14, Various Times Jo Koy Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

12/25-28, Various Times Chris Fonseca Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 12/31, Wed @ 8pm & 10:15pm Alex Reymundo Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

12/17-21, Various Times Patti Vasquez Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Mission Espada 10040 Espada Road San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan Mission San Juan 9101 Graf Road San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan

ZOO San Antonio Zoo 3903 N. St. Mary’s St San Antion, TX 78212

9am-5pm 365 days a year

(210) 734-7184 www.sazoo-aq.org

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For those travelers that enjoy off the beaten path experiences the areas surrounding San Antonio are known for their history, small towns, antiques, wineries, scenic views and unique travel experiences. These areas surrounding San Antonio are easily accessed by car or bus.

SURROUNDING AREAS MARBLEFALLS FALLS MARBLE

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Morgan’s Wonderland To Become Holiday Showplace

During ‘A Wonderland Christmas’ Bob McCullough

Festive decorations as well as a special twinkling lights-and-music show will be among the highlights of the third annual “A Wonderland Christmas,” special evening entertainment for the entire family at Morgan’s Wonderland. The unique theme park will be open for A Wonderland Christmas from 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 28 through Dec. 20, plus Thursday, Dec. 18, and Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2123. It will cap a successful 2014 season, the fifth for Morgan’s Wonderland – the world’s first ultra-accessible, theme park for family fun specifically designed with special-needs individuals of all ages in mind but built for everyone to enjoy. Regular Morgan’s Wonderland admission prices will be applicable throughout A Wonderland Christmas, and as always, those with special needs will be admitted free of charge. The latest information about operating schedule and admissions is available at www. MorgansWonderland.com or at (210) 495-5888. In addition to the park’s regular attractions and the lights show at Sanctuary Garden, A Wonderland Christmas will feature Santa Claus visits, a petting zoo and Christmas decorations throughout the 25-acre park. Pictures with Santa will be taken from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a nominal charge. “A Wonderland Christmas is quickly becoming a San Antonio holiday tradition for families and individuals wanting to become immersed in the Christmas spirit,” said Ron Morander, Morgan’s Wonderland general manager. “Our guests really enjoy the beautiful holiday

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decorations, activities and music, and because A Wonderland Christmas is so colorful and lively, they take lots and lots of pictures to share with family and friends!” Morgan’s Wonderland has become the anchor for a family-fun destination known as Wonderland, Texas. The former Longhorn Quarry also is now home to Toyota Field, home of the San Antonio Scorpions pro soccer team; the STAR (South Texas Area Regional) Soccer Complex, with 13 first-class fields for tournament and league play; and Monarch Academy, a school for students with special needs next door to Morgan’s Wonderland. Net profits from the Scorpions, Toyota Field and STAR Soccer help non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland meet its financial obligations as well as expand services and programs for the special-needs community. The inspiration for Morgan’s Wonderland came from philanthropists Gordon and Maggie Hartman’s 21-year-old daughter Morgan. Her soaring spirit despite personal challenges sparked within the Hartmans a deep desire to create a haven not only for those with special needs but also for their families, caregivers, invited friends and the general public. “Inclusion is the overarching objective for Morgan’s Wonderland,” Gordon Hartman explained. “Our vision is to play an instrumental role in helping establish more ultra-accessible family fun parks throughout the nation and the world. Morgan’s Wonderland is a truly beautiful place, and it takes on a special ambience at night for special events such as A Wonderland Christmas.”

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Surrounding Areas

FOOD & DRINK //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// casual Dodging Duck Brewhaus 402 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-3825 www.dodgingduck.com American Grist Mill River Restaurant & Bar 1287 Gruene Road Gruene, TX 78130 625-0684 gristmillrestaurant.com American High’s Café & Store 726 High Street Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-4995 highscafeandstore.com American Huisache Grill & Wine Bar 303 W. San Antonio St. New Bruanfels, TX 78130 (830) 620-9001 www.huisache.com American Lincoln Street 111 South Lincoln Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8463 www.lincolnst.com American Mike’s in the Village 2355 Bulverde Road Bulverde, TX 78163 (830) 438-2747 mikesinthevillage.com American Pecan Street Brewing 106 East Pecan Avenue Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-2500 pecanstreetbrewing.com American Scenic Loop Café & Bar 25615 Boerne Stage Rd. San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 687-1818 scenicloopcafe.com American The Creek 119 Staffel Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2005 texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse Cypress Grille 170 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-1353 cypressgrilleboerne.com American Bluebonnet Café 211 US Highway 281 Marble Falls, TX 78654 (830) 693-2344 bluebonnetcafe.net Diner Food Little Gretel 518 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-1368 littlegretel.com German Hoffbrau 18403 IH 10 San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 877-1500 hofbraurim.com German American

