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Ford Holiday River Parade 2016

I hope everyone enjoys this spectacular Ford Holiday River Parade on our beautiful and worldfamous River Walk. Since the River Walk is beautiful not just during the holidays, I invite you to visit often. From the City of San Antonio, I wish you and your loved ones a safe and joyous holiday season. Mayor Ivy R. Taylor

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River Walk San Antonio (Paseo del rio Association)

2016 Paseo del Rio Association Board of Directors The Paseo Del Rio Association is pleased to produce the 2016 Ford Holiday River Parade. The association was formed in 1968 to promote, protect and preserve the San Antonio River Walk. This is done through special events, public education and Rio Magazine. The association also serves as an advocate for member businesses. For more information call 210-227-4262. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT Tammy Peacock Werline, Margaritaville PRESIDENT-ELECT Laurence Seiterle Zurich Properties

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Maggie Thompson Paseao del Rio Association

TREASURER Pierre Oliver Casa Rio Restaurant

EX-OFFICIO John Carbajal San Antonio Restaurant Association

SECRETARY ANDY HEARON MEMBER AT LARGE Maria Martinez Marriott Plaza San Antonio

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CHAIR, OPERATORS COMMITTEE Andreas Esparaza Boudro’s

Jim Mery Center City Development and Operations Department Anthony Piazzi Centro San Antonio Steve Schauer San Antonio River Authority

Kevin Latone Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

Bob Buchanan The Original Mexican Restaurant

Shannon Miller Office of Historic Preservation, COSA

Kevin Donohue Donohue Media

Ric Morales Silver Eagle Distributors

Michael Dudek The Westin RiverWalk

Andres Munoz VisitSanAntonio

Mae Escobar aMAEzing Marketing Group

Brad Parscale DGiles-Parscale

Sammie Guarjardo Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter James Kinney Splashtown

John Seabers Sinclair Broadcasting Ryan Wood Dick’s Last Resort


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Ford Holiday River Parade 2016

grand marshal

Dear Friends, Silver & Black Give Back is honored to be the 2016 Grand Marshal of the Ford Holiday River Parade and excited to be a part of this great San Antonio tradition. As the first nonprofit Grand Marshal, we are pleased to share our mission of creatively engaging young people to enrich their communities all year round, and especially during the holiday season. From our families to yours, happy holidays! Together, we have the power to empower! For more information visit SBGB.org.

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Paseo del rio holiday events

Ford Holiday River Parade 2016

Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias Fridays-Sundays only December 2-18

More than 2,000 luminarias warmly glow in bags lining the walkways to symbolically mark the “lighting of the way” for the Holy Family. This century’s old tradition begins at dusk.

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

November 30-December 18 6:15-9:30pm Enjoy holiday caroling from a boat while floating on the River Walk. It’s as much fun for the groups singing as those listening from the banks of the river or from a restaurant patio. For details and boat reservations: www.TheSanAntonioRiverWalk. com/events/ford-holiday-boatcaroling

River Walk Lights

The world-famous lights are on this year from November 25 through January 16 from dusk to dawn each day.

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Ford Holiday River Parade 2016

Just when you thought the elections were over. . . It’s time to *VOTE again! Vote for your favorite float in the 2016 Ford Holiday River Parade by simply texting to vote:

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Enter the float # listed in the program or on float sign People at home watching the parade live on CW35 San Antonio will also be voting. Voting is from 6:00 PM till 9:45 PM. Please wait till you have seen all the floats before voting. Results will appear on social media, local news and TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com after 10:00 PM on November 25th.

*It’s free to vote but texting charges may apply according to your rate plan. One vote per telephone number.

