For the fifth year in a row, the Tamales! Holiday Festival will transform Pearl into a tamale extravaganza on Saturday, December 6, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Guests are invited to experience and savor the tastes, sounds, and sights of the holiday season and explore a full range of tamales from more than twenty different tamales vendors, ranging from traditional San Antonio classics to South American and everything in between. With over 25,000 attendees at last year’s festival, culinary students, renowned restaurants and esteemed chefs will kick it up a notch this year and showcase a blend of innovative twists and classic techniques with tamales.

Tamales! Holiday Festival has evolved into a holiday celebration for the city of San Antonio and beyond, where people from all over Texas come together for a day full of entertainment, culture, and cuisine.

While savoring the delicious assortment of delicacies, guests can also enjoy live music from the all-star Selena tribute band, Bidi Bidi Banda, and Grammy award-winning Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs at the Pearl amphitheater. For the little ones, there will be a crafts and activities area, presented by The Do Seum, where kids can create cornhusk dolls, participate in fun games and more. 

The Tamales! Holiday Festival is free and open to the public. The festival is located at Pearl in the Full Goods Building Parking Lot.