Piatti’s 17101 La Cantera Pkwy Bldg 7 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 251-3542 www.piatti.com Italian El Chaparral 15103 Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8302 elchaparral.com Mexican Cowboy Steakhouse 416 Main Street Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 896-5688 cowboysteakhouse.com Steakhouse Hermann Sons Steakhouse 577 US Highway 90 Hondo, TX 78861 (830) 426-2220 hermannsonssteakhouse.com Steakhouse

family Camp Verde General Store 285 East Verde Creek Rd Camp Verde, TX 78010 (830) 634-7722 campverdegeneralstore.com American Po-Po Family Restaurant 829 FM 289 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4194 poporestaurant.com American Cranky Franks BBQ Company 1679 South US Hwy 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-2353 crankyfranksbbq.com Barbeque Rudy’s Barbeque 24152 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-2141 www.rudysbbq.com Barbeque Sammy’s 202 Highway 90 East Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 931-2204 sammysrestaurant.com Diner Food Alamo Springs 107 Alamo Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8004 alamospringscafe.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 23775 West IH 10 Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-7766 thelonghorncafe.com Hamburger

Fine Dining The Grill at Leon Springs 24116 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-8797 leonspringsgrill.com American Hilltop 10661 Highway 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8922 www.hilltopcafe.com American Sustenio 17103 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 598-2950 www.eilanhotel.com American August E 203 East San Antonio St Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-1585 august-es.com Asian Le Chat Noir 1403 Angelo Street Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 583-9347 lechatnoireatery.com French Welfare Cafe 223 Welfare Waring Rd. Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-3700 www.welfaretexas.com German Francesca’s at Sunset 16641 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6500 resortlacantera.com Southwestern Navajo Grill 803 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8289 www.navajogrill.com Southwestern Grey Moss Inn 19010 Scenic Loop Rd. Grey Forest, TX 78023 (210) 695-8301 grey-moss-inn.com Steak Bob’s Steak & Chop House 5815 Rim Pass Dr. San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 222-2627 bobs-steakandchop.com Steak Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 136 North Castell New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 624-1024 myronsprime.com Southwestern

La Hacienda de los Barrios 18747 Redland Road San Antonio, TX 78259 (210) 497-8000 www.lhdlb.com Mexican

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SHOPPING /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Cosas 1109 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-1500 cosasonline.com Cultural Art and Collectibles

Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 www.basspro.com Outdoor Hunting & Fishing

Las Finezas 210 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-9272 www.lasfinezas.com Fine Imported Gifts

JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 8032 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-8214 jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery

The Shops at La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Outdoor Shopping Mall

Ranch at the Rim 18007 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 319-3001 www.ranchattherim.com Fine western wear

Las Finezas 210 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-9272 www.lasfinezas.com Fine Imported Gifts

Tanger Outlets 4015 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlets.com/ sanmarcos Outlet Mall

Ranch at the Rim 18007 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 319-3001 www.ranchattherim.com Fine western wear Busseys Flea Market 18738 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (830) 609-0800 www.busseysfm.com Flea Market Kendra Scott 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2290 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 399-2854 www.kenrascott.com Jewelry Fiesta on Main 436 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (210) 319-3236 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

Busseys Flea Market 18738 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (830) 609-0800 www.busseysfm.com Flea Market

San Marcos Prime Outlets 3939 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoulets.com Outlet Mall Cosas 1109 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-1500 cosasonline.com Cultural Art and Collectibles JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 8032 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-8214 jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery

Kendra Scott 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2290 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 399-2854 www.kenrascott.com Jewelry Fiesta on Main 436 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (210) 319-3236 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 www.basspro.com Outdoor Hunting & Fishing The Shops at La cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Outdoor Shopping Mall

Tanger Outlets 4015 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlets.com/ sanmarcos Outlet Mall

Main Street Boerne Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (800) 322-3868 mainstreetinboerne.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants