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PARADE FLOATS 1

SILVER & BLACK GIVE BACK Grand Marshal Float

As the non-profit partner of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, Silver & Black Give Back strives to inspire and to invest in the youth of the San Antonio area to be civically-minded leaders through service, sports, and grants, in partnership with our players, coaches, staff and the community. Together, we have the power to empower! SBGB.org

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DAVE & BUSTER’S RIVERCENTER Whoville

The newest Dave & Buster’s is located inside the Shops at Rivercenter in downtown San Antonio. There’s always something new at Dave & Buster’s– the ONLY place to Eat, Drink, Play & Watch Sports® all under one roof! We are also the best place to host unforgettable parties or events for any of your friends or coworkers. Check us out! 210-951-3600

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PASEO DEL RIO ASSOCIATION, RIVER WALK ROYALTY Christmas Caroling Royalty serve as ambassadors and represent the River Walk in countless events for a one-year reign. Commoners campaign for placement in the River Walk Royal Court by raising funds. The top fundraisers become King and Queen with remaining court placement in subsequent order. The money raised provides funds for free parades and events on the River Walk throughout the year. thesanantonioriverwalk.com/about/royalty

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MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL, CITY OF SAN ANTONIO Celebrate San Antonio

The City of San Antonio employs over 12,000 people with a $2.5 billion annual budget. San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the U.S. with over 1.4 million residents with 32.5 million visitors each year. The city partners with Paseo del Rio Association, Ford Holiday River Parade organizer, to promote the River Walk along with downtown as a destination. www.SanAntonio.gov

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TEXAS FORD DEALERS Christmas Puppies

Ford is dedicated to building great products to meet our customer’s needs and benefit our communities. This is the foundation for Ford’s success, a global innovator and automotive industry leader in six continents with 199,000 employees worldwide. The South Texas Ford Dealers are honored to join together and bring this event to you and others on the River Walk, San Antonio’s happy place. www.TexasFord.com. Puppies courtesy of San Antonio Humane Society.

CENTRO SAN ANTONIO Holiday Bells

We are a growing family of businesses, organizations, and co-creators who are advocates for downtown businesses and property owners, catalysts of economic improvement in the inner core and thought leaders on important community issues. #DowntownSA DowntownSA.org

STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY

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Here are two ways Starbucks is getting involved: strengthening the veteran community and creating pathways of opportunity for employment around the world. In 2014 we pledged to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses by 2018. And we support YouthBuild USA to prepare young people from disadvantaged backgrounds for a career in retail and customer service. Learn more at Starbucks.com. Scent provided by

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UTSA CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE Luck & Good Wishes

Confucius Institute’s mission is to promote mutual understanding between U.S. and China through cultural awareness, hosting lectures, and language learning at the UTSA campus, and sponsor summer camps in China for UTSA students. Its Sunday school has over 140 students, from 3 to 65 in age. Activities are hosted by both UTSA and Hanban, the headquarters of Confucius Institute in China. http://www.utsa.edu/confucius or 210-458-6242

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SAN ANTONIO LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND & VISION IMPAIRED - Hark The Angels

Our mission is to empower the blind and vision impaired. We are committed to issues impacting people that are blind or vision impaired for over 83-years and pride ourselves on being a “one-stop” shop for individuals from birth on upwards who have vision issues through our programs/services or employment in our manufacturing plant. salighthouse.org

SALVATION ARMY 9 THE Silver Bells

We are an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Based on the Bible, its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Year-round, programs bring vital assistance and compassionate support to over 1,500 people daily. Our Boys & Girls Clubs inspire youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. www.salvationarmysatx.org

CENTRO SAN ANTONIO Christmas Trees

We are driven by a passionate vision to create a more vibrant and prosperous downtown benefitting the entire San Antonio community. Together, let’s build the great American City. Come see the 250,000 holiday lights at Travis Park this holiday season. #DowntownSA DowntownSA.org

TRADERS VILLAGE

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Traders Village is the largest weekend flea market and entertainment complex in San Antonio. Spread over 100-acres with 1,000 vendors, shoppers from around the world come for the bargain hunting, amusement rides and family festivals yearround. Special events are featured every weekend. Traders Village is where you can come for the shopping and stay for the fun! TradersVillage.com

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LULAC COUNCIL NO. 2 Las Posadas

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Established in 1929, LULAC COUNCIL NO. 2 started the Fiesta Queen’s contest, Feria de las Flores. The contest now funds college scholarships (over $30,000) per year in partnership with the Alamo Community College District for the Parent-Child Scholarship Program. Applications for scholarships are available through the San Antonio College Women’s Empowerment Center and online, alamo.edu/sac/swans/scholarships/

