You won’t regret making time to visit San Antonio’s glistening Pearl in December. The transformed urban, pedestrian-friendly environment that is the former Pearl Brewery is decked with holiday cheer throughout December. Visit any day, but don’t miss these special holiday events:
TAMALES! HOLIDAY FESTIVAL – DEC. 6, 12-6 P.M.
The fifth annual Tamales! festival returns with enhanced holiday tastes, sounds and sights. Participants can enjoy tastes from more than 40 different tamale vendors, including vegetarian, vegan, organic and gluten-free options. The event also includes a kids’ craft area and live music. The annual event is free and open to the public.
THURSDAY GIFT MARKETS AT PEARL – DEC. 4, 11, 18, 3-7 P.M.
The first three Thursday evenings in December at Pearl will offer festive, localfocused shopping experiences. Thursday Gift Markets will be set up in the courtyard in front of Cured restaurant and offer visitors the opportunity to create their own locally sourced, food-centric gift baskets, or purchase pre-made baskets from local vendors. The market will include a selection of vendors from the popular Pearl Farmers Market including Ms. Chocolatier, Springfield Farm, Gretchen Bee Ranch and Al’s Gourmet Nuts, to name a few.
For more information about these events and more happenings at Pearl, including holiday-focused classes and activities at The Culinary Institute of America, visit www.atpearl.com.