What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of November 4-7, 2021

San Antonio — FALL BACK --TURN BACK YOUR CLOCKS THIS WEEKEND ON SUNDAY (2am)—we gain an hour

College football

SAT: SOUTH EASTERN LA @IWC 2pm

AUBURN@TEXAS A&m 230PM

TEXAS@IOWA STATE 630PM

UTSA@utep 915pm (on espn 2)

TEXAS TECH is OFF

NFL

jets@colts 7PM THURSDAY

TEXANS@dolphins 12PM SUNDAY

broncos@coWBOYS 12pm SUNDAY

titans@rams 7pm

bears@steelers 7PM MONDAY

FRI: SPURS@MAGIC 730PM, sUN: Spurs@THUNDER 600pm, WED: KINGS@SPURS 730PM, FRI: mavericks@spurs 730pm

DISNEY’S THE LION KING @ THE MaJESTIC now THRU NOV 7

WURSTFEST NOVEMBER 5TH – 14TH, 2021

Join us for a unique annual celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun! Located near the headwaters of the beautiful Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas! https://wurstfest.com/

Drive under tunnel of lights at Santa’s Ranch in New Braunfels

A New Braunfels holiday tradition will continue this year at Santa’s Ranch. This family-friendly drive-through takes guests through more than a mile of winding country roads lit up with holiday lights and Christmas displays. Santa’s Ranch, which originally opened in 2003, will open to the public for the 2021 season on Nov. 5 and will be available through Jan. 2. Hours are 6 -10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Santa’s Ranch is located at 9561 I-35 North in New Braunfels - just look for the 50-foot Christmas tree. Event coordinators provided directions on the website and said if YOU ARE traveling from San Antonio, go North on I-35 and take exit 200. Take the turnaround at Centerpoint, stay straight on the access road and stay in the right lane and you’ll see the Christmas tree.

THE LIGHT PARK, One of the longest holiday light tunnels in the world is set to open in Selma

The Light Park will open in Selma on Nov. 5, LOCATED AT 1 Retama Parkway, which is the parking lot of the Retama Park racetrack. THE 700-FOOT ANIMATED LED TUNNEL WILL BE ONE OF THE PARK’S MAIN FEATURES. THERE WILL ALSO BE A LIGHT SHOW SYNCED AND CHOREOGRAPHED TO HOLIDAY MUSIC ON A MUSIC STATION DESIGNATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE LIGHT PARK.Light Park tickets range from $30-$35 per vehicle and must be pre-purchased - no tickets will be sold at the gate. Admission will vary by showtimes on the weekdays and weekends. When you purchase tickets online you will be required to select a showtime, and you must arrive during the time slot you selected. ‍Your showtime is the time you must arrive not the time you will be seeing the show. Guests are required to stay in their vehicle while visiting the Light Park and are encouraged to bring their own snacks to enjoy during the drive-through experience. Vehicles longer than 30 feet will not be allowed in the park, so no limousines, trailers or buseS. The Light Park proves everything is bigger in Texas and will have more than 1 million synchronized holiday lights on display, including one of the longest light tunnels in the world.

SATURDAY

Wimberley Market Days from 7am - 4pm. FREE

With nearly 500 vendors, Wimberley Market Days is a great place to shop for vintage treasures, garden, jewelry, custom home furnishings, and unique one-of-a-kind items. You never know what you will find! Plus great food and live music… there is something for everyone.

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center Address: 11745 I-10W

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 9AM FREE

San Antonio’s Diwali Festival of Lights returns to Hemisfair brighter than ever, SAT 5PM FREE

The city will celebrate Indian culture at the 13th annual Diwali SA Festival of Lights from 6 to 10 p.m. Diwali, an Indian holiday that coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates the triumph of good over evil, when Rama defeated the evil spirit Ravana. Since 2009, the City of San Antonio alongside Anuja SA has been honoring the cultural tradition with a big and bright festival. It is now acknowledged asthe largest city-sanctioned Diwali celebration in the United States. The San Antonio festival also seeks to foster the Sister City relationship between Chennai, India. Music, live entertainment, and a sea of bright lights will fill the park. This year, the festival area will have double the footprint of years past, spanning from Alamo Street to the Tower of the Americas. A drum line featuring drummers from 12 different regions of India will lead a procession between the two locations. There will also be more lights than ever before, according to the City of San Antonio. A dozen Indian floor art pieces called Rangoli or Kolam will also be on display at the festival for the first time. Traditionally, the designs are made for the entryway of a home or temple to greet guests. COVID-19 safety measures will be in effect, including hand sanitizing stations and masking for staff. The outdoor event is free and open to the public.

SUNDAY

THE PEARL FARMERS MARKET 10AM FREE

Get free entry to all Texas State Parks on Nov. 14 in honor of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is November 11

In Honor of Veterans Day this year, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is offering free entry to all Texas State Parks on Nov. 14. Veterans Day actually falls on Nov. 11, which is a Thursday, but state officials are offering the benefit on a Sunday. Daily entrance fees will be waived for all day-use visitors, according to TPWD officials. “The dedication, sacrifice and service displayed by the women and men that serve in our country’s military is unparalleled and is a source of pride throughout the country,” said TPWD director Rodney Franklin. “Their commitment to service undoubtedly inspires us at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.” TPWD officials have also offered free entry to state parks in honor of Veterans Day in the past. Reserving day passes for state parks ahead of time is still encouraged as some parks are expected to reach their capacity limit. Day passes can be reserved online through the TPWD website or over the phone by calling (512) 389-8900.

Interested in volunteering? The San Antonio Food Bank needs your help

The San Antonio Food Bank is asking the community to help sign up for volunteer shifts throughout the summer to keep up with the demand for food assistance.

The San Antonio Food Bank’s volunteer opportunities range from being in the sorting room, warehouse, garden, farm areas, community kitchen, and even at the off-site community kitchen at Haven for Hope. Whether you’re an individual, group, or company there are many opportunities to volunteer. Join us and choose a volunteer opportunity at: www.safoodbank.org/volunteer

Blood donations, especially types O negative and positive, are still urgently needed

Health officials said there is not enough blood on hand to treat trauma cases and patients who need emergency surgeries and procedures. The facilities are open during daylight hours. Same-day appointments and walk-in donations are being accepted. Officials said donors can call 210-731-5590 for information or to make an appointment, or they can visit SouthTexasBlood.org.

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