Lights of Esperanza

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8th Annual Lights of Esperanza

One University Way, San Antonio, TX 78224
November 28, 2023
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Lights of Esperanza, Texas A&M-San Antonio’s enchanting annual celebration, returns for its eighth year! The event blends the cherished tradition of holiday lighting to signal the approaching holiday season, with new Texas A&M-San Antonio community traditions. The holiday light display contains over 30,000 lights— illuminating the Southside campus and creating a festive atmosphere with food trucks, entertainment for the whole family, a holiday market, and concluding with a light show in the CAB Courtyard. We can’t wait to see you there!



  • Picture w/ General Claus
  • Snow Globe
  • Snow Zone
  • Mechanical Reindeer
  • Trackless Train
  • S'mores Area
  • Yard Games
  • Face Painting
  • Ornament Decorating
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Christmas Trees Bean Bag Toss
  • Live Ice Sculptor
  • Chartwells offering free hot chocolate and cookies (limited)


  • Black Llama
  • Kalianas Boutique
  • Life By Mazak
  • Siriwan Boutique
  • Piece of Heaven
  • G&J's Chicken-on-a-Stick


  • DJ Tonyc
  • Kipp Texas Ballet Folklorico
  • University Voices
  • Spirit Team
  • Mariachi Los Jaguares Del Sur
  • Light Show

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Lights of Esperanza free?

    Yes, this event is free and open to the public! All are welcome to join us in kicking off the Holiday lights season.
  • Where can I park?

    Event parking is available on a first come basis in Lot 2 and 3, City and Slip lanes included.
  • Can I bring my pet?

    Pets are allowed on a leash.
  • Are there special alumni events?

    A&M-San Antonio alumni are invited to the annual Alumni Winter Social, a family-friendly dessert reception. Join us from 5-6 p.m. in the Classroom Hall Lobby – RSVP to