2018 Event Location and Dates to be Determined

Holiday Magic: Festival of Lights – Christmas in Central Texas

Holiday Magic: Festival of Lights is a multi-cultural holiday celebration coming to the San Antonio area at Retama Park in Selma, Texas. This East-Meets-West event features holiday and Christmas favorites as well as breathtaking giant illuminated displays (Chinese lanterns) like you’ve never seen! Millions of Christmas lights, 30-foot tall themed displays, a 36-foot Christmas tree, Santa Claus, snow, live reindeer, cultural performances, international street food and a huge carnival included with event admission await visitors at the most amazing holiday event ever in Central Texas.
Open Rain or Shine. 

Christmas Festival in San Antonio Texas

Illuminated Displays (Lanterns)

See 36 giant illuminated displays with themes from the east and west. Imagine a 30-foot tall 50’foot long dragon!

the largest Christmas tree in San Antonio at Retama Park Holiday Magic Festival of Lights

Millions of Lights

Retama Park will be filled with millions of holiday lights of all shapes and sizes, plus fireworks and pyro-technics.

Christmas Attractions

Meet Santa and live reindeer, play in the snow, and witness our 36-foot Christmas tree lighting nightly. Plus shop for unique gifts.

Spectacular Carnival

This festival is more than just lights and snow – enjoy the huge carnival and ride the rides – included with your admission ticket.

International Food Court

If you like to eat, you’ll love the selection of international street food as well as carnival and festival favorites.

Rolling Glass at Holiday Magic: Festival of Lights in San Antonio, TX

Performances & Art

See cultural performances from the Orient and the U.S., and shop for your unique art and gift items.

Fun Things You’ll Discover at the Festival


Mechanical Bull

Can you make it through a ride on the mechanical bull? *Not included with event ticket.


Enjoy fireworks each night during our Christmas tree lighting!

Snowfall Experience

Frolic in the snow during the Texas blizzard!

Christmas Tree Ceremony

Help us light our 36-foot tall tree complete with pyro-technics show each night.

Festival Shopping & Keepsakes

Take the magic home with souvenirs including a friendly Lumi mascot doll.

Santa Claus

Bring your camera to make memories with Santa.

Lanterns of the World

See a display of authentic lanterns from across the Eastern world.

Chinese Acrobats

Be amazed by the precision and beauty of this ancient Chinese performance.

New Year’s Eve Party

Ring in the New Year at the most beautiful, family-friendly party in Texas!

Events Maps & Locations


2018 Event Information is being updated




Front Entrance

This is where your magical night begins!


Large Christmas Tree

Enjoy with family our amazing large Christmas tree!



Fly high – spin around – play games – win prizes – have fun at the carnival!



Bring your family and friends to see Santa, tell him everything you want this year, and leave with a FREE memory!


Shopping Exhibits

Shop the expo for arts and crafts and tons of unique Christmas gifts!


Small Performance Stage

Check the event directory to make sure you don’t miss any performances on the Small Performance Stage!


Cultural Exchange Stage

Check the event directory to make sure you don’t miss any performances on the Cultural Exchange Stage!

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