Whether you’re a longtime San Antonio resident or you’re entertaining guests for the holidays, few activities will make you fall – or re-fall – in love with our gorgeous city than an evening cruise along the San Antonio River Walk. Go River Cruises offers three fun holiday options, including on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

In honor of our city’s 300th anniversary – and those beautiful River Walk holiday lights – I’m ranking Holiday River Walk Cruises #18 on my 300 Reasons to Love San Antonio list.

Here are the three holiday cruise options:

Reserved Holiday Narrated Cruise: Enjoy the beauty of the River Walk with a backdrop of twinkling holiday lights via a narrated tour. Be sure to pre-book and eliminate the holiday wait times. The Holiday Narrated Cruise departs from the convention center (Market Street entrance) near Bar Rojo and Ruth’s Chris at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. $12 for children; $24 for adults. 

Downtown Lights Cruise: Enjoy holiday music on board as you cruise through the main loop of the river downtown past Restaurant Row and Rivercenter Mall. The Downtown Lights Cruise departs 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., and includes Mexican Hot Chocolate and a warm homemade dessert. On Christmas Eve, you’ll depart from Saltgrass Steak House. On Christmas Day, you’ll depart from Rainforest Cafe. $15 for children; $25 for adults.

Pearl Lights Cruise: Enjoy holiday music on board as you cruise the Museum Reach and the downtown loop of the river, with a stop at Range Restaurant for hot chocolate. The Pearl Lights Cruise departs from the Pearl turnaround basin at 7:30 p.m. $18 for children; $35 for adults.

Happy Holidays and happy cruising!