During the Christmas season, lighted candles are set in bags along the Paseo del Rio for the Fiesta de las Luminarios, lighting the way for the Holy Family.
Photo: Cuck Hatler
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Fiesta de las Luminarias, one of the most beautiful events of the winter holiday season, takes place on the River Walk where the river is lined with 7,000 luminarias (candle-lit, sand-filled bags) to light Mary and Joseph's path as they search for shelter on the night before Jesus' birth. The procession is a Mexican-American tradition and takes place on nine nights in December. The festival procession has been held on the River Walk for over 40 years.