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Published on Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Celebrate the Holiday Season at San Antonio’s 18th Century Spanish Governor’s Palace Museum

CONTACT: Bianca Guevara, (210) 207-3901
Bianca.Guevara@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 5, 2018) – The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office invites the community to visit the Spanish Governor’s Palace Museum this month for free museum tours, dance performances, artisan and food demos, and more! The Spanish Governor’s Palace is located behind City Hall at 105 Plaza de Armas and offers free weekend parking in the City Hall Parking lot and in the Frost Bank Building parking garage. The museum represents the last visual remnants of the Presidio San Antonio de Béxar and is a registered National Historic Landmark.

 

The Four Seasons Indian Market – Holiday Edition!
December 8, Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Free
The Spanish Governor’s Palace will offer free museum entrance and docent-led tours at the Four Seasons Indian Market hosted in partnership with American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions. The event will feature original artwork by Ramon Sánchez y Vásquez and dance performances by Yanaguana Bird Singers, IndigiNecias and Auburn Sky Hart signing the Leyenda of the Malinche. There will be music, food, interactive demonstrations and local vendors. The entire family is encouraged to come learn Texas’s earliest history under Spanish rule, tour the rooms furnished with Spanish Colonial period pieces and be delighted with the beautifully landscaped gardens in the courtyard.

 

La Gran Posada at the Spanish Governor’s Palace
December 16, Sunday 6 p.m.; Free
Get into the Holiday spirit and sing along as this year’s San Fernando Cathedral La Gran Posada  stops at the Spanish Governor’s Palace. A re-enactment of one of the oldest Christmas traditions dating back to colonial times, the Posada will begin at Milam Park, across from Market Square, cross the Spanish Governor’s Palace, City Hall and the Courthouse before ending at the cathedral where large crowds will be welcomed with festive singing and a celebration. There will be coffee, hot cocoa and light refreshments.

 

For more information, please call (210) 224-0601 or visit, www.spanishgovernorspalace.org.  

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