Starting December 15th, several Windcrest neighborhoods will light up their homes to various Christmas themes. Though not as many homes participate as in years past, there is still plenty to see. In fact, many still count Windcrest as the standard when talking about neighborhood Christmas lights.
Downtown & the River Walk
Since the day after Thanksgiving, the River Walk and the surrounding downtown area has been strewn in festive lights. Take a drive and enjoy the lights, then park and walk up and down the River Walk.
University of the Incarnate Word
Since the UIW campus is full of trees, it is naturally a great place to hang Christmas lights. You can see them when you drive down the intersection of Broadway and Hildebrand, but once classes are out for the semester, it is easy to drive around the campus and see the rest. The lights are turned on at 6:00 p.m. nightly and will go through to the new year.
Behind the shopping center known as The Forum is a series of blocks of homes with lights that are trying to give Windcrest a serious run for their money. Head south on Olympia from the shopping center and decide for yourself.
Not every single block in Shavano Park is lit up, but it is easy to find the ones that are if you drive around just a bit, or follow the cars that are already sure to be there trying to find the beautiful displays.
Technically this isn't in San Antonio, but it is just south of San Marcos and is well worth the drive to see a 50-ft tree and drive through an entire park of light displays. Load up the car, print out the coupon on their website and get filled with holiday cheer.