FEO LXIX, FRED REYES 12 REY Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Rey Feo LXIX (69), Fred Reyes, is the People’s King for FIESTA 2017. He raised over $250,000 to achieve this honor.  Since 1947, over $4 million has been raised/awarded to over 3,000 students by the Rey Feo Scholarship Foundation.  Rey Feo visits local schools prior to FIESTA, spreading his message of “The Force of Education” to thousands of students.  www. reyfeoscholarship.com

UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD

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UIW is the largest Catholic university in the state and fourth largest private university in Texas. Home to over 11,000 students from 70 countries, UIW has locations throughout San Antonio, two campuses in Mexico, a European Study Center in Heidelberg Germany, and over 140 “sister schools” in 44 countries. Visit www.UIW.edu

CENTRO SAN ANTONIO Winter Snowflakes

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We exist to amplify the story of Downtown San Antonio and the people that make our city so amazing. Join the story. #DowntownSA DowntownSA.org What is your favorite downtown holiday tradition? Tell us at YourVoiceSA. com. The newly redesigned river boats used for tours and taxis will launch in 2017. Enjoy this peak at the future. The roomier boat is more versatile, and electric, which is better for our beloved river.


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UTSA CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE SUNDAY CHINESE SCHOOL

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Sunday Chinese school provides year-round Chinese language programs and Chinese culture programs for pre-school to adults with over 140 students, from 3 to 65 years old. Courses held at the UTSA main campus include Chinese culture, Chinese Chen-style Taichi, children’s dance, children’s choir, dragon dance, waist drum, Chinese music instruments, art and more. http://www.utsa.edu/confucius/ programs/scs/ 210-458-6242

RIO SAN ANTONIO CRUISES

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We deliver a unique view of the San Antonio River like no one else can! Come join us for an award-winning 35-minute tour, or hop on and off one of our taxi barges while enjoying more than five miles of the River Walk. Our barges are also available for private events. RioSanAntonio.com

UNIVISION

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As the nation’s first Spanish-language TV station, the first broadcast aired in 1955. The station has grown into a leading media company shaping the industry nationally and locally. A pillar in the community and an integral force in San Antonio, Univision San Antonio includes, KWEX Ch. 41, KNIC Ch. 17, KXTN 107.5, KBBT 98.5 The Beat, KMYO 95.1, KROM 92.9 and KCOR-AM.

SAN ANTONIO GARDENIA & MUSICAL CLUB

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The club was founded in 1960, to further interest in the fine arts and promote friendship within the membership. The organization awards fine art scholarships to deserving fine art students who graduate from within Bexar County high schools and remain in San Antonio to attend college. Members participate in a monthly gathering where scholarship recipients perform.

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SAN ANTONIO DRURY PLAZA RIVERWALK HOTEL

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Experience the River Walk this holiday season with Drury Hotels. Alamo National Bank Building renovated and reopened in 2007 as Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk. Take in the local history, relax at the rooftop pool overlooking downtown, and enjoy 5:30 Kickback© with food and drinks served every evening. “At Drury Hotels, the extras aren’t extra!” www.DruryHotels.com/ sanantonio

TOBIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

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Situated along the banks of the River, the nonprofit Tobin Center is a versatile, worldclass performing arts facility.  Built on the site of the Historic Municipal Auditorium, this theatrical icon is a shining beacon of creativity, fine art and downtown development.  Audiences can experience performances of every description at the Tobin - where entertainment lives in San Antonio.   TobinCenter.org

HOLIDAY MAGIC FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

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EAST MEETS WEST

Holiday Magic Festival of Lights is bringing a first of its kind celebration to Selma this holiday season. “East Meets West” as we celebrate the history and heritage of Asian and American culture and Christmas traditions. Experience giant illuminated displays, lanterns, arts and shopping, tasty food, Santa Claus, reindeer, millions of Christmas lights, and a carnival... ALL included with admission. HolidayMagicFestivalofLights.com

TOWER OF THE AMERICAS/LANDRY’S SEAFOOD

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Collection of popular restaurants. Landry’s is a Texas Gulf Coast legend, offering the best regional seafood. Rainforest Cafe is A Wild Place to Shop and Eat, complete with vegetation and animatronics. Take dining and entertainment to the sky at Chart House Restaurant, the Observation Deck and 4D Theater – 750 feet in the air at The Tower of Americas! Learn more at Landrysinc. com.