San Marcos Prime Outlets 3939 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoulets.com Outlet Mall

Fredericksburg 302 East Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-6523 visitfredericksburgtx.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants

Garden Ridge Pottery 17975 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 599-5700 www.gardenridge.com Pottery, Furniture & Crafts

New Braunfels Art League 239 W. San Antonio Street New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-8022 newbraunfelsartleague.org Texas Fine Art & Jewelry

The Forum at Olympia Parkway 8320 Agora Parkway San Antonio, TX 78154 (210) 566-7604 shoptheforumsa.com Local Fashions & Jewelry The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Shopping Center The Rim 17503 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 641-1777 www.therimsa.com Shopping Center

Red 307 East Main Street Frederickburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-0700 www.redinfred.com Unique Collection of items for the Home Traditions at the Depot 518 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2795 traditionsatthedepot.com Women’s Fashions

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ATTRACTIONS ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// bat caves Railroad Tunnel 10619 Old San Antonio Rd Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (866) 978-2287 Dawn - Dusk Daily

bourbon distillery Garrison Brothers 1827 Hye-Albert Road Hye, TX 78635 (830) 392-0246 www.garrisonbros.com 8am-5pm M-F

caverns Cascade Caverns 226 cascade Caverns Road Boerne, TX 78015 (830) 755-8080 www.cascadecaverns.com 9am-4pm M-F, 9am-6pm Sa-Sun Cave Without a Name 325 Kreutzberg Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4212 cavewithoutaname.com 9am-6pm Daily Natural Bridge Caverns 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 9am-5pm daily naturalbridgecaverns.com

distillery Rebecca Creek Distillery 26606 Bulverde Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (830) 714-4581 12pm-5pm Sat rebeccacreekdistillery.com

entertainment Morganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wonderland 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888 morganswonderland.com

glider rides San Antonio Soaring Society 400 Boerne Stage Airfield Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 981-2345 By Appointment

golf courses Cedar Creek Golf Course 8250 Vista Colina San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 695-5050 alamocitygolftrail.com Tapatio Springs Resort & Golf Couse 1 Resort Way Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4197 tapatio.com/golf Canyon Springs 24400 Canyon Golf Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com TPC Golf Course 23808 Resort Parkway San Antonio, TX 78261 (210) 558-2365 www.tpc.com/ tpc-san-antonio

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The Palmer Course 16641 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com

hiking Cibolo Nature Center 140 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616 8am-Dusk www.cibolo.org Enchanted Rock 16710 Ranch Road 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3636 8am-10pm Daily Government Canyon 12861 Galm Road San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-9055 F-M 7am-10pm Guadalupe River State Park 3350 Park Road 31 Spring Branch, TX 7 8070 (830) 438-2656 8am-10pm Daily

dance halls John T. Floores Country Store 14492 Old Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8827 liveatfloores.com Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Road New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 606-1281 www.gruenehall.com

live entertainment Luckenbach 412 Luckenbach Town Loop Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-3224 9am til close www.luckenbachtexas.com

horse racing Retama Racetrack 1 Retama Parkway Selma, TX 78154 (210) 651-7000 10:30am-11pm Daily retamapark.com

museum LBJ house 199 Park Road 52 Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 868-7128 8am-5pm Daily National Museum of the Pacific War 340 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8600 9am-5pm Daily pacificwarmuseum.org Agricultural Heritage Museum 102 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-5509 10am-4pm Sat agmuseum.us

OLD WEST VILLAGE Enchanted Springs Ranch 242 State Hwy 46 West Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-8222 10am-5pm Sat-Sun enchantedspringsranch.com

OLIVE OIL FARMS Bella Vista Ranch 3101 Mount Sharp Road Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-6514 www.texasoliveoil.com Sandy Oak Olive Orchard 25195 Mathis Road Elmendorf, TX 78112 (210) 621-0044 9am-4pm Tu-Sat sandyoaks.com

SHOPPING

Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 9am-9pm Daily basspro.com

WILDFLOWER FARM Wildseed Farm 100 Legacy Drive Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (800) 848-0078 9:30am-5pm Daily www.wildseedfarms.com

WATERPARK

Schlitterbahn 400 North Liberty Avenue New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-2351 www.schlitterbahn.com

WIILDLIFE RANCH Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (830) 438-7400 wildliferanchtexas.com

