If you're looking for a place outside of Canada to spend your Christmas holiday, you should really consider booking a trip to San Antonio, Texas - home of the beautiful and internationally-acclaimed River Walk.
The River Walk is a famous urban waterway that serves as a hub for local shopping, dining and entertainment. It is particularly known for its motorized taxi boats, which operate along the river and give it a bit of a Venice vibe but with a modernized twist.
Millions of people visit the River Walk every year, especially during the Christmas season. On November 25, 2017, the day after American Thanksgiving, the River Walk's weeping cypress trees are adorned with over 120,000 lights, transforming it into an epic Christmas wonderland.
The lights remain on from dusk to dawn until January 7, 2018, just after the New Year. The best part? It is completely free to experience, with the exception of the optional Ford Holiday River Parade that occurs on November 24, 2017, the day before the lights turn on.
This year, Torontonians can visit San Antonio to experience the River Walk for just $334 round trip. American Airlines has listed flights from Toronto to San Antonio at that price for several dates in December. Below is an example trip you can book that lands within the River Walk's festival period:
- Trip Period: December 1 to December 8, 2017 (one week)
- Included: Wi-Fi, in-seat power (for most of the trip)
- Cost: $334 (after taxes and fees)
The one catch to this particular deal is that the return flight requires an overnight layover in Dallas. If that's not your cup of tea, you could always change the departure and return dates on Google Flights, as several round trip options are still available for the same price of $334.
Prices get higher after the New Year, so the most affordable option to seeing the River Walk during the lights festival is still in December:
Make the most of your holiday and fly to San Antonio today!