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WOAI-TV / KABB-TV / KMYS-TV

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The Sinclair broadcast stations provide award-winning local news, entertainment and content on television and across multiple digital platforms. News 4 San Antonio, Fox San Antonio and The CW 35 are your home for top rated prime time and live sports programming from NBC, Fox and CW, Daytime at Nine and San Antonio Living, and Thursday Night Lights. news4sanantonio.com, foxsanantonio. com,  cw35.com  

TEXAS CAVALIERS 23 THE The Texas Cavaliers

Founded in 1926, the Texas Cavaliers have been part of San Antonio culture and Fiesta. The Texas Cavaliers is an organization of 600 business, civic and community leaders, who dedicate their time and talents to supporting San Antonio area non-profits through the Texas Cavalier Charitable Foundation. Over the last 26 years, The Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation has given over $4.6 million to many local children’s charities in San Antonio. www.texascavaliers.org

SEAWORLD SAN ANTONIO

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SeaWorld San Antonio is the world’s largest marine mammal park and home to amazing rides, shows and animal experiences. SeaWorld is expanding its Christmas event to 5 million lights, making it the largest Christmas light display in Texas, and adding Rudolph too. Seaworldparks.com/en/seaworldsanantonio/

BEETHOVEN KINDERCHOR

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We are a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving German heritage in San Antonio through the singing of traditional German children’s songs. Children, ages 4-15, are welcomed and encouraged to join. Practices are held at Beethoven Halle in King William District. The club also features men’s and women’s adult choirs and concert bands. 2017 will mark our 150th anniversary. beethovenmaennerchor.com


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LIVE GREYSTAR SAN ANTONIO

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Greystar offers exceptional apartment livingsuburban, urban, mid-rise or garden, we make every apartment community its own distinctive place to live. We invite you to explore our selection of more than 40 apartment home communities throughout San Antonio and discover the passion we have for providing wonderful homes. Live Greystar San Antonio is redefining excellence in apartment Living. LiveGreystarSanAntonio. com

AM LATINO MAGAZINE 27 IThe Three Kings

I Am Latino Magazine is about role models—established and emerging—providing informative, stimulating articles covering topics like culture, music, style, food, influential people, community, technology, education, health, spiritual, history and more. Our demographic ranges from kids in school to their grandparents and every Latino with a powerful story ranging from ages 5 to 95. IamLatinoMagazine.com

VISIT SAN ANTONIO

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Visit San Antonio’s mission is to promote the city as a top travel destination welcoming over 32 million visitors each year. San Antonio is a great place to spend time with family and friends all year long and especially during the holidays. So let’s celebrate the season and plan some unforgettable days and unbelievable nights at VisitSanAntonio.com.

Don’t forget, It’s time to

*VOTE!!!

*It’s free to vote but texting charges may apply according to your rate plan. One vote per telephone number.

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Year-round FUN on the River Walk www.TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com

January

July

February

August

Winter Artisan Show

Wishes on the Water-Floating Lantern Mardi Gras Artisan Show Bud Light Mardi Gras River Parade

March

St. Patrick’s Day Artisan Show Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival

April

Ford Canoe Challenge

September

Labor Day Artisan Show Bud Light, The Taste

October

Fall Artisan Show Bud Light HalloweenFest

River Walk Royalty Coronation Ford Mariachi Festival Fiesta Artisan Show

November

May

December

Armed Forces River Parade Memorial Day Artisan Show

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July 4th Artisan Show

Diwali Light Festival & Parade Ford Holiday River Parade

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias Ford Holiday Artisan Show


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