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Holiday Events at the Guadalupe


The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is ringing in the holiday season with several gala events this December.

Celebrando Tradiciones: Fiesta de Navidad

The Guadalupe kicks off the holiday season in true Texas-Mexican style with its annual Christmas extravaganza, Celebrando Tradiciones. It will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, and feature the Guadalupe Dance Company as well as the Mariachi Azteca de America, which audiences have come to love.

WHERE: Guadalupe Theater  | 1301 Guadalupe St.
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 6 at 8:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: $10–$25 | $125 for tables of 4
More information can be found online or by calling (210) 271-3151

La Pastorela Folklorica

WHERE: Guadalupe Theater |1301 Guadalupe St.
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, Dec, 13 and 14 at 6:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: Tickets are $10 general admission at the door
More information can be found online or by calling (210) 271-3151

This annual holiday celebration is a fun representation of the traditional shepherd’s play with a Folklorico and Flamenco flair. This version highlights the Guadalupe Dance Academy performing beautiful traditional Mexican Folklorico and Flamenco music and dance throughout the evening.

Holiday Saxophones

The popular Holiday Saxophones is a unique annual event that has become a San Antonio holiday tradition. Thousands of San Antonians and visitors have been entertained by the concert’s instantly recognizable ‘San Antonio Sound’ for over 35 years. Bringing a variety of Jazz, R&B and popular standards, George Prado and the Regency Jazz band lead a line-up of legendary horn players like Al Gomez, Joe Posada and Frank Rodarte along with some of the most talented musicians in the region. This year, along with the popular evening show, a matinee performance with a champagne brunch and soul food buffet has been added.

WHERE: Guadalupe Theater |1301 Guadalupe St.
Sunday Dec. 15, 2019
TIME (BRUNCH): Serving starts at 11:00 a.m.. Jazz Quartet begins at 12:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: $30 Brunch General Admission for 12:00 p.m. show ( includes soul food brunch buffet ) | $15–$25 reserved seating for 7:00 p.m. evening concert ( buffet sold separately)
More information can be found online or by calling (210) 271-3151

Hecho A Mano Outdoor Market

For more than 30 years, Hecho A Mano has celebrated San Antonio’s culturally unique and vibrant artisan community. This year, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center has partnered with its neighbor, the Avenida Guadalupe Association to bring Hecho a Mano to the Plaza Guadalupe. This new Outdoor Market is free and open to the public.

Each year hundreds of art lovers and holiday shoppers seek out the array of fine art and handmade items by local artists that encompass both traditional and contemporary styles. In addition to providing a platform for local artisans to sell their wares, the Guadalupe and Avenida want to fill the Plaza with a spirit of friendship and joy.

“We want to invite all of our neighbors who live here in our Westside community to come out to this year’s Hecho a Mano along with those who travel from other areas of San Antonio,” said Executive Director Cristina Balli. “The holidays are a time to bring people together and we believe that cultural programs like Hecho a Mano are a great way to do that. We hope this year’s expansion will also shine a light on the economic development opportunities that continue to grow in the Guadalupe Street corridor.”

This new model will demonstrate how cultural programs can provide the thousands of neighborhood residents, long-time arts patrons and visitors to the area a diverse, inclusive and authentic arts experience. As a part of the ongoing economic development initiatives in the area, this new program direction will offer more access to small businesses and creative entrepreneurs to sell their wares with minimum barriers. Also, in keeping with the spirit of the season, the Guadalupe encourages shoppers to bring canned goods which will be donated to Inner City Development.

WHERE: Plaza Guadalupe
1327 Guadalupe St. SA, TX 78207
( Rain Location: Teatro Guadalupe )
WHEN: Dec. 21, 2019
TIME: 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: Free & Open to the Public

If you are interested in being a vendor, please fill out the form here and email a photo of your art work to be used for promotional purposes. Payment for your vendor booth can be made in person at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 723 S. Brazos St., Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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