Fawn Crest Vineyards 1370 Westside Circle Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (830) 935-2407 www.fawncrest.com Flat Creek Estate 24912 Singleton Bend 0Marble Falls, TX 78654 (512) 267-6310 flatcreekestate.com

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EVENTS /////////////// music 12/5, Fri @ 8pm Jason Boland & The Stragglers Guene Hall 12/5, Fri @9pm Shinyribs John T. Floore County Store

Fredericksburg Winery 247 West Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8747 www.fbgwinery.com

12/6, Sat @9pm Roseanne Cash: The River & The Thread in Concert Gruene Hall

Grape Creek Vineyards 10587 East Highway 290 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 644-2710 www.grapecreek.com

12/12-13, Fri-Sat @ 9pm Jerry Jeff Walker Greune Hall

Kerrville Hills Winery 3600 Fredericksburg Rd Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 895-4233 kerrivllehillswinery.com Pedernales Cellars 2916 Upper Albert Road Stonewall, TX 78761 (830) 644-2037 pedernalescellars.com Rancho Ponte Vineyard 315 Ranch Road 1376 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8555 www.ranchoponte.com Singing Water Vineyards 316 Mill Dam Road Comfort, TX 78013 830) 995-2246 singingwatervineyards.com

12/13, Sat @ 9pm Cody Canada & The Departed John T. Floore Country Store 12/19, Fri @8pm Casey Donahew Band Gruene Hall 12/19, Fri @ 9pm JB and the Moonshine Band John T. Floore Country Store 12/20, Sat @ 9pm Bob Schneider Gruene Hall 12/26, Fri @ 8pm Stoney LaRue Guene Hall 12/27m Sat @9pm Aaron Watson Gruene Hall

WINERY

Becker Vineyards 464 Becker Farms Road Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 644-2681 beckervineyards.com Bell Mountain Vineyards 463 Bell Mountain Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3297 10am-5pm Sat bellmountainwine.com Bending Branch Winery 142 Lindner Branch Trail Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-2948 bendingbranchwinery.com Chisolm Trail Winery 2367 Usener Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-CORK chisolmtrailwinerycom Dry Comal Creek Vineyards 1741 Herbelin Road New Braunfels, TX 78132 (830) 885-4076 drycomalcreek.com

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ENTIRE GUEST CHECK

One coupon, per check, per visit. Not valid with any other coupons or promotional offers. Coupon has no cash value. No change returned. Taxes and gratuity not included. Alcoholic beverages not included. Valid only 903 E. Commerce St. San Antonio, TX location. Selection and prices may vary. Only original coupon accepted. Photocopied and Internet printed or purchased coupons are not valid. No substitutions. © 2014 DFO, LLC. Printed in the U.S.A. Offer ends 1.30.15

Not valid with special events. Expires 12/31/2014

Now serving breakfast every Saturday 9am to 11am

$1.00 OFF PER PERSON UP TO 10 PEOPLE

521 River Walk (210)223-2939 | cafeole.us

Buy 1 Breakfast Entree Get 1 FREE

Across from the Alamo 329 Alamo Plaza • (210) 226-2288

Limit 10 guests per coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/31/14. RIO MAG

*limit one coupon per table

FREE CHIPS & QUESO

Crockett at Navarro (210) 293-7482 |www.pizzaritas.com

4

Two big slices!

$

98

Applies to Cheese or Pepperoni slices. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Available for delivery and in-house.

Visit Us At The Republic of Texas Restaurant & Nightclub and receive a complimentary order of Chips & Queso. 526 Riverwalk • 210-226-6256 Minimum purchase of $25.00. Not valid with any other offers. Subject to Blackout Dates. One Coupon per table. Expires 12/31/14

FREE BASKET OF HAND BATTERED FRIED PICKLES With the purchase of TWO dinner menu entrees.

237 Loyosa, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-9374 www.riverrestaurants.com Limit one coupon per table. Expires 12/31/14

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On the San Antonio Riverwalk 223 Losoya Street (210) 227-0864 SPORTS BAR

FREE Homemade Potato Chips in a basket served with avocado crèam dipping sauce.*

10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

to those in uniform or with an active duty military ID.**

charliewantsaburger.com Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Dog-Friendly Patio, Restaurant & Sports Bar. *With purchase of any entrée. One per table of 4. **Military discount on food only.

