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Light Up Downtown!

Mayor Castro's 3rd Annual Light up Downtown holiday contest.
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Daytime @ Nine - Light Up Downtown!

Jim Mery tells us about a great event that will light up your holidays!
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Light Up Downtown For The Holidays

Making this holiday season the biggest and brightest downtown.
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Invitation from the Mayor

An invitation from that mayor to all businesses to be part of the Light up Downtown Holiday Event


San Antonio Celebrates 3rd Annual Mayor Castro’s Light up Downtown Holiday Contest

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 3, 2013) – With the holidays just around the corner, the City of San Antonio is reminding downtown business owners to participate in Mayor Castro’s 3rd Annual Light Up Downtown Holiday Contest from November 29 to December 19.

All downtown business owners are encouraged to participate and compete for the most decorative and creative holiday light display. The contest provides family-friendly entertainment, and encourages tourists and locals to visit Downtown during the holidays. “Light Up Downtown is one of the ways we are making San Antonio’s downtown more lively, welcoming and family-friendly," said Mayor Julián Castro. The entry deadline for the contest is November 15.

The contest is open to all downtown businesses. Participants will showcase the exteriors of their buildings with creative holiday lighting displays and compete in a variety of categories including “Greenest Lighting Display,” “People’s Choice-Best Use of Space,” “Critic’s Choice & People’s Choice- Storefront,” “Critic’s Choice & People’s Choice- Building.” People can vote for their favorite lighting displays online at www.LightUpDowntownSA.com. Winners will be recognized at the Celebrate San Antonio New Year’s Eve event.

The displays will be lit through early January.  The program is sponsored by The Mayor’s Office, Downtown Operations and media partner KABB-TV Fox 29 “Daytime at Nine” and News 4 WOAI-TV. To participate, call (210) 207-8477. The Light Up Downtown Holiday Contest begins Nov.29, 2013.


Contact: Di Galvan: (210) 207-7234
or Lorraine Pulido: (210) 207-4494