$

3

Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée. 111 W. Crockett Street, Suite 101 (210) 227-2782 paesanosriverwalk.com Not valid with any other offer or discount. Offer only valid at Paesanos Riverwalk location.

Save up to

$

10% OFF regular priced entrée.* FREE Guacamole & Chip Appetizer per table with purchase of entrée.**

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Texas-Sized Mexican Food.

*Limit 2 customers per coupon. Does not include daily specials, appetizers, happy hour, buffet, alcohol or desserts. **One complimentary order of Guacamole and Chips per table. Valid with 10% off regular priced entrée offer.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily.

OFF

ADULT OR CHILD TICKET

12

On the San Antonio River Walk 421 E. Commerce St. (210) 226-8462 rioriocantina.com

111 W. Crockett Street, Located on the River Walk (210) 224-ROCK Hardrock.com

Texas-sized Mexican Food

50% OFF*

MILITARY PERSONNEL WITH VALID ID

20% OFF* FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

RIPLEYS.COM/SANANTONIO

PRESENT THIS AD AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY HARD ROCK SOUVENIR WITH $20 PURCHASE

Not valid with any other offer. Good up to six people. Expires 12/31/14 • ©RIPLEY ENTERTAINMENT INC. - RIO MAG

Valid only at San Antonio Location. Not valid with other offers. One person per visit.Expires 12/31/14.

*Does not include daily specials, appetizers, happy hour, buffet, alcohol or desserts. Not to be used in conjunction with other coupons.

301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

On The Riverwalk 421 East Commerce • (210) 226-8462

Tower of the Americas

Parties of LESS than 8

FREE FLAUTAS

(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)

with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE

LA PACHANGA APPETIZER (Cup of Queso, beef tacos and flautas)

with the purchase of 2 entrées Coupon not valid with other offers or coupons. Please present coupon to server at time of ordering.

110 E. Crockett on the Riverwalk 210-277-6300

FREE CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY

2

$

OFF TOWER TICKET

701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

210.223.310

Toweroftheamericas.com Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash Value. Expires 12/31/14.

$

2

FREE DESSERT

With a purchase of 2 Entrees & 2 Beverage Riverwalk level of the Hyatt Regency Maddogs.net • (210) 222-0220 One Coupon per table per visit.

OFF

an Adult Entrée with this ad Ice Cold Drinks & Good Texas Food Breakfast Fri-Sun from 9am-11am Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-6pm

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

245 E. Commerce River Level at Navarro & Crockett 210-227-RITA • www.ritasontheriver.com

One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 12/31/14.

Valid only for lunch and Dinner, coupon good for up to 2 entrees at a table

FREE APPETIZER

With purchase of an entrée

200 River Walk Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-9835 • ironcactus.com Max value $7.99, not valid with any other offer, one per table, not valid during happy hour. Expires 12/31/14.

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food lovers

Winter Issue

-now on stands and online -

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Exciting changEs in 2015 More than 100 shops & restaurants including Macy’s, aMC 11 with alamo IMaX theaters; plus rivercenter Comedy Club, Fogo de Chao, Maria Mia’s Mexican Bistro, Morton’s steakhouse, shasa, skechers, Zumiez, Journey Kidz, Flip Flop shops and u.s. polo association. *somE REstRictions maY appLY. coUpons maY not BE comBinED With othER oFFERs. onE coUpon pER pERson. pLEasE sEE stoRE FoR DEtaiLs. aLL coUpons ExpiRE on JanUaRY 31, 2015.

FoLLoW Us!

210.225.0000 i shopRivERcEntER.com

Every Tuesday

10% Off Food

$12.00 haircuts All products, Buy one get one

50% Off Expires 1/31/15

Buy 5 cookies and get 1 FREE Buy 10 cookies and get 3 FREE

Expires 1/31/15

15% off All yogurt purchases

www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com Expires 1/31/15 Expires 1/31/15

Buy a combo and get

10% Off Expires 1/31/15

Purchase any two items plate and get a regular drink

$10 Off*

25% Off

A purchase of $50 or more. *One coupon per person, not valid with other offers, or clearance items.

Any Cellular Accessory

Expires 1/31/15

Expires 1/31/15

$25 Off

FREE

Valid with minimum purchase of $50 only. Excludes sale merchandise and can not be used with any other discounts. Other exclusions may apply. Please limit one per person.

Expires 1/31/15

Expires 1/31/15

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